Category Archives: New York

Jan 20, 2018


Today, we’re sharing some new websites we think you should know about. My BFF, Nicki Clendening, owner of Scout Designs NYC, has found a new way to spread her exquisite taste and collectible items with her new shop, Beetle.

Beetle Collage

images from Beetle

Ever since I’ve known Nicki she has always had an eye for objects, and she is an avid traveller and collector. So, Beetle is now a place you can go to shop her finds. The above is a sample of some of my favorites.

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image from Thebault For Two

Since I’m on my last week of no carbs for lent, this amazing Zucchini Pasta recipe from Thebault For Two is at the top of my list. The author of this relatable and approachable cooking blog is the sister of one of my favorite fun brides, and I’m loving following along for some of the family recipes.


image from Co

We just celebrated  with Hampden Clothing for their 10 year anniversary.  Hampden is a fashion forward hot spot here in Charleston, and she happens to carry one of my most favorite designers- Co. While in the store recently, I spotted this sequined stunner by Co, and thought it could be the most amazing top for a mother of a bride, or with fabulous white formal pants for a bride’s friday night ensemble.

Hope you check out some of our newest favorites on the scene.

1.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jan 20, 2018


This weekend, we just wrapped the 7th birthday party for a client’s son who’ve we’ve been doing since his first birthday. I very rarely do little birthday parties, but there have been a few.  I thought it would be fun to share since the details are totally different than our weddings! Here is one we did for a set of twins on their 2nd birthday. I call this one “Barnyard Chic”.


The Birthday Cowboy…


You’d never guess it, but this was in a hotel ballroom in NYC!!!!! We covered the carpet with astroturf “grass” and built a barnyard petting zoo with real baby pigs and bunnies. A stuffed animal and reading area was set up complete with haystack seats. Since this was a ballroom, the illusion of outside was created by hanging white fabric and projecting images on it, and finding a lovely grass type print and having fabric printed with it.


At the long dining table, mini guests received little custom coloring books and crayons, wooden barnyard puzzles, and trays of yummy snacks.


Bushels of apples were an easy and affordable but still chick decor. We found wooden animals at a craft store that we had our calligrapher write food items on for our displays.


The desert table made for kids was also perfectly grown up. A built in tv played cartoon farm scenes


Rice krispy treats were dusted with toasted coconut to become “haystacks”, and mini cookies and milkshakes were a sweet little treat for the older siblings and parents in attendance.


Even the kids’ food was almost too cute to eat. Rooster shaped grilled cheeses and sheep shaped pb&j’s were served on wooden trays alongside berry sundaes…


Even the adults had fun with the food…


A perfectly simple and sweet birthday cake with a marzipan barnyard.


Favors were preciously wrapped animal cookies, and burlap sacks of goodies like books, treats, and little toys.


The birthday boy and girl blow out their candles and make a wish!

Thank you to Liz Banfield for the photos!

It would be so easy to take details from this and use for a bridal shower or luncheon or incorporate BBQ for a barnyard rehearsal dinner.

1.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jan 20, 2018

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and I’m trying to check out as many of the collections as I can, but find that I have not enough free time to relish all the beauty.

Thou, recently while on a trip to the New York office, I had a brief moment to get to see the new Gucci Collection, and I have never loved a look so much! So fabulous, so I’m sharing my favorites today. They have a new Creative Director, Alessandro Michele (read the article here), once with one of my other favorite designers, Tom Ford.


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I am seriously dying over this first dress, so amazing!

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These pants!!!!!

1.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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