Thursday, June 27, 2013

In the Mail

I ordered a couple of the items from Zappos that I posted about last week. The Bow Slippers and Tkees arrived in a jiffy and I couldn't be more happy with the look and fit of both pairs of shoes.

The Kate Spade large bow dress also arrived. It's exclusive to the Madison Avenue store.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Family Reunion

We just returned from a weekend in Washington state to celebrate JCW's Grandmother's 90th birthday. My mother-in law has nine siblings, which makes for a large family. I am thinking it was no coincidence that JCW waited until we were married to really submerge me into the family antics! All-in all, it was a great weekend in honor of a wonderful women and I am glad we were able to make the journey.  

Thursday, June 20, 2013

117th Maryland Hunt Cup

Striker hats 

Vintage Lilly Pulitzer pants

Lawyer Liz at Captain Chesapeake's tailgate in a Sail to Sable dress. 

Stiles Colwill's tailgate of Halcyon House Antiques.

George Lee's Southside Mix

Tailgating weather


Professor Maxwell coming down the stretch.
Everyone was very relieved that JAB survived his fall at the second to last fence.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Footwear

It's time to kick up your heels for summer! I always stress how much I love ordering from Zappos because of the free shipping and super fast delivery. I am trying to decide which color I should order in these Bow Slippers...I like the pink and blue.
It's also time for my annual pair of new jacks. I am really feeling the Vachetta Neon Navajo along with the Raffia Navajo.
The new Georgica style in cork would also be a fun neutral.

My closet would warmly welcome every color of Varina Flats but in particular this rose shade. These shoes are all you really need to make an outfit complete.
My summer no-brainer is a pair of Tkees in Sunkissed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


The HydraFacial appeared on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills when Adrienne Maloof hosted a ‘spa day’ at her home. I remember thinking about how badly I wanted a HydraFacial.  

The Quinntessential Gentleman is hosting a HydraFacial event on Thursday, June 27th to launch the HydraFacial being offered at The GQ Spa. In the future, this treatment will be priced at $165 but for the event, they will be offering it for only $50. When you call to book your Real Housewives facial, mention the blog and you will be entered in a drawing for a massage (410) 685-7428.

The HydraFacial is suppose to make your skin look and feel amazing. I can't wait to have the treatment and have a total Kyle moment!

The Hydrafacial resurfacing treatment thoroughly enhances the skin providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides and Hyaluronic Acid.  This is a non-invasive, non- surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is good for any ethnicity and great for males or females.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Radcliffe Monogram Necklaces

My local jewelry store, Radcliffe Jewelers carries an incredible line of monogram necklaces.  You can order your initials in three different size options with the choice of script or block. They offer silver, gold vermeil, 14 carat gold and diamonds so there's a wide price range. 

I already have a script necklace with my maiden monogram so I am thinking it's time for a block necklace with my married monogram. I spotted this block piece a couple days before my wedding and loved that you have the option to wear it long or short.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wedding Morning Prep

The morning of my wedding I headed down to the Maryland Club where we were having our reception so I could check up on some last minute details.  
I can be totally OCD (and that's putting it mildly) so I had to make sure all of the blue & white details were in place.
It was fun being a wedding planner for the day and all the running around made the morning fly by.
When I got to the club, Radebaugh Florist had already delivered the arrangements. I kept it very simple with hydrangeas in julep cups but I also had them create this large arrangement. They used a Blue & White Ginger Jar that I purchased from The Pink Pagoda. I couldn't have been happier with the way the arrangement turned out and it looked lovely in the foyer.
Special thanks to Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda for helping me find the perfect b&w looks absolutely beautiful in my home. xx

The winner of the custom cocktail stirs giveaway is Courtney S. #135.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


When my mom enlisted my help in finding shoes for the wedding, I immediately thought of L.K.Bennett. L.K.Bennett is a British fashion house offering collections of classic shoes styles, womenswear & accessories. They also happen to be a favorite of Kate Middleton.  My mom ending up wearing the Bruton Toe Cap Heel which was the perfect shoe to match her navy skirt suit.

The Sledge Pump in taupe is one of the Duchess's favorite styles.
The Estela Wedge is a darling shoe for summer and I just love the jute heel.  

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wedding Blessing

A friend that I have known since kindergarten gave us the most thoughtful wedding gift...a blessing of Donna Jean Godchaux from the Grateful Dead. We will forever cherish it!     


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hamptons Top

Boden is a go-to for summer clothing. Last year I ordered a tunic that's very similar to this year's style Hamptons Top. It was great for traveling and throwing on with jeans. You can save 25% off selected items and 15% off everything else plus free shipping with the code CAF1.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cocktail Stirs Giveaway

For our wedding, I ordered monogrammed Cocktail Stirs with our married monogram from Two Funny Girls. They dressed up our signature cocktail and matched the blue & white color scheme. I am giving you a chance to win a set of fifty, 6” wooden round stirs. The lucky winner will be able to select one color ink and one side printing for their stirs.
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