Friday Round Up

We are now deep into “wedding season”, friends. This means pretty cornflower bouquets, delicious lemonade-mixed cocktails, and scorching hot outdoor ceremonies that inspire a whole new use for those wedding programs.

Prep for a sun-soaked July wedding with melt-proof makeup, then top off your look with milkmaid braids inspired by Valentino’s Fall 2013 Couture runway. Give playful summer wedding themes a spin and let your guests sign a globe guestbook!

Speaking of International affairs, this weekend is France’s Bastille Day. Celebrate La Fête National with fellow Franchophiles at Pix Patisserie in Portland, Oregon. Kick-start the Saturday event with a 5k Fun Run which includes costumes and wine-fueled pit stops along the race route. Live music, dancing, and a champagne-and-oyster bar are an excellent way to celebrate French Nationalism stateside. Won’t be in Oregon this weekend? Throw on your beret and whip up a batch of France’s fanciest cookies—irresistible macarons. Ooh la la!


Bastille Day, waterproof mascara, macaroons, braided hair, globe wedding guest book

1. Topshop's Waterproof Kohl Pencil, $10 via PopSugar | 2. Valentino’s Milkmaid Braids via The Cut | 3. Globe Guest Book via Ruffled | 4. Bastille Day Celebration at Pix Patisserie; Eiffel Tower photo via Enticing Nostalgia | 5. Macaron Recipe via Martha Stewart; Macaron photo via Just Splendid