I did not know what I was getting myself into when I went to the new Milk Bar in DC’s CityCenter. Honestly I didn’t do much research about it, I had just heard about it and seen cute photos of the soft serve on Instagram. Being the ice cream & sweets fiend that I am, I knew I needed to try it. Continue reading…
July 17, 2015, by Meg Biram
The fun peeps over at Tuckernuck came over to my studio last week for a fun shoot (did you know they are based in DC?!). We did more talking than shooting, a typical entrepreneur thing — always chatting away about business! It’s like how parents just understand each other, they get the craziness of having and raising children! I think for entrepreneurs it’s similar, you can both commiserate on entrepreneurial woes, growth pains, cash flow, etc. Basically I could talk to those ladies for HOURS, but I digress…
But can we talk about this tunic!? It’s amazing. I wore it in NYC last week and my friend and fashion designer Hunter Bell was even like — what is that tunic!?!
And I’ve already told you about how amazingly comfortable these slides are. Seriously, I don’t know that I’ve ever had a more comfortable sandal. AND they aren’t very expensive for a high quality sandal!
Photos by Tuckernuck
July 10, 2015, by Meg Biram
I want to dote on a cool DC shop today — Nomad Yard — an amazing collective shop near Union Market in DC. It’s a bit of a secret shop, most people I tell about it have never heard about it, but then again, it got voted Best of DC after just 7 months in business, so enough people know about it!
It’s this badass shop with an amazing collection of curated vintage fashion and home plus goods from 14 local small businesses. Both times I’ve been there I actually didn’t have much time to look around. I went to an event there, and then I shot a video with Refinery29 and Chevy there last week, and got these really cool handmade Vintage Royalty earrings there (above).
While filming the video we (Rachel the market editor at Refinery29) were both literally shopping for ourselves while shooting the video. Between takes we’d be like, can you put this on the counter for me, I’m buying it. The other gals that came in from NYC to help with the video were all shopping while we were filming. I don’t think any of us got out of there without buying something.
DC unfortunately doesn’t have a lot of locally-owned women’s boutiques. Several have closed recently (or are closing), and we’re left with only a few and then all of the chain stores.
If you love vintage and local designers — Nomad Yard is an amazing destination that is absolutely worth your time.
See my full outfit from this shoot here.
Photo by Laura Metzler
May 5, 2015, by Meg Biram
Let me tell you about why I actually started painting again. My friend and DC-area stylist and blogger, Naina Singla, was decorating her new home and asked me if I’d do a large painting for her home office. She had previously asked me for a two paintings several years ago but I was too nervous to do them for her.
When she asked me again last summer to do a large painting for her home office, I said yes (commissions used to make me nervous). This 5’x5′ piece in her home office, featured on the Washingtonian, was one of the first pieces I did in my new painting style. I was experimenting with a new technique and new paint, and this is what came of it. I couldn’t have been happier about how the painting turned out.
Naina chose the colors — black, white, pink, gold — to go with her home office. She already had the pink Madeline Weinrib rug, and knew the color scheme she wanted in the room. I’m honored to have my work in such a prominent spot in her home.
These photos are actually a little extra special — they are a collaboration between four friends! It’s Naina’s home (she already has amazing style), my artwork, interior design and styling by Joanna of Cline Rose Interior Design, and photos by Abby Jiu — so these photos have a special place in my heart.
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