Friday, January 30, 2015

Fancy Friday v. 40

WOW! It is Friday, pop the bubbly and lets celebrate. Last night I was telling Mr. Beau how excited I was that it was the weekend, what a long week it has been. He then reminded that yes it was and that for the past five weeks we have had long busy weeks, hahah. Yep, I guess he is right, every Friday I start to fancy more and more! This week was a big exciting week with the launch of my new shiny glittery business Glimmer & Threads, please pop over to the site and look around. For now I am heading out to Friday to celebrate in the weekend ahead! In honor of my new business I am sharing some of my favorite glittery things I have seen recently. Happy Friday! xoxo

1. Blush Gold Sequin Linen - One of my linens available of hire. Isn't this the prettiest! This just happens to be my wedding as well, I so fancy it. 

2. Champagne Is Always The Answer - I think I need a pack of these coasters to frame on the wall! 

3. Sequin Flower Girl  - I saw this idea of having the flower girl throw sequin down the aisle instead of flowers and honestly love it! 

4. Glitter Carnations - Sparkling linen {we carry this gold & white chevron cloth!} with smile sparkling vases with inexpensive carnations. I really love the way carnations look all grouped together…..and they are cheap! 

5. LK Bennet Dottie Glitter Heel - So I think these are calling my name. Worn with skinny jeans or your wedding dress, these ombre glittery heels are just plain out pretty. 

6. Confetti iPhone cover - I think I need to order this phone cover, pronto. Simple but kind of like having a party on your phone all of the time. 

7. Pop The Champagne Tshirt - I really love this tshirt and am thinking for an upcoming event with a big tulle skirt it may just be perfect. 

8. Glimmer and Threads - Please check out my new site! Yes, I am asking…..and if you need any glittery linens for an event, do send me an email! 

9.Gold Glitter Bow - I am loving everything about this glittery gold bow. I think in my hair or pinned on my coat it is a necessity for my wardrobe. 

10. Marshmallow Cocktail Sugar  - Yes, you read correct. Sugar that tastes like Marshmallows, hello delicious! 

HAPPY FRIDAY! xoxo - Rebecca

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Introducing : Glimmer & Threads

I am so excited today to finally share my project I have been working on for quite some time now….. Glimmer & Threads! I know I have been sharing sneak peaks and hints about what exactly my project is for awhile now. Well today I can finally share this little sparkly project with you, yay! 
Introducing my sequin linen, celebration planning and design company. 
Glimmer and Threads  begin when Mr. Beau and I were planning our wedding and I couldn't find sparkly linens anywhere nearby. Sequin linens are quite popular in the States and have become much more easily accessible there, here in the UK, not so much. I knew that so many London brides, planners and florists have mentioned that they would like to use sequin linens for an event, but could not find any in the area. This being said, while we were planning our big day I finally mentioned to Mr. Beau, why don't we just start a small business here in London and use them for our big day as well! We had linens made for our wedding and well, quite a few more. So begins the start of the new adventure. 
 Offering sequin linens throughout London for your special event and also incorporating my background of events and love for styling and planning, I am also offering wedding planning services. I have been planning weddings for awhile now, but this year, 2015, is the year I am fully putting myself out there. I want to start finding the clients that are my style and who fit the Glimmer and Threads brand and family. Newly engaged in London and have a love for a little sparkle? Get in touch…I think we could make a great planning combination! 
 While this is big and exciting, it is also a bit frightening, however it feels so right. It has been years of me dreaming up the beginning of this adventure ahead. While it is so scary to put yourself out on the internet and into the world, I am also filled with so much excitement. I am sure if you are have been reading my blog for years, follow me on social media, have worked with me or are a close friend, you know of my love for a beautifully decorated party! I am finally ready to take what I love and do it in my own.
A HUGE thank you to Mr. Beau! Newlyweds for just over seven months and he puts up with so many of my early morning, late nights, 101 questions. Thank you Mr. Beau for TRULY being my biggest supporter. I love you and love you that you love my addiction to sparkle and are OK with it! Thank you also to the talented Bobbi with Ready to Blog who created my site and has been oh so patient with me over the past almost year. And to oh so many of you I can't even name, my family, my industry friends, my DC girls, my London girls, my Phi girls, all of you, I know I sound like I am winning an Oscar {hey I can dream} but really, without all of you encouraging me to keep going and keep working through it and believing in me, I may have given up a long time ago. I know this is only the beginning of many years of thank you's!

