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for the love of baking ELIZABETH COLLING

full spring ahead 2013

blossoming shoot with elizabeth messina


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a secret garden party

contents 8 a farmhouse fĂŞte 24 bohemian rhapsody 42 you take the cake 52 all that glitters diy 56 for the love of baking with elizabeth colling 40 green scene 78 we found it on etsy 80 a grand mex-italian wedding 92 spring (a la) bar cart 94 when life hands you lemons 3

asher market alpaca blankets www.ashermarket.com


editor letter Spring is nature's way of saying, �Let's Party!� - Robin Williams

And that's what we do best, right? Play host to a wide variety of pretty parties that we hope will inspire you to celebrate in one way or another (Oh how I love what I get to do!!). We had a lot of fun putting together this issue. We invite you to flip through the season's freshest ideas from our hometown of Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, all the way to New Zealand and beyond. A common thread? Color. Everywhere we look: an abundance of bright, cheery, bold color. The gamut explodes in this issue and it leaves us doing the happy dance. We hope you experience this same excitement. Spring fever is about to hit, friends! Flip through the pages already and fall in love.

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full spring ahead 2013

ed i t o r ’ s picks

“HELLO SUNSHINE" IPHONE CASE Why? Because it's Spring and your phone deserves a new look too. www.katespade.com

such a stud It's official. I'm obsessing over everything Kate Spade and their fabulously fun and bold new line "Saturday". These vibrant studs will make your ears sparkle. Thanks Kate! vega patent perforated sandals Every season I like to splurge on a "staple shoe". This is a great Spring and Summer (possibly even Fall) sandal that's fitting for any upcoming bash you've been invited to. www.jcrew.com

bride and groom wine What a great engagement/shower gift! Help the happy couple start their wine collection with these appropriately named bottles from Saarloos and Sons Vineyard in Santa Ynez, CA. www.saarloosandsons.com


madewell arm candy I'm loving this arm candy from Madewell. The price point is perfect - allowing you to grab a few and not break the bank. Go ahead, stack'em up! www.madewell.com

do it yourself no plants succulent monogrammed planter box Typically I kill anything I try to plant but this is something even I can handle. www.etsy.com/shop/RootedInSucculents

i read it - i see it - i need it

PRINTSTAGRAM! Print your wedding, birthday party, etc.. on one of these tear-off calendars and relive the happy memories daily for a full year. My favorite part - aside from the entire thing - it's only $40! What a picture perfect steal! www.printstagr.am/calendar

love posters and custom wedding prints Express your love through a work of wall art. www.madebygirl.com


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FARMHOUSE

fĂŞte KT MERRY photography

Event designer, Joy de Vivre fashions a wildly romantic wedding retreat at the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California.


To highlight the neutral colors of the landscape, Joy chose

pops of yellow, pink and orange

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silver and rustic wood

were used to blend the colors with highlights


Last years harvest made for the perfect Spring menu! The result was an ensemble of chive and goat cheese tea sandwiches, spring pea and mint soup, and apricot hand tarts.

As a nod to the farm location, Joy styled the whimsical invitations on an old cutting board. To continue with the natural yet elegant look, Joy chose a set of silver flatware that resembled tree branches and matched them with hand-molded ceramic plates and vintage champagne coupes, which felt so much more sweet than traditional flutes.


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credits Concept & Design Joy de Vivre - www.joydevivre.net Photography KT Merry - www.ktmerry.com Venue Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse www.figueroamountainfarmhouse.com Florist Kelly Kaufman Design www.kellykaufmandesign.com Silverware Classic Party Rentals www.classicpartyrentals.com Stationery Linea Carta - www.linea-carta.com Video Lola Film & Video - www.lolavideo.net Dresses Ines de Santo - www.inesdisanto.com Oscar de la Renta - www.oscardelarenta.com Hair & Makeup Luna Bella Makeup Art www.lunabellamakeupart.com Plates Christiane Sutherland www.etsy.com/shop/christianesutherland Wooden Rentals Found Vintage Rentals www.foundrentals.com Food SBB Gourmet Catering - www.sbbgcg.com

click HERE to see a VIDEO from the shoot


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Mr. Porter Stainless Steel and Leather Automatic Watch

