Lucca, Italy


Hannah and I finished off midterms last week with a weekend spent under the Tuscan sun. Both of us had been to many of the major cities in Italy like Rome, Florence, and Venice. So, we decided that we wanted to explore one of the smaller towns with not a whole bunch of tourist attractions so that our weekend could be more on the relaxing side. I got to researching a destination and found out about this little bitty town called Lucca in Tuscany. It is a city built in a circle with high walls surrounding it. We stayed in the cutest Bed and Breakfast, called Locanda Sant’Agostino, run by a mother daughter duo. They could not have been nicer and more accommodating. They offered to pick us up and drop us off at the train station free of charge. And the breakfast was so outstanding. Plenty of different granolas and cereals to choose from, soft boiled eggs in the cute little stands, juice, croissants, bread, traditional pastries from Lucca, homemade jam, prosciutto, cheese, coffee, and tea. If you ever find yourself in Lucca, you must stay with them.

We decided to rent bikes on our first day and ride around the entire city on top of the walls. We spent the next day wandering every single street on the inside. It was great because you didn’t really have to pay attention to a map because as soon as you hit the wall, you just turned around and started walking in the other direction. We ate more than our fair share of gelato (Fifi and Gigi did too!), we wandered markets and bought a couple trinkets, we went in and out of all the cute little shops and several churches, we climbed to the top of a tower for a birds eye view of Lucca, ate the most delicious Tiramisu that we had ever tasted, and we just fell in love with the cute little town.















Pink & Gray Inspiration

I’ve got Pink & Gray on the mind.  Well, I always do.  But ever since that Ralph Lauren fashion show, pink & gray has been popping up everywhere!!  Here is the image that started the obsession:
pink&gray1Years ago, Caroline was flipping through a Martha Stewart Wedding magazine (surprise surprise) and she came across a pink & gray wedding.  We both couldn’t believe how pretty the combo was!  It was so feminine – and not in a girlie girl way, in a more sophisticated way.  When Milly & Grace came to be, naturally the colors had to be pink & gray.

Some Pink & Gray Pin-spiration from my Pink & Gray board on Pinterest:
pink&gray5pink&gray6pink&gray13pink&gray2pink&gray3Pink&Gray11pink&gray12Pink&Gray7While we were in NYC, Patty and I stumbled upon some Pink & Gray “brownstone”!
pink&gray10And much to my delight, a few of the designers that we carry at Milly & Grace are also using pink & gray in their fall collections!  I was wondering if this trend was going to trickle down from the high fashion runway world to the contemporary world and it did!!

Rebecca Taylor Sweaters:pink&gray8Joie Faux Fur Vestspink&gray9These items will be available at Milly & Grace this August!

Photo Credits: Stationary, Rosette Dress, Paris, Vanity, Bike, High-low Dress, Pink Shoes, Living Room, Eiffel Tower

Wedding Wednesday


I got a special request this week from Allison to create a Wedding Wednesday post inspired by an Old Hollywood theme in honor of The Oscars. I couldn’t possibly turn that idea down. When I started thinking about an Old Hollywood theme, vintage curls, red lipstick, black tie event, gold, champagne, and chandeliers came to mind. Here is what I came up with: