Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A winter wedding!!

For this winter wedding in Colorado, the bridesmaids carried nosegays of fir, wild pine, cedar, aspen twigs, and berries are swathed in houndstooth wool.

   ........snowbound, in silver Hunter boots.

a collection of ivory ranunculus, parrot tulips, and anemones, with accents of lamb's ears, blooming cotton sprigs, and tiny tallow-berry branches. To keep warm, she wears a faux-fur shrug.

Escort cards are nailed to a stack of firewood for their winter wedding in Colorado.

Vera Wang 7465

Vera Wang:the perfect whimsy dress

the perfect shimmering shoe

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com

What are Sugar Plums?????

Sugar Plums

"… while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads." The famous sugar plums spoken about in Clement Clark Moore's beloved poem, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" were actually sugar-coated coriander. Later the recipe changed and included other spices and dried fruit. Dates are most commonly used .. wheres the plums?????
2 cups whole almonds
1⁄4 cup honey
2 tsp. grated orange zest
1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp. ground allspice
1⁄2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1 cup finely chopped pitted dates
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange almonds on a baking sheet in a single layer and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool, then finely chop.
2. Meanwhile, combine honey, orange zest, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Add almonds, apricots, and dates and mix well.
3. Pinch off rounded teaspoon-size pieces of the mixture and roll into balls. (Rinse your hands often, as mixture is very sticky.) Roll balls in sugar, then refrigerate in single layers between sheets of waxed paper in airtight containers for up to 1 month. Their flavor improves after ripening for several days.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

DeLoop Fun For The Holidays

Some of my Festive new headpieces for Holiday Gatherings!  Don't forget to sparkle :)

Shimmer Pinecone Headband by DeLoop

Feather and Pearl Fascinator by DeLoop!!!  Tiny crystals shimmer for holiday glam :)

My sweet niece wearing a Silver Poinsettia Headband by DeLoop

Dont forget to Accessorize ... Soft Whimsy Ostrich Feather Vintage Clutch with rhinestone brooch :)

for the woodland gal a gorgeous holly berry and ivory blossom crown with little ices leaves and silver buds!!

Stay Cozy with this Faux Fur cream coat!

The highlight of my holiday season is always going to see Christmas Songs performed by our Philharmonic Orchestra ... a great excuse to get dolled up in my fav holiday dress, have a bubbly poinsettia cocktail and listen to a full orchestra perform my favorite songs!  Cat wait  :) .. 


Amazing dresses from the 2012 Jenny Packham collection have us REALLY wishing we had an upcoming ball to attend this holiday season. Aren’t they gorgeous?! So festive and just dripping glamour. Le sigh. Here are some of our Spring/Summer 2012 bridal favorites:
Jenny Packham
And her ready to wear collection: