Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the holiday music begins and all the giddy childhood images of stockings, trees, candy canes, tinsel and ornaments begin calling my name. Maybe it’s a bit tacky to some, maybe even a bit childish, but I love it.
As we get things ready for our Ugly Sweater Party in the LOFT this week, I can’t help but to daydream. Enjoy!
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We started a tradition, nearly 10 years ago, saying Thank You to our parents and grandparents. The day after Thanksgiving, we take a moment to breathe. It’s just a little of something to show them how much they mean to us. No football games, no rushing around to other houses, no kid’s table, just us and them enjoying a beautiful meal and great conversation.
This year, we invited them to our Loft gallery for an amazing Paleo approved meal I prepared (for some of the new dietary commitments). A slow cooked roast, homemade crancherry sauce, organic green beans and cashews, bacon wrapped dates (filled with almonds), persimmon salad, baked apples for dessert and more.
Below are some pictures from the dinner.
Leave it to Diddy to bring the Christmas flair
Persimmon salad, feta on the side for the Paleos
Little two-step with my dad to Bruno Mars’ Treasure.
Pageant photo circa 1997
Late night game of Black Jack, Brooklyn’s new favorite game
Around this time of year, we get pretty used to seeing the color orange. Orange has seemingly become synonymous with autumn, usually being coupled with browns, golden yellows and hints of mahogany. Today’s table is inspired by the season, but given a fresh perspective that is bright and modern.
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Just finished celebrating a long wedding weekend with a great couple and their families from all over the country. The whole weekend was just perfect in beautiful San Clemente, CA. All of our event support team were amazing and worked well on this heavily produced celebration; complete with multiple events throughout the weekend, a surprise Second Line after dinner (New Orleans Jazz Band) and photo booth. And even after more than 2 hours of dancing to our great motown/jazz band (Blue Breeze Band)…the couple topped it off with an After Party walking distance away just off the beach at Sunsets at the Pier.
Everything came together just beautifully. I loved how our design of sea accents and vintage charm worked with the custom made runners and classic Spanish-style of Casa Romantica. Stacey, Floral Occasions definitely made this vision jump off the paper. I just love it when a plan comes together. All our hard work with adjusting timelines paid off to see everyone enjoying themselves so much. And how sweet of a review the couple left as well.
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