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For those of you following along on Instagram, you know that my life has been nothing short of insanity over the last few months.

It’s a long story, but TL;DR: I moved to New York to Los Angeles in September. I moved from Los Angeles to New York in December. Yes, of course I moved all my stuff each time. Like a completely sane person.

The incredible silver lining to being in moving purgatory for the last six months is that I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite teams on both coasts.

In my brief LA “stopover” (slash “permanent move” that did not stick at all), I collaborated with HoneyFitz Events on a shoot celebrating besties.

I’m fortunate to design pieces for celebrations of love, of two families becoming one, but I don’t commonly get to design pieces for celebrations of a friend family.

I personalized these cute lil candy dishes as take home mementos for each gal.

We even created a 5’ wide banner as a backdrop for photos!


Are you a New Yorker who happens to be trying to plan a party at home? And the only space big enough to fit more than 2 people is in your living room? And the centerpiece of your living room happens to be a widescreen TV?

Pro-tip: a “backdrop for photos” is also a convenient way to hide it.

I mean. If you’re anything like me.

Just hit up your local fabric store (mine is Mood) and grab a few yards of fabric.

Add florals at the base and you’re all set.

And obviously invite your super talented floral artist friends, if you have ‘em. Like Pinky here, working magic and arranging blooms beneath the banner.

I capped it off by treating the gals to a keepsake hand-dyed ribbon for their bouquets. These are a perfect way to dress up your future arrangements.


Galentine’s Day over Valentine’s Day 4E.

Venue: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Planning & Design: HoneyFitz Events
Photographer: Tyler Chase Photography
Florals: Lark Farnum Designs
Sweet Treats: Vanilla Bake Shop
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Chairs: LA Best Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu
Wardrobe & Styling: Rose & Sage
Hair & Make-Up: Glam+Go
Calligraphy: Song & Pen
Custom Jewelry: Edward Avedis