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Behind the Scenes: Wexlers Deli

It's no secret that we take our food very seriously around here. And it's our firm belief that the cornerstone to making waves in the kitchen is first being able to execute a really great sandwich. Which is why we've taken it upon ourselves to dig deep into the world of Wexler's Deli, the on-the-rise LA based shop that has mastered the art of the sandwich and is here today to tell the tale.  SMP:...

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Behind the Blog with So Haute

I vividly remember the first time I stumbled upon Nicole's blog, So Haute. I was unquestionably late to the game (living under a rock, I swear), but I quickly made up for it by spending the better part of the day poring through her archives. The girl is talented. There's no question. And I, of course, just had to pick her brain! Captured by Bryce Covey, there's...

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Vow to be Chic Office Tour

There are so many reasons to adore my job, but at the top of that list is to hang around with like-minded creatives. I recently had the chance to touch base with Vow To Be Chic and took the opportunity to pick their brains about all things events. From how they got their business off the ground to five things every event must have, you're going to want to read on! With photos from ...

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Spring Tablescape + IceMilk Apron Giveaway!

Despite the fact that there's still snow sprinkled throughout North America, we are officially days into spring and the excitement could not be more palatable. In celebration of this new development, we've got a handful of fun things in store. First? This incredible spring-inspired table from Christina Loucks & ...

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Graphic Print Inspired Baby Shower

For anyone that is new to the world of Bob Gail Events...you're welcome. Allyson & her team are ahhhh-mazing at making simple spaces absolutely spectacular. And this graphic inspired baby shower is no exception. From the make your own bow bar to the homeade soap favors and the cutest cakes a girl has ever seen, this little fete is inspiration overload!

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A Whimsical Thanksgiving

At long last, Thanksgiving is upon us. And though we know it's important to show our gratitude every day of the year, it feels especially special to have a full day dedicated to just that. So thank you, our loyal readers, for being so incredibly wonderful and supportive. We couldn't, shouldn't, wouldn't want to do it without each and every one of you! And to show our thanks, we're doing it the best we know how: with a whole lot of pretty. From...

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Winter Wonderland 1st Birthday Party

Literally the moment I decided I was completely and totally done with winter, this little number landed in my inbox. A winter wonderland party designed for a tiny little lady? How could you argue with that! And if it promises to be this adorable, I suppose the season can stick around for another week or so. Captured by Ardita Kola, there's...

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5 Tips on Switching Careers with Golden Thread

Having started her career as a nurse, it wasn't long before Jennifer Welker felt that familiar tug to follow her heart down a creative path. Armed with a lot of guts and a serious eye for style, she did a 180 and started her jewelry line, Golden Thread, in 2010. Chances are you've seen some of her pieces in and around shops throughout the US (most recently...

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Opening A Bakery with The Sweet Side

I went thru a phase in my 20's where I wanted to open a bakery. A little neighborhood shop with perfect cupcakes and my someday little ones running around in pink tutus. Then I realized that I was crazy. Because opening a bakery is hard business. So today the lovely Kara, founder of The Sweet Side, is here to give us...

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

I'm a mom. Of two perfect little babies. Audrey, who is 4...with golden ringlets and a smile for days. And William, 2, who has this mischievous grin that gets me every single time. And I can say - with total confidence - that mother's around the world all want the same thing. Time. Time to snuggle their babies in bed. Time to drink their coffee. Time to make pancakes and run around in the backyard and play, really play with their families. So this little piece of Mother's Day inspiration, shot...

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Yellow & Black Dinner Party

Does anyone remember Jenna Lyons NYC apartment in Domino Magazine? Her living room was this amazing black and white space with a gorgeous pop of yellow. It seemed so alive, so modern and yet was filled with timeless details. And this party - crafted by Ooh La Love Events with photography by LMarie Photo - reminds me totally of that space. Chic, modern, style for days.

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Henry’s First Birthday Party from Alex Michele

If the love isn't evident from this incredible Peter Rabbit-inspired first birthday party Alex Michele threw for her son, we have maybe the sweetest write up in SMP Livings history to follow. Truly. It brought me to tears. So take a peek at this jaw-dropping party, peruse the rest of the gallery, and definitely, definitely don't miss this...

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Pink Baby Shower from Karson Butler Events and Anne Robert Photography

I'm totally adoring Amber's backstory to this lovely affair. We originally posted her best friends wedding shower back in 2009, and now we're back with babies on the brain. This stunning event, beautifully captured by the uber talented Anne Robert no less (I swear I can spot an Anne photo a mile away they're so darn pretty), casually celebrates a beaming mom-to be in the...

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Farewell Sweet Liberty Dinner

It's only recently that the idea of throwing a dinner party has become appealing to me. I suppose that means I'm growing up? But when I'm surrounded by inspiration of the prettiest variety day in and day out, can you really blame me? Designed by The Pen & Anchor and beautifully photographed by Ali Walker, this sophisticated dinner affair is...

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Hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange

Diet, schmiet. When time comes to host your annual holiday cookie exchange, calories really and truly don't count (you can quote us on this). In honor of this time-old tradition, we put together a few tips and tricks that may come in handy when planning your yummy soiree. We'd like to thank Melissa Jill Photography and Victoria Canada Weddings and Events for the beautiful imagery provided in the post! It definitely...

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