Tuesday, September 6, 2011

lowcountry style chef showdown

My latest feature in Southern Living.

photography by Squire Fox - prop styling Elizabeth Demos - food styling Marian Cooper Cairnes

The copy reads: Three chefs. Five key ingredients. One killer location. What it doesn't say is: 2 hair stylists, 2 make up people, 2 prop stylists, 2 food stylists, 3 editors, 1 photographer, 1 photo tech, 20+ extras, 20 lanterns, 25 platters, 20+ utensils, 20+ pots and pans, 12 directors chairs, 1 farm table, 1 pine bench, 15+ glass compotes, 4+ peach baskets, 30+ glasses, 30+ plates, 12 napkins, 10+ dish towels, 30+ votives and one GIANT Uhaul (I'm sure I'm forgetting something but you get the picture). Crazy right? No one would really believe what goes on behind the scenes so I thought I would show you the pretty pictures from the 10 page spread and then one of my own during set up. It actually looks tidy but the chaos hadn't really started.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

southern living COVER STORY!!!!!

MY FIRST NATIONAL COVER!!! I'm a little excited can you tell, for a couple of reasons. First of all I loved this house, I scouted it for another big homes magazine and they passed on it. I wasn't going to give up because I knew it was special so I sent it to one of my favorite editors at Southern Living and they scooped it up immediately. I can't help but wonder what the other magazine thought when they saw it on the cover. Anyway, you win some you loose some. I was also tickled to know that Southern Living doesn't have a lot of homes on their covers instead they often opt for food of the sweet variety (can you blame them?).

Photo: Lucas Allen, Styling: Elizabeth Demos ,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

shane + pamela

Getting married in a railroad station! Congratulations Shane & Pamela.
Thanks to Jade & Matthew for capturing such great images of my work!

Monday, May 30, 2011

catching up-southern living pre-fab coastal cottage

I've neglected the blog for some time now. Mostly because I've been super busy but really great stuff has been happening so I thought I should get you caught up. I styled this feature for Southern Living last summer and it appeared in the May issue of Southern Living (click here to read the article). It was an amazing house for so many reasons. I loved meeting the home owners, spending time getting to know all about their businesses (she is an interior designer and he is an architect, a winning combo if you ask me).

I have more to come but I will try to pace it out over a few days. I don't want to seem like a binge blogger (nothing for ages and then loads of posts).

photos by Laurey Glenn
styling by me
written by Jennifer Kopf