Puts me in such a great mood and makes me so happy to be a young woman!
My friend, Heather, wrote me an email the other day wanting to know what kind of cake we’re going to have at our wedding. Her interest in the sweets made me smile. I’ve never been asked such a specific question about the reception but honestly, it’s the one question I would DEFINITELY want to know the answer to as well! I absolutely love dessert but I’m actually rather picky about what I like…’light’ and ‘fruity’ is usually want I prefer.
I know this sounds super vague, but we’re having a ‘berry cake.’ I don’t really know anything more specific than that! I just told the Event Director at Restaurant Nora
that I adore berries and she said, “No problem! We’ll work with that and see what’s in season at the time.” Perfection.
Time for some dessert…..
Funny enough, when I was shopping at Zara this weekend I noticed a number of these slouchy jacket numbers. There were a few I liked, none as much as this one though.
Unfortunately, with warmer weather rapidly approaching I’m not sure I’d get a lot of use out of it. Maybe April and that’s it. Why do fashion companies do that? Why do they wait until the most inopportune time to bring these goodies into the stores?
Drooling is definitely a sign of scrumptious food. And nothing looks yummier to me right now than this amazing “no recipe apple tart” from Chez Pim.
The lovely young illustrator and designer, Anna Bond, who’s designed the fans for our wedding, recently posted about a quirky and brilliant decorating decision she made with respect to a friend’s wedding gift. She purchased a gift from her friend’s registry on Crate & Barrel and while she adores the boxes that they package the gifts in, she felt that they just weren’t festive enough. Instead of spending money on wrapping paper and other fancy trappings, she pulled out her sharpie and drew tracings of flowers all over the box. How smart right?
I know you’re probably thinking, “Ya, but I’m not an artist” but the truth is you probably have more talent when it comes to doodling than you think. After all, we’ve all sat through boring classes in school or meetings at work where a good doodle comes in handy
A little inspiration for the beginning of the work week. Hope you enjoyed!
What a lovely weekend. Our engagement party was this past Saturday and oh what fun we had!! 4am dance party, wonderful friends and amazing food. I’ll always have fond memories of the evening.
Prior to the party, I did a little window-shopping in Georgetown with my friends Stephanie and Tracy. If only Anthropologie
decided to become affordable I’d love to decorate my new home in everything made by them. I just adore the pale green sofa
, which I’d decorate with a few funky pillows
like this orange one. And as we definitely need a floor length mirror, why not this amazing, rustic-looking wooden one? Perfect right?
I used to own a book of the “Best of Blue Note Jazz Covers.” Where did it go?! I loved that thing. Carried it with me through four years of college and it left Wooster in tact.
I couldn’t help but walk down memory lane a bit after my last post
. These are only a few of the covers I adore. Some of these albums I own (yes, on cd or record). There are many, many more that are simply striking. More to come….
How does one get into the field of designing book covers? If I had artistic talent of this sort I think it would be a fascinating job, notwithstanding great challenges (i.e. pain-in-the-ass authors who have a ‘vision’ for their book cover).
If you have any thoughts on how one goes about doing such an awesome thing, I’d love to learn.
From The New York Times’ Book Design Review
blog, I really liked these two book covers. Intolerable Anarchy
made me think of my sister’s anarchist boyfriend. He’d probably dig it and regardless of your personal views on anarchy, I thought it was a humorous cover. Kind of a ‘stick-it-to-you’ concept.
But Being and Time
….now this one reminds me of all the old Blue Note album covers I so dearly love. With the advent of iTunes, I wonder if album cover art will vanish? What a sad day that will be.
My CB2 magazine came in the mail two nights ago and boy was it good this time around! There were so many things that I loved – from patio furniture to vases to kitchenware. Most of all, I loved the tatami bamboo bed they featured in the “sleep” section.
My fiance and I have been talking about getting a new bed for quite some time. He has this wonderful sleigh bed that’s beautiful but it’s size really consumes the entire room. Something like this bamboo bed
would be low to the ground and less conspicious, which I love.
On top of this, I’ve had my eye on this pin-tuck duvet cover and shams
from West Elm
for more than a year. I can’t believe it’s actually still available! I’m leaning towards the cream color, if not the pale blue and then head over to Timothy + Paul
for a few unique, colorful pillows. I can’t wait
I watched this short “behind-the-scenes” video on the New York Times’ Caucus blog and loved it. The piece uncovers the meticulous planning that’s required of the President’s staff and the press prior to such a high profile event at the White House.
What was most fascinating to me was twofold: I was surprised, but delighted, to see that the Times
chose to be open and transparent about their internal process for deciding which questions they would ask the President by showing clips of their staff’s internal brainstorm. Lastly,Obama did not end up calling on anyone from the Times
for a question last night, or a reporter from The Wall Street Journal
, The Washington Post
, Bloomberg or Reuters, instead offering questioning privileges to Univision
and Agence France Presse
. As the narrator of this video explains, that decision unto itself was also planned. That may seem obvious to a lot of you, but I still found it intriguing.