My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 4

13th April 2015

Here It Is! The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 4

How was your week? We’re starting to get into a groove with the Instagram posts of our work. This has brought up 2 things for me: 1) Damn, we’ve done a LOT. 2) Fricker, why haven’t we been posting more photos. C’est la vie. We’re posting now.

In cased you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

Psycho obsessed with acid green and anything wood like. I love this whole moss/nest combo. Evidently, since I guess I keep coming back to it. As far as the hors d’oeuvres go, remember to make them no bigger than a 50 cent piece of they are. Just. Too. Big.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

Butterflies are everywhere, and what can I say, I still love white, even though my world seems to be technicolor these days. In the second image, you can see we’ve got the acid green going again. This whole series makes me fall back in love with Spring!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): Maybe because I EAT so many blasted vegetables, I’ve had to come up with a few new ways to present them. It’s hard to tell, but these are poking out of skewers in a vase of dried black beans. Totally made the color pop. Wednesday’s second event photo is back to the magic nest look.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration -Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) to our event that just totally channeled spring and teed up what would be random looking olives to have a little more “floral” influence. I’m particularly partial to the radish as flower.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

Butterflies and white and ethereal everything. We did these once for a wedding where everything was the most gorgeous sky blue, but the butterflies were silver and white, all above the very long head table. #LOVE.

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Do tell?! What did you think of this week’s images? What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fashionable? Share them in the comments below so we can all get inspired!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 3

9th April 2015

Here It Is! The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 3

OK, so this is a Wednesday wrap up instead of over the weekend. Got a little challenged with the holiday. Still challenged, BUT… here it is! So how did you like Week 2 of our Event Photos and Inspiration?? Have you noticed? We’re now posting event images twice a day, Monday – Friday on Instagram and Twitter because we’re getting great feedback. The good news is that every weekend, we’re recapping our favorites here in case you missed them.

Recap of the plan, skip to the photos if you know this…(here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog): “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

This whole week features a spa themed baby shower that I did for a very close friend’s future daughter in law. The tables were long with chocolate linens, lots of green and those magical frosted glasses. I LOVE those glasses.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

Complementing the sort of solid, but still feminine frosty beverage containers, we did super sleek flatware peeking out at the sides of the photos. I think a strong bloom, like these orchids looks amazing on top of simple plates.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): At each place setting guests also got a “chakra” card to get in touch with themselves and really get everyone to relax. The colors on the cards were practically the brightest pop we had at the whole party and they really stood out against the chocolate brown.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration -Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) to this photo shoot and the fabulous Eduardo Xol of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. One of the nicest, most professional guys on the planet and amazingly talented. This event was featured in his book, Extreme Entertaining Made Easy, on Amazon.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

And what could be better than mini metal lunch boxes full of spa goodies – love the bath bombs at Lush. Simple, thoughtful and a super nice treat for your guests. Lots of great products like these can be found at your local World Market. (My new FAV go to spot.) Have fun and if you’re in Pasadena, make sure you go and see my boy, Alan, the manager!

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Event Photos and Inspiration – I’m In Love:

What do you think of this week’s chocolate and acidic apple?! What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fashionable? Share them in the comments below so we can all get inspired!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 2

28th March 2015

Here It Is! The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 2

So how did you like Week 1 of our Event Photos and Inspiration?? Going forward, we’re now going to post event images twice a day, Monday – Friday on Instagram and Twitter because we’re getting a lot of traction. The good news is that every weekend, we’re recapping our favorites here in case you missed them. How does that sound? I guess you’ll just have to come back to the blog every Saturday now!

In cased you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #1:

I love anything that does “double duty.” In this case the centerpieces were adorable mini picnic tables that happen to hold the ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper and were perfectly integrated as part of the theme with a few blooms (not in the shot) to make it super appealing.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #2:

If you’ve followed me for even 5 seconds, you know how much I love candy. Love this shot of super gourmet suckers in cut crystal bowls as part of the candy bar. Hey, I’m a fan of buzzed guests sucking on lollipops, aren’t you??

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #3:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): Gorgeous, sleekly covered chiavari chairs so they don’t even look like chiavaris anymore. You can see the little hint of rhinstone trip at the back of one of them, in the left of the shot. I love how the aisle runner was rimmed in magenta orchids. Gorge. (This was part of Snoop Dogg’s Vow Renewal that E! Entertainment covered.)

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #4:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) to our event for Kelly Rutherford’s son, Hermes: The event theme included Rocky the Robot and was held at the Alice + Olivia showroom in New York. #GorgeousSpace. Genius #StaceyBendet

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #5:

If I just could have bowls and bowls of crystals to look at, play with, touch, lay on top of platters, hang from trees, and natch, include in random tent ceilings all over the world, my life would be, well, complete.

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Do tell?! What did you think of this week’s images? What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fashionable? Share them in the comments below so we can all get inspired!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

Is Print Media Dead?

27th March 2015

Is Print Media Dead?

Is print media dead? I guess you’ll just have to watch the video to find out. Funny that it’s a video talking about print being dead, but ya know. I have to say that as in love with technology, websites, iPads, magazines on Flipboard and the whole 9, I still love the feel of paper under my paws that I can dog ear, mark up, circle and put in a, gasp, manual tickler file. It just helps me work better. Plus, there’s something about taking a break from the computer screen, letting that dull blue light fade and just relaxing into visual nirvana.

Move Over…New York…London…Paris…Milan! The other LA is now one of the TOP 5 Fashion Capitals.

I attended the launch of the fabulous new OTHER LA MAGAZINE/DREAMS Magazine at the historic loft of publisher Steve Tobia when he held a sneak preview of his FASHION Issue highlighting 15 HOT LA Designers. Steve has been a major player in Downtown LA and the Pasadena Foothills Region and has tapped this hot and exploding international market. In the interviews, not only did I get to ask him why he thought LA has suddenly made the cut as a fashion mecca, he graciously, and emphatically, answered the question: “Is Print Media Dead?!” Clearly he has a pulse on this market that is so different from West LA and Hollywood.

So….. Is Print Media Dead?

You tell me! And leave your notes in the comments below!

Check out my video interview with Steve here and read the FASHION issue online at www.otherLA.com. To find the magazine on the web, check out Facebook and Twitter! 

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 1

21st March 2015

Here It Is! The Debut Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 1 (def of “Debut”, natch)

Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #1:

King Crab Meat in Rice Paper with a Curried Mango Sauce. #ShutTheFrontDoor

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #2:

Spring has sprung, literally, with bulbs and one of my favorite colors, natural elements, textures of all times: wheat grass. So fresh and great looking.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #3:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): Butterflies, button mums & the most ridiculously colored blush roses you’ve ever seen. And those are mini robins’ eggs attached to the branches. #Divine.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #4:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) to our event for Katherine Heigl: Drifwood atop yellow rose petals and orchids. Super cheerful, colorful & chic.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #5:

Shocker, I’m obsessed with bright colors and fun color combinations. These moss shoe centerpieces have psycho cool jeweled pins tucked right into the centers of those magical gerber daisies.

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So what do you think? What are your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fabulous food? Share them in the comments below because I love digging up new sources!!!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M