Saturday, April 30, 2011

royally obsessed.

forgive me for posting what i'm sure is the millionth write-up of the royal wedding, 
but i just can't help myself. 
its all so... romantic! magical! 
a real life fairytale!

while i attempt to write like a lady, not a 12-yr old squealy little girl (eeeek!)... 
my tele has been on all day long, and not just in the family room; in my bedroom too! 
i've been watching the versions (yup. 2.) i recorded on dvr here and there, while simultaneously researching and watching and reading on line. 
all. day. long. 
i simply adore the (ahem) pomp & circumstance of the entire thing... 
the calvalry, the carriages, the couture! (thanks, bob!)
the pure majesty of every moment. 
i imagine what catherine must be feeling, what this time in her life must be like. (yeah, i'm that girl.) 
and because i'm a mom i think how especially sad it is that diana is gone, at such a hugely important landmark in her son's life. 
her presence was most definitely palpable throughout today's events, of course. it was lovely.

i adored having a front row seat 
to the royal wedding.
(thank you, news media...nudge nudge)
it felt as though we were on the list.

can't stop thinking about this:
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(good LORD, becks; you don't really want to have a 4th child with her, do you? 
don't you want to hopelessly yearn for an unavailable mum of 2 instead?! #gorgeous #presidentofmytopfive)

oh, and the wedding!
the fashion? (the DRESS.) beyond.
bravo, sarah burton for alexander mcqueen. 
just brilliant.

the rides? vintage. (and horses.)

the kiss? adorably modest; perfectly royal. twice!

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the music:
a complete dream. i have always fantasized about having a boys' choir sing at my wedding. sigh... 

oh! love the royal salute:
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did you know that kate's perfectly sweet, petite bouquet had, among other more traditional wedding flowers, something called sweet william

is that not the most romantic, thoughtful touch?! 
i die for details like these! 
for more details on the bouquet--and some very interesting background on the flowers themselves, and the royal wedding bouquet's history, seriously--go to the official website.

there was also a little hat parade.
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go here for a full review.
love em or hate em, they were definitely 
something to talk about! 
personally, i love a hat, and quite honestly look for occasions to wear them.
when will the US embrace the hat?!

there was also a cake:
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fiona cairns and her uber talented team created this stunning 8-tiered cake, with cream and white icing (and edible gold leaf? i'm guessing?)
that is said to have a different flavor on each tier. 
i'll bet it tastes like heaven on a golden plate, straight up.

...and there are stamps, y'all.
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guys. if you've made it this far you're either gay or your female made you read it. 
or you're related to me. or stalking me. whichever...
having trouble understanding just what it is with us ladies and all things wedding? 
especially royal wedding???

one of my hilarious guy friends, mike, compared it to the nfl draft. he says we (the girls) want to see what dress she wears; they (the dudes) want to see what jerseys their favorite players will wear. 
we have prince william; they have prince amukamara of the new york giants.
we have kate middleton. they have middle linebackers. then there was something about not giving them a hard time about watching the draft all weekend because its "their royal wedding"... 
i dunno. i stopped paying attention at that point. 
(ha. thanks, MR!)

all this wedding talk also reminds me that this must happen:

(finally! a female-driven comedy with a ridiculously awesome cast! see, of course, kristen wiig (first maccruber, now this?! YES!), melissa mccarthy (DYING over her character; i worked w her on life as we know it and she is gorgeous, completely sweet and hilarious.) and more... can't. wait. 
jenny, when we goin!?

while the wedding is incredibly, over-the-top fabulous, one can't help but ache, feeling the tragic irony in alabama's recent devestation. 
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please keep these people & their community in your hearts, thoughts and prayers... and if you can, 
your wallet. 
go here to donate. make a difference.
local? one-up those money baggers by 

for sit-up britain, 
i'm bridget jones.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

pirate party moodboard

working on a little something fun 
for an upcoming party...
whipped up this moodboard in all of 10 minutes, but you get the idea...

easter re-cap

(a little recap of the weekend as i was all consumed by the whole oscar wilde does the jersey shore thing earlier, and couldn't resist sharing that first...)

hi y'all! i hope you had a wonderful weekend. 
if you celebrate easter, i hope it was beautiful!
mine certainly was.
my husband came home for a few precious days, and it was a wonderfully exhausting whirlwind.
friday we went to a fabulous easter egg hunt at a girlfriend's house; it was such fun. 

the girls hunted for eggs, created crafts, had a sack race, played, and even met the easter bunny!
completely adorable. 

i am a firm believer in having booze at any party, most especially those involving children.
(obviously not when monster trucking, speed boating, or heli-skiing, but otherwise, YES.)
my girlfriend jen agrees; they had plenty of everything. take a look at some of the spread.
(casual, easy, effective.)

major thought to detail & activity (on jen's part, not mine!) = majorly happy girls.

 friday night, david & i had the opportunity 
(thanks to scoutmob for the deal, and Lala for the babysitting!) to visit one of atlanta's newer restaurants that i've been wanting to try. 

honestly, i could have gone to the varsity and been "happy" --def would have needed a pepto cocktail-- but to go out and have a beautiful meal, made by someone else, with multiple courses, adult convo, serious canoodling & wine?! 
we enjoyed the charcuterie plate of salami, pate, and condiments (facemeat!);
i had an incredible salade landaise:
seared foie gras "croutons", duck confit, frisée, deglazed xeres vinegar 
and then the sea scallops au gratin app 
as my main course. mmmmm... 
just like i like my men: rich & delicious.
david (see above) had the steamed PEI mussels poulette; they were exquisite.
we drank delicious wine--can't remember what it was, it was that good!--and had no room for least not at the restaurant. 
amuse is winning. 
(bonus points for having a female chef du cuisine, noelle thomas!)
thanks, scoutmob!

the rest of our weekend was gorgeous.

(that mexican corn was the jam, y'all. for reals. big sister hooked it up. chipotle, feta, and a homemade lime mayo...mmm! tons of margarita flavors--in addition to the not pictured rosa mexicano's guacamole, which very well may be the best you ever tasted--courtesy of little bro & sis n law (thanks, guys! fantastic job. per usual), fish tacos w all kinds of yummy toppings thanks to the rents & a pretty fruit salad. my lame, yet tasty, contribution. i know--i kind of copped out here, but with easter, husband in town, and showers and party planning out the arse, i had good reason. 
anywho... try that corn! really. its insanely good.

til later, taters.