Monday, March 29, 2010

Smitten Sticks

Smitten Sticks are simple, playful and perfect for creating those fun moments just begging to be captured, whether it’s during a wedding, birthday party or any other celebration rife with photo opts.

Available on Etsy, Smitten Sticks are sold in kits and are easily assembled. Perfect for wedding photobooths, favors or polaroids, Smitten Sticks are for the couple who are planning a unique, imaginative and most importantly, a fun-filled celebration. After all, who knows happily ever after better than these ladies?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fashion Fridays: Easter Brunch

Mrs. E. Bunny

Lavin Dress:
Net a Porter, $8,100
KG by Kurt Geiger Heels: Kurt Geiger, $225
Kate Spade Necklace: Kate Spade, $450
Pearl Earrings: Oasis, $10
Ugo Cacciatori Ring: Far Fetch, $421
Halston Heritage Clutch, Net a Porter, $195

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What's Going On...Earth Hour March 27th

Earth Hour will take place on the 27th March at 8.30 pm local time. People are encouraged to take just sixty off from using their lights and spend this time outside with family and friends. This has been running for two years now and every year the movement gets larger, this year’s target is one billion people. Just turn the lights off and take an hour off, imagine the result is everyone did that?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cupcake Truck...Yum

To satisfy your sweet tooth have Enjoy Cupcakes come to your next event with their adorable restored vintage Shasta trailer...twinkling lights, a festive canopy & a wafting sweet smell will make your event unique & unforgettable.

Do you have a favorite flavor, color, scent, theme, or drink? Let them incorporate that into custom desserts especially for you & your guests!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fashion Fridays: And the Oscar Goes to the Men

We all gushed over the gorgeous women on the Red Carpet, but this year the men shined just as bright!

Here are my top 3 favorites:
Tom Ford, Robert Downey Jr., Zac Efron

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Play that Record...

For all you record collectors out there, Ello There Invitation created this fab invitation that represents your love for music and vintage perfectly. The invite is printed as a mock record that your guests will pull out of this sweet little sleeve, just like a record! The Record sleeve design can be changed for a custom design fee. Colors are also customizable.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vintage....Lost & Found

Looking for those great vintage trunks, chairs, and suitcases? Try found an event decor and prop resource supplying brides, event planners, designers and photographers with unique vintage items to give their presentations character, style and originality. Using resources and connections across the country, Jeni is usually able to find that unique item you have been dreaming about!

Images Via: Wedding Chicks

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Signature Cocktails: A Sip of Perfection

A signature cocktail is almost the norm at parties these days. It's a great way to personalize your event. Jonathan Pogash a New York based mixologist offers his top tips in creating the prefect signature cocktail for your wedding.
  1. The theme of your day – Whether it’s ‘Hamptons beach party’ or ‘70’s retro-disco’, align your specialty libation with what your day will hold forth.
  2. Color – If this is a large part of your theme, consider it for your cocktails: Purple, pink, yellow, green, silver – all colors can be recreated in the liquid form.
  3. What liquor do I use? – Ask yourselves what your favorite spirits are, and decide from there. The possibilities are endless. A trend nowadays is back towards classic cocktails, so if you’re lovers of Gin, Rum, and Rye or Bourbon, think about using those as your base spirits.
  4. Save $$$ - By offering one or two specialty cocktails, you can limit your guests’ drinking habits. Even better, offer only your specialty cocktails during cocktail hour, and beer and wine during dinner.
  5. Ease of preparation – If you’re fortunate enough to have caterers who are experienced in fine dining, you may not have an issue with this. But for the most part, catering bartenders don’t have much experience with specialty cocktails, let alone custom-made specialty cocktails. Think about using simple, ready-made and easily accessible ingredients. Even submitting a recipe for a batched or pitcher version of your drink would ease the bartender’s nerves, and ensure a perfect, consistent cocktail every time.
  6. Always have non-alcoholic versions of your alcoholic cocktails readily available for your guests. It usually just entails eliminating the alcoholic portion of the drink, and adding in a bit more of the mixers.
French Martini

What You Need
  • 1 oz. citrus vodka
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

How to Make It
  • Shake vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord well with ice in a shaker.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with lime wedge.
Image Via the Knot

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fashion Friday: Alice in Wonderland

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz did an amazing Alice in Wonderland - inspired photo shoot for Vogue Magazine last fall featuring fashion icons and their designs. It is just divine!

Top Row: Karl Lagerfield; Chanel Haute Couture satin jacket Row 2: Jean Paul Gaultier; Blue silk-jersey draped dress by Gaultier Paris Row 3: Viktor & Rolf; Viktor & Rolf multi-layered silk dress Row 4: Christian Lacroix and Stephen Jones; Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress with painted and sculpted mink dickey over lace top and frilled lame skirt Row 5: John Galliano and Alexis Roche; Dior Couture

Through the Looking Glass Week

I'm so excited by the much anticipated Alica in Wonderland, by Author Lewis Carroll coming out this Friday! I've decided to dedicated a whole week to all things Alica!

You can't have a Mad Hatter Tea Party without the right invitations...

Image Via: No Fuss Fabulous
These gorgeous Alice in Wonderland table numbers and place cards are hand painted by the lovely ladies from Momental Designs.