Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nautical Honeymoons

I was a guest blogger over at Muffy Martini's blog while she was on her honeymoon! I am reblogging my nautical honeymoon ideas.

It was nearly impossible to narrow down my list to just 5 but I did it!

The Boatshed
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
Style: Nautical chic, beachside bliss

There are three separate accommodation options: The Boatsheds (suites are reminiscent of seaside cottages and lazy days on the beach - designed to pamper), the Lighthouse (three storey retreat captures the romance of a traditional lighthouse), and the Bridge (the perfect place to while away an afternoon with a good book and a glass of wine) (credit:

Activities: Walk along the golden sand beaches, explore nearby vineyards, check out local antique and craft stores

Bells at Killcare
Where: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Style: Bold classy coastal

Bells at Killcare takes the best of country, coastal and city chic to make a boutique bouillabaisse which is part hotel, part chef's-hatted-restaurant, part private retreat. Stefano Manfredi brings New Italian heartiness to the kitchen, while classic Australia awaits on the surf beaches and walking trails of the surrounding Bouddi National Park” (credit:

Activities: Swimming/surfing at local Killcare beach, bush walking in nearby Bouddi National Park

Cocoa Island
Where: Maldives, Indian Ocean
Style: Faraway island fantasy

“Beautifully designed, this resort in the Maldives is the embodiment of understated elegance. Resembling a collection of Keralan boathouses, the individual over-water villas have soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring to create an ambiance of laid-back romance” (credit:

Activities: Snorkeling, scuba diving, yoga, windsurfing

Sun Rocks
Where: Santorini, Greece
Style: Honeymooners' paradise, carved from the caldera basin

“Carved out of the caldera's basin, with astonishing views of the volcanic islands and the Aegean sea, Sun Rocks is exclusively for couples. It provides luxurious accommodation, combining Cycladic tradition with modern-day comforts. The sunsets are spellbinding” (credit:

Activities: Swimming in cliffside pool, snorkeling, scuba diving, wine tastings

La Minervetta
Where: Sorrento, Italy
Style: Quirky nautical

“La Minervetta clings to the cliffs of Sorrento on the Amalfi coast with spectacular views of the Bay of Naples from the pool and sun terrace. All rooms are sea-facing with floor-to-ceiling windows” (credit:

Activities: Swimming, shopping, concerts at Villa Communale park

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nautical Wedding Favors, Placecards, etc

nautical wedding favors and place cards

nautical wedding favors and place cards

Favors (Sailboat cookies and saltwater taffy!):
nautical wedding favors and place cards

More placecards:
nautical wedding favors and place cards

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Off to Idaho!

The time has come: we're off to Sun Valley for my sister's wedding! I just can't believe she is getting MARRIED this week!

(my sister and her fiance)

This week I will be posting my wedding picks: dream honeymoon, cakes, decorations, and more! My regular blogging will resume January 3rd (with a ton of photos and updates from my sister's wedding of course!)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Pink tree (with lights) in my kitchen window:

Nautical tree:

Penguin mugs and cookie jar (plus advent calendar):

101 Dalmatians Christmas blanket hanging on my couch(I was OBSESSED with this movie and have pretty much every collectible item that Disney made!):

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I'm Wearing to My Sister's Wedding!

The big day is coming up! I finally have my whole outfit picked out. I fell in love with the dress. Then I bought the cardigan. Then I figured let's go for the matching shoes too! The gold dress is just gorgeous in person! ****

**** My sister is having a small wedding so there is no bridal party or bridesmaid dress

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Alter Designs Giveaway WINNER

Congrats to ACH of Making Stuff and Doing Things!!! Please email me directly with your shipping info!

Visit Alter Designs Etsy site here

Nautical Ornament of the Week: Olivia Riegel

Olivia Riegel "Seahorse" Ornament:

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Letter Wall part 2

Slowly but surely it is coming together! Read part 1 here

Closeup (click photo to see bigger version):

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Alter Designs Initial Necklace GIVEAWAY!

The winner of this Alter Designs giveaway will receive the initial necklace of their choice! Here are a few of the many options to choose from:

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