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New Years Brunch with Lulu & Georgia

Now that Christmas is officially over there’s only one way to deal with our heartache…. Start making New Years plans!!!!  That’s right, 2017 is coming up and we’ve got you covered this week with tons of inspiration!!  Starting with this amazing New Years Brunch with Lulu & Georgia.  I was lucky enough to style and design the first birthday party of Vivian Mae, the daughter of Lulu & Georgia CEO Sara Brenner earlier this year.  I loved working with Sara so much I had to reach out to see if she would be up for some fun styled shoots.  Lucky for me, she was!

The idea of a New Years Brunch with my girlfriends just makes me smile!  After a night out of debauchery, spending the day lounging with your gal pals drinking mimosas sounds like heaven!  I had the best team of vendors on this one and I’m thrilled to have it featured on Glitter Guide today!  Keep scrolling to see all of the pretty details and get inspired to host a fab New Years brunch of your own!!  You’re gonna flip over all of the amazing Lulu & Georgia goodies!!

Photos by the talented Heather Kincaid

What pieces and details brought this party to life? 

 I have been a huge fan of the Elodie collection from Lulu & Georgia and Glitter Guide since the minute I saw it.  I love the mix of colors and print and thought it would be the perfect inspiration for this gathering at home!  I mean, who wouldn’t love to have that rug in their home?!  All of the vendors involved had so much fun creating pieces inspired by the Elodie, I especially love the invite Twinkle & Toast created that used the print and colors perfectly!

We love the concept of a New Year’s Day brunch! What inspired this type of holiday celebration?

I love it too!  NYE is always an amazing celebration but I like to keep the party going and love the idea of having a girls slumber party with fun festivities to continue the next morning!  Plus, we all could use a little hair of the dog the day after such a fun filled cocktail infused night out :)  And lastly, you want to start the new year off right with close friends and fun times, so this is just how you do that!

How gorgeous are the flowers by Bloom Babes?!  They go with the whole color scheme so well and they are exactly what you want to see to kick off a new year!

Tell us about the menu! 

I love brunch foods, to me that’s the best meal of the day!  So for the menu I had to have something delicious but pretty as well!  There is an array of sweet and salty, which is also important to appease everyone’s taste buds.  Plus, some good hang over options for the ladies who had a little too much fun the night before

Custom menus, resolution cards, and really rad copper place cards by Twinkle & Toast.  Also, loving the custom cocktail stirrers from The Roc Shop!

What are three things every holiday party has to have? 

Good food, yummy cocktails and festive friends!

How did you settle on that pretty pink color palette for the party? 

I wanted something different for this NY celebration.  New Years tends to be all about black, gold and white but I wanted something different!  I love the idea of having a girls get together with these pretty hues and that soft pink really stole my heart!  The pretty pink Lulu & Georgia settee played off the colors of the Elodie rug so well and I just love the way it all turned out!

Now let’s get our models in here, who really know how to party!!  Especially when some One Hope champs is involved!  Bottoms up!

Best brunch playlist: go!

I’m really feeling the new Bruno Mars album and gotta have some Bieber!!

All of our models are keeping cozy in Show Me Your Mumu and looking pretty thanks to Fiore Beauty, and genetics of course ;)

Do you have any stress-free party-planning tips to share? 

Do as much as you can the day before… Pre prep food, set up your home for everything you can, all of that tedious stuff.  The less you have to do the day of the more you can enjoy yourself and have fun!  Which is what planning and throwing an event is all about.

What are your New Year resolution for 2017? 

Something I want to focus on is more time on myself, whether it’s working out, resting, reading more books.  Just finding time for me and taking care of myself!

Hope you enjoyed this New Years Brunch with Lulu & Georgia as much as we did!!  Now go out and plan that brunch and make it a dreamy affair like this one!

xx

Jacquelyn

Vendors:

Design & Styling – Beijos Events
Furniture/Tabletop/Decor – Lulu & Georgia
Photographer – Heather Kincaid
Florals – Bloom Babes
Paper Goods – Twinkle & Toast
Hair & Makeup – Fiore Beauty
Wardrobe – Show Me Your Mumu
Champagne – One Hope
Cocktail Stirrers – The Roc Shop

Models:

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By on December 26, 2016 in BRUNCH, HOLIDAYS, HOME, INTERIOR, LIFESTYLE, STYLED BY BEIJOS, STYLED SHOOTS

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Beijos Baby Boy Sprinkle for Jacquelyn & Cruz John

It’s a very exciting time over here with us Beijos gals, as a couple of us within the next month will add another sweet member to our growing families!!  With that, we have a couple special parties we threw for our very own and I’m happy to share Jacquelyn’s intimate sprinkle I threw for her with you today. Also make sure to check it out here on 100 Layercakelet!

