In Defence of Big Weddings—Like This $65,000 One

When Laycee Catalano, 29, and Gavin Hepworth, 30, married in this past May in Toronto, their wedding party had six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, three ring bearers and two flower girls. The hall for their reception had three chandeliers and gold decor. Catalano wore a Pnina Tornai dress she bought at Kleinfeld Canada and the couple’s 269 guests had the choice of two kinds of pasta at the pre-dinner buffet, which was followed by the main meal, a midnight buffet and, of course, drinks. The whole thing rang in at $65,000.

She admits it was a lot of money. In fact, some of her guests weren’t prepared for the grandness of the event.

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Beatrix Potter and the Gap

I’m that friend. You know the type – the one who gives books to children. When Natasha, my high school best friend, had her first child I gave her a copy of the Beatrix Potter stories (and I’m not the only person to do so). They’re classic, beautifully illustrated and who doesn’t appreciate a sneaky rabbit?

Shopping in New Orleans

Everyone talks about the food and music scene in New Orleans. Both are true because god knows that Gail and I have been eating our way through the city. In fact, we’re sitting by the pool working, accompanied by margaritas right now.

The shopping is very good here.

Heel relief from Damn Heels.

It’s been a while since I updated. I’m sorry about that – I’ve been working on articles for new outlets and pitching like a fiend. (And by fiend I mean freelancer.)

I went to my only show yesterday – Lucian Matis – because his stuff is beautiful and he cuts for a woman with breasts and a bottom.  Also, I’m friends with his PR rep, Gail McInnes. Part of going to the shows is sometimes wearing ridiculous high heels. I say “sometimes” because sometimes I just don’t bother. When I do, I tend to wear my black Manolos. Comfortable enough for heels but tiring after a while.

Here’s where these come in:

Kara Ross, Kelly Claman and Customer Service

[caption id="attachment_2132" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Kara Ross jewelry"][/caption] That is a photo of my Kara Ross jewelry. Most of it was bought by me except for a couple pieces that were gifted. Why am I writing about them? Well, I recently bought a few pieces and a...

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Buying Canadian: Lucian Matis

Part of my trying to be responsible includes giving myself a clothing allowance. That way, if I want something I save my allowance and then shop.

When I heard about the Lucian Matis sample sale, I made plans to go. I usually don’t go to sample sales as I’m not a sample size. Then I found out that it’s not just samples available. I met up with Brigitte and Gail and we headed up to the sale. I got work and event clothes for a steal.