From the Runway To Your Wedding Day

February 21, 2014. Category: inspiration, trends, uncategorized

Fashion was my first love. I attended The Fashion Institute in NYC  many moons ago and I love to see how fashion relates to weddings.  There is no question, that trends we see on  7th Avenue will make their way into the wedding world.

Here’s how you can incorporate some current high-fashion styles into your big day.

Floral Hair Accessories:

Floral Hair

This is an effortless way to add a touch of whimsy to your wedding celebration! Zac Posen is one of the many designers seen practicing this style.

Peaches and Cream Makeup:

Peachy Makeup

Look refreshed and youthful on your wedding day with a creamy makeup palette! Dewey finishes help to create the appearance of radiant skin, while peach-y lips and cheeks enhance your natural beauty.

Pretty Pastels:

Pretty Pastels

Hello spring! These fresh pastel tones will ensure your guests that the spirit of love is in full bloom.

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Happy Anniversary Rory and Kenan!

February 16, 2014. Category: details, groom, real wedding, uncategorized
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Sunny Side Up

February 07, 2014. Category: cooking, decor, inspiration

So you are engaged, or hoping to be.  Start Valentine’s Day off just right by preparing breakfast with love for your special someone.  Wake them up with one or a few of these cute breakfast ideas.

Heart-y Hole-in-One Eggs

 

Directions:

1. Lightly toast bread. Cut out heart shapes from center. (I save the toasted hearts and put butter and cinnamon sugar on them — serve them right along side.)

2. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

3. Add the toast and crack an egg right inside it.

4. Cook to desired level of doneness. If you flip the toast, it doesn’t look as pretty — but it’s necessary if you don’t like your eggs overeasy. We love ‘em runny, so I just turn the heat down to medium-low and put a lid over the top ’til the egg white cooks through.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup

 

Red Velvet Pancakes:

1 1/2 C. Buttermilk

4  Eggs

4 Tbsp. Butter, melted

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 Tbsp. Red Food Coloring

2 C. Flour

2 Tbsp. Cocoa

1/3 cup Sugar

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Salt

 

 Buttermilk Syrup:

 1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Buttermilk

2 Cup Sugar

2 Tbsp. Vanilla

1 tsp. Baking Soda

Directions:

For the pancakes, mix together dry ingredients and set aside. Melt butter in separate bowl, then add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and food coloring. Blend well. Pour in dry mixture and beat until smooth.

Pour ½ cup of the whipped batter on a greased skillet. Pan fry on medium heat until browned. Flip over and brown again. Top with desired toppings and serve warm.

(To make a heart shaped pancake (optional), place a heart shaped cookie cutter on the skillet, and pour batter into the cookie cutter. Remove form before flipping.)

Make the syrup by bringing the first three ingredients to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda.  Stir and Serve.

*Optional toppings include syrup, butter, whipping cream, and shaved chocolate.

Serve it all on this awesome Acrylic Bed Tray from CB2.

with this modern Muse Reversible Pitcher from Jonathan Adler:

 

 

Maybe you can both call in sick?

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