Mint + Gold

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I tried to resist, but mint (seafoam) whatever you want to call it, keeps appearing in front of me and I am in love. This weekend I ran across this tote at Lululemon and just had to buy it! It had mint striped lining & grey straps {the instagram photo doesn’t do it justice} along […]

Feliz Navidad Party Featured on Inspired by This


Over the past month we have been busy working on a huge 3-day charity event for an organization in our area called Sandpipers.  The event is a 3-day Holiday Homes Tour where we feature 4 amazing houses in the Hermosa & Manhattan Beach area all decorated and professionally styled for the holidays! Besides being the […]

Happy 4th of July


Have a safe and happy 4th of July! I hope it’s filled with lots of fireworks, friends, food & lots of sparklers! {image credits: love sparklers,  sparklers, cake & exit, fireworks, sparkler exit, fireworks} Like this:Like Loading…

Happy Easter!!!

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Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope you’re celebrating today whether you’re in church or you’re hunting for easter eggs. Because easter egg decorating has become so elaborate since I was a kid, I thought I’d share some of my favorite DIY tutorials from around the web. Gilded Eggs {via Pencil Shavings the Blog} Neon Dip-Dyed Eggs {via […]

Happy Valentine’s Day <3 sequin hearts

Love is in the air… Happy Valentine’s Day!  Sometimes all you need to do is open your heart and fill it with love. <3 {adrienne gunde} {1 | 2} {etsy} {we heart it} {} {the Purl bee} {so adorable} {we heart it} {jcrew} {the girl creative} Like this:Like Loading…

2012 Trend: Bold & Neon Colors

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Fashion, home design and art have a huge influence on the 2012 Wedding Trends. This year designers emphasized bright colors, neon and color-blocking. Even Pantone, the world authority on color, named Tangerine Tango as the 2012 Color of the Year, a BOLD statement. From high fashion runways to Kate Spade & JCrew, bright rainbow colors are […]

2012 Trend: Feminine Wedding Dresses

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To start 2012, I gave my predictions on what the top 10 wedding trends of 2012 will be… to start here is #10: Feminine Wedding Dresses. Lace.  Ruffles.  Corsets.  Princess Chic. The major wedding events of 2011 like the Royal Wedding, fictional Bella Swan’s wedding, Dylan Lauren, and Lauren Bush had a huge impact on the styles […]

2012 Wedding Trends: My Top 10 Forecasts


With everyone recapping the top wedding trends of 2011, I thought I’d flash forward to forecasting what I think will be the Top 10 Trends of 2012!  So as we said goodbye to 2011, the year of the “DIY vintage wedding”, I’d like to say hello to 2012: the year of ELEGANCE. {Photographed by Norman Jean […]

Winter Weddings: Let it Snow!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… With winter just around the corner, wedding season has slowed down.  Most people love having summer weddings with sun, outdoors and beaches, but why not have a beautiful, romantic winter wedding in the SNOW!!!   There’s nothing more peaceful than the quiet stillness after fresh snow has […]

Countdown to 2012: Forecasting Wedding Trends


“This… stuff? Oh… ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your […]

Breakfast Love

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Despite my inability to wake up early, my favorite meal is BREAKFAST!  Eggs, bacon, pancakes, french toast, cereal, coffee, mimosas… mmm…. I can eat breakfast for literally ever meal of the day and I love going (or cooking) brunch on the weekends!  My favorite breakfast item this fall are white chocolate pumpkin pancakes (thank you […]

Inspired by Vibrant Flame (aka Orange)

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Happy September!  I can’t believe summer is almost over and it’s time for fall again!  With all the new Fall colors & catalogs coming out, it’s time to start bringing out my new Fall wardrobe! This summer I was obsessed with highlighter pink & navy, and this fall, I suddenly realized my wardrobe is turning […]

{Friday Favorites} July 28, 2011


Before I head off for a relaxing weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, here are some quick highlights from the week & month… Wedding Invitations I always LOVE opening my Google Reader and randomly coming across blog posts that contain wedding inspirations or images from my personal friend’s weddings!  In the past 2 […]

Housewarming & Summer Backyard BBQ


After weeks of planning and 24/7 construction work, our backyard and house were finally completed and we celebrated by hosting a joint birthday (for myself & boyfriend), Father’s Day and housewarming party all-in-one!  Over 80 people showed up (only 50 RSVP’d too), but it was a giant success! The Theme: Citrus Summer Fun. The Colors: hot […]

Orchid Elegance {a shoot by Purple Martini & Rachel Clingen}

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Ever since I got back from engage!11 and witnessed the beautiful wedding dress designed by Karen Tran Floral Design created out of white Phalaenopsis, I’ve had an even greater OBSESSION with orchids!  So when I received this photo shoot at the Royal Ambassador in Caledon from Dee at Purple Martini Photography inspired by a modern and elegant […]

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