Friday, October 14, 2011

Inspire Me Series: Jacin/Lovely Little Details

I came across Jacin (pronounced: jay-sin) and her awesome website, Lovely Little Details when i was planning our wedding.  After i got over all the lovely details on her website...i started to read about the woman behind the blog and was completely mesmerized!  
She has traveled all over the world for her career as an events planner.   Jacin merges her passion for finding life's little details and her love for planning events and helps others to celebrate special moments in their lives! 
Jacin is a woman that inspires me because everyday she wakes up and lives her dream and completely loves it to the fullest.  Someone like that can do nothing but inspire. 
Friends, I introduce you to Jacin (isn't her name the coolest ever) of Lovely Little Details! 

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Whats your name? 
Jacin Fitzgerald

How old are you? 
30 (yikes)

Where can we find you online?

Where did you attend school?
University of Rhode Island

Have you always known you wanted to be an events planner/business owner? 
Yes – always.

How did you come up with your business name? 
I kept talking about all the details details details that I loved, and found myself saying my company name over and over until I realized my company name was with me all along. 

Since you've traveled so much, where is the best place you've traveled? 
Australia is my favorite place on earth, hands down. Next up – Nantucket or anywhere on a beach in New England.

Where are you most inspired? 
Does Pinterest count? ;)  
Actually I love to go on walks through my neighborhood 
and through the farmers market, picking up ideas from things I see on the way.

What other events planners do you admire? 
I like wedding and event planners who are humble and inspirational at the same time. Colin Cowie, Mindy Weiss – the originators of the event planning trade. Those are the ones who paved the road so many others are traveling on now. 

What's the best advice you've received about living your dreams? 
Toss fear of failure out the window – it will only hold you back.

What gets you motivated in the morning? 
The drive inside me to get things done, and knock things off my to-do list :)

What about the mason jars? 
While many believe mason jars to be an aging trend, my love for masons stems beyond the wedding world and what's "in" at the moment. My late grandmother taught me to can jams and pickles at a young age and had a huge cupboard in her basement where she kept all of her canned goods. Everytime we went to her house, we'd leave with a new jar of something. The mason jar reminds me of her – she was the strongest and most amazing woman you'd ever meet.

What's your fav. part about weddings?
Details. Sorry, not the ceremony. I'm more of a design/décor enthusiast. Isn't that horrible?

What's you fav. thing to do when you are not working? 
Turning off the computer/phone and enjoying real life outside social media. Exploring California with my husband. Wine tasting. Sitting on the beach.

Where can we find when you are not at an event? 
Exploring California with my husband. Wine tasting. Sitting on the beach. :)

What's your next project? 
I just started a wedding planning/crafting series called Save the Date, and those will be going on through the winter months and in to next year here in San Francisco during the "off season" of weddings :)

Do you like pancakes? 
Yes! Love.

What would you do on a longlazysunday? 
My husband is the breakfast maker around here, he makes a mean bacon egg and cheese sandwich. But since you mentioned pancakes I know he loves when I make pancakes so maybe I'd whip out the griddle and get some chocolate chip or blueberry pancakes going, and mimosas, of course.

Why did you decide to start your other blog (for moms and babies)?
 I had a bit of baby fever (that came and went quickly haha) and figured my readers, if they were planning a wedding, wouldn’t really need to read my blog for long after their big day, so I wanted to try another vantage point of baby fever.

What's the biggest and best event you've planned?
The biggest event I've participated in planning was when I worked for the Newport Yachting Center and we pulled together the festivals such as Oktoberfest, etc. which yielded over 30,000 people per day! 
The best? I'd say the For Japan With Love event we pulled together this past April to raise over $5,000 for Japan relief efforts. That was awesome. 

What's the dream event you would want to plan?
Hmmm…. That's a hard one. I'd say one with a dream team of vendors – imagine working alongside Jose Villa or Elizabeth Messina with some gorgeous florals and an unlimited budget for a bride to do whatever she wanted? Now that would be a dream :).

What advice do you have for someone that wants to live their dreams? 
You only live once – life is way too short. Why wait until tomorrow? 
It sounds so cliché but it is so true. Just do it! Go for it!


Thank you, Jacin for adding some lovely little details to my blog and the world!
You truly are inspiring. 
Friends check her out when you get a chance to be inspired!


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love her blog, great interview!

Heather said...

I crossed paths with Jacin while I was editor of the Weddzilla Blog -- great post!

CC [AKA Frugalista] said...

We've been reading each others blogs for about a year now and she totally inspires me too! I'm amazed at how she turned her passion into a business and is doing well at it. Go Jacin!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

thanks for doing the interview! i love hearing how people got started and followed their passions

jacin {lovely little details} said...

Thank you so much for having me over here today!! So honored :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her blog! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great interview!

natasha {schue love} said...

Great interview! I'll definitely have to check out Jacin's blog! :)

Liesl said...

I just adore Jacin and love this inspire me series of yours...she is worthy for sure! I feel her on the 30 yikes moment since I have entered mine as well! :) Also, Australia is one of my all time favorite places as well and with some of the friendlies people...woo hoo! Loved learning more about her on your lovely blog! Thank you for this!

Liesl :)

Rocker Chic said...

Thanks for introducing us to her. I loved the interview I love how if she's not working she's spending time with her husband wine tasting or on the beach. I love it!!

Mrs. P have a great weekend!!

Tatiana said...

How fun. She sounds like such a sweet and talented person. I'll be sure to go check her out :-)

Dirt On The Rocks said...

aww this is awesome. i love reading about other people and just answering the most simplest questions.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Great interview, she has such a fun packed blog!

Monique said...

Great interview lady! I enjoyed reading about asked some great questions.

Natalie Leung said...

that is such a great interview! visiting her website now :)



Jacin seems lovely! I do just love her name :) Off to check out her blog now.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Bravoe Runway said...

Thank you for introducing us to Jacin! She seems creative and very friendly!

emilie said...

This was a great interview! Always interesting to know about people's careers.

Love that she uses mason jars because of her grandmother! My collection started with the same thing. My grandmother's jam is heaven...


Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love how she says she's inspired by pinterest! great interview.

Lidiya said...

I adore this interview, fabulous <3

Bravoe Runway said...

So sorry...but there is no primark in the US. I mentioned it along with F21 and H&M in my post today because the shopping tips I provided could be applicable to any of these places. I've never been to primark but from my british blog friends, the description is low price clothing retailer selling trendy items ;) For now enjoy F21 and H&M in the US until you visit your sis...she's due soon right?? Perfect reason to go to UK!

Faith said...

i LOVE jacin! i wish her site was around when i was planning! it is so awesome to see her blog change from a bride planning her wedding to the way it is now ... she is amazing! full of so much inspiration!