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Posted by Cayla Capri
f or those still unawares, Nail Art is the commingling of mani and pedi-props. Everything from rhinestones to hand painted designs to 3D sculptures; all that is strange and beautiful, goes. The Katy Perrys of our world would have you believe the oompa loompas of their nails are a Hollywood phenom. In actuality, the cheeky trend has been trendy in Japan since our grunge days, though we can thank celebs for its proliferation on this side of the Pacific.
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h uddled together in a sea of pashminas and paisley quilts, you and your truest-blue besties watch the mystic fog roll off the crystallized glass surface of a tranquil lake, while mossy cobblestone paths and whisk-broom swept terraces, apple pie rolls and hooked penny rugs graciously await you back in the heart of good old cottage country. Move the party on over to the whims-iest vintage-iest breakfast nook you can find, and indulge in a deluge of ultra-goldi-luxe - alongside a few terra cotta dishes of rhubarb custard trifle, decanters of freshly churned cream, and a gabfest to remember.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
i gnore the call of the cosmo bar and get back to your girlish roots with a bridal tea party. The modern day version is primly proper on the outside (think Kentucky Derby accessories), yet totally unpretentious on the inside (nix the raised pinkies). Tea parties have been filtered of their elitist connotations and infused with playhouse whimsy - sans dolls and mommy-drag, though you can keep the bad British accents. Any remaining self-seriousness can be solved with a platter of spicy wings, guaranteed.
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i f hectic wedding planning has wreaked havoc on your bright and shiny chi, work out some of that pent-up energy with a calorie-free unbride-ling in the form of a great outdoors extravaganza with your very best besties. The trick to pulling off a feel-the-burn, back-to-the land bachelorette shindig is to prepare your guests for just-in-case scenarios and gently advise them to pack oh-so appropo. In the end, you and your gal pals get to choose to either kick-back and relax, or kick into high-gear, spirit-raising altitudes with the help of some char-broiled eats, Parent Trap antics, and berry bunches of
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a vineyard bachelorette is a pleasurably suave way to celebrate your fast-approaching nuptials. With glasses in hand, let the effervescent scents of fine viticulture waft all around you, while attentive connoisseurs offer up the fruits of their knowledge. No doubt about it, this bachelorette is one class act indeed. There is plenty of wine country out there to explore, from California to New England, to Virginia to Nova Scotia. Avoid the
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i f the buttery essence of the perfect pie crust or the exact digits for chocolate-defrosting zap-time still remain at large, then perhaps a cooking lesson bachelorette is just what the goddesses of domesticity ordered. A trip to the chapel doesn’t automatically mean fifties-kitchen entrapment, but no doubt that a fine sleight of hand in the art of contemporary cuisine is certainly seductive in its own right. Gather up your head-turning entourage of closest lady friends, call on the whipped and dipped magic of a professional chef, and expect to wow your darling come hotel-cuisinette time with the wholesomely
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y our average bachelor or bachelorette celebration is dubbed as “that one last night of freedom” for the soon-to-be shackled man or woman. But who says this will be his last night burning through beers with the boys or your last night guzzling grasshoppers with the girls? If terms like “ol’ ball and chain” turn your stomach and ridicule your vision of a life of marital bliss, chances are “that one last night of humiliation,” complete with a faux ball-and-chain attached to your ankles (and your camera-happy best friend!) is not your idea of a perfect night. These days, you can follow in the footsteps of cele
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