I’m so sorry for the (way) late post today! This was such a jam packed week, and my weekend links got away from me! Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I was thrilled to be a guest at Ariella Chezar‘s floral workshop at the beautiful Twin Palms in Sonoma, and then this morning I was invited to speak with Meg Keene on KQED Forum, a show on our local NPR station. Needless to say, for a girl who spends most of her time at home in front of the computer, it was a busy (and exciting!) week.

citrus garland by Ariella Chezar, photo by me


But fear not! I have links for you!


I’m on Instagram! Follow me on your PC from here (and see a pic of Noodle at the beach!).

How cool and strange is Club Ed? via What Katie Ate

Love this idea for our next vacation – one day solo.

Drooling over the 2013 Valentino Resort collection, via Miss Moss.

Welcome to Texas flashcards.

Hilarious bridesmaid mugshots.

Berry Cheesecake and Summer Berry Cake both sound delicious right now.


Have a happy weekend, lovelies! And Happy Father’s Day!


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Back in January, Emily reached out to me on Twitter looking for a photographer in France, and I suggested she contact Marion Heurteboust. Then in May, Emily and her fiance Brian met up with Marion while they were in Paris for a few days, and took these delightful engagement photos…

Emily and Brian stopped to find “I love you” in Indonesian on the Wall of I Love You’s.

After wandering around Montmartre, Emily and Brian made their way to the Pont des Arts, where they hung a lovers’ lock and threw away the key – as so many have done before them:

Congratulations Emily and Brian! And thank you to Marion Heurteboust for sharing these charming photos!

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Is it just me, or is there’s something about these photos that makes them seem like images you might come across in an old family photo album? Maybe it’s that they were shot entirely on medium format film, or the bride and groom’s low-key vintage style…*

Indre and Regimantas were married last summer at the Vilnius University botanical garden in Lithuania: “It’s an old, partly abandoned and wild botanical garden. It’s been a special place for us since the beginning of our friendship, and it is a special place in the city. Often, even those who live in Vilnius don’t about it!”

How darling is their little boy – he’s so serious!


*The bride designed her own dress, and the groom customized the buttons on his ZARA jacket. Photographer Adas Vasiliauskas captured the day on his Mamiya C220.

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Looking for an alternative to wedding cake that’s not cupcakes or pie? How about a frozen bombe or bonbons? As this June 1955 cover of Gourmet magazine shows, it’s a retro-inspired idea, one that I think updates nicely (and deliciously!), and that adds a fun kind of fancy to dessert. The one in this issue of Gourmet is a white Curaçao mousse in a shell of sweet orange ice, but they can also be made with ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet, and covered in chocolate or meringue. Here, a round-up of 12 bombes and bonbons that I’d love to see at a wedding this year…

Bombe and Baked Alaska from Ici Ice Cream in Berkeley. Photo by Aya Brackett.

Peach Coconut Sorbet Bombes from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Banana Split Bombe from Martha Stewart.

Chocolate Baked Alaska from Martha Stewart.

Neapolitan Baked Alaska from Martha Stewart.

Miniature Ice Cream Bombes from Ici Ice Cream.

St. Clair Molded Ice Cream from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Fauchon Pyramide de Sorbets via Martha Stewart Weddings.

Key Lime Bonbons by Garrett Kern, via Justin Kern’s flickr.

Ice Cream Cubes by Tom Turtle in Melbourne, via B for Bel.

Two-Bite Gelato from Bacetti.

Coconut Almond Bonbon from Martha Stewart.


Which of these frozen yummies would you like to try (um, all of them?)? Would you consider serving a bombe in place of wedding cake? Or maybe in addition to? Do you have a bonbon recipe that you’ve tried and loved?

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