Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Egg-cellent Easter Party

"Hoppy" Easter, Nico and Lala friends!! 

As we both head out of town for Easter (Nico to NYC, & Lala to Nashville) we wanted to share Nick's 5th birthday...a party that would make the Easter bunny himself green with envy! This party was every 5 year olds dream--complete with an adorable bunny cake, every Easter candy imaginable, and let's not forget the chocolate fountain. While the kids clearly enjoyed this sweet party, we loved the bright blue and lime decor that really brought this party to life! So hop on in and check out egg-cellent Easter party!
An Egg-cellent Easter Party
Such a fun and creative party, we loved being able to add some swank to this sweet event!! We hope everyone has an amazing Easter weekend with their friends and family! Make sure to check back on Monday for a fun transportation themed bash....beep beep!



Photo Credit: BIG thanks to The Party Designers in Branford, CT for providing their beautiful pictures!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Welcome to Miami

Hi everyone!!

As we muddle through this freezing cold Chicago "spring," we can't help but think back to our January getaway to sunny Miami!!! We spent a long weekend in the tropical city in an attempt to escape the brutal weather that comes with Chicago winters. We love everything about Miami: the weather, the people, and especially the art deco style that is present all over town. Our friend Maggie joined us as we explored this vibrant city and caught some rays while indulging in some much needed R&R. Check out some pictures from our adventure that have us wishing we were back in Miami!
While most of our time was spent on the beach with tall drinks in hand, we also spent time at some of the hottest places in Miami--as we explored the very best Miami had to offer. One of our favorite spots: Prime 112, a restaurant where celebs are frequently spotted. While we didn't have any star sightings, we enjoyed a delicious dinner (courtesy of Lala's dad--thanks Dad!) at this beautiful Miami hot-spot. Another chic local we visited: The Delano Hotel. This artistic hotel is the hottest place to be both during the day at their amazing pool, and once the sun goes down at their super swanky bar. We visited the artsy Delano for drinks and never wanted to leave!
Miami may be located in the "sunshine state," but we think Miami itself is the city of color!!! Bright colors were everywhere we turned, adding to the artistic feel of the city. While we loved the pops of colors located within the city, our favorite accents were on the beaches! How cute are these colored lifeguard stands?! They are everywhere, and one is more colorful and fun than the next! 
They are incredible, right?! Only in Miami!! It was such a great trip, we can't wait to go back! Speaking of trips, both of us are getting ready to go out of town for Easter weekend. We can't believe that next Monday is already April 1st...where did the time go?! We wish everyone a great spring break, until next time! 


Nico and Lala

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Destination Wedding Welcome Bags

We would like to wish all of you a very happy first day of spring! The start of spring also brings the start of our favorite guessed season! With wedding season about to kick into full gear, we wanted to share an amazing wedding swag bag we helped create for a ceremony in the British Virgin Islands. As a thank you for traveling so far, bride Elizabeth and her husband Chris wanted to give their guests a very warm welcome to the Virgin Islands. And that's exactly what they got--with our help, they created the ultimate customized destination wedding welcome basket including everything from custom Ahead hats, t-shirts, koozies, beach towels, welcome itineraries, and playing cards (+ more!) to welcome their guests to the Caribbean. 
Destination Wedding Welcome Bags
Is this picture not to die for?! One of our favorite highlights from their welcome basket--custom Ahead hats. These hats, which are regularly worn by golf professionals, were customized with their personalized wedding logo, as well as the longitude and latitude coordinates of where their ceremony took place. The sailing coordinates, paired with the boat oars included in their logo, both symbolize the groom's love of sailing. Also included in their wedding design is a flower--the logo of the Periwinkle Shop, the women's clothing boutique located outside of D.C. that the bride owns. Both the bride and groom wanted to incorporate things they loved into their logo as a symbol of uniting their lives. Together, these items combined to make one seriously awesome logo that graced the items in their customized welcome basket.
To have and to hold, and to keep their beers cold--how cute are these koozies?! Another fun item in the welcome basket are the customized lapel pins given to each guest. Each guest was given a custom lapel pin to wear during the rehearsal dinner to alert hotel staff they were part of the wedding party, signaling an open bar.
Are those not the most amazing destination wedding welcome bags you've ever seen?! We loved being a part of this fabulous wedding...we sure wish we could have gone as we're struggling through this -8 degree Chicago weather...YIKES!
Nico and Lala