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friday favorites | calligraphy by rachel jacobson

you might say i have a knack for winning instagram giveaways. the first time around, i won a beautiful pair of earrings from emma holland denvir. a few weeks ago, when i heard rachel jacobson was giving away a beautiful handlettered piece featuring one of my favorite quotes i had no reservations in entering the contest–and soon enough, i won!

i was drawn to rachel’s work because not only is her calligraphy beautiful, but she also incorporates literary quotes into her pieces–and i absolutely love quotes. i first discovered her work after seeing a scroll she created for a styled shoot featuring a quote from rumi, and after that, i was sold! =) rachel specializes in wedding & event calligraphy and design.

here is a peek at my new piece of art featuring a quote on beauty by ernest hemingway. (thanks rachel!) and the next time you see a giveaway post while scrolling through your instagram feed, enter it! you never know what might happen…

happy friday!

love,

p

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dear california,

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dear california,

i am absolutely smitten with you.

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i love the cool breeze you send on a hot summer’s day
and your glorious sunshine.
you’re home to of some of the most hardworking, fun, and talented creatives i’m fortunate to know.

 

thanks for being fabulous,
paulina

 

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inspired monday: playing hurt

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I didn’t know what to write about this morning. As I pressed deeper, one of my favorite quotes came to mind: Professionals play hurt.

A professional plays hurt.

Sometimes when my head is heavy and my feet feel like air, these words give me the push I need to get up and keep fighting. Because once you find yourself immersed in your work and serving others, well, you might just find that you hurt a little less. The work itself is worth it.

 

Love,

Paulina

gris & everett // a sunny los angeles engagement session at the english springs park!

Gris and Everett have just about the sweetest engagement story! Gris and Everett met through a mutual friend, and eventually they shared another mutual friend: Gris’ brother. It wasn’t too long before Gris and Everett started spending more time with each other, and they just clicked! Six years later, right before Mother’s Day, Everett had Gris’ son Nico blindfold her and lead her into the house to give her an “Early Mother’s Day gift,” only for her to find Everett down on his knee. Everett was so thoughtful and sweet in his proposal and it only make sense that Nico would be a part of their engagement session. We went back to the English Springs Park in Chino Hills, where the two lovebirds spent their first Valentine’s Day together. =). I can’t wait for their wedding in October, but for now here are some highlights of their engagement session!

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…because what would an evening at the park be without a picnic blanket? ;)

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I asked Gris to show off her fabulous shoes and Everett couldn’t help but smile.

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…then Nico got in on the fun… =)

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maybe a little too much fun ;)

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oh my goodness… Gris has the most gorgeous eyes!

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I love these images!! Everett was totally working it for the camera!

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 And of course, the gorgeous diamond!

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