For CoJo

CoJo, Jake & Aaron

Tomorrow a dear, sweet friend of mine leaves Charleston to its own humid devices to venture north to the land of clams, patriots and red sox. Yes friends, BOSTON.

I’ve known Courtney Jo for nearly three years now, and in that short expanse of time (a blink, really), she has become an indispensable part of my life. Might I add we have both packed in the life experiences over the course of these three years, to include:

  • Job strife
  • Job hilarity
  • Creative inspiration
  • Creative disillusionment
  • Personal empowerment
  • Job loss
  • Job find(s)
  • Death
  • Birth
  • Break ups
  • Back togethers
  • New relationships
  • Laughter
  • Tears (of all varieties)
  • Food & drink (of all varieties)

Through it all, I have come to adore this woman’s face, her easy laughter and tears, her hugs, greeting cards, rides to the airport and support and encouragement beyond measure. CoJo is the little sister I never knew I wanted (I’m the youngest in my family). She’s the friend you can call at 3 a.m., and she will show up. CoJo, I am a better girl/friend/writer/person, because of you. Thank you. Safe travels, my bear!

P.S. Don’t worry, we’ve already planned our fall festival road trip/beer fest/apple picking bonanza trip to Boston.

P.P.S. If you start talking with a Boston accent, I will totally break up with you. LOVE!

SpiritLine Cruises & Gray Line Tours, They’re Nifty!

My dear friend, former colleague and superfly designer Courtney Jo Schoenbaechler asked me to partner with her on two fun projects for SpiritLine Cruises and Gray Line Tours. If you’re keeping score, that’s one by boat, one by bus.

I especially love what she did with the design for Gray Line. It’s bright with both vintage and modern elements and guides the reader effortlessly. For the SpiritLine piece, Courtney Jo did a fantastic job building a design based off the great work SpiritLine’s ad agency, the ever-fabulous Hookers, created. I kept the copy for both light and informational with a touch of fun. Thanks, CoJo, I loved getting the band back together!

Vintage, meet modern.
Choose your tour.

Here’s a snippet from the Gray Line brochure:

Charleston is a city with 300 years of living American history – from American Revolution battlegrounds to present day art and architecture. For generations, Charleston’s stunning natural beauty and warm hospitality has won the adoration of pioneers, pirates, politicians and poets alike. Perhaps it’s the cobbled streets. Maybe it’s the salty sea air. The lilting accents. The easy laughter.

We invite you to take a tour with our licensed, passionate guides – and discover for yourself all there is to love about Charleston.

Get thyself on a dinner cruise!