Category Archives: Entertaining



A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the cutest launch party for a new local based home décor collection, Brooke & Lou. The event was held at the beautiful Hutton House which is just 20 minutest from Downtown Minneapolis. There were so many beautiful details including a beautiful fringe install by Girl Friday , a fireplace mantel, and high ceilings, sweetest treats by Cocoa & Fig ,   and an outdoor courtyard filled with lawn games.



The best part of the event was all the well-thought out details for the kids including of  sweet treats, art easels,  yard games, and plenty of Brooke and Lou pieces for children to lounge in.  I am still swooning over the most gorgeous bag toss I have ever seen by local artist Abby Holden Studio and I am hoping they will add it to their collection soon!



As a mom of two busy and often messy toddlers, I am always on the hunt for beautiful but kid-friendly pieces for our home.  I was so impressed with Brooke & Lou’s  life-friendly pieces that do not lack beautiful and timeless design. And yes, my littlest one was actually encouraged to eat strawberries on the couch.


To shop the beautiful  collection of Brooke and Lou visit

Photos by Tiffany Kokal.

So honored that one of my favorite blogs- Style Me Pretty,  featured Ava’s 1st Birthday party on their blog.  I had too much fun putting together all the details to celebrate her special day!   Read the feature and see more photos here on the Style Me Pretty blog:

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 Thank you to…

 Megan Cooper Photography for capturing such beautiful photos.

Farina Bakeshop for creating our dream cake.

LabMpls for providing such a beautiful space. 

Time into Pixels for the super fun photo booth. 

Lilia Flower Boutique for the stunning arrangements.


Thank you to the ladies of The Scout Guide Minneapolis for hosting a beautiful Sip & See at one of our favorite places- The Kenwood Restaurant. It was a beautiful afternoon celebrating little scout, baby Ava.

There are so many beautiful ways to style a bar cart! Check out my bar cart obsessions on this month’s Lab Mpls Blog! In case you missed it….

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narsparty_original Nars + Bubbly was the theme for my annual holiday gathering with some of my favorite girlfriends. With help from Sal Rodriguez (the best makeup artist in MPLS)  and his dream team, the glam event was an event to remember. Sal and his team did complete makeovers, shared insider tips and tricks, and gave guests the opportunity to purchase limited edition NARS products. The event was complete with lots of bubbly, a cookie bar, NARS gifting tree and more. I had so much fun styling the event and pampering the ladies I love the most. Cheers to the holidays! NARS makeup artist Sal Rodriguez and his glam team can be found at Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis. 700 On the Mall, Mineapolis 612-375-2884