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Happy Weekend

Yes. It’s on and poppin’

I am in Houston with Petey for our first wedding of the season, Congrats to Bailey (Not me, she just stole my name, but she is pretty so I forgave her) and Simon!

I really hope they play this song at the wedding, though I realize that is doubtful, because I have coreagraphed some really fetching dance moves to it that I would love to show off.

What are you up this weekend, dollbabies?

Thank Buddha, It’s Spring: Nick Olsen

This is why I love Nick Olsen:
“Styles evolve, your eye adjusts, you tire of mustard velvet vanity chairs you bought for 20 dollars … my point? There are no mistakes, just fundamentally dull and tasteless people.”-Nick Olsen

He is sassy, and foxy…and ridiculously talented…Remember his apartment in Domino (RIP)?

It still makes me as happy as the day it was borne into my heart, nearly 4 years ago!

…And as it turns out he’s a Grade A Peach of a guy and was willing to participate in our little Spring Series over here. Wasn’t that nice of him?

1. I know Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods when…

The outdoor tables and chairs make it back on the sidewalk.  It might be 51 degrees, but if the sun is shining I’d rather eat my brunch, uh, al fresco than anywhere else  …

2. If I could go anywhere for Spring Break this year it would be…

Buenos Aires! The seasons are reversed so it’s autumn down there, but I love the idea of European boulevards and Beaux Arts architecture in a South American city.

3. My favorite way to celebrate the season is…

Taking the pastel clothes out of my suitcases.  I have VERY minimal storage, so whatever pieces survived the previous year’s purge get stuffed into my old Hartmann set.  I never really wear those Ralph Lauren paisley pants circa 2003, but it makes me happy just reuniting with them after a harsh winter!

4. My Spring Cleaning projects/resolutions are…

I resolve to be realistic about said projects.  I keep a lot of DIY supplies — old paint cans, upholstery foam, fabric remnants, miscellaneous lamp shades — and they take up SO much space.  Spring is time to get real about actually putting these to use or pitching/donating them.Check out the latest Lonny to see how Nick turned this……Into this.

5. The must have for my Spring Wardrobe is…

Anything at the J. Crew Men’s Shop and these Cole Haan blue and white saddle shoes with the red bill:

I die!!

6. My favorite way to bring the season into my home is…

To open my windows!  Spring in New York City means that blissful couple of months (month and a half?) when I don’t have to rely on a radiator or a pathetic window unit air conditioner.  Some decent cross-ventilation makes all the difference in the world. Heck, I might even put a folding chair out on the fire escape!

Thank you so much Nick for participating, and if you want to have a really fantastic day, head over to his blog and read back through his archives. You will not be disappointed!

Wedding Wednesday: Videography

Pete and I are having a videographer at our wedding, but Pete is very particular over what type of videography we have. He does not want there to be any sound recording, because he thinks that is “weird”. He would prefer it to just be set to music. And he wants it to look “old timey”. The proper term for this type of film is Super 8. But I refer to it as “Dawsons Creek Style”:

And Pete refers to it as “Wonder Years Style”:

No matter what you want to call it, I like it. And I REALLY like this company. They link you to local Super 8 filmmakers who will film your wedding, and then send your footage to this editing studio who sets it all to music. Go check out their work. Our faves are New York, Florida, and San Francisco.

We have already started dreaming up what songs we would have play ours…here is our playlist so far:







What song would you (did you) have play for your first dance at your wedding?

Buttered Biscuit Part 2…Another Reader Request

Well Hello there, I almost didn’t recognize you…recognizing me…As you can see there are some changes going on around these parts. This current look is temporary, and will probably change several times until reaching its final sexy resting place. But I hope you can be friends with my current botoxed face before it settles.

In the meantime, I am going to go about business as usual. Tending to more reader requests. This time for canopied biscuits!

(Jonathan Adler)(Katie Ridder)(House Beautiful)(Ashley Whittaker)(Little Green Notebook)

(Domino)

(Architectural Digest)

(Kelly Proxmire)(Urban Grace)(Elle Decor)(Katie Ridder)(House of Turquoise)(Sara Gilbane)

(Eddie Ross)

(Gwyneth)

(Jan Showers)

(Kelly Proxmire)(Habitually Chic)(Miles Redd)(Miles Redd)

(Elle Decor)

(Domino)

(Ruthie Sommers)

(Alessandra Branca)(Haven and Home)(Urban Grace)

So…ask me to do stuff for you, ok? It might take me awhile, but when it happens, I would like to think I git ‘er done for my beloved readers. And I mean two biscuit posts back to back? Yums.

And sorry if you don’t find my current incarnation pleasing to your eyeballs, we are working on it. I still think you are pretty!

Buttering your Biscuit

I have received a few emails from readers over the past few weeks asking for fun bedding ideas/recourses. This is a subject near and dear to my heart as I am very passionate about a well-dressed biscuit. Not to be a snob, but I truly believe an investment in your thread count can do wonders for your mental health.

So I shopped the internets and bring you selections from some of my favorite bedding resources…

Weego Home

Anthropologie

Cottage & Bungalow

Serena & Lilly

Twinkle Living

ZGallerie

Calypso

Schweitzer Linen

Olatz

John Robshaw


D. Porthault

Laviva Home

And then, of course…No one fluffs a bed like Leontine Linens

And THAT my friends, is how you butter a biscuit!