A Boho/Mid Century Winter White Celebration to Ring in the New Year

We’ve got one last celebration for you before we say so long to 2017!  I’ve been wanting to do a winter white themed dinner party for some time now, and this was the year.  Furthermore, it was the perfect excuse to gather a few of our friends, make something pretty, and celebrate!  I teamed up with Carissa from JL Designs and our mid century/boho dreams came to life.

One of the best things about the holidays is gathering your friends and celebrating, we did just that.  A few of us ladies got together and ate and drank and just had fun, in a beautiful setting.  It was perfect and I wish we did it more often.  This dinner party is the perfect inspiration for a NYE bash as well!  

So get your pin button ready, because it’s about to get good…

Photos by the talented Mike Radford

This shoot is also featured on Inspired By This today!

Kicking it off with the invite of course…  River & Bridge created this beautiful suite for the menu and invite and A Fabulous Fete handled the calligraphy.  I love the simplicity and the modern feel of it all, and it complimented our winter white theme perfectly…

My sweet friend Carissa did the gorgeous flowers, using different blooms in white with pretty greenery.  This girl makes magic with florals!  Did I mention that she’s just one of the best people ever too?!  It’s always a good time with her!  Love her so much!!

Carissa and I used items from our own collections at home to set the table.  It’s amazing what a few designers can come up with together!  And it’s a good thing both of us have a love for white and gold!!  Most of the items are still available and I linked to them at the bottom of this post…

Every dinner should have long taper candles, it just makes it more magical!

I love the way the menus by River & Bridge and the place cards by A Fabulous Fete complimented the table.  We just added a sprig of Winter greenery to dress it up a bit!

Now, onto the best part… The food and drinks!!!

Colette’s Catering spoiled us yet again with a delicious holiday themed menu.  First they served a winter kale salad that had the most delicious vinaigrette.  In addition to that deliciousness, we had butternut squash tortellini and braised short ribs… YUM!!!

Of course we had the One Hope flowing this night!  Since it’s all of our absolute favorite!  Rosé and Champs are always a must for a celebration with the ladies!!

Finally, there has to be a dessert to finish it all off!  Beverly’s Bakery made the cutest mid century winter white themed cake, and it was as yummy as it looks!!

Such a fun night with such amazing friends!!!

Cheers to another amazing year!!!!  Can’t wait to share more in 2018!!!!



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A Holly Jolly Christmas Playdate full of Fun for the Kids

We are on the one week countdown to Christmas my friends!!!  I can’t believe it’s come so fast!!  In the midst of the holiday madness we found time to have a Christmas playdate, you know how we roll…  This one is full of holiday cheer and cuteness from the little ones and lots of inspiration!!  With a little bit of Christmas nostalgia mixed with some modern fun it has holly & jolly written all over it!!

I have to say, this year has been a good one.  We’ve teamed up with so many amazing vendors, especially our friends at Wild Child.  These ladies have been so awesome to work and collaborate with.  We’ve made so much magic in 2017, I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings to the table!!  Now on to the Christmas fun…

This cuteness is also featured today on 100LayerCakelet

Photos by Alison Bernier

Tis the season for some FUN!  That’s what I want my kids to think this time of year!  With all of the stress the holidays bring to us adults, it’s nice to take out time and just have fun with our little ones.  Seeing their little eyes light up and get excited is what the holidays are about to me.  Poppy Jack nailed it with this invite, like she always does…

Now, on to the cuteness!!  Starting with this brother sister duo… Big brother Henley sure loves little sis Harlow!

And how about these cuties?!  All of the girls are in the most darling clothing line, Numi Kids!  I can’t get over how sweet their collection is… And accessorized to a T by The Daydream Republic, with velvet bows, necklaces, bracelets and rings!  We have Reyna, Avalon, Edie and little Harlow again…

My little guys Court & Cruz had to make an appearance of course!  Harlow thinks Cruz is her baby, she never passes a chance to pick him up… Not to sure how he feels about it, haha!

For the table, like I said, I wanted a mix of vintage nostalgia with a modern twist.  Wild Child has the most beautiful iridescent plates by Meri Meri that were so fun to play with!  They also have an amazing collection of bottle brush trees that are very festive!  We added Shop Bando’s disco ball cups, some fun iridescent confetti, greenery and florals, and there you have it!

Seriously, give me all the bottle brush trees!!

The beautiful wreaths and garlands were created by Olive & Blooms, she added that quintessential Christmas touch that we needed.

