Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne’s Holiday Party

One of the best parts of what I do for a living is to alway be looking out for inspiration.  Whether  for an upcoming client event or just because, I am always tucking away great ideas as I come across them to reference when I develop my own event design concepts.  Today I came across fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s holiday party via Domaine Home featuring her stunning modern LA home, a GORGEOUS cozy & chic tablescape along with some excellent recipes.  Her holiday party style is full of inspiration while keeping things simple and minimal.  She collaborated with California event planning company Bash Please, LA floral designer Moon Canyon, and chef Barrett Prendergast of Valleybrink Road.

photos by Yayo Ahumada

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The menu consisted of a spiced bourbon apple cider, a farro salad with persimmon, radicchio, hazelnuts, and mint and warm bowls of winter squash with crispy sage – sounds delicious yet still healthy which is always appreciated especially during the holidays.  You can visit Domaine for additional images of her beautiful home and the recipe links – and below I’ve pulled together some elements to get the look for this modern, minimal yet festive holiday table.


Get the Look | Jenni Kayne Holiday Party

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Wishing you an evening filled with inspiration,


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fashion to fête | holiday

With Christmas less than two weeks away, I am in full holiday spirit – I hope you are managing to take some time to enjoy this festive time of year despite the demands of the season.  It is such a busy time it can be stressful, however finding time each day to appreciate the little joys the season brings can do wonders.  I thought I’d start this week of posts off with my fashion to fête series inspired by the holidays. Some of the fashion looks are shopable and the links are provided below.

Fashion to Fete | holiday

winter white fashion //snowflake cookies
tablescape {part of a gorgeous wedding}  // girls embellished tulle skirt {30% off}
tassel necklace // reindeer
DIY marzipan tree cake decorations by oh happy day // comme des garçons neon leather wallet
tablescape // similar skirt / dress
tablescape // fashion inspiration image
black and white plaid shirt + belt + gloves // tablescape


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holiday style | the tippi sweater

Happy Friday!

I hope you have some fun plans for the upcoming weekend and that you had a great week.  The week’s are flying by with the busy holiday season, are you finding that as well? I have a lot to do to get ready for them this weekend and hope to cross several things off my list  over the next few days.  You’ve seen me blog many times before about the Tippi sweater from J.Crew.  It is just such an elegant staple.  I bought the black one last year and have had trouble giving it up to the dry cleaners when needed, so I added a few additional colors to my wardrobe this year.

I love that you can dress them up or down with skinny jeans, black pants or a skirt and find myself wearing them far more often than I would have imagined.  They are 30% off at J.Crew right now so I thought I’d share some of my favorite colors styled for the holidays.  Given the incredible sales right now, I paired each sweater up with a necklace & shoes {where possible} that are on sale so you can take advantage of some amazing deals right now.  The items featured on these boards would make beautiful gifts as well.

Festive Emerald

1 | sweater {30% off} 2 | necklace {40% off} 3 | shoes {40% off} 4 | limited

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book love | Valentino: At the emperor’s table

A good coffee table book that touches on your a personal passion of yours is priceless to have in your home and makes for a priceless gift.  A friend of mine who knows me very well gifted me with Valentino’s newest book Valentino: At The Emporer’s Table recently.  The book is newly released and features photographs by Oberto Gili and an introduction by André Leon Talley. It shows Valentino in his home, his tablescapes, and his surroundings while sharing some of his favorite recipes.  This book is a domestic goddess/fashionista/event designer’s dream!  It is of significant size so it makes quite an impression, and the photography is quite beautiful.

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holiday gift guide | sensational stocking stuffers

As promised earlier today, here is my gift guide for what I think are sensational stocking stuffers.  Stockings are one of my favorite things to gift for the Holidays.  We’ve gotten away from them the past few years but I hope to bring them back this year.  Here are my picks for her and for him this year.

POISE. Stockig Stuffers Gift Guide


For her:  a make-up staple {free shipping} // beauty accessories travel pouch

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decking the halls

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you engaged in some fun holiday festivities!! After a bit of travel last week and a very merry holiday dinner with dear friends this weekend I am very much in the holiday spirit and taking this morning to deck the halls {or in my case, my flat}. I typically decorate with boxwood greens both inside and outside with white and silver trim – here’s what has inspired me for décor this season. {click on images for sources & recipes}

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014 | for him

I hope your holiday shopping is coming along nicely!!  Today I thought I’d share a gift guide for the men in your life.  You will see that this gift guide is organized by different interests and that the items are at varying price points.  I am buying the tweed and leather gloves as I think they are brilliant.  I am also getting all of the men in my life S’well water bottles, the are sleek, incredibly practical and much safer than plastic for water.


