I love these Studded Enamel Rings in all the colors. At $5.80 they are the perfect pop or punch to any outfit or going out. Do as Carrie would and go ahead and throw on that extra accessory. Even if you think they are a bit bright or a bit much, the thing I have learned from those SATC girls is that if you own the look, you will look marvelous!
A while back I blogged about these amazing Manolo Blahnik Satin Gala Pump that I just had to have. Well, I ended up loving my Stewies and no longer require these fabulous pinkies, but that doesn't mean you don't need them. I totally see Carrie wearing these with some cargo pants, and a fabulous blouse, whilst trotting around the streets of New York.
These shoes were first brought to my attention by bride to be Shelby, as a possible wedding shoe and I gotta say that these Lamb Peep Toe Slit Detailed Pumps have got this girl Holla-ing back alright. I imagine power house Samantha Jones sauntering in these pumps with a sleek jersey dress and some big dramatic earrings. Prrr....
I love these green Lamb Crisscross Woven Sandals, which would be the perfect compliment to any LBD (Little Black Dress). These guys are totally for Miranda and her skinny after baby jeans, or they could also spice up her basic lawyer suits. These shoes will definitely drive Steve crazy, and perhaps lead to another Brady!
Sweet, classy Charlotte could easily wear these Manolo Blahnik Patent Heels to many of her charitable functions, or just to greet her sweet husband Harry at the door in...and perhaps nothing else.
Which ever girl your style is more like, just throw on some shoes and walk it out!
Elon and I rushed to Solvang the Sunday after our wedding (and by rushed I mean, enjoyed breakfast on our balcony at The Fairmont, which was followed by meeting up with friends and family at a brunch in Malibu) for a quick little mini-moon.
We began our private tour at Sunstone (above) and I instantly had a feeling I was gonna like this place a lot. We learned that one of the set designers for Indiana Jones helped design Sunstone, which became pretty apparent once I did some more touring around. Sunstone is unique in that all the grapes grown on location are organic. So most of all their wines are 100 % certified organic and most of their blends also are mostly organic. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and the whole setting was just so serene.
The staff was very friendly and so knowledgeable about any of our questions. Plus our gal gave us a tour of their storage barrels and showed us the super swanky VIP/Reserve wine tasting room for club members. After our tasting of six wines, came the tedious task of picking which bottle we wanted to take home (we wanted them all!). After careful consideration we decided on the Doce da Alma.
The Doce da Alma is a 100% organic Syrah Port Style Dessert Wine. Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I am a big fan of Syrah's. What I am not a fan of is Ports. Elon has been working on getting me to like them and they are just too heavy and remind me of old man. The Doce da Alma however is outrageously delicious. Smooth, sweet without making my mouth pucker, fruity and it left just the slightest sugary sensation in my mouth at the end. It was quite sexy actually...
So we have added this stunning bottle to our little (but growing) collection and I also grabbed a club membership card, because I believe this is the winery for us. If you find your self in Solvang I HIGHLY recommend making it over to Sunstone.
If you are lucky enough to be getting away for Memorial Weekend somewhere sunny, this bag is a must have and comes in a variety of colors. I am thinking of picking one up in hopes that the sun will come out tomorrow.
A very happy, happy, birthday to my dear BFF Carrie who is the craftiest girl I know and also the best Matron of Honor a girl could ask for! Love you baby...can't wait to celebrate! XOXOX
Yikes! Really? Two weeks in a row I am late with my wine review? Well at least it is one day closer to the weekend! The Piper Sonoma Blanc de Noir is quite a nice sparkler to enjoy when you have some celebrating to do and Andre just won't get the job done! I purchased this bottle to celebrate my BF coco + kelley's new job. We indulged in some sushi at Tengu in Santa Monica (ask for Kai - he's a dream) and then retreated back to my place to finish off a bottle of sparkly.
Cassie and I have very different tastes in food, men, and wine but both agreed that this bottle was delightful. Not too sweet, lots of baby bubbles, juicy, and yet it still had a richness to it. Good price, good company, what more could a girl ask for?
- I hired clowns to entertain my guests during cocktail hour even though I hate clowns and I kept repeating why are there clowns here?
- I got married at a mall and my mom wouldn't attend (like I blame her)
- My hair dresser didn't show and I ending up doing my hair myself, and my friend Avery responded, "It doesn't look very good"
- Two out of three of my bridesmaids were missing on my wedding day and the one bridesmaid who showed was in her swimsuit!
- I walked down the aisle to my DJ's cell phone ring tone
That is about all I remember from the various nightmares, but they were kind of traumatizing.
So now it's your turn...any wedding nightmares before the big day?
I looked everywhere for trays that would hold 125 place cards, were cute and also reusable. Well, as always Target could do no wrong. Cynthia Rowley's new line Whim for Target, had me giggling and sighing in the aisles of the store. I purchased three of these Melamine Serving Trays in the fruit print. I am in LOVE with the bright colors, and of course the pink lemons!
I also purchased three of these Melamine Pink Lemonade Plates, I just was so giddy with excitement about the pink lemon I didn't even think what I would do with these. At $2.99 a plate though, I wasn't all that concerned.
The best thing about both of these items is that not only were they totally affordable, but also completely reusable. They had them in a variety of color combinations and even if you aren't getting married, any items from the collection would jazz up your summer BBQ's. Smart wedding shopping makes me so happy!
This song couldn't ring more true for this girl. After dating the same boy for ten years, you really Can't Hurry Love...No, You Just Have to Wait ( Diana Ross & The Supremes, The #1's ) . Also enjoyable is the Phil Collin's version.
I questioned my fellow coworker Lindsay and she said, "maybe they are trying to encourage fitness amongst the youngsters?" Hmm...that could very well be the case but at the same time isn't it a bit disturbing that we are encouraging children to believe that a fish can ride a bike?
I know, random and weird that these are the things that run through my head, but it kind of really bugs me. In any case, the crackers are quite good, and I guess that is what is really important.
It was quite good and Elon and I had no problem finishing the bottle with our fantastic Chilean Sea Bass he grilled up for us. Very smooth, with just the slightest bit of tart and crispness at the end. It has strong notes of vanilla, a beautiful light straw color, and nice legs to go with it. I would definitely say go try out a bottle, perfect for those summer nights ahead!