Okay My Lovelies! I’m a little late with blogging about Elaine and Sam’s wedding that took place outdoors with a backdrop of elegance and old world charm at the beautiful Pasadena Museum of History. I had the time of my life working with Elaine and her mom and some amazing vendors. What I loved about Elaine is that she’s someone who knows what she wants and I was glad she felt I was a perfect fit. On the wedding day the chemistry between Elaine and Sam transcended throughout every aspect of their celebration to remind me how lucky I am to be apart of so many couples special day.

Thank you LA Exposures for sharing your awesome photos and Lotus & Lily Floral and Event Design for going above and beyond to make the day a dream come true!

Elaine and her mom looking absolutely stunning! Hill073

Celebrity Makeup Artist Melissa Hibbert gave the bride and her mom a fresh glam look for the day. We love Melissa here at Beverly Harris Weddings & Events.

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Groom Sam loving every minute of his suave photo ops.

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Hill!

Venue: Pasadena Museum of History | Wedding Coordinator: Beverly Harris Weddings & Events (A special thank you to my assistants: Adrienne Robinson & Jenna Funk) | Makeup Artist: Melissa Hibbert | Officiant: Liz Coopersmith | Photographer: LA Exposures | Flowers: Lotus & Lily Floral and Event Design | DJ: Extreme DJ | Caterer: Cynthia Brooks Catering

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re knee-deep into winter now (some of you in snow, recently us in rain, believe it or not), but despite the cold, that doesn’t make the season any less magical. Winter weddings are truly special, and we love being able to see how creative couples get when planning one. One of our favorite parts is seeing the kinds of bouquets brides end up choosing. We know – when you think of winter, big and beautiful flowers may not be the first image that comes to mind, but winter bouquets really do end up being quite extraordinary. The nature of the season allows you to play around with different elements that you can’t quite pull off other times of the year. Here’s a look at our top 5 trend picks for winter wedding bouquets.

Bouquet #1- Crystal Details

There is no such thing as too much sparkle, and that proves especially true for winter. White roses are a classic choice for a bouquet this season, but a touch of crystals makes it just that much more elegant.

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Bouquet #2- Berries Galore

Berries are a wonderful addition to a bouquet, especially if you’re going for a rustic look. Be sure your flowers match up well with the color of the berries. These light blush-colored roses compliment the red berries beautifully.

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Bouquet #3- Pinecones

Having a winter wedding means there are plenty of natural elements for you to include in your décor, including a bouquet. Pinecones are one such element, and brown tends to compliment most colors.

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Bouquet #4- All That Glitters is Gold

Gold is such a lovely color, especially for winter. Gold-colored accents tend to work well in any bouquet. If you’re a big fan of gold, you can even add in whole flowers in this color.

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Bouquet #5- Non-Floral

Non-floral, you say? Is that even possible? It is, and bouquets made entirely from gorgeous materials such as silk, pearls, and Swarovski crystals are becoming more popular each season. Besides looking spectacular and luxurious in photos, a bouquet without flowers never wilts, so it can be kept for years to come.

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What do you think of these bridal bouquet trends? Which is your favorite? Have a lovely and gorgeous winter!

Post by Guest Blogger:  Julia Panchenko

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Hello Everyone! It’s my favorite time of year again. As you begin your holiday shopping, I’d like to help you find the perfect gift for that special person. Let’s start with you joining the Craig Shelly staff and Mayor Lili Bosse for their grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at their new Beverly Hills location. Craig Shelly custom designs and manufactures fine diamond jewelry and timepieces handmade by some of the finest artisans. They are all about the experience, like no other.

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 9627 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Enjoy!

Craig Shelly

 

 

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There’s a definite chill in the air now, and that can mean only one thing- winter has landed in Beverly Hills! Well, our version of winter anyway. We understand if you’re living in another state and feel the need to laugh at our version of “cold weather”. Despite the slight chill that has settled, this time of year proves to be quite fun in the city, and even more magical for those having a winter wedding. We were walking down Rodeo Drive (the most fun place to go shopping, of course ;) ) the other night, wrapped up in scarves and warm teas in hand as we window shopped the latest beauty lines, when we thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun to do a little feature on some favorite beauty trends for Fall 2014?” So, here ya go!

Face- A great look starts with healthy skin, and there’s nothing like a good moisturizer to show winter who’s boss. There’s a large range of skin care products available at Chanel to help you protect yourself against the cold, such as Le Blanc, Brightening Moisturizing Cream ($130). Finish off highlighting your beautiful skin with their Perfection Lumiere Foundation ($57).

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Lips- Dark berry shades and deep reds are perfect for this time of year. It’s important to find the right color that compliments your skin tone. Gucci always has a variety of shades available, so you’re bound to find just what you need, such as this luxurious Berry Vanity ($39) color.

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Eyes- Metallics are always fun, and these shimmery shades can help you sparkle all winter long. Dark greys, navy, copper, and deep purple are also great for the season. The Golden Reflections eyeshadow palette ($60) from Dior’s 2014 Holiday Collection features shades that are all kinds of gorgeous.

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Nails- You can use the same shades on your nails as your lips and eyes. Burberry’s Winter Glow collection features a variety of rich nail colors, such as Oxblood and Gold ($22 each).

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Any of these looks would be perfect for any holiday party, or even a wedding. We hope they inspire you this winter! Until next time, lovely readers.

