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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NYC Glimpse

We were in NYC last week for a quick trip, mainly to attend a special event at the United Nations.

Cory worked on a recent Holocaust documentary, "The Last Flight of Petr Ginz" and the United Nations have been doing a lot of promotion for it. They hosted a special screening in conjunction with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 25th, and invited him to come and speak on a panel.

Here's the trailer for the film:

Trailer from Cindy Hill on Vimeo.

But before we got to the UN, we took a few days to enjoy the city.

Natural History Museum, Nintendo World Store, Magnolia Bakery, Liberty Island.
Cory's mom came along for the fun, and we were delighted to have her there.

Then on to the United Nations!

 Looking so official. 
He did an amazing job, made me proud!

Cory also got to spend some time with this amazing man, one of the 4 surviving boys from Terezin (Nazi prison camp) and good friend of Petr Ginz.

Outside UN Headquarters, the flags down for the night.

Not pictured:
- pizza!
- walking and walking and walking
- shopping
- delayed flights, every time
- cold
- little dogs with coats on
- street performers
- not getting lost at all!
- furry boots

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend Glimpse

There was a little party at my house this past weekend! A dear friend was having a birthday, so we threw together a little informal surprise party. It was such fun!

Please ignore the Christmas tree that is in the pictures below. I am lazy.

 Party hats and confetti, waiting.

 Table set.

 Confetti fun.

 Hiding, about to surprise the guest of honor.

 The birthday girl, surprised!

 Party hats.

 Birthday candles.

Confetti, everywhere.

I'll have some more photos in a few days, showing off the lovely cake and other such things.

Not pictured:
- chicken pot pie
- tiny gold stars
- ICP planning
- Jimmy John's
- sunshine
- suitcases
- cat snuggles
- baby shower

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Friday

I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead!
I'll be sharing some details from our whirlwind NYC trip on Monday.
"cloud lights" by Alexis Mire

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Collections: Balloons

I've noticed balloons making a big comeback recently... seems they're popping up in everything from fashion shoots to weddings. I love the impact they make in a big group!

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weekend Glimpse

How do the weekends fly by so quickly?

New coat. Hot pink + stripey lining!

Our cooking club met, and we made homemade bread and creamy tomato soup. Then we slathered the bread with butter and made the world's most awesome grilled cheese sandwiches. 7 kinds of cheese, 4 meats, and sundried tomatoes. Mmmmmmmmm.

Hemming some pants for the hubs.
You know I only bought that tape measure because it's pale pink.

Not pictured:
- ice cream with raspberry balsamic vinegar. Yes, vinegar.
- painting a little one's nails
- cats, entertaining
- cold!
- glittery pinecones
- vintage dishes
- cheese shopping
- 15 cups of flour
- voting
- furry slippers

Friday, January 20, 2012

Courtney's Wedding, Part 3

My recap of Courtney's wedding concludes with some portrait shots. (See the first post here.)

Paper Star Pictures
did an amazing job with the photography, and I think their portraits are just phenomenal. Here's some of my favorite shots from the wedding!

That wraps up Courtney's wedding recap! Thanks for joining me for another wedding week. As I've married off almost all the people around me, I'm afraid that will be it for a while. ;-D

All images by Paper Star Pictures.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Courtney's Wedding, Part 2

My recap of Courtney's wedding continues with a look at some of the details. (See the first post here.)

Annie's amazing flowers added the perfect woodsy feel, and she tucked in gold skeleton leaves for a touch of elegance.

The decor included about a million candles, bits of moss, and wood slices. We used these on just about every surface, and they made the whole evening sparkle. There were also crystals woven into grapevine, brown velvet ribbon, pink japanese lanterns, and some Hello Kitty toasting flutes (just for the bride, or course).

The guests were served an amazing meal, followed by an array of sweets: chocolate wedding cake, white groom's cake, cheesecake with berries, a candy buffet, and cotton candy. The wedding cake was modeled after this woodgrain masterpiece, and was as delicious as it was lovely. The cotton candy was a special request of the bride, and it was such a hit! Just about everyone was walking around with a pink fluffy cone. The candy buffet featured different pink and chocolate candies, showcased in glass apothecary jars. Glassine bags and pink labels were on hand for the guests to create their own favors.

You can see some of our inspiration for the wedding on our Pinterest board. Here's how all the little details turned out!

I included the photo of Cory and his little cousin because they were a big part of the day, as they always are. ;-D

Next up, portraits!

All photos by Paper Star Pictures.