Wednesday, September 29

A Marshmallow World

It's a Marshmallow World over on Style Me Pretty with this shoot from Jill LaFleur & Simply Bloom. We are constantly searching for new and exciting ways to feature details in our work, so for us, this inspiration shoot takes the {toasted marshmallow} cake! Don't these pictures just make you want to curl up with a book in a warm blanket next to a cozy fire? We do! Unfortunately, it's still a little warm in Atlanta for blankets and fireplaces, however, we were inspired to run to the grocery to purchase all of the ingredients for some old-fashioned, ooey-gooey s'mores! Pure bliss!

Friday, September 24

Cotton Picked

We're still a little sleepy this morning from attending the Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund event last night. The trip to "Rwanda" was hosted at the fabulous Mary Bairstow atelier and featured the artwork of my dear friend, Courtney J. Garrett. And the weekend fun doesn't stop there! We have a baby shower on Saturday for this little butterbean and then we're headed to Auburn for some football! Whew! We're ready to wrap this week up with some lovelies from around the blog world. Enjoy and Happy Friday!

We're still loving the XOXO props {especially since these hang the Louis Vuitton window}

Yellow pom poms! Delicious pops of color.

Tea for two.

It's Fall y'all!

Cakes inspired by art

A statement necklace and cowboy boots? This is a bride after my own heart!

Wednesday, September 22

A Gamecock Gal's Guide to Auburn

 We'll be heading to Jordan-Hare stadium this weekend to watch our Gamecocks take on Parker's Auburn Tigers. We actually love Auburn and although we haven't quite been convinced to live there {sorry, P!}, we think it's a mighty fine place to watch a ballgame. As for all you Gamecocks that are visiting for the first time, you're in for a treat! Night games are awesome at Auburn and the fans there exhibit some great hospitality. However, before you head to the game, take some time to explore. We've created a fabulous guide to our second favorite college town just for you. Enjoy and Go Cocks!

Momma Goldbergs: This is not even an option. If you come to Auburn, you must have a Momma's Love and an order of nachos! To put it in perspective, Momma G's is like the Groucho's of Auburn. The place is a hole in the wall and gets packed on Saturdays, so you might want to get it to go.
500 Magnolia Avenue | {334} 821.0185 | 10:00 am to 2:00 am
133 Longleaf Drive | {334}  821.2888 | 6:00 am to 3:00 am

Toomer's Drugs: Famous for the lemonade, Toomer's faces the corner on campus that the student's TP after a victory. Hopefully, some of that paper will still be billowing in the breeze after last week's win over Clemson.
100 N College Street | {334} 887.3488

Byron's: P is a barbeque aficionado, so we are going to defer to his expertise. His choice? Byron's: a long standing supporter and barbeque supplier of Auburn Athletics. Other notables: Mike & Ed's and Barbeque House.
436 Opelika Road | {334} 887.9981

Amsterdam Cafe: Looking for something a little more high end? Try Amsterdam Cafe. With a focus on farm to table with artisinal and handmade ingredients, AC is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and some delicious fare.
410 S Gay Street | {334} 826.8181

1716: Multiple TV's for pre-game football, drink specials, happy hour from 5-9 pm and a great patio.
156 E Magnolia Avenue | {334} 826.1211 | 5:00 pm to 2:00 am

Olde Auburn Ale House: A more low-key place to catch some games before the game and grab a drink. Also serving food and more recently, coffee.
124 Tichenor Avenue | {334} 821.6773 | 11:00 am to 2:00 am

War Eagle Supper Club: Infamous for their live music, late night atmosphere and Shot Bus. Purchase a membership to go to the front of the line. Velcro Pygmies are playing on Saturday after the game. Catch a ride back to town on the Slush Bus if you've had too much fun {and alcohol} for one night.
2061 S College Street | {334} 821.4455 |  Get there late night

Therapy: A darling little boutique serving up serious style that rivals fashion neighbor to the north, Atlanta. Always on point with the season's newest trends, come here for fun dresses, accessories and denim.
150 E Magnolia Avenue | {334} 821.3025 | Mon-Sat 10:15 am to 6:00 pm

Behind the Glass: This awesome boutique is the go-to for fun, wearable fashion. Carrying lines such as Max & Cleo, French Connection, Free People and Citizens of Humanity, there is something fabulous for every price point. Also check out their selection of gifts and home goods.
168 E Magnolia Avenue | {334} 826.1133 | Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Blush: Need a little makeover before the game? Head to Blush for any and all cosmetics emergencies. They also provide select spa treatments and have the perfect lipstick just waiting on you.
140 N College Street | {334} 826.1414

Wrapsody: Charming shop that features interesting home decor and gifts. The perfect place to spend and hour! Wrapsody is also a Vera Bradley retailer.
112 N College Street | {334} 887.7447 | Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Simply Charming: Adorable boutique carrying favorites such as Nanette Lepore, Lilly Pulitzer, BCBG Max Azria, Pheobe Couture and Jennifer Reale. Bring your credit card!
140 N College Street | {334} 887.5110 | Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday, September 20

Oh, Martha!

