Friday, February 28, 2014

Apartment Update: Bedroom

Little by little our apartment is coming together! I am so pleased with how our bedding turned out. Luckily we had a ton of gift cards to William Sonoma, so I was able to get our duvet cover and shams free of charge! I had been eying this sheet set from Biscuit for a while now and once I picked out our duvet cover I knew they'd be the perfect match. A couple of years ago my sister bought me the cutest shamrock boudoir pillow case from D. Porthault, but I was never able to find a place to use it until now. I love the pop of color it adds and love having a little ode to Ireland on our bed :) Another cute piece I added was a Leslie Linsley pillow from Nantucket. Everything came together so nicely and the monogrammed shams and decorative pillows give it such a personalized touch! 

 I accessorized my nightstand with some favorite pictures, tiny perfume bottles, and jewelry. 
I hung this frame with this print beside our bed - cheesy, I know, but a nice little reminder of the promise we have made to each other. The next room I am going to tackle is the living room. I'm on the hunt for the perfect rug and throw pillows (finally saying farewell to my pink pillows to make it a little more gender neutral!). 

Thursday, February 27, 2014


I am loving the cocktail rings and necklaces made by Asha! Here are some of my favorites:  
5. Pave Zodiac Ring (got this in virgo - can't wait to wear it in Cabo!)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: The After Party

After Party:
Photobooth: Majestic Photobooth
Sunglasses & Coozies: Custom Ink
Cigars: ;) 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hermes Silk Scarves:

I recently found a great app to help show you various ways to tie your silk scarves. A very good friend of mine worked for Hermes, so I was able to score some scarves and twillys for about 60% off! Thanks to Bradley Agather of Luella & June I now have the Hermes Silk Knot app on my phone. Here is my favorite way to tie found on Bradley's instagram

Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: Pascalou

MFB and I had dinner at Pascalou on Saturday night. We went for their twilight dinner menu which was $24.95/person for a 3-course meal. MFB had lamb chops and I had the rosemary chicken. We both thought the food was delicious, but our table on the windowless 2nd floor was a bit cramped. I would definitely go back, but I would be sure to make a reservation and ask for a table on the 1st floor. The maitre d', Martin, is very friendly and quite funny. I've also heard they have an amazing brunch!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: The Reception

The Reception: 
Pipes & Drums: NYPD (Family friend)
First Dance: What a Wonderful World
Cake Topper, Ring Pillow, Card Box: Etsy
Wedding Coordinator: TJ of Blush Events
Donation in lieu of Favors: Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Photographer: Chris Owyoung of Brian Dorsey Studios

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I decided this long weekend would be the perfect opportunity to try out the BluePrintCleanse. I know a few people who have done it and not one of them liked it. I heard that some of the juices were disgusting and that it would make you nauseous and dizzy. However, I need to be in a bikini in 3 weeks, so I decided it was worth a try to kick start a healthy diet. I am SO glad I did! After 3 days without food I feel totally fine. I did "cheat" a few times and had a banana, a few pieces of celery and a couple baby carrots, but it was honestly more out of boredom than feeling starved. I was able to sit through a meal with MFB at a Philly cheeseteak place and an Italian dinner with my fam without feeling insanely jealous about what they were eating. I would definitely try this again, maybe even the 6-day cleanse. My favorites were the Spicy Lemonde and Cashew Milk! Hopefully I can keep up this healthy kick until we get to Cabo :) 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: The Ceremony

The Ceremony
Violinist: Gregory Harrington
Violin Solo: Ashokan Farewell
Vocalist: Cathie Ryan
Bridal Party Procession: Somewhere Along The Road
 Bride's Procession: No Frontiers
Recessional: Traditional Irish Reels
Programs, Menus, Escort cards, etc.: Lion In The Sun (Park Slope)
Florist: Lenox Hill Florist
Photographer: Chris Owyoung of Brian Dorsey Studios

Yes, our ring bearer carried a lollipop down the aisle!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Getting Ready

Every Wednesday for the month of February I'll be featuring pictures from our September wedding. If you know of anyone planning a wedding in NYC, all vendors I highlight are ones that truly did an amazing job and that I would highly recommend. Enjoy! 

The Girls 
Location: The Carlyle Hotel 
Bridesmaid's Hair: Yves Durif Salon (Dyana & Julie) 
Bride's Hair: Craig from Warren Tricomi (Madison Avenue)
Makeup: Kimara Ahnert (Melissa & Anita) 
Bride's Dress, Belt & Shoes: Oscar de la Renta via Saks Bridal
Bride's Rings & Earrings: Paolo Costagli (earrings were MFB's wedding gift to me)
Bride's Bracelet: Poppy & Dolly gave it to my Mom and she passed it down to me :) 
Rings Tied to Bride's Bouquet: My Great-Grandmother's wedding band, MFB's Grandmother's engagement ring and a ring Dolly purchased for herself with her first paycheck! 
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew 
Flower Girl Dresses: Katina Katoo
Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar
Photographer: Chris Owyoung of Brian Dorsey Studios 
Videographer: Fiore Films (our highlight film)

The Boys
Location: The Soho Grand
Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse (Vera Wang's Line)
Groomsmen Gifts: Tiffany's Money Clips
Wedding Band: Tiffany
Groom's Watch: IWC (my wedding gift to MFB
Groom's Reception Jacket: Saks