Happy Valentine’s Day (in a few hours)!!! I know it’s still only February but now that this holiday is basically over, what’s next? Spring is, peeps, that’s what! Sunshine, blooming flowers and I can finally wear my flip flops again (yessss)!!!! So, let’s get down to business and discuss the colors for Spring 2011. If you haven’t heard (where have you been?), Pantone announced that Honeysuckle is THE color for Spring 2011… BUT this purdy pink ain’t the only color out there. Feast your eyes on the fashion color report…
The top colors for women’s fashion for spring 2011 are: • PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle • PANTONE 16-1349 Coral Rose • PANTONE 14-0941 Beeswax • PANTONE 18-4039 Regatta • PANTONE 15-3817 Lavender • PANTONE 15-4825 Blue Curacao • PANTONE 14-6324 Peapod • PANTONE 12-1206 Silver Peony • PANTONE 18-1235 Russet • PANTONE 15-4502 Silver Cloud
Do you HAVE TO use Honeysuckle as your wedding color but aren’t sure what other colors to mix in? Well, here I am to your rescue! Get yourself a Color Scheme Bible ahora mismo (right now). This book has been a staple on the CME conference table for over three years and gets more use than any other in the office:
This amazing tool will provide you with 200 palette choices, separated into nine hues. The only issue? Too many selections it’s too hard to choose just one!
First day of Spring: 3/20/11
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we’ve got the cutest little cake for you to share with your sweetie!
What could be cuter than two bashful lovebirds stealing a kiss?
The cake is available in two delicious flavors: chocolate with a sea salt caramel milk chocolate ganache or almond cake with strawberry buttercream and fresh strawberries. Yummers!
This is the creation of one of our favorite bakeries–Coco Paloma. To get your own little love bird cake, please call 512.419.1582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to place an order.
When I think about Valentine’s day, one word comes to mind – RED. What could be so good about this romantic hue you might ask? Allow me to broaden your horizons on this fascinating color.
Red enhances human metabolism, so it’s no wonder that whenever I encounter one of my favorite red sweets, I can’t help myself. I am instantly drawn to them and there is no way around it. You know what increases energy? You guessed it… red. Obviously when I see a coke, it’s in my nature to grab one and liven up the party. I can’t be held responsible for not having willpower… this is all on red.
As we all know, red is the color of love. So I would like to take this time to declare to you, all my faves, that I am in love…with every item that you are about to witness below. Red is also the most emotionally intense color in the rainbow, which brings me to my next point… I am not only in love, but I am emotionally attached to all of these items. Again, don’t accuse me… it’s all red’s fault!
Are you looking at all of this in awe like I am??? For the first time in, well, ever, I am speechless….
Actually, I could spare a few more words – duh. I want it all and it’s not okay. Boys, what are you waiting for? Go out and get caught red handed for your babe. And if you don’t have a beau this year, so what?! Go indulge yourself… you’ve earned it. Happy RED day! Until next time…
You know you love me!
Love is in the air! Valentines day is less than one week away, so I thought I would share a few ideas of how you can spread the love this year, just in case you are still needing some inspiration (honey, if you’re reading this, I’ll take one of each). Each of these items is sure to please, and they are all found right here in Austin, Texas!
Amy’s Ice Cream
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Polka Dots Cupcake Factory
Cake for Two
Sydney Evan Love Ring
Lake Austin Spa
Valentine’s Special: LakeHouse Spa Escape
Heart-shaped Deep Dish Pizza
Pink Glitter Tom’s
Saks Fifth Avenue
Diptyque Roses Candle
With all of the sleet and snow we have been getting lately I thought that I would share with you a few of my favorite things to do when stuck inside!
For me no snow day is complete without the perfect old movie marathon. Here are a few of my favorites:
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY:
My all time favorite! Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and jimmy Stewart, what more can you ask for!?
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you will want to be Barbara Streisand!
MY FAIR LADY
This singing and dancing musical will chase away the rainy day blues!
If you have not seen it….What is wrong with you!?
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
No list would be complete without this classic!
Top this off with the perfect cold weather cocktail. I was recently introduced to this recipe for Swedish mulled wine. Thanks Emily!
1 bottle of dry red wine
1 cup sugar
Peel of 1 orange cut into strips
1 cinnamon stick
6 cardamom seeds, crushed
½ cup Port wine or sweet vermouth (optional)
½ cup Vodka
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup raisins
Combine first six items in sauce pan and let stand for 4 to 6 hours.
Cook just until heated through; do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in Port and Vodka. Sprinkle almonds and raisins into cups. Strain warm glogg into prepared cups.
So the next time you are stuck inside, kick back relax and draw inspiration from the classics!
Paillettes and sequins… they are all the rage in the event world! In everything from linens to draping to furniture to attire — it’s here and I LOVE IT.
La Tavola’s New York Linen in Copper, Anne Hathaway in Armani, Wildflower Linen’s Gold Paillette Linen, Gold Paillette Cake, Fresh Wata’s Paillette Bar
Well, it’s that time of the year again when I am here to make sure your nails are buffed, filed, and painted perfectly with the most popular shades on the market. I must say, I am quite pleased with the nail polish trends for 2011. From the glittery, shiny metallics to the Tiffany icy blues to the pale peachy pinks – I’m in polish heaven. I am obsessed with each and am having a hard time choosing which shade I want to try out first. If it were socially acceptable, I would paint each of my nails differently, but it’s not, so let’s stick with one color per body part please and thanks! For you, my precious readers, I have chosen to share my faves that will last you during the freezing weather all the way until the end of beautiful spring. So indulge yourself, get inspired, and go get polished.
(Images courtesy of refinery29.com and collegefashion.net)
All if the above didn’t make you go crazy with excitement, I am really about to knock your socks off!! OPI has finally given us chic cowgirls the moment we have all been waiting for… the TEXAS collection. It is about time!!! This assortment of colors has a wide range to choose from and the names of each are cleverly brilliant. I can’t wait to try “Austin-tatious Turquise” and “Guy Meets Gal-veston”. Brides – how cute would these be to put in your welcome bags or give to your bridesmaids?? THE BEST!! Giddy up, gals.
So whatever you are doing right now, drop it. Pick up one of these colors and GO GET POLISHED. Until next time…
You know you love me!
I had the great pleasure of spending last week in Scottsdale, AZ to attend the Special Event Conference. I love going every year to check what’s hot and what’s not in the industry. This year every where I turned were these gorgeous oversized rosettes! From table linens to gowns to wedding cakes, I can’t get enough. Here are a few ways you can incorporate this fabulous new trend into your wedding this year!
Recently CME caught wind of the latest and greatest thing in cupcakes…Roundabout Sleeves! These unique sleeves turn a regular cupcake into something truly extraordinary.
Do you want your cupcake to look like a burger and fries? What about an ice cream cone or a bucket of popcorn? With These brand new sleeves the possibilities are endless! These cupcakes in disguise are sure to be a huge hit with kids and adults alike! They definitely get a big WOW from me!
Be sure to check out all of Roundabouts amazing designs here on their website!
Until next time!