Party Planning: An Italian Country Christmas
I am drawing some serious inspiration from this party ‘shoot’ from The Sweetest Occasion. I would love to get some people together for a cookie exchange this holiday season and this set up would make the party that much better. It is absolutely adorable. Find more pictures and other information on this party here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
1. Tasha vintage silver jewelry, $48 2. Miss Selfridge beaded top, £45 3. London Rebel platform shoes, $83 4. TopShop sequin skirt, £70 5. Zara sequin handbag, $60 6. Jane Norman sparkly cocktail dress, £60 xoxo, Sunset & Vine Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4.
Travel: Braunschweig Christmas Markets
I am so excited for this time of year! Each and every year, christmas markets flood the streets of Germany spreading holiday cheer. Huts filled with craft venders, food, and Glühwein fill the market places and people of all ages come to enjoy. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Christmas time is always such a wonderful time of year and this idea by tsj photography makes the holidays that much sweeter. I’ve always grown up with a chocolate filled advent calendar to count down the days until December 25th, but this countdown is so much better - and one that I absolutely love. This year, I am vowing to complete 25 random acts of kindness throughout the truly...
Yesterday we hosted a little Thanksgiving celebration. We only had a few families over last night, but for cooking my first thanksgiving dinner (in another country might I add), I think it all went well! No one ended up sick! We recieved our Love for Lockomotiv bracelets this week! Donations go to all of the fallen hockey player’s families. Tans and nuturals are becoming my favorite...
Recipe: Cranberry Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits
These from How Sweet It Is are to die for! Follow the recipe here.
For the home: Warm Winter Wishes
It’s no secret, I love warm and rustic homes (see my pinterest if you don’t believe me). Exposed wood makes me wild, brick makes me jump up and down, and bath tubs make me squeal. Everything about these two photos make me melt and will forever be on my “dream home” pinboard. Someday I’ll live the dream, but for now, heres a couple of rustic things that are on my...
DIY: Thanksgiving Placecards
As we all count down the days until Thanksgiving, here is an inexpensive and adorable way to jazz up your table for the big day. This idea comes from Cupcakes and Cashmere, one of my favorite blogs from Los Angeles. I am finishing up all my last minute touches for the table as we speak, including these wonderful place cards. Find out more about this project (and find these pictures) here! ...
Party Planning: Vintage Pumpkin & Roses
This party featured on Hostess with the Mostess is simply adorable. I’m putting this party theme - and setting idea for the fall season - in my catering file. The buffet in the bed of the old truck is blowing my mind. I love it! Find these pictures and more about this party by Nicole at Million Dollar $mile Celebrations - here! xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Fashion: Winter Weather
Cropped jacket €64 Fake fur coat $170 Dorothy Perkins sequin jacket £42 Cameo drape jacket $120 Miss Selfridge coat $125 Vince Camuto wool cape $150 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Recipe: Pie Lattice Cookies
Thanksgiving is almost here and I think this is adorable for our guests. These pie lattice cookies come from Not Martha and they are perfect as a topper for some hot apple cider. Find these pictures, tips, and the how to, here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
n3verstopsmiling asked: Hi so I saw you pinterestes a gorgeous dress. It has colorful jewels on the back of it. Do you have any idea what brand it is? I need it! Thanks :)
Are these too much? Think I can wear these to the next home game? I am in love with this diy from Camille Styles. Vapiano, my favorite restaurant here in Germany, is coming to Los Angeles! You have no idea how excited I am! Participating in Movember as we speak. I have started a serious obsession with these shirts. 1 2 3 4 5 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
For the Home: Movember
Since Movember is a major part of my life right now (Tyler has been participating and it is now a full on bush), I thought why can’t us girls participate too? We can’t let just the boys have all the fun! Here are some fun little things found on etsy: Wooden Handlebar Mustache for the Bicycle $7.00 Mustache Beer Mugs (Set of 4) $28.00 Mustache stamp set ‘La...
DIY: Map Magnets
I’m thinking its my obsession of traveling that makes me absolutely love this easy idea from natalme. All you need to do is find an old puzzle map, a hot glue gun, some magnetic strips, and Tada! A perfect DIY! To find out more about this DIY, including these pictures, click here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Party Planning: The Perfect Cheese Plate
This easy and wonderful idea is from Joy the Baker. It’s effortless and elegant. Best of all, it is fast to do - all you need is a clean board and a piece of parchment paper, or a large brown paper bag, cut open and crinkled. Purchase 4 to 5 cheeses, some crackers, and make (or find) other wonderful toppings like pickles and jams. Find out more from Joy the Baker, including these pictures...
