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SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLOR TRENDS 05.20.11

We thought it would be a really great idea to inspire you with the latest color trends forecasted for the upcoming spring/summer planning brides.  These are colors that can set the whole tone of your entire wedding…..we hope you enjoy!

Cloth / Fabric Spring 2011 Colour Trends

For their take on the colors for Spring 2011 clothing trends, cloth manufacturers Lenzing believe that we won’t just be throwing off the darker colours of Fall 2010′s trends but possibly even the mentality that has gone with recent financially tough times. Thus they see Spring / Summer 2011 colors as those which are “uplifting” and “soften, energise, and excite.”

For the Spring / Summer 2011 season they’ve put forwards five key colour trends.

Celebration
Spring personified in a palette, the colors that make up this Spring 2011 color trend are mostly named after flowers: iris, viola, daffodil, poppy, and geranium. Unsurprisingly, should this color scheme take your fancy, this one should be worked into your Spring 2011 wardrobe as a part of your florals.

spring 2011 color celebration

Abstraction

I must confess to not liking this color palette in the leastl the turquoise clashes with the maroon to my eye, and how yellow green made it in there has left me stumped. This is one color trend for those who are loud and proud.

spring 2011 clothing colors

New Classic
According to Lenzing new and unexpected twists on classic elements, and naturally bright pigments, will develop into new classics. “Fabrics are classic, materials the same but all elements are somewhat twisted: fibers in unusual yarn-spinning and -counts, classical weave patterns in atypical materials clashed with a curious checkered design, an embroidery where you didn’t expect it – nothing loud, just enough to make you startle.”

summer 2011 colors

Aqueous
Sitting as our favourite Spring / Summer 2011 color trend ‘aqueous’ is also the most dangerous. An obvious color theme for Spring 2011 because of its nautical tones, such obviousness is also what is likely to see it lazily interpreted and applied – a danger for designers and labels looking to apply seasonal colors to their basics. To avoid such misapplication Lenzing believe it should be used with “floating” pieces where the fabric is the focus; an interpretation of the sheer clothingtrend seems a strong contender if you intend to work this color theme through your wardrobe.

spring 2011 nautical colors

Perleage
Subtle colours, bar for the jet black, this is a color trend all about sheen; in effect, luxurious and radiant colors menat to match with your radiant Summer tan.

spring 2011 color

Courtesy of FASHIONING.

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WEDDING TRENDS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2011 05.18.11

Here are the latest wedding trends for Spring/Summer 2011 from the experts over at Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

Rose Gold

Rose Gold “Rose gold gets its pink color from copper and can be found on many fashion forward, daring men and woman around town,” declares Jenny Seligmann, owner of Diamonds Forever San Diego.

Pocket Dresses

“I am seeing more and more gowns with pockets these days, especially in our A-Line dresses with the fuller skirts. They have little pockets hidden in the side seams,” says Courtney Gavin, owner of Isis Bridal Boutique.

Photo Wall Entrances

“Rather than displaying a single image on an easel, couples are opting to share their story in a larger-than-life way with multiple photos. This new trend makes a sensory impact on guests and lets them in on a couple’s life prior to the day of the wedding rather than just witnessing their special day,” says Meaghan Schmaltz, owner of Weddings Made Splendid. Schmaltz coordinated this wedding at the Ultimate Skybox on December 11, 2010.

Tie Clips

“With traditional suits becoming more prominent at weddings, grooms are starting to don Bond-esque classic attire with tie clips. Kenneth Cole has reasonably-priced, yet debonair clips,” says Nick Valley of Valley & Co.

Icing-Free Cakes

Some brides are skipping overly ornate cakes and choosing more natural-looking confections. “We’re seeing a new movement towards deconstructed cakes with an emphasis on taste and a rustic look,” says Annie Packman, founder of the wedding blogmarryyoume.com.

Custom Welcome Bags

“Welcome Bags are amazing gifts for your wedding guests. It’s a wonderful personalized way to say, ‘Thank you for coming.’ Items to consider should be consumable, portable and useful, not to mention fun,” chimes Diana Romero, wedding coordinator and owner of Ah! Le Party.

