Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jessica Simpson's Beverly Hills Home

I am in love with Jessica Simpson's house that was recently featured on Lonny Magazine. The backyard could not be anymore gorgeous…how amazing would it be to host a dinner party amongst these twinkle lights and greens? I love the architecture, interior, and shabby chic touches. 




















Friday, October 3, 2014

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Wedding

So, everybody is blogging about the wedding of the century and the fact that the world's most eligible bachelor is now off the market. It seems that George Clooney has finally met his match. Amal Alamuddin is an accomplished and intelligent barrister with beauty and style to boot.

Most importantly, let's start with Alamuddin's wedding weekend style which was absolute perfection…

This Stella McCartney cream pantsuit was probably my favorite of the weekend
 Photo via Vanity Fair

Alamuddin showed off her killer legs in this Giambattista Valli Couture Macrame Embroidered Dress  
Photo via Vanity Fair

And, of course, this Oscar de la Renta stunner! 

Now to the wedding…

The most dapper (and ridiculously happy) couple around 

Girls being girls 

 A true Venice ceremony 


Family Portraits 

A sweet moment 

Quite the celebration! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Mrs.Box

Super excited about the announcement for pre-orders of the most stunning ring boxes created by the team behind Grey Likes Weddings. Setup the perfect shot with these not so typical hierloom pieces.   Made with vintage velvet and gold foil, your wedding photos are sure to be glam with these pretties. Get em' while they're hot at The Mrs. Box.



Photos by the amazing Jose Villa

Friday, September 12, 2014

Take Root

Last night, my husband and I went to Take Root in our Carroll Gardens neighborhood and were blown away by the food. I think The New York Times said it best by saying, "It is a rare thing to pay for a meal but feel as if it were a gift."

With only one seating at 8:00pm and 12 total seats, this gem is so much more than a restaurant. What started as a supper club is now a restaurant open three nights a week that doubles as a yoga studio by day, yet still manages to feel like an upscale dining experience (gotta love NYC). The chef, Elise Kornack's, love for cooking is apparent in every dish. From the homemade brown butter (which takes 3 1/3 hours to make) to the squid with onions and poppy seeds, to the incredible sesame cake with chocolate ganache, Elise and her partner, Anna, cook, clean, and serve every dish with the amount of love and care only a true artist can appreciate.

Here is a small sampling of last night's exquisite dishes…





Thursday, August 7, 2014

Black + Green

I am totally guilty of judging a book by its cover and instantly fell in love with the cover of Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things when I first saw it in a bookstore. How gorgeous is this cover!? You can't tell from this image but the black portion is actually rubber and the text is a shiny green foil.

I am digging this black and green color combination and think it would make for a beautiful tablescape… 







Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New + Improved Website and Branding

Hi friends!! I am super excited to share Bellafare's new website with you all today!  We are still the same brand that you have come to know and love over the past 5 years, just with a new and improved look.

We worked with the fab designers at Flosites and could not be any happier with how everything turned out. Happy browsing!







Monday, July 28, 2014

Soul Searching + Exciting News

As you can tell, I have been super MIA lately. To be completely honest, I have mixed feelings about blogging sometimes. I love being able to express myself creatively via my blog but sometimes feel that it takes away from focusing on other things (i.e. family, relaxing, my other business etc).

Social Media is a very slippery slope where you can quickly become obsessed with the latest Instagram posts, Facebook feeds, or Tweets, and loose track of what is really important. I love sharing my life with others but also want to maintain some level of privacy. Rather than posting every day to just post something, I have decided to only post things that truly inspire me and are worthy of sharing with the world.

Speaking of which (drumroll)….I am super excited to share with my readers today a sneak peek of Bellafare's new branding and website, which will launch this week! Thanks Flosites for the amazing new look. We look forward to embarking on this new journey. More details to come…

New Logo 

Snapshot of new branding 

Print Collateral