M.STUDIO SPRING BRUNCH 2021

M.STUDIO SPRING BRUNCH 2021

It’s with the greatest excitement in my heart that I kick off my first blog post for 2022 with THIS one… & it’s a BIG one !!!

This M.studio annual event literally went from sprouting to blooming & doubled in size. I loved working with a bunch of my favourite suppliers again & we got to add some of my favourite well known brands to the goodie bags to make this day even prettier.

Flowers make people HAPPY.
It’s not just a feeling, it’s a fact…
They trigger all those happy brain chemicals…
DOPAMINE – flowers bring so much joy.
SEROTONIN – flowers make you feel happy.
OXYTOCIN – flowers bring feelings of love & connection.

In 2021 I wanted to make all the M.studio community ladies really HAPPY
I wanted to inspire them, I wanted them to feel excited about THIS new season…
because SPRING is a time for NEW’ness in so many areas of our lives!

We went all ‘citrus’ inspired as the theme for 2021’s Spring Brunch…
BECAUSE ‘when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade’ &
WE NEED TO ‘live our ( beautiful ) lives with zest’ ( *always )

We pinned blooms in our hair & wore our favourite + brightest dresses. It was 2 days full of inspiration, flowers, spoils, great music, networking, a delicious brunch, pink lemonade & citrus flavored ice cream.

 

a BIG THANK YOU to my Spring Brunch Dream Team

( *a day like this would not be possible without you! You are all, as always… an inspiration to me too! Make sure to check out the beautiful mess we made at the end of the weekend… carried 100s of flowers outside & danced amongst the balloons… I am so excited to see what we’ll make & create together in 2022 ! )

photography // PICTURE ME&U
venue // HELLO TIMBER
florals // A SEED TO SOW
styling & decor details // KONFETTI LOVE
ice cream // WHISK AWAY
brunch // ANNE MARIE’S CATERING
music // LUCINDA
cocktails // CORKS & BUBBLES
sponsorships // GUDDLE
lifestyle spoils // SARIE MAGAZINE
beauty spoils // WELLA

a SPECIAL thanks for gifting each lady with your beautiful products & services:

Feed Food Studio / Truly yours clothing / The keepsake studio / Alè.within you
Tarryn and Craig Ceramics / Flawless makeup / Avenue

See all you babes in September 2022 again!!

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M.STUDIO SPRING BRUNCH 2020

M.STUDIO SPRING BRUNCH 2020

Spring is my most favourite time of the year!!! 

Here, in South Africa, ‘spring’ falls over the month of September. It’s a time of the year when flowers bloom & blossom… It’s a time when nature spoils us with the most beautiful colors all around us & it’s just amazing that we get to experience this EVERY year! As I’ve grown a little older my deep love, appreciation & ‘awe’ ( a feeling of reverential respect mixed with wonder ) for flowers have ‘grown’ immensely!

I also married Werner, my sweetest husband, soul mate, business partner & best friend in the SPRING of 2017. We filled my bouquet, hair & wedding details with cherry blossoms that my Mom gathered from our neighbourhood. I cherish the delicate little cherry blossom flower the most… for reasons I do not exactly know yet. I also really dream of one day experiencing the cherry blossoms season in Japan with Werner!!!

Spring, for me, is a season of ‘new’! It’s a time to bloom & blossom… it symbolises a time for fresh starts in whichever aspect of life where it’s needed… our careers, personal stuff, emotional stuff, relationships etc. Maybe it’s also just a time for us to love ourselves a little more & appreciate our life’s journey a little more, a time when we should put fresh flowers somewhere in our homes & spaces where we can appreciate this delicate, perfect & colorful piece of earth that just BLOSSOMS.

In the past, I hosted my annual #mstudiospringbrunch for M.studio’s clients, our brand ambassadors, bloggers I often work with & fellow industry friends. I received so many requests to open this event to the public as well & in 2020… I did JUST THAT… I invited all of YOU to come & brunch with me.

The M.studio Spring Brunch is an inspirational morning spent with beautiful people, in a beautiful space, surrounded by flowers, inspiration & beautiful food. It’s a morning dedicated to just taking a break, spoiling yourself with some ‘me’-time & networking with a bunch of pretty inspiring & strong women ( mammas, friends, sisters, #girlbosses, entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, corporates etc etc. ) . We all, basically, spend the morning mingling, chatting & also of course… stuffing our faces with vanilla konfetti cake!

Words cannot express what a beautiful day this year’s spring brunch was with all of you. ( especially in a year like ‘this’ one… a year that’s been ‘different’ for all of us. ) 

I tried my best to share everything about this day in this blogpost… from setup to event day! There were cherry blossoms… lots & lots of them! I hope to host another one in Sept 2021 & maybe we’ll do one in Cape Town too… let’s see where this creative journey takes me next year! THANK YOU to each & every lady who supported me & continue to support my journey! Without you… beautiful M.studio events like this will not be possible.

I would also like to send so much love to each & every creative who worked with me on this M.studio event! I want to thank you for following your heart & also doing what you love… because through that, you are inspiring my heart & those of many others, to also create, make & follow their creative curiosities. BIG THANKS TO YOU ALL…

HELLO TIMBER – one of my most favourite venue spaces in Gauteng

A SEED TO SOW – this girl is just amazing with flowers

SARIE TYDSKRIF – dankie vir ons elkeen se bederf, julle is vir ons ‘n inspirasie

EATRITE & YUM STUDIO – you have spoiled us with bags & bags & bags full of treats

WHISK AWAY – best homemade ice cream in the world

JAURNE ILLUSTRATES – this girl! …gifted each girl with the most beautiful personal illustration 

KONFETTI LOVE – prettiest decor details

PILATES BY LUCINDA – thank you for gifting each lady with a pilates class!

TISH & SHOO – prettiest tissue paper details for the M.studio goodie bags.

ANSU VISSER – girl, thanks for the freakin’ beautiful spring brunch film

*Thank you for the beautiful giveaways : PLANT PRETTI , PICTURE ME&U , LOVILEE , KONFETTI LOVE, BRONNY CREATES, HELLO TIMBER, WEDDING WONDERS

( also throwing in a SPECIAL thank you to my family… everything I do won’t ever be possible without you… you always just show up to assist, unpack, run, pick up, wrap & deal with all the behind the scenes… I LOVE YOU! )

…Flowers grow without anyone asking them to grow, they just grow… & sometimes they even grow in the most difficult spaces & places. They are a symbol of this beautiful thing called ‘life’ & how we need to experience the seasons in our lives as much as we experience them in nature. We need to allow things to flow & respect where we are NOW. So go buy yourself some flowers girl! ( I do it often! ) Put them in beautiful jars & when you look at them feel what you need to feel & also… just love & adore them for their beauty!

Sending you all so much love!

Mariaan

here we go!!! …full day of setup that ended with the most amazing golden sunset amongst a beautiful mess, a mess that I absolutely love, & always comes with ‘getting ready’…

M.studio Spring Brunch day…