Weekend bliss, birthday fun + BIG NEWS

So last weekend was another celebration for my birthday. I had to have an LA celebration in addition to Miami, right? It was also a small kick off party for our fabulous new crew and LA Woman website. This dinner had some of the most stylish girls in the city of Los Angeles. How blessed I am to have been able to celebrate with fabulous friends. I got some of the most amazing gifts (notice the beautiful kate spade box in my lap? loves.)
 I just love girlfriend get togethers.

Suzanne my beautiful adopted big sis + founder of LA Woman hosted the most amazing dinner, she made an incredible pasta and the cake was absolutely to die for!
Here she is working her magic little hands.
Here is the rest of the fabulous crew... and be sure to check out their blogs too!
top left to right:
 Christine Kirk the luxury PR gal
 Crystal Gentilello Editor in Chief of Rue Magazine
 Nancy Pak the korean yenta
Nina Petronzio interior designer + owner of Plush Home
bottom left to right:
Bri Emery Design Love Fest
 Jaime Rummerfield the beautiful blonde half of Woodson + Rummerfield
me, Ashlina, La Decorista (as my mom likes to say)
and Catherine Sheppard Stylist + owner of The Life Styled

With all of these fabulous women taking over the world one business at a time, you could imagine how fun a girls get together would be, no?
So now for the big + exciting news...
The soiree was also a bit of a farewell party as I have packed up my things and am heading off to NYC next week! I am so thrilled to be making to be taking over to New York. It's something I have wanted to do forever. I have several projects in the works in Manhattan and I am ready to get those moving forward. So many exciting things happening.
I will keep you all posted on everything that happens of course. 
And don't worry, I'll be back in Los Angeles before you know it! 

*images via crystal G.

10 things that rocked my world in South Beach, Miami

A quick re-cap of the amazing time we had in Miami for my birthday! 

1. The view from our hotel in Miami was absolutely killer. We enjoyed coffee on the balcony and watched on as the sun rose and set...the perfect girls weekend backdrop.
2. My birthday bouquet...pink roses, pink peonies and lime green hydrangeas (my favorites). Such a beautiful combo!
3. Instead of cake I had the most incredible Thai Donuts from World Resource Cafe. Deelish! 
4. A super fun crew of ladies to spend your birthday with! Tricia, Erika, Angela, Bianca (not pictured)  and Tuyet...i heart you!
5. My new favorite decor store in the world Nest Miami! I was wowed by the amazing items in this store. Completely gorgeous...you would die! 
6. Shopping on Lincoln Ave. always rocks my world. We spent an entire day shopping the fun boutiques and eating brunch at the fun restaurants on the strip. My favorite...sushi samba.
7. Out of all the hotels in Miami the Mondrian has the best bar and poolside view. Super swanky and chic. All the furniture was oversized and so very Alice in Wonderland.
8. The best part of the weekend was the fact that I got to wear a beautiful tiara to my birthday party at the Fountainbleu...we danced the night away. 
9. Poolside moments watching the sunset...very relaxing.
10. Beach time was so much fun, nothing beats the beautiful blue water! As much as I love the California beaches, there is something very tropical + european about the beaches of South Beach.
We had the best time! 

birthday magic...

Wow. I can't believe its my 30th birthday. I am beyond excited for this fabulous year.
Lots of surprises to share with you and super exciting things to come!
I'm so thankful for God who has given me so many blessings and I am more excited than ever for it to finally be here. Yay!
 I so wish you could all be in Miami to celebrate with me...how fun would that be?
At least for now, put on your dancing shoes tonight and celebrate with me! 
I'll be rocking my new birthday tiara...and dancing the night away...
A big thank you to all of you who have sent me birthday wishes already! I'm having so much fun reading them. I feel like we are celebrating together.

Style-icious Sunday {sophisticated birthday elegance}

sophistication.... elegance... femininity...
are everything I want to feel this coming week because its my birthday week and I'm turning the big 3-0!
I am absolutely so excited about this birthday and the coming year. My best girlfriends and I are heading down to Miami to luxuriate in the beauty of palm trees and tanning lotion. We love to play and shop on Lincoln and the Miami design district is always a fun treat. Facials, pedicures, and lounging in robes is our mission. It makes me appreciate all of the elements of sophisticated style that I want to experience this year. Ooh la la.
So in love with all things elegant and feminine....

images via.... everythingfab. elements. dustjacketattic.

they took miami

my favorite show to watch on lazy sunday afternoons is 'keeping up with the kardashians'. now khole and kourtney took off to miami and opened their newest store...DASH. its adorable im sure...we are planning to go to miami for my birthday so hopefully we will get to do some DASH shopping! :)