Monday, December 14, 2009

Trims & Treasures

So I came across this UK store Dee Puddy recently, and I have to say, I'm a bit obsessed. Every item in this store is so thoughtfully curated, it will make you yearn for it to be down the street from you. As I go through each section I am inspired. How gorgeous is this ribbon and gift bags? And I love the idea of putting candlesticks in sand in a steel bucket, so simple, but elegant. Ahh. Tis' the season!

{via home shopping spy}

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Delicate & Dreamy

I came across Pilosale's site recently, and I have to admit I'm simply in love with her products. And you can tell each item was made with a lot of love and care. Her eye for detail is really beautiful. Everything is just so soft and gorgeous. Although I am only highlighting a few of her creations, I adore absolutely everything in her shop.

{via small magazine}

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Tis the Season...

My friend Brittany was part of a group that recently decorated the Danish Embassy in DC. The décor is gorgeous and I couldn't resist posting a few of my favorite photos. 'Tis the Season!

Check out all of the photos here. You will be very inspired I promise - gorgeous paper cut swans, coffee filter rose petals, recycled glass jars with LED lights, and oh so much more!

photos by Chris Svetlik

Monday, December 7, 2009

Curious Goodness

Happy Monday everyone! I think Mondays are a great day to celebrate with a little sweetness. How amazingly awesome are these chocolates by British chocolatier Curious Chocolates? Aren't they fantastic? The colors, the type, and designs are so modern and fun. I love love love these! And even better, some letterpress love is involved in the process. Wouldn't any of these products make the best little stocking stuffers?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Many Thanks

Pretty little details from across the blogosphere that would surely show thankfulness to your loved ones.

I hope you all have a gorgeously splendid Thanksgiving and celebrate it with your most favorite family and friends and food. We are off to MN to spend the next week with our family, which will be nice and relaxing, oh so much to be thankful for, I could just pinch myself.

top to bottom

~ lovely little flower arrangements in salt & pepper shakers from sunday suppers
~ a gorgeous gussied up pear place setting by 100 layer cake
~ donna hay always gorgeous, yet simple ideas ~ how sweet is the placement of the leaf?
~ a beautiful tablescape by real simple full of gorgeous colors, materials and textures
~ an insanely amazing tablescape collaboration by 100 layer cake & lots of other talented ladies

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Warm & Sweet

Could a baby capelet get much cuter than this? I think not. How adorable is this!?!

{via nicole hill}

Monday, November 16, 2009

Modern Victorian

The jewelry of Sarah Kang is absolutely breathtaking; a perfect balance of modern & vintage. As I browsed through her site Marquis & Camus, each piece manages to be more beautiful than the previous one. Which is a difficult feat considering how perfect and gorgeous each piece is.

{photos from marquis & camus}

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cute & Round

I have a serious obsession with cake toppers (see here) and these are just pure adorableness to top off your cake!

{cake toppers from red light studio via amanda fuller designs}

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mini Love

I am absolutely loving these sweet little illustrations by illustrator Anne Leguern. Her work is simply precious and would be a lovely gift to any married couple.

{illustrations from mini frenchie}

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Layered Pattern

I just love the mix of layered patterns & textures on these fabric corsages. What a cute little accessory and they are reasonably priced!

{photos from kelly hanson handmade}

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweet Monday

What better way to start off this week than some bits of gorgeous sweetness by Sweet and Saucey? Their portfolio of wedding cakes is truly amazing!

{photos from sweet and saucey via utterly engaged}

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Last weekend we went to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at the Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. It is truly a site to see, 1000's of amazing carved pumpkins by artists! So much fun and the perfect thing to do this time of year, it makes for a perfect break from the city.

{photos from thoughtful day}

Happy Halloween!

How cute are these costumes from Martha Stewart? As always, they reign in DIY costumes and well everything else, but these costumes are just such sweet little treats to enjoy before this fun Halloween weekend!

Don't you guys miss Martha Stewart Baby? That magazine was sooo good, and so ahead of it's time.

This is our first Halloween as parents so we are skipping the parties our friends are throwing and heading out to a Halloween parade for kids in our neighborhood. Good times!

Have a happy and safe Halloween weekend everyone!

{photos from martha stewart}

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pretty Knots

I am a bit obsessed with these necklaces by Jaclyn Mayer. Rope has never been so beautiful! And a perfect accessory for Fall/Winter as they would keep your neck warm.....

{photos from jaclyn mayer via wonting}

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweet Gossip

A couple of weeks back on Gossip Girl this gorgeous cake from Love Street Cakes was the part of a little drama during a wedding scene. In my opinion Archana's creation totally stole the scene! I love the dense layers of flowers & fruit, this is a perfect cake for an early Fall wedding!

Archana's cake was the centerpiece of this dessert table by Amy Atlas that I designed patterns for last summer.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary Party!

Last Monday night was the Martha Stewart Weddings 15th anniversary party at The Plaza. And as you can imagine, it was spectacular! They definitely set the standard for the wedding industry and their anniversary party was nothing shy of incredible. Eye candy in every inch of the party, from Amy Atlas's breathtaking gold and pink dessert table, the gorgeous flower arrangements from flower extraordinaire Matthew Robbins, to the amazing wall of cakes from masters like Wendy Kromer, Sylvia Weinstock, and Ron Ben-Israel (to name a few)! The party was a visual and deliciously edible (sushi from Morimoto !!!) feast to the eyes. The talented staff at Martha definitely know how to throw a party that is as much fun as it is brilliantly stunning! Congrats!

More photos over at MSW Bride's Guide.

Top photo clockwise: Mary & Jenn from Ice Cream Social, Archana from Love Street Cakes, Jillian from 100 Layer Cake, Vané from Brooklyn Bride and me!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pure Love

I just had to pop in to give a major congratulations to Joanna Goddard. Her and her lovely husband Alex got married at the end of the summer and finally her photos (shot by the Max Wanger) have emerged and they are absolutely gorgeous! Every little detail from their wedding is just perfect. But most importantly, don't Joanna and Alex look so happy and in love? That is what makes this wedding so gorgeous!

Congrats Joanna & Alex!

{photo credits to the amazing max wanger via a cup of jo}


I will be back on the blog more next week. The last couple of weeks I have been moving my design studio out of our apartment and into a new studio which has been very exciting but a lot of work! And just in the nick of time, I think Lyla will be crawling soon!

Have a beautiful weekend everyone! All I want to do this weekend is sleep, lay around with Lyla and Patrick, wear warm socks, and drink hot cocoa.