yacht week

March 13, 2014

so i'm leaving for yacht week on friday, and i can't even tell you how excited i am!!! sailing around the bvi's for a week? yes, please.  its going to be like therapy after this dreadfully cold nyc winter. heres what ill be living in for the new few days ...

i got this one in every color.
its so bright and i so love it. and its 25% off right now!

this summer straw hat - also 25% off!

and these fun sunnies.

i'm told this is all i need. we'll see about that…

talk to you when i get back!

meghan and jordan

March 10, 2014

meghan and jordan's wedding was featured on wedding chicks last friday - totally made my day!  i just loved meghan and jordan's september day wedding so much!  it was the best excuse to escape back to charleston and get back into my southern protocol groove for a few days, and not only did i get to plan this day with two of my dearest friends (the bride & andraya, who came to rescue when i moved to nyc!) at one of the most beautiful wedding venues, lowndes grove, but i got to celebrate the marriage of two beautiful, amazing people.  so much went into this day - the gorgeous flowers, the beautiful chandeliers and twinkling lights, the kentucky bucks, the vintage lounge, the dance floor by the water, the fabulous idea i had in the shower one night - yes that would be the cupcake tower, adorned with real flowers and glitter cupcakes that stems brought to life - everything was just so magical.  and i could not have done it without the amazing vendors i had.  click here to see the full post on wedding chicks!


March 7, 2014

i cannot wait for this beauty to come in the mail!

just in time for yacht week :) happy friday!

cafe gitane

March 5, 2014

third stop on the avocado toast tour! i almost missed this one.  i may have had a little too much fun the night before, but blair quickly reminded me that avocado toast is always the cure. obvi. 

anyway - so glad i went.  we went to cafe gitane inside the jane hotel. it is a cute, little, french-moroccan spot - as soon as we walked in the door, you could smell the lattes and fresh chocolate croissants. it just puts you in a good mood! blair insisted that they have the best avocado toast in nyc…read on...

address: 113 jane street
neighborhood: west village
avocado toast: avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, chili flakes on seven grain toast
omg. soo good. by far the best avocado toast i've had in nyc (or anywhere) so far. the lemon juice and olive oil brings it to a whole new level. basically blair was right and i wanted to lick my plate. 10/10.
fries: it wouldn't be a weekend brunch if we didn't order fries.
salad: heart of palm, avocado, oranges, endives with lemon, olive oil and chili flakes
eggs: baked organic eggs with smoked salmon, capers, potatocs and cream
are you drooling yet?
coffee: its served with a little, personalized chocolate. um hello. i'm in love.
branding: sweet and charming. the plates say cafe gitane on them in the sweetest blue, the little chocolates are personalized with the address on the back, and they also have mini note pads (that tricked us - we thought they were matchbooks)
atmosphere: warm, friendly, bright, relaxed, charming, parisian-cafe-like
new favorite spot.


March 3, 2014

cate was my favorite. she looked absolutely stunning in her giorgio armani gown.

these ladies looked pretty amazing too. can anyone guess my favorite color last night?