October 15, 2017

Seri’s Closet: 3 Ways to Wear a Black Skirt

I feel like everyone has a black skirt in their closet. Or…at least you should. That’s how I felt when I found this black skirt at H&M and it was like…20 bucks.  YESSSSS. Now I wear this black skirt with everything! It can be styled so many different ways in a dress up or dress down kinda way.

Here’s three ways that I style this black skirt which you can do with any black skirt because you know how H&M works and if I try to suggest you find it…you probably won’t. They change their inventory over like I change my underwear.

But JUST IN CASE you’re lucky enough…here’s the direct link to the black skirt that I’m wearing in these photos.

Sleeveless Striped Sweater: Club Monaco
Geometric Rose Gold Necklace: Coal Miner’s Daughter
Grey Suede Heels: Christian Louboutin

Red Tube Top: Artizia
Chunky Clear Necklace: Anthropologie
Slouchy Peep Toe Booties: Kristin Cavallari

White Ruffle Bodysuit: Aritzia 

xx, Maggie
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September 6, 2017

Summer in the City with MZ Wallace

After pretending to be a model for the MZ Wallace Mother’s Day campaign earlier this year, the team asked if LMP would host their #MZWSummerintheCity store event and I couldn’t have been more honored.

Guests were invited to the MZ Wallace Soho Store to shop and meet the LMP team plus hear some of our tips about “How to Host” a party.

What better way to promote a party than with PINK PARTY BALLOONS!  We filled the MZ Wallace store windows with our favorite script balloons and drew the crowd in off the street.

Best part of the party was Abby’s cocktail station where she mixed drinks and led a cocktail demo to teach the guests how to make her Ruby Red Grapefruit Gin & Tonic, which featured gin provided by our favorite NYC Liquor delivery service MiniBar Delivery.

The MZ Wallace team designed a beautiful postcard with the cocktail recipe on the back for guests to take hope and make themselves!

In addition to the cocktail, we also set up a station for small bites, sparkling champagne and water for guests to enjoy.

Throughout the rest of the space, we tied our favorite jumbo white balloons to MZ Wallace handbags, to call attention to the bags that were for sale.  We attached a variety of their fabulous accessories to the neck of each balloon.

To compliment the season we arranged fresh hot pink, peach and deep red flowers in white dwell vases and styled them around the room for bright pops of color that transition easily from summer to fall.

The event was such a success and we had so much fun sharing our tips with our fabulous guests.  We even had a special visit from a friend at Martha Stewart, who wrote up an awesome article about the event which you can read here.

Huge thanks to MZ Wallace for having us!

xx, Seri
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August 10, 2017

The Home Edit for LMP

Many moons ago, I worked in fashion. Back in my fashion days, I met some really awesome people. One girl, Rachel, ended up being a best friend, fast. As Rachel and I got to know each other, I met her friends. One of her friends was named Clea. She was always a chic, cool girl who I enjoyed getting to know.

The years went on and we all got busy with life, kids, careers, etc. Clea moved to Nashville and I hadn’t seen her in years.  I would always ask Rachel about her until one day, I no longer had to ask how she was doing. I could see for myself….

Clea started a business called The Home Edit. I noticed her new venture on Instagram and was immediately drawn in as I too am totally OCD and obsessed with organizing.

The Home Edit is a service where Clea and her partner Joanna, and now team of amazing organizers come into your home and edit your closets for you. They analyze your junk, work with you to purge, shop for containers to sort is all in to and then leave you with a closet full of organized chaos.

When I found out that Clea + Joanna travel all over the country to organize people’s closets I said….come on over girls!

Their team spent one day in our office and when they were done we were in awe of what they had done. They organized our party supplies by type making it so easy to find inventory when we need it and of course labeled each container with their signature calligraphy.

I’m so in love with our closets I never want to touch them again in fear that I may move something out of place.

Thank you Clea, Joanna, Nick & Sumner for spending the day making the LMP office perfectly organized! You guys are amazing.

xx, Seri
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July 26, 2017

A Dinner Party for Two

Birthday gifts can be tricky. When you know someone special who has it all, how do you keep the excitement of gift giving alive?

How about a well designed, well thought out dinner for 2? That would be pretty fun to walk into as a birthday girl…don’t you think?!

Doesn’t get cuter than a husband surprising his wife with a beautiful dinner with the most delicious menu. That’s what we did here and loved every moment of it.

From the stunning table design with plates, utensils, glasses and placemats all from our favorite store CB2, to a bottle of pink champagne, candles and the perfect naked cake from Making that Cake topped with fresh flowers….it was pretty perfect.

We brought in a personal chef Linda Sarris who goes by the name The Cheeky Chef to create a delicious, beautiful dinner for the couple. She came into the apartment to prepare the dinner while we set up and once the couple arrived they sat down to a gorgeous appetizer followed by a pasta course and main dish. It smelled (and I know tasted) heavenly.

Bravo to the husband who thought of this idea. Made for the perfect night for his wife’s birthday celebration and surely one she’ll never forget.

Photos by Maggie Antalek

xx, Seri
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July 23, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Lunch in the Village

Most summer days, Seri works remotely from The Hamptons to escape the city heat and spend time with her kids. Occasionally, she makes her way back to Manhattan for meetings and events. This time, she came prepared with an awesome summer outfit perfect for lunch in the Village.

Shop the full look below!

xx, Maggie
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