The devotion to beauty and to the creation of beautiful things is the test of all great civilisations. It is what makes the life of each citizen a sacrament and not a speculation... - Oscar Wilde

A Few Acres of Closet Space

A Few Acres of Closet Space

H and I were on the other side of this picture, taken in March when we went to the desert to meet with our wedding vendors. Apparently a number of people are moving to Joshua Tree. Some are even coming from New York City. I can’t think of a place that is more antithetical to Manhattan.

We live in NY, and I can barely fit my third pair of shoes in our apartment.  I’m sure no one has seen 

A Few Acres of Closet Space

A Few Acres of Closet Space

Posted by: on Jul 28, 2011 | One Comment

H and I were on the other side of this picture, taken in March when we went to the desert to meet with our wedding vendors. Apparently a number of people are moving to Joshua Tree. Some are even coming from New York City. I can’t think of a place that is more antithetical to Manhattan.

We live in NY, and I can barely fit my third pair of shoes in our apartment.  I’m sure no one has seen 

Wedding P*rn

Wedding P*rn

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2011 | No Comments

Back when I was a newbie engaged person and I began to discover the brilliance and wonder that was the world of wedding blogs, I wrote an email to my mom casually referencing “wedding p*rn,” assuming she would understand what I meant. Needless to say, she didn’t. But instead of letting me know, she remained quietly horrified for several weeks until

Post It

Post It

Posted by: on Jul 19, 2011 | No Comments

Yay for Doing It Yourself. There is so much gratification in making something pretty. You can envision a concept and then use own hands to birth it into a real object that other people can enjoy.

When you are DIY’ing for your own wedding, it’s unfortunate that almost everything you make is basically disposable. I mean, yes, I’ll have a scrapbook with my invitation and the program and yes,

No Deeper Sleep

No Deeper Sleep

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

…than the nap you take after your wedding, on the plane to Hawaii for the honeymoon. No, the lovely wedding happening in this picture was not ours, although there were many times during my engagement to H that I wished we had chosen to take this kind of simple, virtually planning-free route to wedded bliss.