COOL TIPS FOR JEWELRY CARE IN SUMMER!

Warm, bright summer is here with promises of long vacations, beach getaways, pool parties and more! And we do need to plan what all things to pack and how. It is the same with jewelry…a bit of care and caution is needed when we carry ornaments while going places.

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  • If you are headed for the beach, then sunbathe without your jewelry. Applying sunscreen or other lotions usually coats the gemstones and reduces their reflective and refractive power. Which makes them sparkle less. Also, clean your valuables regularly.

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  • Also remove all your precious bling before entering a hot tub or a swimming pool. Just like salt water of the sea, the chlorine water too, can harm or discolor metals like gold or platinum and polish of gemstones.

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  • If you pack your jewelry all together, they might get jumbled. Bracelets or rings can get tangled with chains, a diamond piece can scratch a pearl and so on. To prevent any kind of damage, use our efficient organizers to keep each piece in a different slot and cushioned against soft lining. Check out more: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-jewellery-care

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  • Always make sure that the hotel you check into, has a safe deposit vault. Keep your valuables there. Never leave your fine jewelry unattended in the hotel room, car rental or in the lounge, even for a few moments!

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  • If you are shopping for jewelry in a new destination on your trip, do make sure that the seller has good reputation and has been in business for many years. It might also help to check their ratings or reviews.

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  • Get your jewelry professionally cleaned by a reputed jeweler, after coming back from your vacation. This will help maintain their luster and shine.

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  • If you take along an expensive piece of ornament on your holiday, like your wedding ring, family heirloom or a valuable watch, then ensure that it is fully insured. Consult an insurance agent before going on your trip.

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COOL IDEAS FOR SUMMER STYLE HOME DECOR

Warm sunny days and nature in full bloom, just make you want to give your home, a vibrant makeover…don’t they? Here are some ideas to add some zing and freshness to your interior decor!

The oodles of natural light in summer, is a blessing. Let your rooms be flooded with it for a positive vibe.

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Dull, plain walls are a complete no no. Nature based wall art can magically transform any room. See what we have: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-floral-stickerhttp://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tree-sticker

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 Ombre wall panels or paintings in calming shades will look good too.

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You can use light, flowing curtains with bright, floral patterns to create a breezy look!

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In a room which is primarily white, adding pops of vivid colors will give it a lively appearance. Like a brilliant blue rug or lovely red sofas.

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Summer is the ideal time to decorate your house with greens. They can be succulents, ferns, herbs, flowers or even fruits! You can never go wrong with a touch of nature…

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You can also consider arranging some leafy greens in a large shell…the effect is unique.

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Floral centerpiece is a wonderful idea for dining tables or coffee tables. Use real or artificial flowers, anything that is easy for you to maintain. See what we have: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlilyhttp://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-artificial-orchids

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Don’t ignore your kitchen. With a little tweaking, it can be a fun place in summer! Get crockery in multiple, bold and bright colors. Get trays and plates with patterns of flowers, fruits or veggies!

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Place-mats made from rope or jute looks good and are Eco-friendly. Choose table linen with simple and smart patterns.

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Think different when it comes to home decor. Floating candles and fresh flowers in a  shallow bottomed vessel, is not just for special occasions. They can make every summer evening charming!

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A candle lit dinner in the evening can seem more exclusive with this easy to make candle holders. Just partly fill some glasses or vases with sand and shells. Then stick in a few tall candles!

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29 BEAUTIFUL DECOR TRENDS FOR A GIRL’S ROOM!

When it comes to designing and adorning the room of your little princess, let your creative juices flow! Involve her in the decision making and encourage ideas. Here are some trendy ideas that can help you…

Add life to the walls with pretty floral wall stickers. Check out our collection here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-floral-sticker

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Large mirrors make the room look big! Don’t miss the vintage clock in this room.

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Race car beds are not just for boys…this hot pink specimen is sure to steal your girl’s heart.

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Observe the vertical use of space with this bunk bed. There is enough space to store or play under the bed.

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This room has a funky doorway made in the shape of “Hello Kitty”!

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And here is the bedroom of a girl, who is clearly a huge fan of the famous kitty!

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The blue tree like structure in the corner of the room adds a surreal touch. Note how you can hang stuff on it too!

