March 9, 2017

Abby’s Waves & Braids

For this weeks Beauty with Brittany Lo post, I’m talking about another hair look from the recent Fifty Shades Darker party that the ladies of LMP shot in their studio for Valentine’s Day!

Because this shoot was inspired by the new Fifty Shades Darker movie, the ladies wanted their looks to be a bit sexier.  Abby and Natasha of Beautini looked through some inspiration, and decided on this fun waves and braids look!

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1) Curl your hair with a 1.25″ curling iron


Step 2) Section your front into 5 different sections. The top section (the third one in) should be centered and slightly wider than the side braids. Start by braiding the top section and then proceed braiding the side sections.


Step 3) Once all five braids are completed, secure them al together creating a ponytail. Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic to cover it.


Step 4) Spray a little hair spray and you are all set!

This look is quite simple, and adds some unexpected variety to the typical half up, half down hairstyle!

Until next time…

Xo,
B.Lo
@brittany.lo

xx, Abby
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March 8, 2017

How to host a brunch with a Savory Crêpes Bar

We were so spoiled when our friend Jennifer of Crêpes à la Maison asked if we’d like for her and her chef JC to come over and set up a Crêpes bar in our office….

We were like YES!  We’ll invite our friends, bring it!

Well did Jen ever bring it.  She lugged over a huge Crêpes machine, her adorable French chef and a variety of fresh ingredients to top with.

Chef got to work very quickly and whipped up a custom crepe for each of our guests. Some with ham, some with eggs, some with ratatouille that Jen made the night before!

My favorite part was being able to top each Crêpes with the toppings of my choice. I love the taste of fresh herbs all over my food and I just love love the spicy bite you get from scallions.

Everyone was ooohing and aaaaahing, just as you do when you indulge in French food.

What a fabulous tradition and delicious meal for a friendly lunch or a festive celebration.

We love you Jen! You are welcome over with Chef JC ANYTIME!

Photos by Abby Copleston

xx, Seri
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March 7, 2017

Bachelorette Limeade Punch

Wedding season is around the corner, and with it comes plenty of bachelorette parties! Personally, I have 5 weddings to go to between May and September, and for one of those I am in the Bridal party, and I have a hand in helping to plan the bachelorette party!

Thankfully, we just launched our newest party in a box, The Bachelorette Bash, which comes with all the decor, games and tableware you and your friends need for an epic bachelorette party.  Also included in each box is our gorgeous party blueprint, which provides step by step instructions on how to throw your own LMP-style celebration.

Within the blueprint, we include an original cocktail recipe that I developed for a Bubbly Bachelorette Limeade Punch, which is TO DIE FOR. It’s also super easy!

Here’s what you need:

-sparkling rosé (we recommend cans of Babe Rosé)
-2 cans frozen limeade concentrate
-3 liters of water
-2 oz. simple syrup
-freshly squeezed juice of 1 large orange
-fresh orange and lime slices
-fresh mint
-ice

Here’s what to do:

1) In a large punch bowl, combine frozen limeade with water, simple syrup and orange juice.  Stir to mix.  Add in a few cups of ice.


2) Top with slices of fresh oranges and limes.  Add mint to garnish.


3) When serving, fill each champagne flute about 1/4 of the way.  Top with your sparkling rosé to fill the rest of the glass.


4) Garnish with fresh orange wedge and sprig of mint!

As an alternative, if your celebrating a bachelorette party with any ladies who are pregnant or don’t drink, you can swap out the rosé for some club soda! Still bubbly and super yummy.

Happy bachelorette-ing! We hope you and your gals have a blast, and don’t forget to get your own Bachelorette Bash in a Box before they are gone! Shop the box here.

Until next week!

xx, Abby
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March 6, 2017

The Bachelorette Bash in a Box

There’s nothing more fun than celebrating your best friends engagement especially when it comes to the bachelorette party. With that excitement in mind and knowing just how special a party like this should turn out we are so thrilled to present the Bachelorette Party in a Box now for sale in our shop!

There is so much amazingness in this party box. Starting off with the amazing price. We know how quickly a party can add up and cost so we made sure to create a box that was functional while also affordable costing only $17 bucks a head!

So what do you do now?

First:  Get your hands on this amazing box by clicking here to purchase.

Second:  Open the incredible blueprint that we have included in the box. You will find this booklet will guide you through the entire set up and prep for your party with to do lists, a cocktail recipe and so much more.

Last but certainly not least: Eat, Drink and be MERRY! Enjoy every last moment with your friend before you send her off to be married.

Photos by Janina Santillan

xx, Seri
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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.

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