Wish me luck! Please spread the word!
You can follow me on Glimmer & Threads here: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

xoxo - Becca

{Photos by :  Kytography & Abby Jiu ...check these ladies out, they are amazing!}

Monday, January 26, 2015

Notes from the Weekend

So here we are, Monday morning, eeekk! Did everyone have a good weekend? I have a bit of a full on week ahead and I have to be honest, my weekend was lovely. I really tried to block out the week ahead and starting Friday night, I just enjoyed it. Friday night we ended up staying in with our friends next door {yes, we have lovely amazing neighbors that are our friends = lucky us!} and drinking wine and catching up. Saturday Mr. Beau and I headed to Hampstead Heath with our friends and yesterday I met up with my wedding florist and friend Jay for coffee and then met Mr. Beau for a late lunch at the British Museum. Wow. With a sprinkle of project work here and there, it was a usual full on weekend for us, but fun. The week ahead is looking a bit tough and full on, I'm just crossing my fingers that all my events go off with a success and well….my big launch gets covered in confetti;) More on that tomorrow. Cheers to the week ahead! 
I am totally obsessed with this new shirt my sister sent me! Pop Fizz Clink Tshirt is adorable!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fancy Friday Guest Post : The Lovely Drawer

Happy Friday! What another crazy week it has been, my oh my, I am so glad to see you Friday! Dinner with a girlfriend tonight, a long walk in Hampstead Heath with friends and a catch up with the lovely Jay Archer are all on my list this weekend, yay! For today however today I'm taking a break from the blog and letting a lovely London blogger friend take over the Fancy for today! I think it is quite fitting that the Fancy Friday blogger today is actually truly quite lovely….its Teri with The Lovely Drawer! Lovely! Enjoy! 
A few things Teri has fancied throughout the week: 

1. Decorative Clay BellsA DIY I’ve been meaning to try mainly because of my obsession with fimo.

2. Feature WallA feature wall made of framed leaves. Such a nice way to bring the outside in.

3. NecklacePyrite necklace. Oh so pretty.

4. Angies Little Food Shop - This spot just opened in Chiswick and has the most amazing salads.  

5. Chic Black Suede Panel Backpack - Perhaps the most useful accessory!

6. Dried FlowersDried flower make for an easy an purse-kind way to fill your home with flowers in winter. I want to give it a try! 

 7. This gorgeous new planner for the new year! 

8. Print - A gorgeous print to bring a dash of colour to the walls. 

I am so glad that Teri's and my path crossed at the Blogtacular event last year. When I met Teri she had just taken the jump and gone out on her own with her blog and her design business. Over the last year it has been really fun to see this sweet and super creative lady grow into her beautiful space at The Lovely Drawer.  Teri is a designer, illustrator, stylist, crafter, originally trained in print and surface pattern design she now runs her own business from her lovely little flat doing graphic design, wedding stationery, branding, illustration and graphic design, she's a wonder woman! 

From Printable to Bespoke wedding stationery, Teri designs such pretty things. I love her pretty but clean look to her designs. I mean how pretty is this lovely little set above! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wedding Wednesday : Our wedding in a magazine

Last weekend our wedding was published in the national US wedding magazine, The Knot. I have to be honest and silly and admit, it was really fun to see it in a magazine. Listen, I AM the girl who has been reading wedding magazines all of her life. So to open up a magazine and relive the most beautiful day ever, was so much fun. The photos from Abby are gorgeous, the flowers from Jay  and all of the lovely little details we put together looked beautiful.
The spread is only a few pages long, but after spending over a year and a half planning our wedding, it is exciting to see printed in pages. I LOVE the Internet, hello, I am a blogger. I find so much inspiration from bloggers and Pinterest and Instagram and all over the web, however, being able to see such a special memory in print is so special. Knowing that my 92 year old Gramie will able to flip through the pages and see snips of our day makes me happy. 
Some people think it is funny and wonder why you would want to share your wedding day all over the world, such a personal day. Hey, I want to spread the love! Our wedding day was such a fabulous celebration of Mr. Beau and my many years together, our friends and family and I only hope every bride and groom can take a bit of inspiration from us. We planned the majority of our wedding by ourselves and to see the work in a magazine that I can flip through is exciting. 
For me, not only is this feature about our wedding day memories but it is also makes me smile as I step out on a new adventure of my life, career and new business with Glimmer & Threads . My new business is something that has been in the works for so many years and seeing our wonderful wedding day come together, makes me want to do it for so many other couples as well! So to see all of the work and details that I spent so long putting together in a magazine made me excited and proud. Proud of what I'm trying to create and proud of all of the time Mr. Beau and I stayed up late putting things  together for our big day, it was perfect. 

