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I had the best time doing a little Cocktail Napkin DIY Workshop at the Splendid Robertson store in October. And what was not to love? Shopping (including a 20% discount), drinking, dancing and crafting…it was such a fun night with a big crowd. Event photos are below, and were all captured by photographer Kat Harris.

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The evening was hosted by the the lovely fashionistas — Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic, Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled and Mara Ferreira of M loves M. How fabulous are these three?

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If you’ve ever been to a Splendid Event, you’ll know they’re big on their crafting stations. So I was just thrilled to be asked to work on the DIY station for the Robertson store’s fall event. I collaborated with Jen Johnston of Shop Snug Haven on the craft station, which was designing a set of four Cocktail Napkins. We had the cocktail napkins pre-made, using Splendid fabric, and then selected colorful fabric that could be ironed-on to the napkins (we added heat transfer paper to the back of all the color fabric options). Guests could use a pre-designed stencil we created just for this event, or design their own shapes, cut and iron-on to their cocktail napkin. And let me just say, these ladies got into it! They were all so crafty and unique.

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I reached out to talented crew at Botany for the feminine and organic-toned floral arrangements, I’m so in love with out the turned out (as I always am!).

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That’s my friend (and collaborator), Jen Johnston, and me sharing the napkin samples. The night was loads of fun with craft cocktails shaken by The Cocktail Academy, delicious bites by Thyme Market & Cafe Catering and tunes spun by the two of my favorite ladies at Haute Mobile Disco.

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Photo Credit: Kat Harris | Splendid Robertson Store, Los Angeles

I’m so excited to be part of this fun event at Splendid, hosted by the lovely Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic, Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled and Mara Ferreira of M loves M. Sure to be a fun night with speciality drinks by The Cocktail Academy, 20% off all Splendid purchases…and a fun little DIY Workshop with me! The festivities will be at the Splendid Robertson store on Wednesday, October 22nd from 6pm – 8:30pm. Be sure to RSVP at: RSVP_Robertson@vfc.com. 

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Nothing quite says “Easter” like decorated Easter Eggs, and this year, there are more ideas than ever before on how to turn that small canvas into a work of art. To help you get started, I’ve gathered my Top Five favorite egg decorating ideas, from Gold-Leaf-Dipped to Marbleized Eggs using nail polish (don’t you love finding new purposes items you already have!?). My favorite part is all the options result in great pops of color for a Easter brunch centerpiece or festive spring decor. Resource links below the image.

Easter Egg DIY Round Up / Le Partie Sugar

Sources (clockwise from top) // Gold Leaf Eggs, Little Inspiration | Gold Confetti Dipped Eggs, Studio DIY | Marbleized Nail Polish Eggs, Camille Styles | Confetti Dot Eggs, She Makes A Home | Reverse-Painted Eggs, Vitamini Handmade

Now that October is in full swing, sharing a a few of my favorite No-Carve Pumpkins ideas for fall. I love the Chalkboard Pumpkin {1} and Tangled Yarn Pumpkins {5} to get in the Halloween Spirit without the messiness of carving a jack-o-latern. Or if you’re looking to get longer use out of your pumpkin decor, the Gold Pen Pumpkins {2}, Painted Gold-Stemmed Pumpkins {3} or Painted Address Pumpkins {6} are great options that can be displayed until Thanksgiving as part of your fall harvest decor. Or mix things up entirely and use the pumpkin as your vase, loving the contrast of the white fall pumpkin with the bright pink florals {4}.All these options are easy diy projects, in fact the glam Painted Address Pumpkin just uses gold spraypaint and vinyl address letters available at any home improvement store – but quite a statement piece, right? Resource links to all the pumpkins featured below the image. Happy October!



{Sources} 1. Chalkboard Pumpkins, source and photocredit rachelraymag.com, | 2. Gold Pen Pumpkins, lovelyindeed.com | 3. Painted Gold-Stemmed Pumpkins, chatelaine.com, photo credit Robert Caruso | 4. Vase Pumpkin, chatelaine.com, photo credit Robert Caruso | 5. Tangled Yarn Pumpkins, source and photo credit womansday.com | 6. Address Pumpkin, twigandthistle.com

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DIY :: Party Pinatas


CATEGORIES: DIY

Nothing says P-A-R-T-Y like a festive piñata! And piñatas are creeping back into the party scene in a chic new way…from gold statement piñatas for wedding decor to cute little mini piñatas perfect for personalized favors or place-settings at a fiesta! The best part about this craze is you can make these fancy little things yourself. I’ve rounded up the best DIY Tutorials (read: lots of great photos and detailed steps) so you can start crafting away, tutorial links after the photo.

DIY Piñatas // 3 Fabulous DIY Photo Tutorials // Le Partie Sugar

{DIY Resources} Mini Donkey Piñatas, photo credit Oh Happy Day, Tutorial Here // Gold Heart Pinata, Photo Credit Mary Costa Photography, Studio DIY Tutorial Here // Mini Circle Pinata, photo credit Ruffled Blog, Tutorial Here // Italic Letter F, photo credit Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day, Tutorial Here