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GIVEAWAY :: WIN A SPOT AT THE COOPERHOUSE DESIGN WORKSHOP!

In just a couple of weeks we’ll be hosting our second coco+kelley workshop here in Seattle, and I’m pretty darn excited about it. The design team who helped me put together this blog – CooperHouse – is coming to teach a two-day course for small businesses who need a little extra help in the graphic […]

15 responses on “GIVEAWAY :: WIN A SPOT AT THE COOPERHOUSE DESIGN WORKSHOP!

  1. Acanthus Nichole

    This is such a great opportunity!

    I could benefit from this because from day one starting my brand I have been self taught and done just about everything on my own. I’ve had to try and figure things out, and often coming to a round about, less than ideal solution because I’m winging it! There are so many ways learning these skills would benefit my business from marketing, website maintenance, product photography and editing, packaging-you name it! A large reason why I started my business was because I was so excited about all of the new skills I could learn, graphic design being one of them.

    Plus, it would be so much FUN! xo

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  2. sarah sutin

    That would be amazing! As a recent college grad trying to balance a day job and pursuing a design career this would be an awesome boost. I would love to learn so much more and fine tune the skills I picked up on my own along the way. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  3. Tania Arceo

    I’m fairly new to blogging and would love to learn about graphic design and help make my site vibrant and fun. I would love the opportunity to learn and have the hands on training that the workshop provide. There is so much information out there that sometimes kind be confusing. This would help me focus and learn what it is I should be doing rather than guessing.

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  4. Kate

    I’d really love to take this workshop! I would really like to take ownership of both the design elements of my brand as well as the complementing photoshop skills. I have no experience with graphic design or photoshop and I am overwhelmed and confused when attempting either. I’ve been looking for the right place to learn and this seems like a great place to start!

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  5. Chelsey

    The best giveaway of the year – experience! My entire career (8 years) has been a frustrating long haul trying to learn blogging, social media, website, photography, photoshop, etc. I know you should spend money to make money, but sadly bills come first and I haven’t been able to do any branding. (My company name isn’t even my name anymore!) This would be such an amazing experience to win a chance to learn and better yourself+your business.

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  6. Stephanie Wilborn

    I would absolutely love to take part in this work shop. I’ve had more than a few trial and errors and have tried relaunching only to get frustrated as I make the same mistakes again and again, albeit in different ways. Like so many other small businesses trying to get off the ground I am doing this “on the side” while I keep my paying day job, but would one day like to call my dream job my day job.

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  7. Giana

    As a representative of TerraCotta Properties, a residential design-build firm, we find it extremely important for Interior Design and Architecture businesses to pay attention to the choice of graphics and photographic representation of their brands. As a small business, we’d love to join your team and workshop attendees in Seattle to learn more about how we can strengthen our brand and stand out within our local design community.

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  8. Melanie M.

    I do PR for a living and studied English and journalism but I would like to expand my knowledge in the design area. I take a lot of photography as part of my job and have a personal passion and interest in quality images and visual storytelling. I’d love to join you and grow professionally!

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  9. Ursula

    This would be an awesome event to attend! I’m staying home with 3 active beautiful children and budget is tight for traveling. But hey, if I can I would have to go ;)

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  10. Kim

    As a small business owner who does all of her own branding/design/etc., your workshop would be the perfect opportunity to work on my skills and better my brand while also meeting other creatives.

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  11. Shamila

    Immersing in a workshop with the Cooperhouse Team seems like the ideal match for me and my design business as I consider elevating the brand further.

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  12. Cozbi

    I have meandered through the past 7 years exploring various creative fields. Primarily, I’ve spent my time nursing my small, professional wedding photography business. Now, I am interested in taking my experience and my aesthetics and building a deeper knowledge in two main areas:
    First, clear and cohesive concept development.
    Second, executing strong visual communication.

    I’ve not signed up for other larger-scale blogger/photography/software shops because those have not felt like the correct fit for someone looking to intimately pursue equal parts education in artistry and technical skill. I think this CooperHouse workshop could be spot-on both in timing and course topic for this primed creative!

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  13. Mandi

    I am always trying to grow my skill set. Many of the things taught in this workshop I have been trying to master for the the past couple of years on my own time. I think an intimate environment with access to expertise would enable me to be more confident approaching the creative side of things!

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  14. Sylvia O'Leary

    Cassandra I’m so mad I missed this. I am a Home Stager. My business is fairly successful but I really need to bring it to the next level and I truly would have benefited from this workshop. I work in South Orange County (home of the first Real Housewives)…I was forced to reinvent myself when my husband’s job went sideways. Unfortunately my computer skills aren’t the up to par with my Staging skills. I love your blog. I’ll try next time.

