Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Because of this, I am now on their email list. Terrible, terrible news for 2 reasons - 1. Even though I know damn well it is just a generic list-serv email sent out it makes me feel special and important 2. I get periodic updates on new Louboutin styles coming out. As if those weren't bad enough they always seem to come right when I need them....like today, a cold, dark, rainy, Wednesday and voila an email from Monsieur Louboutin with a subject like "Colorful Resort to Brighten Your Day"...how could one resist?
Monday, October 26, 2009
...obviously the Josie Natori interview was wonderful but I was also pleasantly surprised to see 2 of my other favorite ladies in this issue - Kelly Wearstler and Charlotte Moss (more on that later!)
Even more exciting though was the list from Collier West, my favorite store in Columbus....
Their merchandise is unbelievable and their whole store is truly a work of art - from decoupage to antler chandeliers everything they carry is so unique. I'll definitely visit the store when I'm home in Columbus for Thanksgiving and I'll have to get some fabulous pictures to share with you all. In the meantime, check out their website and their blog. Also, here are some of my favorite "to do's" from the list that my mom is talking about in her note:
1. Display is better in threes, as it represents the union of body, mind, and spirit.
3. Black is the new black.
18. There are over 200 shades of white.
87. Black and white always works.
107. Avoid sharp edges, and sharp comments.
127. Buy vintage coats to upholster chair seats and stools.
144. Long earrings or a chunky necklace, never both.
148. You need a signature bag. The kind that stops people on the street.
178. Rotate your photos in frames once a year.
231. Support local markets.
233. A dog in the house makes it a home.
245. I love an oriental rug in the kitchen.
249. You don’t need knick knacks.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Kartell, 10 St. James Ave, Boston, MA - (617) 728-4442
Monday, October 19, 2009
Talk about some shoes to fill....and quite beautiful ones at that! Here she is, my stunning mother. (Photo courtesy of Jim Sanders, who did the whole wedding, amazing) This picture was taken before we headed over the church in our living room at home. I must say that taking the advice of my mother's friend and the florist of the wedding, Bart from The Daisy Basket, to only have the 4 of us stay in the house was probably my favorite part of the weekend. He said, "If you didn't grow up here, you don't stay here" and it really did make all of our time together so special.
My mom's whole goal in designing the tent was to make it feel like our house, and she did just that. She has always had an affinity for blue and white porcelain so with a combination of her collection and some help from The Daisy Basket she was able to use her pieces throughout the tables in the tent.
You can also see the cards on the tables. Each table was named after a neighborhood in either New York or Chicago - Katherine and Peter were living in New York and just moved to Chicago this past weekend. Also, we used sheets of wrapping paper that had a map of Manhattan as them for the back drop of the place card (that idea came from yours truly!)
Our table was 'Central Park' naturally, and had a great view of the whole tent. You can see the alternating sized lanterns that hung through the middle of the tent here.
I must say, as if all her great taste and talent weren't enough I think the most impressive thing is that it was all done. There was no panic, no frenzy no last-minute anything...from the moment I got off the plane from Boston everything was done! Now, I may have a good eye but she's got the organization to pull it off and without even breaking a sweat. And I think she had a pretty good time too...so cheers to you mom, love you!
*I just want to say again what an amazing job (as you can see)the photographer, Jim Sanders, did on everything!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Katherine's dress was from Pronovias in New York and it couldn't have been more perfect! She looked so beautiful and it fit her so well. The flowers were inspired by a bouquet in New York Magazine in one of their wedding issues from right when she got engaged.
Katherine, my mom, and I all got our hair done by Sookey at Salon Lofts in Grandview, OH. She did such an amazing job - especially on Katherine's. She found this hair-piece at Bergdorf's and it worked so well with the dress and was a great alternative to a veil.
The three of us also had matching shoes! Katherine's were gold and looked so pretty with the vintage looking lace of the dress.
We also all got our make up done which was such a great decision. Megan from Mukha did it for us and she did an amazing job. Two things I was admittedly skeptical about but turned out to be so great were the airbrushing and the false eyelashes. She just used a few of the tiny single false lashes on the corner of our eyes and it looked so pretty. Also, the airbrushing was so nice because there was no need for any kind of touch-ups or anything throughout the night - even in the icky weather!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
And look who else loves Hoorsenbuhs....
Friday, October 2, 2009
All weekend all the East Coasters were shocked at how great Ohio was, c'mon! The Short North is definitely one of the best neighborhoods in Columbus, a lot like the South End in Boston. Great food, people, shopping, culture, and just minutes away from the University there is definitely always a lot going on there. One of the attractions all the wedding guests were very impressed with was the North Market, filled with amazing food, produce, and wine it's sort of like an ongoing farmer's market that's open everyday.
Anyway, once we'd finished up at Holy Cross we headed over to the Short North for dinner...here's a picture of Rigsby's from the outside. It's such a beautiful restaurant, with a great bar. They also own a little lunch place behind called Tasi, which is full of delicious sandwiches, salads, pastas, etc.