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A 10th Anniversary Celebrated Al Fresco

A tenth anniversary is cause to celebrate and celebrate Lilla Bello did. With flower crowns, artisan cocktails and wedding industry friends all coming together for one very magical evening under the stars. This cocktail party gone gorgeous is certainly par for the course when you are a team of floral and event design geniuses. And with the help of Leila Brewster, it has a whole gallery of snapshots to be pored through.. 

The event itself was designed and styled by Lilla Bello, alongside nine outstanding friends and ‘go-to’ vendors who all graciously jumped in and contributed their talents.

Every detail was addressed and perfectly styled to represent Lilla Bello’s brand, which celebrates color, texture, comfort, warmth, elegance and California ease. Figmint Design created and branded the event perfectly with an invitation using rich woods and lush, bold florals.

From the moment you walked into the open courtyard area, you were greeted with the warm glow of the overhead filament lighting and the sweet sounds of Joseph Eid’s acoustic notes that brought an instant smile to guest’s faces. This was not going to be a stuffy industry event!!

Jessica and Heather, of the Lilla Bello team warmly welcomed all of the guests, flower crowns adorning their lovely locks! Multiple vignettes of vintage furnishings provided by Party Pleasers Event Rentals were strewn throughout the outdoor space signaling the guests to be comfortable and carefree. Have an extra cocktail, double dip, kick off your shoes, whatever! Long communal hi-boy tables, draped in gorgeous metallic linens by Designer Specialty Linens, perfectly matched their custom made pillows that were scattered throughout the lounge areas!

The season itself called out for wild free flowing florals, bright bold colors, summer dahlias and rich autumn foliages! And boy, did Lilla Bello deliver! Did we mention the basketball hoop chandelier with a floral installation spilling out of it, adjacent to a wall of succulents housed in old rain gutters zig zagging across the side of the building where Lilla Bello calls home?

The tasty fare by Schaffer’s Genuine Foods took some good ‘ol party favorites and turned it up 10 notches! Tiny shrimp tacos, gourmet phily cheese steaks, and beet falafels unlike anything you could ever dream up! Mosey on over to a gorgeously refurbished 1954 vintage camper, endearingly known as Your Little Local, where signature cocktails of Bourbon Old Fashioned, Gin Margarita and Gentleman Jack Raspberry Lemonade are being poured! Bevmo’s genius concoctions were a huge hit alongside a bathtub of bubbly and perfectly selected wines!

As the evening progressed, the photo booth, by Toby Ogden, got busy! With a basket of fresh floral crowns at their fingertips, these industry pro’s went for it! I mean, it’s about time they had their chance to jump in the booth themselves, right?? The incredible Leila Brewster Photography, captured every moment and every detail, as she does so incredibly well!

Photography: Leila Brewster | Event Design: Lilla Bello | Floral Design: Lilla Bello | Invitations: Figmint Design | Catering: Schaffer's Genuine Foods | Acoustic Musician: Joseph Eid Music | Beverages: BevMo | Lilla Bello: At Bergamot Station | Linens & Pillows: Designer Specialty Linens | Photo Booth: Toby Ogden Photography | Rentals: Party Pleasers Event Rentals | Vintage Camper | Bar: Your Little Local

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Classic White Kitchen

Seriously? This is definitely close to what heaven looks like. White kitchens in general make me abnormally happy, but this one is perfection designed by Studio McGee. It’s a to-die-for combo of pretty patterned tile, fun lighting, and classic cabinetry. Don’t miss one brilliant corner of this kitchen here.

From Studio McGee … When I started working with this client, their kitchen had a great layout and high end appliances, but was greatly lacking in style. It was brown, beige and greatly lacking in personality. My client wanted to freshen their house and bring it life starting with the heart of the home – the kitchen.

We decided to start with a bright white foundation – we painted the walls and ceiling “White Heron” by Benjamin Moore, lacquered the existing cabinets in Valspar white and changed out the countertops. I love the backsplash because it manages to be clean and crisp, yet still interesting.To give the kitchen a more custom look, we had custom legs made for the island, added pendants and the beautiful Rohl faucet.To finish it off, the roman shade and striped runner add just the right amount of pattern and personality.

Design: Studio McGee | Faucet: Rohl | Flour And Sugar Canisters: West Elm | Pendants: Circa Lighting | Roman Shade Fabric: Schumacher | Runner: Dash And Albert | Stools: Rejuvenation | Woven Tray: Pottery Barn

Glamorous Fall Birthday Dinner

I happen to take birthdays very seriously. It’s not just a day, it’s usually a week long extravaganza and this is exactly how I envision a proper bash to unfold. A melding of birthday and Fall, glamour and dinner all with the added bonus of being a gorgeous surprise. Crafted by Affairy Events with the prettiest fall blooms by Caprice Design + Decor and photography by Purple Tree, this birthday girl is a lucky one.

As summer comes to end we tend to get sad and forget how beautiful the fall is. When we were planning this surprise birthday dinner for a birthday girl who happened to be born in September we did not want to take a risk and organize and outdoor party. Instead, we decided to bring the beautiful colours of fall inside a blank canvas space. For an eye catching contrast we chose to pair oranges with royal blue.

We are used seeing elaborate decor only at weddings and often overlook the details when it comes to planning a birthday party. You do not have to go to a happening restaurant, you can create a beautiful, festive and special atmosphere even in a private residence in Toronto. Beautiful centrepieces will make your dinner table look chic and festive. Add a luxury linen, elegant china and charger plates, seating cards and you will create an unforgettable experience for your loved one.

Photography: Purple Tree Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Affairy Events | Floral Design: Caprice Design + Decor | Invitations: Caprice Design + Decor | Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture | China: Zara Home | Rentals: Have A Seat

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