Wedding Bliss 002

March 4, 2010
Grown-Up, Jewelry and Fashion, Parties

Last week, I posted Wedding Bliss 001 which set the scene for our Hudson Valley nuptials. Next up, in issue 002 of this series, is our wedding fashion. We wanted to feel comfortable and natural, not fairytale or stiff. So we went with what we loved.


We tweaked the order of a traditional wedding a bit by starting with the cocktail hour. Everyone arrived at Cat Rock around half past six in the evening, and Michael and I joined them. He was in his wedding suit, but I was in a short ‘n sweet white dress by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent.

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Michael’s bespoke suit deserves a section of its own. It was designed by my dear friend Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders as a wedding gift for us. Michael has a thing for the Mad Men fashion era.

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My dress was by Kenneth Pool. (That’s my super-glam mom next to me in the green gown.)

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And lastly, our most special guests, our nieces and nephews. The three flower girls, Han nah, Grey, and Sidney, wore a sweet dress by Pipsqueak Chapeau that we bought at Seed Factory in Atlanta. Jordan, my junior bridesmaid wore an awesome dress, but sadly I don’t remember who made it. And the boys, Quinn and Zach, were looking dapper in their little suits.

Next up in volume 003, the printed matter…

(Again, lovely photos by the lovely Heather Weston.)



Paint Chip Crafts

March 2, 2010
Decor, DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Food, Grown-Up, Tween to Teen, Upcycled

Why do we love paint chips?

  1. They consist of lots of pretty colors.
  2. They are free.
  3. They satisfy our childhood love of a new box of Crayola crayons.

If you are in need of paint chip inspiration, scroll down…


Cocktail tags by my friend Danny at Daily Danny.

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Colors wheels from Design Crush via The Bean and the Bear.


Benjamin Moore DIFFA table from 2008, via Glamorous Green. (Yes, that wall is done with paint chips)


Paint chip booklets by Whimsy Girl via Ukay Ukay.


Pixelated Marilyn portrait spotted at Nerdlike.


Headboard via Design Sponge.

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Paint Chip Phonics by Pink and Green Mama.


Paint chip notebooks by Crow Roosters Crow via The Crafty Crow.


Food or Faux?

February 26, 2010
Food, Gifts, Grown-Up

Play food is huge in the kiddo market. I’m crazy about Yellow Label Kids’ knitted sweets and Haba’s felt and wood foods. But now I feel like there’s a trend towards foods that look inedible (but really are) and products that aren’t edible but look it. What am I talking about? Look!

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Food or Faux? It’s faux! This is soap, people! Amazing craftsmanship, but do I really want to wash my hands with a cinnamon bun? Soaps by Soapopotamus .

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Food or faux? It’s food! Yes, dear readers, these crayons from Luxirare are made from ingredients like sesame seeds, melted marshmallow, yellow Fruity Pebbles, dried banana, and more. Found via Petite Planet. I do think kids will eventually be chomping down on wax if they get to savor these even once.


Food or faux? It’s food! Here is a classic cupcake that really is sugary-sweet perfection—no wax, no weirdness. From my favorite local Brooklyn bakery, One Girl Cookies.