Monday, February 28, 2011

Little Luxuries on Saturday

In preparation for the pancake breakfast Saturday, I love party supply stores!
Such cute little Bellini's in a can! 
I'd love to bring these to the party but I might have a little trouble with airport security :(
 Wish I was young enough to pull off these maryjane rainboots.

 This is the new Ralph Lauren store on Madison and 72nd.  It's truly beautiful inside and out.  I am lucky to call one of their talented ladies in Fine Jewelry a friend.  And was given a tour Saturday complete with lots of diamonds and even a big glass of bubbly champagne.  Also, photos aren't typically allowed, helps to know someone on the inside :).
 After the jewelry extravaganza, I toured the upstairs home section.  I could live here.

Spring is almost here!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rainbow Brite

On this dreary day in NYC, my mind is travelling to brighter, lighter, sunnier places, like this party.
The rainbow scheme flowers and ribbons are really working for me today.  Notice how the colors follow each other down the table? I love how rainbows, which to me are classically fun and whimsical, can seem so sophisticated when paired with all white decor and a natural burlap runner.  Also would you please pass the pretty pink cocktail and mini tacos my way?  It is Friday afterall, happy weekend to you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wrap It Up

Love this clever and easy diy confetti wrapping paper.  All you need is tissue paper, double-sided tape, and confetti.  Do it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Take a Moment

Tomorrow I will resume regular posts, I have lots of good stuff I've been saving to share :) But today, my head is still spinning from the gorgeousness that is Lake Tahoe.  I went over the President's Day weekend for my first ever ski trip.  It surpassed my expectations.
Here's a shot of our drive up the mountain and also one of the lake, breathtaking.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cupcake Diet

Because I had these and not much else for lunch....

I'm having half of this for a snack....

That's it!  Now there's no patent on this diet yet, but I'm working on it so please don't steal my idea.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Working On...

Just bought a dozen of these gorgeous blue starfish for an event I'm working on, can't wait to show pictures of the final product in a few weeks.  And a little fun fact about these guys: In the wild, the Blue Starfish is capable of regenerating a new starfish from almost any portion of its body that might break off, coooool!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Show Yourself Some Love

Beautifully written post by Erin Gates at Elements of Style on the importance of learning to love yourself above anything/one else.

From my Love, I'm a lucky girl.  A bit of a bragger too:)  Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oh Boy

I've got a new fave!  Looks like my beloved hydrangea will be taking the backseat for a while.  All the way from both Australia and South Africa are Proteas.  Gorgeous, ornate, humongous blooms of this flower have caught my eye and it looks like they're a hit on the wedding/event circuit lately too!  Remember a few days ago when I asked if anyone knew what these were?

Well, some clicks later, on one of my favorite party planning blogs I got my answer. 
Enjoy the gorgeousness!

Images Sources One (my own), TwoThree, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Locanda Verde

Brunch at Locanda Verde Sunday was everything I had hoped it would be.  I had been dying to go since they opened and a friend in town and another who lives for brunch gave me the perfect excuse to spend a cool but sunny February Sunday in down in Tribeca.  The Ken Friedman designed space located in the bottom of the Greenwich Hotel (think DeNiro), is pretty gorgeous.  Lots of dark wood and beautiful windows, the restaurant is large so although busy, we weren't at all crammed. 
Here are some pics from the afternoon.

The pastry/espresso bar in front is open to walk-ins needing a little caffeine jolt.

Or for those who want freshly made glazed doughnuts, I fall into both categories.

 We waited a little longer than expected so they quickly brought over a pastry board compliments of the chef.  I would have gladly waited another half hour to taste these!

Hazelnut crusted french toast.
 Zucchini, roasted red pepper, and goat cheese frittata.
 I liked the copper inlay on the rustic wooden tables.

We made a point of walking through the Greenwich Hotel lobby after brunch, really cool space. 
Love these, anyone know what they are?

My tan boots matched this gorgeous tan tufted leather couch.

377 Greenwich St
(corner of N.Moore and Greenwich)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-3797

Monday, February 7, 2011

Eataly, still in love.

 $50 Bottles of Olive Oil
 Lurisia water
 Candies in Anise and Absinthe flavors
 Oh my...

So much goodness and I'm told that soon (late February), La Birreria, the rooftop beer garden will be opening.  Yet another reason to keep going back to Eataly.

P.S. I saw Claire Danes there too :)