This farewell cake was one of the most amazing gifts I’ve ever been given. It took three days for my dear friend Victoria of Bite Me! Custom Cakes to make this stunning train case and the entire thing is edible – even the little CKB brushes. I didn’t want to cut it or eat it but she forced me. Delicious vanilla cream with raspberry compote. Hello!
I love how the makeup shades are totally “wearable”. Just look at the detail on the handles, trim, everything. These are some “morning after” shots I took. I wanted it to last forever.
Thinking about Victoria made me think of the many mommy friends I made in Jersey City and how precious they are to me. We had babies together, we started businesses together, we played together, struggled together, some of us opted for round 2 on the babies, and we lost one of our own. Our dearest Lisa passed away unexpectedly leaving a big permanent hole in each one of our hearts.
Between the playdates and the Moms’ nights out, all of these women (and many who aren’t pictured) gave me much needed encouragement and help with both my business and my day to day life.
Wouldn’t want to experience motherhood without them!
But before that, there were the DC years! Helping the world’s poorest people + happy hours + a whole lotta brunches. We got to meet rock stars (BONO KISSED ME! I AM NOT KIDDING!) and presidents.
I got to put makeup on nearly every woman in these photos (and one guy…Seth! ha!) while each of them encouraged me to follow my secret dream of becoming a makeup artist someday. I began doing makeup lessons and image consultations and the wheels were in motion.
Leaving the east coast after a whole decade was a huge decision and a very tough one. I’m so glad that a little country girl like me got to see the inner workings of both NYC and DC. The incredibly talented and fun people I met along the way shaped me and gave me so many great memories.
Thanks you guys. Love you!!!