Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
(Future office inspiration via Domino)
I quit my job today. For real. I was shaking all morning, trying to find the words to say, browsing blogs, when I found this from one of my favorite blogs, I Suwannee. It was exactly what I needed to get me out of my chair and talk to my boss.
I turned in my resignation letter to my boss and left a good paying job with health benefits and paid time off to start my own business. I never thought I would be scared, but after I did it, I freaked out a little bit. Thank goodness I have a husband that can pay the bills, but beyond that, I still can't believe that I finally found the nerve to do so. I really love planning weddings, which is what I do now, but I want to do it on a more extended, intricate level with clients instead of just selling the venue and the food and beverage aspect. It is such a passion of mine and I'm so excited but scared all at the same time.
I'm really lucky because I already have clients for the Fall. I'm really lucky because I have vendors that want to work with me and recommend me. I'm really lucky because I have great friends and a family that supports me and may even help me for free if need be. (I pay in champagne and chocolate for girls, scotch and cigars for the boys)
I'll be on the island until the end of July, seeing all of my summer brides through their receptions. In the meantime, if you or anyone you know want to get into event planning,let me know! If you know anyone that needs a wedding planner, you can let me know too!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
1. 1962 Vespa 2. Hermes, Christopher Columbus Scarf 3. Karen Walker, X-Ray Vision Sunglasses 4. White Sunburst Clip-ons 5. Violet May, Balman Travel Bag 6. Valentino, Bow Espadrilles
It goes without saying that this Mrs loves her some leisure - and, she's positively pleased to partake in a picnic for her pleasure! There's a special ritual in packing a Mrs picnic basket - she'll only bring the good stuff and wouldn't be caught dead using plastic! She's certain to pack all of her picnic making necessities - the perfect noshes and sips to liven up the festivities. Good domestic caviar, a nice baguette and mini bottles of champagne - there's no potato salad here, how predictable and mundane! What's a picnic without some music for your Mrs ears - she'll bring along a radio to play some tunes for you to hears! With her basket all packed, and her Mrs self suitably stacked - she's ready for a picnic party and baby, that's a fact! She'll mount her trusty two-wheeler - and starts her ride with a giggle and a squealer. With the breeze blowing thru her Mrs hair - she'll pedal like the wind without a single Mrs care. You'll be thrilled to have this Mrs as your sidekick - she'll absolutely knock your socks off at her smokin' hot Mrs picnic!
1. Abici, Amante Donna Bike [via : here] 2. Kate Spade, Picnic Bike Basket 3. Veuve Clicquot Rose 4. Hermes, Sur Les Rives Du Leman Scarf 5. Jcrew, A.R. Trapp Troubadour Sunglasses 6. Kate Spade, Blowing Baubles Ring 7. Kate Spade Lorelei Earrings 8. Le Baguette 9. Swanson Wild American Hackleback Caviar 10. Classic Bike Bell 11. Roberts Revival Radio 12. Cb2, Finger Food Plate Rings
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sorry for the fuzzy appearance. Gray sent it from his blackberry. I'm dying to see it in person, but the leather is pebbled and from Designers Guild. The sofa is from the dump in Chapel Hill that Gray thew in his truck just before we moved to Wilmington. I'm pretty sure rats were living in it and the wood had been gnawed on by termites. She has had major surgery, but I love the final product.
The pillows are the ones mentioned here, and I love the dragon man on them more than life itself. More pillows are being made right now in a great silk stripe to go behind the dragon man. Can't wait to show you those when they arrive!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Smoking is disgusting, I know. The husband doesn't smoke cigarettes, thank gawd, but he does puff on a pipe or cigar once in a while. I told you, he is an old soul. Either are still disgusting, but tolerable on occassion. The problem, other than the obvious, is that I cannot find a chic ashtray. I found an Hermes ashtray, but it is $600! Gorgeous, but I would rather have a great scarf or a fab new pair of shoes. Any advice?
FILED UNDER Interior Design
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Some of my favorites from them are:
Make your own martini bar
What a great idea for a cocktail party at your house? The only bad thing about hosting a party is playing bar tender all night. This gives your guests a way to be interactive while letting you enjoy the party as well.
Sunday Suppers never let guests leave empty handed and have the most clever favor ideas. This "Cuddle Cocoa" is by the creator of Chewing the Cud. I love the typography and the materials used.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
J. Crew has finally opened their bridal boutique! Isn't that exciting! I am the biggest fan of Oscar and Carolina, Vera and Monique, but when it comes down to it, would you rather have a fabulous dress or an open bar and band? My vote is opt out of the fancy designer dress and throw a killer party! J.Crew offers beautiful dresses that are affordable enough to have the best of both worlds!