Friday, March 31, 2017

My Arthritis Today Cover Party

Happy Friday! I am so, so, so excited to finally share my Arthritis Today cover release party with you. Around 50 of my closest friends and family (my mom flew in from Wisconsin) came to celebrate with me. It truly was a night to remember. I mean, it isn't everyday you are on the cover of a magazine!


The party took place at one of my favorite restaurants, Américas, in River Oaks. They have the most stunning, unique decor, as well as a fun 'Pan Latin' menu. They also have several private event spaces, which was perfect for my intimate party. Not to mention the entire staff was incredibly accommodating, and made party planning a blast.   

The menu for the evening consisted of their signature plantain chips and salsa, ceviche and plantain crusted chicken. I've always been a firm believer that finger food is a must for any cocktail party, but that you need to always keep it simple. Paired with champagne and wine, how can you go wrong?

 The most important part of any party is planning the perfect outfit. Luckily I didn't have to look far because I have some amazing and talented friends. My beautiful dress is by local designer, Chasity Sereal, and my statement necklace was made by the talented Jessie Dugan

The firey red dress, and bold statement necklace not only complemented the space, but also the cover of the magazine - a true match made in #girlboss heaven. It was topped off with amazing hair and makeup by my girl, Sara of Cara Dulce Makeup. She literally makes my beauty dreams come true. 

My amazing friend Holly from Vera Bradley sent cosmetic cases for the goody bags. Yes, I had to have goody bags - doesn't every good party?! ha. The goody bags were also filled with a gift card from my wonderful friends at Trina Turk, as well as passion fruit and blood orange dark chocolates from local chocolate maker, Macaw Confections

Lilian, from Macaw Confections also made the fabulous 3D chocolates that had my name on them. I had no idea that chocolate could be a work of art! It really added to the theme of the night, not to mention they were the perfect sweet treat....almost too good to eat!  

My good friend Ludgier, owner of RAV Technologies did all the AV work, and set the mood with the gorgeous pink uplighting. Of course, you knew I'd pick pink as the lighting choice! 

The photos were taken by Lauren Anderson of LA Photography, my lovely fashion photographer and friend. If you think you're being bombarded with photos in this post, blame her! I had to pick my favorite 25 to share with you out of 812!!! 

The thank you's could truly go on forever. From all my friends, to my doctor and her great staff, not to mention Adam and my mom, I truly feel so lucky and blessed to be surrounded by such a supportive and loving group of people. 

I'm so garetful I was able to share this special celebration with you. I have appreciated all your interest, love and kind words along the way! xxxooo

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