Paul Smith Shoes Diamond-Patterned Socks The Art of Shaving After-Shave Gel Unscented

Salvatore Ferragamo Caesy Lace Up Shoe

Aesop MR PORTER Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit


Dolce & Gabbana Satin and Leather Belt

Burberry Round Enamel Check Cuff Links

TURNBULL & ASSER Mr. Porter Contrast-Edge Silk Pocket Square

Burberry London Trefyorth Solid Dress Shirt

Molton Brown Fresh Bushukan Citrus Body Wash


The Strapping Man Make Smith Leather Goods Key Chain with Clip

Bi-Fold Credit Card Wallet

Business / Credit Card Sleeve

Custom Flask Cover We love everything about Santa Barbara craftsman Steven Soria's leather goods. Nothing says "thanks for being by my side" better than a rugged smelling leathery skin that's actually useful. Want to get personal? Everything is completely customizable. Visit www.makesmith.com and gift your groomsmen with something good.

Work Belt


Bohemian Rhapsody CBS Life Stylist, Catherine Bachelier Smith, inspires us with

a tropical affair on the bluffs L'Auberge Del Mar Resort Del Mar, California

braedon photography

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Credits

Wedding Coordinator & Wardrobe Stylist CBSLifestylist www.cbslifestylist.com Venue L'Auberge Del Mar Resort www.laubergedelmar.com Officiant John Stein Florist Isari Flower Studio tam@isariflowerstudio.com Photographer Braedon Flynn Photography www.braedonphotography.com RENTALS

Classic Party Rentals www.classicpartyrentals.com Pow Wow Vintage Rentals www.powwowvintagerentals.com DJ Andy Clockwise andyclockwise@gmail.com Band Rey Fresco Band www.reyfresco.com Lighting DJ Rey www.reyfresco.com Cake www.breadandcie.com www.tartinebakery.com Hair/Makeup Evelyn Sanabria www.makeupbyevelyn.com


FLUTTER PICKS cene

s n e gre

FOREVER GREEN + MINTY FRESH free people limited edition printed skateboard

dv by dolce vita sloane' bootie

west elm veronica turned leg chair

steven alan mismatched triangle studs

milly 'addison facile' patent moonlit peep-toes leather www.bhldn.com clutch


essie nail polish greens

deborah lippmann spring 2013

free epople dipped phoenix boot

free people ombre hair chalk

fishs eddy jade pitcher

bocce's bakery dog biscuits green remedy tin kate spade new york 'circe' 63mm metal aviator sunglasses 41


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You take the Cake! showering our

FLUTTER BRIDE with chic confections

Jacqueline Pilar Photography


Flutter Bride, Samantha Hutchinson, and her two girlfriends (Sydne Summer of the fashion blog, Sydne Style & Shauna Miller of the fashion blog, Penny Chic), cruised over to Duff's Cakemix in Los Angeles for an afternoon of cake decorating filled with frosting, sprinkles and fun! If you've never been to Duff's Cakemix, this place will give you a sugar high! Floor to ceiling-Duff's is packed with absolutely everything a girl could want to make her own chic confection.

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From the type of cake, to the filling, to the fondant, to the plethora of decorations from the 'goodie bar', to the professional help if you need it, you will undoubtedly walk away with a little something sweet. We think Duff's takes the cake and makes for the perfect bridal shower, birthday party, or afternoon treat with your friends. Pop some bubbly and let's make a toast to our bride-to-be! Cheers, Sam!


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F LU T T E R D.I.Y.

All that Glitters We were inspired by our Flutter Bride for this DIY. It's so simple and if you're anything like us, you probably already have all of the necessary materials in your craft cabinet. What You'll Need - Blank card stock of your choice - A fine tip glue pen - Glitter - Envelope (optional) Take a glue pen and draw a design or write your message on the card. Cover the glue-area in glitter, shake off the excess, and let dry. It's really that simple. For the shower invitation we painted glue on the top border and dipped it in pink glitter!

