Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This is Torture!

I had to order my shoes for my sister's wedding from the Louboutin boutique in Costa Mesa because they were sold out of my size everywhere I tried.

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 today, a cold, dark, rainy, Wednesday and voila an email from Monsieur Louboutin with a subject like "Colorful Resort to Brighten Your Day" could one resist?

Isn't that rude? Doesn't it seem like they took pictures of beautiful shoes just for me??

Monday, October 26, 2009

Miracle on a Monday (but posted on a Tuesday!)

What could be better than getting this little treat delivered to my desk on a Monday??

...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.... much as I wish it were here in Boston I think its good for my wallet that it isn't.

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 Sale for Bostonians

Just wanted to let anyone in Boston know that Kartell is having a sale through November 15th - 15% off lighting. I wish this meant I could buy the Bourgie Crystal Lamp that I've been coveting for so long!
Kartell, 10 St. James Ave, Boston, MA - (617) 728-4442

Monday, October 19, 2009


And now to the second most important lady of the day, the lovely Mother of the Bride...

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 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

Here Comes the Bride...

Here they are! Some of the wedding pictures finally! I can't wait until we get the proofs from the photographer, Jim Sanders, because he was really great and I love what I've seen of his work so far. Let's start with the bride! Yes, it poured but you'll see it made everything look so beautiful and green.
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

Just a little Eye Candy

Well, pictures are coming in from the wedding so I'll get you all the details shrotly but in the mean time thought I'd hold you over with a little treat. My most recent jewelry obsession - Hoorsenbuhs available at Barney's. They've been around for a while but I just kind recently re-discovered them and saw some amazing pieces I hadn't seen before. Enjoy! Be back soon with more wedding fun.

And look who else loves Hoorsenbuhs....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dress Rehearsal

Sorry, I'm going a little out of order because these are the pictures I have available as of yet. The rehearsal dinner was held at Sherrie Gallerie in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus. It's next to one of my family's favorite restaurants - Rigsby's - who also did the food (which was amazing, as usual.) Of course before the Rehearsal Dinner comes the Rehearsal which was actually the first time I got to see the church that the ceremony was being held in. It was in Holy Cross Catholic Church downtown, which is the oldest Church in Columbus and it was so beautiful. Here's a picture of the happy couple rehearsing their ceremony with the priest who officiated it....isn't the church gorgeous??

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'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.
Image via Rigsby's website

The dinner went very well and was filled with kind words from Peter's family. I was trying to be very good and not over-indulge but it was just too delicious. All of the food was wonderful and it was so nice to be able to sit next to my sister all night.....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Interruption of Regularly Scheduled Programming

I was planning to post wedding-wedding-wedding all week but I got an email form Barney's this morning that deserved IMMEDIATE attention. I should divulge that in a tie with shoes, my #1 shopping addiction has to be coats. Especially on a day like today in Boston, the first snap of cold air that really makes me want to throw on some thing warm and new and wonderful this email was just a rude tease. This coat is amazing. That's really all I can say about it. It's from Barney's new fall collection of their own line which they just put out an online look book for.