Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fêtes & Fashion: Vintage Houndstooth

Ok so, last week thought I would touch on the topic drawing fashion and fêtes together. But now I'm seeing more and more of a correlation around me everywhere. They are sooo relative, I'll highlight it in a post whenever it comes to mind. I went out to dinner with a few friends last week, and one them wore a really cute houndstooth coat. And a few minutes ago I saw a guy in a TV commercial with a houndstooth bommer jacket. How perfect is this trend for fêtes& fashion?! This print has been around forever and a day. I confess.. I own a few pieces myself. I especially love the combination of black & white with a splash of pink. Check out how she paired her houndstooth look with pink lips.
Vintage houndstooth




These houndstooth cookies are the cutest! Love the pop of pink!


Lots of houndstooth inspiration found at this party, using houndstooth wallpaper!

Design Dump

The cutest fabric party hat by Kate Landers Events

Monday, March 29, 2010

Feelin' Hues of Blue..

I'm loving the fabulous blue hues seen in this bridal shower designed by Lollipop Designs! I can totally see this design easily working for a baby boy's shower. Check out Green Wedding Shoes for additional images.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rinse, Reuse, and Repurpose!

Save your aluminum cans! Ok so what.. call me a hoarder then... But sometimes you just never know when these babies will come in handy. :-) Hey think of it as one more way to go green.
I especially like the look of the can without the label. I'm thinking of using carnation milk cans for an Easter centerpiece. It gives off a fresh organic spring feel(at least to me).

photo from chicmapsbynikki

These tea tins has sort of a vintage appeal.

Martha Stewart


check out ehow for DIY instructions

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fêtes & Fashion: Ruffles!

Call me a girly girl if you will,cause I love ruffles! I always have my eyes on fashion fads and trends, and ruffles doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon. They've been hot for quite time. From tops, dresses, skirts, shoes.. the list goes on. Though I believe that every style isn't for everyone, I do believe if you don't want to wear it, decorate with it! Fashion can very much relate to the events and parties. So try some ruffles.. I just can't get enough of them, from Fêtes to Fashion!

Ruffle Leather Jacket

Victoria Secret

Ruffle Top


Don't want to wear it? Entertain with with!

Ruffle plates, compotes, bowls, pedestals you name it! So femme, so chic!


Ruffle Napkins and place mats.. Cute!


Swoon! Wouldn't this be great for a shabby chic shower? Love it!

sweet&saucy shop

Monday, March 22, 2010


Anyone entertaining this Easter? Here are a few creative ways to put your egg cups to use.

Instead of using votives, be creative! I think these are too cute. Try it out, click here for DIY instructions.

Who else but Martha Stewart will come up with something like this...

click here for DIY instructions

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bottoms Up: Get in the St. Patty's Day "Spirit"

This one is especially for coffee lovers..
Irish Coffee

1-1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
2 sugar cubes
Freshly-brewed coffee, dark roast
Homemade whipped cream
Ground cinnamon, optional

Brew a pot of your favorite dark roast coffee. Whip up heavy cream until firm, but not stiff. Do not sweeten. Heat your Irish Coffee glasses by filling them with hot water. (Always serve hot drinks in a preheated glass.)
In the heated glass, dissolve 2 sugar cubes in the fresh brewed coffee. Add Irish Whiskey. Top with a dollop of freshly-whipped cream, and for an extra kick sprinkle cinammon on top.
Try substituting your favorite spirits and liqueurs for the Irish Whiskey.
Always serve with a napkin for dabbing whipped cream moustache.
Don't serve with straws as the trick is to sip the hot coffee through the chilled whipped cream.

I'm a Martini Lover..
Baileys Irish Martini

3 1/2 oz. Baileys Irish cream
3/4 oz. Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
Shot of strong, cold coffee
Chocolate sprinkles

Drop some ice cubes into a shaker and pour over Baileys. Add Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey, then a shot of strong cold coffee. Shake vigorously and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate sprinkles.
For more St. Patricks Day Recipes head over to Fine Living

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hit or Miss: Balloons at a wedding?

Would you have balloons at your wedding? If it looked like this I WOULD! I love these over sized round balloons. It seems to add a fun sort of whimsy. This is a hit for me. Regular balloons... not so much. What's your take?

