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Styling Trio: Riviera Maya makeup artists

A good destination planner is to not only be knowledgeable of the area but to also have trusted local professionals available in the location when flying an entire team unnecessary. When working in the Riviera Maya, I turn to beauty experts, Styling Trio. Because when it...

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Sip & Stir: Classic Margarita

The margarita is light and refreshing and when made correctly has perfect blend of sweet and tart.  I recently chose to limit my sips because they're typically packed with sugar and calories.  Well, I stumbled on this simple yet lower calorie option on the Tone It Up blog that uses...

Brawley Estate Weddings

Reintroducing The Brawley Estate

Nestled a few miles north of Charlotte is a venue built on over 22 acres of land where you can literally "spread your wings".  As a wedding and event planner seeing an abundance of flat land suitable for tenting larger events is a delicious treat! It's been over a...

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Destination Wedding Inspiration for Hacienda Xcanatún

Imagine a picturesque setting nestled in the Mexican colonial city of Merida.  The privately owned and managed boutique hotel, La Hacienda Xcanatún can be dedicated to an individual wedding or for a few days or week.  Their staff provides individual attention to you and your guests hosting...

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Mexico: La Hacienda Xcanatún in Merida

Less than a four hour drive from the very popular city of Cancun lies the colonial city of Merida.  While small, Merida is full of history and charm with its own airport so if you're not up for the drive from the Cancun airport, you can arrive...

Moving In Tips: When two design styles become one

One of the most challenging things about moving into any shared space with another person is  figuring out how to merge two different design styles. "I can't believe you want to keep that old couch!" " What do you mean you don't like that duvet cover!" These are a few of...

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Las Vegas: Weddings at Aria Resort

If you think getting married in Las Vegas means Elvis themed weddings or cheesy wedding chapels well you've got it all wrong. You can have a beautifully planned wedding in an elegantly, modern designed chapel at Aria Resort. The lovely wedding team at Aria took me...

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Hey Lover: Summer Running Favorites

    Hey Lover!!  The weather is warm (correct that - HOT in Charlotte) and I've been enjoying the opportunity to workout outside.  Today I'm sharing a few of my Summer running favorites.   1.  My signature Live.Love.Party hat - Block out rays while representing #LiveLoveParty. 2.  Bright Lips -  The shades from...

How to choose wedding entertainment?

Entertaining your guests at your wedding is one of the most overlooked areas.  We sat down with Key Signature Events, a full service entertainment resource! Key Signature Events help clients choose and book the best entertainment for their events and weddings. They work with a wide variety...

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Behind The Scenes: #LiveLoveParty

If you haven’t noticed, I rebranded my event planning and design company last year which included a name change.  Even while my company's name had changed it took an additional year to fully decide what this brand would encompass.  What I've learned through this process...

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Guests of Honor: Pets in Your Wedding

When it comes to pets, there are some who undeniably consider them as a member of the family.  Whether a childhood pet or raised together with your fiance, these "fur babies" are just as significant. You've probably had several ideas or conversations about how you...

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Cape Fear Botanical Gardens Indian Wedding

Sonia and VJ hosted a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in the gardens at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville.  While Sonia is originally from Fayetteville the couple resides in the Washington DC area making it a destination wedding for over 350 of their closest family...

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How Do I?… Wear red lipstick

Bold. Red lips are so hot! Nothing helps me express my moods than playing with my makeup and I was so happy to finally find my perfect shade. Knowing that there may be some hesitation, I asked professional makeup artist Erin of Erin Ashley Makeup to share some...

Mirror Mirror: Bold lips in bridal

There are brides who are hesitant to wear a bold color, such as red on their lips, on their wedding day. I, personally love bright red and its classic, feminine feel.  Erin from Erin Ashley Makeup also loves bold lips in bridal. She educates her brides that they are going to require a...

Favorite Finds: Kristin Hayes Jewelry

I love jewelry and love it even more when it's a one of a kind piece.    One of my "Favorite Finds" are necklaces from the Kristin Hayes  Signature Collection. Kristin Hayes is a Charlotte, NC jewelry designer and creates pieces that are made custom for each wearer. What...

Favorite Finds: diptyque Candles

The diptyque candle otherwise known as a lush combination of wax and perfume, is one of my favorite finds.  With over fifty aromas inspired by childhood memories, travel, or nature you'll be certain to find a favorite, too! The diptyque story began in Paris and with scents such as...

Signature Pour: Crantucket Mojito

Add  a personal touch to your wedding or event with a signature cocktail.  A creative name will have guests remembering your event for months to come.  Consider having waitstaff ready to greet guests upon their arrival  with a cool, refreshing glass. The crantucket mojito will...

Dine In Style: Fresh Yellow Backyard

Spring.  Days begin to be longer and the weather is warmer.  All of the winter bunnies, like myself are anxious to get outdoors.  This is the time of year when I begin "cooking out" and prepping the outdoors for Summer use.  Why not go for...

Sip & Stir: Homemade Limoncello Cocktail

Limoncello is very popular to Italy. But here's a light and refreshing homemade recipe that your guests will enjoy.  You can prepare a large quantity ahead of time and chill in the fridge.  Of course, you can purchase an already made version of limoncello, however,...

Charlotte Wedding Magazine Feature

I was beyond excited when Charlotte Wedding Magazine contacted me to design their Fall 2013 magazine feature,  "Come Fly With Me".     The wedding design was inspired for an adventurous couple who enjoyed travel.  Eight whole pages of stunning images shot by Crystal Stokes Photography. Crystal is beyond talented and was a gem to work with. ...

Spring Sip & See: The McGill Rose Garden

Studio White's 'Spring and See' took place at venue member,  The McGill Rose Garden.  The McGill Rose Garden is tucked away in the corner of the NoDa community and is a perfect location for an intimate, outdoor, event. While it was one of Carolina's cooler...

Grand Opening: Studio White Vendor Sip & See

If you're a true Southerner the term "sip and see" is a very familiar one.  Traditionally, this was an event where a new mother would open her house for surrounding friends and family to visit a newborn baby. Hence, "sip" on beverages with light refreshments and...

Mint Museum Uptown Traditional Greek Wedding

Family and friends traveled as far as Greece to celebrate the union of Elaine and Jeff.  This union was special to me because of their "love story".  Elaine and Jeff met in Honduras during a mission trip- remained friends and the rest is now their future!  Their traditional ceremony was held...

Ballantyne Country Club Styled Shoot

Charlotte is home to many golf fans and beautiful country clubs.  But who says a country club wedding has to be "cookie cutter"?  Wanting to add style and flair to a typical country club design, I designed and styled a shoot at the Ballantyne Country Club which was featured...

Carolina Bride Magazine

Featured: Carolina Bride Magazine

It's always exciting to be part of an editorial shoot.  It's the opportunity to be creative with other "creatives"! We were gracious to be asked to be part of the first issue of 2017 of Carolina Bride Magazine at Graylyn in Winston Salem, NC.  We...

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Tips to prep your skin for your wedding day

Who wouldn't want to look and feel "picture perfect" on their wedding day?!? While planning the details around that big day, don't forget about preparing your skin for makeup application. For photo ready advice, we sought the expertise of esthetician, Sissy Duncan. Sissy specializes in Make-up Artistry, Waxing, Chemical Peels,...

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The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Island

Only a 60-minute flight from Miami and just four miles from Owen Roberts International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman is situated at the widest stretch of world-famous Seven Mile Beach on the island of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. From intimate elopements for 2 to...