Vita Brillanti

bella ragazza. bella vita.

Weekend Buys

I love a good deal, and I got some great ones this past weekend at Lord and Taylor. My favorite buy was this Kate Spade Beacon Court Angelica cross body bag ( on sale now! ). I bought it in ballet pink, which I think is going to be perfect for the Springtime. I can’t wait to showcase it! I also bought two necklaces; a gold triangle chain, and a Zara leather and gold woven necklace. Since I tend to lean more toward simplistic outfits, having bold jewelry really helps me maintain a stylish look. Unfortunately since these necklaces were on sale, I am unable to find them online.

Kate Spade Purse

Woven Necklace

Gold Chain

Magic on Mulberry

There are so many great places to eat in the city, however, I can’t help myself from becoming overwhelmed at times. There are so many options to choose from and so many different cuisines to try, I sometimes just end up going downstairs to a deli to get a “make your own” salad, which is so lame. Luckily, I have some major foodie friends at work who tend to find great new places to try. Friday is the day of the week where we all throw our hands up and surrender to our work loads, and take an hour and a half lunch and don’t think twice about it. I love those days.

Last Friday we decided to try this hole in the wall Cafe called Ruby’s, located on Mulberry street between Prince and Spring. We had to wait 20 minutes before sitting, the entire place was packed – all 15 seats. Once we were seated, I was told that Ruby’s was an Australian Cafe, which only made me fall more in love. The atmosphere is so laid back, and everyone was so kind, no wonder it had so many amazing reviews. The menu was simple; burgers, salads, pasta and sandwiches, though the plates they brought out looked so delicious and chuck full of  fresh ingredients. I opted for a pear and goat cheese salad, served with chicken and walnuts. It was one of the best salads I’d ever had, I swear. The others I was with got sandwiches and burgers, which I was told were phenomenal (they looked it too). They also serve alcohol, which is always a plus! I can’t wait to go back and try one of their famous burgers!

Rubys #1

|A kind of chaotic picture outside Ruby’s|

RUbys SIlver

| I loved the detail in their napkin|

Rubys Flowers

|Simple flower arrangements made up on the table|

RUbys Salad2

Wedding Fever

These past 10 months have been consumed by all things related to my wedding. Pinterest and various wedding websites have been my go-to as I am constantly filling my head, and my Pinterest board with ideas and inspiration for August. Pinterest started out as my main source for wedding info, as I think it has some amazing content, however I have definitely curved my habits and am becoming more interested in sites which are devoted to only wedding content. I’ve listed some of my favorite websites below. I definitely recommend checking these out if you are planning your wedding, or are simply looking for some inspiration for the future! I have a feeling that these next 7 months are going to fly by!

1. Bridal Musings

2 . Style Me Pretty

3.  Brooklyn Bride

4.  The Knot

5.  100 Layer Cake

Check out my Pinterest Wedding Page