// WALLPAPER AS MY LUGGAGE

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I’m taking a break. From life. I’m sitting in my studio looking through photos from the past month. Thought I would come on here and talk to you. Remember the days when I used to write on here everyday. Every single morning before I went to work I would write something on here. I miss those days. Things were so simple then. Although I was broke, I was living in ny with this insane drive. It is crazy to think that I used to dream about working with the clients I do now. I am thankful and still have that drive, I am just tired. Maybe I just need to take a nap. I’m rambling.

Over the next two months CKD’s newest projects will open. Sel Rrose Montauk and my newest project in Miami. It has been seven day work weeks kind of life lately. I’m just learning how to build up the stamina again. My body isn’t used to it. One of the guys that founded Pinterest said having your own business is a marathon. It never stops. The only thing that must change is your ability to keep going.

I’ve been back and forth from New York lately. Carrying wallpaper on my flight instead of my luggage. Loads of things are happening and I could not be more excited. OK, break over. x C

// ANNEX HOTEL

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Yesterday the Annex Hotel and I did a fun little shoot. I got to spend the night in this beautiful room. If you click to the front page, we shot all of our CKD lifestyle shots here. I really love its look. Excited to show you what our shoot was about. We are following up with a workshop in June! I’ll be teaching how to watercolour paint! Happy Monday! x C

// HELLO FROM MONTAUK

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9:29 pm in Montauk. I’m sitting at the kitchen table with the sliding door open. The only sound outside is quiet. It’s been a while since I’ve sat and took the time to properly write on here. The past 6 months has been non-stop and when I get a moment to relax the last thing I feel like doing is open my computer. I’ve been in Montauk for almost a week now. I’m working on the new Sel Rrose opening this May. CKD is creating their custom fabric to cover the banquettes and hand painting a mural that will live in one of the many rooms of Sel Rrose Montauk. This space is going to be stunning. Nothing like this exists out here. When I lived in New York I would dream of one day working on a space in Montauk. I’m living my 27 year old self’s dream. Thankful.

There’s a lot of moving parts for CKD. It’s never ending. Having your own company is a marathon except with no finish line, just different levels. Each level requiring you to elevate yourself. It's time to elevate and I can feel it. Terrifying and both exciting. Life is a beautiful thing, and I feel very fortunate to live mine doing what I love. OK, off to bed. Good night :) x C

// CKD ON YOUTUBE!!

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I’m doing it! CKD officially has her own youtube channel. There is SO much going for CKD right now that I thought it would be fun to take you along with me behind the scenes. Subscribe because there is more coming! Next stop Montauk New York for the new Sel Rrose.