All photos by the lovely Ala Cortez 

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We had it at the uber hip restaurant Social in Costa Mesa, which by the way has the yummiest food!!  It was one of our first times styling a party at a restaurant, and I have to say it was great!  The restaurant staff was amazing to work with, they were super accommodating and on board with any special touches we wanted for our Jacquelyn. lifestyle-babycruz-1023 lifestyle-babycruz-1022

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I went with this natural organic look for the theme, hitting on natural woods and plants, mostly ferns.  Jacquelyn’s favorite color is yellow, so we brought the pop of color in there with the flowers.  Here is the lovely invite by our gal pal Meghann Miniello.

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Now let’s focus on these table details…I wanted to do something different than the normal garland down the long table, so we did all these little clear and brown vintage glass vases with ferns, which really made a statement.  Meagan from MV Florals helped carry out the vision perfectly!

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The beautiful glassware, flatware and ahh hem…can I say amazing napkin detail by the lovely Hostess Haven.  She has one of the prettiest collections in the biz!! With the plain white plate, the napkin, menu and magnolia leaf place card, they were the perfect add ons to make the setting feel complete, unique and on theme.

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Let’s get this party started….

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Here’s a looksy at the sweets…love the detail on this cake by Beverly’s Bakery and we can’t forget about the yummy Sidecar Doughnuts

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Some more shots of the pretty mama.  Congrats Jacquelyn, I’m so excited to meet baby Cruz!  I can’t wait for you to experience adding baby #2 into the mix, and to see your love spread exponentially.  Especially watching big brother Court with his new baby brother, that’s just the best!! lifestyle-babycruz-1076

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Love you mucho Lady!!

Xx Leah

Photography: Love Ala / Venue: Social / Styling: Beijos Events / Flowers: MV Florals / Invites & Signage: Meghann Miniello Creative / Rentals: Hostess Haven / Cake: Beverly’s Best Bakery / Donuts: Sidecar Doughnuts

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By on July 21, 2016 in BABY SHOWER, BEIJOS PICKS, BRUNCH, CELEBRATIONS, LIFESTYLE, MATERNITY, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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Mama, You’re a Peach – Mother’s Day Lunch

We know Mother’s Day was yesterday, but don’t you think Mama deserves just one more day of celebration??  Call us biased, but we think so!!!

The lovely Isobel of Bel and Beau reached out to us a few weeks ago about putting together a pretty little styled Mother’s Day lunch for her and her mama pals along with their kiddos.  We jumped at the chance, because hey, we love a pretty party!!  This one was at the gorgeous Barrels and Branches in sunny Encinitas, CA via The Venue Report; the perfect gardening store with lots of greenery and florals along with a fabulous spot for any type of event!!

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It was also seen on 100LayerCakelet and The Venue Report over the weekend!

All photos by the lovely Kayla Adams

Gotta star out with the beautiful paper goods and laser cutting amazingness by our girl Meghann Miniello, have you noticed how much we love her?!  She’s been our go to girl lately and she made all of this prettiness happen for us in less than a week’s time!!  Gotta love her!!!

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“With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to create a time and space to celebrate and connect with mamas who inspire me and lift me up. There is something quite magical about connecting and spending time with like-minded mothers.  You suddenly realize that you are not alone on this journey of motherhood. I worked with Beijos Events to create a mama/child playdate luncheon, You are a Peach, to gather, connect, and celebrate all that is motherhood.”

More photos and details of this great party with all the mamas and their littles too!!

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xx

Jacquelyn

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By on May 9, 2016 in BRUNCH, CELEBRATIONS, MOTHER’S DAY, STYLED BY BEIJOS, TABLESCAPES

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Beijos Mother’s Day Brunch

Couldn’t wait to share our Mother’s day table we did with some of our favorite vendors with you all.  You can also take a look at it here featured on SMP Living today.

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We just love pampering our moms on Mother’s day, why not? They deserve it! It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for the hardworking women out there that dreamt things for us before we could see them for ourselves, and made room for our plans before her own. We love our mamas! The primary inspiration came from the fact that we fell in LOVE with the soft hues of pink and mint from the Anthropologie tabletop.

