Annie wants to live in a world where quirks are celebrated, brunches come with mimosas, and dance parties are expected. When she’s not coloring outside the lines, you can find her doting on her husband, getting overly excited about ideas, and filling up her calendar with friend dates. She longs for an afternoon on a terrace that over looks a lake, sparkling cocktail in hand, Justin’s hand in the other. The Southerner in her politely requests a brass band playing nearby.
Justin respects a good Belgian brew. You can easily find him reading every news article on Twitter, watching documentaries while Annie is out at girls’ nights, and researching their next destination. There’s a patio table in Paris calling his name. Alors.
He made her a Montgomery and she turned it into a Fest. After the wedding in Dallas, they moved their life to Brussels, Belgium for two years. This sparked an insatiable love for travel and the Travelogue was born. In July 2014, they repatriated back to the States and landed in San Francisco, California. A year and a half of America reminded them just how European they’d become. And thus, London.
The blog is our outlet for creativity. Annie does the writing and the scheming and Justin comfortably sits behind the scenes combing through said schemes and patiently waiting for the camera to eat first. Be it paintings and graphics or our latest adventure photos, it serves as inspiration to keep us growing and pushing creative boundaries. A major part of the blog is a gathering space. To meet new friends along this crazy cool journey. To compare notes on expat life and where to get the best glass of cava.
MontgomeryFest is what our music festival would be called. You’ve got your culinary court and your poster designs at the merch tent. The headliner is travel. Everybody gather round, let’s have a little fun..
MontgomeryFest is a design studio based in London. Featured is a collection of fun, bold, whimsical creations by Annie Montgomery. She strongly believes great design has the power to change perspective and welcome someone into your home.
Inspired by watercolor drying, the idea of being a local, and when people let their weird hang out. Fueled by collaboration and ideas taking shape over coffee and belly laughs.