Real Wedding | Kirby & Ian, Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA

Featured Love Story

Last March, we featured a love story from one half of the fabulous blog The Short and and the Sweet of It,Alexa.

Now I’m thrilled to feature the love story of the other half of the blog, Kirby Brooks Todd, captured by the talented Rob & Lindsay Photos.

Kirby’s effortless chic style works flawlessly in the #swoonworthy backdrop of Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA.    The venue property is nothing short of dreamy and it came with sheep!!  Now that is a little sweet swoony animal.   I’m obviously swooned too much with this one to give it justice, so please enjoy their breathtaking big day and be sure to check out Kirby’s behind the love story interview and also a great TIP about wedding bands!

Swoon away!

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Keep swooning after the jump!!


Helen Ficalora Giveaway



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First, thank you to all of our fabulous friends who came out to the Valentine’s Day Party we hosted with Helen Ficalora this past Saturday.  We had tons of fun enjoying champers, charms, and chatting.

*My fab girls pictured above: Donna of Donna Daily, Lindzi, Ashley, and Marisa Perry.


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CONTEST ALERT!!  To continue our celebration of Valentine’s Day, Helen wants to give one lucky reader a 14k yellow gold cutout heart w/ diamond charm on an 18″ fine chain, (pictured above and I’m modeling it!)  with a value of $330!!  The charm is $205 and the chain is $125.

How To Enter: Follow the rafflecopter widget below to enter. If your name and email are not included, you do not qualify. Only open to U.S. residents.

Deadline: You have until Sunday, February 16th, at 11:59 PM EST to enter the giveaway.
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Giveaway fine print:  If you do not have one of the social media accounts listed, you may still enter by leaving a comment via rafflecopter.  I will not announce the winner on my blog; it will be available by Monday, February 17th, by request.
No purchase necessary; void where prohibited.  By entering into this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their state of residency.  Sorry, U.S. residents only.

Join ever swoon & Helen Ficalora this Saturday 2/8!

Ever Swoon and Helen Ficalora Party


I am honored to be hosting a swoon worthy soirée at Helen Ficalora store in Soho.  I’ve always been a fan of Helen Ficalora Jewelry and with their Soho location just a few blocks from ever swoon HQ, we are neighbors and friends.  I am swoon obsessed with their pieces and the love behind their brand.  Obviously, lots of love went into every charm, chain and bauble Helen creates but she also puts love of love back into the community.  She supports multiple charities, with one in particular very close to my heart, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

This Saturday, Helen is hosting Valentine’s day parties at each of her store locations throughout the country… Dallas, Bridgehampton, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Palm Beach to a few blocks away in Soho.  Stop by one of her locations this Saturday, Feb 8 and enjoy some refreshments and swoon worthy shopping!  If you are in NYC, I would love to meet you!

Date & Time – Saturday, February 8th from 2pm – 4pm

Location –  The Helen Ficalora Soho Store at 21 Cleveland Pl – NY NY 10012 (Btw Spring and Kenmare)

Enjoy – Champers, refreshments and a fabulous gift with purchase is available when you come in and shop!

Follow along – #swooningforHF  #showtheHFlove

Bride’s, recently asked your BFFs to be your bridesmaids?  Helen’s Charms are the perfect gift!

I hope to see you to you all there this Saturday!