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07.19.17

SUMMER DINNER PARTY

summer dinner party | designlovefest

it has been a minute since we’ve hosted a party and it felt so good to celebrate the start of summer with friends in a beautiful setting with some amazing vendors. one of the best parts about hosting is seeing all of the different aspects come together. i never fully know what it’s going to look like because everything is sourced from different places but the end result was stunning and just how i wanted it to be.

the starting point for building the table design, and the party, was the linens by la tavola (we also used their velvet linens for our friendsgiving last year). i mixed the charles linen with pink check napkins and the combo had a fresh, summer, farmhouse feeling. (i’m obsessed with gingham lately) the plates, glasses and silverware were all by casa de perrin who we use often and totally trust. we hosted it at the light lab which is a great east side space that was totally transformed by three of my friends and has killer style and versatility. just enough color, high ceilings, cement floors, big plush rugs and a gorgeous kitchen!

summer dinner party | designlovefest

joanie and i. pretty much my wife 🙂

summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest

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05.29.14

BACKYARD DINNER PARTY

i threw a dinner party last week with some of my closets girlfriends. it was a perfect evening with some of my favorite people, delicious food, and a little too much wine.

onefinestay let us host the party in a dream home for the evening, something i’d love to own one day, it was cozy and modern with the best backyard fireplace. the house had a great lived-in vibe, we all felt right at home as soon as we arrived. comfy couches, and lots of well placed art and accents.

our chef was daniel benhaim and his food was so pretty and insanely delicious.

we hosted the dinner with a company called kitchensurfing. they have locations all over the US but they’re new to LA. basically, they’re a dream come true for someone like me who loves to have people over but isn’t so much into the cooking a meal for everyone part. you can pick a chef from their list and they come to your home and prepare the meal in your kitchen, serve it and even do the dishes!

the pink campari cocktails were bright & strong. things got a little outta hand towards the end of the night….we ended up at a random beyonce tribute concert (HA!)

we kept everything really simple and fresh. laurel and wolf set the table and glasswing floral did a gorgeous job with the arrangements, such pretty combinations of pinks and earth tones. i love the chairs too!

i love how they displayed the appetizers on spoons, the beets with edible flowers were amazing.

it was one of those special evenings that are good for the soul.

photos by brittany wood for designlovefest

02.11.15

WOMEN & WHISKIES PARTY!

women and whiskies invited me and my good friend victoria to host a girl’s valentine’s day party in my studio and it was SUCH a blast. my favorite girls, whiskey cocktails, pretty flowers, food, and dancing made for the perfect evening. i really love the concept of women and whiskies which is to support women and their consumption and education of whiskey. it has notoriously been a “men’s drink” and they want to switch that by empowering the ladies with knowledge so that we’re comfortable tasting, talking and buying the spirit on our own. kudos to that!

we sampled all of their whiskey brands (wild turkey , forty creek, russell’s reserve and glen grant) and mixed up four different cocktails (you can find the recipes, here.) that were all delicious and did the trick!

we had the best time putting this party together and i got to work with some of favorite vendors to completely transform my studio. found rentals really pulled out all of the stops and outfitted the studio with the most beautiful array of vintage rugs and furniture. it was basically girl heaven. i created a “drink pretty” vinyl wall decal and had it printed for over the couch. it really grounded the space and made it easy for me to show people what the hashtag for the party was!

moon canyon made an outrageous centerpiece and the prettiest hanging wall installation as the perfect backdrop to the bar. kristen is such a gem.

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and heirloom la absolutely killed it with their color appropriate food for the occasion and impressive setup. have you ever seen prettier deviled eggs? we had a ton of finger foods for everyone to snack on the whole evening.

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08.06.14

MOON PARTY & DOWNLOADS!

this post is something i’m really excited and proud of! i love how everything came together, and i can’t wait to tell you all about it so you can have one of these magical floor parties of your own. throw one in your backyard, string up some lights, project a cool saying on the wall and voila!

hosting events and workshops is one of my absolute favorite things to do. so when epson asked me if i could come up with some alternate ways of using a home projector system my mind immediately went to parties. i feel like i constantly have something to celebrate or plan and decorate for and i thought it would be fun to have something that you could throw up on the wall to instantly make it feel like a celebration.

so we created party downloads! four different sayings and phrases that you can download and project on the wall of your own gatherings (pst, you can enter to win one of the projectors after the jump!). we picked my favorite, make your own magic, and threw a little party around the moon theme.

kristen and amy from moon canyon styled the event, from the hand-painted rocks to the perfect centerpieces, they exceeded my expectations as usual. and heirloom la created a gorgeous spread of food and the most delicious cocktails you’ve ever tasted.

they really are creative culinary geniuses!  i mean, the cocktail had edible silver flakes in it!

amy painted all of the rocks for the table and made individual mini moon watercolor place cards for everyone. the magic was in the details for this party.

i loved the idea of having a floor party…and surrounding the table with pillows and mini stools for the platters of food to be easily accessed.

we got the most beautiful assortment of pillows, moroccan rugs and tables from found rentals, they have a wonderful selection of vintage pieces that you can rent for parties. in love with all of the pillow textiles…

the colors were straight out of a dream and jesse captured the day perfectly.

we used the powerLite home cinema 2000 projector from Epson to project the saying on the wall. it worked great! we’ve also been enjoying using it in the studio to watch huge episodes of Girls on the wall during lunch time!

download one of these 4 designs to project at your next party and enter below to win the projector we use in our office for so many things!

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01.27.12

A LITTLE PARTY


photo by F.C. Gundlach

i’m running around today getting ready for a little dinner party at my house for my birthday. i’m doing mismatched dishes (see these pretty glasses! i love collecting them) it’s going to be small and intimate and a time for me to just enjoy good company! i hope you all have some special plans this weekend, even if that means you are hanging out on the couch relaxin.

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