Saturday, October 29, 2011

I Finally Got A Monkey!

Last Saturday we went to the world famous Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade with Gabriel dressed as a monkey. walked by and got this really cute picture!

Apple Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Blue Cheese via

As ya'll know, I'm a big fan of the blog.  I pulled this recipe from it.  Hello presentation!

What you need:
2 apples of your choice (She used McIntosh; Gala would work really well, too)
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt & pepper
What you do: 
1. Slice off top of each apple and set aside. Slice off the bottoms so that they rest flat on the table, then use a small paring knife to cut the center out of each apple, being careful not to break the shell.
2. Chop the centers of the apples into 1/4″ pieces, then mix in a small bowl with the rest of the ingredients and pour your salad into your apple bowls. Set the reserved apple tops on a slight angle, as shown in the photos.
For more apple info (including the best apples for eating and for baking), click here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bridal Market 2012 Ball Gowns

I'm not one for ballgowns but I seem to have noticed them more this year and picked the ones I liked from Bridal Market.  

Badgley Mischka, Ramona Keveza, Lazaro, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Kenneth Poole

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gilad Shalit HOME

I do have a lot to say about this, but for the moment, lets just be in the moment and be happy he is home.

JLM Couture Bridal Market Part 2

Since someone didn't show up at the JLM Couture show for Jim Hjelm, Alvina Valenta & Hayley Paige presentations for Bridal Market...
I got a sweet front row seat!

Hayley Paige is a new designer under the label and it was fun, fabulous and flirty.
More, professional photos to come.   I got so into the show I didn't get good ones but here are the two other designers, Alvina Valenta & "Jim Hjelm".  

I had such a fun time going to the shows.  I really like the company that my dress came from!  How many brides can really say they met the designer and went to the shows?!  It was an amazing opportunity for me and I can't thank Susan, their PR director, enough for inviting me.  
And with that, I'm off to daydreaming about being a bridal blogger.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Raj Tents

HOW SICK IS THIS COMPANY!? Raj is a tenting and decor company that creates beautiful tents like the ones below.  SO amazing and I want them.  I want them for my wedding.  I want them for my home.  No need for more words, just LOOK:

For more see Raj Tents 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bridal Market - JLM Couture

Something totally cool happened.  Long story short, the company who I got my wedding dress from invited me to the 2012 shows for Bridal Market.  This is like Fashion Week but for the bridal industry.  Um, yea, I was kinda really excited to be invited!  Kudos to the PR twitterer who expanded the bubble for this and invited some rogues like moi.  (What would my blog entry be without a little PR comment.)  :)  

Tonight was the first of the two shows.  I'll be honest, I was overwhelmed trying to enjoy it all and trying to make cohesive thoughts and relaying them into all forms of social media in real time.  (Or maybe that was the champagne...)  I gave up on taking crappy photos and I will follow up with the professional ones that will post later on of the dresses.  But in the meantime, here is some stuff I saw at the classy affair from JLM Couture: Lazaro, Tara Keely & Noir by Lazaro.

 When guests walked in, they were greeted with some amazing works of art, aka dresses on display.

None of my photos from the actual show are good but here is Lazaro, the man himself, getting a well deserved round of applause after the show.  Can't wait to post the dresses! Heard whispers throughout that this was his best collection yet!
 A tweet from the show and more to come:
And here is a link to the finale I taped: 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Slight Addiction: Pinterest is digital scrapbooking.  With a simple "pin" action, you can add anything you want to your created boards.  Its a great way to organize your wedding inspirations, get your creative mind flowing, and waste hours of your time. :)
An example of my Pinterest page.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My First Louboutins!

I officially own my first pair of Christian Louboutin shoes!  They aren't your every day pair but they sure are gorgeous!