Major whimsy, y'all! We want to step into the pages of this feature from the Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2010 issue {on stands now}. The color scheme, the confetti and the bright red lips...we are so in love! We think this could so easily be transitioned to a shower or bachelorette party and the details are just too sweet for words. Visit Martha here to see the rest. XOXO!

Friday, September 17

Cotton Picked

Unfortunatey, we, along with everyone else we know, are sick. This means we have consumed our fair share of comfort food, gotten a lot of fluids and sleep and are ready for a relaxing weekend. We're excited to decorate for Fall and prepare for a very busy upcoming week{end}. We found some lovely weddings to wrap up the week for you...enjoy!

We're in love with her dress. and shoes. and venue.

She made her dress and veil amongst other details for her wedding. We crown her Queen of the DIY Brides.

Sweet Summer is drawing to a close. Thanks to them,we long for a picnic and one more day at the lake.

Homemade wedding cakes!

Wednesday, September 15

La Vie en Rose

To us, there is nothing more romantic or riveting than the French. The food, fashion and wine consistently delight the senses and are always a treat. Ever since we first stepped foot into our 8th grade French classroom, we have looked forward to strolling along the Seine, antiquing in the flea market, enjoying a macaroon from Laduree and basically just immersing ourselves in the culture. Now that we have the love of our life by our side, it's time to enjoy the most romantic city in the world. We think a trip should be planned for early next year. April in Paris? Oui!

photo credits {clockwise from bottom left}: marianne taylor, corbin gurkin, robert and kathleen photographers

Monday, September 13

Cha-Ching Cherry

Life is a bowl of cherries. As such, life should be juicy, delicious and bursting with flavor. We find this cherry red and crisp white color combo so refreshing and a can't miss for any season. Use it as pops of color everywhere from your groom's bow tie or pocket square to vintage fabric table runners to your bouquet. Use it as pops of flavor for individual cherry pies, as an accompaniment to pork or even cherry soda {cheerwine, anyone?}. One could even serve a Manhattan as a signature cocktail. Just don't forget the maraschinos!

photo credits {clockwise}: jose villa, pezz photo, braedon flynn, jose villa, jamie grenough, marianne taylor

Friday, September 10

Cotton Picked

We're working from our satellite office in South Carolina today as we prepare for some time with family, friends and Gamecock football. It's been a super busy, super short week, but we were so thankful for the break. Here's a wrap up of some of the beautiful things found in the blog world this week.

We are obsessed with the abandoned plantation in this shoot. We will find it on the way back to Atlanta.

Some life inspiration. Always when you need it.

Tailgate in style with gameday dresses from Judith March.

It's a wedding teepee! We now have a serious urge to build a fort in the living room.

Thursday, September 9

Sew in Love

We love a good DIY project, especially one that includes needle & thread. There is just something so theraputic about the monotonous motion of stitching or the hum of a sewing machine. Thankfully for us, DIY sewing projects are tres chic right now. It's another fantastic way to put that special touch on your wedding day and create something that's oh-so one-of-a-kind. Ideas we love: fabric bouquets and garland, hand sewn invitations and programs. No need to worry if you're not the "project" type. There's always Etsy!

photo credits {clockwise}: dolci odille, vintage thread, tales of a junkaholic, sean flanigan, dolci odille, hable construction

Tuesday, September 7

The Gilded Age

Gold. It's absolutely one of our favorite colors. The shimmer of the metal envokes such a warmth! Add the gorgeous grain of wood and you have the perfect mix of raw and refined. Lovely at any time, this color scheme is especially appropriate during the Fall. With the leaves making a fiery debut, it's the perfect time to add your own sparkle; actually, give it the Midas Touch.  

credits {clockwise}: oscar de la renta, martha stewart weddings, jose villa, silverwoods, martha stewart weddigs

Friday, September 3

Cotton Picked

This is our 100th post! We'll add it to the celebration of our dear friends, Matt & Julia's, engagement along with Carolina winning their first football game. It's going to be a great weekend! Here's a wrap of of some of our weekly favorites. Happy Friday!

These chevron floors makes us want to renovate. Like, now!

Anthro just came out with their September catalog. We don't think we could justify buying every single thing within it's pages {but we'll try}.

This bride wore a $5 dress and a medal made by the groom.

Lovely hand stitched delights for your bridesmaids, friends or your home.

Wednesday, September 1

Forever to Thee

Today is Wednesday and I can not focus on anything other than tomorrow. Why? Because it's Thursday...the Thursday that kicks off football season to be exact. Unfortunately, I will not be at Williams-Brice tomorrow, but rather in Midtown Atlanta at Carolyn's {the Gamecock bar in town}. Of course P will be with me and, as an Auburn grad, I've had to give him a lesson on what, for me, being a Gamecock is all about: It's holding the "E" in the Gamecock Cheer, it's hearing the opening strains of 2001, it's "another Carolina first down!", it's Black Magic and a Fire Ant defense, it's "The Visor", it's Fighting Cock Whisky, it's selling out Williams-Brice at 0-21, it's the Wild Cock formation, it's 34-17 {as well as 5-1 & 4-3, thank you, baseball}. Most importantly, it's gathering together with 80,250 of your closest friends and the belief that this is going to be the year! Here's a Health, Carolina...Forever to Thee!