Tag Archives: festive

Entertaining With :: Susan Hutchinson

Did you guys catch this to-die-for Bastille Day first birthday party back in August? I caught wind of it while browsing Pinterest one day, and it immediately soared to the top of my “favorite parties” list. The mama behind the masterpiece? None other than Susan Hutchinson, francophile and author of Fleurishing. So it was no… read more


DIY :: Want to Get Hit On?

I decided last November that I wanted to dress up as a piñata for Halloween, and have been concepting the costume for weeks now. Bringing my vision to reality turned out to be quite the hilarious feat, as Camille and I got to work on my prototype & I was humbly reminded of the woes… read more


Celebrate the Season

For most, the decision to throw a party comes first, and then the details are executed along the way. But if you’re anything like me, you know that sometimes a pretty invitation can, in and of itself, inspire you to entertain. Take this sweet design by Ashlee Proffitt, for example… while moments ago I had… read more


Weekend Notes

Another weekend, already?! These weeks are flying, and I can’t believe we’ve started the 10-day countdown to moving into our new home! I’ve tried not to overshare about the long process here on the blog, but we’ve been building this house for 16 months, and (needless to say) we’re beyond ready to move in. Today… read more


Fun Lovin’

Have you ever stopped and really watched kids at a birthday party as they run around, pop balloons, toss confetti and stuff their faces with birthday cake? Sometimes we could all stand to learn a lesson from the junior set about letting loose and having fun… And fun is exactly the word that comes to… read more


Beyond the Fringe…on coco+kelley!

Happy Friday, dearies! When creating this “fantasy,” I was inspired by shots of fluttering paper garlands and fringe-y tassels in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Vivid shades of tangerine & papaya pop against pale peach and subtle grey…hop on over to coco+kelley to see the full fête come to life!… read more


Weekend Notes

Happy weekend m’dears! Hope that all of you are enjoying the hint of spring we’re experiencing in Austin today…it certainly makes me want to throw on a sundress and spend an afternoon sipping margaritas! Instead I’ll be location scouting for a photo shoot I’m working on with HGTV , meeting good friends (and their sweet… read more


Somewhere Splendid

How did I not discover the gem of a blog Somewhere Splendid until today?! Brimming with gorgeous decor, inspired parties and stunning food images, it’sbasically a bundle of all the things I love, from the perspective of designer and editor Maddy (who also happens to co-edit Nonpareil, one of my fave online mags.) I’m especially… read more


Welcome to the Party

While brainstorming ideas for a fabulous entrance to one of my client’s parties today… I stumbled upon this. A stunning, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it fringed wall created for Nanashi in Paris by the paper artistes at Confetti Systems. (See when our love affair began, here.) Can you imagine a more festive welcome? Makes me want to don some… read more