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Want to live the candy pink dream? Here is an idea for a fairy tale bedroom…

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Your little girl’s room doesn’t need to have pink all the time. This fresh shade of green can look great too. Note the utility of the futuristic bed.

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Adding a hint of indoor greens can perk up any room. Also use sheer curtains for a dainty look. You can also see: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlily

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How about a blue and white decor? It’s soothing, calming and stylish. Infuse some ethnic or traditional prints to get a unique look.

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A uniquely painted wall can be interesting…

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Broad stripes in different shades or colors look super cool!

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And polka dots are so much fun…

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Does your little one love swimming? Then here is the ideal decor for her. The headboard of the bed is a storage unit but has a large space to display a magnified picture of your daughter, swimming! Don’t miss the funky bedding.

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Here again, is the room of two sisters who love the beach. Check out the slightly rustic decor and use of blue and earthy notes!

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There’s no harm in getting a little wild. The animal print of the beds in this room adds spice!

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Want to feel like stepping into a tropical forest, every time you enter the room? Choose large, colorful floral prints for the furnishing. Don’t miss the cool monochromatic rug in this room.

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The room below, combines blue and green to create a vibrant, off the beaten track appearance.

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Here is an example of how, oodles of natural light can make even the simplest rooms look amazing!

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There is room for getting ready, storing all possible stuff and to sleep in a cozy bed. Cool bedroom idea if you are short on space!

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If your little girl wants to identify her “territory” then see the clever idea below. Notice how the colors are brimming with life!

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Pastel shades of green coupled with white and pops of pink, look elegant and pretty.

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And well, pink and purple will never go out of fashion…observe the bird-like shelves too.

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If you have loads of space, then the idea below might be the one for you!

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Paisley print bedding jazzes up things in a primarily white based room…

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Like something out of the box? The multicolored paper lanterns in this room are pure fun!

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Beauty in diversity is the motto of this room. We just love the gorgeous colors and patterns of the cushions, bedspread and window shades!

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Opulence has no limit. So if, ultra luxury is your watch word, then this bed crafted like a carriage is the ultimate choice for your princess!

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30 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER!

Summer vacations are very relaxing for kids but they can easily get bored too! So how about some great ideas to try some fun activities or projects which will keep them happily busy and interested? And we think you can get involved too and enjoy the bright, sunny days to the fullest!

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Camping is a great idea for this season. It can be as simple as a backyard camping or a family slumber party with sleeping bags on the floor.

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Cook out! Try “smores”, barbeque. Experiment with different kinds of foods.

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Arrange a delicious picnic in a beautiful park.

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Take the little ones to the botanical garden or the zoo. Let them get close to nature.

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Visit the beach and have a fun day splashing in the water and collecting shells!

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Motivate kids to organize their rooms with our fun storage solutions! They can also stick colorful labels on the bins to show what contains what…http://tinyurl.com/storage-for-children

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Tiny tots can join a kids’ baking class if they are so inclined. Or you can involve them while you are making cookies, cupcakes or a pizza. Let them do the simple and safe stuff.

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Playing board games or fun card games is a good way to pass time.

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How about adding a bit of spark to your home? Parents and children can get together to decorate any wall with our vibrant and colorful wall stickers! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-wall-decor

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Gardening can be a great hobby and teach kids the power of care and nurturing!

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If there is a fair or carnival going on in your locality, take the children there. Fun rides, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream! What can be more fun?

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A road trip to a nearby tourist spot or city can be immense fun. The sights, the drive, the snack on the road…perfect!

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Visit a museum or a historical site. Kids might find it fascinating.

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Encourage them to create a scrapbook with focus on any particular area that interests them. Or maybe write a comic book with original illustrations!

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Get together for some fun adventure sports like hiking, bike riding, rafting, canoeing and more…

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Arrange for a treasure hunt with your kids and their friends. They can dress up like pirates too!

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Your whole family can put up a drama performance together. It will be a great way to inspire imagination and creativity.

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Having a garage sale for all the stuff which your children no longer use, is a lovely idea. They can earn money and have fun negotiating!

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Tiny tots can have a good time building models with clay, play dough, paper or other scrap materials too.

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How about inspiring them to write a journal or diary, where they can jot down their experiences, wishes, ambitions?

