Thursday, February 10, 2011

Utterly Engaged New Year Party - Snap, Crackle, Pop! at Hotel Avia in Long Beach, CA

So I have been dying to post the pictures to this amazing event! And now that the Utterly Engaged Issue #14 is officially out, I can finally share all the details! Just to fill you in: On January 19, Utterly Engaged hosted a table design challenge at the gorgeous Avia Hotel in Long Beach. I was lucky enough to be asked by Linda Ly of Grand Soirees to be a part of her team. She gave me a quick run-down of the design concept which was TO-DIE-FOR. Long story short, I said YES on the spot! There were 9 teams total. Ooh, I just can't wait until the end of the post....our Team Sparkilicious was chosen as Editor's Pick of the design challenge by Editor Henny Vallee!!!!

Check page 31 of Utterly Engaged's Issue #14 here!
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Enjoy the photo tour compliments of Drexelle from D. Park Photography. And congrats Drexelle! It looks like some of your amazing images made it into the Utterly Engaged Issue #14!
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I loved this wall! All the guests were encouraged to write a note to themselves. And in 1 year, we would each be sent our own note.
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There were two awards for the night. One would be chosen by the panel of judges and the other by guest votes.
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Here's a snap of my stellar team: Linda of Grand Soirees, Desiree of Good Gracious, Linsdey of A Wish and a Whisk, Therese of Whimsical Designs and Katrina of Calligraphy Katrina (not pictured).
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Check out the fab editors of Utterly Engaged: Henny and Lucia!
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Drexelle pulled these mini inspiration boards together with her photos.

Here's the one of our awesome table: Team Sparkilicious! So honored and excited to be chosen as Editor's Pick!
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Judges Choice!
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People's Choice!
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Thank you Utterly Engaged for a wonderful evening!
And a special thanks to Drexelle of D Park Photography for the gorgeous images!

I'll post details of our table in a separate post soon.
Cheers!

2 comments:

D. Park Photography said...

So many awesome tablescapes but I confess yours was my favorite for the theme! Can I have it for my living room table please?

Floral Sense said...

Sure thing! We may need to raid La Tavola's showroom first for their fab linens. Lol! Thanks again for all of your amazing shots!