Wednesday, October 31, 2012

W.A.T.W. ~ Halloween Addition

In Honor of Halloween I thought I'd share some of this year's celebrity Halloween Fashions compliments of InStyle!  Although the photos don't show the stars in some glamorous locale, it's fun to see them partake in such a fun Holiday!  Enjoy!!

Lauren Conrad as a chic ghost and as Mary Poppins. Which is your fav? Conrad

Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) as Beyonce
Justin Campbell/
Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest as Bonnie and Clyde
 Christina Aguilera and boyfriend Matthew Rutler as The Queen and her Knight

Kim Kardashian as a mermaid
Getty Images
 Emma Robers as Aunt Julia in Pretty Woman
 Jessica Alba, husband Cash Warren and daughter Honor as 'The Incredibles'
Jessica Alba/Twitter
 Fergie and Josh Duhamel as Angelyne and Dennis Woodruff
 90210's Shenae Grimes as Mattel's Frankie Stein
Getty Images
 P Diddy as my man Prince!
Christina Millian as the Queen of Hearts 
 Glee's Chord Overstreet as Brad Pitt
Also from Glee, Chris Colfer as a llama assassin and Ashley Fink as a bunch of grapes.  Best part about this photo is it brings me back.  My mom made that same costume for my sister years ago!  
 Neil Patrick Harris as a Vampire
Which one is your fav???

Monday, October 29, 2012

My Travel Day Necessities!

I recently returned from a trip to Cancun/Riviera Maya which is one of my favorite places in the whole world!  One of the biggest reasons I love visiting that area so much is it's so easy to get to.  Catch an early morning flight from Minneapolis/St Paul and you can be on the beach by noon!  That's SO awesome isn't it?  The downside ~ airline travel is not the glamorous gig it used to be!  Here are a few of my 'travel day' must haves that ALWAYS find their way into my carry on!

LOVE this document holder! I purchased it at TYPO at the Mall of America in a really cool bronze color.  It holds my passport and all of my travel documents so they are all organized and in one place!  Typo has SO many cool accessories for travel.  Check them out next time you are at the MOA or online here!

Discovered this really neat spray at one of my latest visits to Ulta.  Really works to set your makeup so you can nap away on the plane and arrive at your destination looking fresh and beautiful!

Another great find at Ulta.  Flying is so drying to your skin and as my skin is super sensitive it seems even more so.  A few spritzes of my hydramist leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated!

I found this great memory foam travel pillow in the SkyMall catalog.  It seems a bit pricey but I can vouch it's worth every penny!  The case keeps it clean and compact and the memory foam and cozy velour cover make catching a few zzz's on the plane so much better!

We all know Burt's Bees is great to keep your lips in tip-top shape.  I'm a lover of anything shiny and glittery so of course my Burt's Bees has to have a shimmer factor! This champagne shade is my fav! You can find it at any of your local drugstores.  A few dollars well spent!

The good old days of complimentary snacks are gone!  Since I love my snacks, Twizzlers and Chex Mix are an in-flight favorite of mine! Easy to pack and takes care of both my cravings - sweet or salty!

I'm not embarrassed to admit that every Friday when I visit my mailbox there's always a bit of anticipation and excitement wondering who will grace the cover of this week's People Magazine!  Love bringing the latest issue on the plane with me.  Not only is it easy reading but I feel like I'm really paying it forward when I leave my already 'cover to cover read' mag behind for someone else! 

Lastly, I have no idea how I would ever again travel without my iPad!  Music, movies, catch-up on a little work and most importantly my Kindle app!  Makes a long flight so much more tolerable!!

So there you have it ~ my travel bag favs! I'd love to hear what your never travel without items are! C'mon, share them with us below!!

Until next time...
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Hard Rock Hotels - Weddings by Colin Cowie

I figured since I've been raving so much about the Hard Rock weddings recently I should share a couple of photos to illustrate. Even if you're not a weddings-obsessed gal like me or an engaged bride in the market for destination wedding options, I think you'll agree that these are simply gorgeous!

*Don't forget: If you click on one of the photos below you can scroll through to see each one in a much larger size.*

I'm so looking forward to the drawing next week when we get to announce the lucky bride who's going to win one of these Hard Rock weddings (valued at $2,000). Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 2012 Wedding Fair ~ Photo Recap

We had a great time at the Wedding Fair yesterday! In case you missed it, I'm going to do a photo recap below so you can check out our booth and some of the latest trends featured at the show.

Just a reminder that we'll be doing the prize drawings next Monday, October 22nd and will announce the winners via e-mail. I am so excited to see who wins! As I explained in my last blog post, we're partnering with Palace Resorts to give away a $2,000 destination wedding designed by Colin Cowie. They are so classy! Also, we're giving away three Midwest Travel Service vouchers to be used towards any honeymoon vacation package. Furthermore, if the winners happen to be fans of MTS on facebook, their voucher amount will double [from $50 to $100, from $75 to $150 and from $100 to $200]! Please log-on and 'like' us if you haven't already :)

Wide-shot of the MTS booth - We loved the Palace Resorts beach banner!

Entry table

Adorable setup by Theresa. Lots of compliments on the flip-flops and bride + groom wine bottle covers

Our signature 'Just Married' luggage tags and plenty of brochures!

Our fabulous interns sporting pink for breast cancer awareness

Lots of ruffles, ruching and lace this season- Probably not that fit for a beach wedding but fun to look at anyway!

One of the dresses featured by the Wedding Shoppe

{My personal fav}

Here's a look at some really fun cakes!

According to Lunds and Byerly's, cupcakes are still the 'hottest' option

Perfect for a bridal shower or bachelorette party dessert?

The frosting was so intricate!

Here's a peek at featured table settings:
Honestly, the black back-drops and cold Convention Center lighting do NOT do them justice.

The owners - Andrea, Theresa and Maria

I snuck in for a pic with them

All of the gals... We had a great day meeting all of the brides-to-be!

Again, if you were one of the brides that entered our giveaway(s), please check your email next Tuesday to see if you won one of the travel vouchers or better yet, the destination wedding valued at $2,000!

Maria, Andrea and Theresa set off for Mexico this morning to do a variety of site inspections and to celebrate the grand opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun which opens on 10.18.12. I can't wait to see their pictures next week~ Based on everything else Palace Resorts has done in the past, it is going to be nothing short of spectacular!

Have a great week everyone!