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Sweating For the Wedding...Literally

Sweating For the Wedding...Literally

Not even three months into our engagement and I found myself at a wedding dress trunk show.  I told myself I was just going to go to have some fun and get the bridal jitters out.  Little did I know that I would walk away with an order for a spectacular piece of a fabric I call a wedding gown!!  After trying it on, thinking it was the one, leaving, coming back the next day and trying it on again, I finally got that "feeling" that too many brides talk about.  Instead of crying, I literally jumped up and down and yelled (while clapping my hands uncontrollably), "I'm a pretty pretty princess!"  If I were watching an episode of myself in that moment, I would most certainly have turned the channel, if not the television, OFF. 

After the magical moment had set in, suddenly, I had the most interesting yet practical question for the wedding gown specialist.  This question is not one that many brides ask, I'm sure......but I have to believe I'm not alone.  I stood still in this gorgeous piece of fabric, furrowed my brow, tilted my head and asked, perhaps the MOST important question of the year "how does one prevent thigh sweating during the wedding events?"  The wedding gown specialist looked at me perplexed, obviously handling a question of first impression.  I guess she thought she was being polite when she said, "oh honey, you won't sweat."  She obviously did not fall from the realistic tree....this dress is heavy and HOT. 

Once I got her to come down to earth for a minute, for the next ten minutes, we brainstormed ideas:  1) Spanx shorts: vetoed because that ain't cute under a fabulous piece of fabric (especially not to a new husband...if you know what I mean...; 2) powder:  ummm...fear of caking and fear of scaring said new husband when he takes the garter; 3) pantyhose:  NEEEEXXXTTT; 4) walk bowlegged: just no. 

To this day I have not come up with an appropriate solution to what is the most important question I have asked myself as a bride.  I'm sure there are a ton of other things that I should be focusing my time on, but I must say - this one has me perplexed!  

What did you do to address this issue?  

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