Ranuculus Amongst Us

Ranuculus Amongst Us

We are in HEAVEN this weekend – designing the most gorgeous baby shower you
can imagine.

What makes it all the more fun and exciting, is the shower is to honour
Rin, one of our favorite brides…so we get to celebrate together all over

And there is so MUCH to toast – her exquisite taste, her amazing family,
her TWINS due in a few months.

The two fourteen foot long, European banquet shower tables will be dressed
in budding spring branches, dappled with dozens of crystal vases filled
with massed white and ivory blooms.

Romantic Ranunculus, pretty Peonies, exotic Parrot Tulips, gorgeous
Anenome…and so many more are being designed and arranged all day today.

Sneak peeks to come tomorrow – we just can’t wait to get this party started!

Tip toe Tulips

Tip toe Tulips

Spring is so intoxicating.

Chicago’s Mag Mile and nearby colorful neighborhoods are bursting with happy spring bulbs.

We asked – and we listened.

Our blog comments asked to share "spring tulip inspiration" for our big Easter show Monday morning on Windy City Live – so tune in at 9 am and watch us bring your entertaining wishes to life, right before your eyes on the small screen.

Happy weekend…and Chicago – happy spring break.

Easter Elegance

Easter Elegance

We are knee deep in writing and prepping our segment for our big Easter
celebration on Monday’s Windy City Live…

Do tell – what can we help share to inspire your spring tables next weekend?

From florals, to tables, to crafting together as a family, we’ve got a list
of ideas MUCH longer than our six to seven minute segment could possibly

Including these darling mini favor box "canisters" for sweet treats atop
your table – curated just for you in our retail gift collection at A
Perfect Event.

Let us know what entertaining challenges we can help you conquer – we are
here to make your next Easter…A Perfect Event!

photo: Amanda Hein

Room and Board Outdoor Entertaining Event

Room and Board Outdoor Entertaining Event

Join us next Saturday – and let’s toast to spring’s arrival.

Woohoo…we made it through winter! (albeit this year – the warmest, most
wonderful winter of my dreams…it’s like I packed up and moved to the
south, without selling, buying or redecorating!)

The new 2012 Outdoor Collection at Room and Board is full of jaw dropping,
fun, fabulous pieces – AND – eco design.

Imagine marvelous, made in Madison, Wisconsin or Duluth, Minnesota


Trend forward designs crafted from 100% recycled milk jugs.


And did we mention…the two most MAGICAL words in outdoor furniture

Maintenance Free.


Pop on in next weekend – and we’ll share our pairings for patio party
tables, florals, candles, and so much more.


Birthday Blooms

Birthday Blooms

Beautiful bulbs abound today – in Gigi’s favorite Daffodil blooms.

Daffodil Days on Nantucket is one of her alltime favorite family celebrations – so we created one an entire month early – right in her own dining room to honor her 85th Birthday.

The table is set with our new DL Design vases filled with almost two hundred sunny, happy Daffys.

True story – the one hundred plus daffodils weren’t open yet late yesterday – even though we had them under hot chandeliers and near windows inside the store all day.

We packed them up for the night, put them in the trunk, and ordered another one hundred that were all open – to add into the arrangements for bright, sunshiney color.

This morning, when we arrived, we pulled the tight, closed daffys out of the car and – voila! Every single one of the one hundred blooms was fully open, gorgeous and ready for the party.


In the back of a dark car overnight?

Who knew?

This morning we added in another hundred blooms – and boom – Daffy Days is here in Montpelier for Gigi to enjoy all week long.

Feelin' Loungey

Feelin' Loungey

Tonight’s birthday bash is all about:




Tasting Bars

Chic Cocktails



and F-U-N.

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