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A puzzle race can be very entertaining. All of you can try to different puzzles with same number of pieces and see who finishes first!

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You can simply go for a walk with your kids and ask them to gather any natural objects that they might find lying around. Then they can create an interesting collage from them!

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Summer is the perfect time to have fresh salads, cool smoothies and fruit juices. Get your kids to help you while making them!

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An evening of stargazing can be absolutely magical. See how many constellations you can recognize…

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Teach tiny tots to make colorful and funky jewelry from beads. They will be engrossed.

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Let the little ones experiment with some cool hairdos, like spikes, braids or non permanent colors!

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Reading is a great hobby. Your kids can join a reading club too or maybe listen to an audio-book of their favorite classic.

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Building a Lego castle is super exciting for toddlers. Make it a family project.

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Put your origami skills to good use. Create fun stuff with your kids and use them as home decor!

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You can also organize an outdoor painting party for your kids and their friends. Use giant canvases if possible. They are great fun!

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And there is so much more to do…learn something together like yoga or a musical instrument, go to the movies, play badminton or Frisbee, fly a kite, do the “back to school” shopping! And of course, we would love to hear about more ideas from you…

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28 SUNNY IDEAS FOR BEACH THEMED DECOR!

28 SUNNY IDEAS FOR BEACH THEMED DECOR!

Imagine that your life is like a long vacation by the sea. White sands, sun, cool blue waves, cry of gulls and soul soothing breeze! But life is not like that right? So let’s see how we can bring the beach home…

Paint your room in soothing hues of blue. Broad horizontal stripes are very much in. Or opt for an all white room with natural tone cane or wooden furniture. Avoid any other color for maximum effect.

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Now think of furnishing. Incorporate blue in curtains, drapes, rugs, bedding depending on your choice.

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For those who love being surrounded by marine life, you can choose quilts or cushions with motifs of shells, crab, starfish and more!

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Framed art that celebrates marine life is also a wonderful idea for your walls. Check out our beach themed photo frames too: http://tinyurl.com/beach-photo-frames

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Did you know, how creative you can get with the headboard of your bed? Check out the one with the oars and the cushioned headboard with sailboat pattern in a teenager’s room! Also, don’t miss the sailor boy bedside lamps!

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Artifacts like different kinds of corals or quaint models of sailboats can make you “feel at sea”. Instead of several separate show pieces, you can also go for a single large item that adds to the nautical miles…

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A smart way of creating beach side serenity is adorning an entire wall of the room with enlarged digital prints like below. These can create the illusion of lazing by the sea, very effectively!

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Mirrors can be used intelligently to showcase elements of the sea. See the one which has an arty frame made of dead branches. Or the one with a white frame and white crabs surrounding it…

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For those who love fishing, just a large fish on the wall will look nice. In the second bedroom, note how the decor is slightly rustic in nature. We suggest you stick to using few colors and simple designs in such rooms.

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Love sailing? Why not use ship wheels, life buoys and such to express your love for the cool waters?

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We just loved this room! Notice how the shelf in the corner, is shaped like half a boat!

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Surfboards have other uses, other than riding on waves. Put them on your wall or use it as a coffee table!

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If you like abstract art and want to show your beach-lust subtly, get ideas from this room. Super stylish!

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And this one just blew away our mind! A little boy’s room with a ship inspired reading nest, complete with ladder. Pure fun!

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Photo Courtesy: Babble, My Home Ideas, Country Living, Houzz, HGTV, Nalno Design, Digs Digs, Linking Flowers, Taller de Glori, Xplore Design

20 WONDERFUL WEDDING GIFT IDEAS!

Deciding the perfect wedding gift can be an arduous task whether its for family or friends. Obviously the more you know about someone, it becomes easier to choose something! But even if you don’t, here are some cool ideas you can go for….

A wedding gift basket or an indulgence basket comprising of wine, chocolates, dry fruits, premium tea or coffee, flute glasses and more is always a good idea.

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A wine box is also an elegant gift. Or even a decorative pair of flute glasses for champagne!

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A lavish jewelry box cum organizer will be very useful for the bride. Check out our smartly designed options that not only holds all kinds of ornaments but they also look fabulous! http://tinyurl.com/jewelleryorganizer 

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A smart dinner set always comes in useful when the couple is just about to start their journey together! It comes in very handy for entertaining family and friends too.

