Wednesday, July 18, 2012


What a perfect, messy updo for a casual chic, outdoor wedding. I found this on Pinterest via Hilary Houlette and I immediately repinned it. Tiffany Simpson of Ony Salon created the updo for a special photo shoot created by Mary Melissa Johnson of First City Events.

Image repinned on Pinterest from Hilary Houlette, original image found on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, in a shoot by First City Events, hairstyle by Ony Salon

Check out the original post for more shots of the 'do from different angles so that you can have your hairstylist recreate it!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I love Tory Burch's take on the use of raffia straw with these natural woven ballet flats. I have a pair of black leather Tory flats, and I'm thinking that these suckers should be added to my collection. Especially since the only size left is my size - that's some kind of sign, right?
 Image found via footnotesonline

They are so pretty and lightweight for summer - and they are on sale, check them out!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I am loving this ring box idea from Martha Stewart Weddings that I just repinned on Pinterest, especially if you are a book lover or incorporating the idea of books into the rest of your wedding day.  

 Image repinned on Pinterest from Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, original image found on Martha Stewart Weddings

Secret Safe Books will glue all the pages of your favorite book together and carve a hole in the center to store the rings.  

It's a safe way for your ring bearer to carry your rings down the aisle without dropping and losing them. Plus, you'll have a chic way to store valuables after the wedding day - it's always nice to be able to use your wedding decor items in your home afterwards. 

Check out all the different variations you can choose from, available on our favorite online shop, Etsy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I'm all about a bride wearing colored shoes on her wedding day (I wore orange), but if you just want to keep things traditional and match your shoes to your dress, it doesn't get much better than these ivory satin heels from BHLDN. The ruffle detailing is to DIE for and the heel is a manageable, danceable 4 inches.

 Image found via BHLDN

Oh, and the best part? They're on sale for $180 (down from $260)! So scoop them up while you can. 


Monday, July 9, 2012


I am so beyond thrilled about the opening of Beyond Sushi in New York City! Some of you may remember that I was lucky enough to taste the delicious, organic alternative to sushi back in December when I met with Espirit Events

Well now, not only can you enjoy this delicious treat at your special event, but you can also get it just about any time you want in Union Square.

Image found via Beyond Sushi

Check out my original post here, and learn even more by visiting their new site:

Oh, and did I mention that the chef, Guy Vaknin, was just on Hell's Kitchen? This is definitely a restaurant opening that you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Well, it's the day before the 4th of July and what better way to celebrate than to dress up your little one in these red and white striped raffia baby flats? Stuart Weitzman has outdone himself once again, my friends.

I mean, check out that adorbs red bow and the zipper detailing in the back - have you ever seen anything so nice on a baby shoe? And at only $29, they are a steal. So, take the advice of and snag a pair for your flower girl - she'll fit right in at your beach-side New England nuptials.

Thank you to Mrs. Amanda Alpern-Cordero for the fabulous find!

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