{ Wedding Wednesday } Yale Graduate Club – Michelle Gardella Photography

It’s Wedding Wednesday! Today we’re featuring the delightful New Haven nuptials of Corey and Matt. For her wedding, our bride Corey had a vintage vision that beautifully came to life amongst the backdrop of the Yale Graduate Club. From her gorgeous Everthine gown to the stunning images by Michelle Gardella, Corey and Matt’s wedding was full of romantic, vintage charm! And let’s not forget about her makeup! Jennie was on hand for this mid March matrimony and customized a soft yet glamorous look that not only complemented the theme, but most importantly the beautiful bride! Enjoy these exquisite images below and be sure to checkout the complete list of featured vendors! xo

Jennie Fresa Makeup Artist

Jennie Fresa


Michelle Gardella Photography


Yale Graduate Club

Bridal Gown

Everthine Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Gowns

Soho Mode


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Our Five Favorite Self-Tanning Products & Brands

Don’t Wait, Get Glowing!

Our Five Favorite Trusty Self-Tanners

 Hello Beauties! Are you loving this gorgeous weather but dreading letting those pale gams out from hibernation, yeah us too. But no worries! Don’t wait around for that Summer sunshine to warm up that skin, dare to bare now! Get beautiful bronzed skin and that sun kissed glow with a little help from our five favorite trusty self-tanners! Have any favorite self-tanners of your own, let us know your secret to that pre summer glow!


1.) Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream


2.) Dr. T’s Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Available at the Boutique!!! 


3.) Sisley Paris Self Tanning Hydrating Body Skincare



4.) St. Tropez


5.) Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face and Body Self Tanner




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Our Glasses Guide

Wanna know what’s the latest accessory trend of the moment; it’s none other than those fabulous frames! That’s right my lovely ladies, stressing about putting in those annoying contacts or fearing a fashion faux pas are a thing of the past! That trusty pair of glasses you depend on for either reading, driving or seeing in general are now a go to and fun fashion statement! From fresh frames and styles to eye-catching colors, there are so many ways to change up your look or complete it with a pair of gorgeous glasses! But with so much eye candy to choose from now a days, it can be overwhelming deciding what are pair the perfect for you. Having recently gone speck shopping myself, I too became a bit frazzled when it came time to pick that perfect pair! But no worries beauties, while it may seem like the pressure is on, the simple solution to solving this fashion dilemma is answered by y0ur face! By shopping for frames are good for your face shape will eliminate all the time and stress that will distract you from finding the right pair. For myself, I have a square face so I picked two styles (guilty) including a cat eye and a frame with a fun pop of color that would best balance my shape and make a fun statement. So it’s time to flatter those faces with a pair of specks right for you! Here are our hints to finding those flattering frames for any face shape! What kind of fabulous frames do you have for your face and how do you like to rock them? Do tell!

1.) Square or Rectangular Shape Face


Soften those angles by choosing a curved and more rounded frame. A retro cat-eye or oval shaped frame are the perfect pair for us gals with that sexy square shape!

2.) Round Shape Face


Be edgy! Instead of softening the edges, we want to create angles of the face and our glasses can most definitely help! Try a pair with sharp rectangular angles that will balance and do the same to your face!

3.) Heart Shape Face


Hello sweethearts! For those of you gals with a heart shaped face try finding a pair with colors and angles and no harsh frames! A cat-eye, butterfly and a beautiful hint of color will suit your shape by bringing attention to your eyes!

4.) Oval Shaped Face


For our oval beauties a frame that will add a defined shape to the face will help it balance. Be a geometric gal and find a fun shaped frame that will add defined angles to your face!


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Wedding Wednesday: Robert & Kathleen Photographers – Oheka Castle

Hello my beauties and brides! Wedding Wednesday is back and boy do we have a stunning story to share with you! Today we’re featuring the winter wedding of Jess and Dan at the gorgeous Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY. Amidst all their hectic med school madness, students Jessica and Dan were able to find each other, love and even some time to get married, (but not without a helping hand)! From day one to even the day of the wedding, Sixpence for Your Shoe wedding planner Lindsay was like a fairy godmother of sorts as she helped guide the couple between planning their wedding and keeping up with school! Our lead artist Maureen Sullivan truly reflected the elegant backdrop of the venue as she created a romantic subtle smoky eye and muted lip, leaving the naturally beautiful bride stunning and still soft as she walked down the aisle. From the bride, breathtaking backdrop and these Robert & Kathleen photographs, you can’t help but feel as if you are stepping back in time or into the pages of a romantic fairytale. Until next Wedding Wednesday xo










