Friday, October 30, 2009

LuluKate ~ beautiful dresses

I have not started my hunt for dresses for the wedding party yet but LOVE that some of my girls are already looking for the perfect dresses. Today Jen sent me the link to LuluKate and I really liked the above dresses. I am excited because there is a boutique opening on November 11th in Seattle, Bella Bridesmaid, that will carry LuluKate!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dame Lola Trunk Show

Dame Lola's sign from her first storefront

Inside the show

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dame Lola hosted her Fall / Holiday Trunk Show in the event space at Varsity Grill. Rebecca, owner of Dame Lola had an amazing event that was filled with gorgeous must have's! We had a fun time transforming the 8,000 sq ft event space into a boutique for 3 days. We constructed 6 dressing rooms out of pipe and drape and set the room with cozy seating, fashion magazines & sexy decor. Movies played on the 157 inch screen that sat center stage as a perfect mix of tunes put together by Rebecca played throughout the room. Dame Lola shoppers were treated to 1 on 1 appointments with Dame Lola girls, champagne cocktails & appetizers. My favorite lines were Gant & Doucette Duvall.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cupcakes & Cocktails - Cupcake Martini

Last night Dulce Cupcakes hosted their Cupcakes & Cocktails event with us at Varsity Grill. Tonya and Sarah the owners & bakers of Dulce wanted a chance for their clients to sample Dulce's cupcake signature flavors and the new seasonal flavors they have to offer! My new favorite is the Pumpkin Spice cupcake. My job was to come up with 2 cupcake inspired martinis to go along with the event. Below are the yummy recipes for you to try.

Cupcake Martini
1.25 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
1 0z Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
2 oz. Chocolate Milk or Chocolate Soy Milk
Strawberry Frosting
Chocolate Sprinkles
*pictured above

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker filled halfway with ice and shake until outside of shaker is frosty. Stain into a martini glass that has been rimmed with strawberry frosting & dipped in chocolate sprinkles.

Dulce Martini
2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
2 oz Pineapple Juice
splash of grenadine

Combine Stoli Vanilla Vodka and pineapple juice in a martini shaker filled halfway with ice and shake until outside of shaker is frosty. Stain into a chilled martini glass and add a splash of grenadine. This martini tastes like a pineapple upside-down cake!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wedding Dress I love

I am loving this wedding dress by Melissa Sweet, it is the Cosmissa. I have been searching for this dress and have been unsuccessful in locating this dress in Washington so far. Wish me luck!

Drink to this: Starburst vodka at Varsity Grill

Drink to this: Starburst vodka at Varsity Grill

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Must Have for Fall

Last week I purchased this Fringe Scarf by Kersh - I bought it in charcoal grey. I bought it to keep warm on the plane (which it was perfect for) and know this is going to be a great go to piece this Fall. It is a great cotton & modal blend and has so many options!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I am on my annual vacation in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico right now and am so excited to share I got engaged last Sunday! Above is a picture of my ring. We are thinking a destination wedding next November in Mexico.

Friday, October 2, 2009

South Sound Wedding Show

One of my favorites stores - Sweet Treats & Designs! Her booth was amazing at the wedding show - I loved all the candy

Sweet, Treats & Designs - store is located at ~ North 21st and Pearl St. in Tacoma

Ice sculpture for our booth by Studio Ice

Table setting in our booth

Last weekend was the South Sound Wedding & Event Show at the Tacoma Convention Center. Above are some images from our booth (the catering division of our company) and Sweet, Treats & Designs an AMAZING store. They specialize in custom desserts - my favorite are the custom fortune cookies,home decor & gifts. If you have not been here, you must visit soon!