Sunday, April 24, 2011

Royal Party ~ Part One

Last week I had a Royal Party and I have been so excited to share the pictures with you! After a busy Easter weekend I finally had time to get it together today and share the details with you. I hope you find the party fit for a queen, or a princess like soon to be Kate!
I have had these plates for a couple of years and didn't they come in handy for a perfect soiree!

Katie with Stella and Dot brought all of the beautiful jewels! {For those of you who couldn't make it, and would like some for yourself, you can go to then click find a hostess in the upper right corner and enter my name and start shopping! This necklace is one of my favorite pieces of bling to wear to a party or dress up a simple lbd!

The tea towel I purchased from Taylors Type on Etsy created a perfect, simple and easy statement above my mantel.
I set out an easy mix of roses that made me think of the beautiful roses in all of the British Gardens, ooo, they have such beautiful gardens even in small houses! Place a mix of roses in tea cups and tea tins for a simple chic Brit feel.
I sported my own British headpiece at the party. Kate Middleton always knows how to sport a stylish fascinator so I had to break out my own. Laura from Make Merry Events and I had a fabulous evening!
Laura created this amazing English Bunting Garland for the evening. Check out her adorable blog for a template of how you can create your own.
At the end of the evening after ordering some jewels for your mum, drinking a few glasses of prosecco and celebrating the upcoming wedding celebration everyone left with a little royal candy.

Easy ideas and a great reason to get together! I will post more about the English menu party ideas to make! oooo, can't wait to see the real Royal Affair on Friday morning.


Friday, April 22, 2011

As Seen In

Wednesday night when I hosted my Royal party, it was also a royal jewels Stella and Dot party in the same night! Our thought was, a fun excuse to get girls together to mingle, a reason to talk Royal Wedding talk and a good time to buy some presents for your Mum for Mother's Day!

I know I have talked about them before, but honestly, there are so many cute pieces available on Stella and Dot, I love the jewelry! Recently I have seen their items featured in so many magazines and online. Look below for all of the beautiful new pieces they have brought out this season. Adorable, stylish, really cute.
The silver chain necklace above, I have it. Gorgeous! I can't tell you the amount of compliments I get on it! Paired with a white t shirt, a dressy LBD, jeans and heels, its fabulous!

If you are not familiar with the company, read this article about the Founder, Jessica Herrin here. Listed as #67 on Inc. 500 Superstar Entrepreneurs, that's amazing! She has built quite the company.

Check out the site here. For those of you who couldn't make it to my Royal Affair, if you want to place an order for you or in time for Mother's Day you can go to the site then click find a hostess in the upper right corner and enter my name and start shopping!

You need some jewels to dress in the correct british wedding attire correct? Or I am sure you will find something for your mum!

Happy shopping!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Royal Affair

Tonight I am hosting a Royal Affair! I am so looking forward to a wonderful little get together with the help of Katie Moses from Stella and Dot and Laura McGlynn from Make Merry! . It should be a fun night of royal jewels {oh yes, Stella and Dot has some royal worthy jewels}, scones, bubbly, British gossip tabloid reading and meeting new Florida girls. Pictures to come later this week. Wish you could all make it!


{image created by Make Merry! }

Princess Bride

Last week beau decided that since we are heading to London in June we mine as well {twist my arm} head to Ireland and visit his college friend who works at Lough Eske Castle . I'm not going to lie, when I looked at the website I may have let out a little cheer of excitement. Honestly, the place is GORGEOUS, it looks like a dreamland. His friend has already reminded me many of times that is one of Ireland's number one wedding sites, hint hint, anyways....

{photo courtesy of Lough Eske}

Filled with excitement of staying at a beautiful castle {now a gorgeous resort with running water and all of those amenities that the true old castles lacked} I begin browsing the gorgeous weddings that have taken place at real castles. You would truly be a princess bride getting married here...or at least feel like one!

{image courtesy of sister of the bride Lizanne}

{photo courtesy of Craig & Eva Sanders Photography via Style Me Pretty}

{photos courtesy of Polly Alexandre Photography via Style Me Pretty}

I had to post this picture of the bridesmaid. I mean really, if you are attending a castle wedding you must dress in style for sure!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Royal Goodies

Royal Wedding Favor! Yes, I got the royal bug. I'm having a little Royal get together tomorrow, I can't wait to share pictures of some cute things I have put together! In the meantime I found the cutest items online to decorate for you own party! Cheers!

Monday, April 18, 2011

run run run

The Boston Marathon was this morning. Wow, a dream to complete! After four marathons and almost ready to turn 30 {almost} I really want to get myself back out there for number five. I saw this image online this weekend and it made me laugh. If I can't pull myself out of bed in the morning for a quick run, then I should think of the last cookie I ate and pull myself out of bed to run it off:)
I had to share! Congrats to all of the Boston runners!!!!xoxo~Rebecca