Fall into Glamour // Dinner Party

Fall into Glamour

Fall into Glamour // Dinner Party

For most, the idea of Fall automatically conjures up thoughts of leaves turning colors, warm sweaters and the sweet aroma of cinnamon. As we approach this incredibly beautiful season I thought it would only be befitting to create a dinner party for my amazing girlfriends slowly luring us from the heat of the summer to the coolness of Fall.

When approaching the Fall season it’s all about texture, deliciously rich flavors, glamorous metallics, and a few elements that whisper Autumn in approaching. Get ready… Fall is here!

Fall into the season with a glamorous and chic dinner party. See the details below!

xoxo

Yaz

P.S. Recipes and additional details in posts to follow.

pop!ELEMENTS

  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Flowers: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: Private Residence
  • Food: pop! by YAZ
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ & Sage & Sparkle
  • Cocktails : pop! by Yaz

DSC_0220The incredibly talented and beautiful women who inspired this dinner.

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DSC_0330Us toasting to a perfectly chic evening with Moet Rose

DSC_0336The warm glow from the candles

DSC_0426The centerpiece featured glorious blooms of Ranunculus, Dahlias, Hydrangea,
Sea Holly Blue Eryngo, Calla Lily, Roses, Carnations, and feathers.

DSC_0435The place settings featured gold art deco chargers, white contemporary plates, black salad plates and the most beautiful antique hammered brass bowls which were made in India.

DSC_0444White Pumpkins, Anemones and crystal votive holders were scattered on the table which was covered in this gorgeous and glam black square paillette table cloth. I know what you are thinking “Yaz isn’t that sequins?” Apparently after taking a visit to the largest sequins manufacturer in the United States I discovered that there is a difference. Sequins are sometimes referred to as spangles, paillettes, or diamantes. Paillettes themselves are commonly very large and flat. You learn something new everyday.

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DSC_0488Citrus Seared Scallops with Brocolli and Cabbage Slaw, Jalapeno Puree on Grilled Eggplant

DSC_0571Braised Oxtail Orecchiette

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DSC_0555Pumpkin Seafood Paella with Mussels

DSC_0629Cinnabon Martini

DSC_0679Pumpkin Spice Mojito

Luxe Safari Baby Shower

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Luxe Safari Baby Shower

Step into this opulent Luxe Safari Baby Shower abound with golden animals and trees dripping in diamonds. In my mind, a safari should be an expedition to observe animals and nature in it’s most glamorous state.

Explore the alluring details in this Luxe Safari!

pop!ELEMENTS

  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: The Brownstone
  • Catering: The Brownstone
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Favors: pop! by YAZ
  • Cupcakes: Pink Cake Box
  • Cupcakes Stand : pop! by Yaz

44698_1560378818015_5735938_nThe Venue
The Brownstone’s Grand Conservatory proved to be an idyllic setting for this theme. The atrium’s natural light, gorgeous chandeliers and outside courtyard with fountain were just perfection!

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This table featured a custom made golden tree with strands of crystals and was accented with luscious antique white, peach and copper blooms.

Luxe safari pop by yazParasol Table
The other tables featured custom made parasol centerpieces, wrapped in strand of rhinestones with floating crystals.
The parasol centerpiece was flanked by an arrangement of peach and cream flowers.

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The mommy-to- be wanted to include elephants because in Asian cultures elephant are a symbolic animal.
Elephants often symbolize wisdom, strength and royalty. Each guest received a custom painted porcelain elephant, crystal candle holders and two candles wrapped in raffia.

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Each setting included the favors and were placed on a caramel wicker place mat

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The flowers featured blooms in peach, antique white, copper and a soft yellow

Safari Cupcakes  Luxe Safari pop by yazCupcake Stand
I created these custom cupcake stands to incorporate both the natural elements
with the wood and the glitzy side with draped crystals

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I painted each animal a beautiful metallic gold. The kids loved playing with them.

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Throughout the space were painted golden animals bedazzled with rhinestone eyes

Jewel Toned Enchanted Baby Shower

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Jewel Toned Enchanted Baby Shower

Is it just me or is everyone preggies right now? It seems like somebody put a little baby making juice in the water a few months ago.  I literally know at least 10 people in my life who are about to welcome a beautiful little pop!TOT into this world. I’m so excited!!! So, as you can imagine, me being an event producer and all many of my friends ask me about alternative baby shower themes that are not so baby-ish. You know… filled with frilly pink teddy bears, cartoons and rubber duckies. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with pastel pink, canary yellow or baby blue; however many of my sophisticated mommies-to-be prefer a theme that is timeless, elegant and a reflection of them.

