Thursday, September 30, 2010

fun lables!!

i just adore these spooky labels! they are so
fun and can turn any bar into a whimsical danger zone!
they will be perfect for my party!

from grandin road...

these are great!

found here.

i think some of these bottles in the bloody powder
room will be creepy as well!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

tarts and vicars.....

i know it's not even halloween and while i am
super busy planning my annual
party..... i can't help my mind from wandering...

the british are known for their 
to tarts and vicars parties...

what a great idea!!!
i think around valentines day would be so fun!

of course this would read 2011...

i think this idea s just hilarious!!
everyone dressed up like priest and hookers!!

"In the broadest sense, a vicar (pronounced /ˈvɪkər/; from the Latin vicarius) is a representative, anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior (compare "vicarious" in the sense of "at second hand"). In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant, literally the "place-holder".[1] Usually the title appears in a number of Christian ecclesiastical contexts, but in the Holy Roman Empire a local representative of the emperor, perhaps an archduke, might be styled "vicar".

"A nubile young temptress, who dresses teasingly and provocatively."

well i have plenty of time to work
out the details...

now back to filling my vials with 
holy water!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

halloween invitations...

i have been working hard on my annual halloween
dinner/zombie/ pumpkin carving party...

i am planning on hand delivering these 
invitations and am still coming up with the concept
of how or who will deliver them.

inside this little box will be 2 scrolls the first will read:

may the contents of this parcel
be your blessed charm
against the beast of the night
awaiting to do you harm.
please join for a celebration, 
 bring a pumpkin and be prepared
to carve, dress in zombie attire
and i promise you will not starve.
october 26th  2010    

this box is a survival kit for halloween...
inside you will find everything you need and instructions:

holy water



wooden stake

silver tipped bullet
(one reason for hand delivering)

survival kit contents 
WOODEN STAKE ~ for vampire slaying 
BULLET W/ SILVER TIP ~ werewolf extermination 
HOLY WATER ~ exorc!m "tuals and war#ng off evil %i"ts 
MATCHES ~ destruction of mon'er remains and lighting of torches
ha(y halloween please rsvp by october 19 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

shower day!!!

well today was the day! BABY SHOWER!!!
i was giving this shower with my sisters two best 
friends and my two girls 
so dear to my heart.

our menu was:
carrot soup - chilled
chicken salad - tarragon & curry
(two separate)
beet and arugula with orange slices and honey dressing
and of course rolls.

dessert was cupcakes coconut and strawberry 

we had mint iced tea and white sangria to drink...

the house was adorable!!
flowers by our
good friend Sara Grimshaw
sara york grimshaw designs

and the beautiful guest of honor
my preggo sister!
we had such a good time!

more pictures to follow in a day or so....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

halloween is coming!

i am anxiously waiting for 
these vials i ordered...
these vials will hold holy water in my creature 
survival kit!
once these arrive i will be posting more pictures
and info about these very cool
invitations i am making!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

dinner tonight!!

460 King St
CharlestonSC 29403
(843) 724-3490
as you know i have been to thailand and basil is as good 
as you can get here in charleston.
it is one of my favorite

it is SO FRESH!

yum! yum! yum!
i love a whole fish!!!!
off i go to dinner!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Carrot, Ginger & Orange Soup...

recipe and photo by jamie oliver

2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
half a large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
zest and juice of half an orange
500ml vegetable or chicken stock
salt and black pepper
creme fraiche, to serve (optional)

1. In a saucepan, gently cook the onion in the olive oil until softened. Add the garlic, ginger and orange zest. Cook for a minute or so and then add
the carrots and pour in the stock.
2. Simmer until the carrots are very tender. Using a hand blender, blend the soup until smooth. Add the orange juice and season with salt and pepper. Blend again briefly to mix.
3. Reheat gently and serve with a dollop of creme fraiche, if using.

Monday, September 20, 2010

getting ready for my sisters baby shower...

these are the invitations i made for her shower...
i honestly don't think the pictures 
do them justice...

they weren't very complicated but are 
really adorable in person.

1.  cut the blue paper, card stock, to the size you want
2.  cut the green paper, card stock, to a smaller size with pinking shears, just              enough to show the edge
3. free hand cut out the balloons, and you can use more than one
   sheet of paper at a time to save time and have several balloons look alike
4. for the balloon string...i used a thicker twine and separated it into 3rds and 
    coated to with elmer's glue to make it firm.
5. use double sided tape to attach the balloon and string- this gives it dimension
6. with a ink pad i inked the wording then sprinkled with glitter before it dried.
    (i wanted just a hint of glitter and when dry, the glitter will easily come              off)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

i desperately need a new bike!

recently while riding my luxury beach cruiser i 
noticed that i started to feel like i was hauling
my couch around with me...

moving off of the beach i am
ready for an urban bike!

there are so many choices and so many great 
vintage bikes!


i think a vintage Schwinn or 
BSA is the way to go.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

while watching project runway
i started thinking about Jacqueline Kennedy...

her fashion style was timeless...

"Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994[1]) was the wife of the 35th President of the United StatesJohn F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She was later married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis from 1968 until his death in 1975. For the final two decades of her life, she had a successful career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and historic preservation, her style and elegance, and her public stoicism in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination."
Translation of quotes:
The look-alike business came to a head a few years ago when Linda, a teen-ager with no thought of being a mannequin, went to see the Broadway show, “Carnival.” During intermission an announcer roamed the audience with a mike and unexpectedly came across Linda. “We have Jacqueline Kennedy in the audience!’ he announced. Linda says: “I was just sitting there peacefully, in the balcony with Aunt Martha and suddenly there was a minor riot over me. It was wonderful! When I got home, I went straight to the mirror and started mimicking Jackie. It seemed like such a groovy thing to do. Now, in high-fashion modeling, it has paid off.

Admittedly, looking like Jackie on and off the runway can be a bore: During off hours she wouldn’t touch a wig with a 10-foot pole. Her hair is shorn close to the head. And skirts, her forte on the runway, have no place in her private wardrobe which consists of 20 pairs of cuffed trouser made especially for her by Norwegian tailor, Astrid, who has a shop on Rome’s busy Via Sistina. Her impeccable silk shirts, all 20 of them, are custom-made by Altertinelli of Rome. Linda’s explanation of her all-pants wardrobe: “If I dressed like Jackie in my private life, I would get too much attention on the streets. Being mobbed has certain built-in disadvantages. Pants and short hair are a route to anonymity.”
jaqueline kennedy was such a fashion icon  
she influenced millions even our new up and coming
designers today.

A newspaper reported I spend $30,000 a year buying Paris clothes and that women hate me for it. I couldn’t spend that much unless I wore sable underwear.The New York Times (15 September 1960)

thank you Jackie O