Friday Cocktail Hour. Botanical Blush.

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Mood:  This week we're inspired by scents and notes attached to memories, moods, places and spaces. Drawn to authentic flavours…the tart sweetness of a ruby grapefruit, the perfumed notes of elderflower, a hint of botanical thyme, getting lost in a wild garden...

Cocktail:
Botanical Blush

30ml / 2 ounces Hendricks Gin

15ml / 1 ounce St. Germain

15ml / 1 ounce Ruby Grapefruit Juice

(plus a sliver of fresh grapefruit and thyme sprig to garnish)

Shake together all ingredients with ice, in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sliver of grapefruit and a sprig of thyme. (For stronger botanical notes, shake with a sprig of thyme).

Playlist:
(Follow The LANE Playlist on Spotify)

Young / Vallis Alps

Could I Be / Sylvan Esso

She's A Witch / Gengahr

She's 22 / Norah Jones (David Andrew Sitek Remix)

Gooey / Glass Animals

It's Too Late / Wild Belle

California Sunrise / Dirty Gold 

The Stars Inside You.

Friday, February 6th 2015

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Style Guide Issue 2: Instinct.

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Our Instincts… Innate. Inborn. Illogical. Irrational. Inextricable. Escapable...no, explainable…hardly.  We trust them completely, wholeheartedly, without conviction. They’re why we feel magnetized to people we don’t know and find our selves in cities we’ve never visited. They’re our spirit, own soul, our whole being.

When planning a wedding or event it’s so easy to veer off course, to lose your bearings and be swept up in the moment, in trends, in expectations and largely in impressing others. Decisions become clouded and the result isn’t truly a reflection of you and your partner and those things that you really love.

For this Style Guide issue, we wanted to explore the very notion of one’s instincts and their power to you when planning your own wedding. We celebrate those things that one naturally and instinctually gravitates towards and those brave enough to reply on these things to forge their own wedding path. Adapting trends and ideas only if it’s right for their style, their story. There’s a reason you love what you love and trusting in this will result in the most authentic and soulful of weddings, a celebration of you and your spirit, timeless in its beauty and infinite in its magic.

We also explore instincts in a number of creative artists. Designers and our enchantment with the ‘maker and muse relationship’, florists with a distinct handwriting for the wild and foraged with compositions perfect in their imperfection, photographers who shoot expressively, intuitively with innate skill for those fleeting, fortuitous moments and bakers, who by hand and from scratch craft cakes of authentic flavor and of unexpected pairings. Cakes that celebrate tradition rather than traditional cakes. Those people and brands whose impact and work on your wedding is unimaginable. Choose these creatives wisely and with purpose and you’ll surround yourselves with the spirits who will understand and who will forsee your vision, long before you’ve realized what it is.

May this issue inspire you to always stay open to those things that make you, you. And always remember if you are unsure, facing the unknown, or completely lost in the madness of planning your wedding or event, trust yourself, you already know the answer.

Karissa x


Theme: Animal Instinct
Bridal: Bespoke Gowns
Flowers: Instinctual Arrangements
Photography: Intuitive Captures
Decor: Sensory Styling
Cakes: Authentic Flavours

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