My parents' advice to me:
whatshouldwecallme: Before the financial meltdown: Now: That Chelsea Handler quote may as well belong on the Heckner family crest. Well, if we had a crest.
Craigslist is on my S-list
To steal a line from my friend Evie, Craigslist is currently on my sh*t list. This is the second time in as many weeks when I’ve tried MULTIPLE times to get a response from someone with a posting on Craigslist (a recent one, might I add) with absolutely zero contact back. For more than three days. In the world of smart phones. I mean, would it KILL you to write one short email that says...
Reality show idea- you heard it here first
My friend Jessie was the first person who introduced me into the quirky world of estate sales. The whole concept is wacky- you wake up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning to go stand in line for the chance to walk into a beautiful home whose owner has either passed away or moved on to a rest home somewhere. All for the chance of finding beautiful, unique and vintage home furniture pieces...
A taste of summer
The other day on Cupcakes and Cashmere, the writer mentioned a cocktail called the Cherub’s Cup. And it had pictures of the said cocktail, which I noticed was pink. Clearly, this was a topic that I needed to learn more about. The recipe for the Cherub’s Cup can be found here and it sounds absolutely perfect for lazy afternoons in the summer, or perhaps even better, in plastic solo cups...
Map & Menu
Our extremely talented wedding photographer and friend, Meredith Perdue, recently started a new website with her equally talented boyfriend. It’s called Map & Menu, and it highlights all of the amazing places they travel- in the U.S. and otherwise- and what they do while they are there. Need a restaurant recommendation for some place quaint with lots of local flavor? Go here first....
Treat Yourself Tuesdays: The scent of a woman
Do you need a little pampering, too? You do. You deserve it. I suggest this Jo Malone gift set, comprised of 100ml of your choice of their cologne, 100ml of their luxurious bath oil and a home candle. I’ve never owned their cologne or “luxurious” bath oil, but I can attest to the fact that their candles smell better (lit and unlit) than any other candle I’ve ever purchased....
Sorry, no post for Monday
Had a busy weekend and the time got away from me. I was too busy crying at The Hunger Games movie and taking furious notes on the art of being a hottie in the workplace and at home from Megan Draper on the season premiere of Mad Men. First action item: Learn how to sing in French. Second action item: Learn how to apply full sets of fake eyelashes. Subscribe to the philosophy of wearing matching...
[dream] summer vacation
My summer is going to be extremely low-key with Loafers toiling away in preparation for the Bar exam. Which is totally fine! (Eye on the prize sweetie.) However, if I was planning on jetsetting somewhere fun in the sun, here are some of the things I would pack: A fun carry-on and beach bag from Deux Lux An easy dress to wear day or night [Source: Topshop] A figure-flattering bikini in the...
What about the 'woman cave'?
I know we hear a lot about adding a “man cave” to a home. A place where the man in your life can hang up sports paraphernalia (non-ironically), buy massive dark leather furniture and store a second fridge filled with beer. Great. Fine. Whatever. But what about a woman cave? I don’t know about you, but sharing space with a guy entails a lot of compromise; you can’t pick...
Latest Craigslist score
I got a pair of amazing real bamboo chairs this weekend and almost passed them up. I know, I can’t believe it either. (I can literally feel my husband’s eyes rolling at that sentence.) I found the pair of chairs two weeks ago, posted from Fuquay Varina, a small town in N.C. near Raleigh. The pair were priced at $140, which were well below what I’ve seen for similar pairs of...
Treat Yourself Tuesdays: Take a walk on the wild...
With this gorgeous Tibi number. The blush and cheetah make it playful but the silhouette makes it a classic that you’ll be reaching for each spring and summer for special events and date nights. (P.S. Hate the shoes they are showing with it on Tibi.com)
Forget Siri, I have Francie.
Working from Wilmington this week and crashing with my parents. Tonight, mom modeled her really cute, new blue open jacket she just bought. “Isn’t this kimono jacket just perfect? I’m wearing it to a luncheon tomorrow that has a dim sum theme!” So glad I’m here. For real.
