I love Mindy Weiss – event planner extraordinaire to the stars and fabulous people. I also love her Instagram account where Mindy takes followed behind the scenes at her fetes, so we can see all the details before, during and after.
She recently shared this photo, from a young couple’s wedding:
Guests were invited to take a bunch of flowers home with them – fresh flowers for locals and dried for out of town visitors. I think this is such a sweet idea, totally unique and lovely way to spread some pretty around town.
Over the past few months, Mark and I have found ourselves going out of our way for tacos. Not Mexican tacos, mind you, and certainly not Taco Bell, but Korean Tacos at the newly opened Union Market in DC.
It might be one of the coolest things to happen in DC. Perhaps I’m partial, because I love small foods, lots of options and a market in general, but check out what is inside:
We haven’t had out of town visitors in a while, but this would be a perfect place to bring them, or to visit with a group. It’s an affordable option that allows everyone to get their own “favorite” snack.
My favorites: Goshen Juice Bar, TaKorean – three steaks for Mark, 1 chicken, 1 steak for me, Salt and Sundry – an adorable store with the trinkets and gifts you didn’t know existed or that you needed, Peregrine Espresso to go for Mark.
There is something so magical and whimsical and all at one sweet about photos of a bride and groom being showered in confetti. It’s a surprise of sparkle and look how happy everyone looks!
So if rice or bird seed aren’t your speed, consider the following:
Cannes is over and the Queen of Ice, Nicole Kidman, became the Queen of the Red Carpet! (I wish that Cannes took place in Nice for that rhyme to have worked, but c’est la vie!)
Anyway, back to Kidman at Cannes – she pulled out the expected Ivory gowns, touch of sparkle, bit of black, but it was this dress that was a show-stopper!
Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior
A strapless confection, with swirled lace, splashes of bright, a faux-hawk ponytail and neon pumps. Go on with your bad self, Nic.
Summer and its festivals, baseball games, picnics and afternoons outside doesn’t mix well with the traditional carry-everything you don’t need on the weekends purse.
To the rescue: the perfect, hands-free cross body bag! My favorite is at the bottom!
Antik Batik/Sun; Big Buddha/Saddle;
Pour La Victoire/Nina; Express/Turn lock;
Loeffler Randall/Mini Rider; Wet Seal/Floral Cross Body
I’m not really sure where the time went. It’s been 4 months (wow) since my last post and a bit longer since I was posting consistently (dare I say, daily) on The Daily Batch.
And, I have missed it, but for a bit of time, it fell to the back burner. I often would think about posts to make, ideas to feature and dresses to share, but didn’t get to the login screen. I’m not going to take us back in time over the four months, but rather start fresh in honor of the start of summer.
TDB has always been a creative outlet and a way to share some of my favorite parts of life – and I am excited to share that with you again.
This weekend, my little sister got engaged! Their sunset proposal is the perfect start to a new life spent together: filled with wonder, special moments and all of life’s blessings.
Today, President Obama was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It is an exciting day to be in Washington and as always, a fashionable day for the Obama family.
As the Obama family begins another four years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the things I look forward to is their style. The first day begins in a nonpartisan color, a purple majesty.
Mrs. O in Thom Browne, Malia in Kate Spade and Sasha in J. Crew. See more violet styles here.
A few winters ago, Mark and I were walking through Georgetown when someone’s “note” at the base of a J.Crew window caught my eye. During a season when we shuffle between shops and sales it is important to remember what we all really need.
As a young cook, cookbooks have been essential in my learning my way around the kitchen. My most helpful cookbook has been one that my mom compiled for me of favorite family recipes. If you don’t have my mom’s recipes to share these are great for those on your list.
I have either used all of these books or enjoyed these authors recipes online with great success. So they are kitchen tested and approved.