Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monique Lhuillier - Evita Gown - Haute Couture Personified!

We have all come to know Monique Lhuillier as the designer for the Red Carpet Celebrities, but I have to say we have gone crazy over Monique Lhuillier's wedding gown Evita.

While visiting the 50th and France area in Edina, MN a few weeks ago I just had to stop in and see Donna Bohn, Salon Manager for the Monique Lhuillier Salon in Edina and their wonderful staff. When I walked in front of the salon I stopped dead in my tracks! I could not help but be taken back by a surprise to see the Evita gown in a stunning display(ala Dawn Bromander) love the chandelier. I snapped this picture of the display and one of the detail on the gown. The peacock feathers are breathtaking! I am told the gown also comes in ivory.

Each feather is hand stitched onto the gown. It's truly amazing and glamorous all in one. Monique's innovative style truly comes to the forefront with this silhouette and the beautiful tulle veil adding a sense of mystery and wonder. I'm not going to tell you how much it cost, because when I asked Donna and she told me, I said, "Is that all?" If you are a couture bride you owe it to yourself to see this amazing gown. On another side note - I wanted to say that Monique's bridal line this past season so reminded me of Princess Grace Kelly and then I read an article quoting Monique saying Grace Kelly was her inspiration. BRAVO Monique. Your look is truly Lovely, Stunning, Sophisticated, Delicate, Dainty yet Confident and so very much a lady personifying Grace! Bravo! Love it! Can you tell we love it?!?!

The salon at 50th and France in Edina, MN is located at 3928 West 50th Street, Edina, MN 55424. If you would like to make an appointment I would highly recommend calling 612-929-0747 or visiting

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Thomasina's Cashew Brittle

The one thing we love about blogging is to find something that is so amazing and tell everyone about it. Well I guess that is what blogging is suppose to be all about but sometimes when people blog they just ramble about random things or you get to a little TMI about the Blogger! Ooops I'm rambling!

Anyhow I have to tell you about an exhibitor who was at The Wedding Fair on January 18, 2009 in Minneapolis and who will again be at The Wedding Fair on March 15, 2009 in Minneapolis. It's Thomasina's Cashew Brittle! I have to say three words sum up the brittle! It's quite simple - OH MY GOD! It's a piece of heaven to say the least. And let me tell you once you have one piece you will want more and more and more and more and more! Since The Wedding Fair in January I have purchased the 1lb. box as gifts for friends and family from Kowalski Markets in Minneapolis and you can also for your own reference order online at I have to tell you it's funny to talk to people after you give the brittle as a gift because they all say the same thing. "OH MY GOD I could not stop eating it. Every time I would pass by the box I would have to open it and have another piece." And this is from people who workout at the health club all the time. OK so listen up brides! If you want to give favors for your wedding and you want your guests to talk about it for many years to come you better get in line and order your brittle now for your favors. Or better yet - if you are having a dessert table make sure you have it on your menu! Yummmmmmmmm!