Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great gift idea- Valsey and Me Personalized Hand Soaps

We are always looking for creative and new ideas for hostess gifts, bridal showers and other holidays that we love to personalize. These Valsey and Me boxed hand soaps are individually wrapped with a custom message so each guest washes their hands with new bar of soap…hygienic too! Their olive oil based soaps are handmade using all natural essential oils from lavender oatmeal to white grapefruit.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jessica Ricci Jewelry Launches Tanzania Inspired Collection

Jessica Ricci’s recent travels to Tanzania, a place of both engulfing beauty and grinding poverty, were the inspiration for the recent additions to her Wanderlust Collection. Volunteers such as Ricci raised money to help fund micro-finance loans

, distribute mosquito nets and school kits to teach basic First Aid and HIV/AIDS education. Ricci is donating 15 percent of sales to Nest, an organization which provides micro-finance loans for women in third world countries.

African Coin Ring

Eternal Masai Spearhead Pendant

Tanzanian Coffee Bean Necklace

A few pieces from the collection include:

African Coin Ring - Approximately one inch in diameter, this ring is made from one of the coins found in a basket of rusty old Tanzanian and British coins. ($100-$470)

Eternal Life Masai Spearhead Pendant – This pendant is made from a Masai spearhead found in the Arusha Bazaar in Tanzania and stamped with the DNA sequence for a Telomere. In essence, if you can keep the Telomere alive, which some geneticists purport potentially possible, you can achieve “eternal life” by halting the ageing process. ($150-$650)

Tanzanian Coffee Bean Necklace - When Ricci discovered that coffee is one of Tanzania’s largest exports, she thought it would be simple, small and significant if she were to make jewelry from a Tanzanian coffee bean. ($60-$200)

For more information on Ricci and her jewelry, please visit: www.jessicariccijewelry.com.

Click here to view Ricci's Tanzania video - volunteering and searching the markets for jewelry inspiration.

About Jessica Ricci – Inspiration to Creation

Jessica grew up in Providence, RI and studied English Literature at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. After graduating, she moved to Montana where she volunteered for an emergency services organization. There she learned how to bead simple necklaces- not knowing that the seed for jewelry design had been planted during those snowed-in wintery nights. Eventually, Jessica made her way back to Rhode Island where she worked for a small, local newspaper in a fishing town. She then moved to New York City and received her graduate degree in Journalism from New York University and worked for several publications.

In 2001, Ricci moved to Italy to pursue her interest in writing, teaching and creating jewelry. In the ancient, magical city of Rome, Jessica became inspired to create more than beaded necklaces. Through a good deal of trial and error and self-teaching, Jessica's ideas came to fruition and became the jewelry that speaks to so many.

Upon her return to the States in 2005, Ricci officially founded JL Ricci Designs, and today she creates and produces her collections from her studio and retail space in Providence, Rhode Island.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rent Vintage Umbrellas and Parasols from Bella Umbrella for Your Next Event!

We love a good find and Bella Umbrella is definitely that! I stumbled upon Bella Umbrella on the Hostess with the Mostess blog when I saw this beautiful Parisian Baby Shower by Lollipop Events & Design. Many of these vintage umbrellas or parasols were made in the 1930's, 1940's and the 1950’s covering the Art Deco, Hollywood glamour and sixties mod periods. They are the perfect addition to a wedding, bridal or baby shower or themed event. The best part is they ship them to you two days before your event with a pre-paid return shipping label. Doesn’t get any better than that!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

3rd Annual Flavor Palm Beach Kick-Off Party Friday, August 27th

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Flavor Palm Beach Kick-Off Party at the beautiful new West Palm Beach waterfront August 27th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Event highlights include VIP Area Presented by CityStyle Realty, live music by String Theory, delicious food from participating restaurants, live painted models, Stella Artois perfect pour, Russian Standard Vodka drinks, light show, Palm Beach Atlantic University Dancers and more. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross of the Greater Palm Beaches.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kayla's Candy Land

It was fun working with this mom because she is a graphic designer by profession. She created the invite and we used it as inspiration for the rest of the project. Kayla's mother also designed signs that were used on beverages and a dessert table banner. When guests entered the party, they were greeted by candy-wrapped columns and a “Welcome to Kayla’s Candy Land” banner with a peppermint candy walkway.

The dessert table featured cupcakes by
Passion for Pastry and assorted candies that the kids could fill in their own personal tins. Each candy tin had a custom sticker, as well as the centerpieces, which all complimented the original invite design. Outside, there were hanging cellophane-wrapped lanterns that resembled life-sized hard candies. Life-sized lollipops lined the pool, re-creating the Lollipop Acres atmosphere from the original board game.

Princess Frostine’s Fruit Punch and Lolly’s Lemonade was served and guests enjoyed a BBQ provided by
Christafaro's Catering. Rainbow-swirl lollipops with Kayla’s Candy Land custom stickers were displayed on the high-tops and main outdoor dining table. In addition to the candy tins, each child received a Candy Land board game as a party favor. Photography by Alana Harris Photography.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pineapples, Palms, Etc. Featured on PalmBeachIllustrated.com

Pineapples, Palms, Etc. Featured on PalmBeachIllustrated.com

Bring the creatures of the deep into your seaside home with these elements worthy of Poseidon.
A cute crab guards the goods on Vagabond's House's wood and pewter Crab Cheese Tray ($210). Pineapples, Palms, Etc., Jupiter (561-748-8303, pineapplespalms.com)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sip 'n See Featured on Pizzazzerie

We are excited to be featured on Pizzazzerie!

The peacock theme was one of the nursery décor choices, so after our client chose a beachy option, we decided to do the Sip & See in the peacock theme. We designed custom invites, stationery for thank yous, hang tags, pick sticks and a pattern Gumdrop Cookie Shop printed for us. The guests loved them and Gumdrop Cookie Shop did an amazing job recreating the design. There was a “hand wash station” with monogrammed Luke towels with the peacocks and a sign that read “He’s as cute as he can be. Please wash your hands so he stays germ free.” Guests enjoyed the “peacocktail” which was champagne with a splash of Blue Curacao and tea sandwiches by Christafaro’s Catering. Peacock feathers were added to the centerpieces to keep the theme throughout the table settings. The dessert table featured cupcakes and cheesecake pops compliments of Southern Belle’s Cakery, M&M’s in apothecaries, a large branchy centerpiece, and Baby Luke banner by Party Starters, all incorporating the light blue and teal color palette.

Photography – Amanda Clark Photography www.amandaclarkphotography.com
Picture of Baby – Lena Hyde Photography http://www.lenahyde.com/

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

From Beth and Rena

After four and a half successful years working together to provide the highest quality services to our clients, we have amicably decided to separate and create two new entities under which we will operate.

We want to thank each and every one of you for the support you have given us throughout the years and hope to count on you for continued support in our new ventures.

Please pardon the e-dust as the blog is redesign. We will be back soon as Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events. Happy Blogging!

B. Inspired,