Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fleurs & Finery || Bethseda & Caron Paris in TPDC



Paris & New York ... arguably the most glamorous cities in the world!  Join me today as I take you on a little day of decadence, filled with Parisian luxe and historical charm, in iconic New York City.  For such a day of beauty, I couldn't imagine a better frock than the new Ice Blue Fatale Embroidered dress by the The Pretty Dress Company.  Pale blue with deep red roses, this combination of colors just might be my favorite of all.

First, flowers and sunshine at the 1800's gem Bethseda Terrace & Fountain.  The "Arcade" had me speechless.  Created in the 1860's, it was designed to be an ornate interior which opens to the terrace and lake.  With more than 15,000 colorful, patterned Minton Tile encaustic tiles, the ceilings and walls are decorated with splashes of vibrant history.  

Then it was on to Caron Paris... Located in a 1930 neo-gothic skyscraper, One Grand Central Place, Caron is accessed through a private elevator.  In 1904, Caron began at 10 rue de la Paix, Paris by Ernest Daltroff.  Born of romance, some of Ernest's early creations were influenced by his love of a colleague, with powerful scents: "N'aimez quench's moi" in 1916 & "Fleurs de Rocaille" in 1933, and Tabac Blond in 1919 - a favorite of legendary Marlene Dietrich!  Caron continues the tradition of filling perfume bottles from beautiful statuesque crystal fountains, collected from bronze taps, and adorned with traditional gold thread.  Pastel powder puffs are made of goose-down, created by a series of lengthy and meticulous operations which require a two-year period to master.  

Every corner of the NYC boutique is beautiful and dripping with opulence, and even topped off with a stunning view of Manhattan.  Glamour girls, be sure to visit Caron on your next trip to New York City!

{Lady Jane Vintage earrings // Top Vintage shoes // Niccoco Creations flower // Mac Cosmetics lipstick and blush}


                             {Bethesda Terrace stairs, watercolor by Maurice Prendergast, 1901}
































Monday, May 22, 2017

Veuve Clicquot Champagne || 10th Annual Polo Classic Style




Roses, prestigious champagne, professional polo, fancy hats, a view of Manhattan & the Statue of Liberty... pretty perfect way to spend a summer day, isn't it?  I'm so excited to announce that I'll be attending the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, in Liberty State Park, on Saturday June 3rd!  Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772, the most classic champagne of all, and my absolute favorite.  Meet me in the Rosé Garden, sipping bubbly, surrounded by fleurs and elegant decor....  

Rosé Garden ticket holders receive:
- one bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé
- one gourmet picnic lunchbox
- open lounge seating
- priority access lane for ferry or shuttle to-and-from Manhattan or New Jersey
- one pair of limited edition Veuve Clicquot Vuarnet Sunglasses
{All ticket holders will enjoy an exciting day hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, professional polo, picnicking & Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a performance by Alicia Keys and more!}

Today's look is inspired by #VCPC10 ... don your gingham, parasols, flowers and fancy hats, it's one for the fashionable!  I am so excited to a part of this glamorous summer event.  Find all ticket information here.  See you there!

xoxo,
Rachel

{The Pretty Dress Company dress // Secrets in Lace stockings // Top Vintage shoes // Lady Jane Vintage earrings // Unique Vintage hat // Niccoco Creations flower // Mac Cosmetics lipstick & // Pearlmatte face powder // Parasol}