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This Birthday Bash Has Gone Camping and It’s Wildly Cute

When you take two adorable 4 year olds, a mom as talented as they come and a big ol’ birthday bash you know what you get? This Camping themed celebration designed by Doreen Corrigan for her insanely cute twins. Party hats, camping inspired treats and a canoe + faux fire combo are just a few of the goodies tucked inside. See the full party from teepee to pine tree cake right here.

Our Sweet Twin’s Finn & Reese are Christmas babies. Having a birthday so close to the holidays has always proven tough to plan an event to celebrate their special day. Four was the perfect age to start and they invited a few pre-school friends over to celebrate their big day! Their only request? A camping themed birthday party.

 They love to cozy up in their sleeping bags, make forts around our home, and go on scavenger hunts adventures with Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, Capricorn birthdays always promise cold temps so we wanted to have fun activities for the children to enjoy inside our home. Each child had their own personalized teepee to decorate thanks to the amazing Malia at Studio M Limited.

 Deanna at Cake and Flower Paper artfully water colored both their invitations and scavenger hunt cards. The kids had a blast hunting through our home for flashlights, gummy worms, trail mix, flowers, pinecones and fake bugs… All in which they were able to take home in their treat bags.

Caroline with Caroline’s Kitchen Table prepared and styled all food for the event. The food was kid friendly piggy backing off the camping theme…. Complete with berries, firewood, and ham and cheese sleeping bags.

 For dessert even Mom and Dad enjoyed savoring the delicious dirt cups, shortbread teepee sugar cookies and out of this world chocolate birthday cake with butter cream cheese frosting. All the beautiful balloons created the perfect backdrop for pictures and for the kids to play with. I hope you grab some winter birthday party inspiration for our event.

Photography: Doreen Corrigan | Event Design: Doreen Corrigan | Invitations: CakeandFlowerPaper | Balloons : American Balloon Company | Camp Corrigan Sign: PARTYsimplified | Camp Pennant: Three Potato Four | Campfire & Canoe: Land Of The Nod | Feather Banner: Lings Moment | Food & Styling: Carolines Kitchen Table | Paper Teepees: Studio M Limited | Wood Pencils, Glass Jards, Birth Straws, Minature Metal Pales, W: Weddingstar Inc.

This Garden Shower Could Pass as a Wedding… It’s that Pretty

At first glance, this garden party is gorgeous enough to pass for a wedding. Like the most gorgeous wedding on the planet. Fashioned after a favorite childhood classic, the Petit Prince, Bob Gail Special Events dreamed up an all white bebe extravaganza. This included greenery and garden roses galore crafted by The Velvet Garden, a line-up of delicious cakes and sweets by Vanilla Bake Shop and of course the most stunning of imagery by Elizabeth Messina. Click here for so much more!

To shower this beautiful mama and baby boy-to-be, we created an environment inspired by her favorite children’s story, The Petit-Prince. Via a custom embossed and letterpressed miniature book featuring Petit Prince-inspired illustrations crafted by Lehr and Black, guests were invited to gather at the iconic Swan Lake at Hotel Bel Air for an al fresco luncheon. G

Guests entered the party between to greenery-covered chandeliers and an archway, with the foliage spelling out the word “Bebe,” and were greeted with signature cocktails, and carefully curated tray-passed hors d’oeuvres as a French-inspired Jazz trio played background music. The escort card display featured a custom boxwood and flower wall with a lattice pattern of roses, and individual frames with each guests table assignment.

Guests were seated at long king’s tables dressed with embroidered white linen, and topped with lush greenery and cream flowers and vintage gold candelabras. Each place setting featured layers of patterned china, pewter flatware and Czech crystal glassware, hemstitched napkins and a small tied bouquet of lavender with each guest’s name hand-calligraphed to indicate their place setting.

A “library” set up with a vintage desk and lace umbrella adorned with hanging symbols from the famed Petit Prince offered guests an opportunity to leave notes of love and advice for the mama and baby-to-be and a custom lace canopy topped with umbrellas—a subtle nod to the “baby shower” with velvet furniture provided the perfect place for the guest of honor to open gifts.

Lunch featured fresh, seasonal fare while dessert was offered at a “Patisserie,” crafted from the existing gazebo, which was embellished with custom lace fabric tie-backs, flowing floral ties, and a vintage bar with the menu of the sweet treats hand calligraphed on its front. Desserts of Parisian macaron towers, and baby-themed cookies and treats alongside a handmade cake topped with a baby carriage finished off the look.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Event Design: Bob Gail Special Events | Event Planning: Bob Gail Special Events | Floral Design: The Velvet Garden | Dress: Samantha Elizabeth Designs | Catering: Hotel Bel Air | Make Up: Makeup Therapy | Hair: The Salon By Maxime | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Hotel: Hotel Bel-Air | Cake & Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop | Chair Rentals: Revelry Event Designers | Draping: BAM Draping | Invitations & Printing: Lehr and Black | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Macaron Towers: Bottega Louie | Music: Bob Gail Special Events | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin

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Tour an Office that Fully Embraces Bold and Beautiful Wallpaper

This is office is the kind of spot that I would happily move right into and probably one that employees don’t mind logging extra hours in. From bold wallpaper to Gray Malin views and lighting that completely steals the show, tour this gorgeous  Tribeca workspace of Bollare captured by Julia Robbs and prepare to fall hard for walls that make a statement.

Bollare, bi-coastal style and communications firm and newest SERMO partner, officially opened its recently renovated office at 16 Vestry Street in Tribeca. Celebrating the historic neighborhood while staying true to the agency’s surf culture roots, Bollare’s Principal Alle Fister re-imagined the space by incorporating vibrant wallpapers designed by Christian Lacroix and Fornasetti, hanging rattan chairs and custom live greenery wall, while maintaining the original hardwood flooring and industrial feel.

 Finishing touches include hand selected artwork from fine art photographer and Bollare client, Gray Malin, unique finds from Mexico and Europe, as well as affordable statement pieces, such as the chandeliers from Anthropologie.

 By capturing the open floorpan, natural lighting and high ceilings, Bollare Tribeca encompasses Los Angeles style in a downtown New York locale.

What inspired the design of your office?

Bollare has offices coast to coast, and a presence worldwide, and it is important that while we’re building the DNA and amplifying the voices of our brands, that we too, cement our voice.

Bollare’s style vibe is rooted in bold movement, aloha spirit and passion- evoking prints. This looks spans not only our offices, but ideally all of the visual elements Bollare creates around the world!

Tell us about that wallpaper!

We’re definitely not fearful of a bold paper print! The papers are from Christian Lacroix and Fornasetti. We loved the richness of each of the prints – each with their own energy yet embracing a cohesive vibe together!

What is your absolute favorite detail?

The living wall! Bringing a bit of the outside IN, especially in the cold NYC winters adds such a great energy! I also really love the executive offices that embrace the industrial, with metal and glass desks, but share our bohemian spirit accented with eqiupale chairs and , styled with shearling throws.

Photography: Julia Robbs | Office: Bollare