Archive for October, 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Presidential Flowers

We were honored to create florals for President Obama, Monday night at the Banderas residence.

This home is one of the most handsome in Los Angeles and we always feel lucky to be able to work in this historical house.

Linens from La Tavola tied with gold cording and tassels, set the stage for overflowing abundant arrangements of jewel-tone flowers.

We used ruby red dahlias, amethyst and green hydrangeas, deep red and Latin Curiosa roses, butterscotch Fujis and rust China mums with burgundy hanging Amaranthus trailing down over the urn.

Michael Brooks of Michael Brooks Creates, organized the event and Bread and Butter Catering presented many delicious items that evening.

A few standouts were Crab and mango salad on wonton chips with wasabi aioli,   Roasted parsnip & coconut soup in Espresso cups,  Mini-pea and potato samosas with savory mango and herb chutney and  Griddled chorizo, caramelized onion and Manchego cheese sandwich triangles.

Michael Books Creates
Bread and Butter Catering
La Tavola      

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | 1 Comment

Juicy Couture Bat Mitzvah at the W Hotel Hollywood

This was one fantastic party for Jamie Clare who happens to have the same initials as Juicy Couture.
So, we took the logo, the colors and Hollywood location and ran with it!

Guests were greeted with a red carpet entrance with a custom Step and Repeat backdrop. In place of velvet ropes and stantions we created chains of giant Juicy Couture charm bracelets.

A Joan Rivers look alike greeted guests as paparazzi shoved in to get the perfect photo.

Guests wrote notes of congratulations on a pink rhinestone studded dress form which Jamie took home.

For the buffets, we were inspired by the Juicy Couture crest to create four foot tall moss topiaries of the Scottie dogs. The dogs had large pink crystal diamond eyes, pink rhinestone collars and monogrammed heart dog tags.

The center of the ballroom was designed with a large round glossy white dance floor with a custom embossed gold monogram in the center.

Three large photos behind the stage were framed with hand-made sculpted paper flowers in white and pink flanked by two gogo cages with floral caps.

The centerpieces for the adult dining tables were a collection of giant floral perfume bottles and floral pillows topped with crowns.


Around the base of the bottles, we placed clusters of gardenias and heavy crystal votives. The white leather booth tables were fitted with matte pink sequin linens.  Following the Juicy Couture look, we set the table with gold flatware, gold beaded glass chargers and gold rimmed crystal.

A Café au Lait dinner plate dahlia was placed on each blossom pink iridescent dupioni napkin.
Even the Challah table was “blinged out” with a pink rhinestone base.


The kids had a special area of stunning new lounge furniture covered in white patent leather with soaring golden Manzanita trees draped with giant pearls and spheres of roses overhead.

The candy bar featured Jamie’s favorites, Oreo cookies, pink candies and black licorice Scottie dogs.

As always, it was great working with Evie Steinberg and many thanks to Michael Brannigan for capturing the fantastic evening so well.

Party coordinator- Evie Steinberg –  Be Our Guest
Photographer – Michael Brannigan –  David Michael Photography
Entertainment – Paris and crew –   Checkone2 Entertainment