A baby shower I worked on recently for one of my very best friends featured bold, jewel toned colors with a touch of glamour and whimsy. We wanted it to be refined and include some of her favorite foods in a chic way. I envisioned an enchanted tablescape set amidst a majestic garden with a live pond. Her longtime and dear friend had the most amazing house and was absolutely perfect location for it. Her home was straight out of a magazine. Originally the table was set to be outside just as I had envisioned. It was simply gorgeous! Just as the table and all of the décor was in place it began to rain! Oh no! We ran out and frantically collected all of them items. Fortunate for us her dining room was just as spectacular and regal. We set up the room and we were ready to go. No one would have known the wiser.

We offered up some of her favorite foods and snacks along with a few signature mocktails so even the mom-to-be can enjoy a few sips. Finally, we ended the day making custom onesies for the baby. It was such a wonderful and chic way to celebrate both mommy and baby.

pop!ELEMENTS

  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: Private Residence
  • Food: Monisha Akhoury
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Favors: pop! by YAZ

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Backyard Summer Soiree

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Backyard Summer Soiree

The Summer is almost coming to a close and it’s the perfect time to have an End of Summer Backyard Soiree!

pop!INGREDIENTS

  • Event Coordination: pop! by YAZ
  • Decor: pop! by YAZ
  • Flowers: pop! by YAZ
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ
  • Cocktails: pop! by YAZ and Wicked Indulgence Rum Punch
  • Catering: XQuisite Taste & Simmi’s Divine Cooking
  • DJ: DJ Vidal

Angela & Pete wanted a relaxed summer soiree which packed in their amazing friends, beautiful color and sumptuous food. Their one problem??? An absolutely empty yard. No problem for me! I quickly concepted some ideas for furniture and other decor and we were well on our way!

The décor featured geographic patterns in mellow greens and a soft golden yellow.  Relaxed, yet structured I wanted to bring in modern atheistic with vintage touches. I mixed vintage chocolate pieces such as the buffet for the dessert table and mixed it with more modern white Ikea pieces. The mix proved to be the perfect blend of both worlds.

Summer Soul Food
The menu featured robust appetizers with Latin Soul flavors

  • Mini Chicken & Waffles with Pineapple Maple Glaze
  • Truffled Mac & Cheese Bites
  • Arroz Con Pollo con Queso
  • Shredded BBQ Chicken stuffed in Honey Corn Bread Muffin
  • Deconstructed Beef Empanada
  • Mojo Shrimp Cocktail

See all of the details unfold below…

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Calla LilyHad to introduce them to Woodford Reserve  – one of my faves!

Wicked InduldenceWicked Indulgence Rum Punch

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BartenderThe servers wore newspaper boy hats, suspenders and bowties.

Deflowered Concubine PinicThe Deflowered Concubine Cocktail on a picnic blanket

DSC_0783The Deflowered Concubine made it’s debut at this event…
I will do a post on this cocktail that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

DSC_0795DJ Vidal

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DSC_0888Deconstruncted Empanadas

DSC_0835Mojo Shrimp

DSC_0823Mini Chicken & Waffles with Pineapple Maple Glaze

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DSC_0820Shredded BBQ Chicken stuffed in Honey Corn Bread Muffin

AdonisChef Adonis

DSC_0815Caramel Apple

DSC_0782bArroz con Pollo y Queso

DSC_0781Truffled Mac & Cheese Bites

Cheese PlateCheese & Fruit Platter

AngelaOur Beautiful Host Angela and her little Prince

Have a fabulous yard that needs an equally fab soiree? Call me! Stand out with pop! by YAZ

xoxo

Yaz

Sage & Sparkle Launch Brunch

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It all started with “let’s hang out on Sunday!”   Under normal circumstances with normal people this means exactly that. You. Me. Us. Hangout.  BUT, when you are talking about me, my girls and my sis/BFF… NO WAY! It somehow popped in my head that we needed to do something big and fun. Then BOOM… it came to me! You see my BFF Fallon had just launched her new lifestyle blog Sage & Sparkle and I thought it would be the perfect reason to bring all of our girls together and celebrate this great occasion.  Fallon is a super talented and creative gal who somehow can make anything look beautiful. She is able to capture the spirit of a moment and make it magical! I wanted to bring that to life somehow…

On top of creating a brunch representative of Sage & Sparkle I was also using this event as motivation to get back into the blogging world. This would b ye perfect jumpstart to my new series which will feature pop! events under $100!!! That’s right… a pop! event with décor under $100 and food under $100 that you can recreate at home.

