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Cybelle Codish Photography

Ones upon a time close to 5 or 6 years ago, I did some branding work for a little pilates studio called Studio Surge and was supplied with black and white photography to use for the collateral and website. That photographer was Cybelle Codish. Coincidentally we are both from Michigan, and she still resides in the Detroit area. Years later, a friend in common (Taryn Bickley) got married and while I was sitting at the table about to eat delicious and beautiful pumpkin soup, it was discovered that the photographer sitting next to me was Cybelle. Over the years, we are continually linked by our scorpion November birthdays and friends in common. It doesn't hurt that she is always posting photos of her bulldog that I am gaga over, so naturally we are friends and I thought today would be a great day to share some of her gorgeous photography. Her use of saturated color, moody settings and the juxtaposition slices of the black and white next to color on her blog is delicious. These are just slivers of her work to tease.

August 12, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Puggle Snuggles

It's a really gorgeous day here in San Francisco. Finally. I returned last Monday from a few weeks in Michigan with the family, friends & my parents puggles in 90 degree weather, humidity and summer fun only to find grey skies & dreary weather for a week straight. Yuck! I had almost forgot what it felt like to be in the midwest for summer before heading home. Summer in Michigan feels fantastic to go back to. I was quickly reminded that despite the high 90s, you always have to carry a sweater with you because every business and restaurant blasts the air conditioning at the "arctic blast" setting, but that sure beats having low 50 degree weather with tons of wind all June & July. Now that I am back, I sure do miss the puggle snuggles and BBQ food every night. Okay, okay - my friends & family too, but nothing beats those cute little snuggles from Mona & goofy Seymour. I thought I'd be in trouble with my new food allergy discoveries headed back home, but turns out that the summer lends itself well to lean meats and vegetables for dinner. I think J-Pierre & I need to bust out some BBQ'ing in our cute garden backyard soon, as it is slowly starting to get "warmer" (60s + up) here. So here I am! Back in San Francisco, totally slammed, back to my indian food cooking experiments, health food/exercise books & rocking & rolling with work. Lots of exciting things to launch this summer and fall if all stays on schedule, stay tuned.

July 18, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Branding & Packaging Design