Here's a few of our favorites from Élan and Matt's Wedding. For more details, check out our portfolio. All images are from Deric Mendes
It may seem like a simple idea. We hang, chill, meet up, get-together, and gather because we are social beings. We crave interaction.
But in today’s day and age where we are constantly outsourcing our social needs to Instagram and Facebook we have less desire to actually engage. This can, in fact, be dangerous in terms of how we develop social skills. As one study shows, we are starting to loose the ability to hold conversations for longer than five minutes. Not only are our social skills being affected but our overall happiness is sliding.
So how do we pull ourselves out from the hole of confinement? With three steps. Make plans and then actually follow through with them. While you are there, wherever there is: grabbing coffee with a friend, at a dinner party, taking a walk with your partner – be there. Be off your phone, or better yet leave your phone at home.
Being present in the now is one of the most important things to practice while out in the world. Doing so can not only lead to more friends, but a greater sense of peace within your life.
So take the time…
Come check out the very First Annual Cerritos St. Block Party that we'll be hosting on August 16th. The event will be located on Cerritos St. in Long Beach, CA between 3rd and 4th. There will be a street fair portion with local merchants & food from 10am - 2pm, and then live music to follow inside of Lord Windsor Roasters from 3pm - 7pm.
The Bicycle Stand will be giving complementary tune-ups for anyone who rides their bike to the event! There will be a number of activities provided by local vendors for your enjoyment. Beer will be provided for purchase from Long Beach's own Stache Bar from 1pm - 6pm. Please feel free to bring your pets. We hope to see you there!
What To Do In
Whether you are planning to have your wedding here or just taking a break from planning and jet-setting, here are some hints to help you to find the gems and enjoy your trip without feeling too much like a tourist. Take a look at our favorite places and feel free to add some recommendations down in the comments section. Enjoy!
1. Get Coffee
2. Go To A Bakery
3. Go On A Hike
4. Go To A Farmer's Market
5. Check Out A Historical Building
6. Get Chowder
7. Go To A Reading
8. Get Some Good Beer
8. Get A Delicious Brunch
9. Check Out A Garden
10. Crash A Wedding
( Just Kidding - don't do that )
When designing spreads for events, we like to consider what nature has to offer. Springtime at THREAD is a time to draw inspiration from the season, because nothing inspires quite like fresh flowers.
Built around some peonies we found at the market, this culinary display has some of everyone’s favorites, including the three C’s: cake, cheese, and champagne.
Also, chocolate. Obviously.
Photos by: Jarvis Johnson
6 ounces Bourbon whiskey
2 level teaspoons sugar
Place between 20 and 40 mint leaves (or a 4-6 sprigs) in a pint glass or martini shaker. Sprinkle sugar over it, pour in Bourbon, and muddle. Stir a bit to incorporate sugar and Bourbon.
Let sit for at least 15 minutes (this would be an ideal time to go off and have a barbecue).
Add ice to mixture and shake (optional).
Fill two Old Fashioned glasses with finely crushed ice and strain mixture into glasses. Optionally, top it off with a splash of club soda.
Add a short straw and garnish with a nice mint sprig.