One day, while browsing every item in the dreamy collection at Von Walter & Funk, I couldn’t help but ask shop owner Shawn, “does your house look like this, too?” In other words, I invited myself over to what the couple jokingly calls “McVersa Manor,” and the answer is yes. Like their shop, McVersa Manor is just as much a… Keep Reading
What do you do when your favorite design blog posts a call for contributors?
Cheers to a flower filled 2016! May your cup runneth over with beauty! Post Script: Client: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers Styled by Thommy Conroy and Quelcy. Photography by Quelcy.
Flea markets are my kryptonite! I love them, but all too often I find myself powerless to the charms of tattered recipe books, rusted metals, aged wood and charming fabrics. A few of my good friends took their love of vintage and turned it into something magical- The Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer. The Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer is a one-of-a-kind vintage vendor fair that melds… Keep Reading
“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.” -Ruth Stout Post Script: Client: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers Photography by Quelcy.
May your hearts and tables be full! Happy Thanksgiving!
If you’ve ever looked at Roxanne’s Dried Flowers’ website, then you have peered into my dream gatherings. When I style and photograph these scenes for the shop, especially during the fall, my imagination wanders to farm house gatherings, long tables, harvest elements and golden accents. I recently styled these Thanksgiving style guides for a newsletter and blog post. Welcome to… Keep Reading
“Is your dog the cutest?” “Do you want ice cream with that pie?” “French wine with that?” Some questions yield a resounding YES! like when Pittsburgh Quarterly editor Marylynn Heuck asks “would you be interested in writing an article about urban farming in Pittsburgh?” As an advocate for local foods, sustainability and ingredient transparency, I consider urban farming to be vital in the face… Keep Reading
To get a fresh look at our city, Pittsburgh Magazine asked five Pittsburgh-based photographers one question: If you could pick one spot in Pittsburgh to be the backdrop for your own self-portrait, where would it be? I was honored to be counted amongst the five photographers, and after some debate, I chose my backdrop… Voila! Here’s why I chose this backdrop:… Keep Reading
“Why don’t you live in Brooklyn?” I can’t tell you the number of times people have asked me that. While I may have chosen Pittsburgh because it’s a place where I can still carve out my own little world, Brooklyn still glimmers on the horizon, with all its restaurant offerings, boutique shops and designer trends. Every time I’m there, I feel like a… Keep Reading