So many brides dream of tropical adventure and island breezes as the backdrop for their special day. I dream of something else altogether. Awe inspiring mountains, the changing of seasons, fireplaces and apple cider. Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National park is my newest destination wedding obsession. The ground laden with freshly fallen leaves or blanketed in a fresh coat of snow, either way Emerald Lodge is the perfect landscape to say I do.
Sometimes a special scent can just turn the day around. I’m so tired of naming conventions that really don’t mean anything. I think a fragrance can have a life of it’s own and really bring you back to a forgotten memory or whisk you away to someplace exotic and spiritual. I personally carry a little roll on fragrance with me named Optimism that really does brightens up my day.
A little shop in Brooklyn has taken this idea to a whole new level. CB I Hate Perfume has the most unusual names for its fragrances and packages them in nostalgic little bottles. From Russian Caravan Tea, to At The Beach 1966 there is sure to be something that will be the perfect match for you. I am dying to get to their shop but the snow may just keep me away this weekend.
I’ve recently been hit by the wedding bug. I’m not one of those girls who dreamed of walking down the aisle, the dress they would be wearing, the flowers, the music, etc etc. But recently I’ve been dreaming of the perfect low budget indie wedding. A while back I posted about some of my favorite handcrafted engagement rings. I was browsing around etsy the other day and found this very unique wedding bands from fabuluster. While putting a little engraving inside your wedding bands is cute and all, why not go for something a little more personal and timeless. Each ring is handcrafted and contains the fingerprints of you and your love. While I’m sure there are about 1000 other couples out there with a shakespeare sonnet engraved in their bands, no one else will have the same fingerprints for all eternity.
Oh Abigail Brown, why must you make me swoon so often over all your fantastic pieces. Today in particular I am pining over your small fabric birds. When I was younger my parents had a wooden swan that i would pet everyday, hoping that one day it would come alive. I know I was a strange child. But the point of this story is, I really do think these little fabric birds might come to life if you pet them often enough.
I had a great time this weekend at the SOWA market in Boston. Everyone i met was super nice, and i got to run into and old friend as well. I have a few new things up in the peppersprouts etsy shop today. One of them being a limited edition Boston coaster, the other being the long awaited bird coasters. These little guys have increased in size to 3.75″ in diameter, sure to fit any drink! There are a lot of new things in the works over the next few weeks, holiday goodies, magazine racks, even picture frames. I am very excited to say the least.
Whether you are getting engaged, getting married, or just dreaming of love, there are some beautiful rings perfect for you on etsy. I’ve never really felt like I had to have a big diamond on my hand to know that my dream guy really loved me. I find the whole thing actually a bit old fashioned. I also really dislike the idea of my dream guy going to the jewelers in the mall, or god forbid “He went to Jarred.” I love the idea of having a ring that was handcrafted with love. These are a few of my favorites.
Clockwise from top left: Natural diamond set – 14k white gold from Onestonenewyork – $645, Pink Gold and .5 carat White Sapphire Solitaire from singleBbeautiful – $600, Wedding ring set – satin finish sterling from LouLouBerry – $230, Oval White Sapphire and Silver Ring from Silverwoods $135.