Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back from Italia!

I'm happy to be back in the states but I'm really missing Italia too. We had an amazing time, we saw some of the most beautiful breath-taking sights imaginable, learned a lot, ate a ton, and experienced some of the most incredible things that life can offer. We started off in northern Italy and worked our way down to the tip of the boot, so we saw everything; well just about everything. I took a ton of pictures so I figured the best way to document this would be to break it up city by city.

So here it goes, first stop: Verona- The City of Love!
Entryway to "Juliet's Balcony"
"Juliet's Balcony"
This is the balcony that was supposed to be the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. There were two feuding families in the town of Verona who shared a likeness to the characters in Romeo & Juliet and so, this balcony is the closest to the balcony depicted in the story. We were fortunate enough to actually witness a marriage proposal in the balcony while we were there. It was so romantic and incredibly sweet. People scribble their names and love messages all over the walls leading into the balcony, there are locks enscribed with lover's names adorning the gates, and people flock to the the statue of Juliet outside of the balcony to rub her breast as it is supposed to bring love.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Leaving for Italy!

We are leaving this morning for Italy!
I won't be blogging while I'm gone, so when I return I will have lots and lots
of pictures and memories (I'm sure) to share!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony Part 2

 Lots of hard work went into those bubbles.
I hot glued pink ribbon around each bottle and tied it off with a bow around the neck.
I know it's traditionally a Jewish custom for both parent's to walk down the aisle but while, I am not Jewish I still opted for this structure because my mom has been there for me just as much, if not more, than my father so I think mothers deserve the special privilege. My husband was also escorted down the ailse by both of his parents. Both my husband and myself were raised Catholic but we had a non-denominational ceremony which better suited our beliefs and in general, just made more sense to us.

 We were married under the arbor that my late grandfather built with his hands. I was very close to him so this was extremely sentimental and important to me.

(all images via Custom by Nicole)

Products I Love that Smell Great Too!

FX Silk Drops
I put this in my hair after I am done blow drying it and it smoothes out all of the frizz and creates and healthy shine. I work it into the ends of my hair and usually twist my hair a bit to create waves. I don't even need to use a straightner with this stuff because it smoothes out everything so perfectly. It's a great product for those of you who have thicker hair and suffer from bad hair days due to rain and humidity.

 Aussie Mega Hair Spray
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
I love the way Aussie smells but I also love thier product's performance. Aussie hair spray gives the perfect amount of hold-not too stiff, just tamed. The 3 Minute Miracle is a quick and easy fix to dry split ends. I usually use it twice a week in the shower. I just put it in right after I shampoo and rinse it out at the end of my shower. It tuly works wonders after you use it a while.
 Lush Black Silk Stockings Body Tint
Lush Lemony Flutter
Black Stockings is great for adding a quick bit of color and moisturization. It gives an instant tan/bronze color to your skin that is natural. I love the cinnamon smell that it has too. Lemony Flutter is one of the most amazing products that I've come across in a long time. I massage it into my cuticles and hands at night and it leaves them feeling so incredibly soft. It is by far one of the most fresh and clean scents I've ever smelled. You can't leave Lush without trying it!
Lush Black Silk Stockings -gradually faded into skin

(bracelet-Lia Sophia)