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Here’s a peek at our glorious DIY Decadence party last Sunday, inside our studio.

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It was just so much fun – sharing new fall trends, linens, tabletop decor, and toasting to friends old and new.

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These silver trophy vases and mercury glass votives are my new favorite item in our store – they instantly dress up the table or mantle even when empty.

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The gold beaded chargers are new in our Debi Lilly Design for Safeway collection – and are a must for setting the table, bien sur.

French grey zebra cloth from BBJLinen.

Silverware and pink goblets, Halls Rental.

Floral cupcakes, Maddiebird Bakery.

Photos: Tamara Gruner Photography

Cheers to a fabulous fall!



Think Pink Garden Roses

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Sneak peek inside today’s DIYDecadence party inside A Perfect Event…

We’re tickled pink with all of our new, fabulous party trends fresh from Paris.

These lovely little irredescent cameo vases we sourced at Maison Objet – ooh la la!

The silver sequin BBJLinen is the perfect look for everything holiday – coming up quickly this fall winter, non?

Just you wait to see all of our delicious brunch for a bunch cocktails, menu, sweets and more!

Thanks to Pure Kitchen Catering, Hot Chicago Chicago, Mindy Segal, BBJLinen, Shutterbooth Chicago, Tamara Gruner Photography, Real Russian Vodka, Martin Miller’s Gin and more!

Style me Pretty Wedding Feature



Oh what fun – a beautiful feature on beloved Style me Pretty today!


We are in love with every single beautiful detail planned for our bride and groom, Anjali and Jon, at Gallery 1028.

These Debi Lilly Design dual bud vase/glasses are still a favorite from last year’s Safeway collection…can’t get enough of them.


And can you just guess where this pretty petit vase came from, last summer?

A Paris flea, bien sur.



Wedding photography stylist secret: Did you know a little rain on the streets and sidewalks makes your photos sparkle and shine?



These two.

Oh, I simply couldn’t get enough of them.

I so love it when I get to hang out with the little wedding party vips.

I wished they would never have to go home and go to bed that night…


Just breathtaking, every single bit, non?

Read the full feature on Style me Pretty, here.

photos: AveryHouse

Florals: A Perfect Event

Linens: BBJ

Lilly’s Red Velvet Flag Cupcakes

Flag Cupcakes

Lilly is twelve, and quite frankly the most fabulous baker I’ve ever seen.

As any other pre teen would do, she surfs her iphone for cupcake apps, chooses a fun new design theme based on her mood, and pulls me out the door, to the jeep, for a grocery run.

Today’s mood took her to red, white, blue and July 4th fun.

She made her list, checked it twice, and went aisle to aisle filling her basket with farm fresh eggs, berries, Twizzlers pull apart licorice, and more.

Bake any red velvet cupcake recipe you love (or any flavor that’s a family favorite), ice with white cream cheese (or buttercream) icing.

Stripe fresh blueberries up the left side in a few rows, and pull apart licorice, cutting into shorter sections, and stripe across, to resemble the flag.

With scissors cut the ends of the licorice to fit the cupcake.

Lilly pulled open the cabinets on Nantucket, filled up grandma’s Blue Willow platters with flag cakes, and delivered them to neighbors immediately, cupcakes still warm, icing oozing down the sides perfectly. Well, as soon as she finished standing still for this photo, which as you can imagine, has a soundtrack you don’t need to hear, like “Mom, seriously, I need to deliver these now, please stop taking pictures. Mom, you already took like six pictures, please STOP. I have to go now.”

Happiest of July Fourths to you and yours!

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