Nikki’s Tea Series: Tea for Two

February 24th, 2017

Nikki’s passion for entertaining was cultivated from a young age when she resided in Switzerland with her family. It all started on her 13th birthday, when her father gifted her with a Meissen tea set. That planted the seed of loving collecting pieces, which has turned into an impressive collection today. With an array of amazing antiques and new finds, whether in crystal, bone china, sterling silver, or hand blown glass - she has become an avid collector of these beautiful objects over the years.

Tea Napkins
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Wedgewood china that was shipped from one of my trips to London and silver from Italy.
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Creating drama with a mélange of candlesticks in glass, silver, and crystal
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Mixing of different mediums- porcelain, bone china, and silver
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Some antique silver pieces
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Nikki’s favorite Meissen pieces given to her on her 13th birthday by her dad in Switzerland
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A variety of china - Limoges, Meissen, Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, and St. Petersburg
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Antique silver pot from Germany
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Nikki’s favorite silver set purchased in Istanbul, Turkey
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Check in next week to continue our series of tea sets ups at Nikki’s home!

Entertaining at Nikki’s

February 16th, 2017

Anyone who knows Nikki knows her passion for entertaining at home. She likes to incorporate her own collections of china, flatware, and glassware. This was an al fresco lunch held in her backyard in springtime, and the inspiration of this tabletop came from one her recent travels to Portugal, where she was able to acquire these beautiful pottery pieces. Her uncanny nack and passion for mixing fine crystal with earthen ware is apparent. Eddie Zarastian of Tic Tock provided gorgeous flowers with fruits and Braja Mandala did justice by capturing stunning shots. Elegant Baccarat and St Louis crystal stemware was combined with the Portuguese pottery.

Indigo blue and bright yellow were the two main colors, and Eddie did a fantastic job of bringing in beautiful spring colors in the flowers. Big platters were used as chargers, and solid yellow plates were combined with print to bring interest to the table. Tiny plates were set for the amuse-bouche, and all the tabletop items were paired with very rustic wrought iron furniture pieces to bring interest and drama to the table. Guests were served a decadent home cooked meal, and following the meal they were treated with a variety of teas. Good fun was had by all. Everyone overstayed their visit amidst inspiring and stimulating conversation, beautiful weather, and good company. It was a fun afternoon.

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Valentine’s Day Wish List

February 10th, 2017

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we wanted to share some of our favorite gift ideas! We hope you have a love filled weekend and week!

MVMT Watch Abbot Kinney Blvd Series
Gold accent with a pearl face and a cream leather strap. $115
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Sugarfina
Cheers to Us Champagne Gummies
Brut and rose gummies made with Dom Perignon vintage champagne imported from Germany. $9
More candies try the XOXO Bento Box 8 boxes of candy. $65
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Tiffany & Co
Key Heart Pendant in 18k rose gold. $645
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Love is Art Kit from Uncommon Goods
Express your love through art with a unique idea from artist Jeremy Brown. $36-$60
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Bouquet of Flowers
You can't go wrong with an oversized heart of roses from Jeff Leatham or classic arrangements from XO Bloom. Prices vary on bouquet.
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A Beautiful Baby Shower

February 3rd, 2017

Hi everyone!

In today's blog, I would like to share pictures from my baby shower that I was lucky enough to have hosted by 3 awesome women in my life, my mom, mother-in-law, and Youngsong Martin. I told my mom that I wanted something very simple but I should have known better that there is nothing simple when it comes to Nikki and putting together an event.
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Since I was having a boy, we chose the colors gray and dark blue and the stunning linens provided by Wildflower Linen, added the perfect touch of elegance.
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For flowers, we wanted them to be very Provençal looking in different cases to make it look less structured. The colors were yellows, whites and deep purples for the flowers and it honestly looked like spring time in November.
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It was the perfect afternoon with live jazz musicians and great company. Thank you to the best hosts for making me feel so special.
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I'm Excited to share that on January 31st, 2017 our family grew by one. Aydin Rafi Khan was born at 6:20 am weighing in at 8 lbs and 3 oz and a huge set of lungs! Needless to say, we are incredibly happy and grateful and Zayn is a proud older brother.
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Love,
Madiha

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