I will be sharing all of the photos in the next months with lots of little thoughts on my biggest advice to enjoy your wedding day like I enjoyed ours! If you are in the States, pick up a copy of the National The Knot issue to see the whole spread! I'm contemplating putting my dress on again and flipping through the pages on the couch;) 

xoxo - Becca

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Bordeaux France

I have one of those busy weeks ahead of me, where all I want to do is curl up in bed and stay there or get on a plane and fly away? How about I just daydream of flying away for now? A few months ago I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Bordeaux France. The experience was beautiful, amazing and filled with so many of the regions best wineries. I thought I would share the photos with you today as a little travel inspiration or daydreaming moment! The town of Saint-Emilion was so picturesque, I could picture one amazing wedding taking place there, along with some of the amazing vineyards. Anybody interested, just let me know! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Leopard Coat and a bunch of Pink Tulips

I can not tell you how much I truly treasure the weekends, seriously. We have such busy schedules and we run around the city throughout the week, that once the weekend arrives, I just want to relax and explore the city in a non hectic way. I have mentioned before how much I love Columbia Flower Market, truly one of my favorite London spots. Last weekend we woke up to a bright and sunny {but SO windy and cold} day and decided to take a walk down to Hoxton to go to the market. I snapped some pics along the way and had to share the bundles of bright flowers that made the busy week ahead a little brighter with bright flowers throughout our flat. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Notes from the Weekend

Good morning! Every Monday comes around and I will be honest, I always think, really, how is it Monday! With my personal to do list forever growing and the weather outside this morning being awful, it truly makes me want to stay in bed. Oh well, Monday it is, time to go out and get things done. We had a nice weekend in London relaxing and wandering through some of our favorite local spots. Shops, bars, flower markets, London is simply a great place to be! 

Ever been to Aria? Aria is such a cool home store right off of Upper Street. I feel in love with all of the Jonathan Adler mugs, we may need to add one to our cupboard. The Aria store alone is a beautiful looking spot.

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Fancy Friday v. 39

Thank goodness Friday is here, hooray! yay! This has been a hard week getting back into the swing of things. I've got a couple big events I am planning at work but I'm just not feeling charged up this week. Maybe it is the yucky rainy weather and the dark days. Or maybe I am just so focused on my other goals  that my days seem to last FOREVER until I get home and start my "other job" of 101 projects that come today, I'm exhausted. Tonight I am getting together with girlfriends and the rest of the weekend Mr. Beau and I will be doing some redecorating and relaxing, much needed. Happy weekend to you! I hope you find some time to find some things you fancied throughout the week like I did. Have a nice weekend….make it fancy! 

1. Stephanie Sterjovski Pink Dress - How cute is this pink dress and leopard coat combination? Outfit crush! 

2. Chicken Avgolemono - This soup is on my cooking list this weekend. It seems healthy, comforting and pretty delicious. 

3. Sketch London - Can somebody please go to afternoon tea here with me? Pink, puffy seats, fashionable tea, Sketch has been on my go to list and I'm dying for an afternoon date. 

4. Shade Garden Leggings - So these leggings are about the prettiest workout leggings ever. How fancy would I feel at the gym with garden print leggings from Anthro. 

5. I have been listening to a lot of Pod casts lately- On my list are Serial, The Lively Show , Smart Creative Women when I ride the tube and its too crowded to hold a book, when I'm cooking dinner or walking to work, I love listening to these pod casts. Some are inspirational, some are an addicting story {hello Serial!}, but I would love to hear if you have any you love as well. Pod casts are such a nice break from music during the day as well! 

6. Glitter Jar by Jonathan Adler - I know this isn't new, but something tells me that I need this on my desk so that I can sprinkle myself with glitter everyday when I'm feeling like I need a little more pep. 

