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July 17th

Vanity Fair Lingerie – A New Product Launch Event

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We recently had the opportunity to style a fabulous event for Vanity Fair Lingerie. VFL is launching a new bra campaign and had a specific vision in mind for their event. The Vanity Fair Lingerie woman is sophisticated, authentic, feminine, and confident and they wanted the event to feel the same. The Gramercy Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel was the event space of choice and from there the design process came to life.
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It was important to select furniture and decor elements that properly represented the brand, so we turned to Pottery Barn for inspiration. We started by creating individual vignettes with custom doors that we had built for the event. They were a fantastic way to transform the already gorgeous space.
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Each door featured a black metal hook used to hang a classic white robe, white silk shirt or just a simple black bra. And how amazing are these doorknobs?
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To bring the VFL vision to life, we brought in classic furniture and paired it with some modern elements such as acrylic nesting tables and mercury glass vases. Teal is the pop color for VFL, so we added it in subtly these gorgeous frosted teal vases from West Elm.
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xx, Michelle

categories: Beauty, Cocktail party, Dave Robbins Photography, Fashion + Style, Flowers, For Mom..., Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, Product Launch

July 3rd

Born in the USA

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I happen to be born in Canada and just celebrated Canada’s 147th birthday this past July 1st. However my husband and children were born in the USA. So the 4th of July is now on my list of holidays to celebrate!
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Red, white and blue, Stars & stripes, Bruce Springsteen and Coca Cola.
Grass, cherries, watermelon and lemonade.
American Summer!
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There are so many easy ways to make your 4th of July chic. How about using blue mason jars to serve lemonade? We found these at Target and stuck red and white paper straws in to serve to our guests.
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Make your bar easy to self serve and festive. We filled up a large beverage dispenser with lemonade, mint and sliced lemons plus tons of ice and stuck a blue bandana on top.
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Of course a party wouldn’t be an LMP party without custom water bottle labels. These may be one of my favorite designs by Ali to date…
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Watermelon has got to be the most refreshing snack of the summer. We dressed some slices up with fresh feta, mint and a drizzle of balsamic. Makes for a great snack, side dish or even healthy dessert!
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Speaking of dessert, if you’re serving something sweet…spice it up with a fun and celebratory topper. We found these adorable pinwheels at Michael’s Craft Store.
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However you celebrate this patriotic holiday, make sure you are safe and have fun!
Please share your photos on our facebook page! We would love to see what you served, came up with for decorations and/or did with the kiddies.
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Cheers!  And Happy 4th of July!

A hearty thanks to Dave Robbins Photography for the beautiful shots seen in this post.

xx, Seri

categories: BBQ, Cocktail party, Dave Robbins Photography, Holiday, little miss party

June 26th

A birthday celebration for Well Rounded NY

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Many of you have met our friends Jessica and Kaity from Well Rounded NY;  we helped them with their launch party last summer and also featured the two talented ladies on last weeks Little Miss Chatty.  Well, a year has passed and it was time to say Happy First Birthday!!
We were thrilled to find out the event was to be held on the rooftop of the Bloom Baby headquarters. The space was amazing but very large. Using a “summer in the city” theme, Seri and I knew we needed some really impactful rentals to stand out in such a huge space, without breaking the bank.  It just so happened that the week we were coming up with ideas for the event we had a meeting with Please B Seated where we found some pretty stand-out rentals which were perfect for this outdoor event.
These hedges made for the perfect photo backdrop. We strung colorful lights on them and turned it into a polaroid station where guests could take pictures with funky sunglasses and the giant polaroid props we made.  Guests used mini clothes pins to clip up their pictures for an extra special touch.
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We loved how the black and white beach balls made such an amazing background and filled up this blow up pools.  We set out some colorful beach chairs and hoola hoops and we were all set.
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Check out these huge Bloom letters the guys brought up from their showroom? Of course Seri and I had to pose in them!
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For the bar we also used a hedge, which looked absolutely awesome. An oversized mason jar dispenser was the perfect vase for the centerpiece of our bar. Pom Wonderful  helped to sponsor some drinks so we created a very tasty cocktail and served it out of this gorgeous Pottery Barn beverage dispenser. Guests were also sipping on coronas and water to keep cool.
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What better food for a summer party in NYC than hot dogs and soft pretzels. The Bark Hot Dogs and Cafe Katja pretzels were stacked in lucite trays and accompanied by a fully loaded toppings bar. Cucumber relish? Yes Please! We used mini terra-cotta pots that we sprayed pink to stick in food place cards.
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What was for dessert you ask? Baked by Melissa cupcakes of course. Those little treats are seriously addicting. They looked amazing stacked into a galvanized tiered tray and were eaten up in no time!
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Another sweet treat to cool guests off were popsicles which were passed on white melamine trays lined with lemon slices. Gorgeous and delicious!
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Guests were given this fabulous tote sponsored by Babyganics - it was filled with some really useful goodies for moms. I was especially happy about the sunscreen because I always seem to lose mine in my diaper bag!
We love these gals and were thrilled they asked us to be a part of another milestone event.  Best of luck in your second year Well Rounded NY. Cheers and see you next year!
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All gorgeous photos courtesy of Lara Levine Photography

