I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas Party......2010!

I love to throw parties. This year, I went with a Tacky Sweater Christmas theme. It was fun and my friends really went to town on their costumes. But next year, I am going with something more sophisticated.

I know we are supposed to be planning New Year's Eve, and Christmas is so last week, but I read about this Holiday Party theme and I had to share! It was a Holiday White Party (I know, very P. Diddy) and it was so beautiful! I have a ton of silver and "blingy" decorations, so I am ready for next year. Talk about planning ahead!

The party was styled and coordinated by Jenn Sbranti of  "Hostess with the Mostess." A fun online resource for party ideas with a "modern" twist. If you haven't seen it, you must check it out!! All images belong to her as well!


You Had Me At "Turquoise Ostrich"

Thanks Santa!!

Santa delivered lots of fun new books this year. While perusing Style and Substance, I noticed a kitchen on page 118, that I fell in love with. It belonged to Delphine and Reed Krakoff and was published in Elle Decor back in September '06. I had to see more of the house this kitchen belonged to!! When I moved to LA from NYC three years ago, I threw out a bunch of old magazines (even the first Domino!) that I could kick myself for, including this issue. Luckily, Ms. Delphine has a web site for her design firm, Pamplemousee Inc., with images. The rest of the house is just as fab. I also learned that the family put this house on the market a few years ago (thanks real estalker!) for  a cool 12 million.......worth every penny if you ask me!

The chairs are what got me. I want to do faux ostrich cushions on Elkins chairs in that color for my Dining Room!! So inspired.

Great color combo if you are doing a nursery and not finding out the sex...

All images (except my books!) belong to pamplemousse design inc...