Last weekend I had the pleasure of organizing a 49th birthday in Tahoe. My client and I had so much fun planning we are already scheming our next event! For Andy's birthday party festivities we kicked off the weekend with a round of golf on Friday at Edgewood. Him and his closest friends had a blast playing 18 holes on this scenic course.
Saturday was the main event, his guests met at Lakeside Marina just a short walk from the strip and jump aboard the Rum Runner. The guests were then greeted by Round Hill Pine's signature cocktail the Pain Killer in Andy's Fur-ty Ninth branded cups.
This scenic venue is owned by the U.S Forest Service and is the best kept secret in Tahoe. The tent is closed off enough so you feel protected by weather but open enough that you can enjoy the views of the lake. We worked with Milkman Creations to create a brand and theme through out the event.
Andy's nick name was the Fur Man back in college, hence "Andy's Fur-ty Ninth". We incorporate this phrase into almost every element of the party. We used different times in Andy's life as a theme for each table.
"Young Fur Pup" - His younger years.
Punahou High - High school years
"Go Broncos" - Santa Clara University & lacrosse
"2534 Chestnut" - post college living in SF in the 90's
"International Man of Mystery" - World cup and travels
"Andy is Fore-tee Nine" - Golf Trips
The "Fur Gear" station was a huge hit with the guests.
BBQ by Blue Angel Cafe
Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture
Shot Ski & Boozy Pops
Sunsets & Sweet Dance Moves
We had so much fun planning this party! From start to finish it was great getting to know my client, his friends and have a great turn out for his event.
Say good bye to rose gold accents and hello copper! This wedding season is going to be all about this pretty metal. We have pulled a few of our favorite accents to give you some spring wedding inspiration.
Eleven Decor Shop on Esty is selling darling copper tea light holders. These can be place virtually anywhere during your wedding. How cute would these be on cocktail tables with some greenery?
Dress up your reception with these copper chargers from Wayfair. These can be paired with white dinner plates or pick a fun pattern!
Keep florals simple and bold by arranging them in these oversized copper dipped vases from Anthropologie.
How adorable is this cake stand by Amalfi Decor? This 12" stand is perfect for a small bride and groom cake.
The possibilities are endless! Tell us some of your ideas.
Until next time loves,
Tin & Twine
If you are newly engaged or planning a Fall 2017 wedding here's a few of our favorite looks for weddings right now. These amazing vendors and shop owners have created such beautiful items we just couldn't help but share!
Photo by Jessica Hill
Adding unique pieces such as this rustic fireplace mantel can define and dress up an indoor or outdoor space. This design team combined modern and floral pieces adding a touch of elegance to the vintage piece.
How gorgeous is this bouquet!? We can't stop admiring the big bold flower choices mixed with the greenery. It's absolutely stunning!
Photo by Lauren Scotti
We have been eyeing these ribbons from Tono Co for quit some time and we just know these rouge collection ribbons would embellish even the most beautiful bouquet!
Photo by Tono Co
These hexagon tiles from Etsy could be a place setting to let guests know where they are supposed to sit. You could also add their table number and use the tiles as escort cards. If you have good handwriting or know a friend that does this would make for an easy wedding DIY project. If not, pick them up from this adorable Etsy store.
Last but not least the tablescape for our whimsical fall inspired wedding mixes raw elements such as a wood table and feathers, with elegant chargers, dishes, and floral arrangements. You'll notice the same big flowers in the bouquet make an appearance on the table. The pops of burgundy with the greenery adds a balance of color to this tablescape.
Photo by Lila Wilson Weddings
We hope you love our Whimsical Fall Wedding Inspiration! Until next time loves!
Our guest bedroom is finally done! This room not only functions as a guest room but also as my own personal closet/dressing room, my work/creative space & last but not least my place to watch chick flicks when my husband is watching sports on every other device in the house!
I am constantly nesting! My husband thinks I have ADD when it comes to home decor and can't stand it if I come back with throw pillows. But hey! I love home decor, and I especially love a good DIY project. I'd say just about every month, season or holiday I am always trying to freshen up our home. We are currently renting a three bedroom home in Concord, CA. This picture is one of our guest rooms which we call "my room," basically, it's my closet! More recently I have turned it into my office, check out my next post to see how dramatically this space has changed!
As you may have noticed, there was no rhyme or reason with this room before I refreshed it. This room primarily had a hodgepodge of furniture and decor I have collected throughout college and post-college. Now that we are married and started adulting, we decided to give this room some much-needed TLC. It also gave me a chance to show off my personality and create a space that inspires me every day!
I tried to do this room on a budget! I didn't spend more than $200 to transform this room completely.
Here's a list of items and links to where I purchased them. (A few items are no longer available).
These curtains were purchased to hide the hideous blinds! To allow the natural light to shine through and make the room feel more open, I chose a lighter color for the curtains.
I love a good piece of furniture that has been refurbished. I transformed my drabby grey dresser into an antique looking piece.
A lot of TLC went into this project, as well as, a few sips of whiskey ;). There is something very cathartic about using power tools. I had such a great Saturday, sanding, painting and screwing on the handles. It is so rewarding to see the finished product (pictured below).
Come back and see the complete room transformation of our guest room! Until next time babes.
