It’s a 30 & Fabulous birthday !

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It’s a 30 & fabulous masquerade  birthday party for my daughter Tanya and boy was it fun ! The colors were  black, gold and turquoise with lots of sparkle with some  masks we picked up at the dollar store. We bought lots of mask and put them everywhere. What made this party special were all the details. Everything matched perfectly right down to the beautiful feathered dress Tanya wore. Their was a beautiful decorated dessert table, a champagne bar with assorted fruits,  and pasta and salad for dinner. We had  karaoke so Tanya and her friends sang all night long.  A beautiful and elegant event I am sure Tanya or her friends will never forget.



            It’s that time again when my inner witch comes out and I plan for my annual Halloween party. I always wear a simple black dress and witchy green shoes, and a big black hat.
Just bit of Witchery… eat , drink and be magical !

Whimsical Christmas Tea event…

I am having a Whimsical Christmas Tea event this Sunday at my home in Southern California. Highlights are The Pampered Chef by Barbara and she will be giving a cooking class. Cupcake design by Dora and she will be showing us how to create little jewels with cupcakes. Holiday table setting by Cheryl, and I will have three different ways to create beautiful tables and dramatic center pieces. And we will have lovely Christmas gifts by Brianna. Maria’s Antiques is our sponsor and she  has given us some beautiful tea gifts for our drawing.

Should be lots of fun ! Please join us on my blog…

and have a wonderful weekend ! Here is my tea recipe.


Spiced Tea Punch

  • 10 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 8  blackberry tea bags
  • 1 Navel orange, cut crosswise into rounds.
  • Wrap cloves and cinnamon sticks in a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter and secure with kitchen twine. Bring apple juice and spices just to the boiling point. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 4 to 6 minutes then remove tea bags. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold

Old Town Claremont ….

We went to Old town Claremont for some Christmas shopping and stopped for some cupcakes and coffee at Vanilla Sunshine…

I would have to say I loved this place …

and their selection was amazing, but what I loved most about this place was how simply adorable the details were on these cupcakes  …

and how light and fluffy the frosting was…simply wonderful

Nothing spreads holiday cheer more than a cupcake and a warm cup of coffee…a must for your weekend shopping. You can visit their website here

Have a great week

xoxo Cheryl

Pink and Brown…by Miette

I went to the bookstore today and I found this simply charming book called Miette,  a charming pasty shop in San Francisco. Next time I head up there I am going to stop by this cute sweet shop . I love the simple and chic design of all her cakes and cupcakes.

I love these simple and serene colors of sour cherry , cocoa , shell  and soft pink. Perfect for a romantic fall wedding. Inspirational board by

Have a great week

xoxo Cheryl

Old Town Riverside for cupcakes…

We went to Old Town Riverside this weekend to visit the Mission Inn and to get some of Casey’s Cupcakes…

I love this place it brings out your inner girly side, and the cupcakes are great…. Mission Inn-based Casey’s Cupcakes and Cappuccinos was the winner of this months edition of “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network. How fun is that.

I like to have events here at the Mission Inn and I always use Casey’s Cupcakes. Here’s the table for Tanya’s 27th birthday and I had a different cupcake for each guest, and the girls loved them !

Hope everyone has a wonderful week

xoxo Cheryl

Love is in the air…


Love is in the air…in  Old town Pasendena, where I found this cute new cupcake shop . Dots Cupcakes.  Cupcakes seem to be all the rage in place of a Wedding cake !



and why not ?? Cupcakes are the perfect romantic cake for two, three, or an entire wedding , and I must say cupcakes look great on a  huge cupcake stand!

(photos my Cheryl)