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Monday was our one year wedding anniversary. It was my favorite sort of night. A crisp fall evening, a little bit rainy, the perfect night for dinner at our favorite neighborhood restaurant (the one we went to after he proposed) and for a relaxing night in together.

Joel, my darling, I love you more than ever.

photo booth pic from 321foto, wedding photos by sea studio.

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My favorite sort of wedding DIYs are the sort that are good for something besides just a wedding! I had all these grand plans to craft for my wedding, but really never got it together in time. This tote feels like the perfect place to start. I adore Liz of Say Yes To Hoboken‘s  Blank Canvas Tutorials, and the beautifully simple neon dot tutorial is definitely my fave. Maybe a craft party is in order! Haven’t had one since I was about twelve…

So cute! All you need is a blank canvas bag, fabric paint and a pencil.

Click here for the full instructions.

I’m officially on the prowl. My sister isn’t getting married until August 2013, but she is rather fabulous and I want my dress to do her proud as I stand beside her! And so, I’m officially moving on from casually browsing to seriously searching for the right dress. There’s not a definite theme or style yet, but something with a vintage feel in the perfect pale shade is where I’m starting. My first picks:


there is only you and me via bhldn



alfred sung via dessy


louiseomahony via etsy

The first of many!

Currently I am detoxing a bit, from an amazing holiday weekend spent in Vancouver (Canada) eating the most delicious things to excess. Have you tried poutine? We tried it… 5 times! (fortunately there were 6 of us to share it all!) There are so many amazing restaurants in Vancouver, but our favorites were the Salt Tasting Room and Cafe Medina. Two absolutely fabulous experiences.


phone pic of the magic at salt tasting room

Also currently…
adoring a style icon
seriously considering this iphone-charger toaster-style alarm clock
admiring illustration art
coveting sweet oxfords
ogling this home office
smiling at a beautiful local engagement party
embracing bedroom rules
imagining party ideas for our new neighborhood friends

Have a lovely week!

Wow. Serious red alert here. I’ve always had a soft spot for bright wedding dresses. The first dress I tried on was a vibrant yellow dress at Luly Yang. It was a little more drama than I was going for, and I ended up falling in love with a dress in a more classic shape, but I still dream about it!
And these gorgeous, rich reds are equally swoon worthy. Vera Wang always does bridal perfectly. Would you wear a bright wedding dress?

images via nordstrom trend alert 

This was our second weekend in a row in Portland, last weekend for a birthday and this one for a wedding. I always think of Seattle as such an amazing city for food, but Portland has really blown my mind these past few days. Peruvian tapas, the best biscuits & gravy in the country, maple bars with bacon and the most fantastic selection of food carts I’ve ever seen. And stellar service at every single place. I don’t know what they put in the water in Portland, but every person we encountered seemed to love their craft and love sharing it. Even at the hotel and shops. We’re putting it on our list of possible retirement locations – so much happy.


top: broccoli rabe scramble with fresh chevre at irving st kitchen
and a killer selection from voodoo doughnuts
bottom: breakfast nachos and the famous biscuits & gravy from mother’s bistro


top: our friends’ fabulous wedding at the Portland World Trade Center
bottom: Andina aftermath and the hilarious confetti on my reception plate


top: the library and bubbly at the urban farmer, drinks at the the top of the nines: departure
bottom: the best hangover cures at the original, more rooftop fun at departure

Two perfect weekends. We’ll be back, soon.