Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Flowers

I think I am going to make it a habit to leave for the weekend with a post of pretty flowers. Just because it makes me happy. These lovelies are from Saipua.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sunday Brunch

This amazing summer dress is from a new online dress shop called Sunday Brunch. Great assortment, nice layout. This could be a dangerous new habit...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Business Card

How simple yet elegant is this calligraphed business card? I would start a business just to order these!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Velvet Pumpkins

I know its only July and I am getting ahead of myself, but wouldn't Ink & Peat's velvet pumpkins be excellent place-card holders/table decor for Thanksgiving dinner? Ever since we made all of our guests Martha Stewarts's Pom-Pom Tom, its been hard to repeat the excitement over our table!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Friday!

I thought I would end the week with this pretty apricot rose and black dahlia combo. Calming and pretty, but the dark gives it some edge. Love.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Utterly Engaged

I saw this new online wedding magazine on Green Wedding Shoes. Pretty dresses, smartly decorated tables, gorgeous photos, chic crafts, all for a budget minded bride. What's missing? Just the cheese factor that makes most bridal magazines so hard to read. Cheers to cheese free! Keep it up!

PS. I am totally going to make this craft from their second issue!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flip Me Over

I found these great letterpress coasters over the weekend at Greer. There is something funny about the coaster telling me what to do and enjoying it. Really great as a unique hostess gift, don't you think?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Photo Booth Fun

An extremely creative photo booth via
Kiss the Groom.  

A mosaic of photo booth strips as the chicago skyline!  

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chalkbot paints the Tour de France

The Daily News had this article on the chalk message campaign that has been launched by Nike and Lance Armstrong's Livestrong organization at the Tour de France and I had to find out more about it.   The Chalkbot will paint personalized inspirational messages in yellow chalk along the route of the Tour, about 8 hours in front of the riders.  To submit a message, text "LIVESTRONG", followed by your message to 36453.  You can also enter a message from the official site,  The two videos below explain what it is and how it works.  Pretty cool.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Save the Date Animation

Check out this save the date! There is just something about this Vampire Weekend song and its completely perfect timing with the animation.

Love it when "he":
1. wrings himself out
2. takes the self pic
3. opens the car door for her

*via The Brides Guide

Monday, July 13, 2009

St. Germain

Just in case you are thirsty or have been searching for the perfect summer cocktail- fret no more! We've seen this liquor popping up on cocktail menus all over the city and had to give it a try. Not too sweet but faintly floral. We like. Try this recipe. Sip. Repeat. Ahhhhhhhh.
2 SHOTSChampagne* or Dry White Wine
1 ½ SHOTSSt-Germain
2 SHOTSSparkling Water or Club Soda
METHOD: Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist.

VARIATION: Think of Sartre circa 1947. Be the lemon twist.

* Or Sparkling Wine, Prosecco or Cava

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Paper Wisteria

I love, love, love this wisteria tree that was created for one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie, by one of their display coordinators in California, Ruthi Auda. Could I get married under branches of paper wisteria?!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Christian Oth

I love this photograph.  It looks like such an elegant soiree, tuxedos and sparkly lights everywhere!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hi There.

Welcome to my new project! I am feeling pretty lucky this morning so here we go. I see things all the time that are amazingly attractive or so interesting that they make me excited, make my heart beat a little faster or just make me feel good, so I'd like to share. Let the fun begin!

PS. There may be some wedding related posts to come, so if you would like to be surprised at my wedding, read with caution!