So…. this was Wednesday afternoon and by Thursday I had pretty much flushed out the concept for the brunch which included a 17-page PowerPoint presentation. If you know me you know that’s a Cliff Note version of what I typically do.  My approach is always to select a few elements to build upon.  These elements are what ties everything together and makes it cohesive.

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  • Sage
  • Sparkle
  • Watercolor
  • Fresh
  • Whimsy

The Sage and Sparkle are pretty straight forward, but I also wanted the brunch to feel very “Fallon” which to me means fresh, clean, beautiful, casually glam with sprinkles of girly-ness.  It’s unpretentious, friendly and approachable, yet glitters with beauty and wonder.

DSC_0321The Ladies

the girlsFallon, Antoinette, Kathy, Sylvia & Christy

DSC_0312You can always count on us capturing the moment for Instagram

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A collection of our beautiful and oh so talented girlfriends. Check out out adventures as we navigate the world in search of fabulous food, fashion and fun on each of our IG pages! Fallon, Antoinette, Kathy, Sylvia, Christy and me!

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  • Standout colorful centerpiece featuring deep magenta Peonies
  • Moss runner glittered with sparkles
  • Fragrant wood boxes featuring  Sage and various fresh herbs
  • Watercolor artwork created by my pop!TOTs which guests took home as favors
  • DIY Watercolor Napkins
  • Gold and sparkly fringed photo backdrop
  • Glittered name easels

FoodCucumber Wrapped Salad
Watercolor Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Browned Sage Butter Sauce

food2Chorizo Hash and Fresh Herb & Gruyère Quiche
Green Tea & Fresh Blackberry Sweet Cakes with Mixed Berry Sauce

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  • Cucumber Wrapped Salad
  • Watercolor Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Browned Sage Butter Sauce
  • Chorizo Hash
  • Fresh Herb & Gruyère Quiche
  • Green Tea & Blackberry Sweet Cakes with a Mixed Berry Sauce

DSC_0267Gold & Baubles Cocktail

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  • The Sparkle:  Muddled cucumber, St. Germaine, Belvoir Elderflower Pressé sparkling Lemonade topped with Brut Champagne, garnished with fresh lavender
  • Gold & Baubles: Muddled Blueberries, Mango Nectar, Chairman’s Reserve Silver Rum, Peach Bitters, Lime Juice and raw sugar

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  • Mango Sparkler: Mango Nectar and Fever Tree Ginger Ale
    *Fever Tree Ginger Ale is snappy and sweet. Where ginger ales tend to be sweet or dry, this one finds a balance due to the varieties of ginger and cane sugar used.
  • The Sparkle: (Non-alcoholic) Muddled cucumber, Belvoir Elderflower Pressé sparkling Lemonade topped with a splash of seltzer for additional bubbles, garnished with fresh lavender
  • Gold & Baubles: (Non-alcoholic) Muddled Blueberries, Mango Nectar, Peach Nectar, Lime Juice and raw sugar

All of the food was made from scratch by Fallon, myself and my pop!TOTs  Brooke and Taylor
Details, how-to-guides and recipes to follow in future posts! STAY TUNED!!!

The Sage & Sparkle Launch Brunch turned out to be just divine! I had so much fun decorating, cooking, chatting and DIYing with my pop! TOTs and my girls. Fallon, I am super proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Make way for this superstar!

I said it at the top of the year, but I’m going to say it again. This is going to be an incredible year for all of us and I encourage everyone to follow these ladies in their epic journeys!  In the meantime, please be sure to check out Fallon’s beautiful blog! www.sageandsparkle.com

pop!CREDITS

  • Event Planning: pop! by YAZ
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ & Sage & Sparkle
  • Event Styling: pop! by YAZ
  • Flowers: pop! by YAZ
  • Food: pop! by YAZ & Sage & Sparkle
  • Cocktails: pop! by YAZ
  • Food Styling: pop! by YAZ & Sage & Sparkle
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Favors: Watercolor Art on Canvas: pop! by YAZ & pop! TOT
  • Napkins: pop! by YAZ
  • Gold Fringe Photo Backdrop: Sage & Sparkle