Hi friends! Totally didn't mean to disappear again for weeks. Things have been crazy around here - very busy with wedding planning, last week was my HUGE 300+ person gala event that I have been planning for months (it went very well!), and in the middle of everything I hopped off to New York for a couple days. I'm exhausted just thinking about it... isn't summer supposed to be relaxing?!
Are you familiar with Lulu & Georgia? It's a home accessories, furniture, and gifts website with a fantastic selection of products - I love their stuff. They recently held a "pop-up shop" in West Hollywood for a few days and you better believe I was one of the first ones in the door... their prices were slashed from 20-70% and I made out like a bandit! I left with this 5x8 rug, this Mexican serape (to be used as an outdoor tablecloth), two bathmats, a couple picture frames, a thermos or two, some trays... Literally only the size limitations of my SUV's trunk kept me from buying more!
Last week Ram and I finally got to go to our wedding CAKE TASTING!!! We brought our moms and the wedding planners and had a grand old time. I'll say this, The Four Seasons knows how to present a pretty plate of cake! Clockwise from top left we tried Bananas Foster, Red Velvet, Chocolate Raspberry, White Chocolate Crunch, and Funfetti.. Any guesses which we chose!?
Speaking of weddings, one of my best friends, Julie, got engaged last month and this little surprise showed up in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago... filled with "Will you be my bridesmaid?" M&Ms! Delicious and adorable. My answer was OF COURSE :)
As I mentioned earlier, I just got back from spending a long weekend in New York with my family. My trip coincided with my little cousin's prom - we spent the whole day getting her all dressed and fancied up with her hair, makeup, and nails done. Her adorable boyfriend came over with his parents to take photos before the pre-prom party and since my aunt and uncle are not exactly professional photographers if you know what I mean, I grabbed the cameras and started art-directing like a PRO, if I do say so myself :) This is my favorite shot of them... how freaking CUTE are they?!
If you're in LA, I have a new-ish restaurant recommendation for you... Wexler's Deli! I know the chef/owner, Micah, from childhood, and have following his impressive career for years. He recently opened this tiny deli downtown in the Grand Central Market and I finally made it out there to try it. His bagels, lox, and sturgeon were all homemade and FANTASTIC - I gotta get back over there for some of his homemade pastrami next. Don't miss the black and white cookie :)
And finally.... my fifteen minutes of fame... I am (kinda) featured in this month's Glamour Magazine! A few months ago, they ran an interview with Sophia Amorusa, the CEO of NastyGal, who just came out with a new book, "#GIRLBOSS". I loved the article and her smart, to-the-point tips for young women, so I emailed Glamour to tell them so. Cut to me in the airport on Thursday browsing through the magazine rack at Hudson Books... I saw my name in their "Letters to the Editor" section and couldn't stop laughing hysterically! (Sidenote: I read #GIRLBOSS in a single day while we were in Scottsdale and the book was great! I highly recommend!)
Anyway. That's what's going on in my neck of the woods. I've got some other fun stuff coming up too... my first bridal shower is this weekend, my sis is coming into town for ten days, my bachelorette party is just a couple weeks away... lots to fill you in on in the coming weeks! XOXOXO