Something Old, Something New

Garden treasures: A magical way to save & recycle something old into something new…

When I first discovered these reconstructed garden herb markers I loved the simplicity and creativity of the idea and the visual warmth it gave my 1st herb garden (Yes, I’m like a proud parent wanting to dress-up my babies). Made by hand from Beach House Living I had to know more so I dropped the designer a line and asked her a few questions about these charming nostalgic pieces:

Creative inspiration: the designer’s blog Beach House Living is a great place to go for some nautical inspiration, DIY ideas, & to see what new products they are creating!

Behind the Sparkly Curtain~

An intimate interview with a jewelry designer & behind the scenes images of the designer’s studio:

Meet Meagan. 

Last week I met up in Manhattan’s lower east side with Jewelry Designer Meagan Camp to talk over coffee  about her reconstructed vintage jewelry line Telesca with a Q&A on her, jewels and all things lovely…

Thanks Meagan for letting me shoot your studio and for an inspiring interview!

What’s in the bag? A statement piece from the collection Bouvardia she brought to our interview which of course I immediately put on & felt like Grace Kelly in “To Catch a Thief”.

Who wears Telesca?  Check out these amazing tear-sheets of leading ladies!

Where can I buy a one-of-a-kind Telesca Piece? Telesca EtsyCharlie & Sam or by contacting Meagan directly.

Want to see more? Check out Meagan’s charming blog The Mouse!

For the birds: Tweet Tweet

Interview with OneThing blog~

This month I was honored to be interviewed on OneThing blog:

Jamie Beck: my one thing is…

Q: There’s a saying, to pick one thing and do it well. What’s your one thing?

Jamie: Photography. I knew it was my one thing from the first time I took a photograph. I’ll strive to do it well my whole life and I’ll always be working on my craft trying to make it better or greater or fresher or more challenging… you get my drift. Photography for me is a part of my being, like a creepy 3rd eye or something. Not that I have a 3rd eye, who said I had a 3rd eye?! So I may show up at shoots with red lipstick and a charm bracelet on but I’m a photographer and I strive to be great, all the time, every day, and besides, who says all successful women photographers have to be morphed into men? I don’t want to shoot babies, I just want shoot what my mind likes.

Q: What do you like about what you do?

Jamie: The limits are only what my mind creates.

Q: Anything else you’d like to add?

Jamie: I don’t really feel like I’ve lived a day successfully or actually experienced it unless I take a photograph. Even when I’m laying in bed at night I picture images I’ve yet to take. With that said, I’m not going anywhere so you might as well get with the program and let me shoot for you.

Check out OneThing blog to read other interviews (from not so girly people) and see what their one thing is!

A Book, a Blog, a Margarita & Girl Talk

One of the things that is so great about being from Texas is your instant undying love for anyone you meet who is also from the greatest state. When I made my Texas themed Dinner & A Movie I was thrilled to receive a comment from Jon Paul, a fellow ex-TEX living in New York City. Low and behold he just finished writing a book, Alphabet City- my so-called sitcom life, and blogs here daily and was on this past Sunday’s Page 6! I don’t think I know anyone dramatic enough for Page 6 until now! Well, when he invited me to a Texas themed lunch at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame for a blog interview I had no idea how well traveled, star-studded, Conde Nast and Bon Appetit published he was. Talk about a six-shooter on each hip!  I had to have a copy of his book, knowing that our adventures to the big Apple would be similar… except I haven’t traveled around as Tyra Banks’s sidekick. JP is super funny, wonderfully nice, endearingly personal and I’m extremely honored to be interviewed by him for Peek-A-Blog. Thanks again JP!