Monday, May 4, 2015

Dartmouth Derby

Over the this past weekend I had the pleasure of collaborating with Wylie West Creative on an event for young Dartmouth Alumni spearheaded by Clark Moore as part of his inaugural Pine Salon Series at a stunning home in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. We had one of our favorite photographers on hand, Andrea, of Andrea Patricia Photography  to capture a bit of the magic. The 141st Kentucky Derby was one that will live in our hearts for years to come. 

 The menu was inspired by Southern tradition but sprinkled with California Farmers Market ingredients. We served classic Bourbon Whiskey Mint Juleps, French Rosé, and ice cold Stella Artois (the official beer of Churchill Downs). For dessert, mini seasonal pies and custom made praline pecan lollipops from Quin Candy. 

Wylie West Creative made custom logos and branding for Clark's Pine Salon Series - a sort of social club  - and we took those logos and created country club style cocktail napkins for the event. All of the menu cards were hand-lettered, and there was a complete overhaul, decor-wise, of the outdoor area, including art installation, pillows, colored flag pennants, and floral. The lawn area featured colorful seating and vintage croquet. The pool area had douses of whimsy with over-sized inflatable swans. Fresh leaf garlands hung along the outdoor staircases bringing forth the central color of the event, Dartmouth green. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Treat Yo Mother

April is nearly over and that means HELLO May which basically means countdown to Mother's Day.
 I wanted to share ideas for extra rad gifts that will make your mom feel loved and special and all that good stuff.

The freshest hanging baskets you've ever seen. 
Via Terrain. Starting at $28.

Anything from the Heath Ceramics Spring/Summer Seasonal Collection.
Especially this Mini Serving Set. $60

I mean. This Gold Ice Bucket is EVERYTHING. 
via Food 52.  $89

You GUYS. 
Deck Towel just launched a line of bath towels. God is good. 
Loving the Alfons. $58

My pal Jami just made GUMDROPS out of Rosé. via QUIN. $6.50

Moms love Tattoos too. Especially cutie ones like these. via Tattly. $5

You can never have too many whimsy dishtowels.
Loving this Oyster one via Anthropologie. $22

Moms are super good at doing dishes. Check out these Swedish Kitchen Brushes via Poketo. $12+

Dying over these animal badge cocktail napkins via Coral and Tusk. $80 (set of 4)

Thinking you want to go more of the champagne route? 
Grab your mom a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rose ($75). Winner Winner.