October 29th, 2009 |

A Modern Garden Kids Party


Now that the weather has definitely turned cooler, garden or flower-themed birthday parties get a little bit tricky.  Fear not – if your little girl is dying for a party full of flowers, and she just doesn’t understand the concept of “winter” – I have plenty of ideas for you […]

October 27th, 2009 |

DIY: 5-Minute Fall Centerpiece

The crafty people over at HGTV are the geniuses behind this centerpiece idea.  All you need is 5 minutes, some pumpkins, candles, lentils (you can buy at the grocery store), and adhesive stripes…..and you have yourself a simple, unique centerpiece.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or a Fall dinner party!

Click here for the instructions […]

October 22nd, 2009 |

Rustic Thanksgiving Dinner

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a month away?!  I know, I know….we are not even thru Halloween yet….but I figured it was time to start rolling out the Thanksgiving ideas….I need to leave you all time to plan!

There are so many different types of Thanksgiving celebrations.  You can go elegant, you can go casual and […]

October 21st, 2009 |

Candy Corn Decor

I am LOVING these candy corn topiary trees from Better Homes and Gardens.  So cute and playful (and easy to do!) – perfect for a kid’s Halloween party!  Click here for […]

October 20th, 2009 |

Think Pink: A Jewelry Party

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am seeing pink-themed parties popping up everywhere!  For today’s inspiration, I have combined two party ideas that have been floating around in my head lately….  First, a pink-theme dinner party in honor of a dear friend I lost almost 4 years ago to breast cancer, and two, a […]

October 19th, 2009 |

A Gilded Halloween

There are so many different ways to decorate your home with pumpkins this season…..you can decorate them with ribbon, create displays by color, or stack them to create pumpkin topiaries.  For a more sophisticated Fall display, you could use all white pumpkins or add a touch of glamour with gilded pumpkins.

A little paint and some creative […]

October 14th, 2009 |

Bumble Bee Baby Shower


I am always on the look-out for gender-neutral baby shower themes, and as you can tell, I love putting a sophisticated spin on them.  I think it’s important to remember that the shower may be celebrating the upcoming arrival of a baby, but it is also in honor of the mom-to-be…..so it’s important to […]

October 13th, 2009 |

Pumpkins by Color

We tend to associate pumpkins with Halloween.  There are so many different varieties and color options, you could use pumpkins in your decorations throughout the whole Fall season.  Here are a few of my favorite pumpkin centerpieces from Sunset Magazine….perfect for a Fall dinner party or even […]

October 12th, 2009 |

Black & White Halloween Bash

Halloween isn’t just for kids!  It’s a great opportunity to gather all of your adult friends for a festive cocktail party.  To keep the event looking more mature than child-like, set the tone with a black and white theme, add in a little sparkle, a special cocktail….and you have a party that will have […]

October 8th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Autumn Elegance


I have a soft spot for autumn weddings that are part chic, part rustic.  As some of you know, I too was an October bride!  In fact, we are coming up on our first anniversary next week.  Stay tuned for some pictures from our wedding next week…..

When I saw these centerpieces from Floral Art in LA, […]

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