Thursday, June 25, 2009

After Party Shoes for Comfort

Women who love their high heels may already be aware of ‘emergency’ flats that roll up and fit inside a purse in order to be slipped onto tired feet the end of a long night of dancing. Two new companies in England have taken the concept a step further by selling their version of portable flats in vending machines at nightclubs.

Rollasoles sell for about GBP 5 and come in four colors: Hi Ho Silver, Gold Digger, and Back to Black and Pink. When tested in Oceana and Liquid nightclubs, the classic looking ballet quickly shoes sold out. Rollasoles is planning to introduce more vending machines and eventually branch out beyond the UK.

Afterheels are similar rollable ballet flats that also sell for about GBP 5 but have—according to the company—the added feature of being sustainable; the bodies of the shoes are made from natural materials and the polypropylene insoles are fully recyclable. Both Rollasoles and Afterheels are sold with a matching bag to carry their wearer's stilettos home. It’s hard to imagine a place where this kind of convenience wouldn’t appeal to female clubgoers.

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Spotted by: Raymond Kollau

Monday, June 22, 2009

DIY Wedding Ideas- Wedding Day Wine Corks

Credit to Savvy Scoop -- OneWed's Bridal Blog

Corkey Creations
Make unique wine cork coasters for favors for your wedding guests

If you are a wine lover like myself, consider carrying over your passion for wine into your wedding day. Wine corks can be used in a variety of ways to add some style to your big day! If you are well prepared, I suggest simply starting a year out and saving all of your wine corks as you celebrate your upcoming wedding and using these for place cards or decorations. Let your friends and family know your plans and have them start saving their corks, depending on how many you think you will need.

The most common way to use wine corks in your wedding is to use them as escort card holders. Shave down one end of the cork so it can sit up sturdily, and cut a slit in the other side just large enough for you to slip an escort card in. If you like the look of these, but do not feel you are creative enough, you can purchase these in sets at numerous locations, one being Corkey Creations on Etsy as shown below.

A great favor idea for your guests are cork coasters in sets of two or four. These you can easily make yourself or purchase. These coasters will use more corks per favor, so if you plan on making them, start early or gather a lot of friends and family members to help out! For example, each coaster takes 8 corks, and lets say two coasters per guest (16 corks), for a 100 person wedding you would need 1,600 corks. While you might be ambitious and do this yourself, I suggest this only if you are having a smaller wedding or buy them through a company.. The last thing you need as a bride is to have a pile of 1,600 corks in your living room with a few weeks left before you walk down the aisle!

Wine wreaths are a fun way to add decor to your room, I usually see these hanging on the front doors of the church or reception site to give your guests a fun preview of what is to come! Another decoration idea is to use these candles that are designed to look like wine corks on your tables to add a romantic atmosphere with keeping up the wine cork theme. Or fill flower vases with wine corks to use as your centerpieces at the reception. Have colorful flower arrangements coming out of the vases for something a little different.

I love how these small wine corks can add such variety and personality to a wedding. Start early collecting them and gather your friends in an assembly line to help you make them yourself!

How have you used wine corks for your wedding day?

Photo Credits:
Photo 2~ Top: Corkey Creations; Bottom Left: Beau Coup ; Bottom Right: Wine de Zein

Photo 3~ Left: La Petite Chic; Right: Do It Yourself Weddings

Wine corks are perfect as escort place card holders, or make a cute wine wreath

Fill glass hurricane vases with wine corks for decoration at your reception, or use as an accent on napkin ring.

Blog Post by Bubbly Bride Caroline Eaton
Caroline has three years of wedding coordinating experience, and recently founded Bubbly Bride, a brand new wedding planning blog offering "wedding inspiration for less stress and more champagne." She is a wedding consultant, twitter addict, optimist, dreamer, and loving wife!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Dream Destination Caribbean #3

By Tamara Collins

The Caribbean comes alive in Jamaica's plantation houses turned grand hotels and funky thatched-roof bars spilling the sounds of reggae onto the streets. Sun-drenched beaches and thrilling watersports lure most visitors to Jamaica, but many may be surprised to find a lush, mountainous terrain that unveils rivers and waterfalls spilling through verdant valleys. Newlyweds, families and beach bums alike find plenty to fill their day in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. Whether hiking through a virgin jungle or sipping rum punch on the beach, Jamaica's rhythm appeals to all walks of life. Dinner for Two: Perched high above the sea with panoramic views of Port Antonio and beyond, Mille Fleurs raises Caribbean fare to a new level in a romantic setting. Beach Lovers: Placid, crystal clear waters make doctors Cave Beach the perfect spot for a day in the sun. Pleasure Trip: Explore Jamaica's wilder side while riding a raft down the Great River. After dark: in July, music feeds the soul at the fourday Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay.
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