Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Invitation Ideas for a Paris themed Wedding

These gorgeous black and white wedding invitations by Sugalily caught my eye at the Designer Wedding Show in London last week. Wouldn’t they be perfect for a Moulin Rouge or Paris-themed wedding? Sugalily is an oh, so British luxury stationery company that specializes in vintage-inspired designs. All of their products feature a signature vintage embellishment, from funky flea-market buttons to satin ribbon and vintage textiles. Discover these and lots of other pretty things that Lily Loves at


paris themed wedding invitations

paris themed wedding invitations

paris themed wedding invitations

The Designer Wedding Show in London and The Dress

Linda Fripp Cake DesignsI spent this past week-end in London, and visited The Designer Wedding Show at Battersea Park. I had heard that this show was the epitome of London wedding chic- turns out that was a complete understatement! Besides getting to see some of the hottest wedding vendors in the UK, like the edible masterpieces from Linda Fripp Cake Designs, and the fit-for-a-queen bouquets from Mary Jane Vaughan Floristry, I also almost got to see The Dress: Carrie’s stunningly over-the-top Vivienne Westwood wedding dress from Sex and The City. I say “almost” because the actual dress worn in the film is apparently on tour somewhere in Asia- the one shown this weekend was a smaller (but just as fabulous) version of the one sported by Ms. Bradshaw. Needless to say, it was one of the highlights of my week-end!

Sex and The City Wedding Dress Vivienne Westwood

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts in Paris


Hey boys, I hope that you know that just because you’re in Paris on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that you’re off the hook as far as sweets for your sweets are considered. Call me old-fashioned (or spoiled and greedy), but on February 14th, I say “Eiffel Tower, Schmeiffel Tower. Où sont mes bonbons?” With less than 72 hours (and only 3 lunch-breaks!) before V-Day, here are some last minute Parisian Valentine’s Day ideas:

Assorted Chocolates from La Maison du Chocolat : Passion Fruit, Raspberry, MilkParis La Maison du Chocolat Chocolate, Basil (???)- This mixed-bag of deliciousness from one of Paris’ most chic chocolate boutiques is a classically sweet way to say “Je T’aime”.

Swarovsky CRYSTALIZED™ from Ladurée: Maybe you’re not ready to “go there” quite yet, or maybe you’ve already gone. Either way, Ladurée has the perfect suite for your sweet: A series of 3 crystal-encrusted boxes of their famous macarons. With a choice of “Love Me”, “Marry Me?”, or “In Love Soon”- I advise that you choose wisely before offering this little token of love, or the day may end up costing you much more than a box of purple cookies!

Champagne Ruinart ParisIf the Ladurée scenario has got you all in a tizzy, why not opt for a girl’s second best friend: Champagne? The name of this gift pack from Ruinart is Ma Douce Moitié, My Sweet Half, and comes with 2 demi bottles of Ruinart champagne (a blanc and a rosé) and 2 champagne flutes engraved with the same text.

Chocolate, Champagne, whimsical marriage proposals… What if you’ve been there and done all that, but still want to give your honey a unique and sentimental something on St. Valentine’s Day? Consider a box of “Sweetheart” tea and a hand-blown glass teapot from Mariage Frères. As it steeps, each heart-shaped bud blossoms into a ring of jasmine flowers topped by a red rose. Sophisticated as well as pleasantly surprising, this is a gift that can be enjoyed for weeks after V-Day has passed.


Mariage Frères ParisMariage Frères Paris

Not in Paris this Saturday? Luckily enough, most of these products are available online and can be shipped worldwide. Enjoy!