MILA'S ICE CREAM CHERRY BIRTHDAY PARTY ON MARTHA STEWART

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Inspired by the Museum of Ice Cream (https://www.museumoficecream.com/), we wanted Mila and her friends to be immersed in all things ice cream related. We set the table with a huge ombre papier-mâché pineapple and then loaded it with ice cream cones and more pineapples (they’re actually night lights) from Bonjour Fete (https://www.bonjourfete.com/), and lots more peonies in light pink and white.

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Angelini Alimentari (https://www.angelinialimentari.com/) has such a lovely Italian atmosphere. So we wanted to keep that feeling going with a relaxed Saturday afternoon of chatting with friends, while diving into fresh gelato on an Italian cone and immersing ourselves in a favorite puzzle (http://a.co/htN2mfL).

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Two days before the party, Mila and I visited a local cherry farm to pick as many bing and rainier cherries as we could. We loved being able to incorporate those fresh cherries into the party, especially crowning the birthday girl’s ice cream non-cake with them! We brought in organic berries from Erewhon (http://www.erewhonmarket.com/) and natural India Tree sprinkles (https://www.amazon.com/India-Tree-Natures-Carnival-Sprinkles/dp/B007BQNXBE) for the kids to top their treats. My friend and local chocolatier, Darling Hero (https://www.instagram.com/darlinghero/), handmade the shimmery lollipops.

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As soon as I saw the Arteriors cherries (http://www.arteriorshome.com/geordi-large-sculpture-9109) I knew I needed them in my life — I had to make them the focal point of the party and style everything else around them. So the giant cherries set the tone for the beautiful marble counter centerpiece. I then filled it in with coral peonies and Matthew Williamson for CB2 flamingos (https://www.cb2.com/flamingo-catchall/s185448) to complement the cherries’ stunning color. Even Mila’s Bonpoint blouse repeated that cherry theme.

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Brixton is pretty excited about this ice cream situation. 

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Each partygoer got a Seedling ice cream skipping rope (https://www.seedling.com/products/ice-cream-skipping-rope?gclid=CMitp-vs49QCFYhsfgodiscKow) to take home and enjoy for the rest of summer!

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Mila's ice cream cherry birthday party is on Martha Stewart! Read more here

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MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM LOS ANGELES

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We had the best time at Museum of Ice Cream this summer. The long-awaited visit lived up to our expectations. To be immersed in a world of ice cream -- Mila and I were in heaven!

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Our friend, Jenna Elliott, and her son James were able to join us for the adventure. 

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We had so much fun! It was an absolute highlight of our summer. Thank you MOIC!

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Mila's outfit: Bonpoint blouse, Nellystella shorts, Native shoes 

Marlan's outfit: Eileen Fisher dress, Fitflop shoes, Saint Laurent sunglasses 

HEDLEY & BENNETT TURNS 3 (+ THEIR BIG MOVE)

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Apron making extraordinaire, Hedley & Bennett recently renovated and moved into their new 16,000 square foot headquarters in Los Angeles. They celebrated their new space and 3rd anniversary with a big summer bash. Complete with a zip line and slide, it looks like HB is ready for business -- the Ellen Bennett way. Here's a peek into the party. All images by Mary Costa Photography.

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Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

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Photo by Mary Costa Photography

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Photo by Mary Costa Photography

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Photo by Mary Costa Photography

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Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

MUNCHKIN PRESENTS PARENTS' NIGHT OUT

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Donut wall AND Sprinkles Ice Cream? Yes, please! Kid-brand Munchkin threw a Parents' Night Out in LA last month. It looks like such a fun evening, filled with pampering, dancing, games, great food, bourbon-sipping and overall Munchkin merriment.

It's all about love. 

Our beautiful friend, Jenni Weinman, and her husband, Erik Voake, with Munchkin's Elaine Cameron.

Event design: Details DetailsBloom Box Designs

Photography: Jessica Claire

Catering: Goodness Gracious

Photo booth: Mir Mir

Hair & Makeup: Glam Squad

Sweets: Sugarfina

Bourbon: Buffalo Trace

IT'S ICE CREAM SEASON: SWEET LUCIE'S

We continue our ice cream series today with media darling Sweet Lucie's. I've long admired this family business on Instagram and dreamt of the day when I would have their beyond cute vintage ice cream cart at a Mila & Brixton party. So when I heard they opened up a shop, I had to check it out.

You know when you build something up so much that it's hard for it to actually be as good as you wanted it to be? Well, it was everything I wanted it to be!

We MAY have a had a few samples to lead us to our ultimate decision.

Here's our flight with chocolate, salted caramel, mint chip and strawberry. 

Their organic small batch ice creams (dairy and vegan options made with coconut milk) and sorbets are natural, made with simple, earth-friendly ingredients. 

Such a sweet family. The story goes: when Geri Czako was pregnant with her first child in 2008, she had a craving for something sweet. To satiate her ice cream craving, but also to ensure that the ingredients were delicious, superior, and organic, Geri decided to make her own. After years of experimentation, along with attending the world-famous Penn State Ice Cream course, Geri developed the ideal combination of organic ingredients and sweet perfection. Oh, and, Geri had her baby girl. Her name is Lucie.

Until next time! 

Sweet Lucie's is located at:

12222 Venice Blvd.
Mar Vista, CA 90066