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Chicago, IL
Projects and how-tos from Tenereze | gifts for people you love
Interests: bridal, gifts, anniversary, birthday, entertaining
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I know. The word "wedding" immediately adds a 100% mark up on everything from dresses to favors to food. But what are the vital things that really do cost that much? I was reading this great blog on Huffington Post Weddings that gave on tips on 10 Things You Never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at Tenero
The moment it arrives in the mail, I'm examining the paper, the liner, everything. I loooove receiving a celebratory piece of snail mail and nothing tops a wedding invitation. I painstakingly addressed mine in white ink on navy envelopes. It looked so dashing and just slightly different enough to stand... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Tenero
I know. This can be a touchy subject. And there is the age-old cliché of what a bachelor party is supposed to be. I like to think that we as humans (women included) have moved past these benchmarks a la "The Hangover". When my husband was at the helm of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Tenero
I realized a while back that a lot of these posts involve the Maid of Honor. Not only does she have to know all the plans that the bride is making, she’s just as invested in seeing the day off without a hitch. Today's post is especially written for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Tenero
I love all kinds of jewelry. From low to high, they can transform your look so much. You know you need accessories for the wedding day but how many pieces and what kind? It all depends on the style of the dress. 1. Crystal and pearl drop necklace, $64 |... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Tenero
My hair grows like weeds. In the last five years I’ve gone from elbow length locks to a pixie cut back to long layers and short again. But I knew for my wedding three years ago that I wanted to wear my hair up, which meant accelerating hair growth. Ok,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Tenero
Hands down, if I could only have one beauty product in my arsenal (ok, maybe two cause I have dry –combination skin and need moisturzier), it’d have to be the 1. Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily cleanser. I ran out of it two weeks ago and my face has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Tenero
Ever wondered why celebrities always look like perfection in all the red carpet photos? It's because they practice in front of the mirror. Seriously. You shouldn't feel shy about practicing your wedding day smile and poses in front of the mirror either! I have a special guest post from Natalie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Tenero
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I had a fantastic one full of egg hunting, eating my weight in chocolate and family time (including celebrating my mom's birthday)! I get to announce the three winners for the Affinitas Intimates giveaway. Congratulations go to: **Val, Stephanie and Beth!** Two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Tenero
I can't wait to take my niece Easter egg hunting tomorrow. There's something really exciting about unfurling the grass to find little pops of pastel. Since I'm a competitive person I'll have to do my best to keep my paws from snatching them all up for her... Here are some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Tenero
If you've got wedding on the brain (and I wouldn't expect anything else!), then this is perfect for you. Here are some of the latest news stories surrounding bridal. Couples Can Build their own App - no coding required! What if you could create an app for your guests to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Tenero
Today's post is so sumptuous and chock full of tips, I can't wait for you to see it unfold. Barton G. Weiss is one of the most sought-after event concept designers out there. From styling the Versace Mansion to pulling off the most elaborate Fortune 500 ados, he's the man... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Tenero
During my wedding planning, I had a lot of ideas for gifts but ultimately, they were a string of gifts rather than one large item. My nieces and nephew played flower girls and ring bearer and they got goodie bags that I sewed in paper packets. I would love to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Tenero
What a great way to start off the week! My wonderful and generous friends at Affinitas Intimates are giving away their luxurious Bridal sets which include: Bustier Push-up bra Brazilian thong Garter Three lucky winners will be sent a set of their choice. For your chance to win the 4-piece... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Tenero
Me too...
I love the nail colors too. Time for a mani!
Happy Friday, everyone! If you've ever considered a rainbow of pastels for your wedding palette, you can achieve it with a few tasteful areas. But where to start, you ask? Figure out what station will have what color. Rather than flooding all the colors at the dessert table, pick cotton... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Tenero
They're not just for Easter anymore. This season, all the celebs are out and about in pastels whether it be dresses, coats or just everyday wear like shirts and chalky-hued denims. Here are a few wearable trends for anyone. Jessica Alba steps out in minty jeans. A great look for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Tenero
My wedding day blues are anything but! I love the color and used a navy hue in my own color palette on my day. It's such a soothing color and serves as a beautiful backdrop for a day or night time event. Where will you use touches of blue? 1.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at Tenero
I can't remember a time that the blossoms had already peaked by mid-March. All around the buds are out and the trees are filled with tiny and luscious blooms. I love it! What are your biggest palette inspirations for the wedding? Have you thought about pastels? They're easy to mix... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Tenero
You're probably thinking, what's the big dea? I have a diamond ring. But what if the whole ring, the band, the setting, everything, is diamond. Now it's happened. Swiss jeweler Shawish has just produced the first all-diamond ring, a whopping 150 carats and worth about $68 million. I have to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at Tenero
I had had a pretty good rhythm going. I was doing yoga at least once a week, a home DVD and some extra cardio by walking instead of taking the bus to work. And then it hit me - a horrible cold that put me out of commisson about three... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Tenero
I love that. So much more time to see everyone and have a go-with-the-flow attitude :)
Me neither!
It's been record-breaking heat and I'm loving it. I had to bring out the summer dresses this week and we've started hiking the trails in our neighborhood too. One of the factors that motivates me to work out is a new spring work out wardrobe. Just a few new pieces... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Tenero