April 30, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Victoria Beckham for Target

Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target (children’s line)
Sparkle Boots: Marc Jacobs

Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target (children’s line)

To see how Seri shopped the Victoria Beckham for Target line you can watch here…

xx, Maggie
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April 23, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Coachella

If you follow Little Miss Party on Instagram, you probably got a sneak peek of her outfits from her week in California. Between Coachella and Palm Springs, she rocked all her favorite new summer items and we’re going to share the details with you now…

 

Off the shoulder Dress: Revolve
Booties: Target

 

Crop Top: Revolve
Pants: Madewell (similar pair)
Shoes: Asos

Dress: Revolve
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar pair)

Off the shoulder Top: Revolve
Shorts: Revolve
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar pair)
Bag: J. Crew (similar bag)

xx, Maggie
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April 20, 2017

LMP Travels: Coachella and more in Palm Springs

This past week was Spring Break for my kiddos. Since I have my own biz and can party, I mean work, from anywhere, I use my kid’s time off as an excuse to travel. One may say I have somewhat of a travel addiction…

This time around, we hit California. I spent 3 days in LA with the boys which I’m going to write about another time. I have a lot to tell you about LA…but for now…let’s talk about the time we spent in Palm Springs. AKA: Heaven.  No but seriously, snobby heaven.

So here’s the story. People often ask me how I travel so much with the kids. With and without them. Couple things…

1. My kids got frequent flyer mile cards the day they were born. They were born to fly. I’m from Toronto so I travel with them very often to spend time with my family.

2. My kids love to travel so they make it easy. We have a system as I travel with them on my own often so often while my husband is working…to pay for all our travel. What a guy. (LUCKY for us he planned a work trip around our trip to California and met us there for 3 days! He got to RELAX and golf with Gavin! Was so awesome for us and him.)

*If you ever want my perfect plane packing list for kids please leave a comment.  I’ll write one if enough of you request it.

3. I always have help when I’m traveling without the kids and they are back at home.  I have some of the most amazing sitters who have all become part of our family.

Sometimes when I travel with the kids if the situation permits it then I bring one of them along to help. Here’s a photo of Ali, who joined us on this trip to LA & Palm Springs.

(PS – we’re posing with our MZ Wallace bags that they gave us after a recent “BFF” photo shoot. You’ll see more on that soon…)

So there’s Ali. I met Ali when Gavin turned one and I was looking for a part time babysitter. Ali was the 12th person I interviewed in a week just when I was feeling like I could give up on the whole process. Instead, we fell in love. I  still have the heart that I made on her resume in my files.

Ok so long story short – Ali’s been in our life for awhile. She ended up working for Little Miss Party for years and then she flew the coupe to the music world where she belongs.

Ali worked from her LA office and arranged for her friend to watch the boys at night for us so we could get out on the town. And that we did. But the ultimate plan was to make our way over to Coachella together, hitting a few parties along the way.

In order to go to Coachella and truly enjoy it…I needed some help on that front. You see…I’m a very lucky gal. I have some of the best family members in the world. I mean truly. You know those people? Who are just really good people? Well that’s my cousin, Bailey. There’s not many people I trust as much as I trust her. She’s just that good. I love her.

Anyway, BAILEY joined us in Palm Springs. And guess what? We stayed at the best hotel for kids on the planet…the Marriott Shadow Ridge Enclave. Rooms priced well AND they were HUGE! We had a massive 2 bedroom with a full kitchen, pull out couch, king bed, double beds, 2 bathrooms and a walk out patio onto the water view of the golf course. Oh and with the mountains behind them. Could you die from that view?

We woke up every morning and fed the turtles and the ducks. Hello!

For the kids….get yourselves ready….they had: swimming pools with water slides, splash pads, mini golf outside our room, basketball courts, bars and food at every pool, “dive-in” movies every evening by the pool.  I mean…C’MON dude!  Amazing.  Kids lost their marbles.  I could go on and on about this hotel…but I think you get the idea.

So the boys + Bailey hit the pool while Ali and I went off…to Coachella.

There were parties…and more parties. Cocktails and stunning people. Everywhere. I don’t mean me and Ali…I mean really stunning, drop dead gorgeous people. We just didn’t take pictures of them. But trust me they were everywhere.

When we walked into this party that was hosted by Funboy x Smashbox, we pretty much almost fainted. Like what is this fantasy world that they call Palm Springs, huh?!

They were serving rosé in lip floaties. I mean…stop.

Every party included a taco cart with fresh chicken, tofu and shrimp tacos. Ok. That will do alongside the basil + lemon cocktails.

Now let’s try that photo again and talk about Ali’s Chrome nails and her Coachella ringlet from Ramblerose. I mean, oh god.

Then came Coachella. Oh Coachella. What a special place, if ya like that sorta thing.

Music, wine, incredible food, breathtaking scenery. Ya. It’s pretty damn cool. I’ve been going to this music festival for years. I used to meet my best friend from Toronto there every April. Then we got pregnant and had kids so had to take a break. Now I’m BACK BABY!

For our last night in Palm Springs I told Ali I was going to get us a room at a hotel I’d been dreaming at staying at for many many months. The Saguaro Hotel. I had seen it on all the cool West Coast Instagram accounts and I have literally been having dreams of visiting this place.

Well you guys. It was dreamy all right. WOW! Everything was crazy colorful, bright, happy and fun. And…the rooms were huge. I was shocked!

WARNING:  I’m about to show you a LOT of pictures. Sorry. I can’t hold back. You’ve been warned.