I just signed up for a BYOB flower arranging...
Just go ahead and tweet that with the tag #shitgirlssay but I don’t even care. It is going to be AWESOME! Update for Raleigh people: It is a Groupon for English Garden. Check it out!
Weekend in photos
What a fun, beautiful weekend! Not gonna lie, it started out rough on Friday after two botched Craigslist furniture deals and driving to the wrong Wal-Mart to pick up a vacuum (note to self: wait the five days to have it delivered to the house to avoid Wal-Mart at all costs), but things started to turn around on Saturday. Green skinny girl margarita at brunch Officially rose season....
Hunger Games comes out in a week!
I don’t think I’ve been this excited since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire came out. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Current Etsy crushes
So, I have this weird obsession with Etsy. So much so that I’ve been invited to participate on various “teams” (embarrassing and no, I didn’t accept the invitations) and my favorites list is steadily growing to an unmanageable amount. I relied on Etsy for a ton of things for my wedding and I find it a fabulous resource for vintage, unique items that I don’t have the...
Treat Yourself Tuesday
With all of this rainy weather we’ve been having, I think a really chic raincoat would make it much easier getting out of the door in the morning when it’s pouring. Right now, I’d love to treat myself to this linen raincoat from JCREW: What is your favorite rainy day gear?
Vegas: We came. We saw. We got blisters in our...
For any of you out there planning a future bachelorette party, just go ahead and scrap any other ideas. Vegas is THE place to celebrate a pal’s impending nuptials- whether you are planning for the groom or the bride. This was my first trip to Sin City and I can honestly say that The Hangover’s plotline isn’t that quite outrageous once you’ve been to Vegas. We stayed at...
Tax return treats
Loafers and I are being really responsible and putting essentially all of our tax return money (which was a shockingly large amount for some reason this year- yay marriage) into a savings account that cannot be accessed. Or at least that’s what he’s been telling me. I do, however, get to keep a few bucks and I already know the two things that I want to buy with the extra cash....
I’m off to a most amazing bachelorette weekend. Plan on doing a lot of this: And definitely this: See you next week with pictures and a report on all of our fun adventures in Sin City.
Accessible, excellent art
I’m getting a little depressed looking at our sad and neglected walls, but honestly feel really intimidated to start hanging stuff on them. I also don’t have a budget that will allow for the purchase of a Sally King Benedict original piece of artwork. Luckily, there is a ton of accessible art available via Etsy. Two of my friends introduced me to Leigh Viner, who sells prints in her...
New favorite blog (aka lots of sarcasm and... →
My friend E told me about this blog on Friday afternoon. Needless to say, I spent the better part of the day reading all of the posts and cry-laughing. Some of it sounds like it was written by a younger writer, but a lot of it is really spot-on. Just expect a lot more animated gifs from me from now on. Enjoy!
madewell coming to the triangle [!!!] →
luciwithani: The Streets at Southpoint is adding Madewell, a retailer of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories, to its lineup of new stores opening this summer. It will also be Madewell’s entry into the Triangle retail market. Yes yes YES. A lot of their items make me go “meh” but they come through with great shoes and jeans.
Treat Yourself Tuesday: A two-fer
Welcome to this week’s edition of Treat Yourself Tuesday…with a twist. The other day, I stumbled upon these beautiful and fun cork Kate Spade flats. They were actually calling my name, over the Internet, telling me how much I needed them for the summer: Kinda perfect, right? Yeah. But their price is not so perfect. Well imagine my surprise when I was browsing Ann Taylor’s site...
The Real Housewives of Disney (SNL short) →
I don’t know if anyone of you caught SNL this weekend with Lindsay Lohan hosting, but there were a few pretty hilarious skits. The clear favorite of mine was the spoof, “The Real Housewives of Disney.” When Jasmine said “I slept with Iago…” I almost died. Check it out if you haven’t seen it already.