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As you’re reading this, I’m probably in the Caribbean Sea, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, or relaxing in my donut floatie. We’re on a family vacay in Roatan, Honduras for the week, soaking up the sun, and having some fun family time. I’ll be taking a little break from the blog until I return next Monday, but I’ll definitely be posting some of our beach photos on Instagram if you are interested in following along.
Here are some of the things I packed for our trip. I think this might be the first vacation ever that I didn’t pack heels. My suitcase is full of comfy flats (loving the Gap’s sandal collection this Summer), lightweight tanks, pretty bikinis and denim shorts, pretty much all I need for a week in the tropics. I hope you all have a lovely week . . . I know I will!
A couple of months ago, I came across a tweet from a friend mentioning a “party in a box”, “cake” and “confetti”. Obviously, my attention was captured, so I did a little more research and discovered that they were talking about Confetti, a new Toronto start-up that delivers a customizable “party in a box” right to your doorstep.
One quick look at their website, and I was instantly in love with their business. Confetti makes throwing a party that looks like it jumped off of a Pinterest board as easy as pie, or should I say, as easy as cake! Confetti delivers a “party in a box” consisting of fabulously coordinated sets of baked goods and party decorations. Party hosts can choose from 12 beautiful themes, from fun polka dots to pretty pinwheels, and can select a party size, from x-small (a dozen each of cupcakes and cookies, plus coordinating napkins and candy bags), up to x-large (a two-tiered cake, brownies, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, and matching party decorations like plates, cups, straws and ribbons). Party hosting really doesn’t get much easier (or prettier).
Confetti is launching this month, but you can already check out their full selection of party packages on their website. They are starting with delivery to the Greater Toronto Area, but have potential plans to expand to North American delivery in the future. I attended a launch preview a few weeks ago, where I was able to see all of their cakes and themes in person, and let me tell you, each one is gorgeous. After seeing their beautiful creations in person, I knew I just had to share this great concept with you all. Now, I just need to come up with an excuse to throw a party!
When you see an Instagram photo from Pink The Town showing that they are hosting a Peony Party, you immediately click through to buy your tickets. Well, at least that’s what I did. I mean, come on . . . a Peony Party!?!? How could I say no?!
Last night I had the girly pleasure of attending said Peony Party. It was more prettiness than I could have hoped for. Along with my peony-loving girlfriends Gaby and Steph, we learned some wonderful tips and tricks of flower arranging from Lisa, the owner of a gorgeous floral shop called Sweet Woodruff, and then had the opportunity to create our own peony masterpieces (which we got to take home with us).
The party was held at a beautiful store called Bicyclette Boutique. It took so much will power on my part not to buy everything in their store. We snacked on delicious (and beautiful) macarons and cupcakes from Le Dolci. It was such a pretty and fun night, and I wish I could do this on a weekly basis. If you’re in the Toronto area, definitely check out Pink The Town for their fabulous workshops and events. They’ve put out a teaser that their next event will involve learning calligraphy, so you can bet that I’ll be the first in line to buy tickets for that too. I hope you enjoy these photos!