Posts tagged Soiree
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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festive drink stirrer hushed commotion
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polka dot navy belt hushed commotion
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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

 

Entwined Event: Hotel Chantelle

It's that time of year for summer soirees! This June, Patricia and I hosted our Entwined event on the rooftop space of Hotel Chantelle, and we couldn't have asked for a more lovely evening! The rain held off (except for a 2 minute drizzle - but the space has a retractable glass roof!), talented wedding vendors came out in grande numbers, and the cocktails were delightful! 

Thank you to everyone who came and made this little meet up such a wonderful success again! We love seeing your smiling faces and catching up on all the inspiring work you are a part of.

A specially thank you to CJ of Charlie Juliet Photography for joining us and graciously taking pictures of the evening for us, you are amazing! 

Cheers! 

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   The lovely out door space at Hotel Chantelle.

 The lovely out door space at Hotel Chantelle.

Patricia and I are excited for the event and this chic space!

Patricia and I are excited for the event and this chic space!

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Loren and Jocelyn of  Naturally Delicious !

Loren and Jocelyn of Naturally Delicious!

Lovely ladies  Karen Wise  and  Sharon Becker !

Lovely ladies Karen Wise and Sharon Becker!

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Look at that lovely side swept hair on  Roey Mizrahi !

Look at that lovely side swept hair on Roey Mizrahi!

Cheers! Jaine of  Brklyn View Photography  and Laura of  Lyndsey Hamilton Events .

Cheers! Jaine of Brklyn View Photography and Laura of Lyndsey Hamilton Events.

Bobby of  RWagner Photo  looking summer chic in white!

Bobby of RWagner Photo looking summer chic in white!

Melanie  MixTape Coverband ! 
The  talented    Leigh Anna  and her assistant!

The talented Leigh Anna and her assistant!

Such a good crowd!

Such a good crowd!

Loved the light fixtures....

Loved the light fixtures....

Jove Meyer ,  Melanie  and  Sharon  looking radiant!

Jove Meyer, Melanie and Sharon looking radiant!

With the lovely  Amber Gress ! Aren't you just in  lust   with her shoes?!

With the lovely Amber Gress! Aren't you just in lust  with her shoes?!

Love that hat  Chellise !

Love that hat Chellise!

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Courtney of  Love + Brain films  and  Alana .

Courtney of Love + Brain films and Alana.

Ashley  is all smiles!

Ashley is all smiles!

Fromt left: moi,  Ashley ,  Erica ,  Jennifer .

Fromt left: moi, Ashley, Erica, Jennifer.

Meghan of  And Here We Are !

Meghan of And Here We Are!

     Meena  and  Rebecca  looking so radiant!

 Meena and Rebecca looking so radiant!

What a fab trio!  Sara ,  Katie , and  Roey !

What a fab trio! Sara, Katie, and Roey!

 Wedding vendor pow-wow!

 Wedding vendor pow-wow!

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Night all! ( Chellise  and  Patricia )

Night all! (Chellise and Patricia)