Friday, January 25, 2013

A winter Day in LA

I'm usually not the one to complain about how cold its here in LA...well because its really never this cold! Today its raining and it actually feels like we're having a Winter season. Over the holidays it was rrreeeaally cold and one crazy morning on our way to get coffee it was actually 31.7 degrees! To my East coast friends that's obviously nothing but I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was so nice to take out my heavy coat and use my scarf and go out in the cold.

Also over the holidays I had the sweet pleasure of working with Megan owner of Eat Sweets Pastry shop over in Westwood village. Some of you remember my last post on the amazing cookies she baked for my moms birthday. She needed some help in decorating her window for a Westwood village window decorating contest and I was so thrilled to be part of it. Her shop won 3rd prize!!

I was so amazed because I've never done anything like this before. It was so cool to drive by her store some days on my way home :) I made lots of huge 3D snowflakes and hung them from her tall ceilings along with a Happy Sweet Holidays snowflake banner. She brought in a tree which she decorated with strands of marshmallows that gave the store a sweet delicious aroma. I really hope it brought her lots of foot traffic and smiles to those who visited her shop! We're so excited to work together and I'm looking forward to decorating for Valentine's day :)

If you live in LA you must take a trip to Westwood Village and try Megan's shortbread cookies, nutella chocolate sandwiches, and petit tarts!! Also she makes amazing biscotti :) along with many other delicious treats.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What's in store for 2013?

So its here - the inevitable new year and everything that comes with it...I don't usually make resolutions or lists of things to do because they seem exhausting and at times can be overwhelming. Every year has its ups and downs and every January I do ponder on how this year will be and how George and I can have a more realistic approach to the new year. I think its important to strive for a balanced way of living. A balance of work and play, of study and lazy, of fear and adventure, of spontaneity and brainstorming and everything that makes up our day to day. I look forward to great moments spent by George's side, laughing and just being us. I learned a lot in 2012 - things to do and lots of what 'not' to do but overall I'm blessed and happy to be where I'm at. I'm hopeful I will have lots of things to share with you this year and that 2013 will be filled with lots of fun festivities and great inspiration.

On the sharing note did you know that I'm on Pinterest?! Yup, you can follow me here to see all my latest creations and fun finds that go along with them. I share not only party ideas, but also some of my home design ideas, and favorite places. Here are some of my latest pins…