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5 Tips on Building a Brand with Kendra Scott

I've had a girl crush on Kendra Scott for longer than I'll ever admit. She's absolutely beautiful from the inside out, and has become an incredible inspiration for women in business from all four corners of the globe. We recently picked her brain on how she built such a successful, well, empire (if you will) and we naturally took diligent notes. 1.

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5 Tips on Switching Careers with Golden Thread

Having started her career as a nurse, it wasn't long before Jennifer Welker felt that familiar tug to follow her heart down a creative path. Armed with a lot of guts and a serious eye for style, she did a 180 and started her jewelry line, Golden Thread, in 2010. Chances are you've seen some of her pieces in and around shops throughout the US (most recently...

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Behind the Scenes: Chaviano Couture

Last week we had the chance to peek behind the scenes of an adorable ceramic studio, and this week we're doing a 180 and focusing on all things lace and lovely. Miss Annette of Chaviano Couture has become somewhat of a legend when it comes to beautiful bridal gowns. And her studio is as  sweet as you would have imagined. Captured by...

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Honeycomb Studio Tour

From starting your own business, to wine to ceramics, we're covering all sorts of entrepreneurial bases today on SMP Living! Hailing straight from her own backyard, Honeycomb Studio is truly a sight...

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5 Tips to Starting a Business by Abby Larson

About a year ago, the cute/smart/fabulous girls at The EveryGirl - with photos by Danielle Moss - put together a feature on SMP and the business that our team has built. That said, I thought it would be nice to dive in a little deeper into the business of SMP and the many lessons we've learned behind the scenes. Whether you're  just starting...

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Behind the Scenes with Urban Grape

I always seem to be drawn to young, passionate entrepreneurs. People like Hadley & her husband, the dream team behind Urban Grape, who had the wherewithal to transform their ideas into a reality. I recently had the opportunity to ask this sweet couple some of my burning questions and, I have to admit, I haven't felt this inspired in a while. Read on for tips on impressing your friends at a dinner party, an amazing inexpensive wine, and...

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Behind the Blog with Flora & Fauna

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog that you instantly know is going to be a new favourite? It's kind of the best feeling. And, truth be told, it hasn't happened to me in a while. That is, until I came across Flora & Fauna. Purveyor of all things sweet & adorable (including babies! Oh my gosh that child of hers!) I pretty much can't get enough. Her attitude is infectious, her honesty is inspiring and I'm so excited to...

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Behind the Blog with Amber Interiors

I vividly remember the very first time I stumbled upon Ambers blog. I had followed a Pinterest path, as you do, that led me to this magical place filled with design inspiration overload. That image, of her own dining room no less, is one that still manages to reel me right in. So being able to catch up with the woman behind this incredible blog has been a squeal-inducing pleasure, to say the least. Captured by the always talented...

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Behind the Scenes with Geminola

If you're a Sex and the City or Girls fan, you may have heard the name Geminola in the past. Miss Carrie Bradshaw has been known to wear a Lorraine Kirke original in her time, and Jessa Johansson (Lorraines daughter!) donned one of her frocks during that infamous wedding scene not long ago. But if you haven't yet had the pleasure of getting to know this incredible designer, allow me to make your...

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Behind the Scenes with Michelle Rago

You know when you meet someone and you automatically feel as if you're going to be fast friends? Well that's how I feel about Michelle Rago. Not only does she have the best job in the ENTIRE world (destination event planning? Hello!), she's also has style for days and a sense of humor to boot. Thanks to the girls at Belathee, we had the sheer pleasure of sneaking a behind the...

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Behind the Blog with Damsel in Dior

Design is something I am completely, wholeheartedly, 100% comfortable with. But fashion? Fashion is one area in which I need a bit of guidance. Enter: Jacey. Her blog, Damsel in Dior, has long become my total go-to for wardrobe tips, styling ideas and fashion advice. So it was with great pleasure that I had the chance to pick Jacey's brain and get to know the fabulous woman behind this incredible blog. Captured by our beloved...

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Behind the Business with Shelter Design + Bellini Portraits

If you're anything like us, running a creative  business is definitely high up on the bucket list. Doing something you love, sticking close to family, and challenging yourself creatively is a dream come true. Thus, we are SO excited to introduce you to someone who is not only doing just that, she's also juggling a gaggle of little ones to boot! Boston based interior designer Julie Richard of Shelter Design has partnered up...

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Behind the Blog with The Effortless Chic

The Effortless Chic is one of those blogs that have long been on my daily reader. Purveyor of all things food, fashion and design, Miss Jen Pinkston is one of those women who seems to do it all. And do it all well. Captured by the talented Kimberly Genevieve, it's such a pleasure to take a pretty peek at Jen's every day life. And in case you want more, ...

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Not Your Sugar Mamas + A Recipe!

I'm not going to lie, it's only recently that I've come around to the notion that gluten free, organic, vegan treats and the like could actually taste good. Not only are they good, if done correctly, you shouldn't be able to tell the difference. Now I know that some of you skeptics are sitting there shaking your head at me, but one taste of Not Your Sugar Mamas gluten free chocolate cupcake recipe (below!) and I promise you'll be a...

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Behind the Blog with Holly from Avenue Lifestyle

Being a blogger means that I'm online all the time. Like 18 hours a day. And my eyes are constantly filled with colors and spaces and bright pops of ideas that force my brain to move far too quickly. So before I go to bed each night, I like give my over stimulated, over idea-ified, over everything eyes a place to just be. To soak in the beauty of design and life inspirations so lovely that you just feel like you can breath a little bit easier. And I do that with Holly and her beautiful blog...

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Behind the Scenes with Oeuf

Have you had the privilege of visiting Oeuf before? An american based children's furniture boutique with great morals and an incredible back story, their stuff is absolutely beautiful. We recently had the pleasure to catch up with Sophie and her sweet family, the brains behind the fantastic company, to take a peek at their own fun-filled home and ask a few of our burning questions. ...

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Behind the Blog with Danielle from The Everygirl

So I'm sure you all remember Alaina's adorable bachelorette pad (I'm still trying to conjure up a way to move in, by the way), and now we're back with the other half of this talented team. Miss Danielle Moss lives and breathes The Everygirl and it shows in each and every post she drums up. Her home? Well it's just a...

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Behind the Blog with La Dolce Vita

Good afternoon, lovelies! If yesterday's home tour was any indication of how fabulous Paloma Contreras is, then I'm betting y'all are as excited as we are for this Behind the Blog installment. In the six years since...

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Behind the Scenes with Lubov Azria and BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

One of the many highlights of this job is getting to interview some insanely talented, beyond inspirational people from all walks of life. People like Lubov Azria, fashion designer and COO of BCBGMAXAZRIA, the stunning clothing company we all know and love. Lubov is not only beautiful inside and out, she also oozes style and grace and is an incredible wealth of fashionable knowledge. And today's our lucky day because not only is she answering...

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Behind the Blog with A Piece of Toast

I have a serious soft spot for the duo behind A Piece of Toast. Molly & Sally are the type of girls you could quickly and easily call your very best friends. They're beyond sweet, they have style for days, and their posts make me giggle on the regular. I recently found myself lucky enough to catch up with this dynamic team and took the chance to learn a little bit more...

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