1. Brushes & Bubbly Event

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    I am so excited to share a glimpse into the “Brushes & Bubbly Event” I hosted at my home in Miami alongside event planner and blogger Jessica of The Celebration Stylist. Our goal was to bring together a group of Miami’s top bloggers and influencers for a night of painting, mingling, and delicious drinks and it exceeded our expectation. We partnered with an array of fabulous brands to bring the event to life and each one made it more gorgeous than the next! Get excited for some Pinterest-worthy photos!!

    First things first, I cleared my foyer furniture to create a “vintage painting studio” space. We worked with South Florida Vintage Furniture Rental Company Love in Vintage who brought the most elegant wooden tables, mis-matched vintage chairs, and even the adorable chalkboard sign reading “Sip before you sit”. Then for flowers, we had the incredibly talented team of Always Flowers & Events create the prettiest mix of arrangements. I gave a closer look at what they created for each table – including a lush garland in this FH post.

    I was also so excited to debut Lenox China’s newest china, the Casual Radiance Collection {just named by Architectural Digest a must-have trend!} at the event. I decided to do what I do best and set my dining table “dinner party style” so the gals could take it all in {all the details in this FH post}. The ladies then dined with the dinnerware during the cocktail hour.

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    The attendees were greeted by an adorable welcome sign designed by Small Moments alongside handsome bartenders serving our perfect end-of-summer beverages, Pampelonne Rosé lime Wine and Sangria, all served in their adorable mini cans with a straw! We then spent the first hour of the event mingling, snapping instagrams, and enjoying appetizers.

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    Next up was the painting class led by Bottles and Bottega {a company in Miami that does painting and wine parties}. Each guest had a canvas {from Shindigz}, paint brushes, and oil paint waiting for them at their seat and the teacher led a  class on how to paint florals. The bloggers enjoyed more cocktails and many laughs as they worked away perfecting their masterpieces. I must admit we had some fabulous artists in the bunch!

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    After the painting ended, we headed to the family room for dessert. We Take the Cake created two of the most gorgeous cakes for the event – this floral one below as well as painting themed one that was in the first few photos. To end the evening, guests took home Swoozies swag bags complete with Villeroy & Boch vases and Swoozies Cookie Jars.

    It was such an amazing night and I must say that hosting event is becoming one of my new favorite elements to my business. I am really looking forward to hosting more throughout the holiday season!

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    See more behind the scenes on social media with hashtag #BrushesandBubbly.

    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively Photography

  2. Flower Garlands & Lenox China

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    How stunning is this table? I love that the element of the flower garland table runner suddenly takes this beautiful china to the next level! So today I wanted to share details on the gorgeous garland and sweet little arrangements, as well as a look at the beautiful gold China by Lenox, because with the Holidays around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for new pieces for your Holiday table. This tablescape was actually a display table I created for the Brushes and Bubbly Event I hosted at my home last week. A group of select Miami Bloggers attended a night of…

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  3. Host a Dinner Party on your Patio this Fall

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    I am so looking forward to entertaining on my patio this Fall, swapping those hot sticky summer nights for that cool Fall breeze. So for this year’s first Fall tablescape I partnered with the always gorgeous brand, Juliska, to create the a perfect mix of casual elegance for my ideal dinner outdoors. I paired my timeless wedding registry picks, the Juliska Amalia Wine Glasses and the Graham Footed Water Goblets with some of Juliska’s more casual dining pieces, the Acanthus white Dinner Plate {oven, microwave, dishwasher safe}, and the Berry & Thread Ice Blue Scallop Charger Plate, which is the prettiest blue! My favorite Juliska…

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  4. Dinner Party Spotlight: Decor Gold Designs

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    Today’s Dinner Party Spotlight is an incredibly talented Decor Blogger, Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs. Another gal that I met through instagram {and take one look and you will see why!}, I am so happy to now be a follower of her site. From decor tips, to home tours, to shopping guides, if you are a decor lover you will easily get lost on the site. Jennifer’s dining room though is seriously a swoon-worthy space. I am in love with the elegant bench… the mirror… the chandelier… I am pretty sure eating off of paper plates in this room would still…

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  5. Prettiest Party Drinks

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    When it comes to hosting a special event, you want cocktails that will have your guests oooh-ing and ahhh-ing, so in today’s post I wanted to share some of the prettiest cocktails I have made over the last year on Fashionable Hostess that will do just the trick! Here they are… Starting with the images above… the prettiest drinks of all can actually be the result of over-the-top garnish! Here I took champagne glasses, dipped the rim in honey and then followed immediately with gold sugar to make this beautiful sugar rim {which of course is edible!!}. After filling with rosé champagne,…

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