happy labor day everyone….i hope your day is full of family, friends and fun.

i just got back from a trip to paris. i went with a group of designers to visit the la cornue factory and to learn more about this incredible product. the best part about the trip was spending time with old friends and making new ones.

one of my best friends sarah bartholomew, a brilliant designer from nashville, was on the trip. genifer and benjamin sohr, also from nashville, who own pencil and paper creative development co. were on the trip as well. i worked with them ages ago at gap and benjamin and i have been reunited to work on a project in nashville together- more to come on that soon.

we all had such a great time, running around paris all together, whether it was visiting the fondation louis vuitton, taking a boat ride along the seine or lunching at ralph’s….. the best part for me was seeing our new MDS stripes resort 2016 collection worn around paris by sarah. she looked so beautiful…..something that i noticed during this trip to paris, that paris is not only the city of light and love, it’s also the city of stripes!

photographs from the instagrams of  @markdsikes, @sarahbartholomewdesigns, @gensfavorites, @pencilandpaperco@benjaminsohr– take a look, we had so much fun!

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