Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with my dear friend Melissa McFarland of State of the Heart, a new lifestyle blog launching this Spring. After designing the branding for State of the Heart, we decided to organize a styled shoot to take place over lunch with friends. Melissa went above and beyond, preparing grilled skirt steak with a Chimichurri sauce, a crispy potato skillet, green bean salad with mustard seeds and tarragon, as well as a rhubarb and rose tart. Sipping prosecco and breaking warm braided bread, the lunch was a complete success. The photographs taken by Amie Enns look beautiful. With only one month remaining before her sweet baby is due, I'm so excited to see how Melissa's new project unfolds. Check back from my full feature with State of the Heart.