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CAKE TOPPER

What You'll Need: - Foam Brush - Coordinating Paint and Glitter - Spray Glue - Animal Toy (of your choice) Ever think of making your own cake topper? We are kind of obsessing over these playful elephants that we picked up from Michael's. To make, cover your toy with a solid coat of paint. Let dry. Using your spray adhesive, cover the toy with a thin coat of glue. Immediately following, cover in glitter. Repeat the glue/glitter step if necessary. We decided to take it one step further and top it off with a little sign that says "You Take the Cake!"


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for the love of baking with Elizabeth Colling

Elizabeth Messina Photography


We are deliciously excited to be working with renowned Martha Stewart Food Editor and pastry chef, Elizabeth Colling. Elizabeth is a baker, artist and creative based out of Santa Barbara, California. With a talent for blending beautiful ingredients together to create artisan confections - she graces us with the perfect seasonal cake that’s suiting to serve at any soirÊe.

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Orange Blossom Cake with Honey Mascarpone Cream Makes 6 cakes

Cake ¾ cup all purpose flour ¾ cup cake flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 4 ounces (1 stick) butter 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons orange zest 2 large eggs ½ cup cream ¼ cup orange juice ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the mini bunt pans. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. Cream the butter, sugar and orange zest in a kitchen aid on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Lower speed and add dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the cream, orange juice and vanilla extract, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Evenly divide batter between the 6 molds. Bake until the cakes begin to turn a deep golden brown and the center is dry when pierced with a cake tester, about 20 minutes. As soon as the cake is removed from the oven prick the bottom with about 8-10 holes and brush with about ½ of the orange blossom syrup. Let cool in the pan. Unmold and brush top of cakes with remaining syrup. Orange Blossom Syrup ½ cup orange juice 2 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon orange blossom water Heat orange juice and sugar in a small pot over a medium flame. Bring to a boil and make sure all sugar is dissolved. Turn down heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes until the juice has reduced by about half. Add orange blossom syrup and remove from heat. Set aside until ready to use. Honey Mascarpone Cream 1 cup heavy cream ¼ cup mascarpone cheese 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey plus more for drizzling Whisk together cream and mascarpone in a cold bowl until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whisk until medium peaks form. Use right away. Dollop on cake and drizzle with honey.


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the Secret Garden Party styling and design ~ all the frills photography ~ jel photography

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about all the frills melanie holt, founder of all the frills, is a boutique event stylist based out of auckland, new zealand. one look at her portfolio and our hearts truly skipped a beat! her innovative table designs, use of color and natural materials make for a really pretty party. check out melanie at www.allthefrills.co.nz

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test tube flower vase

filled with fresh cut flowers works well with single flowers or even herbs. there’s something so revealing and pure about seeing the stems.


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cakes, cakes by jan ~ treats, richmond larder

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we found it on

"ETSY" click on any image to check out some of our favorite etsy shops


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A Grand Mex-Italian Fiesta

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Santa Barbara, California

lavender and twine photography


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Photography: Lavender & Twine / Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum Event Design & Coordination: Maren Parsons Events / Floral Design: Ambient Event Design Caterer: Scofield Catering / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew


COASTERS www.shopsocietysocial.com

OSCAR EARRINGS www.net-a-porter.com

HIGHBALLS www.anthropologie.com

HAYWORTH BAR CART www.shopsocietysocial.com

CAFTAN www.1stdibs.com MADISON AVE HUE www.essie.com 92


BAR TOOLS www.tableandhome.com

COCKTAIL NAPKINS www.shopsocietysocial.com

SWIZZLE STICKS www.shopsocietysocial.com

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail Fill a tumbler with ice. Fill three-quarters of the glass with dry champagne or prosecco. Add thinly sliced cucumber and fresh mint. Top off with Thatcher’s Elderflower Liqueur.

ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR www.liquorsnob.com

DON'T FORGET THE SWEETS! www.laduree.fr


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Full Spring Ahead - Spring 2013