If you’re going to host a grand soiree, you have to surround yourself with the best of the best and go from there.
That’s exactly what I did ~ and the rest is history….
From Claudia Strasser, author, designer, photographer and the toast of Paris who came and wowed us once again, to designer Barbara Gray of Cottage White, who not only hosted Claudia at her oceanfront villa and who was my cheerleader from day one, but who put together the phenomenal black and white Parisianne salon that stopped everyone in their tracks, to the fabulous 2 designers I lined up, who I knew could stage 2 tents like no others ~ my buddy, the gorgeous stylist ~ Monique Hemminger who can work more magique with the color pink and her amazing collection of props than any other French designer out there with her vintage pink stove and pink mixer and hundreds of faded pink roses and yards and yards of lace for the over-the-top, pop-up patisserie extraordinaire, to Sylvia Asmussen of both Paris Cowgirl and the hot, new styling and prop rental company, Madam Palooza who put together the tres Francais, book-signing stage that was so elegant and befitting our Miss Claudia with its’ layers of French details including swagged curtains, vintage fabrics, exquisite furnishings, gilt candlelabras and even a Bridget Bardot movie playing on a vintage tv set! Quelle perfect!
Miss Kristy Lynn of Sweet Insanity Bake Shop took us over the moon with her outrageously delicious, pastel macarons, both petite and full size in many signature flavors like rosebud and lavender! No one could eat just one! Her custom creations are fascinating works of art and her company is growing by leaps and bounds as a result of this creative culinary genius.
And then of course, there is ~ dear friend, designer and brilliant artist Karen Lampard, who not only painted yards and yards of satin fabric with fabulous monograms, French poems and Paris Hotel addresses but who took the front room, as she always does, completely over the top ~ by handpainting select pages from ‘The Great Gatsby’ in her beautiful script ~ all over the floor! Gold gilt against grey concrete has never looked more stunning!
Yes, each and every dealer/designer of Vignettes took it up several thousand notches and all in all ~ it was a banner day celebrating 18 years of faded French décor and so much more!
A huge MERCI BEAUCOUP to all of our loyal and fantastic customers ~ for supporting Vignettes so faithfully throughout these many years.
Cheers to all!
Designer Cake Pops By Julissa
created these custom cake pops to match Vignettes' business card.
Quelle adorable! They stole the show!