28 March 2018

Party Planning: Bridesmaid Dress Preview

Next week I'm hosting a little apres work get together for a few girls in a wedding I'm in to try on bridesmaid dresses we ordered from Azazie. As you all know, I love having friends over and what is more fun than casual cocktails and trying on dresses? Below is some inspiration I've pulled for the event and you can see the final result next week on the towerhouse instagram!


We've been emailing about tentative dates, but once we finalize I want to confirm the date and send out an official invite! Could this one from paperless post be more perfect? It's cheeky and on theme and while I wish there was more color, I think it will do.


As this is all going to be happening right after work, I want to make sure I have something quick and easy to prepare so I can focus on the dresses. My favorite go to crowd pleaser is a charcuterie plate and I might pick up a few supplements depending on how hungry everyone is.


I jump at any chance to bring in fresh flowers to the apartment and what better excuse than a party? The more the merrier I say, especially when it comes to tulips - but I'll take peonies too! I work right near the flower district so I'll be able to quickly pick some up that morning.


We already have the dresses ordered and en route to me so I'll need to steam them and hang them up - I'm thinking it will be fun to pick up some cute hangers or come up with a fun way to present them in a more chic and fun way than just my standard black hangers. I love the ideas of a bow!


Since the party is after work, I know not everyone wants to get crazy. That being said - I think it would be so fun to come up with a fun signature drink and make a small batch! I'm thinking something that pairs well with wine so as to avoid hangovers (or poor dress decisions). In an ideal world it would be rose lemonade, but it's probably not "weather appropriate" so I'll keep looking.

I think in a different life I was a party planner. Happy hosting!

ARSxx
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26 March 2018

Ritz Paris Auction at Artcurial

It's no secret I fell in love with Paris almost 10 years ago and I'm always looking for any excuse to go back. The other day I was perusing my favorite auction house's calendar (Artcurial for those wondering) and saw they were hosting a five day auction for the Ritz Paris. I seriously am itching to go back so I could see the preview in all of it's glory and maybe get in a few travel snaps and instagram posts as well. While I never got the chance to stay at the hotel before it went under renovation, I'm totally ok with the next best thing - owning a piece (or 5+) of Ritz Paris history. Imagine all of the stories these pieces could tell! I can't get enough of the sumptuous velvets, chic furniture in the style of Louis XVI, and the pink and blue details throughout. Below are a few of the pieces I wish I could bid on for my dream Paris apartment....or my current NY studio!













Happy hunting!

ARSxx
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23 March 2018

Currently....

Is anyone else ready to skip spring and jump right on to summer? This last storm really got to me (even though it's always nice to get in one last snowy instagram post in - are you following me yet? You should be!) While this week wasn't that exciting, I do have a few things coming up that I'm really looking forward to! With ought further ado, here's what I've been up to this week....



Getting excited for all of my upcoming getaways! I'll be kicking if off with Brittney and Sean's wedding in Charleston and I'll be ending in Palm Beach with Cait and Dana...but I'll admit to planning a slightly bigger trip in honor of my 30th birthday later this spring/summer.


Loving the Lilly Pulitzer X Pottery Barn collection. While Lilly hasn't been resonating with me recently (the last few times I've popped in everything looked cheap) I can always get behind their prints and these don't disappoint! I can't wait to pop in and check it out in store.


Thinking about taking a creative writing class with the Irish Arts Center in NY. I've been a supporter of the IAC for quite some time now and would love to take it a step further and start taking classes there. The writing class seems like a natural fit, as I'm a huge reader and want to get back into writing.


Hoarding all of my girl scout cookies! I am such a sucker for samosa it's not even funny. Sadly for me Henry ate all of my thin mints, but I'm currently scouring pinterest for an alternative recipe.


Temping with my Aunt until I find a job. This is the least exciting of all my updates, but my job search is lagging and I want to keep busy, so this is perfect! Luckily she knows I'm job hunting so it's not awkward if I need to bow out for a bit for an interview or to take some time for a job application.

Happy Friday!

ARSxx
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