Monday, February 28, 2011

my favorite oscar fashions

bravo to cate blanchett in this lilac Givenchy Haute Couture silk chiffon gown that was embroidered with leather pearls and crystals.

mrs. ryan adams looks adorable in a Monique Lhuillier gown.

mila kunis looked absolutely stunning in her lilac Elie Saab Haute Couture that's fresh off the runway.

jennifer lawrence wore a bright red Calvin Klein Collection dress that was made for her by Francisco Costa.

via perez

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

sean & sarah: the proposal

saturday morning on my 28th birthday sean made french toast, we did some stuff around the house, i ran a few errands and grabbed lunch w/ sean's cousin & then left for my hair appt at hawthorn. i called sean after & he said i wasn't allowed to come home yet . . . so i went to intuition ale works to celebrate amber's birthday with a HUGE beer. whoops! got texts from sean wondering where i was, so i headed home.

when i arrived at home he was standing on the porch w/ a nice shirt & tie, our pups and a bottle of champagne. before he let me in the house he said "i redecorated a little." at first i thought, ooh! maybe he bought a new coffee table like we've been talking about? then i saw all of the photos & banners he'd hung around the living room and burst into happy tears almost immediately.

cry, smile, kiss, cry, smile, kiss. sean said something about "normally you'd go to a special place to do this, but we don't really have a special place. then i thought, all of these (pointing to the pics of us together, on vacation, etc) are our special places" and next thing i knew i was saying yes and the ring was on my finger! and what a ring it is :) i'm obsessed!!

after we calmed down, sean said "if anyone asks, i got down on one knee" and i said "oh uh uh" took off the ring and made him ask me again proper style. (i said yes.) we called our parents, out of town friends, etc. i told my mom not to tell my dad b/c i would see him the next day and wanted to surprise him! then we started getting ready for our dinner reservation at orsay before we met up with friends at dos gatos. little did i know . . .

as we were walking back to our table at orsay the hostess got on her headset and said "we're in the hallway." i was like "wait. what? who is she talking to? what's going on?!" i started crying even before they opened the double doors to the private dining room where sean had organized a special dinner w/ his parents, sister & cousin, my parents, aunt & grandfather, and five of my best girlfriends & their boyfriends!

i had just talked to several of these people, including my mom who i told not to say anything to my dad - turns out he was standing right next to her when i called! i was SO excited to have all of these people i love in one room on such an amazing and memorable night. i'm still so impressed with sean's planning and thoughtfulness in putting all of this together for me. apparently he'd had the ring since october & asked both of my parents for their blessing months or weeks in advance! needless to say, i'm a very happy & lucky girl! i love sean more each day & i can't wait to be mrs. sarah collins!!

weekend fun - i got engaged! edition

friday: drinks at cantina laredo, date night at taverna

saturday: bday!, larry's, hawthorn salon, intuition, proposal!, orsay, dos

sunday: biscotti's, jenn & ryan, the brick, portlandia, sake house

monday: 95 north, mom, grandparents, bonnakers, the bachelor

tuesday: maegan, world market, 95 south, home!

sleigh bells ring

Friday, February 18, 2011

CoWork Jax

CoWork Jax is a great concept put together by Varick Rosete, Ron Hubbard, DVI and others in the local community. It offers shared cowork spaces, flexible hours and plans, shared office gear (ie. printers, wifi, whiteboards), etc. It's geared toward freelance designers, architects and entrepreneurs who want to work within an innovative and supportive, community environment.

"Bring your laptop and set up shop at one of our many open desks, ponder your latest business venture while enjoying the view from the 4th floor of the AT&T Tower 301. Coworking isn’t just about an office away from home, it’s also about networking and meeting others like yourself."

Monday, February 14, 2011

let's get physical

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

happy valentine's day!

i collect these

sean got me this

best valentine's day gift EVER! i tried to buy sean a watch but alas the boy has great taste and the only one he liked was $525! haha. ended up buying him an outfit from UO that he looks awesome in :) but maybe that's really a gift for me too?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

we're having a HUGE garage sale this saturday!

Everything Must Go! Furniture, Decor, Linens, Kitchen Items, Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Electronics, Books & TONS More. 4653 Crescent Street in Murray Hill, two blocks off Lenox. Come see us from 8am - 12pm!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

duck hunt

i used to play duck hunt all the time when i was a little sarah, but i would put the nintendo gun right against the tv screen. i pretty much do the same thing now whenever i play big buck hunter at a bar.

best character ever

parks & recreation keeps getting better & better.

i want to go to there

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Friday, February 4, 2011

this is how i feel right now

luckily we sold the xbox, rockband and lincoln town car all in one weekend.

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