Archive for May, 2010

Gold Rush

Precious Stone Jewelry by SoAlla

Since your Parisian proposal your bridesmaids have been dutifully doting — trolling blogs for favor ideas, gushing over your gown and antiquing every weekend in search of the perfect bridal brooch. Show your appreciation by gifting your besties with a beautiful bauble from SoAlla. The Los Angeles-based jewelry designer proves gold is far from old with a trove of modern masterpieces featuring her signature gold-filled wire crochet.

Melding colorful precious stones, fresh water pearls and dainty gold mesh, designer Alla Berkovich creates artful, elegant and wearable accessories. From simple tear drop earrings to African amazonite necklaces, SoAlla is sure to have something to please even your most fickle friend.

It’s sure to mesh well.


Trousseau Religion

Honeymoon Lingerie from Zinke

Burn the baggy pajama pants. Honeymoons are meant to be sexy, and what better time to show off your sultry new identity than in a paradise for two.

The barely there summer lingerie collection from Zinke isn’t exactly made for public appearances, but you’ll never leave the hotel room, anyway. Get intimate with these intimates, designed by two fashion-loving sisters. A sheer chemise, a coquettish jumper or a slinky babydoll all announce the new Mrs. is a little minx. After the first sleepless night, he’ll beg you never to take them off – wait, of course he will.

Pretty, please.


Beauty and the Beach’s Travel-Size Beauty Products

Nothing kills a honeymoon high faster than lost luggage, which is why you’ve managed to squeeze a week’s worth of bikinis into your carry-on. But even someone with your packing prowess can’t fit the bulky bottles of body balm and hair hydramasque necessary for Nevis or Tahiti. makes packing a breeze with their high-end selection of beauty products available in petite, TSA-friendly bottles.

Offering 30 brands of products from luxe lines like Philip B and Ole Henriksen, the site sells everything from toner to towelettes to battle humidity, sun and sand. Treat yourself to Molten Brown’s all-in-one Tropical Traveller Kit, which includes bath and shower gel, exfoliator, foot cream and body balm. And pamper the hubby with the Anthony For Men Sun Kit.

Plane and simple.


Get Pinned

Vintage Costume Jewelry by Carole Tanenbaum

You may think pins are passe, but consider breathing new life into an antique brooch by placing it on the stem of your bouquet. Not only will it add a bit of dazzle to your dahlias, it makes the perfect memento well after your flowers have wilted.

If Grandma hasn’t passed down one of her heirlooms, get your own from Carole Tanenbaum’s line of vintage costume jewelry. A large domed pearl pin or diamante wreath looks equally lovely on your bouquet as it will later on your cashmere cardigan. The collection includes designer stamped, limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for a bride.

It’ll stick with you.