Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Love Is Sweet Dessert Table Featured on The Plunge Project

We would like to thank Nicole from the The Plunge Project for featuring one of our favorite candy tables by KCee's Candy Buffets.  

Next Exit Photography

Nicole, a social media extraordinaire, began the Plunge Project when she was a bride-to-be as a place to document her journey down the aisle.   Last November she became a wife and with the Plunge Project she continues to share creative DIY projects and engage in topics and issues that couples face.

The Plunge Project is a great resource for brides-to-be and newlyweds as they begin their new lives together!  From topics such as planning your wedding budget to managing finances and decorating your home, there is an interesting topic for everyone to enjoy!

We look forward to seeing what Nicole and The Plunge Project will share with us next!

Much gratitude!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Lovely Visit To A Tranquil European Garden

The First of Its Kind in the World - The Restoration Hardware Gallery Beverly Blvd
The Gallery houses a European Garden, Design Bibliotheque, Fresh Floral Boutique, 
and an Organic Tea Atelier
Future meeting space for Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators!  Lead Event Manager, Carrie Goldberg lives two doors down from this beautiful space and has made fast friends with Eddie Zaratsian.  Eddie's just invited us to host all of our meetings with future brides here.  
We are so excited to get started! 
The Floral Boutique is open Monday through Sunday and
 always has something fresh, new and amazing!  

I am really looking forward to reporting on all of our future adventures here 
in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills!

Much graitude!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Faces of Freedom Flag

I thought today would be an appropriate time to highlight one of my favorite charities: Faces of Freedom Flag; a non-profit organization created by artist Michele Dawn and her executive team. Michele wanted to create a visual and personal way to honor and support our troops and decided to construct a flag.

 The first flag to be constructed is 10 feet high by 20 feet wide and will consist of 428 pictures submitted by members of the armed forces. Pictures are still being accepted for this flag. The pictures are painted into the flag creating a unique work of art. On the back of each photo spot on the flag will be a panel with information from or about the service member as well as a message, which has been sponsored by a member of the public, a group or company.

When fully assembled, this and each flag that follows will be on display on request at businesses, parks, public buildings and other appropriate venues. The public will get a chance to view the faces of the troops and read the information and messages. Eventually, these picture and message combinations will also be available for online viewing.

Most soldiers hold second jobs off base to make ends meet. The added income helps buy formula, diapers, pay utility bills and other basic necessities of life. Once deployed, that second pay check vanishes and the families are left to make ends meet, and suffer financial hardship.

You can sponsor a spot in the flag for a service member, as well as provide a message of support for our troops which will be displayed on the back of the photo of one of our service members. This message will be seen by everyone who sees the flag in person or online.

The funds raised to create this flag monument will be used to support the families of troops here at home. Faces of Freedom Flag will use your contribution to either provide gift cards and in-kind help directly, or through cash contributions to existing non-profit organizations, which already help the families of troops.

Go to the Faces of Freedom Flag website to make a contribution and submit your message and photo spot sponsorship for the troops to be displayed on this historic flag monument to the serving troops.

Thank you soldiers for all your hard work and thank you Michele Dawn and Faces of Freedom Flag for honoring our troops! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!