julia lake: how to hostess

julia lake: how to hostess

this blog is a medley of making pretty, bon vivants, how to hostess like a pro & other aesthetically pleasing musings.
* professional party thrower, julia lake *

I recently had a booth at wedding fair called Wedding Crashers in Brooklyn. This was my booth. I guess I’m a more is more kinda gal…Possibly need to work on that. Coco Chanel always said, “Before you leave the house, take one thing off”. I think this booth was eye candy but perhaps a bit too much and confusing for the eye. Maybe next time I’ll edit more. Either way, it was super fun and also a great soft launch for my new sister company, a floral studio called Idlewild Weddings! www.idlewildweddings.com Check us out! 

Thanks Moss + Isacc for the awesome shots!

My sister Sophie had her 2nd bebe, & this time its a GIRL! Praise the Lord- I’m so excited!!! Honestly, I just don’t know what to do with boys or how to shop for them. It got me dreaming about cutesy bebe gear so I’ve put together a fun pinterest for a nursery & bebe things. Aside from the amazing julia lake parties! onesie we made for a bebe shower (pictured above), below are some of my favorite things. Birth Announcements coming soon! 

I’ve been pretty obsessed with toile recently. Im using at 2 upcoming weddings & just scored toile curtains at an antique shop in Vermont while visiting my sister, Sophie. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Spoonflower did a hilarious take on the classic print with a twist. If you look closely, these traditionally styled designs feature female innovators and leaders from history. I, for one, love them! More info here.

Come find me in Brooklyn this weekend on Sunday! http://brooklynbased.com/wedding-crashers/

Come find me in Brooklyn this weekend on Sunday! http://brooklynbased.com/wedding-crashers/

This is the gallery wall in my studio. #julialakeparties  (at jlp! nyc studio)

This is the gallery wall in my studio. #julialakeparties (at jlp! nyc studio)

Sha-wing!

Sha-wing!

Be Mine? 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

Be Mine? 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

happy valentines day 
xxx, julia lake

happy valentines day 

xxx, julia lake

New Year, New Branding, New Biz Cards! Boom! #julialakeparties

New Year, New Branding, New Biz Cards! Boom! #julialakeparties

Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine, not to necessarily to be romantic and mushy gushy but as a time to show your love to your loved ones, friends, family & people who have helped you over the years. So this year I decided to send wrapped chocolate bars to all the people who have helped me with my party planning company in the last year. A sweet little way to say, “merci”. 

I wrapped chocolate bars in kraft paper and wrapped them with hot pink bakers twine. I sealed the knot with a white wax and a heart stamp & wrote a little thank you note and sealed it with a kiss. The bars went into padded envelopes that had a “Happy Valentines Day” stamp, Love stamps & addresses printed on hearts. They shipped out today & I hope they bring a bit of joy into the lives of the people who have brought joy & support into mine over the last months. 

Gettin in the mood for an all girls Valentines Day party! 

Gettin in the mood for an all girls Valentines Day party! 

Playing in the snow… & then in watercolor via waterlogue. #julialakeparties 

For just a moment let’s acknowledge how truly magical this pink lady really is. Discovered her here. Her name is Barbara Cartland & she was a prolific romantic novelist from England. Gotta love her. 

This is super helpful! 

This is super helpful!