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!
General wedding etiquette dictates that guests have up to one year from the date of the event to shower the couple with gifts. Is one year just too long? Would you be offended if your best friend sent her gift on 5/20/2012 when your wedding was on 5/20/201? Take the poll and let’s hear your thoughts! The Knot certainly thinks it’s best to give your gift within two months.
“Oh, we’ll be seeing you for 3 or 4 months,” Lillian Storer, our trusty Bloomingdale’s salesperson greets us.
So it’s back – and back and back again – to Bloomies for registry returns from our May 21, 2011 nuptials. We are so beyond appreciative for the gifts. It’s just certain cases, say, when three different couples get us the same vase, that require a little swipe and exchange. Though many couples may find this process arduous, there is so much to be grateful for. On our last trip, we managed to make our way out with a new Zwilling Henckels knife set – - one registry item I am VERY excited about.
Then we started to talk about slow cookers.
Given that Storer also happens to be a chef extraordinaire, the recipes started pouring out. I even think I finally got over my fear of whole chickens. You know how some people are afraid of the dark? Or bananas? Well, I have a phobia of whole chickens. Not afraid of a breast of chicken, or eggs, just the whole.
This Lillian Storer-approved recipe changed all that:
-Wash the inside of a whole chicken with cold water. Make sure to pull out those insides first. Hopefully, they’ll be pre-wrapped in a bag for you.
-Stuff inside with ginger and green onions. A knob-size of ginger will do. This is for flavor, not for eating, so no need to peel the ginger.
-Marinate chicken with soysauce and sesame seeds.
-Cook in slow cooker for 45 to 50 minutes.
Easy and simple. Just how I like it! Chicken challenge now commences.
Lots of <3,
Let’s toast to getting replacements! Until we clink too hard and break something else.