Setting the Mood: … And Break.

By |March 4th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

spring break fashionYour definition of “spring break” doesn’t necessarily need to include a wet t-shirt contest and well tequila shot from a super soaker into your already inebriated mouth.  Sometimes the best kind of spring breaks are those spent with close friends in low key locations.  Sure, during my years as a co-ed I visited the obvious and oh so exotic locales of Aculpulco, Cancun, and Panama City, but never did I appear in a Girls Gone Wild DVD, nor did I awake in nothing but plastic beads.  I did, however, misplace my purse and nearly face a lifetime spent in Mexico without government ID.  But alas, UPS delivers to all of Northern America and I was returned home safely to two less than impressed parental units.  While my behavior south of the border was less than stellar, let’s just remember that I was far from bikini clad, AK47 holding, Riff Raff groupie, so I call that a “win.”  And why should we ditch the tradition once we’ve earned our undergraduate degrees?  Maybe, much like naps, spring break is a tradition that should span on throughout all of adulthood.

spring break accessoriesLe Specs Cheshire Round Frame Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses, Etro Woven Pandanus and Printed Cotton FedoraAlexander Wang Prisma Silicone ToteSophia Webster Violeta Vinyl Sandals





Gift Guide: My Fair Maidens

By |January 10th, 2012|Gift Guide|

Some day you may meet a handsome, kind gentleman who will ask for your hand in marriage.  And while you may think that meeting the man of your dreams was the hardest part, buckle up baby- wedding planning is a whole new kind of stressful.

One of the easiest parts should be asking your best pals to stand by your side during your special day… but well, sometimes that part is difficult too.  Anyway, once you’ve decided who, you should decide how?  You can’t just text your friends to pop the question, afterall.  I’ve had friends send scavenger hunts, and awful dresses to be photographed in.  Brides to be are getting more and more creative in their “Will you?” presentations.

One of my favorite approaches is a gift bag chocked full of bridesmaid essentials.  Be sure to show them how much they really mean to you by putting together a gift bag with special items that may come in handy either during or before your impending nuptials.  Perhaps if your wedding is that of the destination type or even a “surprise” destination, use this as an opportunity to provide clues.  While you may be thinking, “Gosh, this is pricey,” don’t forget how much money your best gal pals will have to dish out for showers, and bachelorette parties, and dresses, oh my!  You’ve been a bridesmaid a time or two… remember?

All the essentials (similar to what is shown above):

Going to the chapel…