04.30.13

IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY SPLENDID

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a few weeks ago we decided to team up with splendid and throw a party. i thought it would be fun to meet more readers in person and be able to just hang out on a saturday afternoon.

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so of course i brought on the help of some of my awesome contributors. moon canyon design created these floral hair accessories for people to take home and wear during the event. my jaw dropped when i saw that cart full of florals roll in!

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people were able to watch kristen assembling these at her station and then we passed out the finished floral combs on trays to everyone in the room. check out the animation below to see her assemble one from start to finish…we used glue dots to hold them down, but for bigger flowers you can add a wire through the stem and tie it around the comb.

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turns out…no one can resist putting them in their hair!

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one of my favorite LA caterers, whoa nelly, provided all sorts of small appetizers & drinks for people to enjoy while they walked around and mingled. they always do a fantastic job at presentation…we had edible flowers, mini sandwiches, and bamboo cups with a delicious farro salad.

the whole party was based on splendid’s new “earn your stripes” loyalty program. people were able to shop with 20% off during the event and even got some pretty great gifts with purchase. natalie & kristen are both wearing splendid below…i am in love with those striped pants. it looks great paired with that patterned shirt, eh?

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speaking of natalie…she runs our DIY column with me and created some pretty epic props for people to take photos with. i mean, a banana phone? genius! she used large pieces of cardboard and covered them with with splendid fabric to keep the stripes theme. she also created this simple striped background by sewing three different fabric panels together (this would be so simple to do with your extra scraps!)

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and of course our friends at smilebooth…we could never forget them. they provide us endless fun (i think i’ve posed in one of these about 300 times and somehow it’s still entertaining) if you don’t know about smilebooth…you get a remote, snap your own photos, they show up on the screen and print out in seconds for you to keep and they go online for everyone to look at after. you can brand them for your parties. they really do make a party come alive.

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and now…the moving version. modshift put together this video, documenting us setting everything up and then when everyone arrived! it’s pretty fun to see it all come together…

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thanks so much to my team for putting together such a fantastic event. so much love to all of you.

event by: designlovefest + splendid
props by:
 natalie shriver for smilebooth
florals by: moon canyon design
food by: whoa nelly catering
video by: modshift
photos by: kimberly genevieve

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    Quinn Cooper says:

    Looks like a great event! Everyone seemed to be having a fab time.
    xo Quinn

    Hanna says:

    This looks like you all had so much fun! Man, I wish I lived closer to LA, just so that I could attend all your fun events.
    Hanna xx

    Dana says:

    Das sieht nach sehr viel Spass aus! :o)

    It looks like so muc fun.
    I wish i was there.

    xo
    Dana

    Vickie says:

    looks like a totally awesome day – love the flower combs!

    looks absolutely splendid!
    wish i lived on the west coast so i could have come 🙂

    Allison W says:

    It all looks so fun and beautiful!!

    Helen says:

    looks like so much fun
    I love the idea of using fresh flowers on combs- Fancy!

    i should have gone 🙁 i was like: ‘but i won’t know anyone’ lame excuse. should have gone. do it again! i’ll be there!

    Looks like such a fun time – splendid even.

    Amy Jo says:

    Such fun photos!

    Yari says:

    I really want to move to LA, this looks like so much fun!!! Love all the details!

    alicia says:

    That’s so great, the flower headpieces are seriously beautiful!! I’m going to wedding in less then tow weeks and am so tempted to snag some flowers and make my own accessories!

    Amanda says:

    Love those flowers – anenmones are my favorite!

    Katie says:

    Looks like a fun event, I wish I lived in LA. However I still love that you came to London and I was able to attend Blogshop!

    Katie-http://www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk

    Jamie says:

    woah! those floral combs are pretty wonderful.

    Ana says:

    We should wear more flowers in our hair everyday. They look great.

    Chelsea says:

    This looks like such a fun event Bri! I love the sweet video and how excited everyone looks.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    Krysta says:

    HOLY MOLEY! Those floral hair pieces are the greatest!

    i want to wear flowers in my hair! love that! great job on the event bri and splendid!

    wow!! looks like everyone had a great time! 🙂

    Eileen says:

    Awe, such a great post + the event was super fun! xo

    looks SO fun! LOVE all the florals!

    xx, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

    Susan K says:

    OMG! Brie it was so fantastic to meet you in person at the Splendid store at the Grove!!! I love you and your blog and Splendid! I am planning my wedding and I was thrilled to meet your favorite florist. Her flowers were joyful, natural and elegant! Also, I love my Splendid purchases great for my honeymoon. So comfortable and cute!

    catia says:

    You are the best! Love you!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Fiona says:

    You always look like you’re having too much fun with life! I love it and your bright fashion, you actually inspired me to buy some lilac pants today 🙂

    Wow I wish I can make something like that. I’m planning to attend a hula party and that floral hair piece will just complete the look. Thanks for sharing.

    Happiest floral arrangement ever. Wow.

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