7. Lilly Pulitzer for Target  - I may not live in Florida anymore, but a little Lilly print still makes this girls heart beat. Flamingos, palm trees, oh my! I will be signing in online in April to purchase some new colorful pieces. PSYCHED for this collaboration and another reason WHY WE NEED TARJAY IN LONDON #bringtargettotheUK ! 

8. Calligraphy Class - A few weeks ago I took a Quill LondonLamplighter London course at West Elm. Let's just say I will not be writing out all of your wedding invites anytime soon, but with 30 minutes practice here and there, I am getting better. It was such a fun and something different to do, as well as something I've wanted to learn in a long time. I would highly recommend signing up for one of these courses! 

Happy Friday! xoxo - Rebecca

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Goals for a New Year : 2015

Happy New Year everyone!!! 2015, another year, a new one ahead full of so many possibilities! I know I may sound cliche, but that is how this year is making me feel, excited. With an amazing year behind full of so much celebrating, I have had a big push for the year ahead. 2014 was full of a major goal of our wedding. I wanted to plan the day of our dreams and make it perfect and enjoy it, and, we did! For this new year ahead, 2015, with my optimistic hat on, I have set a list of goals to accomplish. Some of these are new goals, some of these are goals that I have longed to complete and have decided THIS IS THE YEAR!  Some of my goals are little ones and some are big monster ones. So here I go, deciding that this is the year to make these happen! 
I know you may be hard 2015 and I also know you may be fun, but I think I'm ready….

Monday, January 5, 2015

Notes from the Weekend

Good morning! It has been a nice quiet and restful two weeks in London. The city has been quiet on the tubes, my email box hasn't been full and our diary full of endless plans has been pretty empty. I have really enjoyed the little bit of quiet time we have had here in the city. Today the city wakes up again when we all head back to work and reality of the hustle and bustle. I am attempting {hey, I'm trying!} to stay off Instagram a bit more on the weekends, be present and stop scrolling all of the time. In replace of that, I thought I would share my weekend adventures and finds on Monday over here on the blog! Happy Monday everyone, I hope you have a good start to your week and had a wonderful weekend behind you to restart you for the days ahead. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

I Fancy Friday v. 38

Happy Friday! The first Friday of 2015! WOO HOO! I was going to share some of my goals and resolutions today, I love to put them out on the web and feel more accountable to them, but instead I thought I would wait on those until next week. For now, here are a few things I have fancied this past week and all year along! 
Hope you have a wonderful Friday. 

1. Polka Dot Coat from Suite  - I mean come on now, how cute is this coat! Check out the entire Suite store, she makes everything custom. This one has been on my mind for quite some time. 

2. Rose Red Flare Skirt - I just bought this skirt and can not WAIT to break it out in the next few weeks! The skirt is a DEAL of a steal and SO cute in person. 

3. Edible Confetti  - I must make this in 2015, must. What a fun addition to any party sweet. 

4. Rainforest Crackers Roasted Grape Crostini - Two of my favorite recipes of 2014!

5. Benefit Gimme Brow Eve Lom Cleanser Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect - These three beauty products are yep, my favs of 2014. The brow gel is amazing, I'm addicted, its easy and makes them so full and nice and clean. The cleanser was a bit of splurge but I've been using it for a few weeks and love it. This year I am making sure to take care of my skin a lot and this stuff is helping. The lipstick, well add it to my LOVE of other pinks and this is a new fav, even the rose gold tube is beautiful. 

6. #GirlBoss Book - I am almost finished this book and am so loving it! For a girl on the verge of starting her own business, I am TOTALLY inspired by her story of what she has created. Looking for some inspiration to get you in line and push you forward, read it. 

7. Tory Burch Robinson Bag - Hey, I can have a wish item right? This bag is on my list of 2015 for a saving for my lady bag item. The color, the shape, its such a sophisticated lovely bag that is yelling to me to bring it home. 

8. Branding - I have been researching A LOT, I can not stop, it becomes addicting. I have a clear idea of what my vision is, but so much clutter underlying it. This week I really fancy some help with creating my brand and putting it all together! HGE has a lovely brand and it clearly tells you what her company is and does, to me, this is inspiring me! {are you wondering what brand I am talking about???? More to come on that later! However, I am available NOW to start planning your 2015 wedding, just let me know! }

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