Dress Rental

Style out your wedding party in designer couture without asking them to max out their credit cards. According to Rent the Runway, “Friends don’t let friends buy bridesmaids dresses.” And just think, one less unwearable piece in the closet. renttherunway.com

Romantic Embellishments

“Custom, handmade headbands, sashes or jewelry are personalized touches that reflect a bride’s individual style and help her feel unique on her very special day,” explains Cecilia Church, owner of Vocabulary boutique.

Contents courtesy of Exquisite Weddings Magazine En Vogue Elements Spring/Summer 2011

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TAYLOR FILMS PRESENTS: SPRING FLING 2011 05.18.11

Here is a small video peek into the amazing San Diego Style Weddings Magazine Spring Fling 2011 event at Rancho La Jolla, all captured by Jason Taylor of Taylor Films.

With over 14 years in the profession, Taylor Films has become the cornerstone of the Southern California wedding industry. Our work is distinguished by artistically framed camera angles and stylized editing techniques. Our innovative process allows us to create works that are contemporary, yet classic and tailored to the individual traits of our clients. While most videographers offer simple wedding videos, we provide cinematic representations that bring your wedding day memories to life. We believe that your video should be timeless, breathtaking, and uniquely yours. We are confident that you will be impressed with Taylor Films. ~ Jason Taylor

 

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PREPARE FOR THE THE BIG DAY” WITH A VOLUMETRICS WEIGHT CONTROL PLAN ~ VENDOR FEATURE: BROOKE JOANNA BENLIFER, RD ON FOX5 NEWS 05.17.11
Tips and ideas for great and filling eating habits from nutritional health & wellness expert Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD that will trim you down and keep you full as you prepare for your wedding day on San Diego FOX 5 News.

Instead of starving yourself or attempting an unhealthy fad diet prior to your wedding, think of food as a way to increase your vitality and help you be in peak condition for your special day. Studies show that the top 5 most filling foods (apples, beans, eggs, fish & popcorn) each offer unique health benefits!!
Apples, beans & popcorn are great sources of fiber and beans provide filling protein, too. Eggs and fish provide excellent sources of protein and eggs contribute Vitamin D, while fish such as salmon & sardines are an excellent source of metabolism boosting, heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
To fill up without filling out, give these easy food combos a try:
Protein smoothie
Fruit & hard boiled eggs
Veggies & hummus
Salmon salad with Greek yogurt on a bed of greens
Air popped popcorn topped with Parmesan
You’ll be looking & feeling fantastic!
~ Brooke
Booke Joanna Benlifer, RD is a Cornell University graduate and Registered Dietitian. As a nutritional coach, she has expertise in weight management, emotional eating, sports nutrition, corporate wellness and integrative medicine. She offers special packages catered specifically to brides, grooms and wedding parties, helping them feel their best and reach their wellness goals.
You deserve to look and feel amazing on your special day!

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ THE MARINE ROOM 05.11.11


The Marine Room now features a private room perfect for an exquisite marriage celebration. This distinctive room, which seats up to 50 guests, features unparalleled views of the azure Pacific Ocean and La Jolla cove, taking dining to new heights of sophistication.

The Marine Room offers a truly magical setting for an intimate rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception. Every event becomes more inspired when you unite the creative and always adventurous cuisine of San Diego’s “Best Chef”, Bernard Guillas, with an exceptional service staff.

Incomparable views, impeccable service, award-winning cuisine and handpicked wines combine to create an event to surpass all expectations. For particularly large events, guests have the option of using the entire restaurant for complete buy-outs of up to 200 guests.

Stunning daytime affairs feature enchanting views of the sun and surf while the “surf lights” shine upon the ebb and flow of the evening tides during the dinner hours. The full-service catering staff, award-winning chef and sommelier are all on hand to help create the perfect ambience for memories that will last a lifetime.

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MOTHER OF THE OCCASION 05.06.11

Whether your are a Mother of the Bride (MOB) or Groom (MOG) here are some inspirational fashions from the Spring 2011 runway collections.

Slim bride’s mother’s wedding dresses are fashionable, get expert tips and advice on weddings and dresses.

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SOBELLE CHOCOLATE FAVORS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE 05.06.11

 

SoBelle Chocolate Favors Announces Launch of New Website

SoBelle Chocolate Favors has launched its brand new customer friendly website.

