Alchemy Fine Home is the word!
We are so honored and excited with all the love that we got from Modern Luxury San Diego in their September issue! Since we launched Alchemy Fine Home we have had so much fun adding on inspiring new pieces for your home design and entertaining. As a designer our dream is always to design with the most beautiful materials and artistic pieces as possible. With the crossover of focusing on our interior design passion as well as events, you can really do just that and curate collectable pieces to cherish for years to come. Alchemy Fine Home offers a wedding registry filled with luxe little items that you really want, may not need, but truly covet.
Catch the buzz and check out the top picks we chatted about in our ‘Design Spotlight’ feature in Modern Luxury San Diego’s September 2015 Ladies of Style issue. Called out as a Design Arbiter (we likey), we show off our favorite objet d’art, fashion and travel picks at the moment including some fun pieces we’ve put in our client’s homes that featured on Alchemy Fine Home.
Check out these Alchemy Fine Home coveted pieces online for your luxe home accents that we are loving.
Thank you so much Becca Battista for capturing me and my #1 main man Rupert the Regal Cheagle inside of my favorite contemporary art galleries Madison Gallery. This little man of mine is such a show stopper and is looking quite dapper in print if I do say so myself. I love you Ruppie-doo!
Big love to Dean Hall of Style and Men for primping me and Ruppie up!
Dress by Halston. Shoes Brian Atwood.Read More »
Alchemy Fine Events’ 2013 Year End Wrap Up
2013 was an incredible whirlwind of a year! We got to work with some amazing clients, travel to some incredible locations around the globe, get our feet wet filming our first videos for E-how and push our boundaries even further. I even got the chance to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming an art teacher by volunteering to teach drawing classes to kids at the Monarch School of San Diego with the After-School All-Stars. I am so blessed by the challenges that have come my way as they are making me so much more inspired and motivated to push even harder in 2014.
I am super excited about the adventures to come in 2014 including speaking in the Netherlands, working on a home decor line and really exploring my passion for modern, unique, fresh, colorful ways to make your life and it’s special celebrations full of style, beauty and grace.
Here’s a look back at some of our favorite moments of 2013.
Alchemy Studio Shoot
Ashley Keleman was kind enough to take some wonderful photos of me and Jill, as well as my girly-glam studio. I have yet to share these for some reason and must share soon! She is an incredible photographer if you haven’t seen her work yet, you must!
The US Grant Bridal Show
Our interpretation of a Boho-Glam California Winter Wedding. See the blog post here.
Hollywood Meets Bollywood at La Costa Resort
Blog feature coming soon!
DREAM 2013 at The W Hotel San Diego
See our feature in Exquisite Weddings Here
Deserted Ocean Scottsdale Wedding
Feature coming out in March!
Garden Glam Baby Shower with Lounge Appeal
Ibiza Collection for our partnership with Bonder & Co in Ibiza, Spain
Luxury Picnic Shoot for Riviera Magazine in Rancho Santa Fe
Riviera magazine teamed us up with the amazing Chef Andrew Spurgin for a collaboration of our interpretation of the ultimate luxury picnic and interviewed us for all the happenings in the world of Alchemy Fine Events. See the article and post here!
Styled a 70’s Glam Inspired Dine + Design vignette with Roche Bobois for a Riviera Magazine competition
See the article and post here!
Garden Glam Wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula
A fragrant garden of herbs and flowers mixed with sparkle for a gorgeous winery affair. See the feature coming soon!
Since 1955 Birthday Party at Rancho Valencia
The best Rat Pack and Marilyn came out to visit our Drive-In Movie Theater style mid-century dinner party in Rancho Santa Fe. See the video from this event here. Blog post and feature coming soon!
A Modern Glam Wedding in Mascota, Mexico
An absolutely amazingly beautiful modern, unique and romantic wedding at a small lake resort inland of Puerto Vallarta. I can’t wait to share this one with you!
Thanksgiving Glam at Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar
Butterflies and Besos Santa Monica Wedding
Look for this one coming out in 2014. We used the 2014 Pantone of the Year and didnt even know it! We are so ahead of the trend 😉
Gen Next Midnight in Paris Holiday Party at the Carondelet House
Feature coming soon!
