It was a long but fun weekend. Of course I was a stress-case the whole time, but all in all, it was a lot of fun and my sister’s party went well.
On Friday (the night before the party!) my mom and I ventured over to my sister & her fiance’s new apartment in Brooklyn. It was a bit of a hike from the city, but absolutely gorgeous. I guess I understand why people move to Brooklyn now… more space, cute brownstones, lower rents.
(The delicious – and gluten-free pasta shrimp dish that my sister’s fiance prepared for us.)
(Naturally, quite a bit of wine was consumed.)
(The amazeballs chocolate & peanut butter dessert that he made. He claimed that it was easy and that he just “whipped it up… riiiiiiggght. This would probably take me a whole day to make.)
(On Saturday morning, I discovered an amazing new cupcake shop… City Cakes. It’s on 18th Street, between 7th & 8th. In addition to the traditional, they have more creative flavors like Salted Caramel. Heavenly.)
(Presents and flowers…)
(Cupcakes. By way of Glitter Guide, I found the cutest ever Etsy shop… it specializes in handmade cupcake toppers, which sell for a mere $3.20 per set! The pink glitter is amazing, but I also got blue & white polka dots. The owner is incredibly sweet; when I told her the toppers were for my sister’s bachelorette party, she rushed the order to get here in time!)
(On Sunday night, I finally had a chance to make the Honestly WTF wrap bracelets. So easy. I whipped up these two while watching True Blood.)
by GRACE ATWOOD
The Stripe is a lifestyle blog for the stylish bookworm. Since its first post in 2010, it has aimed to be a daily source of inspiration for the modern woman. Written by Grace Atwood, The Stripe aims to leave you feeling like you just had coffee with a great girlfriend: savvier, more confident, and always learning something new.