As an illustrator, I knew I wanted a personal and artistic way to ask my bridesmaids to be a part of our wedding day. In addition to being personal, I knew this needed to be done quickly. I could spend days working on an illustration project but there are about 1000 other items on my wedding to-do list so timing on any task is key. Luckily, I stumbled across a Wedding DIY on Design Darling which led me to Shutterfly. After going through the design process and seeing the final product, I could not be happier with their services. The process for uploading my custom watercolor illustration was super easy and user friendly. The whole site has great UX Design and already has me thinking about future projects.
Design and life musings
From Live Illustrating runway looks during New York Fashion Week to relaunching NonaERose.com on SqaureSpace and redesigning the best-selling J.Baker Bracelet, 2015 has brought a ton of positive changes to Nona E Rose. We closed out the year with a visit to Panama inspiring lots of travel plans for 2016. A huge thank you to every customer, supporter and cheerleader of the brand!
Wishing everyone a colorful, well accessorized, travel filled 2016!
xx Rachel Nona
Truth be told, It felt strange at first to be spending Thanksgiving without cool temps and fall foliage....until I sank onto a lounge chair at the Colony Cabana Club. This year for Thanksgiving, my grandmother hosted our family down in Delray Beach on the South East coast of Florida. Delray's bright colors and vintage architecture have always been a great source of inspiration for Nona E Rose and my Grandmother's house has always been my place of peace. This trip we stayed at the Colony; and old historic hotel that also gives you access to the Colony Cabana Beach Club.
The club is right on the beach with it's own pool, 90 degree plunge pool, and (byob) cafe. It's the perfect laid back spot to enjoy a few hours in the sun. The hotel and the club combine just the right mix of vintage Florida and modern details.
We had most of our meals this past weekend at my Grandmother's but here are a few of my favorite spots in Downtown Delray;
Lunch or Dinner:
32 East-The busy atmosphere and hard to get reservation are worth the innovative dishes, daily fresh catches, and stellar wine list.
Brule Bistro-A cozy spot off the main drag in Pineapple Grove. The french influenced-modern american dishes are well thought out without being pretentious. It's the kind of place I try and get to twice in one trip when I can. Perfect for date night or girls nights.
Ice Cream (my beach weekend essential)
Kilwins-Part of a chain of Old Fashion Ice Cream and Candy stores. No explanation needed:)
Doc's All American-When my brother and I were little, we wanted to go to the beach just to have an excuse to stop here on the way home for Ice Cream and Milkshakes.(No website, located on the corner of Swinton and East atlantic.)
Periwinkle-A cute spot for clothes,accessories, and small personalized gifts.
I hope everyone had just as great of a Thanksgiving as we did; full of family, laughs, and (too much) great food.
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