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new contributor to the daily basics

the-daily-basics-logoI’m super excited to have been welcomed into the folds of The Daily Basics, the “Living Lifestyle” directory founded by Cynthia Bogart, veteran editor of Better Homes and Gardens and long-time contributor to such home decorating staples as Kitchen & Bath Ideas, Decorating Magazine and Traditional Home.  The Daily Basics is a vibrant community of lifestyle bloggers who share their knowledge about Home & Garden, Travel & Living, Food & Drink, Body & Fashion,  Arts & Literature and now- Weddings.  As their resident Wedding & Event Expert in Paris, I’ll be contributing my know-how on adding that Parisian touch to weddings and other home entertaining occasions. Check out my first article for The DB, Where to Shop in Paris for your Great Gatsby Wedding, to get some  insider tips on one of the hottest trends to hit the wedding and party planning industry in a while.  And be sure to follow @thedailybasics for a once-a-day fix of informative, enriching articles on topics that interest you!

P.S.: If you’re like me and you still can’t get enough of the Paris Art Deco, les années folles goodness, take a look at this vintage color reel of Paris Fashions from the 1920’s for “from the source” inspiration.

short dresses for a springtime wedding in paris

La météo may be saying something different, but as of yesterday it is officially Springtime in Paris. Before you know it the scarves will come off, the oversized “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” shades will come out, and the terraces will once again be buzzing with the hub-bub of Paris that we’ve all missed so much these past months.

As in most parts of the world, the arrival of Spring in France also sees the kick-off of wedding season. Here’s a sneak peek at some of my favorite short and sassy Parisian wedding dresses (for all budgets!) from Printemps/Ete 2013 to get you in the mood for the warm weather ahead:


l. to r. & top to bottom: delphine manivet, h&m, valentino RED, marie laporte, tara jarmon, mango, carven, chloeshort-wedding-dresses-parisianwedding-dress-shopping-in-paris1l. to r. & top to bottom: sandro, delphine manivet, odile leonard, zara, rochas, azzedine alaia, lanvin, avant premiere at galleries lafayette

a fun & funky winter wedding inspiration shoot in paris

L-O-O-O-V-I-N-G this sweet video of the  highlights of a recent winter wedding inspiration shoot in Paris pulled together by the fabulously talented Nessa at La Mariée Aux Pieds Nus. Warning: You’ll be whistling this tune for the rest of the day!

Now if watching that isn’t enough to get you to chuck it all in, grab your beau by the hand and hop a plane to get hitched in Paris,  Nessa is also one of the masterminds behind Love, Etc.- (the ONLY Paris wedding show that matters, IMHO) which is happening this Saturday from 10:00 - 7:00PM at La Cartonnerie.  Many of the vendors from this shoot will be strutting their stuff LIVE at Love, Etc.- so you won’t want to miss it!

La Cartonnerie, 159 rue Saint Maur, 75011