Love at first sight...
Photo Credit: Midnight Woes
Here's to hoping Chanel puts these out again this season!
No seriously. Spring is missing and it's nowhere to be found.
Well, when it does decide to grace us with its presence, here are a few things I'm excited to do to revamp my wardrobe for the spring season...
1) Swap my black leather jacket for a white one
//Joie Caladine Jacket found here
2) Rock a crop top
//Alice and Olivia Elenore Crop Top found here
3) Trade my Frye boots for some mules
//Tibi Bee Mule found here
4) Invest in a good trench
//Burberry Trench found here
We journeyed across the Charles last Saturday for dinner and it left me wondering why we haven't been doing this more often. In theory Cambridge just seems so far.... well it's not. And while I love all that Boston has to offer, Cambridge is jumping!
We had an absolutely delicious and lovely time at Puritan & Company. Everything from the eclectic decor to the oyster bar in the back had me drooling, and the food did not disappoint. The wild mushroom + farm egg was gone the second it hit the table and the pork schnitzel was killer.
We had to make some tough decisions as there were just too many delicious looking things to choose from! A few things on our list to try for next time:
1) Swordfish Pastrami
2) Thaw in the Straw Cocktail
Puritan & Company
1166 Cambridge St.
I've been a little unfocused when it comes to my home revamp mission. For a city apartment we seem to have a lot of decorating needs and there are just so many great ideas out there! To rein myself in a bit I've been trying to focus on one room at a time, starting with what I feel is the most important room in the apartment.... the bedroom! A lot of good ZZZZ's go down in there. Just last night I woke up myself (and Chip) up from hysterically laughing. I have no idea what that dream was about, but it must have been a good one :)
Things I'm thinking about:
2) Pops of copper (a recent obsession)
3) Adding some greenery to bring in some outside
Photo Credit: Lonny Magazine and pinterest
I love summer weddings. And when I say love, it's more of bordering on obsession. Sunset ceremonies and outdoor soirees under the stars make me melt into a gushy puddle, so even I was shocked when we decided to have a winter wedding. Despite my initial hesitation, I have to say, it's one of the best decisions I've ever been a part of and looking back I wouldn't have done it any other way. As someone who had never been to a winter wedding, I wish someone would have told me all of the great things I had to look forward too in planning a wedding this way (aside from that whole marrying the person you love/ your best friend in the world thing)...
1) The photos are completely magical...
.... It also doesn't hurt that we were lucky enough to land these awesome photographers :)
2) It's a fun and unique experience for your guests
I'm the biggest advocate for summer weddings out there, but sometimes it's nice to mix it up a bit. Aside from the fact that it's my favorite place in the world, we chose Vail because we knew it had something for everyone. We have a lot of friends who love to ski and snowboard and we have a lot of friends who wouldn't be caught dead in something as unflattering as snow pants, so we made sure to pick a location that would be a fun winter vacation for both groups. We also heard a lot of people say how nice it was to have something in late February/early March to look forward to as it's kind a lull in the year.
3) You avoid the summer wedding schedule maddness
Not only is it easier to narrow down a day for the wedding that doesn't conflict with another wedding, we didn't have to compete for our top vendors. We pretty much had our pick of everything so we could make our day exactly as we wanted it. We even squeezed a few "good deals" out of it due to how clear vendor calendars were at the time.
4) Weather worries be gone (sort of)
The morning of our wedding I looked outside and there were about 6 inches of new snow outside my window and it continued to fall at a rapid pace. To any bride this could trigger complete panic mode, but because we were in the winter wonderland of Vail ... the more snow the better!! Our guests enjoyed a good day of skiing and our photos turned out even better with a fresh layer of powder as the perfect backdrop against the rocky mountains.
The one caveat here is that weather will always be a worry at any wedding. For much of the week they were forecasting rain on our wedding day. Of course.... an extremely rare occurrence in Vail in the peak of ski season. Luckily it turned out to be snow and was even better, but I still had anxiety about it all week (I think that weather worries are just part of the deal... Woof.)
5) Going somewhere warm (like to this heavenly hotel in St. Lucia) for a mini or honeymoon after a week of playing in the snow is that much better
There are countless amazing things about winter weddings that I could go on and on about, but there are also some considerations that I wish I had been warned about going in... but that is a whole other post on a whole other day :)
If you're home decor obsessed like me you've probably noticed that you've been counting a lot of sheep(skins) these days. Whether you're into real or faux, I just love how these silly throws can instantly cozy up a room and add unique style. The possibilities for these seem endless and they just so fun. Splurge// Steal // Save
Photo credit: Twelve Chairs Boston
Getting married is so. much. fun.
No seriously. It's magical.
It's also official that coming back to the real world after a magical winter wedding and a mini-moon in the sun is just about the hardest thing in the world. All I want to do is talk to someone, anyone... unassuming strangers and all... about every last little detail.
Photo taken by Jason and Gina
Throughout the planning process it has taken all of my being to not share every single detail along the way, but I didn't want to give any of the fun surprises away too soon! So I've stored up a ton of wedding blog ammunition that I am so excited to share over the next few weeks. I'm so excited to share all of the things I learned, all of the things I wish I would have known, all of the things that were the absolute worst, and all of the things I enjoyed most. What an amazing way to relive every precious moment!
I'm not going to lie. It wasn't all roses all the time and there were many times I wanted to throw my hands up in the air and just elope already, but in the end it was all worth it. It was such an amazing day and we have so many friends, family, and vendors to thank for that :)
Thoughts on all the things I love about life in Boston and beyond