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FRIDAY ROUND UP

July 26, 2013

The days are hot, but the nights are cool this weekend. Cozy up for classic flicks under the stars in the City of Brotherly Love. Watch “Back to the Future” on Saturday or snag dinner and an outdoor movie tonight: Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy is combining “Casablanca” and food trucks to create the perfect date night.

Still hungry? Check out two Philly eateries on GQ’s recently published list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now.” Devour theBlueberry Muffin Doughnut at Federal Donuts or sample a more daring Italian delicacy, Pig Tails with Fennel Agrodolce at Alla Spina.

Step out in style with a cute arrow bracelet dangling from your wrist, and infuse your boring ol’ ponytail with a touch of whimsy.

If you’re ready to stir up some DIY fun at home, check out these amazing Instagram-inspired stirrers. These sticks serve double duty: Your favorite Instagram shots swirl signature cocktails and direct guests to your event’s unique social media hashtag, such as #MamieandBrettWedding. How’s that for an #ExcellentDIY?

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Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo credits: 1. Outdoor Movies via The Awesome Fest and Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy; image via Domestic Slice | 2. Blueberry Muffin Doughnut via Grub Street | 3. Tai Arrow Bracelet via ShopBop  | 4. Topsy-Turvy Ponytail via Camille Styles   | 5. Instagram Drink Stirrers via Ruffled

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DELIGHTFUL DIY: MEET ALANA!

July 25, 2013

Gone are the days of store bought wedding decor! More and more brides are getting their hands dirty—or hiring a designer to do the dirty work—crafting beautiful, handmade pieces for their Big Day. Alana Jones-Mann is one such Do-It-Herself-er.

Alana is a Brooklyn-based baker, crafter, designer, and stylist who believes in the power of handmade details. “I truly believe that personal touches can make any occasion unforgettable,” Alana writes on her blog.  Working closely with clients, Alana creates unique elements that reflect the couple and their style. From simple desserts to elaborate backdrops, Alana’s creations add a special touch of wonder and beauty to any event—big or small!

We’ve asked Alana to share some of her favorite creations with us. Learn more about these beauties, then head over to her blog to see more awe-inspiring creations.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Alana’s art!

Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – BARNYARD BASH, PART II

July 23, 2013

There’s nothing better than a carefree summer day in the country.  I’ve been spending the month of July in my home state of Texas, and getting loads of great country inspiration to show for it.  Even the most dedicated of city brides can appreciate the casual sophistication of a countryside wedding set in an airy, spacious barn.  From festive yellow invitations and sunny daisy-filled centerpieces, to the mason jar-lined ceremony aisle complete with long wooden benches, this is wedding inspiration that just makes me happy.   And speaking of mason jars, check out that amazing DIY chandelier…yes, I said DIY.  So grab a drink – complete with your own custom stir stick, kick up your feet and get lost in this Backyard Bash.  It’s sure to make for the Best Day Ever.

Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credit:  Barn: The Barn at Cedar Grove

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FRIDAY ROUND UP

July 19, 2013

It’s hot outside, we get it, but that’s no excuse to worship your air conditioner all weekend! The Pitchfork Music Festival is heating up The Windy City today through Sunday. Throw on some sunscreen and catch Icelandic music legend Björk rocking out with nearly fifty other musical acts.

Take five to freeze your brain at Chicago’s favorite slushie machine: Parson’s Chicken and Fish serves scorched-to-perfection fried chicken alongside icy and irresistibly popular Negroni Slushies. Cool kicks can also be found in your very own kitchen with easy homemade Blueberry-Green Tea Slushies.

Too hot to wander out for a manicure? Have the nail art shipped to you with Scratch’s monthly subscriptions—each box contains three limited-edition nail wraps from a featured artist, nail art tools and accents, step-by-step tutorials, and a gift from that month’s artist.

While you’re on a DIY streak, turn vino into the perfect table number marker at your summer wedding. This crafty table setting will have guests drinking to your good fortune—and your excellent taste.

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Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: 1. Björk via Playmaker  | 2. Parson’s Chicken and Fish via Chicago Reader  | 3. Blueberry-Green Tea Slushies via Whole Living  | 4. Nail Wraps via Scratch   | 5. Wine Bottle Table Numbers via Martha Stewart