I thought I’d start the week off with some exciting news! (exciting for me at least!) I was invited to attend a party in this beautiful backyard last year, and the party has made its way into this months (May issue) of Style at Home Magazine! I didn’t want to say anything until I had a copy of the magazine in my hands and saw it for myself, and now that I have I thought I’d share some behind the scenes pictures of the night that you won’t see in the magazine… so here goes!
I’ve been to many parties since starting my blog, between media events and blogger meet ups, but this one will forever be a highlight. My friend Tracey Ayton is the amazing photographer behind all the photos for the article, and she also happens to be the owner of this lovely home! Our friend, and talented interior designer, Karla Amadatsu styled the backyard for the event and cooked up an amazing meal for all of us to enjoy. It was a beautiful evening, thanks to all their hard work, and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of it. I couldn’t resist taking some pictures on the sly with my iPhone at the end of the evening just to capture the moment.
You can see Danielle, Karla, Victoria, Stephanie and Andrea in the pictures above, but also at the event were Barbara, Lily, Sheila, Carol, Colleen, Sari, Amanda, Michelle, and Nancy. An amazing group of talented women, that I’m happy to call friends.
Photo Credits: Top (cover) & Middle, Tracey Ayton. Bottom two, Rosa Pearson.
Well, it’s been a busy week for media events, with two store openings back to back! On Wednesday night I was invited to take a peek at the new Bouclair Home store in Coquitlam, and I couldn’t resist sharing some of the goodies that followed me home. The store was full of pillows, curtains, baskets, etc, but it was the little things that caught my eye that night.
I found this small ceramic bird in the kids section, but I personally think he’s more of an all ages kind of bird. I love him. And really, with a blog named Flutter Flutter, how could I not? No, the Tivoli radio was not from Bouclair… but it will be his new perch. I guess that makes him a bit of a song bird? The other ceramic piece is perfect for serving crackers or a baguette at the next family dinner. I think the little handle holes are great!
I was really excited to see the slate serving tray in a variety of shapes and sizes. I’ve been keeping my eye out for one since I first saw them used by a food stylist as a backdrop in a photo shoot. Food looks really pretty on them, as do ceramic birds! Down the aisle were these slate coasters, and I plan on filling up that empty wine glass sitting atop them tonight! Jason has been away on business all week, and he’s flying back into town today! Happy Friday indeed! Bring on the weekend! I can already smell those Saturday morning pancakes…
I was invited for a sneak preview of British Columbia’s first Marshalls store on Tuesday night. Great brand names, combined with great prices, made for a great time shopping with some of my blog friends! Tracey, Danielle, Janis, Jan and I all bumped into each other while scoping out the shoe section. There were actually shoes large enough for my size 11 feet! Thank you Marshalls!
For the event, local fashion expert Luisa Rino put together these four mood boards above, showing her take on the distinct neighbourhood styles of Vancouver. (I love the Guess shoes in the Gastown board, with the faux tiger print inside.) I’m curious what kind of board she would put together for suburbia? Hmm. Wherever you’re located, the Grand Opening of Marshalls is on today, so now you can shop too! Enjoy!
Located at: 8137 Ontario Street (at Marine Drive) in Vancouver
Photo Credit: Rosa Pearson, Jeff Vinnick. Mood Boards: Luisa Rino
I’m excited to check out the BC Home + Garden Show in Vancouver this year! I thought I would share my excitement, and start the weekend off on the right foot, by offering up two pairs of tickets to the show! If you would like some free tickets, just leave a comment on this blog post or on the Flutter Flutter Facebook page and I’ll draw two names next week! A big thanks to Reformation PR for providing the tickets!
I’ll be attending the Opening Night Party, and look forward to listening to the guest speakers throughout the show. (On a side note, I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer (with glasses, above), of A Good Chick to Know, at Blend in September! She has such amazing style!) The show opens on February 20th, and runs to the 24th, so maybe I’ll see you there!