I had a vision dancing in my head...it was prickly, pink and, to me, a perfect representation of what inspires me time and time again: nature.
From first pinwheel blossoms and tiny green berries, to the deep shades of pink nestled between the thorns, I think I love the build up to blackberry season almost as much as I love the actual fruit. And if you could see the dark pink stains on my palms and cuts on my shins from digging a little too deep into the bushes, you'd know how much I love the pure, intense flavor of wild blackberries and understand my need to preserve that taste well after the season fades.
Inspired by these little gems, I rallied some of my favorite local creatives for an Inspiration shoot for The School of Styling. With Sarah Deragon behind the lens, the creative eyes of my friends Alyssa Rhodes and Boxwood Avenue, and the pastoral gardens at Fifth Street Farms, work that day was about as dreamy as it gets.
Here's a look and make sure to scroll all the way down for a recipe for my Wild Blackberry Curd.