Showing posts from June, 2011

4th of July!!

With 4th of July only a few days away we thought you might like a little inspiration for your patriotic picnics and get-togethers!

Food is one our favorite parts of the 4th, and we're sure that your guests agree! Watermelon is always a great staple at any summer gathering, and you can add touches of edible red, white and blue to your festivities as well.  Even if you're not able to have street fireworks, grab a few boxes of sparklers to enjoy before you hit up the big fireworks show.

Dressing up for the 4th might draw to your mind images of kitchy vests with stars and stripes, but you can look chic and still be patriotic!

We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

Article in 'In Tents' Magazine

We are proud to announce that an article featuring our tented event is now available in the June/July 2011 issue of InTents Magazine!

Click on the image below to read the online article and pick up a copy of the magazine to see it in print!

Summertime Garden Party

With summer upon us, it's about time for backyard BBQs and parties, wouldn't you agree? So, to help you kick off the summer right, we put together this photo shoot with the help of friend and photographer Aaron Shintaku to give you some ideas for your summer soirees!

Pick a color and run with it! We grabbed all our green glassware, plates, vases, etc and brought it all together for this garden party.  We also noticed we had a lot of bird accessories and accents so we pulled those down as well.  If you have a color and a theme you can bring in a lot of variety while still maintaining a sense of cohesion.  Don't shy away from different shades and textures of your color, and different accessories with the same theme (birds for us!) it can help incorporate accent colors and add variety to your color choice.

We borrowed a friend's vintage flatware to compliment our color palette. Ask around, we bet your friends have great stuff that you might be able to use for the occasion.

Under the Sea

We just did an event with a nautical twist! A party with guests sporting sea worthy costumes and some great jams to get them moving.

It was a blast to work with this fun crew!

Lemonade Pops!

Some sweet treats for those warm days headed our way!

Cool off with these beautiful pops from Somewhere Splendid!

Summer Salads

Here are some fabulous summer salad ideas from Sweet Paul Magazine!

The photography is stunning, isn't it? It makes me want to make a salad just like the photograph instead of a practical one.  Form before function!

I'm sure they taste as fabulous as they look though, so try them out for your upcoming summer parties or BBQ's!

Cheers to summer!

Treat Dad Right!

Father's Day is just around the corner so we thought we'd help you out with getting Dad the perfect something. No matter what your budget is, you'll find the perfect gift in this lovely guide to treating Dad right!

1. Pocket Watch Clock @ CS Post & Co / 2. Guliver's Travels @ Penguin Group / 3. Hot Pot BBQ @ Aha Life / 4. 24 ct Gold Bang & Olufsen Remote Control @ Kaboodle / 5. DIY Design @ Pinterest / 6. Family Hands @ Pinterest / 7. Vintage Czech Field Kitchen Set @ Etsy / 8. Putting Green Cupcakes @ Martha Stewart / 9. Shaving Kit @ Etsy / 10. DIY Napkin Shirt @ Tip Junkie

Spicing up the Office!

We're spicing up the office with a little Summer flavor and, of course,  Nothing says summer quite like garden flamingos! Add a few bright colors and some fun lanterns and we're good to go!
Don't you just love these little guys?

The lovely Danielle's decorative desk! Ah, we can just taste the Pina Coladas now.

Color Bursts

We had such fun designing this colorful party held at the gorgeous, Stone Hill Tavern.

 This bright event's floral design consisted of beautiful pops of fusia and a bright orange.

Florals, as always, designed by our very own Lili Shadab.

Cheers! -EPI
Photography by Trina Roberts of Grin Photography