Bye Felicia.. Newport Coast 30th Birthday Bash

As I worked with Cristen to plan her upcoming 30th birthday in Newport Coast, I was struggling with a theme as she didn't want the typical "dirty, flirty, thirty...etc", and who can blame her? Definitely not outside the birthday box. So in a twist on 30th ideas, I decided to focus on the fact she was saying Bye Felicia to her 20's. Milestone events (birthdays, anniversaries, and showers) are my favorite because they are more personal and allow for so many more thoughtful details. Cristen "kissed" her twenties goodbye but I am sure her 30's will be just as fabulous! Though, I wouldn't know - as I am "Forever 29". ;) xox SMJ

Event Design and Production: The Fashionable Event

Location: Private Residence, Newport Coast

Cuisine: Salt Water Catering

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Balloons: Balloonzilla

Calligraphy: Laughing Beagle Design

Love is sweet.. Newport Beach Valentine's Day Brunch

This past Valentine's Day I was doing what I love - designing an intimate gathering for a client's family in Newport Beach! This particular event was double the fun as it celebrated not only Valentine's Day, but a double birthday too! Cake, chocolate, cookies... everyone was invited! Using two of my favorite bakeries, Bottega Louie and Susie Cakes, I used my own collection of plates and cake stands to platter the desserts. When designing food presentation, I use white dishes as much as possible - let the cuisine be the star! Worth every bite. xox SMJ

Event Design & Production: The Fashionable Event

Location: Private Residence, Newport Beach

Cuisine: Fork, Knife & Spoon 

Cookies & Chocolate Cake: Susie Cakes

Sweets & Rose Petal Cake: Bottega Louie

Photography: Kimberly April Photographer

Florals: Urban Gardener

Linen: La Tavola Linen

Calligraphy: Sea Calligraphy

Lose Yourself to Dance.. Segerstrom Center for the Arts & American Ballet Theater School Opening

Though I knew at an early age I would most likely (definitely) not be a classical dancer, I was finally able to live out my ballerina dreams in the design of this event for the opening of the dance school at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California. Dramatic hues of pink florals paired with black tulle linen mimicing a ballerina's costume, the event experience was a beautiful performance. Menus featured famous dance quotes and place cards were tied to each chair using pink satin ribbon and toe shoes. Whether it's on a stage or in your kitchen, just dance. xox SMJ

Event Design & Production: The Fashionable Event

Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Cuisine: Patina Restaurant Group

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Linen: La Tavola

Florals: Bonne Fleur Florals

Calligraphy: Sea Calligraphy