 

They had parties going on all weekend at this hotel, so we joined in for the brunch and cocktails shindig when we got there. They had people set up everywhere. Nyx did our make up and Get Glammed did our hair. It was too amazing.

So all done up, off we went to another party. This one, was hosted by American Express Platinum. More…gorgeous people. In the most gorgeous hotel. With the most fascinating art like this gold palm tree —-

I.need.it.

And how ballsy is this?

i.love.it @ The Parker Palm Springs Hotel

I tried to document this whole trip on my Instagram story. I normally film all my stories on Snapchat and share on both channels but on this trip I had a revelation. That is…I spend too much time on my phone. So I chose one outlet and that was Instagram. Now that I’m home many of you have reached out to ask WHERE DID YOU GO ON SNAPCHAT? omg you guys!  I’m SORRY!  I didn’t mean to ditch you!  I will get back on there. In the meantime, you need to get caught up! I posted Day 1 and 2 from Coachella on the LMP YouTube channel for you to see here:
Coachella Day 1
Coachella Day 2 (my service was SO bad so when we were watching Lady Gaga I tried to post more but nothing went through!  UGH!  I filmed Katy Perry walk right by us and watch the concert standing right across from me! With Wiz Khalifa! omg.  At least I’m here to tell you about it.

Coachella Day 3 – I forgot to save that story!  KICKING MYSELF!  The highlight from that night was Hans Zimmer with Pharrell guest preforming! And Lorde sang that night, she was UNREAL.

This may have been my longest blog post to date.  If you’re still with me here, you deserve a medal. Hope you enjoyed my adventures in Palm Springs! Next up…LA. Stay tuned and in the meantime…Stay Wild. I need that sign.

xx, Seri
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  1. Ali

    Love you. Love this trip. Love the Swooguaro. LOVE IT ALL. xoxoxo

  2. LauraP

    That hotel is so so cool. And so lmp!!! You guys are so fab. Thanks for sharing

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April 9, 2017

Introducing: Seri’s Closet

While our lives here at LMP revolve around party planning, we also dedicate time to finding inspiration. For Seri, that means FASHION. She always has a killer new outfit to show off. Whether it’s casual for running errands or glamorous for a night on the town, Seri always finds the best pieces to pair together.

Everyone who follows her on Instagram and Snapchat are constantly asking “where did you get that?!” So we decided it’s time to start sharing Seri’s fashion secrets. This series will feature our favorite outfits from the week, but we’d love to hear your opinions too! If there’s an outfit you loved, give us a shout and we’ll be sure to feature where each piece is from.

Party Prep Flower Shopping

Top: Zara // Pants: Gap // Shoes: J.Crew

Ready to dance at the Dr. Oz Gala

Dress: Clover Canyon // Shoes: Kendall + Kylie

Throwing back colorful cocktails

Skirt: Free People // Crop top: Vintage

xx, Maggie
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March 3, 2017

Basement Beauty with Better Homes and Gardens

People used to always tell me – don’t do a major renovation in your home until you have lived there for a little while. Boy is that ever TRUE! Once you live in a home you get a feel for what works and what doesn’t, especially when you have children.

In our home out on eastern Long Island, we had an unfinished basement. After 5 years of living there, I finally decided what I wanted (and needed) to do with it.

I asked my friend Lisa of Abaca Interiors if she would spear head the project. Thankfully she accepted and did the most amazing job bringing my vision for this basement to life.

For starters, I needed storage. Storage for all of the Little Miss Party supplies we have accumulated over the years. So Lisa suggested we take one of the walls and turn it into custom built in cupboards that flush into the wall. I took great advantage of these closets filling them with vases, candle holders, cake stands and so much more.

The most important thing to me when designing this basement was to make it feel like a regular room in the house. Not like a basement.

Lisa suggested the wood panels for the ceiling and very light grey stone tiles for the flooring. I love love love how both turned out.

I also wanted a wet bar or small kitchen in the space. This way my husband and I could entertain in the space as well.

We already had an extra fridge in the basement so Lisa doctored it up with some gold tape on the handles. I’m obsessed.

The ultimate goal for this basement was to have a place and getaway for the kids to play. They have so many toys and it was time to send them down there! They now have a chalkboard wall, art table, TV to watch movies and their very own closet for toys. It’s so perfect.

Included in this renovation was a bedroom. We had a two car garage and only used one side of it. So I thought let’s turn one garage into a bedroom so we have extra space for guests to stay over.

Lisa nailed the design in this room. It feels light, bright and like a total escape. My favorite piece that she sourced was for the lighting next to the bed – hanging pendants from CB2.

Now I take great pride in having guests stay over in this space and I always make sure they feel welcome and well taken care of with the simple things like cold water next to the bed.

This basement renovation was so worth the wait.  I’m so proud of how the space turned out and love nothing more than entertaining with the kids, my husband and friends in there.

See more details about our basement renovation in features on:
Better Homes & Gardens
Domino Magazine

Photos above by:  David A. Land
Space in photos above styled by:  Charlotte Safavi
Space in photos above designed by: Lisa Hershman of Abaca Interiors

xx, Seri
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  1. Beth Davidson

    I’m moving this week and we have a formal living room that’s going to sit completely empty for awhile, as we never have any ideas what to do with those. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who waits to decorate everything! I love the chalkboard wall here though. The kids must love that. They don’t use the chalk on all the other walls, do they? I think mine might be too young to get the difference.

  2. mack talbott

    love the pops of color! do you know the source for the color block pillow in the living room?

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