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WHAT TO WEAR :: LEATHER FOR SPRING

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You guys. I have become a total leather addict this winter. I love the edgy vibe it brings to every outfit. I live in my leather jacket these days. But, most of the leather pieces I own won’t be working with warmer weather approaching… so I employed the talents of my friend, personal stylist, and Le Curate co-founder, Sara […]

16 responses on “WHAT TO WEAR :: LEATHER FOR SPRING

  1. Acanthus Nichole

    What a great shoot! I love the concept of Le Curate also, especially for people like myself who sometimes need a nudge in a different direction to try when it comes to personal style.

    That leather bustier is way badass. My favorite look for sure. xo

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      1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

        ahhh, thanks sweets. i’m glad you like it because it was the one i was most nervous about! the space isn’t my new loft (i WISH!) but is just down the street from mine. i want to steal it and everything in it. just wait until you see the rest!!

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  2. Uncle Beefy

    Girl. GURL!!! Child, you werked it OUT! Amaze! The clothes! Those shoes! Your gams! And, c’mon, your derriere in those jeans?!! Get OUT! Now, can I have that disco ball? xo

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  3. Desirae

    Black jeans are my go to almost everyday. I love them paired with that cute leather jacket and hat! I can’t wait for this dreary weather in Seattle to go away so I can break out the flats and booties! Gorgeous pictures!

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  4. Cindy from Shed

    You look gorgeous. I actually bought a black leather jacket this past weekend in Boston. I had wrist surgery and had a cast on so could only try half the jacket on. Bought it with my fingers crossed. Cast came off today. Raced home and tried it on. Perfect! Love it! If the northeast ever warms up I may actually get to wear it. Great post!

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PRETTY IN PINK.

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Let’s set the record straight here: I am not a pink girl. Off the top of my head, I can think of one piece in my entire closet that contains this color. Which, to be honest, is really quite ridiculous. Pink is such a flattering color, and there is SO much of it to be had […]

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TINELLO SEATTLE :: HELP US BUILD THE NEXT CHAPTER

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This is a post about design. It’s also a post about family. About hopes. And about helping others. Specifically you, my dear readers, potentially choosing to help my family today… so indulge me for a minute while I tell you a little story about a restaurant named Tinello. Over a year ago, we found the perfect spot for […]

31 responses on “TINELLO SEATTLE :: HELP US BUILD THE NEXT CHAPTER

  1. jane

    It’s not much, but I’m happy to help as I’ve been following your blog for over a year now daily and it’s been a great start to my work day.

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  2. Lesley Metcalfe

    Hi Cassandra, it’s my pleasure to make a small donation to your father’s campaign. I’ve never left a comment here before, but know that I enjoy reading your blog everyday. I wish you and your family success – I have no doubt that your supportive readers will quickly bring you to your fundraising goal. If I’m ever in Seattle I’ll be sure to stop by your father’s restaurant.

    -Lesley Metcalfe (from Toronto, Canada)

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Lesley, thank you SO so much for your kind words, and generosity! It’s people like you that help make this blog community the best it can be! My father is originally from Toronto, so that makes the connection even more meaningful!! Sending you big hugs and thanks!! xo, cassandra

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  3. Mollie in Seattle

    I had the chance to enjoy a wonderful meal with friends at Tinello to celebrate my sister’s birthday recently. Everything from the delicious food to the enchanting atmosphere made for a memorable evening for us. I’ll definitely be back to Tinello very soon!

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  4. A. Carolin

    Dear Cassandra,
    I wish your family all the best and hope you guys meet your goal fast! I wasn’t able to contribute a ton, but like you said, every little bit can help! I felt it was the least I could do for all the inspiration you have provided me over the years with your amazing blog! Other readers, please help out with what you can! The restaurant looks delicious and I will eagerly visit if I’m ever in Seattle!

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  5. Celeste M

    It’s my pleasure to help your family in any way I can. I’ll check back in a few days and will be happy to give again if your goal isn’t reached. I’m in NJ but if I’m ever in Seattle, I’ll be sure to visit! Good luck!!

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  6. Arianna Belle

    Hi Cassie! Sorry to hear about the obstacles. I just submitted my donation. I love seeing family restaurants like your dad’s. You’ve done a beautiful job with the design. Hope to visit it one day if I’m ever in Seattle :)

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  7. Bee

    Oh Cassandra. So sorry to learn about this bump in the road of your family’s restaurant. I will definitely be helping out. Good luck with the campaign and the rebranding! Please let me know if you need anything.

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  8. Rose Angel

    Your story really touched by heart and I wish you and your family much success. I was happy to make a contribution and I hope you reach your goal! Next time I’m visiting Seattle, I will be sure to visit your father’s restaurant! Best of luck to you and your family.

