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The Prettiest Easter Tea Inspiration

If ever there were a time to fully embrace pastels, it would be Easter and oh is pastel having a moment with this inspiration crafted by Fluent Productions along with photography by Ainsley Rose. It’s a tea celebration packed with traditional, big spring blooms by The Flower Factory and a few unexpected treats… like cotton candy for dessert or easter eggs decorated with calligraphy. Click here for more.

Easter is such a fun time of the year and of course, what better time to host a party? Spring has just arrived and it’s such a great excuse for everyone to pull out their pastels and their spring dresses. In Vancouver, we see rain for most of the winter and we’ve been craving light and sunshine. The entire event came together using soft florals and an egg as inspiration. What we designed together with an incredible team in just under a week completely blew my mind. We pulled gorgeous home decor from one of our favorite home decor stores, The Cross and we worked with one of the most talented florists in the city, The Flower Factory to create beautiful arrangements in a variety of milk glass. The spread of food that was equally beautiful to the eye as it was delicious was provided by Liberty Bakery and our favors were provided by Petit Puf. The entire tablescape wouldn’t have been pulled together as beautifully as it was without the unique calligraphy details from September Letters. This day was so much fun to pull together. From all of the suppliers and vendors to Alex and Alicia helping us tie it all together with their beautiful gowns, to us, this shoot really reflects what hosting an event is all about. Good food, beautiful decor and fantastic company! 

Photographer: Ainsley Rose | Floral Design: The Flower Factory | Bucket Of Roses: Landeau | Cake & Pastries: Liberty Bakery | Calligraphy & Stationary: September Letters | Chocolate: Temper Pastry | Cotton Candy: Petite Puf | Decor: Upright Decor And Design | Decor: Delovely Creative | Decor: The Cross Decor + Design | Design & Planning: Fluent Productions | Hair & Make Up: Denise Elliot Make Up Artistry | Model & Blogger: To Vogue Or Bust | Model & Blogger: Alicia Fashionista | Office Space: The Duncan Building

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A Modern Easter Basket – Three Ways

Easter is right around the corner, and I have some pretty adorable basket ideas that appeal to the modern family. Plus, there is a basket for adults too. Because let’s be real, we all wish it was socially acceptable to still get in on the Easter basket action, and now we have an excuse! You. Are. Welcome. xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative

For the Young Artist

The first basket is an art basket for the innovative, imaginative, and young artist of the family! Purchase a canvas, watercolors, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, and more to make this basket one that will never vanish like chocolate eggs do (although we still love us some filled cadbury eggs), but rather be a catalyst for creativity!

Fun in the Sun

The second basket is a “fun in the sun” basket! Summer is approaching very fast, and if you’re in Southern California it might as well already be here! Fill this basket with summer necessities that your child will already need like, sunglasses, a beach towel, sunscreen, chap stick, beach toys, sandals, a beach cover up, swim suit/swim trunks, and some snacks- because whats a beach trip without some snacks? You can customize these ideas to fit your child, and add summer activities they enjoy!

For the Adults: Artisanal Treats

The last basket is one for friends and families to enjoy! It’s filled with yummy things to create your own cheese and fruit board! To make it more age appropriate I used a metal bin from World Market, and filled it with a french baguette, fig jam, olive oil with sun dried tomatoes and garlic, Mast Brothers chocolate, ginger beer, Brie cheese, and a Lift Coffee Roasters cold brew coffee. Seriously, just thinking about all this goodness makes me want to be outside on a warm summer evening pretending I am in Paris while enjoying my cold brew, and enjoying the richness of the Brie cheese. This is a basket that is not just limited for Easter, but would make a great gift all year long!

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Hope you gathered some fun inspiration for your Easter Baskets this season making this special day even more special if there’s such a thing!

Photography: The Shift Creative | Design And Styling: The Shift Creative

Alexis

Contributing Editor: Party DIY
Eclectic Pastel Easter Tablescape

With Easter coming up this weekend and Spring fever becoming a full on epidemic, this egg infused tablescape is striking a chord. It’s awash with pretty pastels and eclectic dishes that make for the happiest of spreads. Designed by Gwen Studios and captured by Made In March, this tablescape is packed with pretty egg details to incorporate this coming holiday. See even more in the full gallery.

From Sarah Del Buono of Made in March…  When Jennifer of Gwen Studios contacted me to photograph an Easter tablescape she deigned, I was thrilled. Her work is always well put together with the outcome being nothing less than perfect. I loved the mixture of textures and colors she used – all inspired by Springtime and Easter!

Photography: Made In March | Event Design: Gwen Studios

A $350 Giveaway from Society Social!

Now that we’ve introduced you to all the participants in this years Project Sofa from Society Social, it’s time to get down to business. You can spy all the details of the 10 designers plus their perfect pillow combinations in the look book here. Ready to cast your vote and enter this crazy good giveaway? Have a look at the who, the what’s and the when’s below! Hint, it includes 350 buckaroos towards the pillow shop at Society Social. Oh the damage you could do with that prize.

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The Prize: One lucky voter will get $350.00 USD towards the pillow shop at Society Social.

To Enter: Scour the look book then come back and leave a comment letting us know which couch creation you like the best!

To Win: The winner will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 3rd.

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photography: Roxy Te | Concept, Furniture & Accessories: Society Social | Lookbook Graphic Design by Grace Abbott | Sofas Designed by Ashley Brooke DesignsDominique DeLaneyGen SohrKatie SchlossMeredith MillerColor Me CourtneyJacquelyn ClarkJessie MillerRae McConvilleMandy Kellogg Rye

Project Sofa from Society Social

The day has come to celebrate the third annual Project Sofa from the wildly fabulous ladies at Society Social. It showcases 1 sofa, 10 personalities, and 58 pillows + a contest decided by YOU. Have a look at how this talented bunch designed their version of the ultimate sofa and get ready to cast your vote! Plus be entered to win a crazy good giveaway to Society Social. That’s all coming up next! First pour over these sparkling sofa creations:

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Do you have your leading lady picked out? Mull over your number one while you peruse the look book and get ready for the giveaway coming up next!

From Roxy Te OwensFor the third year in a row, I bring you 1 Society Social sofa, 10 sparkling personalities, and 58 pillows – the most ever! Each individual, all bursting with fearless personal style, has decorated her own Society Social sofa with a fabulous formation of handpicked pillows. Within each sofa story, you’ll see a distinct personality shine through and I truly hope you leave feeling excited and inspired to re-discover your own design endeavors!

Photography: Roxy Te | Concept, Furniture & Accessories: Society Social | Lookbook Graphic Design by Grace Abbott | Sofas Designed by Ashley Brooke Designs, Dominique DeLaney, Gen Sohr, Katie Schloss, Meredith MillerColor Me Courtney, Jacquelyn ClarkJessie MillerRae McConville, Mandy Kellogg Rye