bits and pieces of J. Marx Atelier

As a fellow Interior Designer, I am particularly drawn to Jessica’s blog Life’s Little Jems. Filled to the brim with inspiration of the interior, fashion and food variety (hello!), it’s definitely on my must-read list. Here are some bits and pieces of Jessica:

::A random fact::
I’m super double-jointed. The first time I realized I was so flexible I kind of freaked myself out. Now it’s an interesting conversation starter I guess.

::Your go-to recipe::
I’m a dessert girl so I’ll have to go with Chocolate Crater Cake. Anytime I have an opportunity to be with friends or family, I pop one of these bad boys in the oven. It’s super easy to bake and most importantly it’s delicious.

::You can’t live without::
Sadly, I’d have to say my Blackberry. I really wish I could live without it though.

::Currently coveting::
My 30th birthday is just around the corner so I’ve been feverishly pinning loads of things onto my Wish List. At the top of that list is a Celine Black Luggage Mini Tote. Fingers crossed! *editors note: It’s Jess’ birthday today! (No.1)

::Your daily reads::
Wow this list could go on for ages… The Goods Design and Mimi+Meg for interiors, The Life Styled and Atlantic-Pacific for fashion, Frou Frou Fashionista for lingerie, Honestly WTF for DIY’s, Eat Drink Chic for pretty things… I’m constantly reading blogs and looking to be inspired.

::On your playlist::
Jeff Buckley, Empire of the Sun, Gotye, Adele, Erykah Badu, Our Lady Peace, Madonna, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oats, Bee Gees, my husband, Roy Marx… I could go on forever. I don’t discriminate when it
comes to music!

::Your favourite quote::
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” –Coco Chanel (No.2)

::On your night stand::
A lamp, a candle, a ring dish, and a photo booth strip of my husband and I from our wedding. However, the real magic happens IN my nightstand… that’s where I store all my designer bags. (No.3)

::Your favourite designer::
I have to go with my mum. Not just because she gave birth to me, but because she is so talented. I really do wear Gold Hawk every single day, and her new Fall 2012 collection is insane. (No.4)

::In your wishing well::
I’d love to eventually design and build our dream home. Being a designer I tend to have very expensive taste and an unwillingness to compromise. I’d love to create this magical place where all my dream finishes and furniture pieces live together happily.

::Your dream home::
I often think about this… I’m not really attached to a particular style, but it definitely needs to have a lot of character. I guess in a dream world it would have elements of traditional French charm with simple modern lines and a hint of Moroccan flair. I love dark and moody spaces with pops of bright color. (No.5)

::Your happy place::
Easy! Spring, Paris, Me, My Husband, a Flea Market, and Ladurée macarons. Done! (No.6)

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  • Reply
    Julia M.
    April 11, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Ladurée… Hmmm so good!

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      April 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Confession: I’ve never been to or tried anything Ladurée. Sigh

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    April 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

    what a greatfind thanks for sharing!

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    ana {bluebirdkisses}
    April 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

    i love this share, thank you

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      April 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      No prob :) Isn’t her blog great? I’m in love with it

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    Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    April 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Ummm…I’m kind of dying over her shop!!! And that blog is gorge. Thanks for the intro, J!

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    April 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Jess! I love this feature, and the inspiration board is so her! Thanks for the shout out as well. :)

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      April 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      So glad she introduced me to your amazing blog!

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    April 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I didn’t know Jess before this write up! How beautiful is her work? Thanks for the introduction, Jacquelyn!

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      April 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      My pleasure! She’s incredibly talented

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    April 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Lovely! And yum, Laduree! :)

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    April 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I am so glad you did a feature on Jess’s blog/shop! I’ve been following her blog for a while now & absolutely love it. Her designs are beyond fabulous as well!

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    Raiana Schwenker
    April 12, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Will you be attending to BlodPodium conference on May 26th in Toronto?
    I just found your blog and see we both live in Toronto (I lie, I actually moved back to my hometown of Niagara). So happy to have found your beautiful blog, and someone more local I can relate too!

    Raiana xo,
    Raiana Schwenker Atelier – Etsy Shop

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    Jessica {Little_JEM}
    April 12, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Thanks for the feature and all the kind words… I’m one lucky gal!!!

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