Seared Restaurant at One & Only Palmilla

July 14th, 2017

With our passion to try new restaurants and particularly a restaurant by Jean George's at One and Only Palmilla in Cabo, we had to make reservations to embark on yet another culinary adventure at Seared. The night was breezy and star lit sky created quite a magical feel. We arrived at the restaurant to have a completely unhurried dining experience and it was just that! Each course was more decadent than the previous course and with hauntingly beautiful live music, amazing decor and delicious food and libations, our dining experience was definitely one to not forget.




Dinner with Priyanka Chopra

July 7th, 2017

A few weeks ago we were approached by Angeleno Magazine to plan and design a soirée honoring Priyanka Chopra for gracing the cover. Need less to say we did not hesitate as we have always been huge fans of the magazine as well as Ms. Chopra. We had about two weeks to plan this dinner which was taking place at Montage Beverly Hills in the patio of Georgi Restaurant.

On the quick design walk thru, we decided to do one long table as well as create a small intimate area for cocktail Hour. Since we were going to hedge the patio, Nikki decided to do green table linen with accents of gold. Smokey mirrors were placed on top of the long tables bearing Apple green linen and custom chair covers in beige and gold were paired with the table.
Chargers on the table were layered with plain glass chargers as an under plate and another porcelain charger on top. Custom napkins, menus and place cards in gold color were placed atop chargers for a cohesive look. Flowers in sherbet color palette and candles by Grand Eclair further enhanced and heightened the drama. Once candles were lit the end result was decadent, romantic and super elegant.
Priyanka was accompanied by a close group of friends and soon after guests took their seats, she said a few words. The evening proved to be a huge success with beautiful ambiance, delicious food, lot of laughter and lovely company.

Thank you to our partners!
Venue: Montage Beverly Hills
Flowers: Grand Eclair
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Rentals: Edge Event Design & Decor
Stationery: Celebrate Florals & Invitations
Design/Planning: Nikki & Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events
Lighting: Special Occasions
Photography: Jennifer Calderon







Four Seasons Moscow

June 30th, 2017

A couple of years ago Young and I were invited for a speaking engagement in Moscow. After our sessions were finished we decided to take a tour of the city. While walking around red square, we saw the Four Seasons Moscow sign and decided to check out the hotel. The door men who are dressed in beautiful red uniforms informed us that the hotel had not yet opened but we were welcome to look around. This hotel is a beautiful property that overlooks Red Square and interiors are all Art Deco in style. As we were getting ready for a self guided tour we saw this gentleman coming towards us with a big smile. As luck would have it, the gentleman was Loga Nathan who had worked at Beverly Wilshire A Four Seasons Hotel. He had recognized me for my events at BW. What a pleasant surprise it was, to be so many thousands of miles away and to run into someone who had worked in LA. Goes to show how small this industry and today's world is!!! He was kind enough to give us a wonderful tour of the property and later treated us to a decadent afternoon tea. What a treat on a cold November afternoon.

We came back to our hotel that night ready to take a tour with our private driver of the beautiful city of Moscow before Young and I headed out to St. Petersburg.

Caio!!!












Colorful at Shady Canyon Club

June 23rd, 2017

When the elite Shady Canyon Club in Irvine asked us to do a colorful table top, we were beyond thrilled since it is right up our alley. We were given the patio area to create this eye catching and visually beautiful table top that was for sure going to be a show stopper.

Our first partner on the list to collaborate with was Raj Tents and tent color was chosen to enhance the flowers and table top items. Our dominant color was burgundy with pops of deep orange, hot pink and shades of merlot. Youngsong of Wildflower Linens designed chair covers and table linen to compliment the tent and flowers. Our China sat atop beautiful chargers and the layering created a lovely visual. Gold rimmed glasses and flatware further enhanced the cohesive look while menus, place cards, napkins tied in beautiful lotus rings finished the look. End result was pure decadence with elegance of the setting intact. Throughout the evening we had visitors pay compliments to the space and the biggest compliment for us was when most of the guests just hung out by our tent.

It was definitely an evening to remember.

