June 16, 2010

Party Time @ The Shiny Pebble

I am feeling much better now after my surgery. I have looked forward with anticipation and excitement to the day of this grand celebration in honor of the 8 best designers who inspired us through their gifted eye for beauty. Thanks to all who dropped in yesterday with warm wishes, you just made my day! As proven by so many women out there, one great attribute we have is resilience. I must start moving before the limousine arrives. Catherine would love to see you, too. Come over later and meet us at the Shiny Pebble...it will be fun!
I would like to present a gift of appreciation to these great designers who had inspired me every Wednesday with their design presentations. First things first, I made a phone call to the best floral artist designer based in Carmel, California, Michael Merritt, to confirm the arrival of the flower arrangements he made for Catherine's guest designers. Michael also created this special flower bouquet (below) for Catherine.
I have to get started packing the hostess gift.
The package includes Joe Malone's summer fragrance,
My very own favorite Verbena Scented Candle
And a variety pack of designers matches
in floral design,
portrait design,
and two of my favorite cylindrical designer matches.
And the most awaited package from Rachel Zoe,
I am wearing this ensemble hand picked by Rachel. Ann happened to wear this for Rachel's photo shoot.
and my pick for Jimmy Choo handbag and shoes
I heard the talented and fabulous Splenderosa will be sharing some of her favorite musicals for the party, visit her blog to know why. I am looking forward to a relaxing evening and mingle with all my friends,
enjoy a Cosmopolitan or Lychee martini
and end the night with a feast of my favorite chocolate cake.

33 comments:

Everton Terrace said...

Oh dear, I am hosting some friends for lunch today and now feel perhaps both my table and I are underdressed. I also am starting to have high hopes for a fab hostess gift! Glad you are on the road to wellness!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Fabulous! I am so glad you made it to the party. It wouldn't have been the same without you. The dress is devine, but I must admit that the clutch is what I covet. Thank you so much for having those flowers arranged and delivered. And what gorgeous gathering of treasures for a hostess. You shouldn't have...

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

MaryAnn, MaryAnn, that table scape is STUNNING! That shade of blue is awesome especially in combination with all the sweet pink!
Enjoy, enjoy, sweet friend. xx

SPLENDEROSA said...

Absolutely stunning post! The table, the flowers, the gifts and THE dress & shoes. All perfect, darling. Before you know it you'll have 1000 followers/friends. xx's

OneCraftyFox said...

Hope you are feeling better now darling! Considering you had surgery, you look absolutely fabulous. And a drink or two will ease any pain :)

Seriously though, hope all is well.

Style Attic said...

That cake is one awesome way to top off the night! LOVE that and those shoes will keep my feet looking skinny and hot and I pack in the chocolate up top :) The colors on your blog are so fresh!

Mona Thompson said...

Awesome party! And just after surgery? I love, loved it all. I will have to come back and visit more later, but for now I have to get back to my guests. Would love if you would stop by the soiree I'm throwing before Catherine's to honor the designers. We will have a sip and get to know each other better. Mona

It's me said...

What a pretty table scape......Mary Ann.........love the pinks!!

Love you !! enjoy enjoy ..hugs hugs ..from me my dear friend !! xxxxx

Bayside Moments said...

I love looking at tablescapes. Gorgeous post - thanks for sharing your amazing life.
Pam

joanny said...

I came over from Catherine's beautiful blog, and so glad you are on the mend after just having surgery.

You will look smashing in that dress and accessories you picked and your gifts are truly lovely. The tablescape if a work of art.

Come visit my blog anytime,
Joanny

Ann said...

Love the tablescape and the cake!
Actually, loved it all!

-Ann

Raina Cox said...

What a stylish get-together!

Thanks so much for stopping by la Lamp Shade.

xoxo,

Raina

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I'm so glad you are feeling well! I hope you are getting lots of rest :) Thank you for adding me to your blog list! That is soo sweet of you :) Loving that pink and blue table setting!

Fauxology said...

MaryAnn - Loved all the detail of the designs, down to the fragrances and beautiful matchboxes. I loved the dress, clutch AND shoes as well. I'm so glad you are feeling better and your story is very inspiring. I get the feeling you are an amazing person to know. Big hug, Regina

Karena said...

MaryAnn, loved it all....well, great minds think alike!!

So glad you joined us at the party!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

CalicoCat said...

What fabulous taste you have Ann! I love Jo Malone scents. One of my closest friends got me hooked on that. My faves are French Lime and Basil, Honeysuckle and Jasmine and Red Roses! Ahhh...I'm in heaven :)
So glad to hear your surgery went well. Continue to feel better And yes, You are an amazing person to know! Sending you LOTS of hugs....

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Maryanne, just found your blog and really enjoyed the beautiful images, will go and Check out some more now, cheers katherine

Splendid Willow said...

Wonderful Mary Ann,

Let's skip the party for a second and let's talk about you. I did not know about all the things you have gone through. I salute you and would like to send you an even bigger bouquet (yes, created by Michael!) together with tons of good energy and warm thoughts.

Going back to the party - you will look stunning in that gorgeous outfit! Wish I had legs like that to show off...

And obviously you are the most generous guest!

A warm hug, Mon

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I'm so happy the surgery went well.
Please do not forget to catch up on some rest. The body needs it always after a surgery. Here's a huge warm hug, sweetie. I adore that table setting - so summery;-)

Paris Pastry said...

Looks like a fabulous party! I adore the hostess gift package!

Les Cotrions said...

Ohhh! What a stylish party Mary Ann!!! Love the dress and Jimmy Choo is one of my favourite!
Happy you're better after your surgery!!!
Big hugs
Vale

Heather said...

Goodness everyone looks spectacular! Such fabulous taste we all have and so generous...... Don't stay up too late you need your rest girl. Take care of yourself.

Heather said...

Goodness everyone looks spectacular! Such fabulous taste we all have and so generous...... Don't stay up too late you need your rest girl. Take care of yourself.

shiree segerstrom said...

Mary Ann, Your blog is just fantastic. I was excited to see Michael Merritt featured in your blog. I worked with him as a student on two designer showcases with the Modesto College interior design team. Many congrats to you Michael. Shiree'

Charlotta Ward said...

How fabulous! And of course dear Eddie wouldn't want to miss out on an opportunity like this! How could he this is the party of the season! :)

Love everything you picked - the dress is fabulous and how sweet of Anne to model it for you.

I'll see you there darling.

x Charlotta

OneCraftyFox said...

Hi sweets, I just wanted to invite you to join my *Cupcake Challenge*, I promise it will be loads of fun!!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

What a great post! It all looks lovely. - The thought of a lychee martini right now - sounds great! Hope all is well.

OneCraftyFox said...

Me again... Please come join my *Cupcake Challenge*, I promise it will be loads of fun!!

Struggler said...

Wonderful! The chocolate cake picture is of course my favorite, but for some reason, I adore the cylindrical matches, too.

Pemberley said...

Devine choices! You have such fabulous taste. Sorry I have not had time to get over here sooner! Glad you are feeling well. XOXO

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i know my rsvp is a little tardy but please squeeze me in! your soirée sounds magnifique and the dress is divine.

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Nancy said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful choices...great photos!

Nancy

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