Fab Find: Pose Perfectly With Parasols!

One of the latest trends for Spring and Summer weddings is posing with some picture perfect parasols! These beautiful pieces can create unique and memorable photo ops at any location. Not only do they provide fabulous photos, but can be a great addition to offer to your guests. If you are having an outdoor affair where the sun may be a factor, consider having one available for each  guest to use -these make for a great favor or keepsake!

Looking for an eye catching color to provide some contrast with your bridal party? Talk with your planner about coordinating your parasol selections so they will be sure to complement your color scheme. For 2012, some of the hottest colors are pastels such as lilac and celedon as well as bright and vivid hues like electric pink and of course, Pantone’s color of the year tangerine tango. Check out some of our favorite shades that can be found on Cultural Intrigue.

We love the addition of parasols at weddings and events as they certainly add a very special touch! This great shot was taken by our good friends at The Studio Photographers at Mallard Island Yacht Club – how much fun is that?!

Time for Tea!

Looking for locations for a bridesmaids’ luncheon or bachelorette weekend brunch? Well look no further. Alice’s Tea Cup, the trendy little tea room in NYC is the perfect spot!

Alice’s caters to customers of all ages, and as soon as you enter the door, you feel as if you have stepped back into your childhood. Fairy wings (that you are welcome to wear or purchase) along with other whimsical décor, adorn the various rooms inside. The chic fairy-tale atmosphere is perfect for the bride-to-be to share time with her bridesmaids or closest friends and family before her big day.

At Alice’s you will find a wide assortment of tea types from all around the world from traditional Black Teas to exotic Tisane Teas. If you would like to try something truly unique, the menu even offers a list of beverages called “Mar-tea-nis and such” that includes specialty teas combined with alcohol and other specialty ingredients. In addition to the wonderful teas you will find in this culinary wonderland, you will also find another tasty delight loved by all- the scones!

Anyone who has tried Alice’s Tea Cup knows that the scones are truly out of this world. These delectable treats are made fresh daily, and come with a sweet, creamy fruit butter to spread on top. Not to mention, they are a lovely compliment to the wonderful tea you will be sipping.

Alice’s Tea Cup has 3 different locations in NYC and offers breakfast, brunch and lunch. Reservations can be made for bridal showers and luncheons, and they even offer “Alice’s After Hours” if you are interested in having a private party in the evening.

Just recently, our beautiful bride-to-be Kisha had a bridal shower at Alice’s on Saturday, May 14th.

If you are interested in hosting your next event with stylish fairy-tale flair Alice’s Tea Cup is the place to go!

Venue Spotlight- The Cosmopolitan ~ Las Vegas

Last week, TFT headed out west for an event and had the opportunity to check out some fab locations around Las Vegas. One of the hottest new spots that everyone is talking about is The Cosmopolitan, dubbed the ‘Sexiest’ hotel on the Strip! This amazing new property has an ultra cool vibe throughout and you never know what’s just around the corner.

Located right in the heart of the Strip, this unique luxury resort offers 52 stories of sophisticated rooms and suites. The guest rooms are really a sight to see!  Each room is fully equipped with amazing modern decor along with private terraces boasting unbelievable views of the Las Vegas skyline. Amenities also include living areas, Japanese soaking tubs, kitchenettes and mini-bars. Each room creates a comfortable vibe where you really feel like you’re ‘at home’.

Cool off and relax at one of their three stunning pool scenes, The Bamboo, The Boulevard or our favorite the Day Club pool complete with three-story bungalow lofts, cabanas and a party deck.

The Cosmopolitan has thirteen different restaurants on site so there is certainly something for everyone – from light French fare at Comme Ca, decadent steak dinners at STK, fine Mediterranean cuisine at Estiatorio Milos and more. These are all great spots to hold a rehearsal dinner, private party, or a girls/guys night out.

The resort also features amazing bars and lounges such as BOND, Vesper Bar and The Chandelier Room all with cutting edge, eye catching decor. Marquee, the popular nightclub will be launching an all-day club in October, where guests can dance all day and into the night.

Another unique feature at The Cosmopolitan is all of the stunning Art that is displayed throughout the resort. From the oversized Stilettos near the meeting rooms to the Art-o-Matic, (which dispenses pieces of art!) each piece really fits the classy yet laid back feel of the resort. Digital art featured at registration, constantly changes throughout the day and is always something to check out – while you’re checking in! Whether you know all or nothing about art, any guest can truly appreciate and enjoy these fine displays.

The Cosmopolitan has so much to offer and is definitely a must see during your next trip to Sin City!