January 2011 Archive

Bride Advice | Wedding Style

I recently spent part of my day emailing with a potential client on giving her wedding advice & tid-bits. From it, I got inspired to share my personal wedding style with you.  Fresh off the wedding circuit myself, I retained a load of knowledge from my personal experience.  I hope to share all of it over time in this blog-site. So today’s topic of discussion is “What is your wedding style?” I think when you’re a newly engaged bride-to-be, the idea of where to start is OVERWHELMING!! Even for the brides who More…

Food File | The Impromptu Storm Sandwich!

Recently, my husband & I got snowed in together during one of New York’s big snowstorms. With both of us working from home and not wanting to venture out into the blistering cold, I had to get creative with our lunch plan. From searching my fridge & cabinet, I gathered enough makeshift ingredients to make a hot open-face gourmet sandwich which I now call the “Storm Sandwich!” It was an unitentional variation on the french sandwich called the Croque Madame. I’ve made this twice with varying ingredients since the two snow storms. More…

Fashion Feature | Joseph of Portland

While in Maine, I met Jeff Lauzier (owner of Loyal Citizens Clothing see previous post) who runs the Joseph of Portland men’s boutique on Fore Street. Both my husband & I were impress with what Jeff offered at the boutique as well as his t-shirt designs. A great conversation on style led to a photoshoot which led to a follow up interview.  There are tons of style insight from Jeff who I consider to be a part of a new emerging group of men, like my husband as well, who are still manly men at heart, but also understand the need for More…

Fashion Feature | Loyal Citizens Clothing

I had the opportunity to interview Jeff Lauzier, owner & designer (along with Julian Redman) of Loyal Citizens Clothing . When I first met Jeff, I was impressed with the breadth of knowledge he had for style and what was current. On tomorrow’s post he’ll give men insight into what to wear this coming season and how the woman can help their men step up their game in the wardrobe department. Loyal Citizen Clothing What made you want to start a T-shirt company? I have been in the upscale men’s clothing business for over More…

Fashion Friday | Life of Shoes

Shoes say so much about a person & their current state of mind whether they realize it or not. Are you a practical person? You’re probably mostly wearing flats through the day. If you prefer comfort over appearance, you’re definitely in gym sneakers. If you’re into wing tips like my husband, I’m going to guess you have an old school charm about you. If you’re obsessed with snakeskin like me….well…then you definitely are not shy to flaunt. I love shoes in every shape, size & color. How boring would it be More…

Travel | Portland, Maine

Happy New Year 2011! So my husband & I came up with a last minute New Years plan to ride some fresh powder on the slopes of Vermont. But because it was so last minute, all the nice B&Bs & mountain-side resorts were fully booked…. An article in GQ mentioned Portland, Maine’s significant food culture, which was enough to sway our road trip in that direction instead. So we drove the scenic route from NY up along the coast of New England, randomly staying overnight in Salem (our reasoning: because we’ve never been & the city is More…