Choosing a Signature Cocktail for your Nuptials Remember the cocktail hour from the ghost of wedding past? The newly-weds and the rest of their bridal party were squirreled away in a room with limited food and drink and even less … Continue reading →
Burlap Wedding Cardholder The smallest details about your wedding is a signature of your personality and it allows your style to shine through. Even a simple element such as a place to house monetary gifts is an example of a personal touch that can be appreciated … Continue reading →
Happy spring, friends! After a long winter’s rest, we await the season of spring or “rebirth” to usher in the colorful blooms of the earth. Tulips, daffodils, iris, cherry blossoms, purple plum trees and later, sweet-scented lilacs signal the … Continue reading →
An Alternative to Escort Cards for your Wedding. A great way for DIY brides to simplify their “to do” list and cut back on costs is having guests’ names printed up by table number on stationary and posted on … Continue reading →
A few years back, my daughter had her heart set on adopting a dog, but my husband’s memory was still vivid with the array of crusty droppings in the backyard, yellow stained-grass peppering his lawn and tumbleweeds of fur hair floating across our cherry hardwood floor that once belonged … Continue reading →
Thank you for this post, I agree with this sentiment. As a floral designer and an avid lover of flowers, it makes me sad to hear people say that cut flowers are a waste of money and don’t last. But the feeling of happiness, joy and beauty they bring –cannot be summed up in a monetary value.
Dutch people stick tulips into vases. Brazilians arrange flowers on little pots that they hang all over white walls. Hawaiians make lei garlands out of flowers and wear them when they dance. Arabs dry flowers and powder them along with herbs for their bakhoor incense. Americans and Europeans arrange flowers elaborately in funky vases. And Indians string flowers so that they can hang that string across doorways or wear it braided into their hair. In one sense, flowers are the ultimate luxury, because they are ephemeral, beautiful and sometimes fragrant. One of the arguments I have here in India has to do with fashion, luxury and culture. Indians of my generation pretty much wear western clothes and have adopted western ideas of beauty. We all wear lipstick…
Yes, I said Happy Diwali and though it ends in a vowel, I am certain it is not an Italian holiday! While I consider myself cosmopolitan and somewhat worldly, it helps to have wonderful Indian-American neighbors that celebrate this holiday and gift the best and most fancy sweets I have tasted.
Diwali dubbed “The Festival of Lights” is celebrated and falls sometime in the autumn months from mid October to mid November. In India, lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities are lit every year in honor of the celebration. While different sectors of religion and countries have their own reasons to celebrate, they can agree that the basic meaning of the festivities is the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. A five day festivity marks the feast on the third day that falls on Thursday, October 23, 2014 of this year.
According to Foodimentary, today is National Pasta Day! How many of you are willing to sacrifice the carbs to indulge in the celebration??? What is your favorite pasta? I have several, starting with a homemade fettucine and ending with the darling of pasta overload,the gnocchi. My mouth salivates as I write this introduction.
The average American consumes 20 lbs. of pasta annually. This makes it the 6th highest food per capita in the country.
As of March 2012, the average price an American pays for pasta is $1.45 per pound! This makes it one of the most affordable meals.
24% of the global consumption of pasta is by Americans – the largest of any country in the world. Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year.
The United States produces 4.4 billion pounds of pasta annually, making it the second largest pasta-producing nation.
Pasta made its way to the New World through the English, who discovered it while touring Italy. Colonists brought to America the English practice of cooking noodles at least one half hour, then smothering them with cream sauce and cheese.
After a long winter’s rest, we await the season of spring or “rebirth” to usher in the colorful blooms of the earth. Tulips, daffodils, iris, cherry blossoms, purple plum trees and later, sweet-scented lilacs signal the arrival of this vibrant season of growth and hope!
Oh, the possibilities!
We at Rachel Rose are looking forward to another event-filled spring season. We wish all our clients and vendors a productive, prosperous and passionate year of creating !
This month, we were invited to decorate for a very special occasion, the coming of the Easter Bunny at the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, New Jersey.
In honor of the several Mad Hatter Events held at the Cumberland Mall, we decorated the set in the same spirit.
While we were busy painting over-sized eggs, tying big bows and securing props and details for this project, the bunny was preparing to make his entrance!
Pictured below in his new digs is the Big White Bunny, himself! Happy spring and Happy Easter to all!
Moss bunnies and egg topiary complement the spring scenery. Silk daffodils in baskets sustain a month of festivities.