Friday, March 25, 2011

My Bestie turns 30!

So there's this girl, we'll call her Nadia...she and I go waaaay back. I'm talking 15 years to date. She's pretty awesome. Listens to all my "brilliant ideas" and gives me her two cents, literally. She's my soul sister. Thankfully the one my mom never had (because I probably wouldn't like her as much) but someone who's been such an integral part of my growing up and life as a whole. She's actually the very brilliant one with so many aspirations I lose count. She's by far one of the most amazing and influential people I know making her so very deserving of this simple little post.
Despite her overwhelmingly admirable qualities, planning her own birthday is definitely not her strongest point and being that she's been a New Yorker for the past 3 years, she missed what we South Floridians soak up in the most. With sunny skies and perfect weather ahead I took her request to have a Kentucky Derby inspired, hat wearing brunch with her closest girlfriends and scouted around town for the chicest restaurant on the beach finally scoring fantastic food and service at The Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive.
Although there was not much planning or setting up to do on my part I found a way to personalize our very girly affair with just a few little details.

After a delicious and very fulfilling meal we walked across the street and propped ourselves down for an afternoon picnic complete with a birthday cuppy, strawberries and champagne.
A day filled with love, laughter and blessings for our favorite bookworm. From the look on her face and terrible tan lines, I'm going to presume the birthday girl really enjoyed herself.

As for you my beautiful friend, although a little late of a post, I hope this year and the rest to come gradually exceed all your expectations. I love you with all my heart and was so happy to plan this little something with the help of your special someone.
May the dear lord always bless you.


Photography by: Sasha de Almagro
Suga Babies (a.k.a. Cake Pops) by: Priscila Mota - P the Baker
Location: The Betsy Hotel on South Beach

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First and Foremost...

I'd like to start off this post as not only an introduction to my event planning blog pursuit but also with a THANK YOU note to those who have always encouraged my passion. While I've had the opportunity to plan and host numerous events, I've never once sat behind my desk and rambled on about all the details and inspiration that went behind the scenes. And for some those thoughts are never once crossed, but for others (I'm presuming those of you reading this blog) the smallest detail is usually the most significant in the entire planning process.
As with any business venture and/or career move I must admit I'm nervous of how this will go but I can whole-heartedly say I'm truly excited about it taking off in the fantastic world of cyberspace for other party planning devotees to appreciate.

With that said, I'd like to welcome you to my Springtime picnic inspired shoot which was proudly executed with the help of a few special people I love to call family. I decided to plan out an afternoon at the park similar to what our family does for the yearly Easter tradition inclusive of my mother's homemade Spanish Tortilla to the delicious "Suga Babies" sent by my dear P.
As with any event, the feeling of accomplishment is truly fulfilled once you see it through the lens and vision of another creative person...or perhaps that only applies to me, ha-ha. In any case, I'm thankful for yet another successful gathering. Because after the set-up, the feast and the going home, life is all about the details and the prettiest moments that are part of it all.
Hope you've enjoyed the shoot and stay tuned for many more soon to come but on another note, here's a little something else about me...see after all these years of blogging, facebooking and infinite hours of internet use, I have yet to learn how to re-design or create a cooler more appealing layout for this blog. So for now, feel free to comment your little hearts out while you bear with this generic template and enjoy my posts.
Vendor Credits:
-Photography by: Sasha de Almagro
-Cake Pops (a.k.a "Suga Babies") and Marshmallow Treats by: Priscila Mota