Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is my favorite pallette: Dior 5 Couleurs in Night Butterfly
If the one above is too dark, this is a lighter pallette: Dior 5 Couleurs in Sweet Illusion
Thursday, September 24, 2009
2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, VA
This is one of the first places that really struck a cord with me. The scenery is just gorgeous. It is the perfect place if you are looking for an outdoor ceremony. They have a little patio within a garden that also has a pond and a man built waterfall. The restaurant is built with floor to ceiling windows, capturing a lot of natural sun light. Because of the abundant in natural lighting and big glass windows, you still feel a sense of being outdoor even though you are inside. What also makes this a great venue is their impeccable menu. I have my share of fine dining experiences and their food and service is one of the best. The only draw back is that their private dinning room only holds up to 80 guests. For a larger party, you will have to buy out the entire restaurant, which is expensive!
If you are looking to have your reception in a restaurant, Charlie Palmer is another place worth checking out. It is in the heart of downtown DC, near the capital. The ceremony and reception will be held on their rooftop, that can accommodate a large party, I believe up to 300 or more people.
Being in the heart of DC and on top of a roof, you and your guests will get gorgeous view of the capital, the city, and a small pond. Other than spectacular view and good food, there is just something “cool” about having a party on a rooftop. Only problem is your bill will be more on the high side.
Come back again for Part II of the review.
Bridal Makeup Tip
Friday, September 18, 2009
Truth be told, I don’t like buying foundation from drug stores. I don’t like the fact that I don’t have the option to try on a product. The shade you see on a bottle may not be the shade that will show up on your skin. So, then one would have to play a guessing game to choose the closest match shade.
If you feel the same way I do about purchasing drug stores foundation, Revlon Custom Creations Foundation may very well be your solution. It comes in 6 categories or shade, from Fair/Light to Deep. Each bottle includes a dial that offer 5 shade settings. This should make selecting a perfect shade much easier. Better yet, you may be even able to use the same foundation for summer/winter.