Some of Our Favorite Magazines

In this day of online publications we are still huge fans of hard copy magazines. There's nothing quite like flipping through page after page of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Here are a few of our current faves:

Revered by brides and wedding industry professionals worldwide, Magnolia Rouge has quickly become a magazine synonymous with romance and style. New Zealand based creator, Kate Holland, is passionate about providing brides with a “real couple” wedding publication. Passionate about photography and design, their aim is that Magnolia Rouge inspires brides to create their best day possible. 

Emily Newman launched Once Wed in March 2008 as the only free listing service for wedding dresses after buying and selling her own wedding dress online. Today, the site and magazine have grown into one of the top wedding resources. Once Wed parades the world of unconventional weddings — artistically innovative or effortlessly beautiful. Featuring real weddings, inspiration, used wedding dresses and more, it celebrates love, beauty, art and the sweet day that weaves them together.

Darling Magazine is all about the the art of being a woman. Darling holds the modern mold of woman up to the fire to evoke a discussion on femininity and re-shape an authentic design. Darling is a catalyst for positive change; leading woman to discover beauty apart from vanity, influence apart from manipulation, style apart from materialism, sweetness apart from passivity and womanhood without degradation. Darling leads woman to practice the arts of virtue, wit, modesty and wisdom- all the while creating and embodying love.

Utterly Engaged is a wedding magazine for everyday brides with style looking for unique inspiration and resources for their wedding. Filled with tips and advice from wedding and honeymoon experts, creative DIY projects, real weddings, hidden gems, fresh new vendors and alternative ways to celebrating your special day. Utterly Engaged covers it all.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk is now the leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals. Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town and hosts hundreds of global events that bring the community together.

xx Firefly

Indoor Admiration // Modern Swedish Loft

Something that all the Firefly ladies have in common is a love of interiors. It is something that inspires each one of us and is actually how Teissia, Firefly founder, got started in the design world. Sometimes we come across living spaces that are so unforgettable that we have to share them! This light filled apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden is one of those spaces. Take a peek!

 Photos via stadshem

 Photos via stadshem

We hope you love it as much as we do!

xx Firefly

Firefly Foxes // Donyale Luna

We love looking to the past for inspiration and we're always on the hunt for new muses. Recently we discovered Donyale Luna, who was not only the first African American to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1966, but also appeared in films by Andy Warhol, and Federico Felini. She was a trail blazer, a style icon, and an eccentric.

The majority of the photographs we found of her, happen to be in black and white, which seems to suit her mod, graphic style perfectly.

Who's been inspiring you lately?

xx Firefly

Winter Entertaining Made Easy

Over the holidays we had the pleasure of teaming up with the folks at Estate Weddings and Events blog for a little blog post about entertaining! We wanted to repost it here in case you missed it :).

Winter is one of our favorite seasons for entertaining! From holiday bashes to intimate dinner parties, nothing beats this magical time of year. Here are a few of our favorite tips to make your winter gatherings fun, festive, and stress free. 

During winter, we love the cozy feel of a communal wooden table.  For the center, we suggest keeping things on the simpler side and sticking with mainly greenery in the form of a thick, lush runner. Eucalyptus, olive branches and foliage in a sage palette works beautifully. To bring in some more texture, we love incorporating, hellebores, thistle, berries or even fruit.

For the tabletop we like to stick with a simple white plate with small details such as gold lining or a textured pattern. For the accent pieces we like to get a little more crafty. We have been loving wood details for place settings like these beautiful wooden coaster place cards and placemats. We also love a little sprig of spruce or a flower placed across the plate or wrapped into the napkin. Add a cinnamon stick for an extra wintry feel. 

The table numbers and the favors are a great opportunity to showcase your unique style. We love these white gilded figurines for table number holders or food signage. For favors, we always suggest something that feels cohesive with the vibe of the evening. We love these organic looking jars of specialty salt infused with sprigs of herbs.

Happy entertaining!

xx Firefly

DIY // Color Block Knobs

Hey hey! We have another great DIY for you to try. This time it's color block knobs! They are great for brightening up a dresser or hanging jewelry on and they are super simple to make.

Start by taping the perimeter of the knobs so paint doesn't get on the sides. Then put a single piece of tape across the middle of the knob so half the wood is exposed and the other is covered by tape. After shaking the can of spray paint really well, apply the gold spray paint onto the exposed wood. 

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Once the spray paint has dried, remove the piece of tape that is on the top of the knob. Then, put a new piece of tape across the top, make sure it covers half of the exposed wood and half of the gold paint. Paint this area with one of the colors of the acrylic paint. Repeat the process tell all knobs are painted. 

We hope you love them as much as we do!

xx Firefly 

Happy Birthday Alia!

Today we celebrate Alia Wilson's birthday!

It is well known that we couldn't go a day without Alia's talent, unparalleled work ethic, and friendship in the Firefly office. She is a driving force of this company and someone that we are truly grateful for. This year alone she has given birth to her beautiful son, Wyatt Wilson, moved across the country and became the manager of Firefly West. What a year!

Happy Birthday Alia!!!

xx The Firefly Team