Partners:
Tents: Raj Tents
Linens, Chair Covers, Napkins & Napkin Rings: Wildflower Linen
Tabletop Items: Classic Party
Venue: Shady Canyon Golf Club
Florist: Andrew Gomez
Design/Planner: Nikki & Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events






Lunch at the Haveli in Lahore, Pakistan

June 16th, 2017

A few years ago we had the pleasure and a unique experience of working with this couple who chose to hold their post ceremony lunch at the Haveli in Lahore, Pakistan. This hidden treasure lies in the old walled city of Lahore and belongs to Yusuf Salahuddin, who happens to be the grandson of Allama Iqbal. Allama Iqbal is one the greatest poets that ever lived and his poetry has been translated in multiple languages all over the world and his grandson Mr. Salahuddin holds the title of Lahore’s cultural guru. Anyone who is from Lahore and into the culture, architecture and love for old buildings, knows about this unique and stunningly beautiful jewel. The Haveli is almost two centuries old and came into the family’s possession around 1870 and has seen it all: celebrities, politicians, literati and icons. It isn’t just this aura of historical significance that shapes the appeal of the place; its careful aesthetic, maintenance and décor is the real treat.

Our couple wanted the event to be on the simpler side to ensure the beauty and integrity of the architecture was in the forefront. With minimal décor it was a treat for the family and guests to enjoy lunch in the most decadent environment.

The Haveli


The Underground Living Room


The Fountain in the Courtyard


Grandfather & Grandson


Family Treasures


A View of the Terrace Old Design & Magnificent Wood Work


A Beautiful Ancestral Box with Intricate Work


Some of the Event Details





Hip & Sexy at The Bazaar by José Andrés inside the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

June 9th, 2017

There is nothing more sexy and hip than a cocktail party, and when the venue happens to be SLS hotel and food catered by José Andrés of The Bazaar you have the perfect recipe for success. Such was the case with this young hip couple who wanted to wow their guests with amazing gastronomical experience for their pre-wedding cocktail party.

Renowned chef José Andrés, created a magical dining experience within the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Bazaar is a tapestry of beautiful dining experiences set in an indoor piazza designed by Philippe Starck. The creative designs of cocktails to inventive tapas, chef José Andrés pioneers culinary creativity. The elegant yet sexy setting is the perfect way to entertain guests.





Sexy & Elegant Intimate Dinner

May 12th, 2017

As much as we love designing and planning epic weddings, we equally love small and intimate dinner parties and when the opportunity arises, it is always exciting.
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Such was the case with this intimate dinner party for thirty of our client’s close friends. She wanted a tasting menu with wine pairing. After recommending a few caterers, our clients settled on Tres LA. A decadent menu of seven course meal was decided by the client after a long tasting.
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As for décor, client wanted something sexy and elegant. Nikki suggested merlot and black which set the tone for this winter evening. A long table covered with merlot linen was set under a canopy on client’s terrace. Black chairs with merlot pads added the glamour which was further enhanced with tall black candelabras bearing merlot candles. Runner of flowers with silver mercury glass candles, silver chargers, menu and a single hand opened rose was inviting enough for guests to take their seat at this beautiful table.
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Guests arrived dressed to the nines and were treated to butler passed rose champagne. They were then escorted to a lovely space which was set for cocktail hour. After enjoying a few tray passed appetizers and libations guests made their way to the dinner area. With soft and sultry music trio and a French chanteuse, the mood was romantic and magical. Tres LA staff did an amazing job of serving the courses while a sommelier explained the vintage French Wines that were paired with each course. Needless to say guests enjoyed the evening thoroughly amidst scrumptious food, glamorous table and decadent ambiance. The meal was unhurried and guests were completely relaxed. Like all good things come to an end, so did this unforgettable night. Our client was over the moon and we left the party like full justice was done to the table décor and food.
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Special thank you to all our vendors: Caterer/Staff: Tres LA
Linen: Wildflower Linens
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Florals: Hidden Garden

Fashion Fridays with our Met Gala Favorites

May 5th, 2017

#FashionFridays is all about this past week’s Met Gala. We are sharing our favorites from the highly anticipated evening, Costume Institute’s exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.

Our best dressed goes to the gorgeous Gigi Hadid, who always looks flawless and Monday night she dominated in Tommy Hilfiger.
Gig Hadid
Her sister, Bella Hadid, also looking fierce in Alexander Wang. Sporting a sexy catsuit to make all eyes on her.
Bella Hadid
Keeping with the black, shimmery and sexy look is Kendall Jenner, who wore a cut out La Perla gown with a body suit underneath.
Kendall
There are not many people that could rock a parrot ballgown, but Zendaya killed it. Looking glamorous and effortless she brought spring and colors to the Met Gala red carpet.
Zendaya
On a more classic and covered up side, Allison Williams stunned in a black and white Diane von Furstenberg gown, giving us retro vibes rocking blonde waves and a strong cat eye.
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Also, rocking the blonde bob, Kylie Jenner never disappoints as she looked glamorous in Versace nude gown. We are loving the embellishments and tassels really showing off her figure.
Kylie

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