cocktail napkins

friday five: links to stuff we love.

You guys. Two big pieces of news. 1) J IS BACK. Stay tuned for posts on her amazing honeymoon. 2) We are ready for the WEEKEND. We know you’re shocked. Check out five things that are making us happy right now:

Friday Five Link Love
bikini + shades + cocktails + watermelon = our perfect weekend

1. L Space Print Wrap Top. L*Space makes the best bikinis; every year, one silhouette dominates Pinterest. Last year it was the Audrey fringe top; this year it’s the Chloe wrap top. We love how the wrap-style gives us maximum adjustability. Bonus: the print reverses to basic black.

2. TOMS Aviators. We are both devoted Ray-Ban wearers…but right now we’re really loving these Kilgore aviators at our favorite do-good company, Toms. For every pair sold, Toms will give a child the gift of sight. We’re offering a special discount on these just for you. Call Sole at 912-764-7463, mention “The Glitter Life” and get an extra 15% off a pair for yourself.

3. Cocktail Napkins. MUST HAVE. This adorable cocktail napkin (comes in a set of four) would look even better sitting underneath a Grapefruit Paloma.

4. Watermelon Salad. One of our favorite summertime recipes. So easy to throw together – all you need is watermelon, mint and feta.

5. How To: Host a Successful Sale on Instagram! If you need a little extra cash to support your bikini and sunglasses habit (ahem), check out these handy suggestions for throwing a killer closet sale on Instagram. Haul out your gently-used duds, snap some pics, and start making money. Then spend it on cute cocktail napkins.

PS – We’re excited to celebrate our wonderful mothers this weekend! Share your Mother’s Day pics with us on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo).






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weekend instagram diary.

8.12.13 Collage
l and baby joe road-tripped in search of annie sloan chalk paint // the perfect gift for us: to-do list cocktail napkins // fresh flowers on the dining room table = one of life’s little luxuries // matching pink bracelets for girls’ night. of course. // sangria with honorary glitter girl kate // dinner at cibo e beve // J tweets with andy cohen // a little r & r at reynolds landing pool // romes soaks up the sun // pool necessities.

We’re in it to win it this week. There’s TONS to do before we head to Las Vegas on Monday for MAGIC, including a little renovation at Dish (using that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), networking (over champs at Lure, naturally) with the fabulous Kelly of Austen Hill and finalizing our trend list for fall. Stay tuned for some great posts this week, including the summer version of our short-trip packing strategy and a play-by-play of J’s hair transformation.

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get this 'party' started.

We love an excuse to throw a party. And since we only elect a president every four years… why not? Plus, there’s lots of cute political decor to be found. Let us share:

1. You’re Invited: 

just change the wording on this fun invite to suit your Tuesday night bash.

2. Festive Tableware:

Election Plate
hopefully your guests won’t be too nervous to eat off these super cute plates.
Romney napkin
you know how we feel about cocktail napkins.

3. Party Tray:

Party tray
greet your guests with this cocktail tray.

4. Headwear:

Red/White/Blue Headband
really, when is a tiny hat NOT appropriate? hello, hostess with the mostess…

5. Election Day Cocktails: Check out these 5 all-American libations!

Election Cocktails
We’ll take an El Presidente, please!

Rock the vote TOMORROW, glitter girls!


J + L

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friday five.

Happy Friday, Glitter Girls!

Whew, it’s been a crazy week. L’s been working on her new website–a few thousand photos later, it’s almost ready. J has been in the middle of media madness, prepping for the Tavern at Phipps’ twentieth anniversary party. Read on for the rest of our weekend picks!

Sushi: Boy, do we love us some sushi. L’s in Atlanta for Market, so we met up with some her friends at Starfish in Buckhead last night. We love this place–the rolls are creative and the service is friendly. Don’t live in Atlanta (or feel like staying in)? Check out this article and learn how to make your own sushi.

Kingdom of Heaven Roll
try the Kingdom of Heaven roll: spicy tuna roll topped with cream cheese, masago, eel & avocado.

DIY: Weekends are for DIY, right? We are totally doing this Sea Urchin sculpture on Sunday. Look out, Kelly Wearstler.

Glam Sea Urchin
toothpicks + styrofoam ball + gold spray paint = DIY work of art.

Fall cocktail:Because every weekend deserves its own signature drink, mosey on over to the cute blog Two Tarts and make a Vanilla, Pear and Vodka cocktail.

Vanilla, Pear & Vodka Cocktail
those little black specks are scrapings from the vanilla bean!

Party: If you’re in Atlanta this weekend, check out the twentieth anniversary bash at the Tavern at Phipps. J can assure you this Atlanta landmark knows how to throw a party…

Tavern At Phipps
fun, right!?

Shop: We were *beyond* excited when Zara Home launched this week (with free shipping in October, no less). Super cute and affordable (just like the Zara clothing line), Zara Home offers everything from bedding to bath accessories to cocktail napkins.

Wooster table.
Must have. Stat.

What are you up to this weekend!?


L + J

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