Friday, November 20, 2009

inspired by { wine }

You just can't go wrong with having a wedding in the wine country. There's already this wonderful romantic aspect of napa valley,  which mixes so fabulously with weddings. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

christmas spirit *

The new John Mayer cd was just released AND my sorority house was just decorated for Christmas . . . I am in a fabulous mood! I thought I'd post some photos that I have taken around the holidays. They make me so happy. The first two were taken in Chicago and the others were in NYC. I'm dying for a little trip back to either of those cities!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

ideal {beach} wedding

Alright, this wedding is seriously out of this world! I am loving every single detail and wishing I was there to see it in person. This photos are certainly going on file for when I plan my own wedding some day . . . thanks to Style Me Pretty for always providing such fabulous photos and ideas!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

{fall} dessert

And the perfect companion for the previously posted gingersnaps . . . pumpkin ice cream! After living in Paris all summer, I became a fan of David Lebovitz's blog. He constantly comes up with fabulous French recipes and has tips about traveling through France . . . anyways, here is his recipe for Pumpkin ice cream . . . He also created a Sweet Potato ice cream that sounds delicious as well!


Gingersnaps are a total comfort food for me . . . they were my papa's favorite! Homemade ones are always better, of course. Try this recipe for some fresh baked gingersnaps . . . perfect dessert for the fall! It would also be cute to wrap some of these up and give as thanksgiving gifts :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Napa Wedding . . At home!

The venue for this wedding is actually my good friend's home in Napa Valley. How absolutely beautiful is it?! Her mom planned the entire wedding (for her son who is the groom..) and clearly did an amazing job! They custom built the big white house AND attached a rustic looking barn! How cool is that? They used the giant barn for dancing at the wedding. Thank you to Braedon Photography for the lovely photos!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Love & Nature

oh my gosh, this is the cutest table! the red table cloth with the greenery in the background is absolutely beautiful. i'm loving the laid-back feeling of outdoor weddings and receptions. thank you to once wed for the pretty photos!

sunday picnic

What's not to love about sunday suppers? And . . . what's not to love about sunday picnics?! What a great way to relax with good friends, good food, and good drinks!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

inspired by paris

I am seriously missing Paris! Whenever I look through photos from my trip, I am suddenly inspired . . . the food, fashion, art, decor, and lifestyle in Paris is simply wonderful. Enjoy. .

Monday, November 2, 2009

vintage * anthropologie

this wedding is fantastic! thank you to style me pretty for the photos. i love the vintage anthropologie look . . . i actually have the dress the brides maids are wearing! the yellow is a perfect accent color for this theme. love it, love it, love it!