Tuesday, February 23, 2010

we heart clutches...

Make sure to check out Merci New York for her Chic Clutch Giveaway!

Monday, February 22, 2010

pura vida!

Hey Everyone,
We've traveled south to get some R&R and along the way spot some gorgeous plants, vines, and flowers that we're dying to take home with us! Don't worry we've captured each and every one of them for you to enjoy too. Photos coming soon...

Juliet & Sierra

Monday, February 15, 2010

P&P does Valentines Day

P&P was lucky enough to help spread a little love this Valentines Day. Here are a few of our favorite special orders...

xo sierra & juliet

Friday, February 12, 2010

love is in the air.

Ladies and gents Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you're still in search for that perfect token to show your affection we may just have made your life easier.
Check out our faves...

Maps can be very romantic, so why not custom order cuff links or a ring that charts where you first met or where you call home?

Give a gift that keeps on giving and sign up your special someone for a community supported agriculture program this year. Locally grown produce and veggies will be delivered to their door each week and you'll be supporting local farmers. (some will even bring flowers!)
It's a win win.
Sign up for your area at Local Harvest

If your honey is more of a chocolate lover than a fresh produce lover you may want to consider Mariebelle's rich and delicious gifts! Their hot chocolate is packaged in the most adorable tins and their special Valentine's Day chocolate bars will certainty bring some passion to your relationship.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

tofu will prevail!

Tofu vs. Bacon
(round 2)
Tofu may not be stronger than bacon in an arm wrestling match, but I think it's smarter! Judge for yourself. Try making this delicious middle eastern styled dish and see how you feel...

create a seasoning....
1/2 cup paprika
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons mustard powder
1/4 cup ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1/4 cup granulate garlic
2 tablespoons cayenne

1 package chickpea crusted tofu
1 can chickpeas
oven roasted tomatoes
1/2 pack of spinach
season with your mix (you'll have extra for next time)

cook a cup of sushi rice and we used delicious vegetable roti from Kalustyans (a fantastic market on 28th and Lexington where you could find all of the ingredients to this meal, grab a hot lunch, and a delightful dessert all at the same time)
to finish....
spread the rice on top of the bread and scoop the tofu dish over the rice.
mmmmmm yummy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

what to do in BK when it snows..

I have to say being snowed in with a chef is really the best possible scenario when there is over a foot of snow on the ground and its still pouring from the sky. Most of the morning was spent writing proposals for upcoming weddings while Michael of Stuart & Welch whipped up some delicious dishes for his event tomorrow. Periodically he'd pop in to feed me a homemade cookie or refill my coffee mug. Layla, his gorgeous boxer, roamed around all morning hoping we'd drop a crumb or two.
When it was time for a break, we did what most couples do...arts and crafts (duh). The goal was to take tin cans and glass mason jars that he's been collecting from cooking and turn them into something pretty and re-usable. We had everything on hand already which made it easier, but all of these items are very easy to obtain. Try it yourself!

Materials: Glue, moss, raffia, tin cans, and/or mason jars.
It's very simple. Cover the container with glue and attache the moss. For the raffia just tie around the top. Drop a simple tea light or votive inside and voila!

Have fun and stay warm if you're in NYC!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

say cheese at madison square park!

One of our all time favorite industry friends, Christopher Duggan from Threshold Visions, sat down with some other photographers recently and came up with this fantastic idea....basically they were thinking about how couples don't take enough pictures of themselves. Especially when you've been married for awhile these things seem to slip away, so they decided to give away free photo sessions to couples on February 13th to kick of Valentine's Day. How sweet!

Their Story...

While meeting over breakfast one morning, each of us realized that most couples do not have updated professional photographs of themselves. This is especially true for couples who have been married for several years. This Valentines Day, we want to give back to the awesome couples of New York City and offer a complimentary photography session to you.

How to Participate?

Any and ALL couples are welcome. Whether you be Newly engaged, newly wed, dating, married with children or married with grand-children….please come out and spread the love!

The Meet Up?

• On February 13th, we will meet at Madison Square Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm
• The meeting point is famous 5th avenue clock (5th Avenue and Broadway) located between 23rd and 24th Streets
• After a brief introduction we will begin working on-location with with you

Next Steps…

• Each photographer (3 total) will have 5 minutes to work with you to conceptualize and document a unique image/moment
• On February 14th by 2pm, a single image from each couple will be posted independently on the wedding photography websites of: Parris Whittingham Photography, R Wagner Photography, and Threshold Visions.

