Thursday, December 5, 2013
I'll always love emerald, but am making room in my life for Pantone's new color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Going to predict this purple-y mauve as THE mani color for spring 2014.
Bonus: The enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health - raise your hand if you want more of that!
P.S. More Pantone love.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
October was a beast of a month and lately I've been feeling the urge to just get away. Fall is such a great season, and I tend to crave a pretty day or so among the changing leaves at least once or twice. This year, we picked Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. And even though the decision to drive north instead of south meant we missed the bulk of beautiful colors, I'm really just grateful for a husband who when I say, "Get me out of here!", he says, "Where to?". Between catching up for a few hours in the car, a bottle of happy hour wine, and sleeping late, I felt really refreshed. Also, is there anything greater than waking up and walking straight to breakfast downstairs? Ok, maybe room service, that's pretty great.
Happy fall y'all!
Also, a few fall posts you might have missed: cozy weather dressing, a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece idea, and gratitude is the attitude.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A silver tray for the champagne, served in Reidel flutes to "guide bubbly to the part of the palate that appreciates the creamy texture" yum! A beaded tray for stacking macarons, and pretty plates for tiny bites. Plus, sweet stationery for handwritten personal "merci's" to each guest. Throw in a beautiful pastel hued bouquet et voila! a lovely fête for the ladies.
Here's something else lovely...Target was kind enough to offer a $25 gift card to one lucky Little Girl, Big World reader! In order to enter, simply visit the Target Wedding Catalog, then come back and leave a comment below with the item you would use or gift at a similar wedding festivity. Include a valid email so I can contact the winner! (And obviously, if you're planning a wedding in the near future, be sure to sign up for the Target Wedding Registry!) Entry ends Monday, November 11th at 12:00pm. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday, November 12th.
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11/12/13 - Update!
11/12/13 - Update!
The winner of the $25 Target gift card is Lesa! Thanks to everyone who entered!
Monday, October 21, 2013
This year for our annual white party (which happened in early September... I know, forever ago) we chose a Gatsby theme and participation was swell. Even though I'm only featuring a few faces (privacy in action) on the blog, there were nearly 50 people in the usual party spot to celebrate summer's end. The sun was setting, the champagne was flowing, and we danced until the wee hours. I know it's becoming redundant, but theme parties are my favorite.
More white love in 2011, 2012, at dinner, and in winter.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Over our eight years in Chicago we've pretty much covered every tourist destination, local hotspot, and random thing in between. All but one biggie that is - The Sears Tower (officially "Willis", yuck.) Somehow, through all the downtown days and Loop walks I'd never even stepped foot in the building until recently. To celebrate the hubby's birthday we booked a romantic dinner sixty-seven floors above our home city. As we dined we spent a couple of hours overlooking the town where we've spent a third of our lives, sharing stories from when we first moved here from Tennessee, discussing how much we've learned and all the knowledge we'd like to pass on when we ever leave. (For example, we have the best secrets to the cheapest/free downtown parking in the city if you ever need them.) Once fully stuffed on wine and extra dessert we paid a visit to the 103rd floor Sky Deck and after taking a deep breath, (the first step is a bit daunting) walked onto the clear ledge to gaze at the twinkling city below. It's magical!
Birthday Boy, still safely on the ground.
Views like this keep me madly in love with architecture.
Soaking up our pretty city.
Obligatory feet shot from the ledge!
I insisted we take the money maker photo, you know, the official one that costs $24 and comes in a souvenir "frame" made out of paper. Turns out, at closing time on a random week night, they're willing to negotiate and/or might offer it for free if you ask nicely. ;) This one's a framer, baby.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
(Letting you in on a little secret.)
Pantone released the Spring 2014 color report yesterday and Spring 2014's Hemlock...
...was Spring 2013's Pistachio...
...was Spring 2012's Mint.
Ah, the ever changing fashion industry...
When we're not ready to let go of a favorite, we just change the name and sell, sell, sell!
P.S. The nail polish featured for 2014's Hemlock is the exact color I shared in 2011!