I’m wearing my Blee Inara monogram necklace right now, and it’s my pick this week for my Fab Find bridesmaid’s gift — and Moms and flowergirls love them, too! Weddings are all about personalization, and so are bridesmaids’ gifts, and this pretty initial piece on a chain, cord or suede is a gift your bridesmaids will definitely love and use all the time! Take a look through the Blee Inara site, and you’ll find a fabulous collection of stylish jewelry pieces that’ll get you shopping for yourself as well. And I love this comment from a bride-to-be that I spoke to at a big bridal industry event, who saw me wearing my ‘S’ necklace: “That would be such a terrific gift for my groom’s young daughters! We’re planning to include them in our ceremony, take vows with them, and give them little jewelry gifts of their own after we exchange our rings…and these necklaces would be perfect!” How sweet is that?
Fab Find! Little Black Dress Vodkas
I love these kicky vodka flavors so much, I included Little Black Dress Vodka in my recent roundup of the Best Bridal Party Gifts on BridalGuide! The flavors are fabulous, with just a touch of blueberry pomegranate, black cherry vanilla, and pineapple honey, and the site has some fab recipes that you can use for your pre-wedding parties, the wedding itself, or the after-party! And of course, your bachelorette party gets tasty with recipes like the Black Cherry Latte, Pineapple Honey Mojito, Blueberry Fresh Smash, Blueberry Lemonade and More. Here’s a recipe from their site:
Little Black Dress Fresh Squeeze (220 calories)
1 1/2 oz Little Black Dress Classic Vodka
Splash of Cointreau
3 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients, roll to mix and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
Check out www.lbdvodka.com for more recipes and great ideas on their blog! This is one fun and festive drink collection, for your own bar, entertaining and as gifts!
Fab Find! Shimmer and Bliss Scarves
Shimmer and Bliss is a name you need to know…they’re a fabulous company creating gorgeous, air-silk scarves in stunning colors — mine are in Sage and Amethyst! Wear them as a traditional scarf, as a hair accessory, even a waist wrap and in so many other ways, including pairing them with other Shimmer and Bliss scarves for a multi-hued effect.
Scarves are the In accessory for budget-revving your wardrobe, and I’ve picked them as one of my Fab Finds for bridesmaids’ gifts…personalizing the color choices to your bridesmaids. The whole idea of ‘friends’ is a big one with this company. Owner and designer My-Cherie (coolest name ever!) names each of her designs after one of her best friends. So you may find styles bearing your own bridesmaids’ names! Or just pick the colors you love for each of your girls, or let them pick from your thank-you gift display at a bridesmaid luncheon. They’re a terrific thank-you gift your bridesmaids will definitely use again and again.
I’m also thinking these would be great gifts for the moms, and for your wedding coordinator and other vendors!
Even better, Shimmer and Bliss is a charity minded company, with a % of their sales given to a collection of charities they love. Check it out here: http://shimmerandbliss.com/community-giving-back/
The container above is how your scarf will arrive…
And the scene below shows how you can get a few Shimmer and Bliss scarves to wear on your honeymoon! Love it!
The team at Shimmer and Bliss also suggested something I think is marvelous, especially for a destination wedding: these scarves would be fantastic sashes that bridesmaids can wear for a color pop on their bridesmaid dresses! That’s brilliant, just like the colors in the Shimmer and Bliss collection. Visit www.shimmerandbliss.com to see all of the wonderful styles that My-Cherie offers…