Moi with Mrs. Lilien ("Kelley" she insisted) sporting "full summer regalia"
Mrs. Lilien began her blog as a way to catalog her current design projects. She is an extremely imaginative graphic designer among many other talents. Passionate about the good life, it seems she let her creativity take flight as her blog morphed into an instructional on fabulousness. She inspires us to toast life with one of her many lovely libations, to coordinate unexpected colors in our outfits, and to live gracefully - with good manners and sophistication! And she manages to pull it off with playful panache in the form of little rhymes and dramatic visuals. It's really quite charming I mean, I'm hooked! Last night she hosted a little "Summer Social" at Urbanic Paper Boutique in Venice to introduce us to one of her soon to be published elixirs. All I can say is, when can I buy the book?!
Mrs. Lilien is not above pitching in - and she is ever the gracious hostess offering cups with ice and a warm welcome...
The deeeeliscious "Mrs. Lemonade"
It was a packed house - filled with adorable guests!
Peonies - my favorite!
"Sweet Lucies" is aptly named - not only are the organic ice cream treats sweet, but also the family who makes them fresh daily!
It's Lucie's adorable little face on the logo!
Good thing I only imbibed once - tricky little suckers to make! Smock provided the beautiful papers.
My sister Amy, showing off our labors.
Mrs. Lilien's followers have style! And class - we met some very lovely people last night.