Cirque du Cates Sexy Circus Party in San Diego’s Gaslamp District
Feature coming soon! This one was incredible… So many amazing details to show off!!
Nutcracker 1st Birthday Party at Mr. C in Beverly Hills
A Korean 1st birthday party for a previous client who we designed the Monopoly 1st birthday party for seen here. Photo of this precious event coming soon!
What a year! We are so excited to see what 2014 brings. Cheers to a fabulous new year, a fresh start and even more room to soar! Wishing you lots of love and luck in 2014. xoxoRead More »
Luxury Picnic: The Ultra Indulgent Way to Dine al Fresco
With summer upon us and the weather warmer, it’s such a shame to take your date nights indoors. Take advantage of the late setting summer sun and bring you and your beau to an al fresco glam picnic! (P.S. Gents: This would be an amazing way to propose to your lucky ladies!! Wink wink..)
Riviera Magazine San Diego recently paired me up with the talented Andrew Spurgin to bring our over the top picnic vision come to life & to catch up with all that’s been going on in the world of Alchemy Fine Events. For this summer time shoot I wanted to create an intimate design for 2 that you could recreate in your own backyard, local park or beach with a few easy upgrades to infuse into your luxury picnic. As a die-hard foodie myself, I was so excited to get to work with Andrew who created the most delectable gourmet & gorgeous bites… including spoonfuls of caviar we washed down with rose champagne. My kind of photoshoot! With a little help from my friends… we brought an over the top sexy, splashy luxurious picnic to the lake shores of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe.
Here are my top 5 picnic essentials to make your glamorous picnic a huge success!!
TOP 5 LUXURY PICNIC STYLE ESSENTIALS
1. GO BIG – the luxury of what makes a picnic so fun is the unexpected. Anyone can have wrapped up PB&J’s in a basked but bring out the caviar, champagne and amazing cheeses to nibble on al fresco. Forgo the paper plates for a few beautiful serving pieces such as these gorgeous tiles by Tuo Sogno or some sassy vintage china & glassware by Hostess Haven. The contrast of luxury in the outdoors is what makes it so fun!
2. Super Soft Blanket & Pillows– I’d suggest an ultra soft cashmere throw from Missoni to snuggle up on when the sun sets.
3. BUBBLES –Beau Joie Brut Rose- the gorgeous copper laden bottle will impress even before letting the crisp, sweet bubbles hit your palette. After all, the only thing better than bubbles is pink bubbles. Bonus point: when served ice cold the copper keeps the bottle cooler longer! Style & purpose.
4. THE ULTIMATE CHEESE PLATE- from truffle laced Goudas to creamy Bries served on chewy nutty crackers with a dollop of goose liver pate. Vennissimo is my favorite go-to cheese shop in San Diego.
5. LUXURY PICNIC LUGGAGE – I am obsessed with vintage cocktail cases that make your perfect dry martini with a blue cheese olive very do-able! I also LOVE gourmet trotter cases out of the UK for a complete set of your essentials all on a gorgeous stacked case set of roll-able luggage.=
Photography by Robert Benson
Event Design & Styling by Alchemy Fine Events
Catering by Andrew Spurgin
Tableware by Hostess Haven
Flowers by Isari Flower Studio
Fashion Stying by Hall & Saks
Tiles by Tuo Sogno
Beauty by Beauti On The Go
Models provided by NO Ties
Pillows by La Tavola
Location Fairbanks RanchRead More »
We are super excited to see our canopied table from our Italy workshop last Spring featured in the latest edition of The Knot magazine! In the Knot they talk about the ‘new’ color rules when it comes to weddings. The days of dying and painting everything in your one color is long gone and new exciting color combinations are more fun than ever! Here is a breakdown of the colors we featured on our tablescape as well as other elements of design that are always important to consider when designing.
When designing your tables, your outfit or even your home, it’s important to bring in the following elements to make a design that is visually interesting with depth and layers. Color, pattern, texture & shine are all elements that we brought into our Italian tablescape through flowers, textiles, metals & glass.Read More »