Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hey Florida Girls! ~ Shape workout!

Hey Florida Girls! Looking for a fun way to get together with girlfriends this weekend. Instead of meeting out for drinks I signed up for this event in South Beach with a few girlfriends this Saturday. Shape magazine and the swanky gym Equinox are sponsoring a fun "Bikini Body" day on South Beach. Hey, probably won't leave looking like I belong walking around in my bikini on Ocean Drive, but I'm sure there will be a fun swag bag and a fun reason to workout and get together with friends.

Saturday, June 4, 2011
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Lummus Park, South Beach Miami
Between 11th and 12th Streets


Bridesmaids & Blazers

I went to the movies this weekend and saw Bridesmaids, hysterical! Kristin Wiig was a riot as the maid of honor. I hadn't laughed that much in awhile. The wedding dress fitting, the bridal shower, Wilson Phillips, yep, go see it!

Not only was it a cute movie but also Kristin Wiig had the best wardrobe, she was always rockin a cute blazer. Some how in the middle of her character's life break down, she managed to always look adorable in a simple mini dress, heels and a fitted blazer.

I put together a few blazer outfits that I would like to add to my closet. A couple of new blazers and you almost have a new wardrobe! Happy Shopping!blazer red

Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekend Thoughts

I hope everybody is having a fabulous three day weekend! I have spent the weekend being lazy, going to the beach, going to the movies, catching up on blogs and having a fun photo shoot yesterday for an upcoming project! Fun Fun Fun! Is it really Monday night already? Here are a few sites I will be browsing through while lying on the couch tonight. Happy Memorial Day!

I'm excited to share the start of a new project that Laura and I have been working on. Please subscribe! A new South Florida wedding blog is on its way!

A Candy themed bridal shower for Dylan Lauren, yes, the name behind Dylan's Candy Bar! I am in love with this shoot in Martha Stewart Weddings. Click over here to see the sweetness.

The Food Art images on Design Sponge from Joel Penkman. The Pink Sugar Wafer painting must find a way into my home!

I loved reading the wrap ups about the National Stationary Show on Southern Weddings from Emily. Looking at the images were a paper lovers dream!

Ooooo, I need to go out on a boat. Click on over here and you will see why I'm dreaming of it.

I love this inspired dinner party from Kelley Moore, a little Jackie O!

We are getting patio furniture and I am already dreaming up a backyard bash. I do love however these fun cushions from Mrs. Lilien.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and a pretty sunny week ahead!

xoxo~ Becca

Friday, May 27, 2011

a SWEET summer soiree

The latest wonderful issue of RUE magazine is live {wooo hoo!}. This issue has a Summer Entertaining guide and it is just in time for the beautiful holiday weekend ahead! While flipping through the magazine {via an ipad, still amazed and getting use to the idea of flipping throgh magazines on a computer} I fell in LOVE with the Summer Lovin' section that the amazing Mindy Weiss put together. The images below make you want to be a guest
at the party! Check out the video at the bottom, it made me dance around with delight for Summer Time to arrive!

{the amazingly talented Wedding Planner Extraordinaire Mindy Weiss}

{The beautiful invite set from Lehr & Black}

{Summer Lovin' from Floataway Studios on Vimeo.}

Who wants to throw a backyard bash as cute as this with me this summer?

Bathing caps and all!


{All of the beautiful images are from the amazingly talented Elizabeth Messina.}

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Flynn Skirt

I stumbled upon Anne M. Cramer's site and immediately fell in love with the Flynn! How classic and adorable is this striped Flynn. The happy photos that they shot with each different color of the skirt make me so happy. How could you have a bad day wearing this sunny yellow number below? I am considering purchasing one for my trip abroad next month. I picture myself wandering around Portobello Market, browsing the quaint stores while dressed in my Flynn. Ooooo, great find!

xoxo~ Becca

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - the Engagement

I am a hopeless romantic, I am. Over time I have seen these engagement stories, videos, pictures and they bring a little happy tear to my eye!

Last week on Style Me Pretty they posted this beautiful proposal story, sigh, it is a beautiful fairytale engagement. You must hop on over here to see the entire thing, amazing.
This video is so amazing. I love love love the surprise from the bride to be's voice when she realize who is in the movie preview.

I posted this video a few months ago, but it doesn't get old...

just a few little things to make you smile for the day...romantic, yes! Sweet, special, sigh....


