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An Italian Inspired Lunch In California

Partini loves to take it outside. Al fresco brunch or lunch with sophisticated theme is better than any loud restaurant or hotel ballroom.  We are enamored with this Italian country inspired outdoor lunch.

With LA’s warmer climate and sunshine, great produce, and pretty venues like Rolling Greens, there are many reasons why dining al-fresco is a good idea. Sarah Hendrix, from La Femme Epicure along with cheese-board mavens Lady & Larder and Lucini Italia, a top olive oil, tomato sauce and vinaigrette producer, created the perfect lunch event to celebrate Italian ingredients. Their mission? To enjoy the multitude of flavors that Tuscany has to offer, but more importantly to carry on the [...]

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7 Tips for Working With Flowers That All Event Pros Should Know

By Alesandra Dubin May 18, 2017

Flowers can add a major impact to events, so it’s important to pick the right ones based on season, location, and other details. Here are tips for selecting the right blooms.

1. Seasonality

It’s obvious to floral professionals, but perhaps not to event producers and designers (or social event hosts) who have a specific look in mind: Flowers are seasonal items. “Seasonality is key when deciding on flowers for weddings and events,” says George Catechis of the Fleuriste. “This will allow your floral professional to buy at in-season, lower pricing, and further allow them to work with flowers at their peak best.”

Typically, you can get the flowers you want all year, [...]

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28 Luxurious Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

HOMES + DECOR: These open-air rooms offer the best of indoor-outdoor living
TEXT BY COLLEEN EGAN
With warm days and cool nights come outdoor fêtes, gatherings around the fire pit, and afternoons relaxing by the pool. These outdoor activities are all the more enjoyable when you also have a few interior comforts to enhance the experience. These indoor-outdoor spaces from the AD archives, whether a screened porch, a pergola-shaded seating area, or an outdoor dining room, are perfect for alfresco entertaining and relaxing without exposure to the elements, whether you need to avoid blazing sun or pouring rain. Let these rooms inspire your next plein-air party (amazing vistas not included).

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Vintage Fashion is NOT Old Fashioned

I’ve always been a lover of vintage clothes. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the 60’s watching Jackie Kennedy traipsing around the Greek Isles in her Pucci mini dresses and signature sunglasses.

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It could have been that my mom was obsessed with black and white films from the 40’s that I watched along side her fascinated by the glamorous suited looks of Joan Crawford and Katherine Hepburn. Perhaps it was because I watched an impeccably and adorably dressed Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy every night after dinner.  Then again, I could blame my sister. She is 14 years older and as small girl, I witnessed her morph from prim and proper [...]

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