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Updates: New Stores! Upcoming Events! Etcetera!
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We have been busy bees over here at Constellation & Co. (Hence the blog silence. "Update blog" is on my Teux Deux every day, but it tends to get neglected for other tasks.) But here I am, and here are some highlights.

Visit our new stores! Our card & gift items are available for purchase in several new stores! It's been a great month since we launched our wholesale catalog, and we've enjoyed seeing orders coming in from lovely shops in fun cities.

[McNally Jackson Books, NYC]

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The Curiosity Shoppe, San Francisco

Our friends in Seattle have shopping options in new neighborhoods, and we're excited to make new friends in NYC, San Fran, LA, and Des Moines! (Hooray for friends!) We are honored to be a part of so many great shops. For our full list of options, check out our stores page.

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Attend an event! The Spring & Summer are shaping up to be busy and fun! We love Seattle (and have have some things planned for our local friends this summer - stay tuned), but we're also hitting the road!

Want to shop, chat us up, and get some high fives? Come out to one of the following events near you:

Tacoma! Wayzgoose!: Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza King’s Books opens it's doors to the local letterpress and book arts crazies for a day of creative activities, shopping, and steamroller printing! When? Sunday, April 22, 11 am – 4 pm

Portland! Crafty Wonderland: Super Colossal Spring Sale The Oregon Convention Center transforms to become home to over 200 handmade vendors! The event sports free admission, and welcomes all ages. This is our first Crafty Wonderland - we're super excited to be a vendor and we hope to see you there! When? Saturday, May 12th, 11 am – 6 pm

Seattle! Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk See us on our home turf! 57 Biscayne (our studio's fabulous home) throws open all it's studio doors to the public! Our studio will be open, presses running, cards & gifts for sale, and refreshments served! Come see where we do what we do, and ask us a hundred million questions! (We'll tell you everything we know.) When? Thursday, June 7th, 5-9 pm

Here's to all of us.
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Bear with me for a moment, It's going to get sentimental up in here.

In January of 2008, Brad and I came to Seattle for the first time with our friends Ron & Jesse. We were all really good friends, hanging out in Sarasota and working on design projects together. I can't recall what initially inspired to spend our winter break in the Northwest - but I'm so glad we did! We walked up and down the city, took a lot of pictures, and didn't want to leave. We only spent 2 days in Seattle (before heading down to Portland and other parts of Oregon), but those 2 days were enough. We fell in love.

Within a month of our Seattle trip, Brad and I finally started dating (after years of "best friendship"), and got married and moved to Seattle a year and a half later.

Shortly after this trip, Ron moved to Seattle (and eventually moved on to Corvallis, Oregon and a lovely lady!) He's getting married this weekend, and we'll be there to celebrate! Jesse just completed his cross-country road trip, moving to Seattle. (4 years later, but it was always the plan!) 

I love these guys. I'm so proud to know them, and so glad we all ended up in the Northwest. It's so funny and wonderful to look back - and it's so good to see us all happy now. You guys are amazing.

So, here's to us. Here's to Seattle, and here's to being friends for a long long time.

Locket Studios
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Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with Locket Studios. Chris & Tara Bowden (the creative pair behind the studio), are an incredibly talented couple. She's a hair & makeup artist, and he's a wedding and portrait photographer.

They work together seamlessly to create classic, elegant, and memorable photo shoots. I'm typically not super comfortable in front of the camera, but they put me right at ease. Tara made me feel so beautiful, and Chris gave really helpful, respectful direction. They are a total joy to work with. We are blessed to call them friends, but on a completely professional level can suggest them wholeheartedly for your wedding or portrait session.

There are a few more photos from our shoot on the portrait section of their site. And on a side note - I'm so far from a model, it's funny. I'm more often found covered in grease than covered in makeup - but it's definitely a fun change to play dress up!