Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Age Appropriate

Some say that Halloween is for the kiddos -- or for those who have them.

That may be true of trick or treating, but when it comes to throwing a spooky fete, it's anyone's game. And with just six days left until October 31, it's not too late to round up the gang and open the doors to your own haunted house. Only this year, you may want to ditch the witches hat and broom and spin the cobwebs into a sleek and sophisticated candy binging bash.

Here are a few ideas that we have come up with to guarantee your guests a good time.

If you want to keep it light and pretty, instead of the usual pumpkins full of candy in the middle of the table, check out this beautiful candy topiary and delicious candy apple centerpiece.

And for those of you who want to go a shade darker, we have come up with a couple of Gothic drink recipes for you to try out.

The Ghoul-itini -- A Bloody Mary in a martini glass with a couple of large black olives for garnish.

1 1/2 ounces of vodka
1/2 cup of tomato juice
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire to taste
Tabasco to taste

The Brain Bender -- Add a shot of the Green Fairy as an homage to Gothic literature.

1 ounce Absinthe
1/2 ounce

Pour the
Amaretto into a shot glass and then drizzle Absinthe on the inside. Next, slowly pour in the Bailey's allowing it to form a cloud on top of the Amaretto. Splash a couple of drops of Grenadine on top and there you have it --- a floating brain.

Have fun pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Light It Up

JG's West Coast rock stars lit up the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills last week for Glade Candle's Design and Shine Event, which raised awareness and a pretty penny for Operation Smile. Giuliana Rancic, Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth, Alyssa Milano, Lori Laughlin and Jackie Warner were among the celebrities who showed up to lend their support and design their own candle for the cause.

As for our own creations, check out this fabulous candle wall that made the room positively glow --thank you LED lights! We stocked the wall with a mixed and match variety of Glade designed candle holders.

Amber lighting created a relaxing atmosphere where guests sipped our specialty drink -- a lavender/vanilla infused martini -- while they enjoyed the lavender candle scents that filled the room.

We softened the entryway with monochromatic shades of white curtains that paired beautifully with all white arrangements of roses, french tulips and calla lilies.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Being In Love Never Goes Out of Style

While JG Team in West Coast was producing Glade's Design and Shine event at the Beverly Wilshire/Four Seasons, JG team in East Coast attended Grace Ormonde's book launch party at the Plaza. Many leaders of the industry attended the event to congratulate the launch of Grace Ormonde Weddings's first hard cover wedding book.

It is a 416 Page book with 375 images hand-picked by Grace Ormonde.

Meet Grace Ormonde!

Christine and Klair representing the East Coast JG Team in front of the step and repeat at the book launch party!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

An Eclectic Form of Elegant and Stylish Modernism

Here are some photos of our Art Deco inspired centerpieces. Our Client wanted to see arrangements in colors of Red, White, and Black. We used black square and rectangular vases to add slick look to the arrangements. The two sets of arrangements will be alternating through out the room. Mound Red Carnations add a volume and a dramatic look to the room. Yet, softly twisted white callas truly represent the definition of art deco. They display an eclectic form of elegant and stylish modernism.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Top 10 DIY Wedding Decor Items from IKEA

Look at these cute cocktail vases. LESS IS MORE!

PERSIKA vases are Mouth Blown by skilled craftsmen. These are perfect for romantic arrangements. Cluster of other vases in the PERSIKA series will bring beauty to the table!

These Block CAndle Holders will make a statement on your table!

We love hanging lanterns over the Dance Floor. IKEA sells handmade shades,
each shade is UNIQUE!

Pebbles can add organic look to the arrangement!

(Credits: The Knot)

These sophisticated candlestick holders can be found at IKEA. This is your BANG FOR A BUCK item :)

Look at these beautifully customized lemonade favors. EASY BREEZY BEAUTIFUL!

{Credits: Oh Happy Day}

Lit the Entry Hall way with Borrby Lanterns. Guests will feel warm and

These are not your regular glass vases. Interesting texture adds a character to the arrangement!

{Credit: The Beautiful Mess - Photography}