xx, Michelle

categories: Baby gear, Cocktail party, For Mom..., Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, Party, Party Favors, Summer

May 20th

Love in Long Island

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Everyone loves a view. Whether it be 50 stories up overlooking Central Park, on the waterfront overlooking the Hudson River or in this case on the Long Island Sound with a gorgeous golf course on one side and water on the other. The Creek in Locust Valley Long Island gives you just that. We were honored to be part of a fabulous engagement party that was held at the newly constructed beach club at The Creek. And we have to say, the venue was pretty fabulous!
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The party started upstairs where guests gathered for some small bites and of course cocktails. The signature drink of the Creek is The Southside; a mix of gin or vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and a splash of soda water. There is also a “secret” ingredient in these delicious drinks, which I tried to get out of them but was not successful! We set up a Southside station with a large Mason Jar beverage dispenser and also tons of small mason jars sprayed white, as vases for some gorgeous season flowers.
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We also used mason jar vases on each of the cocktail tables within the upstairs lounge and also on some of the outdoor tables. On the credenza as guests entered the lounge area we had white sprayed wine bottles which we wrapped in twine and also some silver lanterns which tied into the decor in the main dining room.
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xx, Michelle

categories: Cocktail party, little miss party, LMP On Long Island, Party, Party Favors, Photography, Wedding

May 3rd

Derby Day

Today was Derby Day and it was perfect. The sun was beating down and the air was finally warm. It was a treat.
We have had Bourbon on our mind from the excitement of the segment that aired on The Couch with LMP and continued the momentum with more for the big race.
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I let the farmers markets that were open today dictate the bar tonight. Lemons, ginger, peach juice and mint. Well I wanted mint and they didn’t have it. They told me they only had the plant. So I took that instead and re-potted into a tera cotta pot that I painted chalkboard black. So brilliant for writing the name of the herb you potted on.
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Mint can take over your garden so it’s suggested to grow in a pot instead of the ground.
Ok so here’s what we made….
* Ginger Mint Juleps
* Bourbon on Jumbo Rocks
* Ginger peach mocktails for the little ones
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You will need the following to make 1 julep:
* 1 shot glass of Ginger infused simple syrup
* 1 shot glass of bourbon
* Fancy glass or julep filled with ice
Fill your glass with crushed ice. Add the shots of syrup and bourbon and garnish with mint.

For the kids peach juice – I found a fresh bottle at the farm. I added crushed ice, mint and a stripe straw. They loved every sip and being part of the action!
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It was fun putting on a hat, cute little dress and having friends over for cocktails. The horses I bet on did not win…but we sure had fun for that whole two minutes of the race!
These were great drinks for the Kentucky Derby…but remember these this summer. And they can be adapted in so many ways. Just use what’s fresh and seasonal and let us know what you come up with!

xx, Seri

categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails, Little Miss Foodie, little miss party, Party, Summer Menu

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