freshly minted

Mint (n) a vast sum of money or a king's ransom. Mentha (n) is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family that are aromatic, perennial herbs. Mint (adj) brand new, pristine, immaculate. Of a pale green color. Minted (v) to produce coins by stamping metal. (adj) flavored or seasoned with mint. Freshly minted (phrase) create, invent, dream up. photo credits: reception area, cake, edible mint buttons, drinks, bride and groom, necklace and stoneware, groomsmen, … [Continue reading]

elizabeth bennet

"You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever." - Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 58 photo credits: tea cups, manor, boots, umbrella, sign, cottage, car, yorkshire, favor boxes, dresses, cake. … [Continue reading]

vitameatavegamin girl

Hello friends. I'm your Vitameatavegamin girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all your questions is in this little bottle. Vitameatavegamin. Yes, Vitameatavegamin contains vitamins, meats, vegetables, and minerals. With Vitameatavegamin, you can spoon your way to health. All you do is take a great big tablespoon after every meal. Mmmmmmm... it's so tasty too! Tastes just like candy! So why don't you … [Continue reading]

coca-cola classic

Coca-Cola was first sold in 1886, has been a registered company in the United States since 1944, and today this carbonated soft drink is sold in over 200 countries. It was originally sold as a patent medicine for 5 cents (a patent medicine is one of questionable effectiveness) due to the belief at the time that carbonated water was good for your health. Coca-Cola claimed to cure everything from morphine addiction to impotence. photo credits: red shoes, balloons, … [Continue reading]

sunny side up

Sunny side up may refer to a fried egg, a 1928 movie musical, a childrens' morning show on PBS Kids Sprout, an old-timey record album by West End Jazz Band, or a rag doll character from Lalaloopsy.  fried egg + a little salt n'pepper +  2 slices of toast + whipped cream cheese + sliced tomato + prosciutto = best sandwich ever. photo credits: flower cone, chuppah, lemonade, crepe paper flowers, yellow napkin bow, patio, bridal party, bouquet, window box, deviled … [Continue reading]

rainbow brite revival

Starlight, starbright, someone hit me up with some Rainbow Brite! Rainbow Brite was a popular kids tv series (originally a hallmark card creation), that followed the journey of the show's namesake as she is kidnapped and taken to Colorless World, where she befriends Twink, finds the Sphere of Light, and rescues the seven Color Kids. They then discover the Color Belt and finally defeat the King of Shadows. Rainbow Brite and the Color Kids return to Rainbow Land and … [Continue reading]

cold comfort farm

Cold Comfort Farm is a fantastic comedic novel by Stella Gibbons that pokes fun at the countless down and out accounts of rural life written during the early 1920s. It is best remembered for a charming little character named Aunt Ada Doom, who insists, on numerous occasions, to having seen "something nasty in the woodshed." The unforgettable tagline for the 1995 TV series: "She discovered a new branch of her family tree - the one with the nuts." photo credits: … [Continue reading]

dusty lavender

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and is known for it's calming effects. Lavender colored weddings are extremely popular in the late winter and early spring. photo credits … [Continue reading]

shangri la

Shangri La is a fictional place described in James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon. He describes it as a mythical and magical utopia lost in the Kunlun Mountains, and it has become synonymous with an earthly paradise usually thought of as being in Tibet. However, we have our own little Shangri La right here on the island of Oahu. 1930s glamour girl Doris Duke built her extravagant, Islamic inspired abode right along the shore to house her extensive collection of … [Continue reading]

hanbok

Hanboks are traditional Korean dresses with simple lines and striking colors usually worn for festivals and ceremonies. Korean designers are creating 'fusion fashion' by veering away from traditional vibrant hues in favor of western whites (Hanbok Lynn is perhaps the best known of them all). Either way, I love them. photo credits: hanbok, towel, soap, bottles, suitcase, arbor, desserts, lanterns, gazebo, lace embroidery hoops, tags, napkin, circular picture frames. … [Continue reading]

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 pom poms, escort cards. … [Continue reading]

watercolor wedding

A watercolored wedding theme is remarkably beautiful! Your day will look like a true work of art. Incorporate watercolors into everything from a hand painted cake to your custom wedding invitations and thank you cards. Watercolors are by nature soft and feminine and a wedding based around them would be spectacular! photo Credits: table, plates, drinks, thank you cards, dress, candles, invitations, mason jar, hawaii map, escort cards, bouquet … [Continue reading]