Posts tagged Lael Cakes
Entwined: Winter Party at Highlands!
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For our last event of 2013, Patricia and I sought to find an intimate venue that people might not have been to before (but now will frequent!) and delicious cocktails. As many of you know, Patricia lives in the West Village, so when she found this gem of a place (Highlands), the search was over! 

Thank you to all of the new and returning friends and vendors who came out to celebrate with us! It has been an incredible year and l am in awe looking back at how Entwined as grown and all the incredible people I have connected with this year. Although Entwined is "one more thing on my plate", I have absolutely never resented the time I spend on it, the joy it brings me is beyond measure. It is truly an honor that you all see value in what we have created and the friendships we have forged. 

As a special treat for the night, Emily of Lael Cakes was so gracious and offered up sweet treats made especially for Entwined! They were a huge hit, who doesn't love Almond Rose Water Gluten-Free Macarons?! Thank you Emily! 

A heart felt thank you to Jake of JBM Wedding Photography for shooting our event at The Highlands, you out did your self and perfectly captured the warmth and fun of the night! 

I look forward to continuing to get to know new wedding industry professionals, bond with the ones I am already close with, and see us all flourish in 2014! 

Cheers!

 - Thea

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(Michelle Bablo of  Rent Patina  /  Amber Gress  /  Patricia )

(Michelle Bablo of Rent Patina / Amber Gress / Patricia)

(Bridget of  Violet and Verde ) 

(Bridget of Violet and Verde

(Ashley / Courtney of Love + Brain Films)

 ... a break from all the lovely faces, how much do you love this wallpaper at the Highlands?!

 ... a break from all the lovely faces, how much do you love this wallpaper at the Highlands?!

Me adorning Emily of Lael cakes!

Me adorning Emily of Lael cakes!

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Treats from  Lael Cakes !

Treats from Lael Cakes!

(Almond Rose Water Gluten-Free Macarons)

(Almond Rose Water Gluten-Free Macarons)

How lovely are these macarons? And they tasted event better! (yes, in my last life, I was a hand model)

How lovely are these macarons? And they tasted event better! (yes, in my last life, I was a hand model)

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 (Megan of  HelloSuperEight )

 (Megan of HelloSuperEight)

 (Sharon Becker of  SB Beauty  ... Sharon, sapphire is totally your color!)

 (Sharon Becker of SB Beauty ... Sharon, sapphire is totally your color!)

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 (Michael Busse and Allan Zepeda)

 (Michael Busse and Allan Zepeda)

 (Harry of  Dutton and James  / Courtney of Love + Brain Films) 

 (Harry of Dutton and James / Courtney of Love + Brain Films) 

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 (Having a laugh with Hannah of  Little Boo Boo Bakery )

 (Having a laugh with Hannah of Little Boo Boo Bakery)

 (Emily and her super sweet husband, Scott)

 (Emily and her super sweet husband, Scott)

Well, this looks like a fun circle! (Megan of  HelloSuper8  /  Tory Williams  /  Kristy May )

Well, this looks like a fun circle! (Megan of HelloSuper8 / Tory Williams / Kristy May)

So, I think I through Entwined, we have sussed out Allan's signature move! (see image to the right from our event at the Wythe Hotel) Love it!

So, I think I through Entwined, we have sussed out Allan's signature move! (see image to the right from our event at the Wythe Hotel) Love it!

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(Michelle of  Rent Patina  /  Kate Neal  /  Michael Busse ) 
(Molly of  Glitter + Rye  / Patricia)

(Molly of Glitter + Rye / Patricia)

Eye spy  Chellise Michael !
 (Samm Blake /  Jose Rolon  / Meg of HelloSuper8)

 (Samm Blake / Jose Rolon / Meg of HelloSuper8)

Hey there  Viva Max !

Hey there Viva Max!

(Tamra of  EverSwoon )

(Tamra of EverSwoon)

Amber Gress and her man!

Amber Gress and her man!

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Did you hear?!

Me, Patricia and Entwined are coming to LA in January! Want to come to the event? Or know someone in LA who you think would be a great fit for our Meet Up! 

Email me! thea@hushedcommmotion.com

Summer Clam Bake in the City

This summer I had the pleasure and honor to be included in a special dinner event put together by a bunch of us wedding vendors/talented women. As friends who love to see each other, but often don't have a lot of time, we wanted to do something special and also tie in a bit of each persons work - while having a blast! 

The dinner you see below was organized primarily by Patricia of Fourteen-Forty and Chandara of Chandara Creative; it was held at Patricia's lovely West Village apartment.

Patricia and Chandara gave each of the vendors invited to the Clam Bake a special project that was in tune with their area of expertise. I made colorful accessories for each woman to wear, hand beaded napkin holders and festive drink stirrers (remember that DIY project on my blog earlier this month?).

The other lovely guests: 

Emily of Lael Cakes

Amber of Amber Gress photography

Courtney of Love + Brain Films

It was a truly delightful, inspiring and joyous evening. I hope you enjoy looking through the images and that it inspires you to throw your own little dinner soiree!  

p.s. This dinner party was just featured on StyleMePretty Living!!! 

 

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A gorgeous little booklet welcoming us to the dinner... (made by Patricia)

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Pick a piece! (Want one for real? Check out our new " Party " shop section!)

Pick a piece! (Want one for real? Check out our new "Party" shop section!)

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Chandara in action!

Chandara in action!

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Recipe: 

• 1/2 pound high quality bacon, sliced

• 1/2 stalk celery, thinly sliced

•  2 large leek, white part only, thinly sliced on the diagonal

• 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced

• 3 sprigs fresh thyme

• 2 Tbsp. butter

• 8-10 medium-size Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered into bite-size cubes. Do not peel!

• 6 pounds small, raw Hog Island® Manila clams in the shell, rinsed (note: Hog Island estimates ~3/4 lb. of clams per serving)

• 1 quart heavy cream

• Salt and pepper

• Parsley for garnish

For the directions, see here.  

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Mango Salad

Mango Salad

My hand beaded napkin holders! (you can buy them  here !)

My hand beaded napkin holders! (you can buy them here!)

Festive drink stirrers! (get yours  here !)

Festive drink stirrers! (get yours here!)

Next up...dessert!

Next up...dessert!

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 (pick up your very own Floral Hair pin  here !)

 (pick up your very own Floral Hair pin here!)

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Like Courtney's belt? You can  have  one too!

Like Courtney's belt? You can have one too!

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Don't miss the gorgeous video Courtney made for us!! 

 Credits: 

Photography: Amber Gress photography

Food and Prep: Chandara Creative

Paper Goods and Host: Fourteen-Forty

Desserts: Lael Cakes

Film: Love + Brain Films