Archive for October, 2010

On the Rocks

Signature Cocktails with Rain Organics Vodka

While your wedding gown is made of hand-sewn silk, not hemp, you like to go organic when possible. Eco-friendly and alcohol usually don’t go hand in hand, but why not be green in your drinking

Stir up some trouble (the good kind) at your reception with specialty sips made with Rain Organics vodka. One of the first organic vodkas to hit the market, Rain is made from organic white corn and distilled seven times to give a cleaner, smoother finish (and kinder day-after experience).

Delish, light and subtle favors like honey mango melon, red grape hibiscus and cucumber lime make a great base for gourmet martinis that fit your wedding theme (sweet mango for brunch; crisp cucumber for cocktails) — have your on-site mixologist concoct something new and unusual, or consult Rain’s website for fun recipe ideas. Guests will be wowed by their “green” martinis, and you’ll be credited for having discovered a new go-to drink.

Try it shaken or stirred.

Sweet Indulgence

Brulee’s Simple & Sexy Loungewear Collection

When it comes to personal style, you live by the philosophy that less is more–a mantra that fittingly applies to your honeymoon “sleepwear.” Jump start your first days (and nights) of matrimony with sexy but simple pieces from Brulee.

Designed by Kristian Giambi, the chic silk and jersey collection of boy shorts, body suits, tap pants and teddies artfully blends comfort and versatility for a practical yet playful look that is anything but sweet. Back in the honeymoon suite, slip into a slinky pair of silk boy shorts with a mesh back or a sheer paneled body suit with lattice trim and black crystal buttons. In the morning, have breakfast in bed in their classic boyfriend nightshirt.

Just make sure he saves room for dessert.


Net Worth

Sara Gabriel’s Veil Collection

Since the day you watched Princess Di’s wedding, you’ve been obsessed with one day donning your own flowing veil. While your style has evolved from princess to practical, you wouldn’t feel complete without a headpiece.

Sara Gabriel of Denver offers a gorgeous array of veils, from a modern tulle headband adorned with an oversized silk organza flower to a classic cascade with soutache trim. Go vintage glam with a French net asymmetrical face blusher sprinkled with feathers and crystals, pick a petal veil for formal affairs or select a short garden style for an outdoor soiree. The easy-to-shop website allows you to browse by theme (vintage, outdoors, sparkle, etc.) and all veils can be customized for length, trim and embellishment. To try on the pretties in person, contact the line’s flagship store Gabriella New York.

Time to cast your net.


Full Bodied

Vinotherapy at The Plaza’s Caudalie Spa

We like to think wine cures all, but here’s confirmation that it should be part of your bridal regimen: French beauty brand Caudalie uses the restorative powers of the grape to keep skin looking gorg, a theory that lends itself to some intense prenuptial pampering.

Couples tying the knot at The Plaza (or another dreamy Manhattan destination) should book the VIP room at the hotel’s Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, a luxe escape that’s one of only a few in the world. The cozy private suite is the ideal place to relax together the day before or after the wedding. All treatments are vino inspired, from a honey and vine wrap to a crushed Cabernet scrub. Book side-by-side massages, take a dip in a red wine barrel bath or try a steam shower for two. Afterwards, relax in the spa’s wine lounge, where an on-site sommelier (spammelier?) can recommend the perfect post-facial pairing.

In vino veritas.

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Good Scents

Vera Wang’s Floral Home Fragrance Collection

You want to remember everything about your wedding–the sights, the sounds, the smells. Vera Wang has captured the sweet scent that accompanied you down the aisle with her Floral Bouquet Candle and Keepsake Jewelry Box, a perfect gift to remind your bridesmaids of the special day you shared.

Transport your bridesmaids back to your wedding day with the invigorating Floral Bouquet fragrance featuring a hint of lily of the valley, gardenia, damask rose and leafy greens. Once the candle is done burning, the vessel transforms into a simple, silver plated jewelry box adorned with Wang’s signature love knot. At your reception, pepper the powder room with Vera Wang candles or votives and serenade your guests with fresh garden scents.

Romance is in the air.