Book Launch Love


I have been left speechless.

Since Tuesday, I have wanted to share all the beyond beautiful details from our Book Launch…

But I couldn’t speak.



I spent the entire day walking on cloud nine.

To be prepping and loading and driving to OUR VERY OWN book launch…

It was just bigger than I could wrap my head around.



The entire idea of the party was such a dream.

The hostess, the most dear of clients for ten years running now, wanted to celebrate the book in her gorgeous, sunny home, sharing our work among friends and family.



The partners that joined us to celebrate were such a dream team – we couldn’t even breathe for excitement.

Toni Patisserie – the Paris Petite Pastry Bar was something I have oogled over for weeks on end, every minute of every day, while walking among the rues and avenues in Paris.

It was just beyond magnificent.



Jason Geil, your photography literally captured every single, awe struck emotion running through the party.

This one above is a major favorite.

I loved watching and hearing every single guest as they walked into the Summer Garden Party – and this sums it all up perfectly.



Revae and Femme du Coupe

Oh, where to begin?

I am quite sure that your Summer Garden Cocktail Bar will absolutely, positively, NEVER be forgotten.

I know that personally, the entire week long, I have craved your Raspberry Cilantro Ete Framboise.



And last, but not least, Elaina, Boutique Bites.

Where to begin?

First, look at you silhouette style above – ow ow!

Smoking hot chef extraordinaire – in the house!



And what I love most about Elaina, is that her heart and her food is just as beautiful as she is.

The mouthwatering menu – which everyone devoured – ever so daintily – but of course – was brilliant.



Fig Media – we cannot WAIT to see your super cool video creation.  Thank you!

And of course, to our team at A Perfect Event, who busted out divine details 24×7 in between so many other important parties and celebrations.

Rachel Schwanz, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Jessica Reagan, Inga Evenchick…you are all so important to every element of our booming business.

So there you have it.  It took me two days, but I can finally form a few words.

Some grateful sentences.

Without waterworks, all over my keyboard, just trying to muster up my emotions and my sincere appreciation.

For Jason Geil’s full post, click here:

So many book parties coming up in June/July – stay tuned!

A bientot…

Hot Hydrangea

Hot Hydrangea

Hot stuff is headed down to our friends at University of Chicago today.

Who can resist bright, bold Lilly Pulitzer happy pinks and greens this summer?

We love a thoughtful collection – mixed glass cylinder containers in varied heights and widths…

Summer florals in heavenly hues of Hydrangea, Summer Stock, Dutch Tulips and brilliant apple green Viburnum.

Here’s to summer!

Book Launch!

Book Launch!

Today’s the day!

Our first book launch celebration.

A dear client, one I have worked side by side with for the past ten years, is throwing an intimate, elegant garden party soiree in lil’ ol’ A Perfect Event’s honor.

I shall remain speechless, in awe, and overcome with gratitude the entire day long.
Happy Hinsdale – here we come!

Garden Party Sweet Treats

Garden Party Sweet Treats

Ooh la la…

To match the incredible couture garden crafted cocktails from Revae and
Femme du Coupe..

Elaina at Boutique Bites has designed a menu straight from my dreams.

Beyond my dreams!

And to highlight the savory menu of passed and towering pyramids of

Toni at Toni Patisserie has baked up the most beautiful petite sweets and
treats I have ever seen.


How will we ever sleep tonight?

Alas, sugarplums won’t be dancing through my head…but instead we will be
envisioning tomorrow’s handpainted patisserie:

Petit Fours painted in celadon with blush pink and lavender flowers
Mini Chocolate Fudge Cakes with lavender flowers, celadon leaves
Mini White Buttermilk Cupcakes with lavender buttercream and blush pink
flowers, celadon leaves
Stacked cookie cakes to coordinate with colors
Small Flower Shortbread Cookies, assorted flower shapes and colors
Lavender French Macaron
Mini Chocolate Salted Caramel Tarts
Mini Strawberry Mille Feuille

Merci beaucoup Toni.

You are the stuff that dreams are made of.

Toni Patisserie and Cafe
The Sweet Art of Celebration. Established in Hinsdale since 1994 now open
in Chicago.
65 E. Washington, Chicago
Tel (312) 726-2020

Boutique Bites Bravo!

Boutique Bites Bravo!

> Want a sneak peek of our Garden Party Book Launch tomorrow?

> Well, I hope you are ready for a mouth-watering moment or two, compliments
> of Chicago’s very own Elaina Vasquez, and her catering team at Boutique
> Bites.

> We’ll start with these passed works of art – and yes – you guessed it –
> several plucked right from the Leap Year party featured in A Perfect Event
> – the book!

> Mango-Shrimp Lollipops (my absolute favorite)
> Chicken & Waffles (my very close second favorite)
> Lobster Tacos (my third very favorite)
> Mini Chicago-Style Hot Dogs
> Mini Cheeseburgers
> Mini Vanilla Milkshakes
> Popcorn Chicken in Mini Popcorn Boxes
> Turkey & Swiss Tea Sandwiches with Bag O’ Chips
For your next party – big or small – she’s all yours!

> Elaina Vazquez | owner & executive chef, Boutique Bites Catering & Events
> 5717 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

photo: Carasco Photography, for Boutique Bites (also from A Perfect Event,
the book!)

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