Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Olivia Palermo's Wedding

My all-time favorite fashionista, Olivia Palermo, recently got married to her studdly model boyfriend of six years, Johannes Hueba, in Bedford, New York. I have said it before but this girl can do no wrong. Let's start with her classic Carrie Bradshaw shoes….AMAZING! Only Olivia can pull off a three piece wedding 'dress' that includes white shorts with a full tulle Carolina Herrera overlay and a simple cashmere swather with osterich feathers. I am obsessed with her super simple ponytail that looks oh so chic and clean light makeup. The girl has got some serious confidence and I love it!



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Watermelon!

Summer is here and what better way to cool off than with a watermelon themed party! How cute would a little girl's birthday party be with this theme? Here are a few ideas to bring your party to life… 








Watermelon Italian Ice via Chocolate Moosey

Watermelon Sandwich Cookies via Taste and Tell Blog

via Etsy

via Etsy


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stone Fox

For whatever reason, I wasn't so into the wedding dress shopping experience when I was getting married. Maybe it was because I didn't have the mega budget that I needed to buy a designer dud (that looked cool and boho yet cost a fortune) or because I am not that sentimental, especially when it comes to clothes, but whatever it was, it wasn't all that exciting to me. I didn't feel there was one dress that I was meant to have nor did I get butterflies when I tried on the dress that I ultimately ended up choosing. In fact, I ended up taking apart the dress I purchased to try to make it a bit more of what I had envisioned; a bit boho and Grecian yet elegant.

If only Stone Fox was around when I went bridal dress shopping in 2010. Molly Guy started Stone Fox with one mission in mind, "to offer brides everything they need to have the mellow, meaningful, and insanely cool wedding of their dreams." This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Her dresses are a bit too Kate Moss for me, though if I could pull off this look, I totally would…



The Polly

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fashion Forward Wedding Gowns

Our bride this past weekend was quite the sight of glamour and sophistication in her blue floral Carolina Herrera "wedding" gown. Guests were blown away when the bride walked down the aisle in her fashion forward wedding dress. I certainly admire a bride who has the confidence and sense of style to step outside of the traditional norms and choose something a bit unexpected...

Our sweet bride & groom in their oh so chic attire 


Ellie Saab, yes please!

Alexander McQueen via 100 Layer Cake 








Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kimye Wedding




The much anticipated photos from Kim Kardashian and Kayne West's wedding this past weekend have been released by E News.

While I am not a huge fan of this family, I have to admit, Kim looked amazing! I love her stunning Givenchy Haute Couture lace dress and clean, sleek hair. The decor looked glamourous, as always, and consisted of an insane amount of white florals. There was even a huge peony wall built behind the altar. The Italian fortress, Forte di Belvedere, where they chose to host the ceremony and reception, was not too shabby either.

Congrats Kimye!







Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Boho Bride

I am not bohemian at all (wish I was that cool) but something about a loose dress, floral head wreath, and bare feet on your wedding day seems super cool and chic at the same time… Maybe in my next life?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Travel Tales: Tulum

Hi friends! So sorry for being MIA lately. With wedding season in full swing, things have been a bit nutty around here.

Prior to the season starting, I did get to sneak away to Tulum, which is a must-see if you have never been! I LOVED the eco-chic, bohemian vibe of this cool beach town and could not have been more pleased with the food.

 Hartword was unbelievable and Casa Jaguar was incredibly fresh and delicious. There are no ovens (or electricity for that matter) in Tulum, so most restaraunts operate with only wood fire. The cocktails are the freshest I have ever tasted and the food is all locally sourced and creatively concocted. Most restaurants are set within the jungle and are decorated with lots of hanging pots, candles, and potted plants or herbs. I don't know who was responsible for the decor of these places but they are a genious.

The beach was simple yet beautiful and the people could not have been friendlier. We stayed at Casa Violeta, which was situated on the beach. Our little hut was lovely and perfect for a relaxed, casual vacation. The restaurant on-site was really yummy as well (order ceviche, fish tacos, and purple basil mojitos) and I could certainly get used to waking up to that view each morning!

Time spent in a place like Tulum reminds you to slow down and notice the little things, like a cool sea breeze, sand in your toes, and laughter with friends. I will be back for sure! Until next time…

Packing!

Casa Violeta Restaraunt

View from our room

The amazing Hartwood

Hartwood Kitchen 


Simple reminders 

Post Snorkel in the cenotes 

Our hotel 


Beach Bar at BeTulum

Soakin' up the sun 

Coco Locos at Mateo's 

Coolest vibe at Casa Jaguar 

How cool is this sink at Casa Jaguar? 

Bar at Casa Jaguar. Note the bartender wearing a feathered headdress….amazing

My favorite hotel, Coqui Coqui