Little big temptations

I have been creating and shooting Holiday looks since May so I’m not surprised to see gift guides flooding my inbox and stores outfitted in Holiday decor. Have to say I’m loving it. But equally tempted to splurge on things I dont need but oh so want! With my birthday around the corner and a party on the calendar, Im feeling indulgent and its getting harder and harder to resist bringing home a few lovely things. This week, I fell hard for these little big temptations.

 

 

 

 

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 What have you been splurging on/indulging in lately?

xo

 

Mochatini + AphroChic + Matchbook Mag = When work is a fun rooftop soiree

Friends! I have some lovely news to share with you. My styling work is in the latest issue of Matchbook Magazine. Pgs 80-88.

You know how much I absolutely enjoy creating tablescapes. So when one of my favorite designer/blogger Jeanine Hays, invited me to style a summer party on her rooftop in Philly, I was beyond thrilled. I mean, I love this gal. She’s talented, kind, one of the most genuine bloggers, a successful entrepreneur, a lovely person….and I simply adore her.. Needless to say I was in like wine in sangria. The thought of working alongside a friend, had me doing cartwheels and making virtual moodboards at the same time…

Would you like to see how our wonderfully collaborated project turned out?

 

 

We had SUCH a lovely time. I absolutely love when collaborations like this when everything works so well together. Like magic.  We transformed her outdoor space into an extension of their home by creating a warm and stylish entertaining space. We softened the urban rooftop by playing with a forest green and candy yellow color palette. Moss balls and ornamental oregano added visual interest.

Huge thank you to Jeanine Hays and her husband, AphroChic team, Jane from Matchbook and Rachel and my wonderful hubby. Pleasure working with you all.

Also thanks to Steuben for stemware, Little Bit Heart for lovely invites, menu and placecards, Rosanna for botanical plates, Michael Aram for salt+pepper shakers, Macaron Cafe for macarons as favors. Flatware is by Dvf and polka dot bread plates by Kate Spade.

images: Rachel McGinn