because it's not that fabulous, but i wish it were
Monday, June 21, 2010
wow party-eddie ross
as i told you here, i planned on attending the wow party, hosted by eddie ross and the owner of scentimental gardens, debra phillips. eddie was of course super nice and very funny. he gave some great tips and as i was listening to him, i thought to myself- i would love to go to one of his parties! his attention to detail and quick tips he shared are what make everything seem so much more special when throwing a party. i got a lot of great ideas and it really inspired me! i am definitely going to a flea market asap!
the event was held at the dunham woods riding club in wayne, il which is about 1 hour west of chicago.
this was one of two barns outside of the main building.
cozy sitting room right off the entrance to the restaurant and banquet area
stairway down to the restrooms, which i thought was just beautiful
one of the things i really like about eddie is the fact that he doesn't spend millions of dollars on his items. he goes to flea markets, tag sales and thrift stores to find his gems that really transform his parties to look like a million bucks. also, he thinks outside the box to re-purpose many of his finds. from turning old tea containers into vases or using small teacups to serve appetizers, these are the things that create a unique look to a party.
there were about 100 reserved tickets for the event, a good turn out!
jaithan, eddie's partner, mingling with a guest
this was a really cute centerpiece- just a potted plant, baby tears, trimmed with candles.
so cute for an outdoor dinner
buffet spread which included crudite, cheeses, tortellini and fruit
the evening was great and i'm so glad i went! thank you to my sister who attended the event with me!