The seventh issue of one of my favourite magazines, Kinfolk was an ode to ice cream and a celebration of the spring season, focusing on those shared loves that bring us together: the enjoyment of food, friends, family and time spent in community whether around the table or out-of-doors.
“This issue is an ode to ice cream. Much of what we’d like to cover with Kinfolk is related to food, community and the social elements of entertaining, so naturally ice cream is an appropriate theme—few things are as successful at bringing us together. It makes us abandon our differences for the greater, sugary, creamy goodness that it is. We explore its origins, reminisce about ice cream affairs from when we were kids and experiment with recipes… Crack the spine, sit back and enjoy this round with a cone or bowl of something cold.” — Editor Nathan Williams
These floral scoop bouquets are a great idea to add more cheer to your melting moment!
Photographs by Parker Fitzgerald Styling by Amy Merrick Art Direction by Nathan Williams
Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde is a professional interior designer from the Basque Country (in Spain). He creates detailed floor plans based in famous TV shows and movies. This house-plan is of the apartment of Carrie Bradshaw from the TV show Sex And The City. (Not the movie). It’s an original hand drawn plan, in scale, coloured with colour pens with full detail of furniture and complements. The design is made accordingly to the “real” apartment respecting the spaces, proportions, furniture and objects present in the studio set. Some sets have changed throughout the various seasons and this floorplan is a mixture of them.
You can purchase Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde work at www.etsy.com/people/nikneuk
Would you opt for an unconventional dress on your big day?
Piper Perabo (remember Coyote Ugly?) married her long term boyfriend Stephen Kay wearing a metallic, animal-print dress by Michael Kors. Image by FLYNET.
Cheryl Cole’s black Ralph & Russo couture gown had everyone talking. Image by Getty.
Gwen Stefani’s dip-dyed dress was by Dior. Image by Getty.
Mia Farrow’s simple yet chic knee-length dress and double-breasted jacket worked wonders with her pixie crop and dewy complexion. Image by Getty.
Olivia Palermo’s Carolina Herrera wedding creation consisted of a cream cashmere jumper, white shorts and a full tulle skirt overlay. Oh, and not forgetting the blue shoes. Image by Johannes Huebl.
Who would have thought that a textured mini dress, knee-high socks and trainers could work for a ceremony? Yoko Ono did. Image by Getty.
Marilyn Monroe wore a black tailored dress with a fitted coat (complete with white fur collar) and, of course, white silk gloves. Image by REX.
And finally, Keira Knightley’s short Chanel number was perfect for a chic ceremony in France. Image by REX.
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The 39-year-old beauty graces the covers of both People, and HELLO! magazine, in her wedding dress after tying the knot with Brad Pitt in an intimate ceremony which took place at the family’s magical French home, Château Miraval on 23 August 2014.
While only 20 friends and family members were invited to take part in the couple’s big day, Pitt and Jolie’s six children played the largest roles. Eldest sons Maddox (13) and Pax (11) walked their mother down the aisle, while Zahara (9) and Vivienne (6) threw flower petals, and Shiloh (8) and Knox (6) served as ring bearers.
Meanwhile the children also literally put their mark on their mother’s gown. Never one to conform to expectations, Jolie donned an ivory satin Atelier Versace gown adorned with dozens her children’s designs and drawing sewn into the back of the gown and veil.
Jolie’s decision to make her kids such a large part of her wedding is hardly surprising since she previously told People that her children would definitely be heavily involved in the planning process.
“We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be, which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding,” she told the magazine back in May. “They will, in a way, be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!”
“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family,” Brad and Angelina told Hello!
Article courtesy of People and HELLO! magazine.
For a different take on the conventional wedding bouquet, this arrangement perfectly adds delicacy and softness to your wedding attire. Native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America, some Astilbe species are known as ‘false goat’s beard’. The flowers have a strong and pleasant aroma.
Flowers and weddings go hand in hand—and there’s plenty of ways to incorporate blooms into your décor beyond bouquets and centerpieces. These fresh floral napkin rings will help guests find their seats at your reception by doubling as place cards!
Materials: Steel rings, scissors, floral tape, fresh flowers (showcased here are spray roses, solidago, billy balls, aster and greenery), string or twine, and craft glue.
Step 1: Prep your flowers by removing any excess leaves from the stem. Cut the stems down to 1 to 2 inches. Gently remove any wilting petals from the spray roses as well.
Step 2: Beginning with the greenery, attach a spring to the steel ring using floral tape. Start at the end of the stem and wrap it around the steel ring to about 1/2 inch up the stem. Stretch the tape as you are wrapping it around the ring to activate the adhesive quality of the tape. Tip: look for natural curves in the stems of the flowers and greenery and follow those curves when attaching the steel ring. This will help keep your design in line with the circular shape of the ring.
Step 3: Continue this process with the other flowers on hand, again attaching each stem to the ring with floral tape.
Step 4: Finish the napkin ring by adding additional greenery around the remainder of the ring (including the bottom half) using floral tape. Cover any areas that have exposed tape with small bits of greenery and a dab of glue.
Step 5: Attach small nameplates to each napkin ring with string. Nameplates can be made very easily with a home printer and 1/2″ circle punch.
Step 6: The finished product!
Credit: As seen on www.projectwedding.com
Seafoam, coral, peach and mint mixed with check, houndstooth, gingham, polka dot and stripes creates a pretty palette for a Spring or Summer wedding. Adding style and extraordinaire to your man and his groomsmen, these 100% cotton freestyle bow ties are available in coral check, mint check, seafoam houndstooth, blush houndstooth, coral gingham, coral polka dot, plaid seersucker, mint stripe, coral stripe and coral houndstooth from The Belle and the Beau on Etsy.
The colour of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. A beautiful harmony of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones, inspires confidence and emanates great joy and love. In addition to the colour of the year, brides are loving vintage and natural colours such as creamy ivory, blush pink, pale yellow and soft peach. Lush flowers such as the Peony, Garden Roses and Ranunculus are what brides want, so anything that is going to create that romantic look. Greenery is big to create movement and interest. Loops of grasses, hanging Amaranthus or Ivy, greens that create that “wild”, carefree, loose look. Garlands are also big, either as a part of a lush centrepiece, hanging around the ceremony space, or even decorating the back of the car! This is a beautiful garland created by Fifty Flowers.