SNAPSHOTS

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SNAPSHOTS THE LOVES, OBSESSIONS, AND WORK OF KELLIE VAN

1st SPECIAL EDITION

the lzm girl It has always been about capturing that feeling. You know the feeling of wanting to live life MORE beautifully.

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NOTE FROM THE CREATOR Kellie's background, inspirations, loves, cravings, work, and all else in between.

SPRING Cherry blossoms adorning our nightstands

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WEDDINGS

ALMOST MRS.

An all white wedding

My sister’s wedding is around the corner!

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PARTNERSHIP

V-DAY

The perfect LBD c/o 2teecouture

No roses here


design & layout of SNAPSHOTS by Kellie Van

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32. SUMMER IN THE HARBOR Mommy & me at Piers Park during sunset

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29. ABOUT THE LZM GIRL Bits and pieces about Kellie

ARCHED WINDOWS Dreaming of high ceilings, bright lights, and arched windows

43. GIVEAWAYS A collaboration with Annabelle from Stylish Furniture & Decor

49. AFTERNOON TEA Celebrating my sister’s birthday at the Taj on Newbury st.

46. MS. PRECIOUS Turns 16 mths old



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WELCOME. ようこそ. Bienvenue. 歡迎. Bienvenido. XIN CHAO. `

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photography Kellie’s hubs

For the past week or so, I’ve been completely engulfed in this project and finally am so excited to share my first ever digital publication, SNAPSHOTS. Most of you may already know me from LE ZOE MUSINGS, a creative lifestyle blog that I founded in FEB. 2012. I am a creative at heart as I hold Bachelor degrees in Business and Anatomy, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. More importantly, I am a wife to my one and only Mr. Perfect and a new mother to Ms. Precious. Professionally, my experience has ranged from owning a Multidisciplinary Health Practice, working in the operating room as an Intraoperative Neurophysiology Specialist, to being a Director of HR and Supply Chain Management at MiniLuxe. Life took a pleasant turn when I had Zoey. Now, I am doing what I innately love- that is to CREATE.

In the pages of SNAPSHOTS, you will see glimpses of my loves, obsessions, current work, and collaborations including posts that I’ve written on LZM. They are dated with when the posts were published. Want more scoop on the posts? All dates are hyperlinked to their original contents. Images were either taken by me or the hubs (AKA Mr. Perfect). All outside images are cited to their sources (to the best of my knowledge). If you find an image that’s incorrectly cited, please bring it to my attention and I will gladly correct it. Read something of interest? Click on it, there’s a chance it’s linked to the source! Currently, I reside in Boston but left my heart in PARIS. Without further adieu, I present to you, SNAPSHOTS...

Yes, you can say that I’m pretty much multi-faceted... and a perfectionist! Don’t let my crafty side fool you. I like things to be organized and timely. I have an ongoing love affair with spreadsheets, deadlines, and goals. A solution oriented person - yep, that’s me!

www.lezoemusings.wordpress.com

Kellie Van

wife, mommy, & creator

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THE PROPOSAL We came back to shoot at the same exact location where he had proposed with three dozen red roses & one magnificent gleaming rock- all while the sun was setting. It happened on one bitter cold winter evening on the Longfellow bridge, Boston.

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ZOEY LINH LE 04 MTHS OLD

Photography Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


LOUIS VUITTON

101 avenue des champs elysees 75008 PARIS


PARIS For our honeymoon, we opted for a European tour. Paris was our first destination and it stole my heart.

9. 2010


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tuesday

NOV 2012

PARTNERSHIP The perfect LBD c/o 2teecouture

sunnies Oscar de la Renta eternity scarf Hollister clip earrings Givenchy boots Laura Brandon bag Gucci

photography Kellie’s hubs / location Evelyn Moakley Bridge 10


FOOD OYSTERS WITH MIGNONETTE SAUCE

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Mr. Perfect’s recipe.

Photography + Food Styling Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


It was one gorgeous night out in the Boston Harbor. With our night time engagement shots, we wanted to emulate the Shanghai Era of the 1920’s. The look. The touch. The feel. The romance.

9. 2009



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I LOVE THEE images via eclatevents pinned onto my pinterest board, Til Death Do Us Part

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OUTDOOR WEDDINGS

You leave me breathless.

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1. lavender&twine 2. onewed


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THE LOOK WHITE BRICK WALLS I am dreaming of a vast white brick wall, sky-high ceilings, and tons of natural light.

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THE LOOK WHITE INTERIOR I like that these two spaces make me believe that I can obtain a clean white living space... even in the presence of a child.

1. thestyleofmylife 2. kristiina kurronen 3. plazainterior 4. susanna vento

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BOOKS FOR THE

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BERRY INFUSED HEART ICE CUBES

EDIBLE CRAFT

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monday

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Flavors I made: * strawberry * raspberry * blackberry lemon * blueberry

Photography + Food Styling Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


Photography Kellie Van Canon Rebel XTI


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SPRING 2009 Each spring, I look forward to seeing the cherry blossoms bloom. It has become a ritual to have them adorn our nightstands. I LOVE waking up to them. It’s the most zenful experience.

