November 7, 2010

Five Faves - Great Blogs You Should Check Out!

I've spent the past 2 nights trawling through lots of blogs and getting incredibly inspired by all the talent that's out there. Given my varied interests, my google reader list is getting longer and longer by the day and I want to read them all! I've been surfing tons of food (but of course!), interior & styling, wedding and event design and also photography blogs and I just can't get enough of them. Some of my favourites and new discoveries are shared below and I hope you get equally inspired, as I have.

1. Pinecone Camp

Images from Pinecone Camp

Janis is an interiors and lifestyle photographer that is multi-talented from Vancouver. She bakes, crafts, styles and takes incredibly gorgeous pictures! Check out her portfolio where she's done shoots for numerous publications. She's also got a lovely etsy store where you can buy her photo prints. I simply love her aesthetic and style :)

2. The Loveliest Day

I came across Melissa of The Loveliest Day through Ruffled, which is a wedding portal that features real weddings, diy ideas and other inspirational concepts for weddings. I saw her French vintage inspired patisserie bridal shower shoot on it and immediately fell in love with her style. Based in Southern California, she's just started her event design and styling business, turning something which is her love and passion into a full-time career (something I'm super envious of!). Definitely someone to watch out for in the wedding design business!

3. Pleasure Monger

What can I say about this lovely lady that hasn't already been said :) Rachel posts tantalising pictures and stories about her culinary and gastronomic adventures and is a joy to read. Her writing takes you into her world and makes you feel like she's an old friend chatting and tell you about what's new in her life. An aspiring baker, she churns out lots of goodies and is truly a domestic goddess!

4. The Found Blog

Jeni Maus runs a vintage-inspired prop rental and styling business Found Vintage Rentals (check out the full collection!!) in California and her ever-growing collection of vintage furniture, accents, crockery and trinkets would drive anyone with props-addiction (like me) insane with jealousy! Her eye for good finds and aesthetic is amazing, and I would love to visit her showroom one day (if only it wasn't halfway round the world!). Her pieces have been featured in many weddings and shoots and is an incredible source of inspiration!

5. What Katie Ate

Katie Quinn Davies is a Sydney-based food photographer and food stylist with a gorgeous portfolio. Her work is stunning and has a simple yet understated elegance in the way she styles and shoots. Definitely aspirational and inspirational for me, I just melt when I see her photos. Other than the beautiful photos, she also posts recipes and reviews on restaurants in the Aussie/Sydney food scene. What more can a foodie ask for?

There's really so much more out there that I haven't been able to feature here, and hopefully I will be able to introduce interesting finds and perennial favourites to you, though I suspect my list will grow faster than I can blog about them :)


Anonymous said...

my jaw literally dropped when i saw my blog header, and when i scrolled down, i truly couldn't believe that you, one of my fave bloggers, wrote that about me...i just woke up and i had to rub my eyes to make sure i wasn't seeing stars. you make me blush and i am so very very touched! thank you SO much for this, you give me a lot of encouragement that i probably don't deserve but thank you for reading my blog and for being my inspiration!!

it was SO incredible to finally meet you yesterday, and glad you found that I wasn't a psycho or a stalker....

heavenwildfleur said...

my dear girl, you're being modest again! you're really very talented as well and i sincerely mean it when i say your writing's really good. i think you should totally be brave and pursue your passion so i can live vicariously through you! haha..

Pinecone Camp said...

You have made my morning! Thank you so much. I love your blog and your photography is absolutely lovely. I have to say, all of these blogs, you've so sweetly posted, are fab. As for BYW, I'm still working on it!
Have a great day!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

I know Janis' lovely blog but hadn't heard of the others - thanks for the introduction. Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could discover yours. Just noticed you were in the BYW course too!


Thanks for tips :) I´m already a follower of Pinecone Camp - it´s great!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog btw :) I´m happy to hear that you like my blog.

Everything you show in this blog looks so delicious and lovely!

Hugs, Nina

miss ene said...

Random but love the new blog template!

Chuzai Living said...

Isn't it so true? There are so so so many wonderful bloggers out there and talented people (especially women) who keep publishing their creativity out there. I wonder what keeps people going back to certain blogs. I'm sure that varies, but there are so many new bloggers that are born everyday and I'm like you I love reading all of my faves, but we simply don't have enough time to do all that, right? Or I loose sleep.

I love your features and I remember "pinecone camp" blog from our BYW class. I need to visit her more often. The comment that the author of The Pleasure Monger's left here is so cute. I'm glad you made her day. :)


Thank you for offering to translate the article. Can you send me your email address on nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com, so I can send it by mail? I couldn't find it on you blog...

Hugs, Nina

Marisa Midori said...

I'm always looking for new blogs to read and this list looks fantastic. Thanks for the recommendations!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I adore Janis at Pinecone Camp.. the others are new to me, I look forward to visiting! So nice to meet you and your lovely space here too :) x

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