By Margaret Shrum

Henna artist Sandy Patangay is known for over a decade of designing gorgeous traditional Indian henna body decorations for brides in NYC. Last year she decided to expand her henna artistry onto gorgeous little hand decorated artisanal wedding cakes in bright colors and heart and square shapes with her company Creme Delicious. I met Sandy at a bridal marketing round table and was immediately drawn to her beautiful product. Her cakes are truly edible works of artistry, which have been featured in Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart and several other wedding blogs.

Creme Delicious cakes require a nine-step process to come to life. Each cake has unique design taking up to 30 minutes to decorate them. Currently the cakes are shipped nationwide and retail at $25/cake with … Read more

As a child, my dad gave my sister and me a $.25 allowance.  We had to divide it up; a nickel for charity, a nickel for savings and the rest, for ourselves.  $.15 went a long way back then, particularly at a candy store.  We would ride our bikes to DuBrows in the middle of Woodmere Village and spend mega time perusing the nickel candy bars.   My target was usually a Sugar Daddy.  Here was my logic.   It was a chewy caramel treat that stuck to the roof of my mouth as it slowly surrendered its rich caramel taste.  It lasted longer than most of its competition prolonging the enjoyment.  To add to its appeal, there was always an animal card between the wrappers; the added extra value made the … Read more

Usually, we highlight an Indie  brand in our Design Lab, but after I discovered  Lilipiache, I decided to make it a feature. This new collection is the loving creation of three Japanese Fashion School friends who have a reverence for French leaver’s lace, which is the cornerstone of their design aesthetic.  Integrated with luxury fabrics, these styles are conceived to emulate the delicate underpinnings of an exquisite  flower. They are modern intimates; sexy and eclectic utilizing lingerie details in an innovative way.  What’s more I can confirm that they fit beautifully as I had them tried on.  Although the panties and bras are uniquely conceived;  what really impressed me was the way Yoshiko Hayase, one of the founders, sought my opinion, and followed up with samples.  It was … Read more

Unveiling Intimates

By Aimee Guthinger

Courtesy of Stylesight: Intimate Details

Unveiling intimates; this concept immediately came to mind when I sat down to think about my first article here on Bridal Briefs.  Then while working with a bride last weekend I knew it was a sign when I entered the fitting room and she said; “I am completely clueless about this lingerie stuff.  Will you please help me?”  This is a common question heard within the walls of my boutique here on Cape Cod, one of the East Coast’s most popular destinations for weddings.   I think that is why it’s a perfect laboratory to research a new series of articles I will be writing for this column on Lingerie Briefs.  Perhaps in putting some direct attention on the questions out there (with … Read more

Anyone who knows me knows of my obsession with all things Equine.  Truthfully, thoroughbred racing is not my favorite part of Equestrian sport; the monetary focus so dominates that I feel as if the true essence of the horse’s majesty somehow gets lost in the hubbub.  This season, however, I find myself more focused than usual as the recently unknown stallion, I’ll Have Another, races for the Triple Crown.   Surely the name fits.  From his debut at the Kentucky Derby, where he first appeared on the national scene, through his win at the Preakness, this contender burst out of the starting gate to overtake every well-heeled competitor in his class clinching first at the finish line each time he appeared.  Clearly his reputation continues to gain momentum as his extraordinary … Read more

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