last week i posted this creative council video showing how to mix two delicious summer-inspired cocktails, and now i’m so excited to share with you where we got to drink them.


there are few things in life more enjoyable than spending time with good friends, indulging in food and libations over laughs and conversation. combine that with a perfect spring night outdoors and it’s hard to top. i was fortunate enough to work with some ridiculously talented friends of mine to make this event happen. i wish i could relive the evening, but luckily jessie webster and arian were on hand to capture all the fun.

(watch the video at the bottom to see the whole thing come together!)


michael antonia volunteered his awesome backyard for the occasion and outfitted it with a bunch of furniture from his company yeah! rentals that specializes in mid-century modern pieces for events. the dude’s got GREAT taste and would make any party look rad.

and of course, the master himself talmadge was on hand with pharmacie to mix us up some of the best cocktails i’ve ever tasted. he made 4 specialty drinks that evening (watch the video of our two faves here!)


the party was small & intimate. only about 20 people that travel a lot and don’t have a lot of time to socialize with each other enough. i had asia illustrate an invitation that i sent out to the guests in their email (keepin’ it simple around here)

mixology party invite | designlovefest

she captured exactly what was in my head with these cocktail drawings!


the space was filled with decor from the geniuses at bash, please, playing on the theme of the four elements: water, fire, wind & earth. they handmade these custom hanging mobiles and helped me style the whole thing…i believe they are selling those mobiles, you should email them if you are interested in one for your home!


i chose a vintage bohemian style dress. the party was so laid back, and i wanted to be able to lounge around on the rugs and feel comfortable. it was a good choice!


yasmine floral design created these stunning arrangements for the tables. i love her wild aesthetic & eye for unique pairings and textures…so good, right? they sure make you appreciate the art of nature.


oh gosh, ricky’s fish tacos. i may or may not have eaten 6. if you live in the LA area you have to follow ricky’s twitter to see where he’ll be popping up next. he set up his fish fry table of magic and we all went to town.


all the beautiful glasses for the cocktails were by casa de perrin, who rents gorgeous table settings and flatware (and those sweet rugs, too!) i love how they mixed in some of their black forks with the gold ones. a nice twist…


they have a new online shop where you can buy some of their treasures. they also provided those adorable brass vases for the florals.


the bash, please girls thought it would look cool to use terracotta bases as the plates for our fish tacos. put a piece of parchment paper on top and you’re good to go. festive, right?


a special thanks to all my dear friends who helped me bring this party to life. watch this video that arian made to see the setup of the party…taco eating…rug sitting…friends…drinks and more drinks…

photos by: jessie webster (see them all on my facebook!)
video by: modshift
drinks by: pharmacie

decor by: bash please
florals by: yasmine floral design
cocktail glasses, flatware, vases and rugs by: casa de perrin

furntiure by:yeah! rentals
invitation design by: asia pietrzyk

(this post is a collaboration with the creative council by UGG Australia.)



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  • 1. Chase @ The Smell of Summer  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Those fish tacos look so tasty!

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Lifestyle Blog

  • 2. Quinn Cooper  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 5:44 am

    WOW looks like such a fun party!
    The drinks look out of control and the fish tacos look divine!
    It’s finally starting to get warm in NYC can’t wait for rooftop parties to begin.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  • 3. Julie  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Aww looks like SO much fun! I love every details!

  • 4. Dana  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:08 am

    i also have nothing more to say then: WOOOOWWW. So colorful, and so much happy faces.


  • 5. Jana @ 333 Hand Lettering Project  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:15 am

    What a perfect location for a small gathering! It looks like he has some terrific pieces to rent. and I love the idea of terracotta plates :) Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  • 6. Brooke  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Looks like everything came together perfectly! I love the outdoor space and decor. It is so laid back and creative. Your dress is perfect for the occasion! Very cute.

