“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Bachelorette Bliss

As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was lucky enough to have my bachelorette party a few weeks ago in New York!  I have finally recovered fully from one of the best weekends I could possibly imagine and it's time to recap it.

After a few cocktails in the airport bar waiting for our delayed flight, one of my bridesmaids, L. and I were finally off to New York!  We met N. in the airport and were so excited to get to the Upper East Side to meet my MOH who had already checked in.

L., moi, N.

I was so surprised to see treat bags from, S., my MOH, waiting when we arrived to our lovely hotel, Affinia Gardens.
Have you ever seen anything so perfect?!

And the most beautiful decorations you could imagine, including this stunning banner N. made!

After a few more friends arrived, we had a great dinner at Felice 64 which was right down the block.
It was amazing to catch up with the women who came.  Each of them has meant so much to me in my life and as we live all over the country, we don't see each other as often as we'd all like.  After dinner we went back to the hotel and had more champagne and laughed, told college stories, and it was perfect.  I kept saying (all weekend) just how blessed I felt to have everyone there.

I had a fabulous time wandering around Manhattan all weekend, looking at all of the windows and drooling over way too many things.

Friday night we went to dinner at Spice Market in our own private room! 

And SHS surprised us by having ordered champagne for us.

After dinner we had reserved a table at 230 Fifth which was perfect as the weather was so nice that we got to sit on the rooftop lounge.

The view was amazing.  Yes, that's the Empire State Building.

Of course I had to stop by the Lilly townhouse on Madison Avenue!
 Where I bought the Gosling dress.

 The girls also threw me a lingerie shower during the bachelorette weekend which was so generous, and such a surprise.  One game we played was everyone brought a bottle of nail polish that reminded them of me and I had to guess who brought which one.  I've had an absolute blast painting my nails lately and thinking of my friends every time I try a new color!

And my MOH outdid herself in every way, including having lavender sachets for everyone at the shower!

I really couldn't ask for a better friend and soul sister.

I love them all so so so much. 

 I can't wait to see everyone again in May for our wedding (or earlier!) and am already itching to plan another trip to New York soon.  Stay tuned for another post about Drybar!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Powder Fresh

Saturday night we went to a gorgeous wedding where I took way too many pictures of the gorgeous floral arrangements.  I ate, I danced, I enjoyed a couple French martinis.

And then this happened.

I really can't be blamed.  I mean, when's the last time you saw aerosol antiperspirant?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kate Spade--Wedding Shoes & Way Too Much Sale Temptation

I was actually going to do a post on wedding shoes for a Wedding Wednesday post, but in light of the current Kate Spade Friends & Family sale (30% off with F12FFUS plus 7% back with ebates), it just can't wait.  I tried these beauties on in New York (and have been lusting after them for-ev-er), but can't decide on a color.

As my bridesmaids are wearing navy and these could be my something blue, the navy is definitely a finalist.

I am doing lots of vintage silver on the tables and these are just so very pretty while probably being the most "bridal" of the three.

And of course, multicolored glitter.  Can anything be more perfect?

I can totally justify buying all three, right?  Maybe two pairs if I wear one for engagement pictures?

And I wouldn't be too upset if any of these happened to end up in my final order.

The sparkle collar just kills me.

This could also be an engagement picture option?

A new watch is definitely on my birthday/Christmas list.  The Cooper Grand would be pretty for work every day.

The pink face just puts this on over the edge.

Or this gold beauty.

What color is your favorite of the charm shoes?  Anything else catching your eye at Kate Spade lately?  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Needddddddddddddddd. . .

Oh J.Crew, what are you doing to me and my no shopping until I organize my life/purge a bit goal?

Bow.  (In the hot pink, of course.)

Any new arrivals or old favorites you're yearning for?

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Get A Kick Out Of You

When we first got engaged, one tidbit of advice that kept coming up was to plan fun date nights doing anything other than wedding planning.  This year we decided to buy season tickets to the theatre for a monthly date night, and last night was our first show, Anything Goes.

The show was absolutely fabulous! The dancing was some of the best I've seen in a very long time, Rachel York was a tremendous lead (although I would've loved to see Sutton Foster prior to Bunheads in this role), and the costuming was amazing--especially the nautical ones in the clip below.  I am humming Cole Porter songs all morning, especially Anything Goes and I Get a Kick out of You. 

Have you seen any great shows lately?  How was your weekend?