First Gift

December 24, 2010

We were given our first engagement gift on Weds- a Rosebowl apparently is not only a sporting event on the West Coast…it’s also a delicate crystal vase to hold buds. Huge thanks to Stephanie for her thoughtfulness

A perfect day of dress shopping

December 22, 2010

I could not have imagined a more perfect day. My sister Lisa came with me dress shopping, and both Andrea and Krista managed to leave work to join as well. We were in the most beautiful boutique on 5th Ave…and if they’d just let me take pictures I’d plug how fantastic they were- perfect service, […]

is this the one?!?

December 12, 2010

After just 3 shopping trips the perfect, classic, timeless, vintage, sexy designer dress is on hold.  Maybe it’s the one.

Adventures in Wedding Dress Shopping Continued

December 9, 2010

First appointment at a Boutique on Madison Ave- the sales girl was lovely and fun and full of honest, helpful advice.  The accessories are suddenly  coming into focus as an important part of the overall look.  JCrew Bridal had the most amazing belts and hats and silk flower accessories.  The shoes were also super comfy…even […]

A Girl’s Best Friend

December 5, 2010

I catch myself admiring my ring, which Ed calls The Jetta on your finger, several times a day.  Among the amazing changes I’m also rediscovering the  joys of day-dreaming. It’s a bit like regressing to childhood- I am suddenly a dreamer – beyond the wedding itself, I’m just spending more and moe time letting the […]

Wedding Dress Fact Finding

December 1, 2010

Learned a lot my first day out.   1. Call first and make an appointment.  Otherwise you can just look…which seriously is just a waste of time and what the internet is for.  And no fun for the impetuous.  2. Probably not clever to have worn a BRIGHT RED textured bra and blue undies.  The […]

The Tasting

December 1, 2010

Ever the efficient multi-taskers we find time for a lunch date at Party Box HQ- in the basement of a Temple close to the Pratt House.  Natalie is a mini mom- a force of nature and just the right mix of calm and confidence.  We discover we need not only think about food but where […]

It’s all happening at the Zoo!

December 1, 2010

There are few people I enjoy spending time with as much as the McKenzie crew- and a highlight of my fantastic visit to their Cin Sity was the Zoo.  Up close and personal with the amazing and mesmerizing creatures.