Mother's Day Brunch
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Hi there! Happy Mother's Day week! It's the time of year when we finally celebrate the women who truly deserve to be celebrated on a daily basis.  I'm so excited to be sharing with you a recent styled photoshoot my friend and amazing photographer, Francesca, and I worked on together recently. I hope it's all the inspiration you need to throw an equally fabulous brunch for the special ladies in your life this weekend.

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Maybe it's the move to Miami or perhaps just the constant sunshine, but I have been seriously loving the bright and tropical vibe. This tablescape is all about brightly colored pattern mixing, layers of texture and tropical flowers and fruits.  Lest you think that it's outside of your reach to bring this vibe to your home, don't worry, the majority of the items used can be found at your local Target and grocery store. 

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The tropical fruit displayed on the table was really the starting inspiration point for this setup. The organic textures and vibrant hues quite literally jumped off the grocery store shelves at me.  It was actually quite simple and inexpensive to create a table centerpiece using these items. I arranged a selection of fruit ranging from watermelons and kiwis to mangoes and lemons on a wooden cutting board (Target). I mainly chose the fruit based on their visual appeal but I'd encourage you to also select fruits that you know your mom and guests will love. Perhaps swapping out some varieties that will be in season near you. I know it's easy to just throw your fruit into a bowl but just taking the extra step to slice a few of the pieces open (i.e. the watermelon, papaya and kiwi) and arrange them on a cutting board provides just a bit more visual interest and makes it that much easier to dig into when the time comes. 

Next I created place settings that not only mixed patterns but also textures. I am in L-O-V-E with the recent Opal House for Target line and had some fun there a few weeks back. The plates are actually plastic (who knew!), very economical (ranging from $1.99 to $2.99) and make for a very family friendly table.  The glassware are a few treasured finds from Anthropologie. I am such a sucker for pink glassware... swoon!). The champagne flutes (which they still carry here) are rimmed with gold. Just the kind of details to make mom feel like a queen for the day. 

Lastly, I used this fabulous pink, tie dye wall hanging that I found at a local Miami Boutique, Iniva as the backdrop for this beautiful tablescape. That, coupled with the macrame runner also from Opal House for Target and the woven place mats from IKEA gave the table the layered textures it needed for depth. 

A few sprigs of bougainvillea and a massive leaf from my yard were just the icing on this tropical feast. 

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While you might not be able to run to the yard for some of these items, your local grocery store (especially Whole Foods if you have it) should carry most of the fruits and flowers I listed above. If not, then I'd suggest swapping in a vibrant pink, yellow or orange rose for the floral touch and perhaps some bright berries to round out your fruit display.  At the end of the day it really is the thought that will count. I'd encourage you to think about ways to incorporate details that will make it extra special just for your mom. Don't be afraid of mixing colors, patterns and textures. Like in family, the more the merrier!

Let's not forget, that setting the table is just setting the scene for the real magic to take place. Don't forget to linger over your time together. Savor the moments just as much as the tropical flavors.  Share a favorite story, reminisce about treasured memories, laugh at secret jokes and most of all, don't forget to say THANK YOU.

So, here's to all the moms out there. We love you! Happy Mother's Day!

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Source List:

Fruits & Florals - Whole Foods

Tablecloth - Iniva Boutique

Plates - Opal House for Target

Macrame Table Runner - Opal House for Target

Gold Flatware - Target

Woven Place Mats - IKEA

Blue Stoneware Plate - Anthropologie

Yellow Chairs - Target

Flamingo Print - Arielle Vey

Beige Vases - West Elm

Wooden Cutting Board - Target

Floral Kimono - Anthropologie

Napkins - Anthropologie

Pink Champagne Flutes - Anthropologie

Pink Juice Tumblers - Anthropologie

 

 

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INSPO: BOLD & BRIGHT
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Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
— Oscar Wilde

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LOCALLOVE: Cielito Artisan Pops
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As the name suggests, this place is serving up little bits of heaven in the Miami Arts District. Tucked into a corner of the iconic black and white striped building in the midst of Wynwood, Cielito Artisan Pops offers a wide assortment of yummy popsicles.  These are NOT the pops you grew up on.  Gone are the artificial flavors that would dye your face and tongue green for hours on end.  Instead, Cielito prides itself on the natural, high quality and fresh ingredients that go into each pop.  

We know that you expect the best, and that’s why we only serve the highest quality, freshest ingredients – because that’s what your body deserves!
— Cielito Website

The quality of their ingredients shows up in every bite and makes it hard to choose just one. Their flavor options are plentiful and change with the season. There's definitely an option for every taste.  On top of all that goodness, all of their fruit pops are vegan gluten-free.

