A Kate Spade Soirée

In an attempt to escape reality and decompress, I headed over to Pinterest to dream up an event. Apparently, strategically planning parties and looking at decor is my idea of stress relief. To each their own!

While searching, I came across a few Kate Spade inspired ideas.  If you are not familiar with Kate Spade, her designs are a classic mix of bold and sophisticated designs, and her collection includes shoes, handbags, accessories and more. I love the brands quirky style and have been dreaming of her book clutches for a while.

To satisfy my craving, since a new handbag is not in my future, I created a simple event adored with all things Kate – bold stripes, champagne and polka dots! enjoy!


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Black, White and Fabulous

When I was planning my bridal shower a few years ago I put together a Coco Chanel inspiration board to help with the planning process (you can view the board here). In the end, the party had a LBD dress code, finger foods and sparkling French lemonade and party favors consisting of tiny lotions from Bath and Body Works. We wiped away crumbs with cocktail napkins printed with Chanel inspired quotes, sipped from paper straws, and  nibbled on petite desserts…I think.  It wasn’t a fancy event, but my theme was as prominent as it could be with a limited budget and the night was shared with friends and family. Since I just celebrated my second wedding anniversary, I decided to play around with another Chanel inspired inspiration board…Because a party should be two things — classy and fabulous — and I was bored while watching the Real Housewives of New York.

Enjoy! xoxo

  CHANEL{image source: L to R: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

Thirsty Thursday: The Dreamer



Meet The Dreamer. A simple cocktail made with pink lemonade, Bacardi rum, and a dollop of cool whip.

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This drink can be prepared in a large batch before a party and served in a pretty decanter or beverage server.  If you want to get super fancy….replace the Cool Whip with cotton candy and you got yourself a party in a glass.  Enjoy!
Happy planning! xoxo