Way back in May of this year, I was invited to take part in a runway inspired fashion spread for the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. I was one of the real wedding industry peeps in the audience, and you can see me in three of the fashion shots! Of course I have tons of fun behind the scenes pics to share with you!
I’m sitting in between Darcy and Mark Ingram below, taking a mock picture with my iphone. (image via MS Weddings)
This past Tuesday, a couple of bloggers and peeps in the wedding industry were invited for a studio tour of the Martha Stewart Show. I’ve been lucky to attend a number of tapings, but this was the first time I actually got to look at the set up close and personal!
Martha is a pro when it comes to styling, and her studio is no exception. Everything was decked out in Halloween decor, with no detail overlooked. I thought it might provide you with some styling inspiration, particularly if you’re having a fall event. Read on for pictures galore!
Back in early February, I attended a special taping of the Martha Stewart Show celebrating the 15th anniversary of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. Had I known I would be featured on camera 2 months after giving birth, I would have worn something more slimming than this ruffled concoction!
Jillian of 100 Layer Cake, me, Grace of Design Sponge (of whom I am a HUGE fan), and Darcy Miller (image courtesy The Bride’s Guide)
Last Tuesday I attended a launch party for the first ever J Crew bridal boutique here in New York City. Darcy Miller hosted the event, and with Darcy + J Crew teaming up, I knew that I was in for a fabulous soiree. What I didn’t expect was to see so many fabulous bridal bloggers there!
(image courtesy MS Weddings)
Hello my wonderful Bees! Life has been so much busier than expected with little Charlie Bee in our lives, but I’ve missed you all so! I actually have a couple of wedding related posts up my sleeve including the J Crew Bridal Boutique opening party, behind the scenes at the Martha Stewart Show (MS Weddings Magazine’s 15th anniversary special), and I even attended a MS Weddings Magazine photo shoot recently!
But before I get started, here are some completely gratuitous pictures of our little Charlie Bee who already turns 6 months old this week! These pictures are all in chronological order…
I’m sorry to have been MIA for so long, but Mr. Bee and I have had our hands full with the newest addition to the Bee family!
This is last minute notice, but Mrs. Cherry Blossom is in town, so Mrs. Poppy, Mrs. Lovebird and I are all going to meet up at Subtle Tea in Murray Hill tonight at 5:30.
One Yelp reviewer says, “If Anthropologie created a tea house, it would be Subtle Tea.”
Sounds fabulous! If you’d like to join us, please feel free to pop in — we’d love to have you join us!
121 Madison Ave #3
(bet 30th and 31st St)
The Wedding Salon is hosting a Bridal Bootcamp for brides to bee tomorrow evening, and yours truly is the keynote speaker!
The event costs $10 to attend, but there is a code below for you to attend for freeeeee! I’m going to be talking about all the popular craft machines that are popular on Weddingbee like the gocco, cricut, cuttlebug, yudu, and xyron, and sharing tons of projects created with these machines by the Bees. It should be a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!
Yesterday I attended Darcy Miller’s private showing of Family, a special exhibit showcasing her whimsical illustrations and passion for scrapbooking. The pieces in the collection focused on her wedding, travels, and family, and ranged from shadowboxes, to scrapbooks, to journals to actual items from Darcy’s family life. You could see just how passionate and creative Darcy is when it comes to preserving memories, and I must say that it was truly inspiring!
Once upon a time I was an avid scrapbooker, but that was a hobby that fell to the wayside when the buzz of daily life intervened. I still have all my wedding keepsakes stored in a box because I hoped to scrapbook them all one day. This exhibit renewed my desire to preserve my own family’s memories in similarly meaningful and beautiful ways, because you don’t necessarily have to be super crafty to replicate some of Darcy’s amazing ideas below!
A shadowbox featuring tickets, pictures, and items collected on a family trip to Paris.
I went to New Orleans for a couple of days in January of this year with a good friend of mine — it was definitely one of my all time favorite vacations! Unfortunately I lost a good portion of the pictures I took when my computer crashed, but I had to share the utter awesomeness that is New Orleans with you, so here goes!
This past weekend we had a Weddingbee party at my NYC apartment! Here is a little sneak peek at some of the DIY photobooth pictures!
I spy Mrs. Toucan as an evil king, Mrs. Cupcake as a clown, and Mrs. Avocado as a bachelorette/bride!
We recently launched a streamlined layout for the frontpage so that it would load faster for readers!
The feedback was great, so we made it the default. We told the Bees that we hoped to see an increase in views and comments, but after going over the data… we realized that traffic to the blog has actually gone down. So we made the painful decision to revert the default back to the expanded frontpage.
But if you prefer the streamlined layout, never fear! We’re leaving it as an option so you can continue to view Weddingbee in the streamlined version.
Please save the date for a Bee get together at my apartment in the West Village on the afternoon of September 12th!
Mr. Bee and I are moving towards the end of September, so we wanted to take advantage of the backyard we’ve hardly used due to the unusually rainy year we’ve had. There will be barbecue! Fun! Smokey the cat (her sister Sparky will be hiding)! And… Mrs. Penguin will be here all the way from California too! Hope you can make it!
A couple months ago, I took a flower arranging class at a quaint little shop called Rose Red & Lavender in Williamsburg. The topic that evening was Ikebana — the art of minimalistic Japanese flower arranging. Flower arranging classes are a fun alternative bridal shower or bachelorette party, and Ikebana is an easy, inexpensive and beautiful method of diy’ing flowers so I thought I’d share a bit of what I learned!
UPDATE #2: Someone submitted this post to The Consumerist!
UPDATE: The owner of Urban Expressions responded to my email shortly after this post went up earlier today. This is what he or she said:
if the customer responds to me with several foul mouthed emails, they get foul mouthed replys right back. i figured if “fucks” and “shits” and “bitches” was her preferred tongue, I’d speak her language.
by the way i sold this company and all rights to its 1.7 million in inventory as of last week. it now operates under a new name, and at a new address as soon as they are done moving..
so you are wasting your time bashing it, but feel free. I have my money in my hand now.. so bash away ok..
have a nice day, and have fun being an E-warrior hiding in the depths of the anonymus internet blogs that no one reads..
But Mrs. Martini’s friend only wrote that one email below. Her fiance did write an angry email to Urban Expressions without her knowledge, but that was only in response to the owner’s comments below. I believe that it was not a customer service agent that left those comments, as it appears to be a very small company, but the owner him/herself?!
Please note that this post is in reference to Urban Expressions the craft supply store hosted at eCrater, and not Urban Expressions the handbag store.