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Archive for August, 2013

Tom Ford Turns 52!

My muse – the uber-talented Tom Ford turns 52 today! Not looking a day over 40, this creative genius is likely relishing in the life that he carefully protects to maintain what is most important to him. I’ve been thinking all day about the kind of celebration I would throw if his celebration were in my hands and I keep narrowing in on simple elegance, sophisticated and sexy. So here are a few of the elements on my wish list to create the perfect party for the brilliant designer that has inspired so many of my own creative moments:

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When it comes to photos of events, people always seem to want to see the most glamorous ones or the ones that convey the big picture. Personally, my favorite photos are the ones that show the details. They give you peek inside the heart and soul of an event and tell their own special story. Please allow me to share with you a few of my favorite DVLW details.

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Lush Tabletop Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

We are thrilled to share that one of our lush tabletops that featured custom linens designed using over 25 layers of tulle, custom table caps, mercury glass centerpieces with dreamy white florals, custom place cards and clear ghost chairs to add a little edge is featured in the current Fall/Winter issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine that is currently on newsstands in the US and international cities. We hope you will check it out! Also, a big thank you to our creative partners that helped us create such a magical night: Designing Life, Naked Eye Image, Bella Flora, Beyond Lighting, Classic Party Rentals and MOHA Photography for capturing this amazing image!

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Evelyn Lozada Re-emerges On Top!

My friend and client Evelyn Lozada has weathered a tough year but she remains one of the women I admire the most. Her strength, honesty with her emotions and ‘around the way girl’ persona is only a few of the reasons why I love her. After a long silence she re-emerges on Season 5 of Basketball Wives proving that she is built to last. I’ve held onto the images from that magical night not sure what to do with them but I’ve decided to finally share them because on this night we celebrated Evelyn Lozada and I’m proud of what she inspired me to create!

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I’ve found throughout my career as an event planner and designer, that by default we become expert dessert connoisseurs. Or maybe my expertise comes from being a female raised in the South where desserts are taken very seriously and are an art form of their own. LOL. Either way, desserts are my thing and I LOVE them! One of the best parts of my job is getting to find new bakers to provide excellent desserts for our clients.

My all time favorite cupcakes are from CamiCakes in Atlanta. It is my first stop when I leave the airport…definitely a little slice of heaven. I have always been sad that they do not have a location in Los Angeles and thought there was nothing that could even come close until I stumbled upon a new LA secret, Cupcake Stiletto. Their cupcakes are to die for!

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The Soundtrack of My Life!

I recently chatted with Fri from one of my favorite wedding magazines, Wedding Nouveau. I love this publication so much because it is one of the rare magazines that represent women of color – all colors. After catching up on our lives and careers she asked me for the soundtrack of my life. I didn’t have to think long about this because everything about my life revolves around love. 1+1 by Beyonce is what immediately came to mind. So often along my journey of life I feel like it is me against the world but this song reminds me that I’ve got someone who is standing beside me, protecting me and taking the world head on with me…

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