Joanna Kartalis of Bloomingdales fills me in on how to register celebrity style! Plus - not interested in spending $10,000 on a carpet a la Kate Moss? No problem. These picks are much more practical but will leave you feeling like a Hollywood duo. Read the full story now here:
Lots of <3,
p.s. - My brother-in-law got married this weekend, yahooo!
Two signs you know you’re married: you’ve got a ring on your finger and cleaning supplies are suddenly thrilling. MSN just rounded up the top home products that newlyweds “can’t live without.” Do you feel the urge to bring out your inner Mr. Clean just looking at them? I for one am currently transitioning to all eco-friendly/ organic products, like ones from Seventh Generation or Mrs. Meyer’s (their lemon soap is out of this world). Kind of exciting. Take the poll below to share your thoughts and bring out your inner neat geek.
Addendum: If this post seems like too much of a snooze, you can always just imagine using the products in the nude – only if encouraged by your partner, of course.
Lots of <3.
Dear Closet-Challenged Reader,
Every morning, after you brush your teeth and wash your face, you stroll over to your closet bleary-eyed to lament, “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” Then you’ll undoubtedly grouse to your male mate that he has it so easy, throwing on jeans and a T, or a simple suit and all, right? Then you’ll seriously contemplate f-ing it all and wearing your birthday suit …until you find that Marni H & M top buried under your every growing pile of dirty laundry (Thank goodness Marni appreciates color, or else you’d never stand a chance finding it.).
If this scenario applies to you, Rachel Wirkus of RRW+Co is your Mrs. Fix It. The closet organization guru counts ultimate fashionistas Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley among her clientele. Read my latest FabFitFun with her tips here http://fabfitfun.com/closet-organizing-spring-cleaning .
Your beau will appreciate the decreased venting and your relationship will be better for it. Have you also thought about how these tips can help his messiness? Now we’re really on to something.
Lots of <3,
Let’s face it, there are many more things newlyweds would rather discuss than toilet paper and rusty pipes. Examples: creative ways to put that new lingerie to use, photos for the wedding album, and what your kids will look like. But alas, a life without TP is unimaginable and someone’s gotta be on the job constantly refilling. As for the pipes, you really don’t want to start off your new life together with anything rusty.
Luckily, there are sites and apps to make chores around the house easy. Try Alice.com to get anything from toothpaste to detergent delivered to your doorstep at couponed, competitive prices. For home repair needs, visit Redbeacon.com. RB pre-screens plumbers, roofers, etc., to ensure you’re getting the best quality work at a bargain value.
Happy Surfing! You can surf longer now…you’ll be saving time later.
Lots of <3,
A wedding marks a symbolic occasion for any couple - it is from that day forward that their relationship truly begins to blossom into what will hopefully be a lifetime of happiness together. And as with a garden, they will have to sow, cultivate and nurture seeds of love as well as weather both good times and bad. Gracious living goddess and Soolip founder, Wanda Wen, knows this well.
Together with GreenTree Landscaping, Wen hatched Couple’s Garden, a sustainable customized garden experience for engaged couples to reconnect, ground themselves, and plant herbs or flowers to be included in the official wedding event. How eco-fabulous! “Incorporating the ‘Soolip Couple’s Garden’ at the onset of an engagement is a beautiful way for couples to prepare themselves for a deep, lasting relationship with something that is real, meaningful and grounding, bringing a sense of consciousness and modern reverence into the wedding,” Wen notes.
Married couples and newlyweds can surely benefit from the process as well. There are no guarantees, of course, but I suspect Couple’s Garden will help keep you both rooted in wedded bliss.
For more information about ordering a Soolip Couple’s Garden installation, contact GreenTree Landscaping by calling 323-468-9740 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices range from $525-$3,200.
p.s. – Don’t miss A Soolip Wedding this Sunday! I’ll be moderating two panels on bridal beauty and etiquette, respectively.