West Elm Party {plus some creative peeps}

I really think Birmingham is becoming one of those places that people will come to shop. For years I went to Atlanta to do all my major shopping, but now I think I can just stay right at home. Go BIRMINGHAM! Last night I had the best time at the West Elm pre-grand opening party. It was one of those unexpected girls nights that I had no idea I needed so badly. Also I have found when you put 4 absolutely silly ladies in a smile booth we will manage to fall off the handle. HA. Compared to these three I am actually the old maiden, but that's okay. They inspire me greatly. They are genuine, creative, and have a knack to make life better. Joanna is one of the bloggers behind irrelephant. It is the most brillant blog. Inspires me to no end and makes me realize I need to step up my game. She is also gearing up to open a shop of hand crafted spoons. YES, she makes them herself!!! They are stunning. The branding of Joanna's shop, Felix Glen, was done by the next lady in the lineup Cana. She started off working for Jonathan Adler and now resides in Birmingham doing freelance work. Her portfolio is astounding to say the least. I want my life branded by her really. Then it's me and well, you know enough about her. HA. Ashley has been one of my besties for years, you have seen her face pop up a time or two here on the blog. She is one of my favorites and the most important thing you need to know about her currently is that they are in the process of adopting!!! I know you have heard it here before, but they still have some ways to raise all the money they need so if you any "extra" or looking for a good place to donate then I recommend giving to this life changing couple.

 

ladies you should know:

joanna

cana

ashley

top six favorite West Elm picks:

this chair is a must... perfect for the office AND it swivels! It's firm, but still comfortable. Also the back of the chair hits the spot in my back that is always sore from editting all day long. {I am 5'3 FYI}

this door mat is simple yet so fun.

these pillows would be great to switch out for fall and winter. It will add a little bit of shine for the holidays. I do love a good pillow rotaion! This one and this one are my top contenders. Which would you pick?

this task lamp had me at hello! The green one I saw in store and was contemplating a spot to put it, but then I found this black and brass one online and now I know I need it in my life!

This pie dish would make for such a sweet present for a new mama, housewarming, hostess, etc. I would bestow it with an actual pie and let them find the sweet surprise at the end.

This dipped tote is divine. Of course I may have a slight tote addiction, but this one would be a happy addition.