On to the amazing desserts by Sweet & Saucy Shop…  It doesn’t get much more festive than this!  A Reindeer cake, wreath macarons and Christmas tree cupcakes!  The sweetest sweets!

Now back to the fun!  All the little ones at the party had a blast munching on treats and gabbing away!  I love how this age they just talk, talk, talk… The things they say are seriously hilarious and you see them becoming little people!!

I had to add this totally awkward photo because I think it’s hilarious, haha!!  Court with his arms around two ladies, and Harlow looks really comfortable with it, haha!!

We ended our playdate with reindeer ears for each little lady by The Daydream Republic.  Such a sweet parting gift for the girls for them to wear all season long!!

And this last photo just doesn’t get any sweeter!

Yay for Christmas and all that comes with it!  Especially the sweet times with our little ones… 



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Casey + Erik – Palm Springs Wedding

We did a ton of weddings this year, and we couldn’t be more grateful.  Each wedding we do I have a little pinch myself moment, it’s usually during the vows or during a speech.  Being a part of such a special day and seeing families so happy never gets old.  This is the beautiful Palm Springs wedding of Casey and Erik.  Their wedding really stands out to me because of their amazing family.  Everyone was so kind and gracious and you could really feel the love for these two.

Casey came to us early on in the planning process and had a pretty clear vision of what she wanted.  A touch of glam old Hollywood mixed with a moody modern vibe.  She made it pretty easy being the stylish girl she is!  Plus, they are a gorgeous couple, so that doesn’t hurt!  

Everything came together beautifully as captured by Andria Lindquist.  Keep scrolling to see this Palm Springs beauty full of bougainvillea, glamour and romance.

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Let’s start with the details… The wedding took place at the gorgeous La Chureya Estate in Palm Springs.  It had everything your heart would desire from a gorgeous pool, tons of bougainvillea and tons of pretty corners to take photos.  Casey’s simple yet stunning dress took center stage below and we loved her velvet heels she chose.

Could she look more beautiful?!  This old Hollywood glamour look really got us!  So beautiful inside and out!

The first look took place in the estate and couldn’t have been sweeter.  I love how excited they both are, you can feel the giddyness in the photo!!

Bloom Babes handled all of the florals and Casey’s bouquet.  I love how dramatic and romantic it is, and that black ribbon just made it!!  Also, that alter install they made will go down as one of our favorites of all time!

In my opinion, there’s never enough bougainvillea, NEVER!!!

Cocktail hour was amazing with lots of yummy apps and drinks.  Not only was the wedding party drop dead gorgeous but all of their guests were too!  And so well dressed… How cute is Casey’s dad double fisting?!  Love that shot!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The reception continued with the moody glam vibe of the day.   Colors of black, white and deep burgundy looked gorgeous against the rustic wood tables.  Plus, that lounge from Adore Folklore makes my heart so happy.  It was the perfect spot for guests to gather and rest and kick up their feet.  I just love how well it all flowed together!!

Andria captured these two so well…  And I love all of the extra shots she did of the property, it just makes you feel like you are there.  Seriously, I could frame some of those as art in my home.

The cakes were gorgeous and made by Casey’s friend!  Can you believe that talent?!  Bloom Babes prettied them up even more of course!  Loved this whole set up, and they were delicious too….

I always love seeing the “sunset photos” after a wedding we do… We aren’t there to see them usually because we are busy at the reception.  So it’s really fun to see what the photographer captured after the fact.  Of course Andria didn’t disappoint!

The night got even better!!  How pretty does the pool look with all the candles and lighting?  Quintessential Palm Springs… The party got moved inside for “Club Myhros” the couple’s last name.  Their friend dj’d all of their favorite jams and the dance party went off!  The night ended with a sparkler exit for this amazing couple!!

Such an amazing day for an amazing couple!!  Cheers to many more years of happiness!



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A Boho and Sparkly Friendsgiving for the Girls

Oh, you thought we were done with Thanksgiving posts?!  Boy were you wrong, we’re just starting!  Yesterday’s Friendsgiving was for the adults, today’s is for the little ladies!  I designed and styled this boho sparkly Friendsgiving with the help of a few of my talented friends like Wild Child Party and Blot & Dot.  I had my adorable god daughter Edie as inspiration of course, and let her enjoy with a few buddies!  Keep scrolling to see all of the pretty photos by Meredith of Zoom Theory and see more on 100LayerCakelet today

Let’s start with the invite, because, well, I always do!  I sent Cindy from Blot & Dot my mood board for this shoot and she just nailed it!  I love the copper she used on the invite and how it pairs well with the Erika tabletop collection from Harlow & Grey.  And how cute is little Parker showing it off?!

