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Food & Prop StylingIf you've ever seen food look slimy or too yellow in an ad, you know how detrimental bad food imagery can be. On the other hand, bright, fresh looking food can cause people to drool on the spot! As a food & prop stylist, I make sure your food does the latter.
Event DesignI love designing events for clients who want to tell a cohesive story, from the invites through the thank-you notes. That narrative could be your love story, a corporate mission, a dinner party, or another cause for celebration.
Food WritingI develop and share wholesome, seasonal recipes on my blog With The Grains. Do you have a food or drink product that would fit on With The Grains? Let’s talk sponsorship. Do you need a recipe created for an editorial story or event? Let’s collaborate!
I am often asked if I work with flowers, and the answer is YES! I think of flowers just as I think about paint, fabric and dyes. They are a medium for bringing a concept to life or transforming a space.
Do you need a stylist or an event designer, but you don’t think our personal styles align? When styling food and props for a client, styling a wedding, or designing an interior, my focus is on the brand or individual’s tastes. I love to draw on what inspires others or what represents a brand. Although […]
Do you have a small business or a business plan you’re just putting into motion? I can help! As a food & prop stylist, I love working with businesses just as they’re hitting the ground. This is the point when on-brand photos make one of the biggest impacts on potential customers. Releasing a website or […]
I enjoy winter the most when I don’t have to leave home. Hibernation is the key, and what better way to hibernate than in a rustic cabin with a comforting menu? This was the inspiration behind “Get Snowed In” featured in the Winter Issue of TABLE Magazine. Editor-in-Chief Victoria Bradley, photographer Adam Milliron and I […]
“That’s a Wrap” Story & Styling by Quelcy // www.Quelcy.com
That’s A Wrap was a story full of inspiration for having friends over to wrap presents together, dress in layers, drink cocktails and eat wrap-themed appetizers and desserts. To make the story come to life, we used my apartment and my friends.
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 […]
“For the Love of Leftovers” Featured in TABLE Magazine When I’m feeling nostalgic around the holidays, my mind often wanders to my mom’s homemade rolls. I’d slather those pillowy rolls with butter, and alternate dipping bites into cranberry sauce and the pooling gravy. What I recall most fondly though, was using those rolls to make […]
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Welcome to that party I dubbed “The Maine Squeeze.” Featured in TABLE Magazine’s Summer Issue.
Styling a Seafood Boil for the Summer Issue of TABLE Magazine, including the cover image.
Chef Trevett Hooper was one of the first chefs in Pittsburgh to champion local ingredients way before it was the trendy thing to do. Their original 34-seat restaurant outgrew itself, and they moved into a larger space with details that evoke a certain high-society feel. In recent years, they’ve updated the interior design to match […]
What goes into styling a spread like this? For starters, I found this GORGEOUS tray in someone’s trash! As they say, one woman’s trash is a hoarder’s treasure…or something like that! Secondly, I was in a pinch for vintage wallpaper and happened to find a local etsy dealer with a roll of the paper you […]
Chili Cook-offs can get pretty heated (pun intended)! We held one this year for my boyfriend’s mom’s birthday. The pressure was on, the pressure cookers were on, and the showdown began! There were claims of “sabotage!” and cheating, but the winner won fair and square. Chili wasn’t one of my mom’s regular rotations, so the […]
Having once obsessed over buildings, I gradually found my creative interests drifting toward food. There were trips abroad that helped to open my eyes and appreciate food as a means for bringing people together, for preserving traditions, for respecting the earth and for triggering nostalgia. Once I started to cook and bake for myself, I […]
Cooking a feast for guests can be intimidating and time consuming, but pairing wine, cheese and desserts is far simpler and still just as impressive! The final party in my “Closed for the Holidays” article for TABLE Magazine was a Dessert Soirée at Market Street Grocery. A Dessert Soirée Market Street Grocery 435 Market St. […]
If I had the farm house of my dreams (someday!) and the bank account of my dreams (someday!), I’d head to Toll Gate Revival and buy out owner and reclaimer Seth Hunter’s whole collection. His combination of rustic woods, metals and pieces of history are one of the fastest tracks to my vintage loving heart. […]
If you’ve ever worked on the startup of a brick & mortar, or any start-up business really, you very quickly learn the importance of your “tribe.” This was the inspiration for my story on three new shops that opened recently in Pittsburgh. Since startup life is non-stop, the premise was these shop owners were going […]