31 October 2010

A Very Preppy Halloween

Happy Halloween, my dears! Have you seen the gorgeous pink and green pumpkins at the Preppy Princess? This one gets my vote.

Here's hoping you are all doing something fabulously fun.

29 October 2010

Photo Friday in Fall

Thank the goodness it's Friday! In celebration of Photo Friday, here are some festive fall photos that I have taken lately in Connecticut, on the Charles River, and in Beacon Hill.
A peaceful morning on the lake during my girls' weekend. 
Reds, oranges, and yellows... fabulous fall foliage!  
Wishing I were back on the water... 
Harvard's Boathouse 
Watching the rowers at the Head of the Charles Regatta 
Beautiful brownstones in Beacon Hill 
Cobblestone street, beautiful homes, and fall decorations make me smile. 
One of my favorite doorsteps in Beacon Hill - j'adore anything Tiffany blue!  
Strolling the streets on a brisk fall day
Boston Public Gardens - gorgeous.
Have a lovely Halloween weekend!

28 October 2010

A Pink & Green Reception

It's Thursday again ladies, so that means more pink and green! I'm still in a post-wedding whirl, so today I'll share photos from our reception with you. Enjoy, darlin's!
After the ceremony ended, it was time to take pictures on the beach and the harbor. Take it from me: photo shoots with your new husband wearing your wedding dress are tres fun!
Our guests arrived at the reception here.
We arrived at our reception on a friend's sailboat while our guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio. Our guests were delightfully surprised and absolutely adored our entrance.  
We had a ball waving and blowing kisses (well, me for the kisses) to our guests! 
Feeling like royalty for the day.
Love this group shot on the dock at the end of cocktail hour.  
Guests were seated according to our nautical chart of our bay, each with their own pink or green sailboat with their table name (a harbor that we have taken our boat to) and number.  
Don't forget to sign our guest book! (an oar that we painted pink and green) Did anyone spy the Lilly frame?
That's a model of our boat on top of the box for our special treats.
Time to enter the ballroom...
...and be seated for dinner.
The bride and groom sit here!
 Don't forget to stop and smell the pink and green hydrangeas in the centerpieces! 
Save room for dessert! Our cake had our nautical flag monogram in pink and green, a common theme throughout our wedding.   
mMm in sailor speak. (Except pink and green, of course!)
Are three cake photos too many?  
Not when it was this yummy! Presidential white cake with raspberry coulis for two layers, and lemon/orange marble cake with lemon for the other two...
  Time to spin around the dancefloor with my husband to James Taylor. 
And then it was Daddy's turn to spin me. Daddy and I danced as the band played "My Girl"... what he used to sing to me when I was a little girl.
Strolling into our happily ever after...
May all your days be filled with love and all your Thursdays pink and green!

27 October 2010

Kate Spade London

Have you SEEN the new Kate Spade London store?! I die.
Pick up your jaws ladies... who wants to plan a (shopping) trip to London with me?

26 October 2010

Autumn Hues

I am dreaming of caramel and honey... in my hair! Autumn is here in full force, and I am feeling the urge to embrace the warm hues of the season. While I am a blonde at heart and could never completely let go of my light locks, I have been toying with the idea of caramel and honey highlights at my next hair appointment (this Thursday night... not much time to decide!). Doesn't Miranda Kerr just scream autumn hair perfection?

And while I'm copying her hair, I'll take her body too thankyouverymuch.

Have a lovely day!

23 October 2010

Head of the Charles Regatta

What a lovely autumn Saturday! Husband and I are at the Head of the Charles Regatta as you are reading this, enjoying the beautiful day and watching the race. In case you have not heard of it, here is a little background:
"There are many reasons to love October in New England, but the Head of the Charles Regatta just might take the gold medal: making crisp walks down Newbury Street and afternoons of apple-picking actually wane in comparison to this rich riverside ritual.
This tournament was founded in 1965 by three members of the Cambridge Boat Club and a Harvard sculling instructor named Ernest Artlett. Intended to emulate the popular boat races held throughout Artlett’s native England, the two-day rowing event was met with immediate enthusiasm and praise. After all: what could be better than a weekend spent along the picturesque Charles River, basking in the soft autumn sunshine among cheering fans, friends and family? Today, the Head of the Charles is the embodiment of sportsmanship and longstanding tradition. Bringing together more than 8,000 athletes from around the world to compete in 55 events, it has become the world’s largest tournament of its kind."

When I received an invitation from Gilt Group to a private party before the regatta, I just couldn't resist buying tickets. Here is what sold me:
"We know the perfect way for you to celebrate in style. The venue? None other than The Charles Hotel’s Noir Bar—a 1940s-inspired watering hole where specialty cocktails and gourmet bites draw in dozens of stylish guests. In honor of this iconic tournament, Gilt City is throwing a four-hour private party for members on October 23. In addition to passed hors d’oeuvres and a stationary dessert bar, you’ll indulge in your fill of complimentary bloody Mary’s, bellinis, mimosas and hot chocolate before heading over to the race grounds to enjoy the race from your post-Charles cloud of delight."

Hors d'ouevres and desserts? YUM! Bellinis? Pretty please! Mimosas? Have we MET?! What a delightful day! I think this deserves a special outfit...

Here's hoping you are all having a fabulous weekend! XO