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Summer Time NEW Favorite Things

A few favorite things that I have, I love and I do not want to live without, a few I love, I long for, I want to add to my Summer wardrobe!summer time favorite things


$75 - jcrew.com

$198 - nordstrom.com

$195 - bergdorfgoodman.com

$35 - modcloth.com

$140 - anntaylor.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

my favorite beauty things

In honor of Oprah's last three shows being this weekend {sniff, sniff, crazy!} I thought I would share a few of my favorite things over the next few days. If I had a FAVORITE THINGS show like Oprah you might all get one of each of these in your take away bags!my favorite beauty things

my favorite beauty things by rldamato on Polyvore.com

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend everyone! I am off to the Keys with Beau and his parents. We are heading to Islamorada, the land of ocean, sun and relaxing. See you on Monday!


sunny days and cute cafes

This morning on my way into the office I popped into what is now my new favorite find in Fort Lauderdale, Croissan 'Time. I had driven by this place quite a few times over the last year and thought, "oh, just some little strip mall cafe, not true French." Wrong I was! One of my running friends recommended it to me and after a long training run this winter, I stopped there on my way home and as I stepped into the door I was in love. The staff speaks French, the counter is lined with freshly baked pastries, croissants, quiche, brioche, all beautiful deliciousness. Now it is my go to for out of town guests, a Saturday morning treat. I picked some croissants and pain au chocolate up to bring with us to the Keys this weekend for Beau's mothers birthday breakfast by the pool. If you live in Fort Lauderdale, try it out, you will be in love!

My favorite Fort Lauderdale Cafes:

Sunrise Square, 1201 North Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale

Also, so in love. The Italian cafe love of mine. This bakery bakes fresh bread throughout the day that you can see as they you walk past the windows. Try the Ciabatta!
1235 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale

This is Gran Forno's cafe location, the perfect place to grab lunch outside. An Illy espresso and a Panini that makes you feel like you are in Italy!
704 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale

I hope you find time this weekend to grab a croissant and a cappuccino and enjoy the sunshine outside!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not the Lands End I knew!

WOW, where have I been! How did I miss Lands End and their awesome new Canvas line!?!?! Well, I have discovered it and now love it! I feel like I am on a bit of a nautical kick. I have so many striped clothing items recently that I am drooling over. Maybe it was my recent trip to Boston, the October trip to Martha's Vineyard or living so close to the ocean that has made me want to wear seersucker and sailor shirts. Whatever the case is, I am in LOVE with Lands End Canvas line.

This is not the catalog I remember as a child. Way to go Lands End with making it stylish and simple for a new generation! Thank you!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - gifts for the soon to be Mrs.

I think it is fun to buy brides a fun gift at their shower, not something off of their registry, just a little surprise! I have a few showers to attend this Summer and these items are certainly on my list of ideas.

A clear lucite tray with their new monogram, obsessed with these trays from iomoi.

Not only are these stamps gorgeous, they will also be so handy when it comes to sending out wedding thank you notes! I love these from Etsy at Plurabelle

A white monogrammed bikini for the honeymoon! Thank you Jcrew, love this! They can still wear white all over the beach and remember they are the bride!

Wouldn't this "i do" necklace be adorable to wear with a little white dress at the rehearsal dinner! Of course Kate Spade created it, of course.

What's a honeymoon without gifting the bride with some new pretty lingerie! I love these pretty, dainty but not crazy pieces from Cosabella and Betsy Johnson! Go to Bloomingdales for all of these!

xoxo~ Becca

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a makeover

After a year of living in Florida I thought it was time that Urban Flip Flops got a little bright and sunny makeover! Thank you to Laura at Make Merry Events for brightening up my site!

Pass along my post to your friends http://urbanflipflops.blogspot.com/
Follow me on Twitter @urbanflipflops
Add me to your Daily Reads
Share a little Urban Flip Flops through out the day!

I look forward to sharing my Florida adventures, finds, travels, recipes, thoughts and more along the way!


the 4 p's

Peas, Pesto, Pasta and Peonies.

Saturday I went to a beach party in the afternoon and said that I would bring a pasta salad. Well, not wanting to do a boring old tri colored pasta salad I went to miss Barefoot Contessa's party cookbook and whipped up her Pasta, Pesto & Peas dish. I enjoyed a little by myself and I have to say...delish! Adding this recipe to a new Summer favorite. Peas, pesto, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, pasta, it is like a Summer comfort food.

Find the recipe here on the Food Network's site. Paired with a light glass of wine for a Summer afternoon, it couldn't be better.

The peonies are beyond beautiful and added a little bit of simply pretty to my relaxing Saturday afternoon quiet lunch.

Bon Appetit!


{photos from my iphone}

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