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??

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration

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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.)

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration

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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

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration

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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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Event Photos and Inspiration – I’m In Love:

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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Event Photos and Inspiration – I’m In Love:

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

Today’s the Day! St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, Part 3 – It’s Here!

17th March 2015

Psychotically Obsessed, Half Irish Event Planner in California Shares Her Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

As the Irish like to say…”If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…you’re lucky enough”! And for the rest of us, well, fortunately there is another Irish saying to keep luck on our side…”May the luck of the Irish be with you”!

Part three of my Favorite St. Patrick’s Food Ideas is here just in time for the big day. I hope you enjoy these! For more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, why not troll my Pinterest Board? It’s VERY carefully curated. :) Enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #1:

Today's the Day! St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 3 - It's Here!

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Whether you are a Lucky Lady, a Nutty Irishman or a Little Leprechaun, these St. Patty’s Day Drinks & Shooters will make you feel like you were hit with an Irish Car Bomb if your Irish Eyes get too big!!! Do you know what I am sayin’??? This one came from Valuable Junk from an Urban CowgirlServe your favorites and enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #2:

Today's the Day! St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 3 - It's Here!

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Popsicles for St. Patrick’s Day you say?!?! Sounds good to me because for me it is going to be over 80 degrees today…so these Vanilla Mint Lemonade Pops will hit the spot! And don’t you just love the glasses used to serve these popsicles? Go to HungryGirlPorVida.com and check the original post here. 

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #3:

Today's the Day! St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 3 - It's Here!

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Looking for a classic twist on a green treat for St. Patrick’s Day? From the tall spoons and soda fountain glasses, you can’t go wrong with The Shamrock Shake! We found this one on SheKnows.com. Check it out here!

(By the way, if we posted a photo that belongs to you and didn’t credit it properly, swear, it wasn’t intentional. Please just let us know and we’ll fix it or take it down.)

So what do YOU think?

Do you love St. Patrick’s Day or hate it? Share YOUR favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, favorite sites, tips, tricks and recipes in the comments section below!

xoxo M

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, Part 2 – I can’t wait for 3/17!

16th March 2015

Psychotically Obsessed, Half Irish Event Planner in California Shares Her Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

I fully realize that the headlines are getting ridiculous, but I’m just dying for St. Patrick’s Day and how it brings to mind all things green, four leaf clovers, leprechauns and of course, the notorious pot of gold! (Oh, and a little Guinness for #Nugget.) Keep in mind that this is the time of year for corned beef and cabbage to take center stage. Not sure what to do with it? I’ve got you covered!

Part two of my Favorite St. Patrick’s Food Ideas will get you from the top of the morning through dessert! I hope you like these and for more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, why not troll my Pinterest Board? It’s VERY carefully curated. :) Enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #1:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Get St. Patrick’s Day started off right with this Corned Beef & Cabbage Breakfast Bake! I found them here!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #2:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Bring the Irish pub to your guests when you serve Guinness Beef & Dumplings! I found them here! Thanks, Krista and Michele of Lovely Bits!!! Guinness, btw, is kind of all Irish/St. Patrick’s Day anyway, right? Find more inspiration for them on Instagram here, Twitter here and Pinterest, here.

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #3:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Can’t get enough of that corned beef? Try these Corned Beef Melts with Sweet & Sour Onions & Wilted Cabbage! Get the details here. Quite frankly, I can’t enough RACHEL!!!!! Find her here on Instagram, here on Twitter and here on her FAB blog…(Oops! And then there’s her Pinterest!! Damn, I’m jealous!)

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #4:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Finish strong with this Key Lime Bundt Cake!!! Get the details here from The 36th Avenue.

(By the way, if we posted a photo that belongs to you and didn’t credit it properly, swear, it wasn’t intentional. Please just let us know and we’ll fix it or take it down.)

So what do YOU think?

Do you love St. Patrick’s Day or hate it? Share YOUR favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, favorite sites, tips, tricks and recipes in the comments section below!

xoxo M