Post by Guest Blogger:  Julia Panchenko

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Rodeo DriveThis is my favorite time of year and I can’t wait until the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Ceremony! In celebration of their 250th anniversary, the world-renowned French luxury lifestyle brand Baccarat, has partnered with Gearys Beverly Hills to hang 16 full size Baccarat chandeliers over the famed street. Additionally lining the median of Rodeo Drive between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards will be brilliantly lit birch trees, 42 iridescent palm trees, and hundreds of vibrant red poinsettias. Picturesque holiday banners of chandeliers will be displayed along the street. Two Rodeo and the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, will be radiant with more than 50,000 lights in celebration of the holiday season with another 100,000 red and white twinkle lights along the famed boulevard.

A shimmering glow of nearly 150,000 lights will brighten Rodeo Drive this holiday season, during the annual Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The festivities will feature the seasonal spectacular lighting of the holiday lights, a fireworks show and a confetti “snow” shower, heralding the arrival of the 2014 Holidays. The ceremony is open to the public.

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Where: 300 block of Rodeo Drive near the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way

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20141102951709243The mountaintop home of Larkin and Cynthia Arnold in Bel Air was the setting for a lovely lingerie bridal shower for Meaghan Roberts, Esq. who will marry Je’Caryous Johnson, a highly sought after playwright, producer and director. Larkin Arnold, Esq. is known for being a trailblazer in the music industry. He signed or discovered Natalie Cole, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye; Earth, Wind and Fire; New Kids on the Block, Sade, Dionne Warwick, and Tina Marie. He also oversaw the production of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. The Arnold home was exquisitely decorated with floral arrangements from Yasmin Floral. Purple was the dominant color to match Meaghan’s wedding day color palette. The guest towels in several bathrooms and the cocktail napkins were monogrammed with the couple’s first names in purple as well.

20141102951708511 The hostesses, Cynthia Arnold, President of the Board of Directors of the Bel-Air Association; Karen Gordy, Berry Gordy’s daughter-in-law; Anne Johnson and Cynthia Oredugba greeted guests and offered glasses of champagne, wine and appetizers. The guests then enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered by LeSassier Catering. The menu included salmon, beef sliders, several salads, egg or tuna salad tea sandwiches, dips and a delicious cake for dessert. Je’Caryous Johnson mesmerized the guests by telling them how he felt about his fiancée. Then the hostesses conducted several games including having their guests make bridal gowns using toilet paper, ribbons, paint, and glitter. Each guest then provided Meaghan with advice on what makes a good marriage (learning the sorry secret – being the first to say it; learning your spouse’s love language and knowing that marriage is not about what your spouse can do for you but what you can do for your spouse). The bride received a beautiful array of lingerie including a maid’s outfit and a book about marriage. The guests included Mrs. Jeanne Gore Roberts (mother-of-the-bride), Fallon Roberts, J.D. (Meaghan’s sister and maid of honor), Chrystal Gore (Meaghan’s aunt), Dr. Candice Edwards (Meaghan’s cousin), 3 young women who will serve as hostesses at the wedding (Christina Hursey, Yemiserach Robinson and Sadaf Bathaee, Esq.); Kathi Houston Berryman, Daniella Robinson, Kristina Badaraite, Esq., Warnessa Hightower, and Laura Lambeth.

201411029517105002014110295171120020141102951724177 I can’t wait to see what Carrie Johnson of Details Details put together for Meghan and Je’Caryous’ wedding on Saturday, November 15 in Beverly Hills.

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BurberryDate: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Venue: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Address: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Website: www.burberry.com

The City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee will honor the iconic British luxury brand as this year’s recipient of the 22nd Rodeo Walk of Style Award, Burberry for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment. Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, will be accepting the award on Burberry’s behalf.

Congratulations Burberry!

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The Beverly Hilton HotelCirca 55 at The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | (310) 274-7777

Leave the cooking to The Beverly Hilton, an iconic hotel in Beverly Hills and wow your family with a delectable holiday brunch or dinner feast.

Executive Chef, Troy Thompson and his culinary team will delight guests with the sophisticated flavors of fall. Brunch guests will enjoy a selection of breakfast favorites, a seafood bar and seasonal delights like Sweet Potatoes Confit with Marshmallow Brulee and Caramelized Chestnuts. For dinner, choose from a four-course prix fixe menu featuring a rich Lobster or Pumpkin Bisque,  Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese or Wedge Salad and Citrus Brined Turkey with all of the traditional sides, Pan Roasted Salmon or Dry Aged Prime Rib. And, of course, a decadent dessert – trio of Thanksgiving Pies.

Thanksgiving brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is priced at  $79 for adults and  $29 for children. Thanksgiving dinner is served from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The four-course menu is priced at $69. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please visit, http://www.beverlyhilton.com/circa-55-beverly-hills-restaurant to make a reservation and view the full Thanksgiving brunch and dinner menus.

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Kelly Reynolds Skin Studio

 

Special Offer!!

 

Holiday Hydrating Facial Treatment

Kelly Reynolds Skin Studio

$155.00

 Designed to enhance hydration and soothe skin from stress, this hydrating facial is perfect for the changing weather. Fruit enzymes will help to heal and stimulate the skin.

Click To Book Now!

 

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Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa at Saban Theatre

8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tel: (323) 655-0111

The best-selling cookbook author and star of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa is coming to Beverly Hills!

Ina Garten shares her natural approach to food; sharing tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. The Emmy Award-winning host of the “Barefoot Contessa” television show on Food Network and a New York Times best-selling author will be joined on stage with a local moderator.  Ina Garten delivers a charming insider’s view of the hit TV show, now in its eleventh season, and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion, engaging the audience with an interactive Q&A.

Doors 5:30pm.  Show 7:30pm.
$39.50 / $49.50 / $59.50 / $75.00 + applicable fees

More details here.

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