  • 7. kelsey  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:36 am

    this is absolutely beautiful! the cocktails look exquisite
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  • 8. Amanda  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Bri, you never fail to inspire! Thanks for the boost of inspiration this morning! xo

  • 9. Kate  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Love that you chose that dress! Perfect for a backyard party :) What a beautiful party and idea!


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  • 10. Teissia  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Looks like SO much fun!! And the pictures are GREAT!

  • 11. The New Diplomat's Wife  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 7:37 am

    love – we just found out our new digs will have a backyard in copenhagen so definitely filing this away as inspiration for a future party! i don’t look forward to mowing the lawn but i definitely am looking forward to the ability to host these!

  • 12. Cristina  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I LOVE all of the furniture. It’s amazing. I wish there was a similar company in my area.

  • 13. Ana  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I’m such a fan of yeah! rentals. They have amazing furniture.
    Bri, the whole party looks just perfect. Great idea. Cheers!

  • 14. Kelly (Let's Die Friends)  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Girl, if you are trying to create posts wherein EVERY SINGLE IMAGE is pin-worthy, that shiznat is working, big time.

  • 15. brandi milne  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I love love love love love the videos you guys put together!! Right on!!!

  • 16. Bri | Mamages  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 am

    oh this looks so fun! and that table is fantastic. i think i just fell in love :)

  • 17. Hannah  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Love the film and song choice, just awesome!

  • 18. Elizabeth  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Seriously, love the photos and video!

  • 19. Liz  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Man, I love this. I want to party with you!

  • 20. Chelsea  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 10:03 am

    The party looks like so much fun Bri! I love your dress and all of the gorgeous photos. How cute is the golden cutlery?!

    Chelsea & The City

  • 21. Sarah  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Hi Bri! Great photos! Any way to find out where your friend got her dress, the girl sitting on the rug in the photo next to the woman with her baby. Its super cute!
    Thanks :)

  • 22. Stevie-Ella  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Awesome. I’m so jealous!

  • 23. Tasneem  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 10:40 am

    This looks like such a fun party. My husband is a part-time bar tender and I will definitely be showing him the video.

  • 24. LARY@ Inspiration Nook  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    In love with this! Fish tacos are my absolutely fave! Love the decor and atmosphere. Great video too Arian ;)

  • 25. kaity @ invitation consultants  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    what a perfect way to spend a summer evening!

  • 26. Aileen@AtHomeinLove  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I LOVE this!!!! The gold flatware, terracotta “plates” and overall laid back feel are so great! I’m definitely inspired.

  • 27. Sarah from a fine line  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Love the invitation! Such perfect inspiration for a super cute party!

  • 28. Catherine  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    So beautiful! its raining and cold in Sydney and you’re making me miss summer even more!
    Ill just keep looking at these till September…

  • 29. Yari  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    in love with every single detail! oh and I always love the music selection on your videos! ;-)

  • 30. Sam  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Love the photos! It looks like it was a super fun party.

  • 31. Melanie  |  May 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Your life is pretty awesome! I wish I had awesome (and super stylish) backyard parties like that!

  • 32. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today  |  May 23rd, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Everything looks beautiful.

  • 33. Shelley  |  May 23rd, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Everything looked beautiful and fun! I loved the invitations!

  • 34. Molly {Dreams in HD}  |  May 23rd, 2013 at 6:05 am

    what a fun party!!!

  • 35. Laura  |  May 23rd, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Wow – Everything looks awesome and I love your dress choice. Do you know where the rugs are from? They are beautiful!

  • 36. Nomita (ebabee)  |  May 23rd, 2013 at 10:01 am

    It all looks amazing… dreaming of hosting an outdoor party myself but have to wait till the London weather decides to comply!

  • 37. Latrina  |  May 23rd, 2013 at 10:54 am

    So fun, Bri! I love events — the planning, decorating, and even down to the photography. I just love them. This seemed like so much fun, and the drinks sound delicious!

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    Bri!! I CANNOT believe that this is your job! The party looks so amazingly beautiful! You are one seriously talented lady!

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