Sunday, March 25, 2012

Best Dressed

Who doesnt like to play dress up?


I stopped by Carine's Bridal Atelier in Georgetown to do just that. 


I visited the boutique bridal salon, located near the "social" Safeway, to check out the amazing selection of evening gowns left over from their recent Evening Wear Sale. While I was there I swooned over the stunning selection of jewelry available to purchase or rent! 


Wedding Belles...I also spotted some amazing mother of the bride gowns and incredible wedding dresses. Don't miss Carine's notorious (3hour) DESIGNER BRIDAL GOWN SAMPLE SALE this Thursday March 29 from 5-8PM! You could score your dream wedding dress for 50-75% off! More details at the end of the post!





 
 

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
1. earringsSiman Tu (brand seen on Gossip Girl!)
2. dressTheiashoesFerragamo (vintage)
3. dressNotte by Marchesa
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DESIGNER BRIDAL GOWN SAMPLE SALE
Thursday, March 29 from 5-8PM
(Gowns are 50-75% off)
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

CARINE'S BRIDAL ATELIER
1726 Wisconsin Ave, NW
2nd Floor
Washington DC 20007

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Why so blue?


 

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
hat- Target
shirt- Old Navy
belt- J.Crew
dress- J.Crew
shoes- Missoni for Target
bag- Benetton

Monday, March 19, 2012

Overnight Lin-sation

Right before the buzz over New York Knicks baskeball player Jeremy Lin had begun, myself and another blogger, Vivi from Heart | Print | Style, took in a Wizards vs. Knicks game here in Washington, DC.

The Wizards lost, but Lin's performance was worth the price of admission!

Check out our fab game day outfits below!



WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
blazer- Banana Republic
top- Uniqlo +J
pant- Old Navy
shoes- Missoni for Target
bag- J.Crew
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WIZARDS season tickets for 2012-2013 are just $400!
Who will be the next big thing?
FYI this is NOT a sponsored post...I just really love supporting my hometown teams!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The World's Best Massage

I've had some amazing massages in my lifetime...what can I say, I enjoy a good pamper party! 

I've had a Thai massage IN THAILAND, a hot stone massage IN NAPA and countless others over the years; but the experience I had at The Women's Club in Chantilly, VA can only be described as the best massage of my life and luckily it was right outside of the beltway! 
 
FITNESS CENTER
A few months ago, I attended a lively 30th birthday party at this Ladies-only gym. The party included a hilarious Zumba class, massages in the gym's Spa and lots of special attention from the Women's Club staff. 

First up was the Zumba class, after getting sweaty (and silly) we hit the showers...loved the polka dot furniture in the locker room...and then it was time for my massage. I sat in the warmly lit Spa Room and read celebrity gossip magazines until it was my turn. I had been late (I got stuck in the Occupy DC traffic leaving the city) and completely missed my earlier spa appointment, but the Women's Club staff did everything in their power to accomodate me at a later time that same day. 

MASSAGE
Michelle Moore introduced herself as my masseuse and here's what made this experience so great:

1) Michelle's touch was intuitive, although she verbally checked in with me throughout the service, she knew exactly how much pressure to apply and where.

2) She have me my first ever scalp massage! As a woman, the last thing we want in our hair is massage oil but Michelle was careful to massage my scalp FIRST, while her hands were oil and moisture free so my hair-do remained intact. She also carefully massaged the base of my skull, which was amazingly relaxing.

After massaging my entire body from tip-to-toe (yes she massaged down to my little piggy toe!) I felt like every massage I had ever had paled in comparison to this one!

Michelle's healing hands can't be compared to other masseuses I've had...sometimes it's all in the touch!

We were taking advantage of Spa Week and our massages were just $50 (regularly $80+); The Women's Club is participating in Spa Week again this year so make sure click here for details!


WOMEN FIRST
My favorite thing about this place was the fact that they are women helping other women stay happy, healthy and beautiful! They were showing HDTV and Lifetime on the TV screens...exactly what I want to get sucked into so i'll stay on the treadmill longer! And last October they sponsored a "Party in Pink" Zumbathon, open to the public, in support of breast cancer awareness.


SPA WEEK
Don't miss out on their deals this year during Spa Week (April 16-22) and make sure to book with Michelle or one of their other amazing massage therapists!

SPA WEEK TREAMENTS 

::CALL TO BOOK::
The Women's Club
Fitness Center & Day Spa
703-817-0700
14175 Sullyfield Circle | Chantilly, VA 20151


Monday, March 5, 2012

Engaged 2012 (Recap)

Over the weekend I covered #Engaged2012 a luxury bridal event where brides (and their entourages) are shuttled between four historic DC hotels to mingle with wedding professionals (planners, catering directors, photographers, bands, etc.) and check out the latest in wedding trends. No I haven't gotten engaged (although I am currently accepting offers ; ) but I couldn't pass up the chance to experience an event centered around the most important dress you'll ever wear!
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Learn more about Engaged! magazine at http://www.engagedmagazine.com/
View from the Hay Adams Hotel, perfect suite for a wedding reception

Cover of Engaged! magazine, St. Regis Hotel

Unusual centerpiece...dancing ballerina, Willard Hotel


Floral arrangements made out of paper, W Hotel 


Soulful wedding singer Nova Tate with a killer rendition of "Loving You" at the W Hotel 



Literally...Wedding Bells at the W Hotel

Friday, March 2, 2012

How Was Your Day?


I recently spent the evening with Indigo at Tracy&Co. salon. She treated me to a manicure (Lilac: He's So Into Me by Ginger+Liz and Green: Pretty Edgy by Essie buy it here) and then introduced me to my newest obsession...macarons

Not macaroons, which I'm very familiar with, but French "meringue-based confectionery made with egg whitesicing sugargranulated sugar and almond powder" filled with buttercream. SWOON! 

We got ours from The Sweet Lobby on Capitol Hill in flavors like coconut, mint and salted caramel. I don't know the calorie content, but since I pretty much ate the entire box I don't want to know!

Don't you just love French culture? They are dog-friendly, they dress impeccably, and the food! Would you all still read my blog if I moved Bradley and I to Paris?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spot On




WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
coat- J.Crew
sweater- Target
dress- Vintage
belt- J.Crew
stockings- Zara
shoes- Nine West