30 April 2012

Hitched and Mooned!

I'd like to break my radio silence by announcing that we married just over two weeks ago! The weekend was absolutely grand- full of our favorite people, laughter, excellent food, dining, cake smashing into faces and libations. It's hard to pin down, but a few of my favorite moments were: my oldest flower girl declared, "I'm a cloud. We're all clouds. We're little clouds and you're a big cloud!" She also thought the bridesmaids were the sun:) As well, when I clumsily dropped a champagne glass and without missing a beat, the bridal party joked, "Mazel Tov!"

We hopped on a plane shortly after to spend a week in Venice, followed by a cruise where we explored several ports in Montenegro, Croatia and Greece! More photos to follow on my Flickr page (once I've finished Thank you notes, I'll upload)...

Our adventure was amazing...I'm looking forward to a long and fruitful life with the most amazing man I've ever met! 

12 April 2012

Crystal Light Bulbs

Designer Lee Broom created these beautiful crystal lamps, inspired by whisky decanters. View his webpage.

Sakura Candy Corn

Why not whip up a batch of this yummy Sakura Candy Corn and head over to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to check out the cherry blossoms?


4 cups white popcorn, popped

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp baking soda

a pinch of fleur de sel

1 tbsp butter, unsalted
5 drops sakura extract {or 1 tsp vanilla extract}
a touch of pink food dye {optional}
a handful of white or primary nonpareils {optional}

(Oh Joy!)

Marfa Brand Soap

I'm a sucker for pretty soaps in aesthetically pleasing  packing. Handmade in Marfa, Texas, this bar is Bergamot Grapefruit with Lemon Peel and Earl  Grey Tea!

Polka Dot Jeans

I'm focusing on the goal here: get to the honeymoon. A topic, which has me desiring to add some new "vacation-wear" to my closet. These fun and flirty polka dot ankle jeans from AG are spot on. I couldn't resist the pun:) Purchase at Anthropologie.

10 April 2012

Checkered Tea Spoons

In the midst of brianstorming my braidsmaids tea for this weekend, I stumbled across these adorable checkered tea spoons! Set of 4= $24 at Anthropologie

Seaweed Friendship Bracelet

Did you make friendship bracelets as a kid? The Seaweed friendship bracelet is ideal for summering in Nantucket. Purchase at Monica Rose Jewelry.

09 April 2012

The Evolution of Cheerleaders

Retronaut has a fun series of photos tracking the evolution of cheerleaders. Check it out here.

Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker

Cocktail hour should be playful, and this Pete the Penguin shaker is a good place to start. Check it out at Amazon.

Zebra Towels

Vacation. Vacation. Vacation. Come Friday, I'm out until the end of the month! I love these vibrant zebra towels from Need Supply. The carrying straps are genius! If you're willing to pay $240 for a towel, (I'm not;)  you can find them at Need Supply.

Nambe Copper Canyon

Nambe makes beautiful pieces for entertaining at home. I have several on our wedding registry, these: Copper Canyon wine chiller and coaster. So Pretty!

05 April 2012

A look back at NYC cabs

Have you ever wondered what cabs looked like back in 1906? Check out this photo series of past to present New York City taxi vehicles.

AILI Rings

From artist Monica Ruzanksy, these pretty stackable rings are crafted from recycled metals.  Read more at The Cut.

04 April 2012

Easter for Grown-ups

Do you ever look back to Easter egg hunts? When we got to our teenage years, my folks started to organize challenging riddles, which lead from one clue to next- and eventually to a big East basket of goodies. We're a little past those days. Time to treat myself to a box of Elegant Eggs from Norman Love Confections dot com. 

03 April 2012

Mezzo Glasses

I can't think of a better way to drink a crisp white wine with your lady pals, than with these Mezzo glasses. Find yours at LSA International.

Pasta Bolognese Tote

The Pasta Bolognese tote will keep your organized...when shopping for your pasta bolognese dinner! Purchase at one and the same.

02 April 2012

Salt Boxes

I'm a sucker for aesthetically pleasing kitchen supplies. These ceramic salt boxes would be ideal for keeping your bulk spices organized! (Rare Device)


What happens when nunchucks and chopsticks join forces? Nunchops.  Purchase them at perpetual kid.

Tasha Pavé Open Circle Necklace

While I already have my bridesmaids set with pearl necklaces, I'm kind of wishing I had come across this beautiful necklace earlier! It's definitely something that can be worn again.