VINTAGE CAMPING BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR BRIXTON'S 3RD BIRTHDAY

We love going all-out for our kiddos' birthdays. Since Brixton is such a huge Beatles and 1960’s classic rock fanatic, I was really inspired to create a celebration really tailored to his personality and interests, despite the fact that we had decided to have the party at a farm! With summer just around the corner I thought it would be really fun to create a vintage-inspired camping party. 

We served a camping breakfast of breakfast burritos, banana-blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. Campers sipped on fresh-squeezed orange juice and organic lemonade, as well as cold brew coffee for the grown-ups. Camping wouldn’t be complete without s’mores, so we added a “breakfast twist” by serving S’mores donuts, along with banana birthday cake -- topped with woodland animals, a mini canoe and fresh greens.

I had a lot of fun scouring flea markets and eBay for the vintage camping and summer camp items. We made our own table linens and napkins from various plaid and army green material purchased at the fabric store. I wanted to add a fresh element as well, so we added greens in tin cans, as well as leather-wrapped bunches, to the tables. 

Underwood Family Farms is so beautiful and well maintained. There is so much for kids to do there. It completely takes care of the entertainment and activity aspect of the party, which is why we chose to have it there. 

Credits:

Concept, Design & Drinks: Twink + Sis

Photographer: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Food: Hungry Bear Catering

Cake & S’mores Donuts: Whisk & Whittle

Signage (“Camp Brixton”): A Dapper Line

Greens: Iris & Daughter

Location: Underwood Family Farms 

Vintage Camping Gear/Decor: Local Flea Market + Ebay 

Plates, Bowls, Forks & Spoons: Leafware

Cups: Susty Party

Cake Stands: Aheirloom

Cake Toppers: Animals - Shleich -  Mini Canoe - Ebay

Wooden Trays: West Elm

Stainless Steel Drink Dispensers: CB2

Glass OJ Bottles: Sur La Table

Binocular Favors: Shindigz

Table Linens/Napkins: DIY from Joann

Brixton’s Tank Top: Oeuf 

Brixton’s Pants: Zara Kids

Brixton’s Shoes: Converse

BRIXTON IN IZZY & FERD SS17 COLLECTION

We are such big fans of Izzy & Ferd! I have been dressing Brixton in this organic, Southern California-based line since I discovered them at one of my favorite boutiques a couple of years ago. I met the designers, Cindy & Joe, at an event last spring and instantly loved them. I was so thrilled to have Brixton be a part of this shoot of their collection -- especially when the photographer is the incredibly talented, Nicki Sebastian. Here are some of Brixton's looks from the Pecos Bill themed collection for Spring/Summer 2017. I love these pieces!!

xoxo!!!

LL

TWINK'S MAY FAVORITES

May is such a fun month for our family! Brixton & his dad have the same birthday -- May 20th! With Mother's Day in the mix, each of us gets to be celebrated in this glorious, late spring month. Here's what I'm eying right now -- for Mother's Day and beyond. ;)

Perennial favorite, HEATH CERAMICS, recently released their gorgeous handmade pieces in this new juicy orange hue, just in time for the coming sunny season. I thought it looked especially great on this single stem vase and would make a great Mother's Day gift.

 

Since Brixton is turning 3 this month, I'm in the process of converting his nursery to a little boy's room. My number one design item for a kid's room is wallpaper. It's an instant room-transformer and I just love what it does to a space! I recently found this adorable Explorer Kids World Map Wallpaper on Pinterest.

We recently designed a pre-Mother's Day Cocktails & Crafting Party for some of our fellows moms who deserved a little girl time! For the event, we collaborated with MAKERS MESS and made the prettiest seed bead bracelets, with secret Morse Code designs. Their genius bracelet-making kit is perfect for a night in with girlfriends, over a glass (or several bottles) of wine and good conversation. 

 

Cabo is my jam. Overlooking the stunning Sea of Cortez Auberge Resort's Esperanza just underwent a complete, head-to-toe, renovation and it's looking beyond heavenly. Couldn't think of a better Mother's Day gift. Ahem!

 

If I can't have Cabo, I'll take this Unicorn floaty via Get Floaty in my pool! And maybe a fresh cocktail to go with. 

 

At the end of the day, I just want to cozy up on the couch with my family. Might as well cuddle in style with this gorgeous Aldalora throw from Anthropologie.

 

Let's be honest though... For a day to really be perfect it needs to end with something amazingly delicious, and preferably chocolate. I might need to whip up Martha Stewart's Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. In the name of Mother's Day!!

Hugs to all of you incredible moms out there. xx! 

VALENTINE HEART GARDEN DIY

Looking for some Valentine decor inspiration?  Here's an idea that's super simple but delivers with a playful punch of color.  Grab the kids and DIY a Valentine heart garden!

Here's what you'll need: lots of hearts in various sizes and colors (these are from Paper Source but could just as easily be hand cut), glue, skewers.

Cover one side of one heart in glue.

Place the top half of the skewer down the center of the heart.   

Add the second heart on top of the glue and skewer.  Press down and all around to ensure the hearts are aligned and closed.  Repeat, repeat, repeat until you have enough heart flowers to fill your garden.

Plant your heart garden!

FALL SHOES FOR BOYS

Yesterday, Sis shared her picks for the best fall shoes for girls. I loved them! So I thought I would share my fall footwear for boys. This is really the most fashionable time of year for all ages!

VEJA Black Leather High Top Sneakers via Fawn Shoppe

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Adidas Campus 2.0

Dr. Martens Brooklee B Boots

ZARA KIDS Shearling Lined Leather High Top Sneakers 

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber High Tops

Freshly Picked The Next Step Shoe

Bon Point Combat Boots

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Nike Air Jordan 7 Retro

Happy shopping. xx!