Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Silk & Willow

For Bellafare's recent upstate Connecticut wedding we collaborated with the oh so talented, Matthew Robbins. It is always such a pleasure working with Matthew and his uber creative team, especially when they introduce us to new vendors like Silk & Willow!

Who knew I could get so excited about ribbon? This ribbon is certainly unlike any other ribbon you have ever seen in your life! They are plant dyed and only come in soft natural hues. Each ribbon truly is a one-of-a-kind piece that is so beautiful, it looks like a painting. See for yourself…

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cannon Green

I am already a big fan of Pippin Hill and Zero George from the brains behind the Easton & Porter Group and am super excited about the launch of their newest venue, Cannon Green.  Located in downtown Charleston, this venue looks to be just as elegant and well designed as the existing venues. The Trolley room can seat up to 220 guests with pre-reception events taking place in the courtyard.

As a Wedding Planner, I always appreciate a well laid out venue that offers space for weddings and parties of any size. As with the other Easton & Porter venues, Cannon Green, is sophisticated without being stuffy and offers a clean slate for an event of any style... and who doesn't love a little Southern Charm?

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…