Friday, January 15, 2010

Art, Fashion, and Bubbly...All For a Great Cause!!!

Last night we had the pleasure of attending Labels For Love Modus Union 2010 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. The night was amazing with live art, headed by my friend, Maggie O'Neill of O'Neill Studios and then a fabulous fashion show from Lela Rose's Spring 2010 collection. Not only did we get to enjoy all of the eye candy from Maggie and Lela, but it went to a great cause, Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease at Children's National Medical Center.

Linda and I were lucky to attend with the lovely Carine Krawiec of Carine's Bridal Atelier. It was great to catch up with her on all of the upcoming trunk stores at her salon, and get her expert opinions on the fashions as they came down the runway!

Take a peak at some of the out of this world creations that Maggie O'Neill had up for auction!

My personal favorite, I want these shoes hanging on my wall, and in my closet!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Engaged Magazine's "A Bridal Event Like No Other..."

So excited to be a part of Engaged! Magazine's, "A Bridal Event Like No Other," on Friday, February 5, 2010! The event is truly like no other. Forget any preconceived notions of entering a hotel ballroom with 100's of vendors' booths lined up like a convention. This event will be taking place in 5 of Washington, DC's top hotels. Brides and company will be ferried to all of the different hotels to be amazed by a different team of vendors at each hotel

To entice you even more, there are luxury honeymoons being raffled off! Paris, Ireland, Hawaii, Bora Bora, and more. This is going to be one that you do not want to miss! I know that my team is planning something beyond fabulous...stayed tuned!

For more info, please watch the video below

See you there!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tis' The Season For SAMPLE SALES!!!!!!!!!

Carine's New Year Sample Sale
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 12pm-3pmPlease join us at our final sample sale of the season. Designer gowns will be priced as low as $999 to $1,899, marked down from original retail prices ranging from $3,000 to $9,000 - a fantastic savings for brides!

"Sample gowns are a great option for brides on a budget or on a short wedding time line," says Carine Krawiec, owner of Carine's Bridal Atelier. Sample dresses are in great condition and must be sold to make room for new gowns. Sample gowns are a bridal size 8 or 10 and can always be altered to fit a smaller size.

Carine's Bridal Atelier offers custom alterations on-site in their Georgetown boutique. Designers include: Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, Junko Yoshioka, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Pool, Melissa Sweet, Monique Lhuillier, Platinum Collection, Reem Acra, Rivini, Rosa Clara, St. Pucchi, and The Vineyard Collection.

Sale is first come, first serve.
No appointments needed.
Preview a small selection of sample sale gowns at

For more information, call (202) 965-4696

Carine's Bridal Atelier
1726 Wisconsin Ave, 2nd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The New Year's Resolutions I Wish I Had

Happy New Year! This is the time of year where everyone's favorite question is "What is your resolution?". The classic answers that usually top the list are exercise, spend more time with family, eat healthy, save money, etc.....all things that our conscience urges us to do daily throughout the year. I stumbled upon this list of resolutions on Luxist, and I thought, why isn't my New Year's Resolution this fun?!?!?
Eat Pizza on Your Fine China and Other New Year's Resolutions
Cleaning diamonds, drinking champagne and getting massages sound like resolutions I could definitely stick to all year long. Oh well, maybe next year...for now I am off to the gym!