Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blog on the Fritz...

Lordy lou. My blog is totally on the fritz. Anyone else having Blogger issues?

Destination Wedding Bound... Harbour Island, Bahamas

Wedding season starts with a bang for me... and tomorrow morning I head off to Harbour Island in the Bahamas for a friend's wedding.

While Bryan has wedding party obligations prior to the big event, I plan on checking out the beach, going for long swims, and finding some great beach bars.

Any recommendations would be amazing! I know it's a small island, but I love hearing from you.

And I'm curious... what have been your favorite destination wedding spots?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Dress to Sail Away In...

Come sail away... come sail away... come sail away with me...

Tried this number on today at Talbot's (their Julianne Moore marketing campaign worked - ha!) and absolutely loved it.

I can totally picture myself sipping a dark and stormy in this dress getting ready to set off for an evening cruise with Lovey Howell.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The "Lillys" Are Blooming...

One evening in college, I had a very preppy gentleman approach me at a bar while I was sporting a Lilly Pulitzer dress on the first warm spring night.

His line, you ask? "I see that the lilies are blooming."

I'm not sure I was able to hide my laughter at this ridiculous remark, but years later my friends and I still get a kick out of saying it to one another when we wear our Lilly.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tipping My Hat to the Weekend...

Easter weekend is upon us, and I'm heading off to my family's home at the beach. After a crazy 2 weeks, I can't wait to relax with my family and eat some Easter candy.

The amazing photo up top is of my favorite milliner, Linda Pagan, shot through the window of her boutique, The Hat Shop, located on a tiny side street in Soho.

Photographer James Bell captured gorgeous images for the very cool 2009 article, "Britons in New York," in the UK paper, The Independent.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Prippy Paper... Zebra Power

My mind has been wondering a wee bit these days... and I've found myself day dreaming about home decor more and more.

At the top of my day dream decor list is wallpaper. I've become obsessed!

Now, I know I've already waxed poetic about Osborne & Little's Asuka wallpaper, which is super lux with its romantic golden hues.

But I also dream about dancing and prancing zebras. Which brings me to my next wallpaper lust, Scalamandré's zebras in red. I love it so!

The first time I saw this glorious print was walking past Gino's, an old school New York spot not too far from Bloomingdale's. It was love at first site.

Years later, I was delighted to the paper again in the Prippy Classic, "The Royal Tennenbaums." Oh.... Margot....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Prippy Viewing... The Help

I absolutely cannot wait to see Emma Stone and Viola Davis in "The Help."

Anyone else looking forward to this one?

Great Escape... Tree House

Linda Aldredge, from LuLu Organics and the awesome blog luluiswho, has the perfect getaway... in the gorgeous woods of the Catskills.

Domino Magazine (oh how I miss thee!) featured her rustic chic retreat years back, and the place has stayed in my mind ever since.

The thought of a cozy tree house is beyond appealing to me during these spring evenings. I bet I'd sleep like a baby after adjusting to the nature soundtrack (rather than my city rumblings).

Oh, and of course I would pack some of Linda's LuLu Organics Hair Powder for my woodsy retreat!

Of Course "I Do"... Kate Spade

It's no secret that us bloggers LUZ Kate Spade... but I am extra in love with this sweet "I Do" necklace.

A perfect gift for any Prippy Bride to Be!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Would You Like a JewelMint... Jewelry

Kate Bosworth + Cher (her super cool stylist) = Amazing Jewelry

JewelMint, their online jewelry collaboration, is fast becoming one of my favorite shopping spots.

After taking a short... and super fun... style quiz, amazing jewelry is picked for you.

I've gotta say, they were pretty spot on with the recs, and I was thrilled to get these amazing Rio Bravo earrings for under $20 bucks (new member discounts rock)!

What's not to love?

Simple Pleasures... French Press Coffee

Why is the ritual of making a french press with delicious coffee so wonderful?

I love not fussing with a coffee maker in the morning, and boiling water is about as simple as it gets, so I guess my preference should come as no secret. And the ease of the french press, and the tastiness that ensues, makes made me very happy this morning.

How do you like your coffee?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cha Cha Cha Changes...

I love change. I know not everyone does, but I most certainly do. New beginnings, new adventures, and new friends are exciting. I've got some change going on professionally right now that is absolutely for the best, but it did cause me to neglect ye olde blog a bit.

Thanks for sticking it out and I am thrilled about what's to come...

And how fantastic is "Sad Clown Bowie?" Very fantastic according to me!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Matthew Williamson Goes Bridal...

Helloooooo Matthew Williamson Bridal!

I feel like I'm in a wedding dress renaissance with so many chic designers now doing bridal!

It's so nice that us brides have oodles of options, both classic and fashion-forward.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Prippy Dream Home... Sowden House

Sowden House, located in Los Angeles, is like something out of a Prippy dream...

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd Wright, this place is an architectural masterpiece that looks like it belongs on a different planet... like Planet Awesome. Seriously, I'm ready to move in tomorrow!

And there's hope for me, because you can actually rent Sowden House and live the dream, even if just for a night!

P.S. Coolest wedding at Sowden House over on Style Me Pretty