~Featured Vendors~

Jennie Fresa Artist – Maureen Sullivan

Robert & Kathleen Photography

Wedding PlannerSixpence for Your Shoe 

Venue – Oheka Castle 

Bridal Gown - Alvina Valenta 

Tuxedos – Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids Gowns – WToo  Shoes - Jimmy Choo

Bridal Salon – Mariella’s Creations 

Florist – Dragonfly Events  Lighting – ShinDig Lighting

Linens - La Tavola and Cloth Connection

Rentals – Party Rental, Ltd.  Lounge - AFR Events 

Menus & Table Numbers – Papeterie 

DJ – Elegant Occasions Musicians – Harmonia Strings 

Videography – DMO Films

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Happy Earth Day: Demystifying the Detox with Maya Bradstreet

Happy Earth Day Beauties! Today we’re furthering our spring clean &  getting back to basics with some guidance from our guest blogger, Maya Bradstreet! As the founder of A Recipe for Wellness, Maya is dedicated towards sharing her holistic health and nutrition knowledge and real life experience to enrich, energize and feed the mind, soul and especially our bodies! We’re so thrilled because Maya will be hosting her event – Demystifying the Detox: How to Cleanse with a Foods-Based Diet at the boutique May 16!! Be sure to look out for our May Newsletter to get all the information and RSVP!!

~Maya’s Links~

A Recipe For Wellness

A Recipe For Wellness Blog

A Recipe For Wellness Facebook

Nourish your body and you will transform your life.  That’s my motto, since I am living proof this is true.

13 years ago, upon graduating from Brown University, I was on track to having a successful career in financial consulting.  Instead, I was finding myself sick, tired, anxious, stressed and depleted.  An excess of 70 pounds crept up and by the time I went to get checked out by a doctor, I was diagnosed officially with an auto-immune thyroid disorder.  Told I’d be on medication for the rest of my life, I also – oh, by the way – had to lose the weight.  One year later, despite my efforts to diet and exercise, I was unable to change the number on the scale.  Still suffering from food comas and persistent ‘brain fog’, deep down, I knew there was something more than just taking a pill…

Keeping my day job, I enrolled in a nutrition program, simply to ‘fix me’. Little did I know that this year of studying a plethora of food theories and philosophies would truly change my future. I learned first-hand that although cliche, we truly “are what we eat”. Something in my diet contributed to my development of my thyroiditis, and I could use food as medicine to help alleviate the symptoms. I also learned that we find ‘nourishment’ from more than just the food on our plates; it is our emotional health that impacts what, how and how much we eat. Anything in our lives that is out of balance, is reflected in our food behaviors and choices. Moreover, it was apparent that we are all unique and a diet that may work for one person, may not for another. Personally, I discovered that I needed to go gluten and dairy free…

Fast forward to now, where I don’t test positive for auto-immunity, I was able to get off the medication and become a mom to my darling kids, Loden (4) and Ellery (7 months!) and wife to Bo.  And yes, I did lose those 70 pounds!  Looking back, I would not change the fact that I was sick; it was truly a blessing to experience the worst of it because I can now relate to my clients who are looking to feel better.

Back to my story, it’s probably not surprising that I ended up quitting my job to pursue my health and nutrition studies.  I founded A Recipe For Wellness LLC to help others discover & achieve their innate healthiness and greatness.  It is a gift to help others enjoy life, celebrate food and food culture, and re-discover themselves through their dietary choices.

Here’s one of my favorite smoothies of late, purifies the blood and gut, and is great for keeping the Spring viruses at bay:

Be sure to check out delicious smoothie recipes and so much more over on Maya’s Blog!!!

Beet Green Smoothie

Beet greens from 1/2 bunch of beets (make sure these look happy and vibrant, droopy beet greens are a no-no)

1 banana

1/2 avocado

1/2 cup coconut milk (from can or unsweetened from box)

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp (raw) cocoa powder

1 peeled clementine

3 whole cloves or 1/2 tsp ground

optional: 1 tsp coconut oil

optional: 1 tsp protein powder (rice, pea, hemp)


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