Bright.Bazaar Tablescape 101 | Indian Inspired Soiree

In case you missed it last week, my monthly tablescape feature for Bright.Bazaar is live. This time we headed East for an Indian-inspired tapas soiree. A burst of bright colors like aquamarine, navy and tangerine, in vibrant patterns, played up with watercolor menus and invites, {by Little Bit Heart, thanks Jenna and Elizabeth}, and gold elephant place card holders and understated centerpiece using baby’s breath came together to create a fun party look for Fall!  I loved how my my peacock tumblers from Good Earth looked.


I have had this aqua ikat fabric from Quadrille, Inc for a while decided to use it to make napkins and am so pleased with how they turned out.

The menu cards are in a soft watercolor pattern and mounted on mini canvas’ painted gold. Dont you just LOVE!!! Jenna and Elizabeth always blow my mind with their creativity!

What do you think?

Check out the full article on Bright.Bazaar.


Brizo + Jason Wu Fashion Week NY

Long over due, finally the recap on the Brizo Fashion Week event with Jason Wu. Twice a year Brizo hosts a group of 19 influential design bloggers from around the country in NYC for a three-day design focused Fashion Week event.

As a high-end faucet brand, Brizo’s collections are innovative, sleek, timeless and above all make plumbing fashionable! I love the smart touch-technology models and the finish in champagne!!

Meeting the other bloggers, connecting with Brizo’s design team and being a part of NY Fashion Week was a fabulous experience. Interactive product-review sessions, learning about the Brizo design-process, cocktail receptions, cooking demos, attending Jason Wu’d show and an exclusive after-party with him at  MPE Penthouse, we had a fun three days which went by way too fast. A huge thank you to Brizo for hosting us and a wonderful opportunity to get up-close and personal with their brand.

Here are a few snapshots of my Brizo experience.

With truly amazing lady Lisa Mende 

my chef’s in crime at sur la table cooking demo Sarah Sarna and Whiney Porter

Such a pleasure spending three days with the Blogger19 group. These 18 ladies make being a part of this industry an honor!
Lisa Mende – Lisa Mende Design
Whitney Porter of Ferguson
Edyta Czajkowska of Edyta & Co Interior Design
Courtney Price – Courtney Price Design
Jennifer Reynolds- Jennifer Reynolds Interiors
Rebecca Reynolds – Cullinary Kitchen Designs
Lakesha Rose – L Design Group
Traci Zeller – Traci Zeller Designs
Pamela Copeman – Pamela Copeman Design Group
Christy Davis – Vining Design Associates
Sandy Espinet – Sandy Espinet
Laurie Gorelick – Laurie Gorelick Interiors
Denise McGaha – Denise McGaha Interiors
Jennifer Mehditash – Mehditash Design
Stacy Naquin – Stacy Naquin Interiors
Michele Alfano – Mod Design Guru
Image 1 by jayme thornton | all others mochatini

disclaimer: Brizo, the faucet brand for the fashion forward, invited me to New York to see its newest products and attend an exclusive expenses-paid, design-focused event during Fashion Week.



Supper at sundown party look for Bright.Bazaar

Hello dears. I’m BACK. Firstly, thank you for your emails and comments expressing concern about my absence from here. If you like Mochatini on Facebook, you might know that my site had been hacked and it took a long time to clean and fix it back. I truly appreciate your patience and am grateful you didnt give up on me.

In addition to moving to a new location, more on that shortly, Mochatini offices have been busy styling entertaining features and parties.Rising in temperatures gets everyone in the mood for outdoor entertaining. And I have been loving creating outdoor party looks.Such as this one, supper at sundown. For those know missed it over at Will’s Bright.Bazaar, I wanted to create a cozy, modern rustic tablescape on my rooftop.

Keeping the focus on stunning views of the city, I kept the table settings simple and uncluttered using elements that soften the harsh concrete rooftop. When deciding on pieces for an outdoor party, chose materials that are easy to transport, are durable and complement the surroundings rather than competing with them.

Succulents in woven baskets make easy and portable centerpieces while adding form to the table.

A make-it-yourself table cover using durable materials such as a painters drop cloth, available at most hardware stores, is ideal for windy rooftops. Create a pattern using painters tape and spray with paint for a unique design.

Include wooden elements to bring warmth and weight to the table.
Claudia of Fig 2 Design once again works her magic to create circle placecards that function as coasters. The gold dots add a touch of glam and pair perfectly with the gold-rimmed champagne glasses.
Think about lighting after sunset. Tealights in mercury glass votives protect the candle from blowing out and cast a romantic glow on the table.
And for the most important part of this supper, enjoy the beautiful views and sunset with your guests.
See more details and sources on how to create this look over at my monthly column Tablescape 101 on Bright.Bazaar.
images styled and photographed by ManviDrona-Hidalgo

Happy Friday + Birthday Tablescape for Bright.Bazaar

Happy weekend friends. This has been a very productive week. Insane busy but also really fun. And fun is what inspired this party tablescape I created and styled for Mr. Bright.Bazaar’s recent birthday. Happy, happy Will.


Pinwheels, wish flags made by guests, streamer chandelier, diy spoon artwork, Claudia’s amazing patterned stationery, custom coasters and matchboxes all come together for a cheerful bright birthday party for our fav brit, Will. A peek but check out the full feature here.

Have a fantastic weekend. xo

images: styled and photographed by manvi drona-hidalgo

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