A Modern Girl Fairytale

When there has been silence on the blog for a few days, it usually means that I am off doing something totally amazing.  In the case of this Friday-Monday, I was off to Washington DC for one of my best friend’s wedding weekends!  The entire weekend was absolutely magical.   The W Hotel is just fabulous, and everything looked wonderful and the entire event went off without a hitch.  Here are just a few snaps:


The beautiful bride heading towards her groom!  Her veil was her mom’s!


The Altitude Room at the W Hotel looked gorgeous with all the candles,  rose petals and calla lilies!  I’m third from the left with my “modern beehive” hairdo.


A quick shot after performing my veil-removal and flower-placement duties!  We’ve known each other since middle school!


A bride & her bests!


Monday is NOT Polite

It seems that Monday sneaks up on me every week, but it is even worse when you just had a 4-day holiday weekend!  But this particular Monday just seems even more terrible than usual because I had such a fabulous holiday weekend with my family and didn’t want to head back to reality.  At least I can look at the pictures!


A few long weekend highlights:

It was my dad’s birthday so we took him out on a Monomoy Seal Cruise.  We saw thousands of seals!  It was really fun, only about 1.5 hours, but of course we all got off the boat totally sunburned!  This week I am going to be damage controlling with some lunches outside and self tanner to fix the tan lines on my back!


I dressed up in my very best festive Fourth of July outfit, complete with red ankle tie sandals.  Top, cardigan, and shorts are from J.Crew Factory, bag is JPK Paris and my shoes are a few years old from H&M.


My tomato plant is doing fabulously– and I have 10 tomatoes that are looking pretty awesome and a few others that are starting to bloom.  Not pictured are my basil, orange mint, lemon balm, peppermint, parsley, rosemary and lavender plants which are also doing great!  The only sad soul was my cilantro which just did not seem to like my sunny patio.  Oh well!


I tried my first Marylou’s– it was pretty good!  I was overwhelmed with how many flavors they had.  Next time I might have to Google their menu first!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Stars and Stripes Forever!


Star sweatshirt / Striped Espadrilles / Bow Bracelet / Star Tank

Star Necklace / Anchor iPhone Case / Striped Bangles / Striped Sweater

I’m excited for a long weekend at the beach with family and friends!  Everyone knows that I love stripes, but the 4th of July is a fun time to deck yourself out in both stars and stripes of red, white and blue.  Here are some of my favorite patriotic picks!  Hope your weekend is full of fun and fireworks!

Cheers to the weekend!

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I’m so excited the weekend is almost here! This weekend I have plans to…

Look at some open houses

Have breakfast with my sister-in-law in my college town

Check out some antique shops (my husband and I call it ‘tiquing!)

Wash Zinnie’s bird cage… maybe

Stay OUT of the rain

Run outside the moment there is some sun!


What are your weekend plans?

Don’t forget Dad!

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is on Sunday, so you have a few days left to find your dad (or fatherly figure!) something great! Here are my picks:

1) Grill tools
My dad is king of the grill in my house! Since Father’s Day is also pretty much the official start of summer, a new set of grill tools would be perfect!

2) Magazine subscriptions
Is your dad a car fanatic? Or maybe he’s hitting the links with his friends every week? Whatever his hobbies are, there is a magazine out there for him to keep up on the most current news!

3) Jambox speakers
Let dad listen to his favorite rock songs (or oldies!) on this sleek wireless speaker!

4) Jack Black facial set
Help your dad shave in style with this dopp kit!

5) Swim trunks
Hopefully mother nature starts to cooperate and give us some sun soon! Then these Tommy Bahama swim trunks would be perfect for a beach (or pool) day!

6) Baseball cap

Nothing says summer like a shiny new baseball cap, right?