Need any more convincing? I didn't think so! Next time you decide to wander through Wynwood do yourself a favor a pop into Cielito (see what I did there?)

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GIVEAWAY: A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
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We're keeping the birthday party going with today's giveaway! It's our party favor for a special someone. I've picked a few of my favorite things to share with you.  This is what's included:

  • Limited Edition Piccadilly Print "Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons"
  • Anthropologie Dream Journal
  • Anthropologie Voluspa Candle in Volcano 
  • Albeit Sugar Rose Lip Scrub
  • "You're the Balm" Absolute New York Lip Balm
  • Tulip Flower Face Mask Sheet
  • Florapy Blackberry Primrose Deep Hydration Face Mask
  • Girl Power & XOXO Pins

In order to be entered into the giveaway I would ask that you do the following:

  • Like our page on Facebook here
  • Sign up for our Mailing List here
  • Follow us on Instagram and comment on this post here once you've taken these steps.

I'll be announcing a winner on Saturday morning!  Thanks again for coming on this journey with me and celebrating the everyday!

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MY GIFT TO YOU!
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Birthdays are my fave! The ultimate chance to celebrate life and break out of the day-to-day routine. A day where your Facebook friends from various chapters of your life magically remember your birthday and join forces to ensure that your day is extra magical.  For as long as I can remember I've tried to stretch out the festivities from a single day to a "birthday" month. So far I haven't quite been successful on making it last that long BUT I think a week feels about right.

That being said, I'm excited to share the party with you this week... literally! Today I am launching the "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY" Party Plan which has everything you need to throw a super bright, sparkly and special birthday celebration.  I included a few of my favorite things in the hopes that you would throw yourself or someone close to you an extra fun affair. 

What's more, for this week only, in celebration of my birthday, you can download it for free in the Piccadilly shop, HERE.  I want to be sure that you are taking every opportunity to celebrate what is wonderful in your world. I hope you will download and throw a super, awesome party. Don't forget to invite us by tagging us on social media (#piccadillycreative) and showing us how you brought this party to life for yourself.

LET'S PARTY!

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Photo Credit: Francesca 

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It's My Birthday!
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I don't think I'll ever outgrow being excited about my birthday! An excuse for balloons, confetti and cake... yes please! What's more I love birthdays because they are chance to stop and celebrate your journey thus far. It hasn't been perfect but there certainly is a lot to be grateful for.  In my book that means there are plenty of reasons to party. 

I want to invite YOU to my virtual birthday party this next week! Check back in here on the blog daily to join in on the festivities, free stuff and fun!

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SHARE THE LOVE

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Today is all about the looooove. We're here to help you celebrate and let those special people in your world know just how you feel about them.

Sometimes however, capturing exactly how you feel with just the right words can be tough. Don't worry! We've got you. Here's just a few of our favorite chick flick quotes to help you share the love.  Save and send your favorite to that special someone (or to someone you you hope thinks you're special ;-) )

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Happy Galentine's Day!
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Today and every day I'm grateful for the amazing women in my world.  They are my teachers, my confidantes, my friends, my cheerleaders, and my inspiration. 

True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.
— Nicole Richie

These are just a few treasured moments from last year's Galentine's Day party that I had the pleasure of co-hosting with my friends Lauren of  Tickled Photo Booth Company and Pamela of Memories of Bliss Photography

Don't forget to tell your girl gang how much you love and appreciate them today!

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NEW PRODUCT: PARTY PLAN - SHINE BRIGHT

I'm soooo excited to announce that we have officially launched our shop featuring our very first product, the SHINE BRIGHT PARTY PLAN! You'll notice the new addition to our menu bar up top. I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think. 

So what’s a party plan you ask?

It is your total and complete game plan for throwing the BEST.PARTY.EVER.  

 

The Party Plan includes the following:

Decor Inspiration

Suggested Recipes

3 Activity Ideas

Movie List

Shopping List

Music Playlist

& of course, all the encouragement you can handle!

Why Shine Bright?

Launched just in time for Galentine's Day, the SHINE BRIGHT party is all about highlighting you and your girlfriends' unique light and impact on the world.   It includes over-the-top decor and activities, all designed to make you and your guests feel truly celebrated. What's more, we've added a good dose of disco balls and dancing to get the party started. 

Head on over to the shop here and purchase your game plan today. You won't regret the memories you make!

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