Our Dress of the Week is the lovely 'Madeira' gown by Willowby. This beauty features a skirt of flowing soft netting and a bodice created of Alencon lace and illusion tulle with a soft sweetheart neckline. But the pièce de résistance of this gown are the thin, Georgette straps. These straps criss cross in the back, which adds a bit of whimsy to this romantic look. This dress is 15% off through Saturday! www.adorebridalga.com
I don't know if I ever ate Madeira cake as a child, but just the sight of this golden-yellow loaf with its long crack down the middle makes me feel satisfactorily nostalgic. This recipe, given to me by my mother-in-law Carrie, is the best of any version I've tried. It's just one of those plain cakes you think you can't see the point of, until you start slicing and eating it.