May 5, 2011

SoBelle Chocolate Favors, in San Diego, California, has officially launched their new website at www.sobellefavors.com.  SoBelle Chocolate Favors makes custom handcrafted favors for all occasions, specializing in wedding designs. They launched a brand new customer-focused, website this week. The website was designed with the customer in mind, with a picture showcase that allows the viewer to see the details of each piece. Customers wanting a custom designed piece are now able to view and get ideas for designing their own special occasion favors.

“We wanted to create a website in which customers would be able to view all of the many wonderful creations that can be achieved with a little bit of imagination and personalization” says Nada Adjadj.

Additional features include direct linked connection to the SoBelle Chocolate Favors Blogsite

About SoBelle Chocolate Favors:

SoBelle Chocolate Favors is a company specializing in wedding, social and corporate chocolate favors. We stand out among the competition because every detail is perfected. Not only are we widely known for the exquisite taste of our fine imported chocolate, we also receive praise for our unique and creative wrappings. SoBelle is sure to make all your events extra sweet!

What makes us different from others? Well, if you can dream it, we can make it! The customization of our chocolate arrangements is unprecedented and has no limit. Each favor is specifically crafted and tailored to meet our client’s need therefore each unique piece will leave a long–lasting impression which will not go unnoticed.

Nada Adjadj, the owner and designer, founded the company in 2006 as part of her life-long dream. Based on her cultural heritage, Nada truly believes no occasion is complete without customized, decorated chocolate favors. Nada has lived in several countries before moving to America, including Lebanon, Dubai, Greece, and Montreal, and it is these past experiences that gave her a unique and sophisticated eye for design, and allows her to create exquisite chocolate favors that are fit for all and any occasion. With SoBelle chocolate favors each and every one of your guests will walk away with a favor that is an adequate representation of the event itself, because each favor is customized and created to match the superior theme and design of the event.

SoBelle is European chocolate that no additives or preservatives are ever used, only fresh wholesome ingredients. We have variety of chocolate such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, mixed with nuts etc… We have earned our reputation by consistently providing our customers with the best.

For further information please contact:

info@sobellefavors.com

619.504.2651

 

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SPRING DELIGHT 05.05.11

GIUSEPPE’S DISH OF THE MONTH:

Colazione del Contadino

{Farmer’s Breakfast}

Colazione del Contadino (serves 1-2)

  • Cage Free Organic Eggs each 4
  • Baby Zucchine with Blossom Each 4
  • White Onion Each 1/4
  • Feta Cheese Cup 1/4
  • Grated Parmiggiano Reggiano Cup 1/2
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tbsp 2
  • Granulated Sugar Tsp 1
  • Crusty Levain Bread Slices
  • Any Fruit of your liking for side dish

Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk them with some salt and pepper. In an Omelet Pan or Cast Iron Skillet Heat up 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil, dice the onions and slice the zucchini in to small little circles, then combine with the olive oil and let it brown a bit. Add the zucchini blossoms and let them wilt for a minute or so, then add the eggs, the feta and season with salt and pepper With the help of a rubber spatula start lifting the bottom of the frittata and let the lose eggs get underneath in order to cook properly. Once the bottom is cooked flip it over and cook the other side. Turn off the heat and let it rest.

Take the slices of bread, drizzle the remaining of the olive oil and either grill them or toast them, when done sprinkle the sugar on it.

Cut the fresh fruit to your liking and serve.

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There is something so fascinating about simplicity in cooking, especially using classic methods and fresh ingredients. I grew up eating very simple dishes created from the most seasonal ingredients. At the farm we didn’t really know any different, since everything was sourced there. With very few trips to the grocery store, we ate everything that was available that season and there were plenty of choices.

This dish reminds me so much of my Grandmother (Nonna Antonia would have been 100 this year). On early mornings in the Spring, the outdoor temperature would still be a bit low in our area of Italy, and on busy days my father would ask me to go help Nonna Antonia. Like most kids, I would ask, “What do I get to do?” His answer would be, “Get your Nonna to cook you breakfast before we start the day, and you get to pick the ingredients you want.”

Even at that age, I would think, “Cool!” I already knew that I was going to become a chef, so it was a no brainer to take a quick walk around the farm and pick the ingredients.

Stop #1 – Figure out the protein. I would see all our chickens and pick the eggs still warm (No kidding! How much fresher can you get than that.) A couple of times they got kind of mean and started chasing after me.

