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i know that "cute" is not a word typically used to describe good design, but in my world, it is. if it's your first reaction to say, "aww... how cute!" then it must be just that! "C-U-T-E." and i'm talking about so incredibly, ridiculously cute that the most masculine of men will even say those three words without thinking twice about it.

and so that is what i hope to share with you on my blog...

a combination of really unique ideas, simple thoughts that come randomly into my mind, along with "cute" designs that i've designed or come across.

Monday, October 5, 2009

new words to live by...

a quote by Daisaku Ikeda:

"To lose heart just because of one or two failures is shortsighted indeed. Life is a long journey. Youth should go forward with courage, realizing that the more often you fail, the firmer the foundation you are building for your future life and happiness."

la dolce vita

i recently had the honor of helping plan my cousin joan's 40th birthday party.  when an italian party was decided on, i immediately knew the theme would be "la dolce vita," which translates to "the sweet life" in italian.  what a perfect way to celebrate a birthday milestone, with a night full of all the sweetest things in life... food, drinks, music, and an intimate party with your closest friends and family.

from classy invitations by in a card to set the theme and tone of the evening...
to a complimenting and really "sweet" party favor...
each party favor, by in a card, had a little thank you note tucked inside and was sealed with a picture of joan when she was a little girl to remind everyone that she is "fabulous at every age!"
for decorations, i arranged fresh flowers and candles throughout the house
freshly picked from the downtown L.A. flower mart that morning, with the help of joan's husband, jonathan, who is also by the way the person responsible for throwing this fabulous party to honor his wife
5 different wines plus italian cream sodas to wet the palette while enjoying caprese salad, chicken parmigiana, lasagna and garlic bread from a wonderful local deli, claro's italian market
and what party wouldn't be complete without dots cupcakes (served with a side of cannoli of course, from claro's)
it was a wonderful party enjoyed by all and hopefully a very memorable one for the, always fabulous, birthday girl.


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