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Lucky Designs

February 12, 2009

Lucky Designs has a newly designed blog site – FILLED with tons of great ideas and inspiration. The Cincinnati-based designer started her “Lucky Me” blog after being inspired by the many blogs she turned to during her own wedding prep. Check out!

Lucky Designs is currently hosting a contest to win a FREE custom monogram! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment describing your favorite feature of the new blog by Friday, February 27th (midnight EST)! Click here for more.

Wedding Day Makeup

December 23, 2008

OK so I have to admit that I’m a bit of a blog addict – clearly not in the writing sense of things, but in the sense that I have about 25 blog feeds directed to my inbox that I check on a regular basis. So this morning when I checked to see what the the two new posts from Style Me Pretty were… I was SO excited to see that one of them was a feature on my dear friend Nancy of Brideface! It’s a great post with some quick tips from Nance on how to look your best on your wedding day (quick tip from me: just hire Nancy).

The Style Me Pretty post also reminded me that I’m totally overdue on blogging Nancy’s wedding! I promise to post something by end of day tomorrow. :)

Holiday Loveliness at Poeme

December 10, 2008

The other day, Amanda (the very talented associate coordinator at Aviva Events) and I had a field trip afternoon. We lunched at Potbelly (a favorite of mine for catering small, casual lunches — YUM) and then visited a few venues that Amanda had yet to see (mostly park properties, managed by HPM). But in between lunch and the venue lesson, we stopped in to Poeme on Michigan Avenue for some general perusing of merchandise and annoying of Phil (co-owner with Kristen).

First things first- their window displays are always so freaking cute. Makes me want to buy lots of paper and make cute things out of it. I guess that would be the point, of perhaps I am just very much their target demographic. (Good work, Kristen and Phil!). Secondly, the store is filled with a GREAT variety of holiday cards (not to mention of course stationery, wedding included), and lots of fun gift choices, too. My personal favorite line of cards that they carry (other than Kristen’s own Cardiology, of course) is by a company called Uncooked. These cards are NOT for the faint of heart, and are definitely not sweet in any way, shape or form. They are more snarky, tongue-in-cheek, and in my opinion wonderfully funny. These are the cards that you know you can only send to certain people! Love them. Some are nicer than (and some are less nice than) this one below:
My PSA for today is to let you know that Poeme is offering 20% of all boxed holiday cards now through December 24th. BUT the offer is only available to those who subscribe to their email list. Not a subscriber? Sign up! Need the email to print off? Let me know… I’ll forward it to you. :)

La Silhouette

October 29, 2008

One of the best things about my styling work is that I get to visit so many local boutiques on a regular basis, and I get to talk with the owners– I usually end up learning much more about their business than I would if I were just in for regular shopping. The other week I popped into La Silhouette in Madeira– that place it totally and completely FABULOUS. It just screams girl, in the best of ways, from the decor to the smell and of course the products (deliciously gorgeous lingerie). Britt, the owner is incredibly sweet and she let me know that she makes her boutique available for bridal showers ~ champagne and refreshments included! She also offers a bridal registry. Please check it out –, 513-271-8100 or And let her know I sent you :)


August 17, 2008

I recently learned that another local event coordinator (Melissa Camp of McCormick and Schmick’s) has a hidden talent… she’s an incredibly talented jewelry designer! She was wearing this particularly fabulous necklace at our ISES meeting last month, and when I asked her where she got it, she revealed that she made it herself. Her work is gorgeous, and would be an excellent bridesmaid’s gift. Or if you’re a jewelry junkie like me, her pieces are perfect for really just about anything! Check out her work at her etsy shop: Gypsy Studio.

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