photos by Paige Newton
Last weekend, we teamed up with Who What Wear to throw a big ‘ole house party at my place during SXSW, and y’all – it was pretty epic if I do say so myself. Despite the rain, guests came out in droves for the delish Vietnamese fare by Elizabeth Street Café, colorful tequila-spiked punches, beats by DJ Honeycomb, insanely gorgeous floral installations (thanks Margot Blair), and endless bottles of bubbly. Keep scrolling for all the festivities, and be sure to check out the #HousePartyInTheHills hashtag on Instagram to see everyone’s snaps from the evening. Couldn’t make it? Click here for the video to see the party in action!
*big thanks to our party partners!
WhoWhatWear, kate spade new york, W3LL PEOPLE, Veuve Clicquot, Casamigos Tequila, diptyque, Soul Cycle, Sugar Paper, Twyla, Elizabeth Street Café, House of Margot Blair, DJ Honeycomb, TSV Sound & Vision, Paige Newton, Peyton Frank, Marquee Rents, Loot Vintage Rentals, Whim Hospitality, Baggu
This beachy art print and beats by DJ Honeycomb set the effortlessly cool vibe for the party right when guests walked in the front door.
Margot Blair created the stunning floral arrangements that added the perfect pop of vivid color scattered throughout the house and backyard.
While the rainy weather wasn’t part of my master plan, it did create a cozy vibe under the tent from Whim Hospitality and the speaker system by TSV Sound & Vision made the sure the beats sounded perfect throughout.
There were endless raves over the spring rolls from Elizabeth Street Café — it was so fun watching their chefs hand roll each one at the kitchen counter.
We used colorful vintage glassware from Loot Vintage Rentals to serve up fruity punch cocktails spiked with Casamigos Tequila. Guests got to choose between pineapple coconut thai basil punch or raspberry chili punch.
A foraged, hot pink, cherry blossom branch looked amazing against the boxwood bar.
A little rain couldn’t stop these partygoers from coming over. It was a packed house within the hour!
Jen Pinkston and our art director Jenn Rose rocked festival-chic maxi dresses that could easily take them from our party to a SXSW show downtown.
Shop Jen’s floral tiered dress and burgundy shoes here!
Anne says “yes please” to Elizabeth Street’s appetizers.
This tropical fruit spread was the centerpiece of our buffet table… and how about that enormous diptyque Figuier candle to create the night’s signature scent?
Caroline rocks a laid-back cocktail party look with a denim jacket and a hot pink kate spade new york handbag.
Shop Caroline’s bag here!
Huge thanks to my love for helping me with so much prep leading up to the party — he is truly the host with the most.
Landrie + those kate spade new york earrings!
On-trend outfit details from Who What Wear cofounder Hillary Kerr.
Once the rain died down, the back terrace became the place to be.
W3LL PEOPLE set up a makeup touchup station next to our selfie installation. We love their amazing products made with all-natural organic ingredients.
Guests chose from a range of soft blushes and punchy lipsticks to complete their party looks.
Our colorful selfie station was the perfect backdrop for a photo opp. Production assistant Carmen hand dyed this fabric the week before our party.
The seemingly endless supply of Veuve Clicquot set such a festive tone.
Partygoers definitely seemed ready to roll out the spring fashion.
Katie’s off-the-shoulder gingham ruffled top was perfectly accessorized by her matching cocktail glass.
Amber’s wicker camel handbag had us swooning with all the heart eyes.
Shop Amber’s camel bag and heels here!
We were so happy that Paige Newton and Peyton Frank were there to capture the entire experience in photos and video.
A peek inside our coveted swag bags. We custom designed these Baggu totes that included: