Do you want to know why every Pinterest wedding (aka fake wedding shoot) is super tiny and only has ten people at it? Because decorating a small space is easy. And more importantly: decorating a small space costs significantly less than decorating a big space with the same amount of stuff. (Math! It’s never your friend.) So if your wedding plans involve a big empty space (think social hall, rec room), it’s understandable if the prospect of decorating might be… daunting. Big empty spaces come with their own set of challenges: tiny... read more
A Summer solstice children's museum wedding featuring plenty of play, pizza, and a piñata. It was so great to be surrounded with so much love, playfulness, and joy. My heart could barely hold it all... read more
Our apartment overlooks the Qipu Mall, a shopping complex famous with the fashionista set here in Shanghai. At night, the shipping trucks filled with literally tons of clothing roar into the docks below our windows. In the mall’s labyrinth of stalls, I can buy silk scarves, a full-body cotton dragon suit, three-inch fake eyelashes, and sweaters populated with tigers. But I can’t buy a single pair of shoes at the Qipu Mall; I’m gently waved out of stores when I ask for something in my size. There aren’t shoes for my giant feet in... read more
In June, we’re giving out gold star stickers with reckless abandon. We’re celebrating the things that make our heart swell, those moments where we know we’re here for a reason, the times we’re most ourselves. Plus, LGBTQ pride week. Gold stars indeed.