MILA & BRIXTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: TODDLERS GET TROPICAL

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

In celebration of birthday season around here, we're taking you back to last year's co-birthday bash for Mila and Brixton, better known as #toddlersgettropical. It was originally featured on Domino, and here are even more photos. Hope you enjoy!

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

When we started to plan the theme, we were inspired by a dream Mexican destination wedding. I loved the idea of having the table filled with living things (rather than a runner) so we had an abundance of coconuts, pineapples, mangos, papayas and baby bananas.

In a nod to Mexican lanterns, I turned to Prospect Goods for seven of their gorgeous crystal pinatas in copper metallic, which we turned into a garland overhang.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

We believe that kids’ parties should be brought up to an adult level of beauty and comfort. Adults should enjoy it just as much as the kids. So that starts with serving high-quality food, drinks and cake. If you can sit down and enjoy a beautifully prepared lunch with your family, chances are that’s going to make for a nice afternoon.

Flowers are usually my number one priority, but for this we decided to just do a single monstera leaf in a glass water bottle, several of them scattered along the table. 

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PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Whisk and Whittle made the pièce de résistance with a three-tier cake that served as our centerpiece. They also made us copper cake stands to round out our vintage brass stands from Borrowed Blu.

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PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Meri Meri provided the perfectly colored “Happy Birthday” plates, cups and napkins. 

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PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Brixton and Laurén (Twink) enjoying the Yeah! Rentals blankets and pillows.

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PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Comida served their South American street eats. We love their arepas (gluten-free flatbread made of ground corn meal) — they grill them fresh and then fill them with your choice of meat. They top them with incredible homemade sauces like chimichurri and piconesa (Peruvian spicy mayo).

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PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Mila, post-Beat Buds concert, eating cake.

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PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

We thought the photo booth was a really fun addition this year. We had a local artisan take inspiration from the Beverly Hills Hotel wallpaper in painting the tropical leaf backdrop. We then made several paper bird masks to give it a fun, kid-friendly feel with pops of color. Above: Juliette Lewis and her niece. Below: Laurén (Twink), Gina RibisiEllen Bennett and Beth Riesgraf.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Happy Birthday, Mila and Brixton!!!

Design, decor, photo booth backdrop, bird masks: Twink + Sis

Photos: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Party supplies: Meri Meri

Pinatas: Prospect Goods

Cake and copper cake stands: Whisk and Whittle

Brass cake stands: Borrowed BLU

Tables, benches, blankets, pillows: Yeah! Rentals

Food: Comida

Entertainment: The Beat Buds

Mila's dress: Nellystella via Poppy's Closet 

Brixton's outfit: Bobo Choses tank, Zara Kids jeans, Freshly Picked mocassins

Laurén's outfit: Love Sam top via Shopbop, Raga shorts via Fred Segal

MILA'S SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY

It's Mila's birthday week! So I'm reminiscing and looking back. Here's a peek at her 2nd birthday. You may remember it from 100 Layer Cakelet (and as one of their favorite kids birthday parties of 2014). Hopefully, I've included a few here you haven't seen before.

All photos by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

I had planned an elaborate balloon overhang, à la Geronimo Balloons, but my helium resource fell through. So I went to plan b by criss-crossing twine amongst the trees and hanging the balloons from there.

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These were literally the last batch of coral peonies for the season.

I love this gold twine for the cutlery so much. I hope I can figure out something as good for Mila and Brixton's birthday party this weekend!

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SIS'S ALL-TIME FAVORITES

I loved Twink's all-time favorites yesterday! So I've put together some of my own to share with you today.

My goal is to create the softest, coziest, sleepiest bed ever. So incredibly soft sheets from Hudson Park are essential. 

I owe it to Twink for showing me the way of the One&Only Palmilla. She honeymooned there and knew I would love it. She was the right, it made for an incredible destination wedding.

I’ve tried other bath robes where you’re just soggy, but the greatest thing about this RH bathrobe is that it actually dries you. 

I have the driest skin but I love that this Beautycounter tinted moisturizer make my skin look dewy. 

It wouldn't be a Twink + Sis list without kombucha. I am obsessed with Revive -- my current favorite flavor is Spring Fling, although I do love Tropic Wonder too.

My go-to sandal for the summer are these gladdies from FitFlop. So easy and comfortable. 

How much do you love things that help organize your kitchen? This utensil holder from Williams-Sonoma has been the perfect fit.

I like my jewelry to be simple, understated and minimal so I love these Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham crystal teardrop earrings. 

The most delicious coconut water, Taste Nirvana.

Most weekends I find myself in Montecito. It's just over an hour drive to this glorious beach town so I like to take advantage of our beautiful coast as much as I can.

Wishing you lots of beach time this summer! xoxo

TWINK'S ALL-TIME FAVORTES!

It's June 1st! Since it's our birth month (I'm on the 27th and Sis is on the 25th) we thought we'd go deeper into the Twink + Sis pyche and share some our all-time favorites -- the things we can't live without! So, without further ado, here are mine!

Hats are basically the greatest invention ever. You could have the dirtiest, "overwhelmed mom of a toddler" hair, throw a great fedora on, and you look instantly stylish. I love Rag & Bone's hats -- I have several and wear them constantly. 

I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee for about a year and a half now, and I don't think I will ever go back to life without it. I blend grass-fed ghee, Bulletproof Brain Octane & Collagelatin and cinnamon with my hot coffee, in the blender each morning. It's the best way to wake up! I feel energized and nourished. I'm a fat-aholoic!

Vintage rugs make a house. At least they do mine! They bring so much beauty and character! My good friend and designer, Peri Perry introduced me to Lawrence of LaBrea. If you live in the LA area they will bring rugs of your choosing to you, to try in your home! Love that kind of service!

 

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I'm all about natural beauty products, particularly when they go over your entire body. I love the smell and feel of Nubian Heritage Coconut Papaya Body Lotion. I use it every day post-shower!

I love taking Brixton for afternoon outings to The Brentwood Country Mart. They have the cutest shops and host movie nights for kids in their courtyard, every Monday night in the summer!

I never knew workout socks had to be anything special until I discovered Balega Hidden Comfort Socks about five years ago. LIFE. CHANGING. Particularly if you do any type of high impact sport like running or dance. 

 

 

A really good citrus juicer has improved my hosting abilities tremendously. I can make lemonade or fresh squeezed orange juice so quickly. We are sticklers for fresh drinks and make our own lemonade for a lot of our parties. The Breville Citrus Press Pro makes my hosting life so much easier.

 

This BLK DNM leather jacket is a wardrobe staple and it's under $1K. I wear it with everything. Enough said. 

 

If you had x-ray vision into my body, you would probably find a sea of GT Dave's Gingerade Kombucha. I've had at least one a day (if not a few. hehe) for about 7 years. Life just doesn't feel complete without it!

John Robshaw is the OG of high-end, exotic textiles and I'm a huge fan of his beautiful pillows and super soft blankets. I have this hand-stitched coverlet on my bed. It's dreamy.

A really good day (or bad one) ends with Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. I believe they taste particularly amazing chilled, so I always keep my stash in the fridge. 

 

Jason gave this Jennifer Meyer initial pendant to me (in a "b") after I had Brixton. It's so dainty and beautiful, and reminds me of the greatest gift ever!!! I never take it off. 

Happy June!!! Just so happens to be my favorite month! ;)

xoxoxo!!