The Contest

• Anyone can vote on their favorite image on each of the 3 sites
• Voting closes Tuesday February 16th at 9:00pm
• The selected images/couple with the most votes across all 3 sites will be declared the contest winner

The Grand Prize

The winning couple with the most total votes (from all 3 sites) will receive:
• A complimentary engagement session with the photographer of their choosing (over $400-$1000 value)
• $200 print credit
• $100 gift certificate to Mario Batali’s OTTO Restaurant

NOTE: All couples who participate (by working with each photographer) will receive a high-resolution files from their photography session. Couples must consent to signing a model release to have their likeness publicly displayed. Portraits will be taken on a first come first service basis. We suggest arriving slightly before 3:00pm. Friends, employees and relatives of the photographers are allowed to participate, however, they are not eligible to win the grand prize.

Monday, February 8, 2010

give flowers to your honey!

This year let poppies & posies help you get your honey something special...choose from one of our three bouquets and let us do the rest! We promise they'll love it!

the eloise
...A delicate white, pale pink and sage green bouquet arranged in an elegant silver julep cup and delivered to your someone special just like room service at the plaza! $85

the audrey
...This bouquet, fit for a starlet, is made up of delicate blush flowers paired with trailing vines and displayed in a gold capiz shell vase... divine. $110

the jackie...
For the queen of style this is it! A gorgeous black glass vase will arrive on her doorstep overflowing with lush cream, delicate pink, and butter yellow flowers. This must be love. $225

*we'll even throw in a sweet for your darling to enjoy from Stuart & Welch*

lease send your orders to poppiesandposies@gmail.com or call us at 646.3867247 by Thursday 2/11/10

romance on the road

I've been thinking about spring time a lot, which led me to thinking about bicycles and how much I want one. For the past three years I've threatened to take the plunge and buy a cute little bike that could take me to the grocery and across town to friend's houses. I could attach a darling little basket to the front for my groceries. It would all be very romantic. When I started searching for such a mode of transportation I came across the most darling vintage photos & bikes that I want to call my own oh so badly!

vintage posters: London Cycle Chic
vintage bike in field: Fine & Dandy
black balloon: Riding Pretty
vintage vogue: Riding Pretty
photocredit/source: Steven Meisel/Vogue Magazine

Friday, February 5, 2010

Cake Please!

This amazing cake dress was made by genius Lukka Sigurdardottir
Photo's via Gather and Nest

Thursday, February 4, 2010

blonds have more fun!

I am a brunette through and through. In junior high I let my friend dye my hair "blond" which was a total disaster. My family will never let me down for having orange hair in our family photo that year. Sometimes it does seem like blonds have more fun and I guess I just wanted to find out if all the hype was true. Today, my very blond and very fun friend passed this designer along to me and well I have to say these blonds look fun!

I'm gonna leave the fun up to Juliet and these blond bombshells.
I gotta stick with my brunette babes, but would LOVE to be rockin one of these outfits at the same time!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This past christmas I was in search for presents that would fancy my brother's significant others. These ladies are hip, so I knew I needed to come up with something good. Plus, living in a city like New York there is a big pressure to always give good gifts. I think it is a self imposed pressure from all of the amazing shops and gifts that are found down any given city street, but none the less I feel it. In the end, I think we all wound up exchanging paper goods with each other because let's be honest, what lady doesn't LOVE paper goods? Petite Paperie stole my heart with her vintage botanical prints/digital collages, but if you're looking for a perfect card for your main squeeze this valentine's day you may not have to look any further.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Old, new, borrowed, and blue...

We were so inspired by the beautiful blues of our last post that we couldn't help but look further! So kill two birds with one stone and fufill your new and blue requirements with these darling earrings from Larquebyjason's etsy shop. They're so sweet with yummy pearls in the center. One day they'll be your daughter's borrowed item!

Just because it's old doesn't mean it's not absolutely gorgeous. We love the 'once worn' dresses from Oncewed... especially this beauty from Pronovias. I think it's very Jackie.

And last but not least... if you're going to borrow something it ought to be something worth borrowing. Make your honeymoon getaway in this amazing and very stylish 1957 porsche speedster. You can borrow it from the Classic Car Club here in Manhattan.

Monday, February 1, 2010

blissfully blue.

a vintage blue etsy morning.....

bride bingo found at epoca

60s blue robin's egg brief found at RevolvingStyles
marietta earrings by lostandfawned
vintage blue glass powder box found at tresorsmarche
blue pyrex found at