Monday, December 7, 2009

ben dover

For the last couple years, I was doing yoga at least once or twice a week during lunch at the office. Then I got laid off and didn't have the dolla-dolla-bills-y'all to pay for both my prewedding bootcamp and fancy-schmancy yoga.

Months went by and I went to a few random Bikram Yoga class but I missed my regular yoga class. I just can't get into hot yoga... I don't know why I torture myself. I keep thinking that I'll like the heat, but I never do.

Then one of my good friends, who recently began teaching yoga offered to teach a class to me and a group of my friends. It was perfect. I was sore for days! And it made me realize that I need to quit thinking about signing up for yoga, and just go for it!

So I did.

I signed up for the introductory series at my neighborhood studio. But now all I can think about is yoga clothes!

Salivating over these lululemon pantswith the scrunchy ankles and these hot pink reversible pants (they're black on the inside). If only I had a discount!

My new evening schedule: Bootcamp - M&W
Yoga - T&Th

Hunny Bunny's evening schedule: Warcraft - MTWThFSSu


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

shopbop giveaway: how much do you love kiki de montparnasse?

Hunny Bunny and I decided to wait until January before going to on our honeymoon. Now that we're in the midst of planning our fabulous (and maybe even a little romantic) getaway, I'm thinking lingerie!

kiki de montparnasse

What do you think I should get? I've got a $100 instant gift card reserved for one lucky commenter who tells me all about her favorite piece of Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie from There's only one winner, so get creative. The best comment wins!

Who was Kiki de Montparnasse?

Kiki de Montparnasse was a sexually-free, wildly-independent beauty symbol from the '20s. She was a cabaret singer, a muse for French artists, an actress, and a painter.
Known simply as "Kiki," her real name was Alice Prin.

kiki de montparnasse

What is Kiki de Montparnasse, the label?

Inspired by its sultry namesake, Kiki de Montparnasse (the line of women's lingerie) is all about capturing the same qualities of passion and sophistication. The brand is known for its decadent, lingerie-meets-luxury vibe, and the actual boutiques in New York and Los Angeles carry everything from "intimate accessories," to jewelry and home products. But, even if you can't make it to NY or LA, you can still get in on the action. Just leave a comment below letting me know which piece of Kiki lingerie from Shopbop is your favorite and how you'd wear it. Is it daring or darling? Would it stay in the bedroom or go public? The most creative commenter wins a $100 gift card towards anything in the store, so start writing.

Contest ends on Saturday, December 12, 2009!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

down the aisle... finally

I could barely breathe knowing I was on the cusp of being married. FOREVER.

One of Hunny Bunny's groomsmen is a doctor and he made me take several deep breaths so I didn't pass out.

Here we go!

Leave it to me to be the one who started giggling while trying to repeat after the officiant. Teehee!

Cocktail hour went by in a blur. HB and I ordered the best hors d'oeuvres - pork sliders, harissa chicken wings and caprese skewers! Too bad I didn't have any! I couldn't eat a thing all day. But the kids, young and old, loved the sliders.

For the reception, we did the W's fabulous "May We Take Your Order" package. Each of our guests were given a menu with four entree choices. It was so elegant and all of our guests raved about the food.

Each guest started with a seared sea scallop with lobster sauce and a Cascade salad with house-made prosciutto, arugula and blueberries. For the intermezzo everyone had a tart and tasty lemon sorbet.

The entree choices were baked halibut with tomatoes provencal; braised beef short ribs with butternut squash and a plum mostarda; grilled beef tenderloin with creme fraiche whipped potatoes; and grilled eggplant ricotta lasagna.

I chose tiramisu cheesecake for our wedding cake.

The rest of the evening flew by - so quickly that I completely forgot to do the bouquet toss! Mommy keeps teasing me about it, even though she totally took my toss-bouquet home with her.

At one point, the boys kept me distracted while my friends snuck up to our honeymoon suite and decorated our room with candles and flowers petals.

I thought about taking a bath that night, but when I looked in the tub, there were smudges and bits of dirt in it!

Now I know why...