Make It Your Own

Last month my work had a huge summer event. Well I love a good party and had to find the perfect dress for it. It didn't take me long, I immediately fell in love with this Kate Spade dress. When I bought it I knew it would need something...

Jewelry: Joyce's Fine Jewelry Dress: Kate Spade Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Jewelry: Joyce's Fine Jewelry
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Clearly this dress needed a belt of some sort. The bow really added cute to the look. Also we added black motif's to the top. It's all in the details. Here MK and I are on the Joyce's Red Carpet (Contemporary Photography took photos for the event).

Good Vibes, Good Times

Happy Friday!

Even though it's been a cold week, it's about that time again to relax on the patio, have some drinks, and head to the fire pit! I for one, couldn't be happier about the upcoming (hopefully!) warmer weather. I must say I'm a big fan of a spiked lemonade. This is the perfect recipe for a party or just you and your girlfriend catching up and chatting about the week. And seriously, how fabulous is this über positive cup?! You couldn't have a bad night with this glass in hand! New favorite! Along with this recipe...

  • 2 1/2 cups vodka
  • 2 1/2 lemon juice (fresh is best not a must) 
  • 1/2 superfine sugar (leave a little if you want to sugar your rim) 
  • Ice, of course. 
  • Lemon slices

Test this out before serving to see if you want more sugar. I like mine tart so you'll want to check. Also, to be super low cal I used Stevia for the sugar.

Have a wonderful weekend all! I hope it's filled with ..good vibes. See what I did there?


Shabby Chic

For years, making cakes has been a passion of mine. Sometimes you can get into a rut with what you are comfortable doing. When it comes to cakes, for me, that means fondant. So when the next occasion called for a cake I decided to go out of my box. Being a wedding photographer I see a ton of cakes and this one I've been seeing a lot of. The "naked cake" is a great, different and fresh way to spruce up the norm. 

Its always good to push yourself out of your comfort zone.