Italian-Inspired Farewell Party~Ciao!

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  Last weekend I hosted a very fun party, but one that left me very sad. Our close friends Tracey and Michael {we showed you their pretty home HERE and HERE} are heading to a new job in Rome, Italy! Seriously, aren't they SO lucky?!? We wanted to send them off in style and despite … [Read more...]

Lalaloopsy 4th Birthday Party

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 Since it's been the holiday season, I didn't want to jump back in with a post about all that was pink, girly and Lalaloopsy until now. But, a few weeks ago we celebrated my daughter's fourth birthday in grand style. To give you a little background, this was her first 'party'.  I said to someone … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Inspiration Board

Kentucky Derby/Gold Cup Inspiration Board

I wanted to share some inspiration as the 87th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase Race is this coming weekend here in Virginia.   It is also the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, and quite possibly the unveiling of the next triple crown winner.  Although I will not be … [Read more...]

Black, White and Lime Baby Shower

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Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back especially after this past weekend of party planning.  My dear friend Trinity is pregnant with her first baby and I had the honor of throwing her a baby shower.  The weather was hot, sunny and a bit humid but the party really turned out great.  I had a 24 … [Read more...]

The Royal Wedding Breakfast

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Did you watch it? Did you LOVE her dress {sigh}...what a fun morning, even if you had to get up super early to see it happen live. We had the best time at our "Royal Wedding Breakfast."  It was fun to watch it and share our memories of Diana's wedding, and compare our thoughts and observation on … [Read more...]

Submit your Event!

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While we consider 11 Magnolia Lane to be a "lifestyle" blog--meaning we try not to fall exclusively into any one niche of decorating, cooking, events etc.-- with two of the three main contributors being in the event industry its only natural we deal a lot with parties. So, Terry and I have been … [Read more...]

Oh What a Night! {Dinner Party time!}

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Wow...if you were wondering, the Dinner Party I had on Saturday was a great time! I am so glad I did it. I plan to do a follow-up post on just the food as I think my menu worked out perfectly and so I will share it in case anyone wants to replicate parts or all of it. (View my post on planning the … [Read more...]

Star Struck in Warrenton, VA

The Court House (and Clint)

My little town of Warrenton, VA had a huge celebrity sighting today. Clint Eastwood, (Yes, Dirty Harry, baby!!) director and co-producer of  the movie "J. Edgar" was filming a scene on the steps of our old court house today. Big news travels fast, especially in a small town, so the streets were … [Read more...]

Oscar Party Inspiration Board

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For those of you who know me, you've come to accept and understand my love for celebrity gossip.   I am not sure if it is the fairy tale, the glitz or the glamor that pulls me in, but I love it!  I am avid reader of Popsugar.com and check in for my daily dose of mindless celebrity entertainment.  I … [Read more...]

Purple Inspiration Board

Purple Inspirtation Board

As most of you know, I am an event planner by trade and I have to admit, I really love what I do. I dream about celebrations throughout my day and find inspiration in clothing, furniture, paper, nature, jewelry, blogs and magazines. At times, I am attracted to color and I am instantly inspired to … [Read more...]

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