Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I was given the challenge by Palm Beach Illustrated to create a fresh, new look for the tired Hawaiian Luau theme. See below for my updated tabletop
Thank you to the participating vendors:
Flowers: VM Flowers
Linen: Mac Fabrics
Menu, Placecards, Invites: J.N. Graves/Graves Social
Pacific Punch Cocktail: Echo Palm Beach
Plates: Mary Mahoney and Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens
Tiki Tumblers – Target
Today on Palm Beach Lately: Sneak Peek: Palm Beach Lately Launch Party
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Join us for the launch of Palm Beach Lately, a modern, online guide to Palm Beach created by sisters Beth Beattie and Danielle Norcross. March 29, 2012 11am- 1pm at Muses & Visionaries. Featuring spring's hottest trends by Rikshaw Design, bohemian women and children's apparel. Signature cocktails by Natasha Daniels, Citrus Sommelier at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. Mini hair, makeup & nail makeovers by Amanda Parisi, Gia and Fonda Lee, Cosmetic stylist for Trish McEvoy.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Join us for cocktails and a book signing with Celerie Kemble on Wednesday March 28th, 2012 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. at Pioneer Linens. Please RSVP to 561-655-8553 and Black and white attire suggested. Valet parking at front entrance 210 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach 33401. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Leigh Miller Photography www.leighmillerphotography.com
Dress Custom Vicky Tiel www.vickytiel.com
Bride Shoes Christian Louboutin http://us.christianlouboutin.com/
Groom and Groomsmen Custom Stubbs and Wootton www.stubbsandwootton.com
Groom’s tux Ralph Lauren Black Label
Bridesmaid Jewelry Custom by Sequin NY www.sequin-nyc.com
Car from Church Mother of the groom’s restored Shelby (first car)
Caterer Mason’s www.masonsgourmet.com
Videographer Films by Francesco (Chelsea Clinton and Nicole Richie videographer) www.filmsbyfrancesco.com
Band Starlight Orchestras NY www.starlightorchestras.com
Rentals Premier Party Rentals www.premierpartyrentalsinc.com
Bridal Party bracelets Badgley Mischka (used as napkin rings and given as gift)
Custom Welcome bags Studio of Tracy McGranaghan
Welcome packets, menus, escort cards, programs, etc, Sage Sisters Press
Fireworks Pyrotecnico www.pyrotecnico.com
Cake Bay Country Bakery www.baycountrybakery.com
Flowers Dragonfly (reception) www.dragonflyevent.com
Fabulous Flowers (church) www.fabulousflowersmd.com
Lighting Frost Lighting www.frostlighting.com
Custom linens Monogram by Metro Embroidery
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Manicures and Mimosas to Celebrate Mom with Katherine Lande at Muses & Visionaries Featured in The Party Dress; photos by Lena Hyde Photography
The tablescape incorporated bursts of bright colors, including the vivid poppy centerpieces by VM Flowers, orange glasses from Bloomingdale’s and a personal collection of fashion books. The plates and chargers were from Diane von Furstenberg’s Home Collection at Bloomingdale’s and the modern floral twist placemats were from Didriks. The black and white graphic napkins from Target were inspired from fabric patterns shown on the runway. The placecards were different runway looks from the collection and we put them in acrylic frames with each guest’s name signed in gold. The silverware was dipped in a custom purple from Plasti Dip’s Create Your Color Kit. Guests enjoyed sweet treats of macarons and mini cupcakes from The Sugar Monkey and POP Champagne splits and mimosas. Guests received nail polishes from Sephora and Diane perfume from Bloomingdale’s.
Photography by Lena Hyde Photography.
Tall orange glasses: Bloomingdale’s,
Small glasses: Anthropologie,
Dessert plates: Kate Spade,
Small red tray: Jonathan Adler,
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Madeira Housewares Announces Mario Batali Partnership with Debut at INTERNATIONAL HOME + HOUSEWARES SHOW in Chicago
MADEIRA HOUSEWARES ANNOUNCES MARIO BATALI PARTNERSHIP WITH DEBUT AT INTERNATIONAL HOME + HOUSEWARES SHOW IN CHICAGO
Jupiter, Florida (March 7, 2012) —Madeira Housewares, makers of 100% sustainable plantation teak cutting boards and chopping blocks, will debut its Mario Batali collection at the International Home + Housewares Show (Booth #S-1680) in Chicago from March 10-13th.
Like all Madeira products, the Mario Batali cutting boards and chopping blocks are of the highest quality, fully crafted with Madeira's plantation teak. "Our teak is farm-raised and cultivated using only the most responsible forestry practices," says Madeira founder Jason Norcross. "We're excited that Chef Batali is collaborating on this new collection."
For Batali, this relationship is just one more way to share his unique approach and personality with America's at-home cooks. "These boards are perfect for anyone who wants the highest quality sustainable equipment for each step of creating a meal in their home kitchen," Batali says. "We've designed each piece for specific tasks - from slicing and chopping vegetables to carving meat and even serving, every step of food preparation has been carefully considered."
Norcross also points out that plantation teak is an eco-friendly alternative to standard hardwoods. "Plantation teak is ideal for a professional-grade collection like this, in that it will not dull knives but still offers long lasting durability."
For more information and to view the exclusive line for Mario Batali, please visit http://www.madeirahousewares.com/mariobatali.
About Mario Batali
With a host of television shows, nineteen restaurants world-wide, and Eataly—a 50,000-square-foot Italian marketplace in New York City’s Flatiron District -Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today.
Batali is the James Beard Award-winning author of nine cookbooks, including Molto Batali (ecco 2011), Molto Gusto (ecco 2010), Molto Italiano (ecco 2005), Spain…A Culinary Road Trip (ecco 2008), and Italian Grill (ecco 2008), as well as the iPad App Mario Batali Cooks!
Batali currently stars on ABC’s new daytime hit show, The Chew, airing weekdays at 1:00PM EST. Mario splits his time between New York City and northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons. For more information about Mario and his work, visit http://www.mariobatali.com.
Mario Batali started the Mario Batali Foundation in May of 2008, with the mission of feeding, protecting, educating and empowering children. To learn more about the Mario Batali Foundation, visit http://www.mariobatalifoundation.org/.
About Madeira Housewares
Madeira specializes in finding the most exotic wood on earth and crafting it into individual works of art for the kitchen. Madeira is translated to mean “wood” in Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, where these beautiful products originate. Madeira takes pride in using only the highest quality raw materials.
Each product design offers a unique use to help serve or prepare meals with ease. Madeira products combine classic design with functionality to produce timeless kitchen tools for every home. For more information about Madeira Housewares, visit http://www.madeirahousewares.com.