A Sweet Fall Tabletop

A Sweet Fall Tabletop


What fun.

Yesterday was SUCH a blast, designing fall tabletop trends with our friends
Room and Board, celebrating our new book along with their fifteenth
anniversary in their stunning Oakbrook store.

Our A Perfect Event design DIYs straight from the pages of our new
book…ontop their gorgeous, must have furnishings, dining tables, outdoor
patio collections, and more.

This was my favorite tabletop – isn’t it oh so sweet?

Grocery to gorgeous baby – with all details available right in the aisle of
your local neighborhood Dominick’s:

1. Debi Lilly Design Pumpkin Spice pillar candles
2. mini jack o’lanterns
3. sugar pumpkins (for baking, in the produce aisle for pies)
4. and oodles and oodles of candy corn

Stay tuned for our step by step DIY, coming up tomorrow.

Here’s to a happy fall, full of holiday cheer.

Join us this Saturday at Room and Board, Oakbrook

Join us this Saturday at Room and Board, Oakbrook

Just two more days until Room and Board’s Fall Trends Party – are you ready?

We can’t wait to share oh so many gorgeous, elegant autumn designs:
floral, fabric, china, silver, menus, favors…

From our four favorite lovely looks for all of your fall tabletops,
including Halloween and Thanksgiving…

Our favorite Baguette Bar, straight from Paris, and lucky us – right here
with Toni Patisserie in Hinsdale and Chicago…

Fall’s picture perfect Cider Bar – dressed for the party in oversize glass
drinking jars…

An autumnal candy bar, from The CB, a candy bar at A Perfect Event…

And last – but not least – we’ll be signing our new book – one of the
prettiest hostess and holiday gift you can possibly give.

Come join us – we can’t wait to toast to fall, and celebrate Room and Board
Oakbrook style.

For more information, click here:


Let them eat Cakes!

Let them eat Cakes!

One more day!

Marie Antoinette Champagne and Let them eat Cake Fete, T-24.5 hours.

(Well, I am in San Francisco, on Pacific Time).

We simply cannot wait.

How will we ever sleep?

Like little french renaissance artisans, we will be transforming our studio
from everyday elegance to Versailles all night, all morning, all day

Sneak peek du jour, this one from Swirlz Cupcakes.

With Catherine working overtime in our studios designing the picture
perfect period paper doll cake toppers (and cutting…ooh la la the scissor
skills for the cutting.)

And you think they LOOK darling, and delicious?

Wait until you TASTE them.

Imagine Vanilla Pink Champagne cakes, paired with Vanilla Moscato Cakes, filled
with luscious Champage Sabayon.


Errrr, as Marie and Louis XVI would say, "Mon Dieu".

French Royal-tea Cakes

French Royal-tea Cakes

Sneak Peek day two inside our A Perfect Event eMagazine launch party.



Julius Meinl, you make it so easy to love you.

Look – just LOOK at what Chef Rochelle is baking up for Wednesday’s Marie
Antoinette inspired french fancy fete.
Queen’s Court Cakes, vanilla cookie, buttercream swirled with lemon curd,
toasted coconut, topped with an edible pearl.
I ask you – would Marie herself, surounded by her royal Versailles ladies
in waiting, not swoon over these beauties?
Followed by none other than King’s Chocolate Cakes, dark chocolate cookie
with vanilla cream cheese butter cream, with deconstructed bow tie.
Plus – beautiful blooming bites from Sugar Bliss Cakes, Swirlz Cupcakes,
Toni Patisserie, and more.
Two more days.
"Let them eat cake".
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SS13 Monday

SS13 Monday

Well, it’s official.

We are having the best Monday on record.

(Soon to be followed, in two very short days, by the best Wednesday we have
ever dreamed of…read: Marie Antoinette Let them eat Cake Fete, A Perfect
Event, 6 pm)

Here we sit, in sunshine drenched San Francisco Safeway HQ, surrounded by
our entire spring summer 2013 Debi Lilly Design Collection.


It is just beyond.

WAIT until you see it hit shelves early 2013.

You are going to be SO inspired to celebrate.

But for now – we can only sneak peek the details.

First up – for our new DL Design SS13 ribbon line…what six colors are
your favorite trend, fresh off the NY, Paris, Milan, London Fashion Week

I for one am channeling the mecca Burberry Prosum S/S13 metallic trench
coat parade along the London catwalk…how ’bout you?

To sit front row, among that delicious metallic fashion explosion, in
brilliant, lovely London, watch here:

Marie Antoinette Fete

Marie Antoinette Fete

Oh my.

Mon dieu.

Please oh please – join us this Wednesday, 6 pm, A Perfect Event, for our
eMagazine launch party.

Otherwise known around town as: La Fantastique Marie Antoinette Fete.

Well – you really, surely do not want to miss.

Picture a fifteen foot cake bar, covered with pleated white silk couture

Topped with our endless collection of vintage crystal cake stands,
candleabras, apothecary jars, flickering moroccan teacups and more.

Layered with Toni Patisserie’s romantic, fantasy inspired French
Renaissance menu:

La Religieuse, Choux a la Creme et Eclairs (to us, the Americans: Pate
Choux pastries filled with creme patisserie).

Biscuit Decoratif a la Marie Antoinette (handpainted sugar cookies adorned
with Marie’s favorite shoes and fancy ladies in waiting fans).

Petit Fours a la Marie Antoinette (White Buttermilk Cake filled with
Raspberry Preserves).

And this is JUST Toni’s menu – all week we’ll sneak peek the other
unbelievable sweets and treats, from Swirlz Cupcakes, Sugar Bliss, Julius
Meinl, Smilebooth, BBJLinen and more!

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