I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN…

Turns out I am a bit awful at keeping up with this blog but I am really, really trying. The days start out so busy and by the end of the day my creative juices have usually already flowed in so many directions that there are none left for this little blog. But I am certain I am getting better at this, you’ll see.

I figure after this long absence, this post needs to catch everyone up to speed. So, here’s the reader’s digest version of the last couple of months. At the end of August, Stef and I went to Hawaii to look at some locations for our most delightful client. We had only met our client once before this trip but by the end of it, we were fast friends. In fact, I’m pretty sure we will all be lifelong friends. Very quickly after arriving at our first destination in Lanai, we all realized this was not the right location. Within hours we completely changed our itinerary and all our vendor appointments, flew off the island and arrived at the Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona, on the big Island of Hawaii. Now, many of our clients through the years have come back with rave reviews about this particular hotel, and it’s very obvious why, IT’S PERFECT in every way. After a whirlwind few days of measuring, interviewing vendors, designing, discussing, food tasting, and Mai Tai sipping, we made it back to LA. Unfortunately, the stars were not aligned with our client’s choice of dates and we had to regroup and reconsider the location. Fortunately, I now know every nook and cranny on the islands and every fantastic vendor imaginable so if anyone is interested in a dreamy Hawaiian wedding, I’m in. Even more fortunately, the new location for this wedding weekend, is Harbour Island, Bahamas. Not too shabby! I have to say, there are certain aspects of this career that don’t suck at all. Anyhow, I was not available to go on this site visit, but Stefanie met the clients there and left no stone unturned.

Here’s the Save the Date …. pink letterpress as an homage to the unbelievably gorgeous pink sand beaches of Harbour Island. Check out the grass cloth envelope liner, very colonial. The whole thing just makes me smile.

September was our month to do good and give back. We did the annual Platinum Associates lunch for Aviva Children and Family Services, a charity very near to my heart. One of our very favorite clients in the whole world is the Co-President of the group and we have done it for four years now, this year along with the fantastic production team of Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills. The luncheon took place at The London hotel in West Hollywood and the fashion show was by                J Mendel. Gilles Mendel was there as well to show his collection. The spring line was spectacular and I got to sit next to one of my favorite ladies in the world, the inspiring Barbara Lazaroff. Love her.

October was busy with planning for a site inspection in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I am super excited about this wedding, I have known this bride for years and I was thrilled to hear of her engagement. The wedding and other events will mostly take place at the One & Only Palmilla, which is insanely gorgeous, and I cannot wait to share some of the details with you.

Invitation Inspiration

The Invitation

Promise to write upon our return from Mexico. No really, I will. Or as my four year old son would say “for real”.

Adios for now, Y