I know it's been a while. What's new. Really, should that last sentence have ended with a question mark? Or should I say Happy Labor Day, Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day? In all honesty, I'm as busy as always. There's an ebb and flow to the crazy fashion business I'm in, and now just happens to be a flow. And while waiting for an ebb to arrive (cough...Chinese New Year...cough) is still a few weeks away...I'm turning over a new leaf and have lots of posts lined up for you! If the 52 drafts I have saved in my Blogger dashboard aren't proof enough...here's the first of many new posts that have a little something special to offer.
Because I don't think for the last few months you would have liked hearing about working from 7am to 7pm, fighting in foreign languages over silly things like thread colors and sample due dates, or eating Chinese take out (what else would you expect?) and not cooking much more than Trader Joe's microwave steel cut oatmeal in the mornings, I'm your girl...if not, well, then you'll understand why for the last few months I've had almost nothing to share. That is soon to change!
AND! DUE DATES!!! Speaking of which...
One of my best friends in the whole world is having a baby! Julie and I went to high school together a million years ago and for the last few years I've been lucky enough to have her living here in L.A., mere minutes away from the new Live and Love L.A. apartment shared with The Boyfriend (it's going spectacular by the way, thank you so much for asking!)
Anywho...Julie and I have been friends forever. And I just love her and her hubby James, and when she told me last summer she was expecting, the first words out of my mouth were, "I'm throwing you a shower!" I spent the weeks before her shower ordering decorations and games online (Amazon.com saves the day again!) from my hotel rooms in China and New York, and anxiously awaiting the packages when I returned home.
I can't believe the day came and went already! We showered her with love, gifts, and lots of pink, purple and green (the colors I chose for the shower, natch!) And she was amazed at all of the love showered her way. I'm so excited to share the pictures with you!
Diaper Cake made by me, with Ribbons and Silk Flowers from Jo Ann's
Confetti from Your Party Delivered on Amazon.com
Name Tags from Creative Expressions Group on Amazon.com
18" Baby Shower Round Balloon by Party Zones Inc., on Amazon.com; Baby Buggy Balloon by Big Dot of Happiness
11" Pink Plastic Baby Bottle from Unique Intustries on Amazon.com; Pastel M&M's from Candy Direct on Amazon.com (I picked out all of the Blue ones)
M&M Guess Game Tickets made by me using Adobe Illustrator
Julie's Yorkie, Whisky, soaking in all of the attention with his adorable dog tie!
Prizes for game winners; Gift set from Bath & Body Works (similar), Voluspa Macaron Candle and 2012 Keep Calm and Carry On desk calendar
Trader Joe's Sparkling Apple Cider with Pomegranate Seeds
Julie's sister hosted the shower with me, and planned all of the delicious food, like this Sushi Tray from Sushi Sho in Santa Monica, CA
Cheese Platter from Whole Foods Market in Santa Monica, CA
Desserts from Whole Foods
Onesie and Bib Decorating Station! Bibs from Greensprouts on Amazon.com; similar to these:
Mod Mom Mini Favor Bags from Creative Expressions Group on Amazon.com; Mini Voluspa Panjore Lychee Candles like these from Apothica.com that Julie picked out herself. Such a sweet take-home favor!
Flowers from one of Julie's friends
Everyone had a great time, especially Whisky, who was overcome with excitement by the end of the day.
Congratulations, Jules! I can't wait to meet your baby girl come January, and I couldn't have been happier to have been a part of this beautiful day!