Friday, February 23, 2018

Have a lovely weekend...

Hey there! It's finally the weekend. Looks like it's going to be a rainy, chilly one but I hope you enjoy it none-the-less. Here are a few love-related links from around the web...enjoy!

Get married at Buttermilk Falls for amazing views, great farm-to-table cuisine, and onsite lodging. Located in Milton, New York...just 75 miles north of NYC.

Or have your wedding at Opus 40 in Saugerties, New York. So cool.

Loved this story about an accidental wedding dress from Cup of Jo contributor Caroline Donofrio.

A great podcast about marriage from NPR's Hidden Brain.

How about a bird-themed wedding? Audubon's Birds of America prints are available to print (for free!) from here. Instead of boring old table numbers for seating arrangements, use birds instead to test our your guests bird identification skills.

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green

Monday, February 12, 2018

Last Minute Valentine's Day Idea!

Valentine's Day is in two days!!! If you can't think of a small, yet thoughtful gift to give to your sweetie, pick up a hand-poured candle from Jar Worthy. Your gift will be much more than just a will be supporting a local business which strives to use sustainable ingredients. Jar Worthy has a wide variety of fragrances. You're sure to find one that's perfect for your significant other. 

Or consider creating a custom candle and pouring it yourself at Jar Worthy's Valentine's Day celebrations on February 13th and 14th at 7pm, complete with champagne and truffles. Visit here for more information and to buy tickets. 

Happy Valentine's Day! 
~ Lizzie ~ 

p.s. Perhaps you will be getting engaged on Wednesday...if so, good luck with the proposal and congratulations in advance! 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Valentine's Day Ideas

The most beautiful chocolate bark from Lagusta's Luscious in New Paltz.

Valentine's Day is around the corner and although it feels like we've just recovered from the season of holiday gift-giving craziness, you will be in some hot water if you don't give your significant other at least of token of your affection. Here are a few ideas...

For the person who loves house plants, this heart-shaped plant from The Sill. And for the girl who loves house plants, this t-shirt from Oui Fresh. 

For the person loves to smell nice but also strives to be environmentally conscious, these fragrance sets from PHLUR. 

For the gardener, this seed pack from the Hudson Valley Seed Company. 

And of course, chocolates from a local chocolatier, like Lagusta's Luscious and Oliver Kita

In need of some ideas for a date? How about a visit to the Dia: Beacon followed by some delicious (and cheap!) ramen at Quinn's in Beacon? Great way to celebrate a first date, a ten-year anniversary, or Galentine's Day! 

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lagusta's Luscious 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Reading for the Week!

2018 has certainly come in like a lion, with frigid temperatures hitting most of the country and now a government's hoping the next few weeks will be a bit brighter. 

A few fun links from around the web...enjoy! 

Some great photos of a recent wedding at Fishkill Farms in Dutchess County. 

Planning to get engaged this year? Here are the best wedding proposals of 2017, as compiled by the New York Times, if you need any ideas. 

Truly stunning wedding cakes

Ten tips for putting together an actual cheese "cake" in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. If I could do my wedding over again, I would do this!

Ideas for a wedding on a strict budget!

Happy Planning, 

Friday, December 29, 2017

A Little Sparkle for the New Year

The Petite Diamond Band from Noemie 

Happy New Year! Hoping 2018 is full of love and laughter (and a bit of sparkle) for you all. Some links for you, or perhaps your significant other, to enjoy! 

Mr. HVG gifted me this ring, shown above, for Christmas. It is truly petite but adds the perfect amount of sparkle. Using reclaimed gold and conflict-free stones, Noemie is a company that lives its social ethics. Click here for $50 off (!!!) your purchase.  

And if glimmer isn't your thing, how about a ring comprised of nontraditional materials? 

The glass and stone inlays of Bentwood rings are simple but unique. Or check out this walnut and diamond dust ring from Simply Wood Rings

Or perhaps a whiskey barrel/elk antler ring from Staghead Designs. Oh so cool. 

Happy 2018! 
Photo Credit: Neomie Jewelers