The 2011 Oscars Ball Preview

February 24, 2011

I'm so excited for this year's Oscars! So many amazing movies nominated- I can't wait to see who takes home the golden statue and of course- see how the stars will be celebrating this year. The buzz isn't just who's going to win, who's wearing what, who's dating who - it's how they're going to party the night away. Here's a preview of what the Oscar's Governor's Ball will look like!

Of course LA floral designer to the stars Mark's Garden will be creating the wonderful flower arrangements! They've been at it for 18 years! With over 120 table centerpieces and arrangements to make, they've come up with three table themes: The Standard, Swing, and Latin - classic genres of music that each have their own unique vibe.

The Standard Table with shades of blue (for blues standards of course !) and accessories evoking this genre.
The Swing table-  Red hot!
The Latin table - golds and yellows
Of course this is the biggest party in Hollywood and every detail is planned to perfection. Case in point: this year's server's uniform.
Wolfgang Puck of course! The food looks delish- but I'm eyeing those chocolate Oscars and Macaroons!

I'm hoping to be able to throw my own Oscar's Party at home next year! Happy Oscar Weekend! :)

Photos: Yahoo

Art: How To Set A Table

February 22, 2011

Just stumbled upon this lovely print from Cake With Giants! It's the perfect cheat sheet and eye candy for  a modern/vintage dining space or even a little girl's room (just picturing it by a lovely antique toy kitchen and table set!). I think it would also make a wonderful favor or hostess gift.  I'd love to snag one of these and find a spot for it in my studio. 

How To Set A Table
Giclee print of an original watercolour and pencil illustration.

To view more fun pieces or to purchase this art print, visit Cake With Giants.

Serena and Lily Bazaar

February 21, 2011

Save the Date: Friday, February 25th   
Six Shopping Days for Unique and One-of-a Kind Artwork

Mark your calendars! In just a few days, Serena and Lily will be opening their online pop-up shop The Bazaar. This online-only Art Bazaar will feature one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and include the works of Andrzej Michael Karwacki, AJ Oishi, Blair Bradshaw, Bob Stang, among others. 

“Art is an integral part of our design aesthetic; we draw inspiration for our brand from the art that surrounds us. Our Bazaar began as a way to offer customers the unique decorative items we utilized in our catalogue shoots,” says Serena Dugan, co-founder of Serena & Lily. “By curating an Art Gallery online for our next Bazaar, we have taken the next step in offering our customers unique decorative pieces for all parts of their homes.”

If you're a fan of their products and their casual chic style you'll love this art collection! Prices range from $125 to $3,200 - so there's a price point for every budget. Their online doors open on February 25, and the Bazaar will last six days or until the carefully curated gems sell out.

For more information:

 Dancer in Chair, Janet Ament and Victor DeGesu. Oil on canvas, framed. $2,250
 Abstract Squares, Bella. Oil on canvas, framed. $525
Pop-Ups, Sharon Paster.  Oil on canvas and panel. $2,500.

 Pin Drop, Michael Cutlip. Mixed media on panel. $2,800.
Cruiser #1, Catherine Mackey. Mixed media on panel. $800.


Our Little Valentine

February 14, 2011

My little Natalie starring in our Valentine's gift to her papa. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago. We had a picnic in the park with gorgeous weather, some simple props, and a whole lot of love. Happy Heart's Day everyone!

Styling and Photography: Therese Jacinto
Props: Dollar Tree, Wood heart crafted by Laurel Anderson
 Sweater: Crewcuts for JCrew 
Leggings and Flipflops: Target 
Headband: Made by mama

Love Sweet Love

February 13, 2011

Let the day of romance begin! Here's a lovely custom Valentine's day arrangement of pink ranunculus and white hydrangea in a large silver lacquer box - roses aren't the only flowers that say "I love you". It couldn't be sweeter paired with our little "Breakfast in Bed" tray- topped with cupcakes, champagne, strawberries and a mini "love notes" book.

Thank you for lending me your *heart* for this shoot Laurel :)