Girly Galentine Playdate

You know we couldn’t let a holiday go by without throwing a par-tayyyyyyy!!!  Valentine’s Day deserves lots of love and that’s what this girly Galentine playdate is about!  I gathered up the ultimate girl squad for this shoot and the cuteness enthused.  The best part was that all of these girls had the best time together and it was so fun watching them play!

 The adorable clothing line Stella Phoenix is what inspired me to throw this little party.  I saw an image of their amazing collection and knew it would be the perfect attire for Valentine’s Day.  The pieces were even cuter in person, I swear!!  Being a mom to two boys this was my chance to go all out girly and I loved every second of it!

This party is also featured on 100LayerCakelet today!

All photos are by Dulcet Creative

Now are you ready for the ultimate girliest playdate you’ve ever seen??  Because I don’t know if you can handle the cuteness…  Let’s start with the amazing balloon install from Wild Child Party complimented by the beautiful flowers by Of the Flowers and the gorgeous rentals from 6th and Detroit…  Giving me all the Valentine’s feels…

Meghann Miniello created the sweetest invite that would make any heart flutter… I carried on the cute acrylic heart theme to the table as well.  Playing with all of this pink was way too fun!!  We threw floral confetti by The Confetti Bar around and the girls had the best time doing it!

The table had a mix of wooden plates from The Little Market, amazing paper tabletop goods from Wild Child Party, and the pop of acrylic pieces from Meghann Miniello.

I layered bright pink Gunn & Swain blankets and pillows with some white mud cloth Boho Pillows

Now for the cutest girl squad you have ever seen… I seriously want to be them when I grow up!  These girls have more sass and more confidence than most adults I know!  We could all learn from their girl power!

Iris & Zooey

Perry & Edie

Rylie & Lucca

And of course this cutie, Avalon

I think I was just more in awe of how adorable these girls were and how much fun they had together.  Aren’t our girl friendships the best?!  And you can see how evident that is at even this young age!  Makes me so grateful to be a girl and get to share this love with my fellow ladies!!

Cute XOXO balloons from North Star Balloons

Like we said, Stella Phoenix is what really inspired the shoot with their adorable collection, but our buddies at Little Style Collective styled the girls up right!  They threw in some fun sunnies, jewelry, bags and shoes that completed each little gal’s get up.  We also had fun with some tumblers, party straws and sunnies too!

There’s that amazing acrylic magic from Meghann Miniello – All the Heart Eyes!!

The girls got spoiled with the sweetest cookies from Parchment.  We love everything she creates because she puts so much detail into each delicious cookie!

All I know is these girls were made to party… They had so much fun sitting around acting like grown ups, whilst stuffing their faces, haha!  My kind of girls!!!

So we loved this peacock chair from 6th and Detroit so much, along with the insanely gorgeous floral garland Of the Flowers added to it we dubbed it the Princess Chair!  Each girl got to sit in the chair and do their own Princess pose… I can’t make this stuff up people… Please god, let me talk my husband into having a girl!!!  I was the biggest tomboy ever growing up but I love seeing this stuff!!

Avalon marches to the beat of her own drum!  And since she was the littlest at the shoot, she wanted the littlest chair… And trust me, you don’t want to argue with this one!

Here’s just a bunch more photos because, well, the cuteness…  The adorable princess star wands are a new addition to Gunn & Swain’s site and they’re only $10 a pop!  Trust me, big hit!!

And that’s a wrap!  I’ll seriously be dreaming about living in this pink girly wonderland the rest of the day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!



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A Tropical New Years Eve with Lulu & Georgia

One of the most anticipated holidays of the year is upon us…  Just two more days till New Years Eve!!!  This is THE holiday for getting the party started, and I did just that!  Usually when you think of New Years Eve you think of the typical black, gold, silver, white color scheme.  Well, I wanted to try something different this year, and since the tropical trend has been such a continuous favorite, that is right where my mind went.  So this year we decided on a tropical New Years Eve with Lulu & Georgia, and it turned out pretty amazing!

If you missed our New Year Brunch with Lulu & Georgia earlier this week be sure to check it out!  This tropical affair is all about fun colors and the essentials for the perfect celebration.  Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous photos from Heather Kincaid and be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty Living for even more fun!

