Thursday, May 30, 2013

Milly for BR

Today Banana Republic launches their Hamptons inspired collaboration collection with Milly NY.

 Navy Elephant Shorts, which even come in petite.

 The Elephant Shorts look adorable on Olivia Palermo...but what doesn't. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anchored Style Neckwear

Anchored Style has come out with some stylish bowties that are all made in the USA. They sent JCW the Red Signal Flags and we were both very impressed with the the quality.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to everyone that has served our country as well as their families for their support.

I have spent the weekend relaxing and checking out sales like this one at J.Crew...if spend $250 you get $75 off. My mom and I combined our purchases when she picked up this Double Breasted Blazer.

I have also been enjoying listening to music like Darius Rucker's version of Wagon Wheel...

and debating on purchasing this Nautical Flag Bracelet.

Enjoy the holiday! xx

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Black-Eyed Susan Remix

The Black-Eyed Susan which is the official drink of Preakness served at Pimlico was updated this year by mixtress Gina Chersevani of Hank’s Oyster Bar. It was shocking to see a Susan with a pink hue instead of orange but the cocktail was rather tasty.

Black Eyed Susan
1 ½ oz. Finlandia Vodka
½ oz. St. Germain Liqueur
1 oz. lemon juice
½ oz. raspberry juice or strawberry juice (squeeze and strain yourself, or purchase at Whole Foods Markets)
½ oz. simple syrup
Half a stalk of lemongrass
1 sage leaf

How to you feel about the remix? Should they have stuck with the traditional recipe or is Pimlico merely getting with the times with this fancy new cocktail?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pimlico Tour

We decided not to take our honeymoon right after the wedding because we wanted to relax and had no intention of missing Preakness.

I took a tour of Pimlico Racetrack and the Jockey's Room a couple days before the big race.

It was fun to see The Horseman's Home Grille where Jockey's could pick up anything from scrapple sandwiches to Red Bulls.

Silks Closet



Where the valet sets out gear/tack 

The Paddock

The tour certainly got me excited for race day.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


 Wedding Day Tote

 Morning Coffee
Captain Chesapeake's House
Shoe Selections
Hair & Makeup
Something New & Something Blue

 Ceremony Detail

Impromptu Bar in the library...rain plan

Wedding Ceremony

Driving to our reception at the Maryland Club

 Cocktail Hour Oyster Bar

End of the night with BLS & SAS
 Wedding Signage & Signature Drink

Pick up duty the following day

       Our wedding day was by far the best day of my life. To have had all the people I love in the same place and marry JCW was a dream come true. Things didn't exactly go as planned and we were forced to delay our ceremony and ended up getting married in the driveway instead of on the lawn. I can honestly say that the rain forced everyone to come together which made the ceremony so much more intimate.

       In planning our wedding it was very important for us to have a relaxed party-like atmosphere and that's exactly what we had. We didn't follow all of the typical wedding traditions and instead did whatever felt right. We couldn't have asked for a better day! I can't wait to see my real "non-iPhone" pictures.

Special thanks to our families, Captain Chesapeake (who went above and beyond) and all of our friends for making our special day SO incredibly special...we love you all! xx

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Very Superstitious

When JCW opened this fortune, we couldn't help but smile and take it as a very good sign. We have always been very superstitious and 7 is our lucky number. The other day my mom told me that my sister's dress alternations were $77 dollars and when JCW's mom emailed me that the high for Saturday is scheduled to be 77ยบ...I felt like everything was falling into place.

I am really looking forward to our wedding day and can't wait to officially be married, celebrate with our friends & family and also hit the dance floor. Wish us luck for May 11th!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bridal Shower

Last month was my bridal shower brunch.
Made-to-order omelets by the The Omelette King.
 Lots of fruit and plenty of sweets.

I received such wonder gifts, it was like Christmas morning...but better!

The house was filled with blue & white decor, which was very fitting because they are my wedding colors.

 My bag of the day from Radcliffe's.

 Amazing helpers/car loaders.

Special thanks to the fabulous hostesses and guests for such an incredibly special afternoon...being the bride really is all it's cracked up to be! xx