November 9, 2011
You and Excel are having a full-fledged affair over your wedding. You know how many guests are vegetarians, who doesn’t eat fish, and how many hours open bar is likely to last (factoring in Uncle Ted.) You’ve also put thought into table convos – couples with kids seated at one, singles with set-ups at another, and a Republican at a table of Democrats. So with everything on the table you head to La Tavola Linen.
October 3, 2011
It has been a long week. And no, you don’t want to talk about it (unless it involves a job offer, a diamond, or a single George Clooney.) So, you do what you do best (according to your Ex) and decide to take really good care of yourself. You treat yourself to a drinking lunch. You pick up a few things at one of your favorite boutiques. Then, you head to the rooftop for a 90 minute Shangri-La at Shanti Face & Body Lounge.
September 28, 2011
You: Decisive, pleasant, understanding. You, Engaged: D – None of the above. So when a pony and lip gloss might cut it the other 364 days of the year, you’ll be expecting hair and makeup of Royal Wedding proportions on your big day. Duh. Your first call is to makeup artist Liz Bagatelos.
August 29, 2011
These days your beauty routine needs a PA. What used to take you 30 minutes takes almost 3 hours (and two weeks of Lean Cuisines). And that’s with hired help all over town. But even with all your beauty bases covered, your time is a wasting. Save yourself some with just one visit to Zimbali Salon & Spa.
July 17, 2011
Square-cut or pear-shaped, your engagement ring wouldn’t dream of changing its shape – and neither would you. Turns out Sacramento’s newest bridal boutique, SPARKLE Bridal Couture, has your figure all figured out. Promising to do more than merely compliment your curves, SPARKLE specializes in making women sizes 14-30 as jaw-dropping as the very best of best man’s speeches.
July 11, 2011
You dated for over a decade. He was your first…err…everything. And eventhough you’re over the fact that he married what’s her face, you still plan on proving it in an XS shift dress come Saturday night. And so what if you’re a tad bit overdressed. You plan on giving everyone at your high school reunion something to gawk about. Your secret? Safe with Joe Rare and Vibrant Life HCG.
June 20, 2011
Your summer weekend forecast calls for Showers. (Scattered baby followed by patchy bridal clouds.) Time to polish up on the ooh’s and ahh’s, and let the California Caramel Company do you a favor. Like with their Gourmet Caramel Apples – hand selected, orchard fresh Granny Smith Apples dipped in caramel, garnished in chocolate and delectable toppings.
May 23, 2011
You and Mother-in-law Nature haven’t always seen eye to eye. Take that camping trip last year. She thought a week without a shower and your Venus would be liberating. Turns out the only thing it liberated was your inner Sasquatch. But you’re all about second chances – so long as they involve jewelry. Which is why you should hear Little Relics out.
May 16, 2011
Sure you’d love to hire Jennifer Lopez as your wedding planner (and Matthew McConaughey as your groom.) But you’re pretty sure your parents would freak and it would definitely make things “weird” with your fiancé. Here’s a savvy bride workaround: Mimi & Co. presents Love and Lust, A Wedding Trends Event, this Sunday, May 22nd.