I always have to start with a gorgeous invite, and who else but my girl Taryn from Twinkle & Toast.  Palm leaves and pink, sort of the perfect combination, am I right?!  She created all of the paper goods for this shoot.  And you’ll see that amazing custom confetti from The Confetti Bar and cutest cocktail stirrers from The Roc Shop through-out this shoot!

Everything used for this shoot from the furniture to the tabletop is from Lulu & Georgia!  So you can literally recreate this yourself!  These tropical palm leaf plates were the perfect addition to the table and really make it pop!  And I fell in love with the super tropical floral arrangement from the Bloom Babes!

It’s New Years Eve so you’ve gotta throw some confetti around!!

One of the most important spots on New Years Eve has gotta be the bar cart!!  The Zelia Bar Cart from Lulu & Georgia is so classic and modern, it will fit perfectly in any home!  Just add some pretty glassware and our favorite sparkly One Hope Champagne bottles!

Let’s Get Bubbly!!!

Our gorgeous models all wearing the cutest outfits from Show Me Your Mumu and hair and makeup by Fiore Beauty.  These cuties are from left to right… Jen Hawkins, Hannah Lord, Janel Benson, Abby Sterling and Hannah Hagler.

Cheers Ladies!!!

How cute are these girls and how great do they look in their outfits?!

And there you have it, a tropical New Years Eve to ring in 2017!!

Cheers and have a safe New Year!!!




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
Confetti – The Confetti Bar 


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New Years Eve Kid’s Party

It’s all about New Years Eve this week and I couldn’t be more excited!!  There are quite a few grown up ideas on the blog this week, but I thought to myself, what about the little ones?!  Now that I have two kids of my own the actual “going out” thought of New Years seems pretty far off.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun with them!  What about a New Year’s Eve kid’s party?!  Can’t be that bad right?!  Well, we threw one with some of our favorite Mamas & Kiddos at Wild Child Party and the result was pretty amazing!!  Check it all out below and be sure to head over to 100LayerCakelet to see more details!

Photos by Megan Welker

This adorable invite is by our talented gal pal Taryn of Twinkle & Toast, and she just gets it right everytime!!  Loving her clever wording and everything about this right here!!   Add some delicious cupcakes from Sweet & Saucy and fun confetti from Wild Child Party and it’s a party…

The balloon install by Wild Child Party is so amazing!!  I love the glitter and the sparkle!  Honey Comb Affair, who did the amazing florals which we will get to soon, just added some greenery and voila!

Now about those florals…  I found an image of roses that looked gold to me and sent it to Christy at Honey Comb Affair and she made my dreams come true!!  I am in love with them…  And I’m not one to love standard roses like this, but these, these are gorgeous!!!  It was the perfect mix of whites, golds, blacks and greenery… I am honestly in awe of this arrangement.

The fun details I got to play with from Wild Child Party made my heart skip a beat!  The disco ball cups, the adorable headbands, and mixture of plates created the perfect mess of a table for our littles.

Loving every single detail!!

Delicious treats from Sweet & Saucy Shop are an essential for any party!  We loved adding these countdown numbers from Wild Child Party too!  3, 2, 1, YUM!!

And of course gotta have some One Hope Champs for the mamas!!!

Now let’s add in our party people and get all the fun started!!  I love each of these mamas and their kiddos, they are all so cute!!  It’s easy to keep kiddos happy when you have secret weapons like balloons & cupcakes though…

First up, where my ladies at?!  Here are Indi, Avery and Everly styled to perfection by Little Style Collective.

Here’s mama Krystin and Smith of Smith and Junie!  All the mamas were styled by our favorite, Prism Boutique.  More of these hot mamas to come!

Here are these cuties sitting around their table saying “Cheers!”  Now it’s time to PARTY!!

Cutie Pie Gram!!!  Love this little guy!

Here is one of my favorite mamas, Annie Vovan, with her kiddos Avery & Max.  She is such a talented and sweet soul, and I can see her spirit in her little ones!

Next mama is my sweet and inspiring friend Dayna Utsler, owner of Prism Boutique!!  Yes, I would kill for this woman’s closet and I’m not embarrassed to say it!  Love her and her little Indi Roux!!

