Saturday, May 30, 2009

Real Weddings: Amber & Greg

This beautiful couple f
rom San Francisco created a simply elegant outdoor wedding among the oak and pine trees at an all organic restaurant in Topanga, CA.

The groom is also a photographer who shot all the photos that served as the table numbers.

Stay tuned for more photos tomorrow!

The beautiful photography is the work of
Clarie Barrett.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fashion Fridays: Peaches and Cream

The peaches and cream color palette is romantic and mixes contemporary and traditional pieces. The scalloped theme carries through most of the collection. Just like a sweet peach!

$7,280.00 -

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Toast of the Town: Champagnes under $50

Champagne kisses for a price everyone can afford. Even an eco bubbly!

Don't  wait for a special event to pop a bottle of champagne. When you really think about it, everyday is a celebration, so toast to these 5 delicious champagnes under $50.

Green Highlight: POP Earth is made from sustainble farmed grapes, and their labels are made of recycled paper.


POP Earth $49.99,

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What I like...Ribboned Mirrors

While browsing Poppy Talk I saw these one-of-a-kind mirrors created by Ashley Rush of Rowan's Room. Each one is lovingly handcrafted from an antique cabinet door (which makes this an eco-friendly item). Most of these doors are over 100 years old, and they reflect those years through their unique beauty.

Here's an idea of how to display these unique mirrors.

Image via Comme Ça - photo by Erhard Pfeiffer

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fashion Fridays: Yes you Cannes

In celebration of the Cannes Film Festival I've created an outfit I'd like to wear while I'm strolling down the promenade.

Kendra Neil Ring, $75 -
Jimmy Choo Sandals, $785 -
Juicy Couture Luggage Tags, $60 -
Gucci Dress,
Bracelet, Ott0

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eco-friendly Wedding Dress Designers You Must See

Most green brides know about recycled invitations and organic food, but many don't know they can buy stunning, eco-friendly wedding gowns.  

Blue Plant Wedding showcased hot designers who are turning organic and fair-trade fabrics like organic silk, cotton and hemp into exquisite gowns.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Succulent Succulents

Images Via: Lovely Morning, Beth Beljon, With this Ring, Housemartin 
Succulents make the perfect eco-friendly option for flowers. They don't take much water and can be replanted after your wedding, so nothing is wasted. And there's something so romantic in the idea that you can walk into your garden and be reminded of your special day.
Succulents come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.  They are a perfect choice in summer heat, but are great in the fall and winter too, when many flowers are out of season.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fashion Fridays: Supersize Sunglasses

Happy fashion Friday to you!  

Don't think you can pull these off?  Here's a little help in choosing which ones are right for you. Go the opposite of your face shape: rectangle for a round face and round shades for an angular face.  Unleash your inner starlet with some glamorous, oversized sunglasses! 

images via: Polyvere, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli, Victoria Beckham, Million Looks

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To all you beautiful mothers, pamper yourselves.  You deserve it!  
Happy Mother's Day!   
Image via photo by Amy Dickerson

Thursday, May 7, 2009


She wore an itty-bitty-retro-bikini!  Retro swimsuits are hot this season.  Channel your inner 50's bombshell with these replica vintage looks.   Images via Elizabeth Obrien Berg,Daddy-O's
The great gals at Frou Frou found some of these amazing swimsuits.  They also offer a bridal registry.   What more could you ask for?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Playing with the Queen of Hearts! Stamps...

How perfect are these new stamps put out by the Post Office? Put the queen stamp on the invitation and the king stamp on the reply card.  So adorable! 

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Since it's Cinco De Mayo, I thought I would give you some inspiration for a Mexican wedding. Bright colors, festive music and spicy food create the setting for a hot Latin night! Decorate with Mexican paper flags, paper flowers, and pinatas.  The pinatas can be filled with fun goodies that serve as your guest favors.  Mariachis playing for the cocktail and traditional Mexican folk dancers for entertainment. Food should be traditional with a creative twist. Taco bar, mini green tamales, and, for dessert, tres leche cake and Mexican wedding cookies.  Ole!

Images: Top Row: Cake, Favor and Table from, Folk Dancer from Mexico Lindo 
Second Row: Tile Placecards from Laura Hopper, Dress image from  Simply Smitten Brides, Mexican Cookies from Sprinkles and Jimmies
Third Row: Margarita image from Edible Portland, Table Setting image from Snippet and Ink
Forth Row:  Paper Flowers from Diversity Store, Bar Image from Simply Natural Events, Mariachis image from, Pinata image from Flickr

Aah friendly?

Aah a cold cerveza (beer) and margarita's are a must for tomorrow's Cinco De Mayo celebration.  Grab these fun recycled tumblers from Green Glass Co.  Created from the bottom of the popular Mexican Sol beer bottle.  


Green Glass Co is an eco-friendly company that takes discarded beer and wine bottles and adds a twist, making them into recycled glassware.