Tine & Twine
The Zumper team enjoyed their Cinco de Mayo fiesta, which included colorful decor, a taco bar, delicious churros, DIY photo booth and let's not forget the margarita machine!
Looking for amazing tacos in SF? Then look no further this taco bar was catered by Tacolicious. We had chicken, carnitas and veggie tacos and of course I added beans and rice.
Chalkboards are an easy way to dress up any buffet, especially using cheeky sayings such as "taco' bout a party!"
Yummmmm... enough said about these churros from Rosa Mexicano. Everyone LOVED these churros, especially dunking them in chocolatey goodness and sweet strawberry sauce.
Put the lime in the coconut and shake it all up! We enjoyed sipping on these tasty margaritas courtesy of Raff's Tropical beverages. The team was so excited and surprised that we brought a margarita machine into the office.
Who else is obsessed with the oversized gold balloon fade!? Well, this girl is, and I couldn't help but put together this colorful "Cinco" photo booth backdrop. The great thing about these is you don't need to use helium if you are sticking them on the wall like I did. We ended up running out of our helium and got resourceful with a bike pump!
Emojis are all the rave right now and who can resist these emoji masks?! We loved acting out emoji expressions in our DIY photo booth!
Thank you Zumper for letting me style and plan your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
Tin & Twine
I had so much fun setting up this sweet yet simple table scape. Check out my previous post to find out more about the details! We had the best weather for enjoying breakfast in the backyard. I served the food buffet style in the kitchen and had a mimosa/drink bar set up outside. Everyone had such a great time and definitely left full!
Tin & Twine
This past Easter I threw a small brunch with our closest family and friends. I live for hosting and throwing events, so, of course, I went all out! This is one of three posts, in the first, I'll walk you through my design choices and where I found a few items. The second post will show off the final set up and the third I'll cover the menu.
I hand made the spring sign by using a few simple items.
First, decide what you want to write. I practiced on a sheet of paper first and then in pencil spelled out my desired word. Next, trace over the pencil in blue paint or stick on your letters.
Set aside the banner until the paint has dried. When ready measure and cut the lace to fit the bottom notches of the flag. Use your glue gun to fasten the lace. Next, measure out your ribbon and string through the banner loops at the top. Display where desired.
I am currently obsessed with creating my floral arrangements at home. I bought six spring arrangements at Trader Joe's and then combined them to create two large arrangements and several smaller ones.
My gold chargers were a gift from our wedding, but you can shop them online at Pottery Barn. The napkins were handmade by my mother-in-law, she included my favorite garland print and our initials.
Does anyone else check the dollar bins immediately when you enter a Target!? Well, this girl does! You can find some pretty sweet deals including those glass juice containers I used for mimosa mix. They are versatile, and they were only $3! Can't beat that. The white bunny was also in the seasonal section at Target.
The cutting board was a monogram gift from William Sonoma. I love to use this to display cheeses and appetizers. Dresses up any evening at home!
I wanted to add height to my table this year and went for two different sized flower vases and candlesticks. All of these, I found at Beverly's for a very reasonable price. I now use the vases all over the house whenever I have fresh flowers.
Stay tuned to see how I set up Brunch and check out my tasty menu.
Tin & Twine
All the recent rain has made me crave grilled cheese and tomato soup. I put an adult spin on this kid classic and added some delicious ingredients. You can make grilled cheese with several variations. I love to add tomato and meat to mine. My advice is to add your favorite sandwich toppings and sauces then fry the sandwich in a pan flipping each side. I’ve also seen people use a waffle maker. I opted for our new Panini press from Crate and Barrel!
Grill Cheese Sandwich
Sourdough bread or your favorite sliced bread
Horseradish cheddar (deli counter of Safeway) or your favorite cheese
Sliced turkey or favorite meat
Sliced Pepperoncini peppers
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Mustard (Safeway)
2 to 4 tbsp. Butter
1 tbsp. Garlic
Favorite tomato soup, my favorites are Progressive tomato basil and Trader Joes Tomato soup.
1) Melt butter and add garlic, set this combination aside.
2) Heat a medium size saucepan and heat on medium/low pour tomato soup and stir frequently.
3) Heat a medium size skillet, your waffle maker or Panini press set to medium.
4) Take to slices of bread and spread the mayo and mustard evenly on both slices.
5) On one slice start to layer the toppings I typically start with turkey, next cheese then topped with tomato.
6) Sprinkle a pinch of salt & pepper on top of the tomato half.
7) Next, fork out a few pepperoncini peppers and place on the other half of bread that has the mayo and mustard. Put this half on top of your turkey, cheese, and the tomato half.
8) Take the sandwich and slather the butter garlic combination on both sides of the top layer of the bread.
9) Set one side of the buttered bread in the skillet to let it grill for a minute or so and check the bread with a spatula to see when the toast gets golden brown.
10) When one side is brown flip it over and get the other side brown.
11) Plate your grill cheese and slice your sandwich in half. Add your soup to a bowl and garnish with parmesan cheese and croutons.
Ryan and I received our plate/bowl combo platters as Christmas presents. These bad boys have come in pretty handy. We use it anytime we eat a liquid side dish. Hope everyone enjoys their rainy weekend and catches up on their favorite Netflix shows. We are venturing to Fresno for some much-needed family time. Until next time!
Tin & Twine