If Prada Men's cologne is not your man's thing, then maybe Perry Ellis' latest edition to his fragrances could be. Thank goodness for magazine samples because as with Prada, this smell stopped me in my tracks. It smelled so amazing. Head to your local fragrance counter and check it out. Surprise him. You may appreciate more than you think.
If your man needs the perfect suit for your big day, send him on over to Banana Republic. When I got their BR30 postcard in the mail yesterday, I had to go and check it out. I love BR. I have clothes from BR that I have owned for many years. They are the epitome of affordable classic. So here are five very stylish, classic looks that will make YOUR jaw drop when you walk down the aisle. See more at on their web site.
Maria Pinto is definitely the designer of choice for Michelle Obama, especially for her big nights. But Pinto is not only an amazing designer, she also makes incredible accessories. Her wraps are to die for and would perfectly cover your chilly arms at your reception. Here are my favorites. See more on her web site.
Ladies, I know that you love a good contest. Here's another one. Bel Canto Designs (I blogged about Mari recently), in conjunction with the Wedding Bee blog, is running a contest. You could win a $75 gift certificate to buy something from her lovely line of jewelry. Get more info here.
There are quite a few cupcake shops here in the DC metro area that have blossomed in the past year. I love cupcakes but obviously some folks here must REALLY love cupcakes for there to be a run on cupcake shops. It beats me. But if you are looking for that special place that takes cupcakes very seriously, then these spots are for you. Go forth and eat cupcakes!
Georgetown Cupcake 1209 Potomac Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-333-8448
Hello Cupcake 1351 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 tel:202.861.2253
The Baltimore Cupcake Company 1433 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, Md 21230 410-783-1600
These rings by Boone Titanium Rings are too fab. They are made with titanium. Titanium is much harder than gold, silver, or platinum, and it resists the dents or dings. Titanium makes your future hubby's ring able to withstand whatever he does for a living. So he can wear his ring everyday. Their rings are cut by machine but finished by hand. They have a great line to choose from. These are my favorites:
This would be such a great idea for use on your wedding invitations, your programs, your menu cards and napkins. I love it. Get your custom original paper cut of you and your sweetie at Papercuts by Joe.
It's a good thing that Lily Rafii and Sulaika Zarrouk put their heads together to create this fab line of purses, affectionately named, Felix Rey. In addition to their lines available at all the best stores, they also have a line @ QVC.com. Smart, smart girls!!! Here are some of their wares.
I already love Forever 21. They have the best tops at the best prices. But I am really starting to fall head over heels in love with their other label, Twelve by Twelve. This dress is another example of the fabulous finds at Twelve by Twelve.
Once again, I am in need of a shoe intervention and $725.00. These are gorgeous and I blame it all on Dolce & Gabbana.
Here are the stats: * Semi-sheer tulle with pintucked detailing along sides * Sumptuous suede trim * Peep toe * Tulle rosette embellishment on vamp * Suede lining at heel back * Velvet and metallic grained leather insole * Leather sole with rubber heel pad * 4" suede-covered stiletto heel * Made in Italy
I love, love, love wedding dresses that have unique silhouettes, unexpected ruffles, adorned with feathers, or the like. Enter Sharon Bowen. This talented British fashion designer was educated in Paris and it is so apparent. Her styling is very French and has that Parisian flair. But she is a Brit, through and through. Her gowns are stunning. Her collections are a must see. See it all here.