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RTR Guest Post: Dream Wedding Registry

Rent the Runway has graciously given us air time yet again this week!  Click HERE to check our latest guest post for them over on their blog.  This one’s dedicated to all you Brides-to-Be out there… and anyone who loves gorgeous, unique domestic goodies.  And speaking of RTR…  I rented one of their Hervé Leger dresses for a Bachelorette in the Hamptons last weekend, and it was p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n:

I’m tellin’ you what.  I have been SLAMMED at work and haven’t seen the inside of a gym in weeks, so I was NOT keen on renting something so form fitting during a workout drought. Plus, I always assumed the Hervé dresses were made for tiny girls who wear drinking straws as dresses.  But as soon as I put that thing on, I figured out what all the fuss was about:  Hervé dresses are magical.  They are flattering on EVERYONE.  The Let’s Get Loud Dress literally hid everything not-so-great and accentuated the good stuff.  It felt like shape wear, but was insanely comfortable.  We went to a nice restaurant (75 Main in Southampton, NY) that night and I drank 2 Modelos and ate a huge bowl of pasta.  Whoops…  dainty, right?  But this was the dress to do it in.

If you haven’t used RTR yet and have a special event coming up – or a hot date this Saturday, whatever – try it!  It’s MONEY.


Scenes From A Weekend: Palm Springs Bachelorette

Mid-day diving competition, naturally

I know I’ve extolled the virtues of a Palm Springs weekend more times than you can shake a stick at, but I’m TELLIN’ ya, if you ever get the chance to plop yourself into this desert oasis, make it happen.  And this weekend, plop myself I did.  I was lucky enough to celebrate my second bachelorette weekend there (the first was mine – a year ago!).

The ingredients for a stellar Palm Springs bachelorette weekend?  See below:

First, take one adorable bride-to-be (I’d be giddy too if this were my fiance):

*How adorable is this dress?!  From Rent The Runway.  Find it here.

Throw in this rental home…


Decorate it with DIY mementos…

Instructions here

And fill it with delicious grub, such as this breakfast bread bar:

Lastly, hire Brian from Happy Bartenders to show a bunch of rowdy girls a grrrreat time – by whipping up poolside concoctions, of course:

And the quote of the week:  “I don’t know any of these people… I’m in my 30s… Think Magnum P.I.” – Fellow partygoer to bachelorette’s 20-something cousin, who’d gone into detail about several Real World cast members.