Friday, April 29, 2011

Timeless Beauty......

The newly crowned Duchess of Cambridge has brought simplicity and elegance back...............

Kate Middleton smiles as she arrives at the West Door of Westminster Abbey in London for her wedding to Britain's Prince William, on April 29, 2011.
Princess Grace of Monaco in 1956

The Dress.......The Kiss


Kate Middleton smiles as she arrives at the West Door of Westminster Abbey in London for her wedding to Britain's Prince William, on April 29, 2011.
Catherine Middleton, wearing a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, waves as she arrives at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton walk to the altar at Westminster Abbey in London during their Royal Wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever.....

With the final wedding rehearsal under their belts and last minute errands being run the young couple now await Friday's nuptials leaving us to wonder..... What will the flowers look like? Will Kate wear a tiara? Who will arrive at the Abbey with William? What colour of tie will the groomsmen be wearing? What will the cake look like? Will she change dresses for the reception? The list questions is endless. will begin streaming the Royal Wedding live at 
3am ET/12am PT Friday, April 29th, 2011. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave the wedding of their friends Harry Mead and Rosie Bradford in the village of Northleach, England in October, 2010.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Centrepieces

Egg Cup Floral Centrepiece
1. Create several small floral arrangements by bunching flowers of your choice into small bouquets using fine florist wire or small elastics. Place arrangements into egg cups and fill with water.
2. Group the egg cups in the centre of your dining table to make a unique centrepiece for any spring occasion. 
*Perfect centrepieces for brunch, bridal showers, intimate weddings, baby showers and more.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal Wedding Inspiration

With the royal nuptials between Prince William & Kate Middleton quickly approaching we thought we'd look back at some of the most romantic & captivating royal woman and their dresses. 
Will Kate Middleton's dress follow any of these trendsetting 
beauties of the past?
 Jacqueline Bouvier

Princess Grace of Monaco

Princess Diana

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Handmade bags for men, women and kids!!!!!!
Two words ......... IN LOVE!
We want them all! 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Cocktail!

The Hyacinth
1 1/2 tsp Blueberry Syrup
4 oz of Sparkling Wine
1. Pour syrup into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a few fresh blueberries.
Blueberry Syrup
1 pint blueberries
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water

1. In a small saucepan, place all ingredients over medium heat. Bring to boil, reduce temperature to low and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until berries soften. Remove pan from heat, strain syrup and cool.
*Syrup keeps in fridge for 2 weeks.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

 In 1978, Margaret Mead said, 
"EARTH DAY is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology, the measurement of time, and instantaneous communication through space". 
Her words are still heard around the world; as today is the 
41st Earth Day Celebration.
What are you doing this Earth Day?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Centrepiece

Egg Centrepiece

What you will Need: 
  • Eggs
  • Dye 
  • Vase

  1. Blow out, or hard boil enough eggs to fill a large glass vase, then dye or paint the shells in two co-ordinationg pastel, spring, colours. 
  2. Carefully fill the glass vase with the eggs, alternating between the colours as you go in order to create a balanced arrangement. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

From Garden Parties to Vintage Weddings these wooden cake stands by Sunday Hatch will add the perfect rustic touch to any event. 
Check out their blog and Etsy Shop

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chocolate & Wheatgrass!

Party Favours
With Easter right around the corner and many brunches to be served. Why not send your guests home with a touch of Spring?
Plant patches of wheat grass, available at your local garden centre, in ceramic tea cups or small terracotta pots with matching saucers. Purchase foil covered chocolate eggs and place them around the grass and perch one or two foil covered chocolates on the saucer. And VOILA!
*This favour is perfect for all year round too! Sans the foil chocolate eggs of course.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Destination Wedding Dresses

A barefoot wedding in the sand deserves
a lightweight, breezy, casual dress to match.
Check out these styles.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Shabby Chic Cake Toppers 
Vintage Green Limited
These vintage inspired cake toppers are a unique twist on the traditional. They will add fun and whimsy to any cake from a 40th Anniversary to a baby shower to a wedding cake. Shabby chic toppers will always be in style; and can be used time and time again.
Check out all of the available designs and colours on Etsy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

White by Vera Wang

2011 - White By Vera Wang
Vera Wang once said, "Every bride deserves to have a great design. I believe the bride knows who she is and how she wants to look and feel on her special day. Every gown I create reflects that respect for other women and how much design means to me". 
White by Vera Wang 2011 collection wedding dresses
White by Vera Wang is a 2011 bridal collection full of breathtaking pieces that was exclusively created for David's Bridal (the dresses are already available on their online shop) with prices starting from $600 USD. The dresses are exquisite, made mainly from organza, tulle, taffeta, hand cut lace and are completed with horsehair sash and other accessories. 
White by Vera Wang 2011 collection wedding dresses

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spain Anyone?

Jumilla Monastrell - Altos de la Hoya
-Is a seductively Spanish bouquet of dark berries, lavender, rose and smoky Indian spices. Paired with it's vibrant blackberry and candied cherry flavours that are lifted by zesty minerals and it's impressive finish that features pure berry bliss makes you left wanting more. Serve this wine with a hearty fare like a beef or vegetarian stew or with 
steak and mushrooms.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's Day!

Did you know that the April 1st Tradition in France includes poisson d'avril (translated as April's Fish), which is the attempt to attach a paper fish to an unsuspecting victim's back without being noticed. In Scotland the April Fool's Day is traditionally called Hunt-The-Gowk Day; Gowk mean cuckoo or foolish person in gaelic. And historically in Denmark their tradition of April Fool's Day is actually celebrated on May 1st (although modern Danish society celebrates on April 1st too).