Posts Tagged ‘Wylie West Creative’

A&O in Martha Stewart Weddings

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I am literally bursting with excitement to see the name Apples & Onions LA in Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2014 Issue. It was an honor to contribute the pre-ceremony snack, Indian Summer Trail Mix, to the October wedding of my pals Sarah and Kelly. Their wedding has a 10 page spread in the MSW magazine on stands today (online gallery here). While images of the welcome snack did not make the magazine, there is a link in the vendor list to Apples & Onions LA. Now I can say I’ve been in Martha Stewart magazine!

Indian Summer Trail Mix

photo by Evynn LeValley

Scharffen Berger dark chocolate chunks, salty pretzel twists, diced dried apricot, roasted almonds, dried tart cherries, chocolate covered raisins, yogurt chips, toasted coconut flakes and salted pistachios all mixed together.

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Drew and I volunteered to model the chilled French cider served alongside the trail mix.

Trailmix in Cookbook cones

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Mossy beds and vintage cookbook cones made by the bride, Sarah and her sister Rebecca.

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Drew is excited about the cider.

xx,

Lydia

 

 

Baby Boy Shower for TheKitchn.com

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The baby shower I styled for my friend Beth is finally up on TheKitchn.com! A fun collaboration with Anjali at the beautiful home of Jen. Custom paper garlands, tissue flags and rope installations created for this event by Rebecca Simms of Wylie West Creative. All the stunning photos by Leela Cyd. Make sure to read the full post for recipes, set up details and all party resources.

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DIY Bunny Ears via Wylie West Creative

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INCREDIBLE idea for simple bunny ears created Rebecca Simms of Wylie West Creative. I’ve been collaborating with this talented bunny on a project I can’t wait to share with you all soon. Check out her style and design portfolio and other fun DIY projects.

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Who doesn’t want a little sparkle on Easter Sunday?

xo, Lydia

Copacabana Bridal Shower

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This summer I had the PLEASURE of collaborating on a Bridal shower with the talented Rebecca Simms (of Wylie West Creative). The shower was for Rebecca’s identical twin sister and my dear friend/co-worker, Sarah Simms (of La Femme Epicure). Rebecca had a vision to make her sister’s shower fun, vibrant and full of color, and decided on a Copacabana theme. She did the design work and I provided the food. Sarah’s older sister, mother, Aunt, brother and cousins all contributed too. It’s so rare these days that I have the time to cater an event for a friend so it was an honor to be a part of the creative force behind Sarah’s nuptials.

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Coconut Cake and Celebration Cake from Susie Cakes. Goldn fruit towers  made by Wylie West Creative = chic town USA.

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The “guest book” was a box of recipe cards where guests could write advice for whipping up a happy marriage. All designed by Wylie West Creative.

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Both Sarah and her Groom are twins, double the cuteness!

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Rebecca HAND MADE each and every tissue paper poof and then glued them to a piece of wood, which served as the photo backdrop for the shower.

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Pink lawn flamingos got a chic update from a mist of gold paint.

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Tissue paper bunting hand made by Wylie West Creative in the beautiful backyard of Sarah’s Aunt and Uncle.

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Flowers by her Aunt and menus by her sister, Sarah comes from a talented clan.

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Spears of chilled watermelon, jicama, cucumber, pineapple and radish get a hit of fresh lime juice and chili powder.

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The spears were piled in bamboo cones nestled in a trough of raw black beans.

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The main entree for the shower was assorted Empenadas from Nonna’s. These little savory hand pies were a huge hit.

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Summer melon with a splash of lime juice and fresh mint, jicama salad cones and crudites with cilantro hummus

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Plantain and corn chips for dipping in salsas from Hugo’s Tacos and guacamole made by moi.

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Pineapple & Shrimp Ceviche in mini corn cups garnished with fresh cilantro.

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The full spread!

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Bar garnishes included fresh sugar cane for Caipirinhas, fruity straws for Fresh Juice Rum Punch and mermaids for fun.

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The beautiful bride cuts into her cakes.

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Me and the Bride to Be… avec flamingos.

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Bar signage by Wylie West Creative and pink bubbles by Gruet.

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Rebecca ordered CULT chocolate bars from Mast Brothers and tied them with a tag stamped  “Best Day Ever.”

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How can you visit the Copacabana without a fruity headpiece? Guests made their own headband creations when they arrived at the shower.

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Mementos from the special day…

xoxo,

Lydia