Fashion: Toms Spring 2012
I am in love with Toms. I own many pairs of them and am in love with not only the comfort, but more so what their company stands for. Now I am about to add many more of their shoes to my closet with their spring 2012 Paris ballet flat. They come in many different materials and textures, but my all time favorite just might be the classic beauty of their Burlap style. Find out more (and find these...
Travel: Fussen & Munich, Germany
Our trip to Fussen and Munich, Germany was truly magical. We stayed right on lake Hopfensee and woke up to the amazing Allgäu Alps and beautiful scenes of wildlife. We visited the Neuschwanstein Castle (aka Sleeping Beauty’s Castle - because Disney modeled their castle after it) and walked through the cobblestone streets of Fussen filled with great restaurants and shopping. On day 3, we took...
Recipe: Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade...
Why hello there decadence in a cup. How unbelievable does this look? I can not stop drooling. Meet How Sweet it Is’ Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows. I woke up to it being 0* C today and have been looking forward to dessert time ever since. Is it too early to make this at 9am? Find all information on this heavenly dessert (including these pictures and recipe)...
For the home: RedLetterWords
I love to travel (it is no secret) and with that, I love the idea of decorating your home with wonderful memories from those experiences. These all are from Red Letter Designs and the Munich print is currently in my shopping cart (because our recent trip to the city, which was wonderful by the way). Red Letter Words $55.00 - $220.00 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
We’ve made it home! We had a wonderful time on our mini vacation to Fussen & Munich, Germany! This picture was taken right outside our hotel window in Fussen. I am in love with this email from Free People. I am seriously missing this store. Here are the girls and I (in the leopard) at the Park Club in Wolfsburg, Germany. A wonderful article in the New York Times a few weeks...
Travel: Road Trip
Tyler and I are on our way to southern Germany for a few days! Talk to you soon! xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Cork Garlund
Christmas decorations are already in full swing here in Germany (and have been for months since they take the celebration very seriously). Because of their premature decorating, it is making me love this time of year even more. I want christmas time here and now.. right now. Here is something that will most likely be in our home this holiday season and I have no problem starting the wine drinking...
Recipe: Nutella Cupcakes with Triple Cream Cheese...
The funny thing is, Nutella is everywhere here. Every store seems to carry it - whether it be in jars, bars, dips, or drinks. And better yet - the Nutella containers here are larger than any and all peanut butter jars, which is unheard of in the States! But don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, instead I am embracing. Good life eats is the brains behind this delicious sounding recipe...
I have been a little under the weather lately, so with my recent down time, I’ve found the time to find some wonderful things. I haven’t had the opportunity to read some of my favorite magazines from back home (since I am currently living in a different country) so, instead I’ve found some awesome online alternatives that have really fit the bill. Here are just a few: Utterly...
Party Planning: Shabby Chic 1st Birthday
By now, I am sure ya’ll are aware that I am IN LOVE with all things shabby chic (maybe this party, or this one, or possibly this one too, all drop the hint). This wonderful first birthday party comes from The Sweetest Occasion. I was just talking about these colors and fabrics with a friend here for her daughter’s room. Now I just might have to share this idea for a party with her too!...
Beautiful weather & Wolfsburg football (soccer) last Saturday with the girls. From this day forward, I will look at this daily. How fun is this from *Wit & Delight? His butt was out for the whole world to see, so why not cop a feel? I am dying for a little rain to come my way right now. All I want is to wear are my rainboots! (I might be bitting my tongue in a few months...
Fashion: Style Inspiration
While browsing Kendi Everyday’s blog, I found an outfit I’d wear everyday if I could. I am currently SO in love with the wide leg jean trend.. AND because of the crisper weather outside, once again, scarves and I have become BFFs. Find more about Kendi here. 1. Rag Bone v neck cardigan $255 2. Superga leather boots €169 3. True Religion wide leg jeans £245 4. Scarve, £89 ...
Here is the guy that I am constantly gushing about. Introducing: the love of my life, my best friend, and the peanut butter to my jelly. Each day I fall even more in love with him than the last (puke, I know). “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” - Morrie Schwartz * Please enjoy Tyler’s Movember mustache, you know it am ;) ...
For the home: Give Thanks
Guilty: Its only the 2nd day of November and I already have Thanksgiving on the brain. I don’t know if its the fact that a group of people can get together for a moment of thankfulness - or more so, the food coma that comes after - that makes me so excited about this time of year, but here are a few of my “needs” for the big day. All these wonderful table pieces are products of...
Design: Live the Language
This is all kinds of amazing - check out Live the Language. *Everything originally found here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine