Minhee Park-Cho’s love for design developed while studying at UCLA, where she focused on painting and drawing. Shortly after, she made the move to the Big Apple to study graphic design. Way to go, mama! She also spent some time studying abroad in France, how dreamy is that?! Her blog, Paper + Cup Design was established in 2003 and showcases her love for all things creative. Her passion was put on display while planning her wedding to husband Truman, which was one for the books, literally!
Their big day was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and is something you need to see for yourself, the attention to detail is exceptional. That was the beginning of an exciting path, starting with the publication of her first book Paper + Craft in 2006, followed by her second book, Weddings In Color in late 2015. Today Minhee, Truman and their son reside in Brooklyn. You can follow their adventures on Instagram here.
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Little’s Names & Ages: Truman Cho Jr., 6 years old
Top Beauty Product You Must Have as a Mom: I love this serum, it keeps my skin hydrated.
Favorite Lipstick Color or Balm: I don’t wear lipstick but sometimes I’ll add a liner to this salve that I can’t live without.
Top 3 Pieces of Baby or Kids Gear: 1. Swaddle Blankets – I saved them from when he was a baby and now we use it as a light shawl or towel for swimming and the beach. They’re so light and easy to travel with. 2. Snackeez– We saw this on an infomercial and had to get it. 3. Kids’ Herschel Backpack – We have the camo one and it’s the perfect size for day trips. He packs his own with whatever he wants to take. The small size is great for his age and it’s easy enough for me to take on if he gets tired carrying it.
Favorite Kids Clothing Brand: Zara Kids
Activity You Love to Do With Your Littles: We love to do arts and crafts. My son especially loves to do paper crafting, making his own cut outs and figures. Whenever I have a project for work I try to find something he can do alongside me. We also make a fun video series called the Tru Show. Nothing fancy but he likes to do his own toy reviews.
Your Secret Obsession When You Get an Hour to Yourself: Sit in silence! I love a quiet moment to drink some tea and catch up on my magazines.
Closet Staple That You Can’t Live Without: I’m a cardigan girl, always have one handy. My favorites are these.
Favorite Dessert Recipe to Make for Your Littles: We love to make our own s’mores at home and Rice Krispies Treats. Click here to get our recipe.
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