I was in the East Village the other day taking notes for a wedding I am doing this summer. It is at a supremely magical venue. Can you guess? Check it out here. More on that later. Anyway...I use to live, go to school and then later work in alphabet city for years and years. It was nice to be back in the old hood. It being a gorgeous day, I strolled over to one of my favorite NYC shops. Of course everyone knows about John Derian, the man who single handily elevated the craft of decoupage to new heights. I can say with certainty if I was a very wealthy woman I would purchase one or maybe two of every single thing in this shop.