Happy Monday, NYC! A trio of new exhibits at the Jewish Museum, some diamond action, and another kind of diamond…
Every bride to be wants her big day to memorable. Take it from the experts – there are simple solutions to your wedding woes that will have you walking down the aisle in style!
Whether it’s Oscars, premieres or MTV Movie Awards, it seems like every season is award season in Hollywood. That’s perfect for Erica Courtney, who is the red carpet go-to jewelry designer for stars Julia Roberts, Madonna, and Kate Beckinsale, among many others. Her one of a kind, interchangeable designs are the reason why elite stars trust Erica Courtney on some of the world’s biggest stages. For example, her earrings can be custom enhanced, because built into Erica’s design, stylists can add another large, drop stone with a single click of the clip.
Erica Courtney is not afraid to use colorful gemstones and each one is hand picked by the designer herself. Not to be out done in the bling department, her designs are covered in pave diamonds that add sophisticated sparkle to every piece. For those who are walking another very important “carpet,” a la the aisle, Erica Courtney just launched the “Gorgeous and Engaged” collection that keeps the red carpet wow factor, but adds the beauty and purity of wedding jewelry.
Brides in the City, is Miami’s premier bridal show. See the latest in couture bridal fashions and wedding designs, from food to flowers, music, photographers, limos and more. The event is presented by Grande Affaires and the InterContinental Miami with experts and wedding merchants on hand to answer important planning questions. See lavish displays of everything you’ll want for your wedding and enjoy tastings provided by the InterContinental and a specialty drink in the Knot Lounge. The award-winning Tartara Band will perform, and there will be honeymoon raffles and a bridal photo shoot station.
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
The Big Day is approaching, and the one question on everyone’s mind is what the gown looks like. That’s where Warren Barron of Highland Park Village takes over. According to WB, “Never again will a bride need to travel to New York in search of the perfect gown.”
By selecting the highest quality materials and gowns that practically leap off the hanger, this bridal boutique has created a destination that attracts brides from all over. Oscar De La Renta, Angel Sanchez, and the queen of all bridal designers, Vera Wang, are all on display. Trunk shows featuring well-known and hot new designers are commonplace and give the discerning bride the chance to visualize her dream gown. That plane ticket to New York City? Save the miles and put it towards the honeymoon. Your gown can be found here in town.
Lester Lampert, located on Oak Street in the Gold Coast lives amongst neighbors such as Harry Winston, Hermes and Bvlgari to name a few. But yet it’s possible you’ve not heard the name before — if you’re not a jewelry connoisseur or a Chi-town native. Well, Lester Lampert is both.
One visit to his retail space of dreams, which doubled its original size in 2005, is enough to make anyone weak in the knees. The sparkles, the baubles, the diamonds! But it’s Lester’s unique designs that have gotten him where he is today. Chosen as the designer of the Field Museum‘s most noteworthy gems, Loyola University’s stained glass windows and more Chicago icons, one look and you’ll understand why.
Word of the wise: This is not a store to skip. It is a must visit when in the Windy City…if you like gorgeous things that is.
Known for its natural beauty, the Palace of Fine Arts in The Presidio is even more famous for its performance lineup. Almost every name in history has come here to speak, dedicate, and inspire: Truman Capote, Francis Ford Coppola, Jay Leno, Joan Baez, and Jane Fonda, to name a few. With personalities such as these and over 1000 continental-style seats, you will be comfortable at every function.
Fortunately, you don’t have to book yourself a ticket to enjoy the venue. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting by the Palace’s Corinthian columned rotunda and lagoon, brimming with bright flowers and peaceful swans. This setting has long been the symbol of the Palace of Fine Arts and draws thousands of people each year to its romantic backdrop. It is, after all, San Francisco’s top choice for outdoor weddings.
The Palace of Fine Arts is sure to charm you as you watch lovers stroll hand-in-hand and parents helping their toddlers throw breadcrumbs to the birds.
The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel is a world of modern sophistication in the epicenter of Atlanta’s music and artistic scene. Discover a sense of arrival as you mingle with friends or co-workers in our inviting Atlanta luxury hotel lobby, showcasing an alluring fireplace, a floating 442-gallon salt water aquarium and dramatic backlit onyx ceiling and wall. The boutique Midtown Atlanta hotel is home to one of midtowns great dining experiences, Briza Restaurant, and local hotspot Rooftop 866. With its central location, this luxury hotel is steps from Georgia Tech, Piedmont Park and surrounded by attractions, restaurants and nightlife. The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown is among the premier hotels in Midtown Atlanta offering charming ballrooms and outdoor Terrace Space, accented by seating areas, cabanas and inspiring views ideal for intimate weddings or elegant affairs.