For more pics of this gorgeous wedding head over to wscottchesterblog.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm elated to celebrate another year of life! But no birthday party or entertaining for me tonight. A nice dinner with my loved ones will do.
*** Blowing out the candles, making a wish***

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thanks Kara!

If you haven't seen my For our Luv of the Sea party, head over to Kara's Party Ideas.. I'm featured! Thanks again Kara!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bird's Nest are the Best

The sun is shining, the snow has melted( almost completely), and I'm feeling like Spring! So what do you have planned for this Spring/Easter? Nothing yet? Well before you start planning check out the Spring collection at Pottery Barn! There are tons of inspiration to get you started. I love it! One of my favorites would have to be the Birds Nest collection. This would be great for an Easter or Spring brunch, even a baby or bridal shower.
Love the organic feel of this tablescape

I think these are the cutest place card holders

Perfect for centerpieces

Bird's nest chargers

It's all about the little detaiks, don't forget the birdhouse salt and pepper shaker

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Oscars Goodie Bags

Shoooot... the Oscars loosers are really winners! That's because the losers will each get an Oscars goodie bag packed full of $85,000 worth of gifts!! The 'Everybody Wins at the Oscars' gift bags will be offered to the Oscar nominees who doesn't win the major Academy Awards categories. These bags are designed to ease the pain of loosing. I wouldn't feel bad loosing after receiving this bag... Get a load of this darn list!! And check out those VACATIONS!!

Each 'Distinctive Assets' bag for Oscars losers includes:

Gourmet artisan chocolate creations from Chocolatines

Fancy Feast's "Celebrate the Moment" gift package including a FlipCam Mino, Tiffany crystal-studded cat collar and an assortment of Fancy Feast Appetizers for Cats

HGTV Green Home Mattress Collection by Serta

The Oral-B Pulsonic slim & sleek electric toothbrush

$4,000 limited edition (only 125 made) luxury Leather Travel Bag from Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife

Private island vacation at the Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Clay

$45,000 private & exclusive use of an African Safari Lodge from Premier Tours (includes four nights at the luxurious Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa for up to 8 adults and 8 kids, all meals prepared daily by a private chef, daily private game drives in open safari vehicles and guided nature walks)

$14,500 four-night resort stay in a seaside suite with breakfast in bed at the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel in the Principality of Monaco

DeLea Signature Perfume Oil

A $7,000 three-night all-inclusive rustic getaway to Winvian Luxury Hotel in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut (2009 "losing" nominees Ron Howard and Frank Langella redeemed last year)

AG Hair Cosmetics deluxe Colour Savour gift set

Ideeli.com special access online shopping cards

Professional dog studio photography package from Otis & Lucy (Paris Hilton is a fan)

BlueFox Extreme Bluetooth headset

An "Exclusively Scandinavian Gift Basket" from The Scandinavian Company (items from the line can be found in Heidi Klum's closet)

A year's supply of Altoids Smalls

The Pig Board from Snout a Pig

Modern Meditations – Rock Goes Zen CD sets

Ila DUSK personal security alarm

iFLY indoor skydiving experience

Eco-friendly certified carbon free SoHo Ultra-Quiet personal shredder from GoECOlife

Herbalife Nutritional Products including Shake Mix and Best Defense immune booster supplement

The Fifth Agreement by don Miguel Ruiz

Assortment of all-natural designer dog toys, bowls and leashes from Petprojekt

Wellness WellBites and Pure Rewards all-natural dog snacks from Wellpet

WooLoot waterproof tourmaline sport watches

Fashion-forward costume jewelry from MILLIANNA Jewelry

La Peau Couture Organic Wrinkle Diminishing Serum (priced at $499 per jar)

Slimware portion-control plates (used by body-conscious Hollywood stars such as Rene Russo, Kristin Chenoweth, Emily Procter and Ashlee Simpson)

10 personal training sessions from Huntley Drive Fitness (where previous nominees Melissa Leo and Jason Reitman train)

One week all-inclusive fitness bootcamp from Live In Fitness Enterprise (former Oscar nominee Angela Bassett just finished the Red Carpet Bootcamp Program)
Text and photo from Newslite

Friday, March 5, 2010

THE Oscar Party: Governor's Ball

Get an inside look at The Oscar's after party!

Video from GMA

Throwing your own Oscar Party? Check here for great tips for hosting an awarding-winning party by event producer Cheryl Cecchetto. You'll find Oscar Ballots, Bingo and crossword puzzle downloads to keep your guests busy!