from the weekend

weekend stories // VC Polo Classic

flower wall  // stop and smell the roses // sarah sherman samuelHappy Monday! This weekend I literally stopped to smell the roses. SO MANY ROSES. It was one of my favorite events of the year, the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic, where our usual sunday hiking spot (Will Rogers State Park) is transformed into the dreamiest event, dripping with flowers, champagne, and the best people watching you could ever take in. The fashion alone creates quite a show but there is a Polo match somewhere in there as well. For a bigger peek into the event you can scour the hash tag… #vcpoloclassic.

weekend scenes: create & cultivate

downtown-la-sarahshermansamuelThis weekend I spoke on a panel at Create & Cultivate, the conference & online platform geared towards women entrepreneurs in the digital space, and although nerve wracking at first it was empowering to see so many women business owners share their stories and be able to connect with people doing the same thing. Working for yourself you don’t always get to hang out with fellow designers or talented folks that are paving their own way and the conference was humming with them.

create-cultivate-rose-gardencreate-cultivate-sarahshermansamuelcreate-cultivatecreate-cultivate-panelI was talking alongside some of my favorite boss ladies in the design & digital world…Emily Henderson, Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors, Sara Sugarman of Lulu & Georgia, Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest, and Victoria Smith of SF Girl by Bay. Mat of Consort moderated our panel and you can see our entire hour long pow wow on their facebook page! Or if you just want the very abbreviated cliffs notes of the day… Racked LA highlighted a few key points from the Keynotes of Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler and Rachel Zoe.

mothers-dayAnd then Sunday, I snuggled my babe all Mother’s Day long. Rupert packed us all a picnic and we went to watch a polo match at Will Rogers State Park and then I got a massage that I think nearly killed me. haha. Too much pressure on my extra tense muscles! Two epson salt baths later and I am still recovering.

Happy Mother’s day to all you mama’s, the hardest and most rewarding job out there. xo

Sources: White outfit: Top by BCBG // Cropped Pants from Asos 

Denim Jumper by Ali Golden

weekend scenes: palm springs

poolside My parents have been visiting for the past two weeks and we just spent the last one in Palm Springs. We worked on the A-frame, played tourist, had a little pool time, and celebrated Rupe’s birthday. I also started a new instagram account specifically for the A-frame which you can follow @thesamuelaframe

palm springs tramwaypalm-springs-house-stalkingFor Rupe’s birthday we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for the first time and it was INSANE. But also really beautiful. That teeny tiny tramcar in the photo above holds around 60 people and it rotates while going up the mountain (!!!!!). We survived though and after demoing the A-frame kitchen all day the day before it was nice to get outside and take in some nature. It has been a while.

And no trip to Palm Springs is complete without a little house stalking. Gosh I love the architecture there.

sss-a-frameThis is the view by the A-frame! Such a drastically different landscape than our last Lake Michigan cabin but beautiful in its own right. There were wildflowers in bloom all over and tons of hiking trails which I can not wait to explore.

cactus // sarah sherman samuelpalm springs desert modern-houseAnd remember my Palm Springs client I shared about… “desert modern“. Well, here is a little sneak peek. The house is a vacation home and rental house so it worked out pretty perfect for us to able to stay there while the A-frame is in shambles. We worked on the A-frame by day and I worked on installing some final design touches here by night. I’m looking forward to sharing the rest of the space when all the final pieces come together!

Happy hump day x

Images by me via iphone & Instagram (i’m @sarahshermansamuel)

weekend scenes: double birthday

happy balloons // sarah sherman samuelWhat do you do when you, your son, and Johnny Cash all share a birthday? Duh… you throw a Johnny Cash themed party! And that is what we did for Archie’s first and my {cough cough} thirty fourth. If you follow along on Instagram you’ve already seen these few peeks from the day, but more to come soon! We had Birds of a Feather shoot the party, so you know they will have some good ones.

johnny cash birthday party // sarah sherman samueljohnny cash party // prison line-up photo booth backdrop // amuse booth // sarah sherman samuelthe duquense // birthday party // sarah sherman samuelWe all dressed up as our best Johnny and Junes, ate a mean BBQ lunch, got silly in the Amusebooth, danced, and listened to my new favorite band The Duquesnes as they covered Johnny Cash for the party.

Images by me, iphone via instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

Black and white rug from esalerugs // Skirt from Princepessa // Crop Top from Shopbop // Archer’s vest from H&M 

weekend scenes & tunes on repeat

diving // sarah sherman samuelIt was one of those weekends that flashed by in a nano-second and didn’t feel much like a break, but we did manage to steal a moment to plunge into a neighbor’s pool. This was also a very fitting image for the weekend because I have had this song on repeat yet again, now that Børns has released his first full album. When I first saw him on Conan O’brian, maybe a year ago-ish, I couldn’t get that song out of my head. I played it for Archie while he was in the womb hoping to instill some good music taste early. YOU WILL LIKE IT ARCH! haha. It wasn’t until more recently I found out he is from my hometown in Michigan! We went to the same high school, which kinda blew my mind. I love seeing great talent come out of Michigan and he is no exception.

Image by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

weekend scenes: LA Lately

marina del rey // sarah sherman samuelThanks for all of the love on the new site! Things should be running a lot more smoothly now. We ended up having to move the site to another host all together because my old one (rhymes with slowdaddy) just could not handle all of the fabulousness ;). Anywhoo, there are a few things I need to finish up but I am just happy it is up and running and I am back at it again.

This weekend I caught up on sleep and it was MARVELOUS. I forgot what a good solid eight hours does for a person. I even worked in a good nap on top of it. Archer is getting more and more interactive and dare I say… we are falling into a pretty good rhythm. Of course I am quickly learning as soon as you say that everything changes and you are right back to feeling clueless again but I will enjoy this period of bliss even if it only lasts a hot second. We took him out for lunch and splashed around a bit at the beach in Marina Del Rey. It is just a few minutes from our house but it transported us to that good vacation feel.

Hope you guys had a good one too.

Image by me via instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)