Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fabulous Flowers

I want to share all the wonderful details of the wedding and the fabulous people who helped us without turning a blog about things to do in FFC into a blog about my wedding! So I decided to post one detail a week, preferably on Fridays when you're looking for something fun to do at work, until I've shared them all!

I think my most favorite detail of the wedding had to be how my bridal bouquet turned out. When our florist, Patrice, walked in with it on our wedding morning I burst into tears. It was exactly what I wanted but couldn't quite explain, somehow she read my mind. It popped perfectly against the background of bright blue sky and beautiful beach. It was stunning and I can't thank her enough. I carried it around all the way until the first dance, despite it weighing about 20lbs, until one of my bridesmaids had to pry it out of my hands. Her other flowers weren't too shabby either! : ) Each detail I saw was more beautiful than the next - the bridal bouquets, flower girl baskets, centerpieces and escort table arrangement!

If you're getting married in Cape Cod she is a must use!! Patrice's beautiful flowers also got us asked to be in the 2012 issue of Southern New England Weddings. Look for it on newsstands in early Jan!

Patrice R. Milley
Chatham, MA

It still makes my heart flip

For my little and big flower girls

For my beautiful bridesmaids

Thanks Patrice for making my day even more perfect! xx

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ASHA Trunk Show

Want to spruce up your look for this holiday season or find a perfect gift for the lady in your life who has everything? Head to Dovecote for a trunk show for jewelry line ASHA this Thursday & Friday. ASHA offers beautiful earrings, necklaces and bracelets favored by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Christie Brinkley and Carolyn Murphy. She also offers a beautiful line of bridal jewelry. The below earrings were actually one of my top two choices for wedding earring. 

If you can't get to Dovecote you can view Ashley's designs at and she'll also be joining us at the Greenwich Junior League Holiday Boutique Nov 18-20th. (I'll be reminding you about that event A LOT in the next three weeks : ) ) 

What's your favorite item in her collection? 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Shopping Spree

I had the chance to spend some time on Saturday checking out adorable new Darien boutique, Spree. Local owner Lindsay was sweet enough to walk me through some of their hot items and fill me in on the fun new styles coming down the pipeline. Everything at Spree is unique and also reasonably priced. The perfect place to stop for a new top on the weekend or something stylish to update your work wardrobe. Popular offerings include Lauren Moffat, Yumi Kim tops, Ali Roe dresses, Mini Rose cashmere, Annie Griffin and Elizabeth McKay. She also showcases beautiful paintings from local artist Dana Goodfellow.

All this week to celebrate Halloween Spree will be "trick or treating" - stop by to draw from specials such as $10 off or 10% off. I recommend using it toward a beautiful Lauren Moffat cape!

This shop is definitely a great addition to town
1076 Boston Post Rd, Darien 
Mon-Fri 10-5:30
Sat 10:30-5:30
"Like" them here on facebook

Monday, October 24, 2011

Restaurant Open House in Stamford

One of our favorite restauranteurs is back in business in Stamford! Chef Luciano, formerly of Mona Lisa, recently opened new restaurant Piatto Osteria offering modern authentic Italian cuisine. Tonight from 6-9pm they will be having their Grand Opening Open House. Stop by to sample their Arancine, Polpettine and Mozzarella in Carrozza - yum, yum and yum! There will also be wine to sample along with a special treat from their pastry chef, daughter Michela. Hope to see you there!

Piatto is located at 245 Hope St, Stamford
Open for lunch and dinner
Parking available at the restaurant and across the street at CVS

Friday, October 21, 2011

Eliza B & Leather Man Tent Sale This Weekend!

If you're looking for a fun field trip this weekend why not head up to Essex for this great sale!

Saturday 9am-3pm
Sunday 9am-Noon

55 Plains Rd, Essex CT

They will be selling sandals, belts, ballet flats, dog accessories, bags and even their fabric and ribbons! Perfect to start your holiday shopping!

While you're in Essex be sure to treat yourself to lunch at one of their fabulous restaurants, like the Wine Bar at the Griswold Inn. And on the way home you can stop at Bishop Orchards for some apple or pumpkin picking!

And if you can't make it to Essex they will be offering 50% off select styles at their Flagship Store in Fairfield (I didn't even know they had a Flagship store in Fairfield!)

17 Sanford St, Fairfield CT

And if you're really lazy they will also be offering 25% off and free shipping on their website with coupon code TENT2011.

Visit them at

Cut Footloose

I'm not gonna lie, I got a little giddy when I saw the preview for Footloose this week. Where have I been that I didn't realize it was coming out TODAY?? Was there anything better that watching Kevin Bacon breakout his dance moves in small town USA. God I loved him...and the 80's. Footloose was by far my favorite cassette tape for much my early adolescence. How good are these songs? Let's Hear It For The Boy, get's me dancing every time.

Am I going to go see the remake? Absolutely! Is it going to be as good as 1984? I would have to guess not but I hope to be surprised.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Favorite

While in Manchester for a wedding last month I stumbled across my new favorite fall sweater at Orvis. An adorable camel cable "poncho" with button details. At a mere $58 I was sold! I've worn it at least once a week since and recently have been trying to hunt down the black version. Unfortunately it's no longer available online but I did find this cute alternative that I will definitely be ordering! Orvis, who knew??

And if you order by this Thursday you'll receive 20% off! Again, I'm sold! The only question is, Ash or Black??

The original at Pebble Beach

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Greenwich Food & Wine Festival

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Get your eat on at the Greenwich Food & Wine festival. Located in Rodger Sherman Baldwin Park the festival offers tastings and demonstrations from over 70 food, wine and spirit vendors. There will also be featured celebrity chefs and musical performances from Rusted Root, Sister Hazel and more. Open Saturday from 12-5 and Sunday from 11-4. There is also a Grand Tasting Gala on Saturday starting at 5pm where eight of the area's best chefs will prepare dinner tastings along with a performance by Natasha Bedingfield.

You must be 21 to attend this event.
Tickets are available for the weekend for $175 and up, or single day for $85 and up.
Tickets for the Saturday night gala are $300 and up.
You can also purchase tickets to individual demonstrations for $25 and up (you must purchase a festival ticket as well)
Buy your tickets here!

Rodger Sherman Baldwin Park is easily accessible from 1-95 or a short walk from the Greenwich Train Station.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jumping In, the Second Time

I feel like I'm starting my blog all over again for the first time! I never meant to have such a long absence but the last two months have been crazy - with the wedding, hurricane Irene (which thankfully arrived the day AFTER our wedding but did delay our honeymoon a few days), a fabulous trip to Bermuda and three other amazing weddings from coast to coast! I didn't want to come back to blogging until I felt I had the time to do it consistently again and I think I finally have that time. I'm so bummed because I've missed highlighting so many wonderful things that have been going on in FFC in the last two months but I promise I'll be here to let you know about as many things as I can from now on!

While I want to get right to the good local stuff, I couldn't get back to blogging without sharing a little bit about the most important thing to me - our wedding! It was perfect to us in every way and we enjoyed ever single minute of it. We have the best friends and family in the world, who weren't scared off by the storm, and made it a day we'll never forget. We also had the most amazing vendors and I plan on sharing all of their info on the blog over the next few weeks.

A few highlights from the day...