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  9. Sofia Falcão Garcia

    Hi Cassandra:)
    Despite being on the other side of the ocean, in Portugal I follow your blog almost every day and I love it.
    My dad is one of the most important people in my life as the family must be and this being the first time I make a comment could not fail to support the way that I can, with my words of appreciation and admiration!!
    I’m sure with such dedication and perseverance all it’s going to be for the best!
    Wish your biggest success in the near future!
    The restaurant is awesome!
    I’ve never been to Seattle but if I ever get back to the States I will certainly visit you!
    Kiss,
    Sofia

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  10. Vanessa Cole

    Dear Cassandra,

    Your post about your family’s restaurant is so lovely, it compelled me to comment. This is the first comment I’ve made on any blog, ever, if you can believe that! I am a mother of two beautiful children, and married to a truly wonderful man. We live in Los Angeles, where I am currently beginning the baby steps back into the work world… a world that has changed so much since eight years ago when I left it to have and raise my 7 and 3 year olds. Your blog, your story and you are inspirational to this interior designer, writer, mother, wife, sister, friend, soon to be blogger! Hello to the new world! :) Best Wishes to you and your family… your restaurant is lovely and perfect, I’m sure it will be prosperous!
    Warm Regards, Vanessa Cole

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  12. Kelly Kole

    Cassandra – what a beautiful, personal story. The challenges this restaurant has faced seem very undeserved and incredibly frustrating! I will share your story like a maniac on social media:) Big prayers and hugs and hopes for prosperity!

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  13. Zuniga Interiors

    Cassandra,

    It is difficult to share stories so personal with readers. Thank you for sharing your story, it was so very touching. It’s so difficult to work so hard and have it ripped right out from under us, we’ve been there too. We will visit the kickstart site. Our prayers are with you and your family. What a fabulous restaurant! We will definitely visit on our next trip to Seattle!

    All the best,

    Michelle Zuniga and the Zuniga Interiors team

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  14. Jessica

    All the best for the future of your dad’s restaurant – I think it looks beautiful and the food looks delicious! If i’m ever in Seattle I’ll be sure to pop on over to Pioneer Sq. Jessica from Liverpool, England xx

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  15. annie diamond

    A beautiful family and a beautiful restaurant…wish I could drop by for lunch. On my list next time I’m in Seattle. I’ve just pinned several of these gorgeous images and made a small donation on Kickstarter. Wishing you and your family all the best.
    xo
    annie

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  16. Lisa Mende Design

    Cassandra, It looks like you met your goal but I wanted to donate anyway! I admire families that support one another! I couldn’t figure out how to donate and not receive the gifts, please don’t feel you need to send me anything. Just happy to be part of such a beautiful business!!! Good Luck and God Bless your family! Hope to see you in High Point!

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  17. Kelly Shannon

    Hello Cassandra – as a daily reader of your blog, I am happy to be a part of the kickstarter campaign for your family’s restaurant. You did an amazing job on the design. I will plan to visit next time in Seattle! Best of luck to you and your family.

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  18. Taylor Jayne

    Hi Cassandra. I have never left a comment on any blog before, but this post just really pulled me in. I have been following your site for years, and as a recent new blogger, I feel lucky to be able to pull inspiration from your amazing posts. Family is so important, and yours seems truly amazing. I am so happy to be donating to your father’s restaurant, and I will absolutely visit if I ever make it to Seattle. Thank you for such an honest and heartfelt post. Best to you and your sweet family.

    -Taylor

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  19. Rebecca

    I love that your parents are also in the restaurant business! I can relate so much with what you’re writing about and really want to see this succeed! I just popped over to donate and which I could do more, but I hope even the little bits helps get you to the new goal!

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  20. Monica

    You know what’s crazy? You should never feel like asking for help to achieve a dream is too much to ask – I only donated the cost of a cup of coffee, but I did it because I believe that that’s what communities are for . . . to help people reach their dreams, supporting and giving to each other along the way. Your blog is something I love to read and I don’t pay a dime for it, so heck yes, I’ll donate. It’s my way of saying ‘thank you’ to you, too.

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  21. Denise Thomas

    Came across a beautiful image of the restaurant on Pinterest! Being from Seattle as well, it excites me that Pioneer Square is returning as a place for locals to meet and spend time. It has been too long! Heading to your Kickstarter page now, but just want you to know I look forward to the opening of this gorgeous place. The best of luck to you!

    PS:: I would be happy to include the restaurant in a post within my series All Things Seattle once your doors are open for business.

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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY + PROP STYLING WORKSHOP WITH ANNETTE JOSEPH!

As many of you know, we recently added more office space to our creative studio, and a huge part of the reason for doing so was that we wanted to start hosting events for the Seattle community.  Well, I’m super excited to announce my first collaboration with the extremely talented stylist and entertainer, Annette Joseph. […]

8 responses on “FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY + PROP STYLING WORKSHOP WITH ANNETTE JOSEPH!

  1. Tammie Burton

    This workshop sounds like it’s perfect for me! Might you be taping the workshop for viewing later online? It would be nice for those of us living far from your beautiful city!

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  2. Farnaz Tasbihgoo

    I love to participate this workshops . I love food photography and i worked with Spourts Cooking Club several times . and I want to improve my skills in food/ restaurant photography. and I live in San Francisco there is any way I can see or participate this workshop from here ?! there will be any other workshop around Bay Area? thanks Farnaz

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