THE NEW AND IMPROVED ROXBURY PARK

Beverly Hills' Roxbury Memorial Park was our childhood park growing up and it holds a really special place in my heart. It recently underwent a beautiful renovation and is now better than ever. At over 11 acres of beautiful greenery, it boasts two (SHADED!!!) playground areas, a sand/water play station and almost every sport court/area imaginable. Even if you don't have kids, it is a great place to go and relax with a book and get some fresh air. I like to consider it The Westside's mini-Central Park. 

I love these pathways taking you into and around the path. The abundance of trees is really lovely. 

The park has a lot to offer. You can play croquet, basketball, tennis, volleyball, lawn bowling, baseball and soccer to your heart's content.

Pretty pots and plants along the tennis courts.

Basketball and racquetball courts in full effect.

The lovely lounge area just outside of the recreation center, overlooks the park.

Super clean BBQ area.

Quintessential all-American baseball field.

I used to kick a ball around this field with my dad. Ahhh. Childhood memories....

As a parent myself now, I cannot express my gratitude enough for these shaded play areas!!!

Brixton couldn't get enough of the sand and water area.

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Roxbury Memorial Park is located at:

417 South Roxbury Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

NOTE: All parking surrounded the park is metered. Please note all parking signs. It is still Beverly Hills after all! ;)

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YEAR IN REVIEW 2014: MILA'S 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY

If you ask me, there's no such thing as too much pink.  So I spent five months working on (obsessing over) Mila's 2nd birthday party.  There are so many incredible DIY/crafters out there (Oh Happy Day, Studio DIY, The House that Lars Built) to draw inspiration from.  So much incredible eye candy.  These women are so brilliant.  I swoon over the clever creations and pray that one day I will be able to think of something as brilliant.  Blood, sweat and tears (near nervous breakdown) made the party come together but we pulled it off!  So here it is -- hope you enjoy it!

Peonies and Mila's piñata letters.  DIY tutorial Oh Happy Day.

Three of the seven tables.  Big fringe garland backdrop.

Foraged kumquats from Hasblady's yard served as the place settings.

Gluten-free donuts from Fonuts.  Yum!

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Crudite from Heirloom.

I had to pinch myself when 100LayerCakelet ran it, again when it got over 4k pins on Pinterest and then again when 100LayerCakelet chose it as one of their top parties for 2014! 

Photos: Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
Food (farm to table, gluten free): Heirloom LA
Donuts (gluten free): Fonuts
Cups and Straws: Toot Sweet by Meri Meri
Balloons: Shop Sweet Lulu
Crowns: Shop Sweet Lulu | Customized with Paper Source ribbon
Gold Twine (on cutlery): Paper Source
Berry Basket (holding cutlery): Garnish
Serving Trays: Wasserstrom
Plates and Cutlery: Eco Gecko
Drink Dispensers: Pottery Barn
DIY TUTORIALS:
Piñata Letters: Oh Happy Day
Piñata Favors: Oh Happy Day
Big Fringe Garlands: Oh Happy Day
Concierge Stand: Studio DIY
Heart Arrow/Skewer: Bliss at Home