Wedding Wednesday {Sugarcomb Event Design}

Wedding planning is a combination of skill and art. As any current or former bride will attest, you can never underestimate the importance of skilled wedding planning. Many brides will also discover that event planning in not in their genes. Nor in their mother’s. Nor in their best friend’s. For those brides, I highly recommend calling in a professional.

That’s why I’m thrilled to welcome Sugarcomb Event Design as the feature sponsor of Apartment #34. This newly-wed can confirm - a wedding is really all about the details and if they’re not your thing, that is where planning help from someone like Sugarcomb comes in!

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Silver Tablescape
photography by jack young and sarah rhoads

Based in Seattle, Sugarcomb helps brides with whatever they might need, whether that’s narrowing down the vast universe of design choices, to managing all event planning and execution needs.

Sugarcomb also just launched a great starter kit they’re calling The Sugared Starter (great name, right!), to kick off someone’s wedding planning with guidance from an expert wedding coordinator and designer.

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The package includes a customized wedding binder as well as logistical and design meetings to ease into wedding planning, and all of the decision making and questions that come along with it.

If you’re newly engagd or know someone who is I’d highly recommend checking Sugarcomb out! A wonderfully planned wedding is sight to behold – and the key to a completely stress-free big day.

Would you like to reach thousands of style savvy readers everyday and let them know about your services, shop or art? Apartment #34 is offering a spnosorship special for August!

Email apt34blog {at} gmail {dot} com for more information!

Berry Berry Good Tasty Tuesday

My absolute favorite thing about summer is berry season! I am a self admitted addict.
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Give me a flat of raspberries, blueberries or strawberries and they’ll all be gone before you turn your back. Well, maybe not that fast, but damn close.

I’m currently on the search for the perfect berry cobbler recipe. A crisp would do quite nicely as well.What better way to enjoy fresh berries than wrapped in some warm baked goodness, don’t you agree? Of course, the perfect kitchen in which to do the baking helps too!

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My criteria for the perfect cobbler/crips include not too sweet, reasonably healthy, and something that lets the berries be the star!

This option currently featured on Food&Wine magazine seems like a contender.

Ingredients
2 pints blueberries (about 5 cups)
1 cup plus 2 teaspoons flour
5 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon kirsch
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
 
Check out the complete instructions here. And if you have a favorite recipe, please share! I promise to report back my results!

Monday Work Wear {Still Feening for Fall!}

Fall just keeps teasing me today. I just took a look at Apartment #34 sponsor Dace’s fall line and now I’m really looking forward the first crisp night of the year! I’m planning on stocking up on cropped pants to wear with my wedges now and then with my ankle boots come September.

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I know, I know, I should be appreciating every sunny, 80 degree-day we have in the Pacific Northwest, but what can I say, fall is my favorite season and as the new lines begin to trickle into stores my interest has already been piqued.

Especially as I flip through my favorite glossies and see coats like this from Ralph Lauren and Tod’s.

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And then there is my favorite fall purchase – a new bag and a pair of boots for the season (or 3 or 4!).

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proenza schouler via because i’m addicted and reese hudson black leather bag via froufrouu

There are so many thick cable knits, layered looks and yummy tectured goodness to look forward to. But for the moment, back to our regular summer schedule. Enjoy those tanks and rompers now my dears.

Happy Monday luvies!
Mrs. E