Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Exciting to see Rachel’s Zoe Collection live at Neimanmarcus.com. I think she did a great job staying true to her style. Loving the Sequined Dolman Top, Tailored Tuxedo Jacket, Tie-Neck Plunge Blouse & Boot-Cut Tuxedo Pants and Belted Military Jacket.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I came across these DIY painted votives on Elements of Style Blog. How unique and beautiful are they! Emily from Once Wed was inspired by the old brush cups from painter Michelle Armas and saw the potential they had as part of a tablescape. These would be great for a dinner party, artistic couple's wedding or any art-inspired event. Click here for the DIY painted votives.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Months ago I saw Sheridan French mention Kaas Glassworks, a handmade decoupage store in NY, and wanted to check it out the next time I was in the city. On my recent trip, I headed to the West Village and what a treat. This quaint and cozy store is so unique and I can't wait to make a custom piece. There are many pieces in the store to choose from too.
Kaas Glassworks involves the art of decoupage under glass. Each piece is put together by hand using reprinted images that we have collected from frequent trips to flea markets, antique shows and estate sales.
The final result is a sentimental collection of trays, plates, coasters and paperweights. Both decorative and functional, each piece may be used on a table or dresser, or displayed on the wall with the use of a simple plate hanger.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This party was inspired by an octopus table runner I spotted months ago at Pioneer Linens and wanted to incorporate into an upcoming event theme. It dawned on me that it would be the perfect opportunity to plan a Sip and See to welcome a new baby, but to use a play on words with “Sea”.
I wanted to do a non-traditional Under the Sea theme, so I pulled together a stunning tablesetting featuring a natural textured runner, and paired it with a sparkly aqua blue, mermaid-like linen, and coral table top décor from VM Flowers. I created a custom invite with a textured look similar to the runner with an octopus and turtle. The napkins and shell napkin rings were also from Pioneer Linens, and were paired with aqua blue plates from Z Gallerie. I was obsessed with the little details, like the natural hangtags with blue octopus from Magnetoid Magnets on Etsy. I kept the desset table simple with an octopus and turtle cookie bouquet, and cupcakes were from The Sugar Monkey. Decorations included a custom “Greyson” sign made by PartyStarters and newborn photo by Brooke Logue Photography. The suitcases, aqua blue coral and frame also added to our theme décor.
This theme could also work well for a baby shower! The soothing, cool yet sophisticated color palette is the perfect way to welcome a new baby!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Found a nice tabletop setting reminder from one of my favorite's, Lonny Magazine. Click here to see "Mrs. Lilien sets the proper table."
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the new Muses & Visionaries in downtown West Palm Beach. I must tell you it is beyond exciting to have something like this in our town. From the minute you walk in the door you can feel the energy. The décor is the perfect eclectic mix of sleek, modern and rustic pieces (and some from my favorite Pineapples, Palms, Etc. too)with artwork from collaborating artists. I can’t wait to spend more time there!
Muses & Visionaries was designed around the notion that a place of function can also be one of style and beauty. With a 4,000 square feet of bright open space, they offer a daily retreat outside of home and office where women can flourish and find enrichments, enjoy a unique place to read, relax, socialize, meet, work, or think in a positive and intellectually rejuvenating environment. Members may take advantage of the club’s library and creative resources, sitting areas for lounging solo, relaxed workspaces for groups, and a large and chic conference room. The space is ideal for exclusive, special events, such as lectures, art exhibits, interactive forums, and learning opportunities guided by the needs and desires of their members.
Muses & Visionaries aspires to create an enlightened environment where dynamic and creative women can come together to draw inspiration for their work and lives. They offer a unique space and is intended to nurture fresh ideas, foster connections, and act as a catalyst for both independent and collaborative work. Muses & Visionaries will cultivate a supportive milieu for women to move forward as thinkers, artists, innovators, trend-setters and entrepreneurs.
For more information about membership opportunities, visit www.musesandvisionaries.com
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Ikat seems to be all the rage. We used it for a tablecloth for a recent event and it was the perfect tabletop canvas. Here are a few ways to incorporate it into your summer wardrobe, the beach or your home: Love this pillow from The Well Appointed House, beach towels by Natori at Bloomingdale's and the Maggy London Ikat Dress from Nordstrom.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Guests enjoyed a Safari Chic themed birthday party at Pine Creek Sporting Club with a mixture of orange and chocolate brown zebra print. Day beds from Lavish were poolside with draped fabric, palm frawns, zebra pillows from West Elm and lanterns from Z Gallerie. A Jeep was set up with props from leopard scarves to binoculars and rifles to pose for a fun, keepsake photo. An onsite photographer printed the images and guests left with a photo in a custom “Steve’s Safari” photo sleeve. The safari themed cake was by The Cake Kingdom and décor by VM Flowers. Logo and Invitation were from Front Porch Studio.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Former celebrity stylist Seneca Moss Reynolds, who has styled Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon, Molly Sims, Goldie Hawn, and Denise Richards, has ventured into her own web site of her favorite finds from all over the world. She has channeled her love of fashion and styling into a passion to bring chic and easy pieces she loves to the general public called RESORTCHIC.COM. These various designs are perfect for a tropical getaway, stocking up for summer or just year-round, effortless style. RESORTCHIC.COM features only the best of what is to offer in the market. Always chic, bright, fun, light weight and easily transition from day to night.
About Seneca Moss Reynolds: Seneca worked as both the Fashion Editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine and Fashion Editor of InStyle Magazine in New York. Seneca relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue her dream of becoming one of Hollywood's top stylists after six years working in New York's fashion industry. While in Hollywood, Seneca had the opportunity to develop her talents both on and off camera through various television commercials and advertising shoots for such notable clients as Mercedes, Marriott, Pacific Care and Tropicana; editorial shoots for InStyle, Self, Shape, Ocean Drive, Maxim, GQ, Marie Claire, Fitness and Brides; as well as numerous red-carpet events. Seneca has also appeared on E! Entertainment's "Fashion Police" where she has shared her secret fashion tips.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center for “Casting for a Cause” charity night to be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at West Marine's new flagship store in North Palm Beach. Tickets are $10 and available online or at the door with proceeds benefiting local charities. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment, plus a live and silent auction. Jake Anderson of the fishing vessel Northwestern, as featured on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” will join the highest bidder on a fishing trip donated by Capt. Jonathan Wright of Au Breezy and Wright on Time Fishing Charters. Proceeds will benefit the attending charity of the bidder’s choice. Click here to order tickets.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Please join myself and Joey Fago, co-chairs of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2011 Man & Woman of the Year. The 2011 Man & Woman of the Year will be crowned based on their success in generating funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during a ten-week campaign, which will culminate at the Grand Finale Celebration on June 10, 2011 at the Cohen Pavilion at The Kravis Center. Event starts at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Winners will be announced at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $250 per person. To purchase Grand Finale tickets, please visit www.mwoy.org/pb