Friday, November 26, 2010

Thinking of J Crew for Bridesmaids?

Until midnight on Sunday 11/28, J Crew is offering a 25% discount on all orders over $ 150. It's a great time to order the bridesmaid dresses you've been wanting. Use the code TURKEY at checkout. Discount is available in the stores and on line, but not at the J Crew factory outlet stores.

Great Deal on Wedding Totes

These super cute tote bags are on sale at Wedding Chicks until midnight on Monday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh Tory, You Tease

Just when I thought we were all set with Tory shoes for the season, the Nordstom catalog arrives and sure enough, another Tory Burch tease. Slippers! Anyone who visits the office knows there is always a pair of slippers tucked under my desk for those long working evenings. They might just have to be replaced with these cute things.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Inspiring Design by Anya Hindmarch

The Girlie Stuff travel bag. $ 120.
Zip Top Purse $ 365.

The Pimlico Bag $ 1250.

British designer Anya Hindmarch leads a busy life in London as a world famous handbag designer and mother of five children (ages 7-21). She is an inspiring figure as she consistently designs handbags, journals, travel bags and accessories intended to organize and delight other busy women.

At just 42 years old, she runs a global luxury brand that includes 54 retail stores, a collection for Target and a very popular line of coats for Barbour outerwear.

Hindmarch says she gains inspiration from everyday events such as doing homework with her children, attending parties, and observing life around her. Her labeling inside of the handbags such as "lipstick", "phone", and "coins" are an attempt to organize busy women like herself.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Show Us Your Pearly Whites

One of our recent clients just loved the service and the results they got from Your Smile so thought we would pass along the information. The client took his entire family including the bride and groom to have their teeth whitened at this Bel Air business before the wedding and were really pleased with the results. The price was also reduced because they were a group of 5 so be sure to ask about special pricing for more than one service.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bridal Fashions in DC

After having the area's only Vera Wang Bridal boutique for 14 years, Saks Jandel announced today a major expansion to their bridal business. While maintaining the Vera Wang salon, the store has added five top designer bridal collections that they exclusively will sell in the DC area. Joining Vera Wang will be Oscar de la Renta, Peter Langner, Liancarlo, J. Mendel,
and Anne Bowen.

"I am thrilled to take this step forward in bridal. We are so excited to have these wonderful new partnerships with such talented, exciting designers. This expansion definitely makes Saks Jandel the destination for DC brides," stated Saks Jandel President Peter Marx.

"We chose each collection very carefully. Brides today are savvy-they know all the designers. They follow celebrities on the red carpet and they take cues from that. We wanted to be sure we were offering not only the best quality and design, but also a wide array of silhouettes for every type of bride. Our selection is so exciting and really sets us apart from all other bridal salons," explained salon manager Jennifer Johnston. The boutique will also offer an expanded selection of veils, jewelry and shoes.

Coupled with this exclusive collection of gowns, Saks Jandel continues to offer the superior service for which it is famous. A staff of seasoned sales professionals will assist the bride in finding the perfect dress, and expert on-site seamstresses will make it a perfect fit.

To celebrate its opening, The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is offering a $200 gift certificate with gown purchase through the month of February which can be applied to fashions and accessories throughout the rest of Saks Jandel.

The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is open six days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Appointments are preferred and can be arranged by calling
Jennifer Johnson: 301.652.2250

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ready, Set The Table

Setting the table properly is a talent one should have from an early age, but for those of you who were day dreaming during that lesson, here is the skinny from the folks at
Martha Stewart Living:

"Once you realize table setting is based on logic, things become less intimidating," says etiquette consultant Pamela Hillings, author of "Manners in a Minute: Dining." For example, you begin eating a meal by using the flatware at the outside left and right, and then work toward the plate as the meal proceeds. Stemware is set above and to the right of the dinner plate; bread-and-butter plates sit above the plate and to the left.

Flatware should align with the bottom rim of the charger, a large plate, which will be removed after the first course (napkin rings, customary at family meals, may be used as a festive decoration). The water glass stands above the dinner knife, white wine to its right, and red wine top center."

See.. wasn't that easy?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Super Chic Gift Idea

The hatbox cakes from Nonnie Waller are a beautiful way to send a delicious thank you or holiday gift. Use the code "OPRAH" and receive a 20% discount on the Crown Jewels Peridot box (shown here). The site claims to have "the best damn pound cake on earth". I think that my sister (master baker) Michele might disagree (she has the best) but it's worth a try.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Marriott and Wedding Wire are celebrating a collaboration and giving away a
$ 5000 Marriott gift card. Now that would pay for that honeymoon. Enter here.
Good luck!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Deliciousness

News from Starbucks! Your favorite holiday beverages are here to infuse warmth and joy into your festive season. Revel in the rich caramel experience of the Caramel Brulée Latte, the festive and chocolaty taste of the Peppermint Mocha or the spicy-sweet goodness of the Gingerbread Latte. And from November 18 to 21, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m, when you purchase one holiday beverage at a participating store, we'll give you a second one for free! So dash on down and get your hands on one (or two) of these special seasonal treats.