Sometimes I'm at a loss for what to buy Lucas, my family, or my coworkers, but I feel like it's always easy to buy gifts for my BFF, Kristina. I know her so well that I can always find a million things that I know she'll love. Here are a few gifts that are BFF-appropriate, inspired by my best friend since Kindergarten:
1. "What Would Audrey Do?" so she can read about your shared idol: Amazon ($10).
2. Gold mercury glass votives to decorate her new place: One Kings Lane ($25).
3. Gold stud earrings: Bing Bang ($40).
4. Pink NARS Lipstick, which would look pretty with anything: Sephora ($24).
5. A Birchbox subscription, because she loves beauty products almost as much as she loves getting packages: Birchbox ($120).
6. A pretty scalloped bangle: Kate Spade ($48).
7. A polka dot peplum top, which would look pretty for the holidays: Dorothy Parker ($27).
8. A ladylike purse in her favorite color: J.Crew ($238).
Lucas was one of a handful of Stanford graduate students chosen to be a 2012 Stanford Graduate Interdisciplinary Fellow. We attended the awards ceremony last week and I was beaming with pride!
Lucas's advisor introduced him and gave a brief summary of Lucas's research. He also said that Lucas was not only one of the most brilliant students that he's ever had, but also one of the nicest. I think that describes him in a nutshell. :)
I was blown away with these students' accomplishments - these people are seriously curing cancer and fixing global warming.
I am so proud of your accomplishments, Lucas. You are so deserving of this honor. XO
Have you ever gotten a gel or shellac mani? I love having my nails painted, but they always seem to chip right after I get them done. Shellac manicures dry instantly (think, no sitting still for an hour while it dries!) and last for 14+ days without chipping. I got one last week, and so far, it's still in perfect shape. I'm officially a convert. Have you ever gotten a gel manicure?
Yesterday, we hit the one-year mark for our wedding (yippee!), and last weekend I flew home to check out the place where our Georgia nuptials will take place. Vinewood is a historic plantation house with an amazing old barn (where the reception will be) and it sits on a gorgeous piece of land. Here are a few photos of Vinewood that I snapped on my iPhone, if you'd like to see.
Lucas and I want to see each other before the wedding so that we can connect in private and take care of photos before the party begins! :) I think this sweet garden is the perfect setting for our "first look" of the day. We're planning to start the ceremony around 4:30 pm, so I wanted to plan our visit around that time to see what the light is like. Isn't it lovely?
The ceremony will take place in front of a large tree on the property. I love the mismatched chairs that we'll use - they feel very rustic.
Our goal is to throw a great party for our friends and family, and Vinewood really felt like the perfect venue to accomplish that. and I cannot wait to marry you, Lucas. XO