Happy 30th Birthday Vicks!

September 24, 2011 is the 30th birthday of someone I consider a very dear and close friend. You might know her as Vicki, CrowndVic, DIY DC Wedding Planner Extraordinaire, or Amazing Blogger and Frequent Tweeter. But I just call her my Vicks, and this post is my birthday present to her: A reflection on how much more awesome my life has been because she's been in it. Here's our story.... The Stars Align: Vicks and Ali Meet I don't remember the *very* first time I met Vicki, but I do remember the Continue Reading

Crowning Victoria is Officially Crown’d!

Last Thursday night, Vince and I left our home in Orlando at midnight to drive straight through to D.C. to witness two dear friends getting married at the Carnegie Institution in a traditional Jewish ceremony. There are no words to describe the event, but "epic," "elegant," "stunning," and "breath taking" are the ones that come the closest. Before I dive into the weekend from a guest's perspective, let me give some background: Vicki of Crowning Victoria (@crowndvic), was my neighbor and good Continue Reading