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A vintage tea set is a charming present and is a lovely encouragement to spend some cozy, lazy time together!

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A Venetian glass wine set is not just a beautiful gesture, it’s a very utilitarian gift too.

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Nothing expresses romantic extravagance like a home spa bath set! Or you can also get a pair of plush bath robes specially monogrammed with the couple’s initials.

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Preparing a delicious meal together is a great for a newly married to bond. So gifting them a copper cooking set can be a great idea.

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A juicer-mixer-grinder always comes in useful for busy couples!

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Does the couple love to travel and are always planning getaways? Gift them a pair of stylish, lightweight suitcases or travel bags.

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If you don’t want to spend a lot on a wedding present but are looking for something thoughtful, here are some cool options! You can get a beautiful ornate photo frame and frame their invitation in it. It’s a lovely gesture.

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Check out our wonderful collection for ideas: http://tinyurl.com/art-of-framing 

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A set of bed sheets and pillow cases is a very utilitarian gift. Add a touch of fun and feelings to it by customizing the pillow cases with embroidery or applique which says “Mr & Mrs” or “His & Her” etc.

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A spice rack complete with cute engraved jars is an awesome way to wish the couple an exciting married life!

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A beautiful customized ceramic bowl or plate that commemorates the wedding day is an inexpensive but very thoughtful gesture…

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A gorgeous bunch of good quality artificial flowers is an unbeatable decorative piece and will stay fresh all the time! Check out our beautiful real feel tiger lilies here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlily

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Does the couple love gardening? Or maybe you want to give them something, they can take care of together? Then a low maintenance potted plant or succulents are great options!

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A pair of fun looking mugs is a cool and useful gift. Or you can customize them with their photos too.

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Finally cash or shopping vouchers are always good when you are still in doubt. Or if they are both art lovers or bookworms, get them memberships at the art museum or library!

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WHITE WEDDING DECOR IDEAS

Don’t you just love white weddings? They are so classy and eternally romantic! Here are some creative ideas for such a fairytale wedding

The first thing that comes to our mind is flowers. Go for all white flower decorations with lilies, orchids, hydrangeas, roses and gardenias. You can set the tables with gorgeous candelabras topped with tons of blooms and white pillar candles. Or you can also create a canopy like floral structure with numerous votive candles producing charming illumination. Make sure that seating arrangement is plush, comfortable and in white or any metallic finish.

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Beautiful centerpieces are obviously a must. Combine the pristine white flowers with silver, white ceramic or crystal vases and cozy white candles for a magical feast! If you want a hint of color then try adding ripe lemons to the flower arrangement! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-flowers 

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For a more dazzling effect, you can use silver disco balls and white string lights with flowers.

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To make the look of an all white wedding more exciting, you can add touches of gleaming metallic color to the décor. Like these goblets and place cards are gold accented and white linen napkins are gold embroidered. Platinum or silver accents will add that sparkle too.

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Invitation and menu cards can be in classic black and white combination. Or they can be engraved in gold and silver for that opulent touch.

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For an outdoor wedding or an elegant cocktail party, a clear topped see through tent will look dramatic! You can suspend white and platinum glowing globes to get that enchanting, shimmering lighting.

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If you are going for all white drapes, they have to be spotless and very good quality. It’s crucial to choose linen which looks bright, has different layers or textures to create an interesting look. Subtle white on white patterns can look great too!

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Want to go over the top and steal the show? An elaborate ice bar will be an unique showstopper with the couple’s monogram on it!

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The bride’s bouquet can have any white flower she loves. It can also have a hint of pink, plum or occasional strands of fern.

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When it comes to the food, it will be almost impossible and not really appealing to have an all white course! So ideally you can make a few items “white themed”. An eggnog cocktail or even a pink cocktail with dainty white decorative stirrer will be great!

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Delicacies in white sauce or cookies and pastries with white icing and edible silver pearls can be another choice.

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The cake can be all white or a delectable and glimmering combination of silver and white.

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The bridal gown will obviously be a glorious shade of white. But it would also be a great idea to get white dresses for the bridesmaids!

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Finally the thing to keep in mind is that white has many shades or tones. It can be diamond white, pearl, antique, eggshell and more! So explore and see what will look best for the special day.

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