the little mermaid

 Now that she knew where he lived, she spent many an evening and many a night on the water near the palace. She would swim much nearer the shore than any of the others ventured to do; indeed once she went quite up the narrow channel under the marble balcony, which threw a broad shadow […]

tropical elegance

White is a sacred and pure color.  It’s the color of angles and gods, as the color reflects that which is sacred and pure.   It is also the color of doctors, nurses, and others in the health profession, as well as cleanliness. In fact, the Japanese refer to nurses as “Angels in White”. White can […]

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 […]

let them eat cake

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, or, let them eat cake, was actually never uttered by Marie Antoinette. It was first seen in a German children’s book in 1931, and historians and politicians stealthy snuck it into their pro-revolutionary works. Truth be known, the attribution is doubly erroneous in English because the word ‘cake’ is a mistranslation. In […]

two for tea, please

Afternoon tea, known as ‘low tea’ involves things like manners, lace, and dainty foods. ‘High tea’ was traditionally a working class meal served at the end of the work day, shortly after 5pm. It was a heavy meal with lots of meats and baked goods (think: steak and kidney pie). Legend has it that afternoon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]