Summer's End

I've been a bad blogger lately with lots to do in anticipation of the future Mrs. A's wedding on Saturday and the Gs wedding down in DC on Sunday. I am feeling nostalgic that the end of summer is here. Didn't it just fly by? I am normally excited for cozy sweaters, boots, and crisp fall days filled with strolls down Newbury Street and a Saturday apple picking trip. Not so much this year. I am clinging to the official "end of summer" weekend and hoping for lots of sun--and maybe one more trip to the beach before summer bids us farewell for the year. 

Are you ready for fall or holding on to summer?
images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 via Flickr


JewelMint Jewels

Have you heard of the new site JewelMint?  This unique jewelry site is a partnership of Kate Bosworth and her stylist Cher Coulter.  Here's how it works: take a style quiz to see what your personalized jewelry picks are and then register for a membership at $29.99/month.  Every month you will have jewelry choices, and one item is yours for that price! If you don't want any item that month, simply opt out and you are not charged.

Here are a the selected items offered this month...

Courtesy of the Boston Mint Brand Ambassador team, JewelMint is offering a special 50% discount for the first month to La vie...J'aime readers!  Normally $29.99/month, simply enter this discount code: bos881, to receive the first month for half off.

Have you tried JewelMint? If so, what did you get?


Friday Faves

DIY Miu Miu Inspired Pumps @ Everything Fabulous
Another amazing DIY. Just wow!

table for two: ferrero rocher cupcakes @ this is glamorous

Blue & Yellow Summer Tablescape @ Bright Bazaar
Adore this Mediterranean-inspired table setting...reminds me of the Amalfi Coast.

Wedding Sneak Peek @ Snippet + Ink
Isn't this an amazing reception spot?

Love the mixing & matching of styles here.

Anyone else think this weekend went by slow but fast at the same time?  TGIF! Have a great weekend :)


Summer Snapshots: Kyle

Boston Harbor

Thanks, Kyle!

PS: The Bachman's Sparrow giveaway winner is... Paula! Email me at to claim your prize!
9/1/11 update: It has been 1 week and the prize was not claimed. The new winner is Nikki!


Inspired by: Missoni for Target

I know I am not the only one who is uber excited for this collaboration. The look book had me drooling and counting the days 'til September 13. I need to plot my plan of attack to get all the goods I want.  What is on your list? My wish list includes the tights, makeup brushes, the glassware featured here, blanket, and a knit mini skirt, among others.

Thanks to Target for the photos and all others via Pinterest (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).


Red Bull Cliff Diving Tour in Boston

Saturday the Red Bull Cliff Diving Tour made it's stop in Boston at the ICA museum. The buzz was building all week, and I was excited to check it out. The day didn't disappoint. It was amazing to see these fearless athletes leap off the top of the museum into the harbor. A sky kayaker also made it's way down into the water. 


After checking out the show, my roomie and walked down to Yankee Lobster Co. and split a lobster roll & clam strips. Grace Potter happened to be practicing for her show that night next door at the Bank of America Pavilion which was a nice way to end the afternoon!

Any other Boston readers go see the divers?


Friday Faves

A Swingin' Summer @ From Me To You
I love these photos by Jamie taken at the Museum of the City of New York.

Featured Wedding @ The White Library
Such a cute aisle and arch!

Home Inspiration: Grand Memories @ exPress-O
How can I find/make this frame!?

Moon scraps @ Amateur Couture
Really cool inspiration.

Crazy for Color @ Little Girl, Big World
I love her dip-dyed fun.

Happy weekend! 

PS: Don't forget about the Bachman's Sparrow giveaway.


Bachman's Sparrow Review & Giveaway

Last week, Maria of Bachman's Sparrow blog complimentarily sent me a sample set of her solid perfume & moisturizing sticks.  I've been a reader of her blog for some time now, and she opened her Pretty Little Things Etsy shop last May selling a little bit of everything.

The sticks came packaged in silver tissue paper, and when I opened the envelope, it smelled like a spa! I loved the adorable floral pouch she put them in too.  I sampled each one: Miss Magnolia (vanilla & ylang ylang), Muse (jasmine & rose), and Wild Thing (patchouli, bergamot, & lavender). The stick is not sticky and made of all natural ingredients, like shea, avocado butter, and beeswax. My favorite is Miss Magnolia and have been using on my elbows every night before bed.
Miss Magnolia's new home beside my bed.

Thanks to Maria for sending me these lovely samples! Lucky for you, she is offering 1 full size stick of any of the three scents to a La vie...J'aime reader!  

Here's how to enter:
1. Follow: However you follow La vie...J'aime- Google Friend Connect, Google Reader, BlogLovin', Twitter, Facebook, etc.- each counts as 1 entry.
2. Comment on which stick you would want if you won: Miss Magnolia, Muse, or Wild Thing.

Extra entries:
2. Follow Maria on Twitter @OhVelveteen.
3. Tweet about this giveaway using @laviejaime and @OhVelveteen.

Winner will be announced via in 1 week. 


What I'm Wearing Wednesday: UGG Australia Boston party

Last night I went to the UGG Australia Boston store opening at their new Newbury Street store. Hosted with GQ, Em and I sipped on the signature Newbury cocktail and admired the new store and fall lines. The party not only announced the official store opening this coming Thursday but launched Patriots player Tom Brady's fall men's ad campaign. Let me just say...well done UGG.  The store is beautiful, as are Brady's ads.  I cannot wait to purchase a few items from their fall women's collections (Classic Hobo in chamois, silver Sparkle Clutch, and cinnamon Annisa boot, please!).  Each guest also walked away with a card to redeem a free pair of UGG sneakers

Here's what I wore:
  • Joe's jeans
  • AT Loft light turquoise tshirt
  • Mango MNG for J.C. Penny red/white anchor scarf
  • Old Navy rose gold sandals
  • H & M cross-body tan bag
  • Alex + Ani bangles