Thursday, June 30, 2011

Worth watching!?

The other day I was searching for a good, juicy, keep my attention, movie.....I think I might have found it. You can watch the trailer here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Life is Beautiful!!

My sister and brother in law got the call!!They leave this Saturday to fly to Korea to pick up this precious little guy!! They will be home July 8th and I will be at their house on July 16th, perfect timing!! I can't wait to squeeze those chubby cheeks. I already know I am going to be his favorite aunt!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Big Bash!

Last Friday, two of my friends and myself had a big birthday bash downtown at the Four Seasons. We started off Friday morning with massages and facials in the spa, then it was time to hit the pool.
First up....a pitcher of mojitos!
then some fun in the sun!

Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like some jello shots!

After a day at the pool, cocktail party in our suite
with the best view in the house.
The birthday girls on our way to dinner and late night dancing....
The best part of the "big bash"....I got to spend the day and night with these beautiful ladies!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

America the Beautiful!

I can't believe that this coming weekend is the holiday weekend. 4th of July has always marked the middle of the summer for me. I am just getting used to spending my days at the pool and my nights having cocktails on the deck, I don't want this to end! Anyway, for the upcoming holiday, I am not one to wear a bedazzled american flag on my shirt, look like a walking flag, or don some kind of crazy hat. I like to take the more subtle route when I dress for the 4th of July festivities.....

A blue and white stripe pair of shorts
A navy and white striped maxi....
A navy blue grecian goddess dress. These can all be patriotic, without looking like a fool, just add a touch of red with a necklace, or a cute pair of flip flops.

Of course I would love to see Dr. Beautiful in something like this.....I think he could pull this off!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Girl Friday

I have 2 other friends that have birthdays this week too, so we are celebrating big this year. We are throwing a birthday bash for ourselves. Birthday girl Megan...and birthday girl Mollie.
We are heading downtown this morning to stay at the beautiful Four Seasons. First up, massages....
then we will be clocking some pool time.....
Happy Hour party in our suite....
Rooftop dining....
late night dancing and debacle!!
Oh tomorrow is going to be painful!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Big Day

Today is the big day for me! I'll take some cake....
balloons...and a champagne dinner with Dr. Beautiful.
(and of course any gifts too;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wedding Bells

This past weekend I had a crazy, busy, exhausting, fun filled wedding weekend. Friday night I got to spend some time with my brother and sister...and Dan. It was the perfect night to be outside for a rehearsal dinner.

And on Saturday......the reason everyone was here!!The bride and groom with their matchmaker.
The reception was held downtown at the City Museum. The museum itself is hands down one of the coolest places I have ever been to. You must put this on your list of places to go, you will not be disappointed. Between the aquarium, the 7 story slide, the ferris wheel on the rooftop, or the bus suspended over the roof there is something for everyone. The beer and wine bar doesn't hurt either!!

On the top floor of the museum is a room for parties and reception, which is where we dined and danced last Saturday night. Instead of 1 big wedding cake, the bride had smaller cakes on each table, this was perfect with the family style dinner. I thought the tables were just beautiful.
My dear friend Katie, and brother of the groom, whom I have known my entire life.
The best thing about weddings.....

everybody is so damn happy!!!
and of course at the end of the night, instead of taking the elevator....
we all took the slide!!
which is a little tricky in a dress, heels, and after some wine!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I am lucky enough that my parents live here in STL and they love to take my kids on overnights. Because of this, the hubs and I were able to have a little stay-cation last week for our anniversary and his birthday. We got downtown, checked in, and headed to the restaurant for some cocktails and dinner....
our mini wedding cake....
The view of downtown from our table.
After a late night at the casino, we woke up and it was hubs big day!!
which we spent dining poolside....
and lounging....

which was exactly what he wanted to do on his day off!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yes to the Dress

Between my anniversary last week and the beautiful wedding we went to over the weekend, I have been thinking about wedding dresses. If I had to pick my all time favorite celebrity wedding dress, without a doubt it would be this one..... (Portia, not Ellen) I am in love with her Zac Posen dress. I think it is just stunning, and the light touch of pink is perfection.

This one came in a close second....perfect for a winter wedding
I would love to have another the same guy of course!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Beautiful Weekend

Wedding weekends are my absolute favorite kind of weekend. I have another weekend that is starting a little early for us. My brother and his family from Cincinnati, and friends from Indiana are all arriving today for a dear family friend's wedding. Our house will be packed to the gills with all our guests, it is definitely going to be a fun weekend... (my sister from Detroit cannot come, they are just waiting for the phone call to come to Korea and pick up their son)
We are kicking off the weekend tonight with dinner/desserts/cocktails at our house for anyone that is in town. I also get to celebrate Father's Day a little early with my dad, my sisters and my brother.

This gorgeous house has been converted into a venue for private parties and events in the city's Forest Park. This is where we will be going for the rehearsal dinner.

We will be munching on traditional STL food like toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, and Imo's pizza outside in the beautiful yard.

Saturday is the big day, I finally get to see my first official "set up" of a couple get married. And of course on Saturday night, I plan to dance the night away!!!