Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hawaiian Luau Theme Featured in Palm Beach Illustrated

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:

Catering: Christafaro’s
Chairs: Panache
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

Jab Spotlight Feature on Just Ask Boo

Thanks to Just Ask Boo for the Jab Spotlight today. Click here to subscribe. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Join us for the Launch of Palm Beach Lately

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

Tip Tuesday: Branding 101

This Tip Tuesday I thought I would share an article I came across “Branding 101: Five Tips for Solopreneurs” by Carol Tice on about strong branding in our ad-cluttered world. The five tips she gives can be applied any business venture. Click here to read.   

Monday, March 19, 2012

Celerie Kemble “Black and White (and a bit in between)” Book Signing at Pioneer Linens

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

Eastern Shore Wedding Featured in Town & Country

To view the highlight video of the Eastern Shore wedding click here.

Thanks again to everyone who made it possible:

Leigh Miller Photography

Dress Custom Vicky Tiel

Bride Shoes Christian Louboutin

Groom and Groomsmen Custom Stubbs and Wootton

Groom’s tux Ralph Lauren Black Label

Bridesmaid Jewelry Custom by Sequin NY

Car from Church Mother of the groom’s restored Shelby (first car)

Caterer Mason’s

Videographer Films by Francesco (Chelsea Clinton and Nicole Richie videographer)

Band Starlight Orchestras NY

Rentals Premier Party Rentals

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

Cake Bay Country Bakery

Flowers Dragonfly (reception)

Fabulous Flowers (church)

Lighting Frost Lighting

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 runway to table design concept was inspired by Diane von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. Known for her prints and bold use of color, we focused on interjecting the graphic and floral patterns represented in the collection throughout the overall design of the table. The “Manicures & Mimosas for Moms,” hosted by Beth Beattie of Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events and Katherine Lande, Fashion Editor and Stylist of KL Style, Inc. was held at Muses & Visionaries. Muses & Visionaries, a modern salon for women to dream, inspire, support and create, is a unique space intended to nurture fresh ideas, foster connections and act as a catalyst for both independent and collaborative work.

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.

Desserts: The Sugar Monkey,

Placemats: Didriks,

Invite Design: Elsie J,

Salad and chargers: DIANE Von FURSTENBERG at Bloomingdale’s,

Tall orange glasses: Bloomingdale’s,

Napkins: Target,

Small glasses: Anthropologie,

Assorted fashion books: Personal collection

Vases (straw holder): Fiestaware,

Dessert plates: Kate Spade,

Small red tray: Jonathan Adler,

Nail polishes: OPI for Sephora,

Diane von Furstenberg perfume: Bloomingdales,

POP Champagne: Total Wine & More,

Champagne Serving Tray: Z gallerie,

Champagne Flutes: Z Gallerie,

Mini parfait dessert glasses: Z gallerie,

Plasti Dip Create Your Color Kit: Ace Hardware,

Flowers: VM Flowers

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors, Inc. Book signing at Pioneer Linens Featured in Palm Beach Illustrated

Save the Date!

Celerie Kemble Book signing event at Pioneer Linens

Wednesday, March 28th from 6-8 p.m.

210 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, Fl

RSVP 655-8553
Valet Parking