Let’s start with that balloon installation… I know, I know, it’s kind of becoming a thing with us, but I just can’t resist!  Wild Child Party is just so fun to work with and their balloon installations just make a party!  And when you mix in pampas grass, one of my absolute favorites, it takes it next level!

When I saw this collection from Harlow & Grey, I knew I wanted to make something pretty with it.  A girly friends giving was just the fit.  Here Come the Blooms played off of the pinks and the copper with the florals and they complimented the setting perfectly!  Blot & Dot did the abstract shaped place cards, and we even added more macrame with mini pieces made by Robyn Parker.

Ahhhhh, that pampas!

And the Fall leaves!!!  I love this time of year!

Now, on to the cutest little girlies!!!  These girls are decked out in cute outfits from Sweet Threads, mainly Paush Mini – an in house brand that we can’t get enough of!  Hey Girl!  I’m Thankful!  And like most best girlfriends, we’re all thankful for cute clothes, duh!  Check out all of their cute outfits, seriously I die and want to be them…

You can find Mikaela’s pretty dress here

Freyja’s adorable jumpsuit here…  Which may be my favorite!

Little Parker’s cute romper here

This little jumpsuit is by Harlow & Jade, comes in mommy sizes too… I may have to invest!! But I think it’s probably cutest on Miss River….

And last but not least is Edie’s stunner of a dress here

These girls had such a fun time playing dress up and just being girls together!  Can I do this with my friends?!  Jeez!

Now, you know I didn’t forget about the desserts!  And these are next level, specifically that stunner of a cake!  Beverly’s Bakery created something so beautiful, we really didn’t want to touch it!  But of course, we did!  And the cookies were adorable with our copper and navy detail continued and wording like “friends” and “thankful”.  Needless to say, the girls went nuts!

These cuties are just too much, and it got a little chilly, so obviously they needed their furs…

I need a beret in my life, but will never look nearly this cute!

And that’s a wrap! So much fun with these little ladies!!




Design/Styling – Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events
Photographer – Zoom Theory
Balloon Installation & Macrame – Wild Child Party
Tabletop – Harlow & Grey
Invite/Calligraphy – Blot & Dot
Desserts – Beverly’s Bakery
Florals – Here Come the Blooms
Girl’s Clothing – Paush Mini & Sweet Threads
Mini Macrame – Robyn Parker 

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A Modern & Simple California Outdoor Friendsgiving

One of the best things about living in California is the fact that we get to be outside all year round. Including the special days like Thanksgiving and Christmas! Often times you can find us barbecuing on these holidays! Each year my friends and I like to get together and have a Friendsgiving, it’s such a great kick off to the holiday season. This year we took advantage of the great weather and my friend Kevy’s newly renovated backyard! It was the perfect setting to gather us all and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

This dinner is also featured on Style Me Pretty Living today!

Photos by Riley Starr Photography

Miss Multee created the gorgeous invite, her hand writing is beyond beautiful and set the tone for the evening perfectly.

The night started with the cheese board of all cheese boards from Colette’s Catering.  That is a great way to start a party if you ask me!  One Hope wine helped us pair each course with the perfect wine as well.  Wine and cheese, that makes everyone happy!

For the details we turned to Olive & Blooms for florals and again Miss Multee for menus and place cards. We used the colors of the tabletop and added in some deep berries and copper to finish it off. The beautiful florals lined the table and really brought a fall feel to the event, with a fresh and modern take. And everybody kept talking about the beautiful hand written menus, they were an ombre gold to copper that perfectly shined all night.

All of the pretty pillows and cozy blankets are from The Garage Collective, a local shop in Laguna Beach.  They have an amazing collection of home goods that I want through-out my entire house!

One of the things we don’t like about these get togethers is the clean up. I came across L’Entramise, a beautiful disposable line that was perfect for our table setting. Their pieces have a sleek and pretty look and are so well crafted. The best part was at the end of the night we could just toss everything away and not worry about the dishes!

Now, let’s party!!!  Pop some bottles!!

Love these girls!!  Friend time doesn’t happen nearly as much as I wish it did, but when it does it’s always fun!

Our friends at Colette’s Catering designed a menu with a modern take on Thanksgiving dinner. We had a delicious salad, roasted veggies and squab instead of turkey. They also put together a delicious dessert that had us all happy at the end of the. night.

Each year at this time I get a bit sentimental, it means another year is coming to an end. But ending it with great friends is always a good idea, and that’s why Friendsgiving is so special.


Hope you’re enjoying the holidays with your friends as well!



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