HA! This picture is from my street- and if you ask me, it's houses like that one that make the block look so charming and unlike any other street in the city! Also, I don't think that the poster is referencing the block pictured, since none of the houses on the street have been painted neon yellow of late, and there's been no grumbling about painting on the neighborhood listserve.
Neighborhood Etiquette: When Personal Style Becomes Public
|7/31/12 11:45 AM|
We only registered for one set of dishes, and did 12 place settings and 8 extra dinner plates, which has been wonderful for entertaining (because, really, who wants to store all those teacups??). We were also one of the rare couples that got 90% of our china. Also: skip the big or fragile wine glasses. We have a few that we get out when being fancy, but hate washing them by hand after a large dinner party so keep going back to the cheap ones we got at Target. Bloomingdales was horrible- they discontinued almost everything on our registry at least once. Also, if you do Amazon, keep in mind that you only have 30 days to return things from when the gift is received...so if you're having things shipped to your parents house in another state and won't be opening them for a while, make sure to only register for things that you're 100% sure you want. Also: people love Crate and Barrel. Almost every wedding I've been to (including my own): the C&B registry gets more or less sold out, but the other ones do not.
Wedding Wish List: What's Your Best Registry Advice?
|4/6/12 1:23 PM|
I would also recommend leaving a spare car key with a trusted friend, especially if you park your car on the street in a city. Learned this the hard way after my car got broken into while I was on vacation...luckily, I had given a key to a friend who could stash it in a garage for me so it didn't get snowed/rained in while waiting for my return.
A Home Checklist for Vacation
|1/30/12 9:51 AM|