So… true story. I was in Target a couple weeks ago, once again stopping in the gift wrap section {unnecessarily} to stare at a particularly lovely collection of bright, modern gift wrap they have that features happy shades of green, fuschia and red – and once again thinking how I really, really would love to […]

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Flowers are always such a huge part of the holiday season, and if you can’t be there to celebrate with a loved one in person, it’s good to know that you always have the option to send flowers online. Speaking of which…  ProFlowers – a fabulous flower delivery service that operates all over the world […]

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Leila of Be Inspired PR recently sent in this absolutely GORGEOUS outdoor party shoot styled by Love and Splendor that incorporates the creative efforts of some truly amazing vendors! (full vendor details below) Everything about this setting is pure delicious… from the ridiculously beautiful floral designs to the sweet treats and yummy paper details! These […]

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Anemones are such an unique, curious flower… They exude both a romantic and contemporary vibe, which enables them to work well for weddings & events designed in either – or both – of these styles. Here’s some gorgeous, anemone-inspired eye candy for you for that features these fascinating blooms utilized in ultra-creative ways for bouquets, […]

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Need some inspiration for upcoming parties, weddings, or Easter celebrations? Here’s some floral eye candy for you in 3 fresh palettes for spring… 1. FRESH GREEN & YELLOW • Sculptural bouquet featuring green flowers, seed pods, lily grass, and other unique foliage (details here) • Daffodils and fern displayed in a wooden window box-style planter […]

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Megan from Real Weddings – (an Australian-based magazine that recently launched a shiny new website!) –  sent over some beautiful inspiration to share from one of their photo shoots. These images are from an “Entertain at Home” feature that was a collaboration between British fashion designer Jasper Conran and Waterford Crystal. The tablescape & party […]

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Today over at RealSimple.com- check out my review of Simply Elegant Flowers with Michael George… a truly fabulous book and a great gift idea for party lovers, hostesses, and brides-to-be. Added bonus – lots of eye candy! {Photos by Brie Williams}

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Florist websites are such a great place to look for centerpiece inspiration – especially when they’re as creative and visionary as Floral Art! This Los Angeles-based company has an impressive events & weddings portfolio, but my favorite part of their website is The Flower Bar…. On The Flower Bar, you can search the most artistic […]

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Last week was a bit of a light posting week because I was pretty much consumed with last minute details for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – the “pampering party” kick-off for BlogHer ’09 that I co-hosted with 5 other bloggers in Chicago last Thursday…which ended up attracting over 500 guests! My main responsibility for the […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the inspiration board for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – a BlogHer kick-off party that I’m styling and co-hosting with these 5 wonderful ladies on July 23rd. (…which is suddenly right around the corner!) This event is a “pampering party” but it’s also a place for socializing, checking out tech demos, […]

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The first time I stumbled upon the Mints Design website, it was love at first sight! If you’re looking for floral design inspiration that’s seriously beyond the basics and elevated to what really feels like an “artistry” level – get ready!  There’s so much visual eye candy over at Mints – from their stunning events […]

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Carnations seem to get a bit of a bad rap when it comes to the floral “status quo” – but the truth is that there are plenty of beautiful – and even cool – looks you can achieve with this budget-friendly flower. Because of the price point and shape of carnations, they allow you to […]

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If you’ve got a wedding to plan, a big party coming up, or just love looking at gorgeous design, the artfool events website is full of amazing inspiration! Click here to check out their online portfolio…this should keep you busy for a while! Professional event design portfolios are always a great place to gather ideas […]

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I’m loving these non-traditional – and super chic – red, white, & green floral arrangements for an elegant holiday party. The white stones and monochromatic blooms create such a serene, modern minimalist vibe… The top and lower left images are from Pottery Barn and originally intended to showcase these platinum vases (which do happen to […]

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I’m loving these super colorful and unique fall centerpiece ideas from BHG.com… perfect for a modern thanksgiving table. Pictured above: • Bountiful Basket: several colorful dried fruits and veggies displayed in a linen-lined basket • Zen Gourds: large red mums and golden gourds displayed in modern rows on a sleek square tray • Sunflower Runner: […]

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I’m constantly impressed by the level of creativity out there when it comes to working with flowers!  Here are a few inspiring ideas for your fall table… This first idea (pictured above), comes from a fantastic book called Party Basics for New Nesters and was created using 1″ wide orange masking tape in vertical strips […]

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And this art installation that Waterlily Pond did for the deYoung museum is just so cool & creative I had to share…

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Especially loving these Lemon/Orchid and Manzanita/Rose/Orchid designs…

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Here’s a new kind of "icing" for your wedding or party cake: butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies adorned with glitzy Swarovski crystals! These sparkly creatures are part of the Swarovski Cake Jewels collection at EstiloWeddings.com, which also includes bejeweled monograms, hearts, lady bugs, and flowers in various sizes and colors…

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