Rack Card: Petit Philippe / Twenty Degrees Chocolates

Just ordered these rack cards for client Petit Philippe and Twenty Degrees Chocolates. This husband-wife team runs a beautiful specialty wine and sweet shop in Myers Park and needed a card to share with visitors to their booth at next week's DNC CarolinaFest2012.

Photography by the super-talented Tonya Russ Price of Poprock Photography.

Two-Sided Rack Card

Dryden Design Build: TV Appearance, Updated Portfolio

Much of my last couple weeks has been spent pimping the family business, Dryden Design Build, run by my GC-husband and Designer-sister.  Michelle and Chris recently appeared on an episode of DIY Network's House Crashers as the local design-build team for a race-themed garage renovation. 

The show featured NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet as guest stars, which was a treat for the race fans in our crew.  The show premiered last week on June 25 and will air again Saturday, June 30 at 5:30, and again several times July 7-9 during the network's annual "Crash Week".  See a fun trailer of the show here.

Small Screen Debut, courtesy of family members with much more comprensive cable offerings than we have here in Drydentown.Being an unfilmed extra and assisting with menial tasks throughout the 3-day filming was fun for me, and charming host Josh Temple was super sweet to the younger Drydens when I took the kids and cousins for a peek of the filming one night, sharing photos of his daughter and enough fart jokes to go down in history as the most hilarious TV Guy they have ever met.

In preparation for the few new eyeballs that might make their way to the DDB website this month, we made some overdue updates to the portfolio.  The lovely Tonya Price of Poprock Photography joined us this week to shoot a kitchen renovation project in South Charlotte (posted here) and we uploaded photos she took a couple months ago of a master bath renovation in Plaza Midwood (here).

Dryden Design Build Kitchen Renovation, photos by Poprock Photography

Also in the works is an ad in Charlotte Living Magazine and an article on the SavorNC Magazine blog.  More on those later.


Website: Smalls Food & Spirits

A fantastic new bar/restaurant has just opened in the Elizabeth Neighborhood and it promises good food, good beer, and lots of fun for those of us lucky enough to be within walking distance.  Located on Elizabeth Avenue in the space (sadly) vacated by NOFO and MexiCafe, (right next to the Visualite), Smalls has a great atmosphere, mouth-watering menu, and is getting great press in it's opening week.  (Did I mention good beer? They serve only local NC brews!)

I am proud to be part of their launch with the design of their website and some email promotions of their opening.  The fantastic photography was supplied by the very talented and resposive Tonya Russ Price of Poprock Photography.

Best of luck to owner Joe DiLeo and his staff!