Stop #2 – Figure out the vegetable part of the meal. I would see a beautiful baby zucchini with a nice little blossom and think “Frittata!” Then I would pick some onions and keep wandering around the garden.

Stop #3 – No breakfast would be served without fruit, so I would pick whatever looked best and would be easiest to reach. As a kid, there were a couple of times when, trying to be helpful, I climbed a fruit tree too high and took a bad fall. After that I always looked for things that could more easily be  accessed, like the little wild strawberries I loved. They were so sweet, one bite was like pure sugar on your tongue.

Once all the ingredients were in my little wicker basket I would go back to the farmhouse and my Nonna would take care of the rest. Colazione del Contadino was one of my very favorite breakfasts, a simple and flavorful frittata accompanied by a couple of pieces of grilled bread with our olive oil and some sugar (a cheap version of French Toast.) Every bite was so good, I can still see the smile on my Nonna’s face. She was so proud of her little grandson, and she always made me feel very special.

So since it’s springtime, I felt like giving you a very simple dish idea to make for your kids, or better yet, have them help make it and learn how to do it just like I did.

The one thing you may not be able to find is the cheese we used, because back then we would make our own Caciotta, which is a semisoft cheese made from sheep’s milk. I am pretty sure that nobody in this town will have that, so I suggest a great substitute – fresh feta.

Visit the downtown farmer’s market and look for Spring Hill, which is the very best feta product at this moment. While you are at the market, make sure to buy cage-free organic eggs and baby zucchini with blossoms. The dish photos show the kind of fruit I would serve at this time of the year.

Enjoy!

Giuseppe

 

Specializing in Wedding, Corporate Event and Celebration Catering in La Jolla & San Diego! Planning a special event, a wedding, a party, a corporate lunch… GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering of San Diego & La Jolla will create, cater and customize every detail of your next festivity with a menu to tempt any invited guest. Imagine your special day through our sample wedding menus. Every delicious element, each luscious ingredient was carefully selected to express the desires of the bride and groom. We, at GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering will cater your wedding day, a celebration to cherish forever. Whether it’s a Board of Directors luncheon in the conference room, an elegant cocktail reception for your clients, or a festive, holiday celebration for employees, GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering is San Diego ‘s premier choice to cater any business event. Make your next elegant corporate event end in praise and success. We invite you to stop by the Museum Café in La Jolla for breakfast Saturday or Sunday beginning at 9am or for lunch, between 11 am and 3 pm each day. Or just stop in for a quick cup of Giuseppe’s famous, steaming Cappuccino with a foamy crest while enjoying the breeze over La Jolla Cove.

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ LA JOLLA WOMAN’S CLUB 05.04.11

To host a wonderful and memorable wedding in a beautiful setting is the dream of brides to be. The La Jolla Woman’s Club fulfills that dream.

Imagine the ambience of beautiful old trees, lush green grass, an abundance of flowers and proximity to the ocean’s cool breezes all providing an unforgettable outdoor wedding.

The La Jolla Woman’s club provides ample room for family and guests to mingle and stroll around the restful atmosphere all within beautiful La Jolla.

Whether indoors or out, the courtyard is lovely and private, the ballroom spacious for dining and dancing.

What could be more exciting than having your special day in a place of such beautiful surroundings, and a place where it is convenient for family and friends to enjoy your special day with you!

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PRINCESS CATHERINE’S WEDDING DAY LOOKS 04.30.11

The lace applique for the gown’s bodice and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. It was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

The bride’s gown featured individual flowers hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create an organic design with rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs.

The bride wore a translucent veil, apparently in spite of a tradition for a royal bride to leave her face uncovered in order to show she is not an impostor.

The wedding gown was classic-looking, in silk gazar with long, intricate Chantilly lace sleeves and a V-shaped neckline.

Catherine’s dress is likely to be a force of pop culture for years to come, influencing fashion trends and reinforcing the sociological significance of the white wedding gown.

The bride slipped into her second wedding dress — also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen — to attend an evening reception hosted by her new father-in-law, the Prince of Wales. The dress is a white satin strapless gown with a circle skirt and diamente detailing around the waist.
Catherine demonstrated that she was more than fit to become a princess with her amazing choices. She looked stunning and we believe that choosing the house of McQueen shows great homage payed by her to a great fashion icon and has placed her in the same iconic status.

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