Here’s my girl Julia, owner of Gunn & Swain and San Diego Songbird, a major girl boss who I love dearly!  And little Gram will be a big brother pretty soon, can’t wait to meet baby Elizabeth!!

Another girl boss pal, Lisa from St Eve Jewelry and her sassy little gal, Miss Everly!!  This little girl is so full of personality and beyond adorable…

Last but not least is are Krystin and Smith again!!  This mama is so real, we love her instagram feed – Smith & Junie – it’s basically the thoughts we all have but put down into words… But funnier…

I had so much fun seeing these amazing mamas with their kiddos!  Being a mother is hard and I have so much admiration for each of them.  Plus, they made really cute kids, so that makes me like them more, haha!!

Have the best New Year with your little ones, and cheers to 2017!!!!



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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!




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


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Beijos And Friends Holiday Toy Drive

Hey guys, so Christmas is literally two days away!!  Are you as excited as we are??  Well the best part of the season for us is to give and we were extremely lucky to be a part of a great event last week that did just that!  It was dreamt up by the amazing gals from Smith and Junie Blog along with Cheri from the cutest children’s boutique down in Carlsbad, CA Ollie + Me.  These teams really know how to throw a party, I mean as soon as the start time passed people rushed the store to support the cause, which was so amazing to watch.  We were happy to help convert this pretty store front into a festive place where mamas could mingle and the littles could play.  Believe me when I say they had some fun choices like decorating cookies, making wreaths with the talents of Layered Vintage that would be donated to a local elderly home,  meeting and chatting it up with good ol’ St. Nick himself and scooting around on some Micro Kickboards.

All photos by Lindsey Marie Photography

We had to have the Land of Nod x Meri Meri Collab plates and napkins again since they are so cute for the holidays…  They are just too playful and fun.  I would link them but they are all sold out on the web.  If you are dying to have them your local Land of Nod may have some stashed away.

Here’s a start of the pretty flowers by Layered Vintage and signage by Little Print Design

Our pretty little snack table made up of some yummy cheese, crackers, donuts and Champagne of course!!

We absolutely love this backdrop by Drop it Modern, I mean we would marry it!!  Haha, it’s just so beautiful and it went so well with the party.  Jill added some pretty little wreaths to hang against it and it instantly became festive!!

More pretty florals…


Bring on the cookie making!!

These wreaths were seriously the cutest.  Jill and her team did such a good job!! Here are all the fixins…

And the master herself at work…

Annnnddd here comes the guest of honor!! Santa Claus!!

At first he’s ok with the idea…

Then not so much!!  These pics are seriously the best when they are crying…

Cheers Mamas!!

Thank you Micro Kickboards for all the scooting fun!!

Here’s a little bit from the sweetest Krystin and Jo from Smith and Junie…

We really wanted to give back this holiday season, and we wanted to start instilling a holiday tradition with our kids that focused on doing something for others. That’s when, together with our sweet friend Cheri of Ollie and Me came up with the idea to host a toy drive and fun Christmas party that kids would actually want to be involved in. Activities included making wreath bundles with Layered Vintage Florals to be donated to a local elderly home, scooter racing with micro kick boards, and a meet and greet with Santa himself. Our wonderful friends from Beijos Events made the party look gorgeous, Little Print Design hand lettered all our signs and invites, and The girls from Layered Vintage decked the whole place out in holiday florals! To encourage others to donate we auctioned off great prizes from Solly baby wrap, Petunia Picklebottom, Micro Scooters, and a local day spa…and man, did it work! We unloaded a carful of toys to the San Diego Salvation Army and made people’s day by hand delivering the wreath bundles that little hands personally created and decorated. We couldn’t have asked for more out of this event and were so glad that we could play a small part in this wonderful season of giving. 
Krystin and Jo 
This wreath on the door was to die for…. I wanted to take it home!!
Thank you to these wonderful ladies for putting on such a awesome event and reminding us all what the season is all about!!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Xx Leah
Styled by: Beijos Events @beijosevents
Photos by: Lindsey Marie Photography @lindsmariephoto
Event Owner: Smith and Junie @smithandjunie
Venue: Ollie and Me @ollie_and_me
Florals & Wreath Makers:  Layered Vintage @layeredvintage
Scooters: Micro Kickboard @microkickboard
Signage:  Little Print Design @littleprintdesign

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