Labor Day Travel

As you prepare to travel this Labor Day, you might want to take along some of these handy items, sure to make travel a little more enjoyable.


Calluna Weekender via


Personalized Luggage Tags via



Bucky 40 Blinks Eye Mask via



Evian Facial Spray is Perfect for Rehydrating your Skin Post Plane Ride via







Robes for your Bridal Party

One of the most practical and nicest gifts you can give your bridesmaids are robes. They’re practical because your girls can wear the morning of the wedding. They’re nice because they can use them after your wedding too. Plus, they look great in pre-ceremony photos! Here are some great ones we have come across recently.

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Floral Kimono Crossover Robe via Just Cotton on Etsy


5 Bridesmaids Robes Personalized Wedding Shower

Pink Personalized Robes via Embroidery by Melissa on Etsy


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Two Tone Robe via Saudade Sun on Etsy


The denim shirt is also a great alternative to the robe. Your girls can throw it on over a pair of leggings.


Oversized Monogrammed Chambray Shirts (Three colors!)

Monogrammed Chambray Shirts via SorostiCUTE on Etsy

Jill’s House Celebration of Special Children Gala Featuring Martina McBride

We had the great honor of working with a fabulous non-profit organization on their recent fundraising gala. Jill’s House provides respite care to families raising children with special needs. The only one of its kind in the country, the organization is transforming lives by providing these parents rest and renewal through short respite breaks while allowing their children to stay at a safe, “home way from home” with friends. I am in love with their mission and feel so privileged to be able to come alongside them to help direct their fundraising events.

The Celebration of Special Children Gala took place at the Ritz Tysons Corner and featured a fabulous dinner and an amazing performance by Martina McBride as well as the McLean Bible Church Orchestra and Choir. It was a beautiful night!


photo credit: Dorie Howell


photo credit: Dorie Howell


photo credit: Dorie Howell


photo credit: Dorie Howell

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photo credit: Rodney Bailey Photography

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photo credit: Rodney Bailey Photography

Back to Work

While the ladies at Rex and Regina are not heading back to school, we are organizing our home offices and getting prepared for Fall. While we’re not sporting Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers, we are investing in some great new supplies that can take you from school to college to the office.

Gold Dots File Folders by Kate Spade New York

Gold Dots File Folders by Kate Spade New York via


While you’re at Paper Source, you might as well pick up this organizational set -

Wall Pop Organizational Set via

Wall Pop Organizational Set via


Pencils may not always be practical, but these are just such fun!

Stationery of the Art Pencils via

Stationery of the Art Pencils via

Add a pop of color, with this stapler available in five fabulous colors

Poppin Stapler via Urban Outfiters

Poppin Stapler via Urban Outfiters

Campari Orange Ice Pops

Looking for something delicious (and a little boozy) to help beat the heat? Try these refreshing Campari orange ice pops from Bon Appétit.

Campari-Orange Pops photo

Campari-Orange Pops via Bon Appétit


Make them in these Sur la Table swirl popsicle molds, and it’s sure to be a fun party!


Mastrad Silicone Ice Cream Pops

Mastrad Silicone Ice Cream Pops via Sur la Table



Sporting Cocktails

With the World Cup and Wimbledon both underway, it seems only right to enjoy a few rounds of international cocktails. Cheers!


Brazil is known for Cachaca and its popularity has risen in the United States over the last few years as more and more embibers enjoy Caipirinhas. Epicurious highlights the Brazilian spirit in this great post.


Pisco Sour

If you're supporting Chile in today's match, you might want to take a sip of this Pisco Sour from Food and Wine.


Don your tennis whites and enjoy this all English beverage via Bon Appetit



Happy Birthday Cake!

It’s a birthday weekend! I have four friends whose birthday is tomorrow. There is a lot to celebrate!

When your dear pals are celebrating their special day, I highly recommend this fabulous hot fudge sundae cake from Smitten Kitchen. There are a lot of steps, but she graciously offers short cuts (which you would never know were taken). If you have patience for all of the steps, though, you (and your pal, more importantly) will surely be rewarded!

Happy Birthday!