cherry blossom

Cherry blossoms bloom the world over, but the cherry blossom festival originated in Japan and is something of a national symbol. The transience of the blooms, their quick beauty and sudden death, remind viewers of the ephemerality of nature. During World War II cherry blossoms were often painted on the sides of kamikaze pilots’ planes, […]

pink’s revenge

Needless to say, pink is a little annoyed at yesterday’s post. We just heard this from the color’s spokesperson: “Purple is NOT the new pink. We’re sending paper from our lawyers.” Yikes. Pink is definitely ‘hot’ right now. Looking for some hot pink shoes to peek out from under your layers of bridal white? Look no further […]

prima ballerina

Pierina Legnani (below left) was the first ballerina ever to be titled as Prima ballerina assoluta — with the Prima ballerina Olga Preobrajenskaya (right). They are costumed for the roles of Medora and Gulnare in the scene Le jardin animé from Marius Petipa’s final revival of Le Corsaire for the Imperial Ballet. – St. Petersburg, 1899. I knew my husband (then boyfriend) was a keeper […]

obsessed with ombré

Our French word of the day is ombré (adj), which means having colors or tones that shade into each other. This is not to be confused with the American male slang term ‘ombre’ which you’ve likely heard your fiancé call his guy friends. photo credits: cake, dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers, napkins, cookies, dessert bar, tissue […]