Friday, June 18, 2010

Key West & Hallmark







What I'd give to spend a weekend in this adorable Key West vacation home designed by Todd Richesin! Melissa of The Inspired Room posted several photos from the very cool home featured in Traditional Home, but it was the guesthouse and pool that stopped me in my tracks. It's picture-perfect in every way!
Thank you all for your super-supportive comments again regarding my time at Hallmark! The presentation went SO WELL. I couldn't have been more pleased with my first-ever speaking engagement! I think the success can be fully attributed to the fact that I was talking about my two favorite things: turquoise and blogging! You guys should have seen the reception afterward. They had turquoise cupcakes that were painstakingly made by Hallmarker Laura of the blog Oh For Heaven Cakes (I can't get over that name...too cute!) They tasted just as fantastic as they looked! Loved the yummy turquoise punch too, talk about perfect color! A giant thank you to Scott, Susan and Marita for their kindness and hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed every second with them! I had the fortune of meeting so many cool, creative people! I really dug the energy and creativity flowing through the halls of Hallmark, the inspiration everywhere was incredible. What a great experience!
For a recap of my presentation, including some more photos from the day, head over to the Dirty Laundry Blog! Jeanee is yet another cool Hallmarker with amazing talent! (You have to see the present she gave me, I promise you'll love it too!)

38 comments:

Lauren said...

Congrats on your first speaking engagement, sounds like a fun and colorful event! I'm obsessing over that miniature guest house in the first pic, gorgeous!

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

Congrats, Erin! Those cupcakes look fantastic! I bet they tasted delicious!!! xoxo

Cate said...

Congratulations on your speaking engagement AND those great cupcakes. I used to work for a Hallmark store, and I have to say that they've done some great things with color over the past couple of years. Maybe a turquoise line is next?

Karena said...

Erin, congrats to you! I adore key West, so lush!

I think you will like the Designer Giveaway on my site!

Karena
Art by Karena

mustang said...

Welcome back!!

I also love the guest house. Now THAT would be a great vacation spot.

I don't know which I like more -- the blue and dark pink fabric or the blue and yellow. Both are dreamy.

Happy Friday and again, congrats Erin!!

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

that reception looks incredible! How awesome for you to be recognized for your expertise!
I think I may be inspired to make some cupcakes later this weekend. My hips thank you for putting THAT idea in my head!

Poindexter said...

congratulations on a successful event - great job! And thank you for these truly inspiring photos of the pool-guesthouse. So appealing. I'm dreaming...

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Oh this so dreamy and beautiful:)

bermudabluez said...

Congratulations! What an honor to have your first speaking engagement AND to have TURQUOISE refreshments!! They both look terrific!!

Key West is one of my most favorite places on this earth!!

Olive Cooper said...

It's lovely your event went well. Life is wonderful. I love your beautiful blog. Am seriously thinking about painting my bedroom in Rainwashed by Sherman Williams thanks to you.~olive~

nicole leigh smith said...

ahhh! Tat house is so incredible!! Love the turquoise cupcakes too ;)

Marcus Design said...

Congrats!! A job well done, that is fabulous! I love all the turquoise desserts, that looks incredible.
Nancy

Jacqueline Carlisle said...

What a lovely warm reception you got. Congratulations on a successful venture. Those cupcakes are beautiful. You must have been touched.

Chicago Interior Designer said...

Beautiful, really i like it

SPLENDEROSA said...

Totally wonderful!! I've saving for inspiration. xx's

Two Headed Beast said...

HI Erin. I was at your presentation yesterday. You did a great job and I would have never known that it was your first! I really admire you for following your passion and making a living with it. Can't beat that! Hope your passion and business continue to grow. -Mirna

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Congrats with the event, I'm sure you were fabulous!!!

xx
dagny

Musette said...

Just lovely! Felicidades!

xoA

Vintage Sassy said...

So that's how the other half lives:)

xo
LeAnn

Rose Marie said...

Loved your Hallmark presentation. I can't believe it was your first one- you did a great job!

Lovely Scribbles said...

How exciting, Erin!! Way to go!!

Roberta said...

You GO Girl! Bravo, clap clap, standing ovation! How exciting it must have been to see your name on that cool Turquoise board! xoRoberta

Hamptontoes said...

Congrats to you! Well deserved!

Cindy said...

i simply have to know what is in those dispensers in the bottom picture. what a great color. looks kind of blue raspberry........do you know what it was???

congrats on the event,,

cindy

Jeanee said...

Erin, I'm so glad you had fun at Hallmark. I couldn't tell that it was your 1st speaking engagement. You did wonderful! I enjoyed meeting you... and enjoy your turquoise cupcake bath fizzie. I can alway make you more!

Kelle Dame said...

How exciting. How sweet that they made everything turquoise! I finally have my turquoise chest completed and did a post last week. You might like :)

Laura Trevey said...

My heart just skipped a beat looking at these dreamy photos of Key West... I need to get back there!

xoxo Laura

my favorite and my best said...

aaawww man!! you should have hit me up for tips on speaking in front of a crowd!!! 15 years exp. in this department!
in any case i am sure you were great!
and what i wouldn't give to spend the weekend in that house!! poolside beds please.

Katie said...

Beautiful photos, as usual! And even turquoise cupcakes? Delish! :)

gena said...

ooooh, pretty pretty ! Thanks for sharing the turquoise goodness !

gena - yup still swollen, this cellulitis is kicking my tush big time : (
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Ines said...

My dear- I am happy for you, that you had a successfull trip!

You have so beautiful photos for us!

THAT´S MY STYLE!!! I love it! The pool is beautiful and I love the bedrooms- a little bit of baroque- that´s what I like...

The food looks a little bit unhealty ;-) but a great idea!

Thank you for showing-

Enjoy your Sunday-
Hugs, Ines!

tobe said...

Loved having you share with us, Erin. Your presentation was such a delight -- And you really do inspire others with your passions. A girl after my own heart (as yet another fellow lover of turquoise)!

laura said...

erin, thanks for your kind words about my cupcakes!! i had a blast baking them for you & enjoyed our time together. thanks for inspiring me to not be afraid to go for what i think might work. i'm excited to keep up with house of turquoise!!

Megan Biram said...

So sad I missed it & meeting you in person! Another time! Hope you had a great time in KC.

Jenn Zuniga said...

your blog is such a neat idea! ;) Congrats on your first speaking engagement! How neat to have turquoise heaven cupcakes afterwards! fun and so perfect! ;)
blessings to you! have a lovely weekend! xx Jenn

drey said...

i loved that rug in the third and last image! do you know where i can get it, please??

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