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COLOR SCHEME I like to take pictures of random things laying around my abode and create a color scheme from them. This process inspires me.


HONEY, POMEGRANATE, + PECAN YOGURT PARFAIT

FOOD

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Simple & delish!

Photography + Food Styling Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


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ALMOST MRS. MY SISTER, TAM’S BIG DAY IS ALMOST HERE. WE ARE SO ECXITED AND CAN’T WAIT TO WITNESS THE DAY WHEN SHE FINALLY BECOMES MRS. ZHU

via theweddingholic

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CRAFT

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thursday

FEB 2013

DIY TINTED LIP BALM

made with lipcolor

made with loose mineral blush

This was probably one of the first diy beauty projects that I created. So simple, fun, and helps me use up all those random make-up products that are just collecting dust! Surely, you can relate...

photography Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


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FOOD BANANA NUTELLA EGGROLLS

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LOVE bananas, nutella, and fried foods? You are going to go ba-na-nas over these!

Photography + Food Styling Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


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I’M COMPLETELY SWOONING OVER CLEAR ACRYLIC CHAIRS! 1. bisquetumblr 2. Lonny Mag; Mary Nelson Sinclair’s abode


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ABOUT

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the lzm girl learned to how to sew from her mother. loves hearing raindrops against the window pane. favors the froth part of a cappuccino...

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PARTNERSHIP It was great collaborating with lulu’s for the holidays. Sequin top + Red gold cap toe pumps c/o lulu’s. Joe’s Jeans. Bag by Chanel.


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let it snow.

photography Kellie’s hubs / location south end

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JUN 2012

SUMMER IN THE HARBOR Ms. precious at 11 mths old.

photography Kellie’s hubs / location Piers Park


A SELF PROFESSED TEA-OBSESSED

Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose $6.75/2 oz Compassion Tea Company **100% of all profits go to the efforts of CompassioNow

Sontu Teapot $32, Teacup + Saucer $15 Teaforte

Blooming Tea Pot With Removable Strainer $14.50 David’s Tea Joli Glass Mug With Infuser $15.95 Teavana


COCONUT TEA ROSE SUGAR SCRUB

CRAFT

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I made this much needed scented sugar scrub to fight off my dry itchy winter skin. You won’t believe how easy this diy is. A MUST try!

Photography Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


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THE LOOK ARCHED WINDOWS Give me a small space but with enormous arched windows and white wood floors and... I’ll live happily ever after.

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All I ever wanted in life was a room with a view of the Eiffel Towel. Too much to ask? I think NOT.

1. lifeasinspiration 2. Line T. Klein 3. unknown


OH BABY! CANDY BABY PACIFIERS

EDIBLE CRAFT

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My latest edible craft post will melt your heartsliterally! Blue pacifiers for boys, pinks for girls, or both for “guess the sex” at your baby shower.

Photo + Food Styling by Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


l love that my husband didn’t gift me the usual roses. Instead, it was 6 stems of hydrangeas and a bunch of pussy willows for V-day.


LEOPARD AT SEA May ‘12, we took Zoey, my parents, sis and her fiance on a cruise vacation. Zoey obtained her first passport at 9 mths old.

This image was taken on the ship by the hubs.

dress F21 jacket Charlotte Russe heels Michael Kors bag Chanel


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CRANBERRY FESTIVAL Fall 2012, we went to our first cranberry festival as a family. Mommy + me sported some red pieces to pay homage to the cranberries.

... jacket H&M jeans Joe’s sunnies Oscar de la Renta boots Diba bag Fendi


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THE LOOK DISPLAYING GARMENTS I love the idea of turning organization into a work of art. After all, your clothes do define you as a person.

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GIVEAWAYS ON LZM I had the honor of working with Annabelle from Stylish Furniture and Decor. Our collaborations consisted of two individual giveaways- 1) White agnes arm chair (retail$245) 2) Black siren chair (retail $459). This same chair was featured on HGTV ‘High Low Project.’ Both pieces are mid-century style inspired.


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HERMES COLLIER DE CHIEN CUFF BRACELET Measures 2.25” diameter, 8.8” round, 1.5”wide

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DEAR HUSBAND, I would like this cuff bracelet, one in each color/hardware combo, please. Love, the one & only person who you’ve promised to Love & Cherish, FOREVER.


ZOEY LINH LE 16 MTHS OLD

photography Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


VIETNAMESE SPRINGROLLS

FOOD

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saturday JAN 2013

Craving for something healthy but packed with bite sized flavors? Read my original post for step by step photo tutorial on how to prepare these easy pockets of yumminess! Recipe for dipping sauce included.

Photography + Food Styling Kellie Van Canon 5d mark ii


It was my youngest sister’s bday. I took her and my sis-in-law out to celebrate. We had afternoon tea at the Taj located on the posh Newbury St.


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LOVE TO RECEIVE YOUR NOTES. EMAIL/ LEZOE2012@GMAIL.COM LOVE TO RECEIVE YOUR LOVE.

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LOVE TO CREATE. HOPE TO INSPIRE.

Kellie Van

engagement photography Samantha Melanson + Laura Widness


www.lezoemusings.wordpress.com