Showing posts from October, 2011


Enjoy your evening of festivities!

Apple Cinnamon Rum

Happy Halloween to everyone!  Did you all have some fun parties this weekend? Send us pictures of your fabulous party decorations and we'll feature some of them on this blog!

It's not only Halloween but also Monday, which means another drink for you all and just in time for your night celebrations :)

RSVP Today!

Hello lovely ladies of Orange County! As you have heard, the Fall Soiree is here (only a few days away) and if you haven't RSVP'd, please do so :) We very much look forward to seeing you all there for a few hours of conversation and networking.

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Guadalajara Silver

I know it's Wednesday, but here is our belated "Monday Mixer" post with another delicious fall drink for you to muddle together. Better late then never :)

Fall Wreath Ideas

Wreaths are such a fun and festive way to spruce up your front door during this time of year, they add warmth as the season starts to cool down.  We've pulled a few of our favorite DIY ideas for you to try out!

Indian corn wreath: Grab a wreath base or any circular object to which you can affix the corn and add the corn! Very easy and very festive.Succulent wreath: This one may be a little bit more complicated but it's worth it when you'll have this fabulous wreath hanging on your door! To see how to make your own, check out this tutorial!Polaroid wreath: Choose your favorite memories (preferably in the same and fall related color scheme) to attach to a foam base. Just remember to bring in at night or in the rain if you don't want the images to be warped by moisture. viaCardboard cut-out wreath:  This one is cheating a little bit on the DIY front, but you put it together so we say it counts :) You purchase the kit from Cardboard Safari and make the wreath yourself.Felt …

Luxe Halloween

Here's a few items that can add some jazz and glamour to your spooky decorations for Halloween!


Modern Pumpkins

If you're not a fan of carving pumpkins or just would like to try something a little bit different for your Halloween decorations this year, why not try paint your pumpkins? You can use your favorite colors to paint patterns, stripes, spots or anything else you can think of.  We think this is fun a fabulous idea!


Modern English

It's Monday again, and that means you could probably use a nice stiff drink after work :) Only joking, but there are some fabulous fall drinks out there.  We'll bring you a few ideas over the next few weeks for you to share with friends and family over the fall season.

First up is the Modern English...

We hope you enjoy this drink recipe (responsibly of course) and even use it for upcoming soirees and get-togethers!

Recipe and drink image via here.

Halloween Decor Ideas!

Hello all! With Halloween coming quickly upon us, we put together a photo shoot to give you some fun ideas for your upcoming parties and decoration ideas. This Halloween, try a sophisticated and softly gothic look by using a black and purple color palette rather than orange and black with touches of ghostly white along with lots of silver embellishments. This is the time to pull out those cheap candles that drip all over the place for some extra effect! The more candles the better, as the sun goes down the candlelight will create a wonderfully eerie ambience.

For flowers, stick to dark purples and find whatever is in season. We moved between silvers and blacks for our containers and got this fabulous purple glassware from a local thrift store. Dig through your own stash of vases and glasses, mixing and matching your own items is a great starting point. If you feel like you need a few more pieces, head to a thrift store or two; you can always find pewter pieces, vintage goblets, candle…

Elite Women of Orange County Fall Soiree

The fall gathering of the Elite Women of Orange County is here (check out the Summer Soiree here)! We'd like to invite any of you lovely ladies in the area to come join us for a little mix and mingle...

Please RSVP here and let us know you're coming, we look forward to seeing you there!

Think Pink

Hello lovelies!  We hope you had a wonderful weekend!

As you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month and there are many different ways to help support the cause.  You don't have to love pink, but it sure helps with so many fabulous pink products out there that donate a portion of their procedes to cancer research. Here are a few options...

Check out these and other products for the cause here, here, and here!

Mobile Garden

With all this rain lately, green abounds!  Gardens are inspirational in and of themselves but here's one with a special spin.

UIC Art and Design graduate Joe Baldwin was given the opportunity to participate in this year’s Art on Track festival a few weekends ago by turning the interior of a CTA rail car into a fantastic sod-covered, ivy-laden garden. This car circled Chicago’s elevated downtown loop for five hours with several additional cars decorated with numerous other art installations.

More transformation inspiration! We just love it, you can turn any space into something interesting and engaging.  And speaking of transformation, we just turned an empty building of a fairground into a stunning gala space this past weekend! Check back in the next few days for a sneak peak of our own space re-do.

Put Your Face On

Now, we know that all of you are gearing up for Halloween and figuring out all your costumes whether they be ghoulish or cutesy. To get into the spirit we've been looking at some fabulous masks to get inspired for our costume ideas...

The top row are some beautiful and unconventional masks by Joji Kojima.  With these masks, you can have it all - look fabulous and keep that eerie feel that Halloween is all about!

The next set of 3 amazing leather cut out masks are made by Tom Banwell and are avialable for purchase on Etsy. There are plenty more masks to choose from as well, ranging from mystical to dramatic.  We're sure you'll find one you love if you're interested in purchasing one. How could you not love how he's created such delicate looking patterns out of something as ruggad as leather? Fabulous!

The bottom row is comprised of masks from a spread for Vestal Magazine called 'Fatal Beauty' featuring masks created by Fumi.  Those bedazzled beauties are ju…

This and That

Inspiration comes from many different places: nature, art, fashion etc.  J. Mendel's Spring 2012 RTW collection is full of fun frocks to pull ideas from.  We are loving blue right now, especially when sequins are in the mix. This fabulous La Tavola linen echos the dress perfectly and it's a great starting point for a party or event look.  You can add some nude accents to follow a more literal interpretation of the dress or try using that pop of sea foam green hiding on the heels of the model passing behind to mix it up a little bit.  Remember, inspiration is really just a great place to begin, it's always good (and more fun) to add your own spin and push yourself to try something different.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Happy October!

Can you believe that it's October already?! This year is just flying by!

We wanted to remind those of you who have not made it over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently to get on over there to see the Tim Burton exhibit before it's gone! The exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, painting, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects. Many of these objects come from the artist's own archive, as well as from studio archives and private collections of Burton's collaborators.  Hundreds of never-before-exhibited artworks and sketches are joined by a selection of film posters accompanied by music composed for the exhibition by Burton's longtime collaborator Danny Elfman.

It really is worth seeing! It's rather staggering the amount of work that is on display and the scope of Burton's imagination i…