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The colors of the table top fit perfectly in the vision we had for this Mother’s Day table. When we think of Mother’s day we think soft, pretty, cozy but elegant at the same time. This table was all of those and more. We brought in some darker pinks with the talents of the florist designer Meghan of Flowers by Mae Mae. The tabletop arrangement was bananas along with the accents on the wall and at each place setting.

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We also used a different napkin at each setting to change it up a bit, love all of the options!!

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Over the top view of this table and insane floral arrangement…

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We partnered up with the amazing Courtney of Poppy Jack Shop Calligraphy. We had a vision of a soft fabric for the menu and place card ribbon and she took it to the next level with the velvet flocked lettering, it came out stunning!!

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Only the best for our moms took us right to serving the best food and wine with Coco’s Catering (contact info at bottom of post) and a pretty sparkly bottle of white wine from One Hope Wine. The food was not only good, but very pretty! Plus adding the finishing touch from the most talented photographer Megan Welker!

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This avocado salad was so yummy and healthy too!!

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The tinga tostadas with their Cuban flair were the perfect bites with just the right amount of heat!!

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We can’t forget about dessert…these tres leche cupcakes were SO good…couldn’t stop with just one.

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Cheers!!

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Don’t forget your fancy glitter wine bottle of One Hope for your mama!!

We hope we’ve brightened your day with lots of pretty inspiration for your moms this mothers day.  Make it special and have fun!

Xx Leah

Catering Info: Coco’s Catering and Associates email:cocos.associates@gmail.com (909)630-9821

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By on April 26, 2016 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, BRIDAL SHOWER, BRUNCH, CELEBRATIONS, EATS, ENTERTAINING, FAMILY, FLORALS, FOOD, HOLIDAYS, LIFESTYLE, MOTHER’S DAY, STYLED BY BEIJOS, STYLED SHOOTS, TABLESCAPES

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Quick Party Food – Beijos Style

A couple of days ago I posted about my daughters 4th birthday at home and I wanted to share the food we had since it’s the best, ridiculously easy, and not to mention yummy!!  It’s a spin on some classics, recipes I stole from my husbands family that I will be making forever.  Now these are great and easy for birthday’s, Showers, all the like.  Guests at your parties will probably think nothing of them at first since they are classics and they’ve probably had versions of them countless times. But, they will come to you asking for these recipes because they will love the flavor and think your an effortlessly amazing cook!

First one is the infamous Chicken Salad Sandwich!  Now, know that I’m not a fan of the chicken salad.  I’m a tuna salad girl, so I always steer in that direction, but when I tasted this sandwich for the first time…this is the only chicken salad sandwich I eat.

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Ingredients

Croissants

Chicken Breast

Grapes

Cashews

Mayonaise

Celery

Salt and Pepper

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The croissants always gets me, I love them!  So first marinate the chicken breast in lemon juice for a couple hours or so.  Bake the chicken and cut up in to small squares. Cut up the celery, halve the grapes, and mash up the cashews a bit.  In a big bowl combine the chicken, celery and mayo (as much mayo as you want).  Season with salt and pepper.  Then add the grapes and cashews last.  Taste test…add more salt and pepper if needed.  Halve your croissants, stuff them and your done! Seriously delish!!

Next up we have a Macaroni Salad…and It’s yummy.  I have to warn you, it’s one of those you can’t stop eating… so keep that in mind.

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Ingredients

Mayonaise

Mustard

Dill Pickle Juice

Cooked Macaroni Elbow Pasta

Green Pepper

Red Pepper

White Onion

Salt and Pepper

1/2 Lb Mild Cheddar Cheese

Celery

Dill Pickles

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Cook the pasta per box instructions.  Chop onion, green pepper, red pepper, pickles, mild cheddar (into small cubes), and celery.  Mix in all the chopped ingredients with cooked pasta and add your mayo, mustard and dill pickle juice.  Careful not to add too much juice, you don’t want it to be runny.  Add you salt and pepper to taste, keep mixing and tasting until it’s to your liking, and your done here too!

Quick, easy and effortless people!! The beauty of these two knock your socks off recipes is that you can do them the day before and then just prep the day of your party!

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Display them on some pretty platters or cutting boards with some flowers and you’ve made some classic food options into a pretty display of food!

Thank you to Megan Welker for the stunning photos

Xx Leah

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By on April 21, 2016 in BEIJOS PICKS, BRUNCH, CELEBRATIONS, EATS, ENTERTAINING, FOOD, LIFESTYLE

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