A Mauve Moment


It’s been a while since I’ve put together a mood board and wedding design just for the fun of it! I’ve been majorly crushing on mauve over the past year (something I would never have thought circa 2012!), and it’s the perfect dusty rose hue that’s elegant, understated, eye-catching, organic, and interesting, all at once. Whether you bring in mauve as the base of your color palette for your wedding or have more of a mauve moment in a particular detail, I’m enamored with this hue for weddings!

What do you think? I used to equate the color mauve with grandmotherly touches and old timey things, but it’s definitely made a resurgence in recent years. Done correctly, I find it to be such a beautiful tone to incorporate into sophisticated, elegant wedding designs… it’s like blush’s chic older cousin in the city!

design by Stephanie Shaul Events

Caramel Apple Dip


This simple homemade caramel apple dip has been a lifelong favorite fall treat of mine since I was a little girl! The flavor of this caramel apple dip (with a base of cream cheese, my perpetual favorite) is so nostalgic to me, and I’ve made this dip repeatedly all fall long. It’s simple, delicious, and can be whipped together in a pinch — and it’s the perfect accompaniment to all of those apples you picked at the orchard or bought from the farmer’s market!


Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

8oz of cream cheese (softened)

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend all four ingredients with a Kitchenaid or hand mixer. Serve with tart apple slices and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!