January 29, 2011

An Affair to Care: Southeastern Young Alumni

Southeastern Young Alumni is a Nashville organization, founded by several alumni of the Southeastern Conference to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Each year, they host Affair to Care, a top-notch, black tie event to help support their cause and the Monroe Carell Jr.'s Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Live music, a silent auction and a myriad of food and beverage sponsors are the backdrop to a fun evening. For the past two years, aVenue on 3rd Avenue downtown (next to Past Perfect). aVenue, owned by Nashville Event Space, hosted the event. It is the perfect venue for a wedding or social event. I am a little partial to Nashville Event Space because they planned my wedding reception. We held our reception at previously known as Global Cafe, which is now the new Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. I haven't eaten there yet, but it might be weird to eat fried pickles where we cut the cake. Laurie and her team did a fabulous job on my wedding reception as well as the 2 friends I referred to her. Highly recommended. Plus you can bring in your own alcohol, saving for you to splurge on other fun things. But, I digress...

Some of my favorite restaurants were sponsors of the event.

Sambuca: my favorite place for toffee bread pudding and port wine

Buffalo Trace: what can I say, I love good whiskey. Like any southern girl who loves football would

Yolos: I have not eaten here yet, but it is now on my list. If they can do buffet shrimp and grits this good, then you know it is delicious at the restaurant.

Local Taco: I seriously ate here every Saturday for lunch for months when they opened their first location in Sylvan Park.

Nashville Cake Pops: my favorite way to eat cake...mostly cake dipped in chocolate instead of icing. And it's on a stick. Yum.

This year, SEYA really rolled out the red carpet - literally. A very special event for a very special cause.

p.s. from one foodie to the next...go try Past Perfect for Sunday morning brunch. Three words: Bloody Mary Bar.

January 18, 2011

Pocket Baby Shower Invitation: Nautical Theme

This might be the cutest shower theme ever. How cute is a sailing theme for a little boys room? These baby shower invitations sit in a paisley pocket wrapped in grosgrain ribbon and secured with a 1" circle tag. The invitation is 3 layers of red, metallic baby blue and a custom designed invitation. 

January 14, 2011

Birth Announcement: Shabby Chic

How beautiful is this child? A dear friend had baby Annabelle last September and we got these announcements ready for a Thanksgiving announcement. It reads, "with joy and thanksgiving, we welcome our new arrival." Congratulations to the happy parents!

January 7, 2011

January 5, 2011

Twisty Christmas Card.

Christmas Twist Card 
Red | Green | White