Holiday 2014 Gift Guide | for Him


a sleek cocktail shaker // for the whiskey enthusiast // a winter tie {40% off}

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A few of my favorite things | December

December 1st!!  Can you believe it is almost the end of another year?  The holiday’s are fully upon us and the festivities kick off this evening in my world, and  I would imagine your social calendars are looking full for the next few weeks as well!  This month you can see I am inspired by the festivities of the season, overall holiday style & party dressing as we prepare for a short few weeks of celebrations with our families and friends.

Today also happens to be cyber-monday so there are some significant discounts happening.  I’ve called out the discounts associated with my favorite things below.

Here’s to a beautiful December – I hope you are able to enjoy this short holiday season as much as possible!

POISE. a few of my favorite things

1 | I had so much fun designing my Thanksgiving tablescape again this year which I shared on Instagram last week.  I am constantly inspired by great tablescapes as they play a significant role in all of the events that I organize whether large or small.  This tablescape by Michael Devine is wintery with silver and whites but also quite festive.  I love the subtle color palette with silver candelabra’s, and milk glass drinkware.  I also love his grey dinnerware which can be found here.

2 | these earrings by Alexis Bittar are festive with the silver clusters around the edge. {free shipping for US orders}

3 | I pinned this bustier on pinterest just over three months ago, I absolutely love it.  It is now 40% off  and would make the perfect holiday party top.

4 | Speaking of holiday party tops {they can be hard to find} this beaded top by Ralph Lauren is stunning! {free shipping with code FREESHIP & a discount with code CYBER14}

5 | I am loving several pieces from the Emerson Fry collection this season and these D’Orsay heel shoes are gorgeous! Perfect for a cocktail party but also to wear to business meetings.  {20% off with code SHOPFROMBED14} Isn’t that the best promo code by the way?


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2014 holiday gift guide | for her

happy day after Thanksgiving, and happy black Friday!!  Before we dive into the holiday madness…I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving and that you are recovering from enjoying an incredible meal and relaxing day with your family and friends.

Today the countdown is on for holiday shopping {can you believe it?}, and I’ve compiled a gift guide for her.  You’ll see each row has a theme, from fashion, to beauty, to travel, exercise and sleepwear/lounging wear so there is something for everyone – I’ve also called out the sales and included promo codes for sites having sales today.  Happy shopping, I hope you are able to enjoy the process during this busy time of year.

POISE. 2014 Holiday gift guide | for her


a practical statement {pom pom hat} // a cozy yet stylish sweater // healthy & safe beauty {10% off with code GIVINGTEN} // travel set // a fabulous clutch // charm bracelet // a BPA-free water bottle // fashion & function // the perfect boot // a really great scarf // for nighttime – nightshirt & brief// a beauty ritual  {25% off with code HOLIDAY25} // satin slippers {25% off with code HOLLYJOLLY} // A chunky knit throw


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2014 gift guide | gifts for the hostess

‘Tis officially the season and I am excited to be sharing my first gift guide for the holidays with you today.  Given that Thanksgiving is next week, I thought it would be fun to kick off the holiday gift guide season with gifts for the gracious hosts & hostesses opening their doors to us this season.  Hostess gifts are always important, however I think especially during the holiday season, {a busy time for everyone} I genuinely appreciate friends willing to host a party or dinner during this time. When it comes to hostess gifts, I always like to have a few on hand so when the day of the party arrives, I don’t have to run around for the perfect gift amidst the holiday frenzy.  My goal with this guide was to share unique and thoughtful options that on the lower end could simply be a thoughtful hostess gift, and on the higher end could double as a holiday gift/hostess gift depending on your relationship with the person who’s home you’ve been invited to.

Below are my picks for this season.

2014 | Gifts for the hostess


snowflakes & stars || fabulous cocktail napkins || a winter scent {free shipping} ||  table

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