• Welcome to the blog of Luxe Fête. We are a full service international event planning and design studio based in Miami, Florida. Global clients seek our services to plan, design, and produce their events. We have executed events around the world, with much of our work featured in national publications. Before channeling my creative energy into this field, I was an attorney at top law firms and clerked for a Federal Judge. It did not take long to realize I’d rather be telling stories by transforming spaces and creating beautiful atmospheres. Stay awhile - we would love to hear from you! Nous aimerions entendre parler de vous! Nos encantaría saber de usted! Gostaríamos muito de ouvir de você! Be sure to also visit our website: www.luxefete.com

Inspired by: Friendship

I have been privy to a lot of “I’m not sure if I should make her a bridesmaid” conversations. When I’m asked my opinion, I smile and share a quote I got in an email chain a while ago: “A good friend will come bail you out of jail, but a best friend will be sitting next to you saying…’Damn, that was fun!'” I’d say that list is a pretty good place to start with when deciding who should be in your bridal party.

P.S. To all my BFFs . . . I repeat, “Damn, that was fun!”

Picture via oceanglitter.tumblr

Pantone Color Fashion Report Fall 2010

Want to know what colors are in for this fall? You must peep the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2010. The color experts at Pantone Color institute created an interactive online report combining Pantone’s top 10 colors for the season with illustrative designer sketches. Are you using any of these color schemes for you fall affair? Also, how can I become a color expert? I’m loving these combos and sketches.

Gold . . .

Coral . . .

Turquoise . . .

Inspired by: Chocolate Cremoso

Some of my best work happens when I am eating chocolate. The chocolate dessert that calls my name all the time? Mr. Chocolate Cremoso. He lives at Michael’s Genuine Food in Miami’s Design District and is a mixture of milk chocolate, olive oil and sea salt. Because I am a nice person and I like you, I am sharing Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith’s famous recipe for this decadent milk-chocolate cremoso. You are welcome.

Historia de un Amor

My childhood Saturday mornings included sounds of Eydie Gormé y Los Panchos loudly playing, me asking my mom for apple pancakes and my father nearby reading the paper (occasionally belting out parts of the canción). Wonderful memories and a wonderful introduction to the beauty of music. I loved Bolero because I could feel what they were singing, even if I didn’t understand the words. Then when I learned Spanish, I was like, “dang, that’s some serious heartache” or “dang, that’s some deep love.” I would not be surprised if these love songs planted the wedding planner seed in me. And all that time they thought they were grooming a mini-Matlock. Ha ha.

P.S. Maya Angelou once told me that “good music is good music, irrespective of the genre or language, because it’s from the heart and we have the same heart.” Wise woman. Anyhow, gotta run. Time to make some pancakes for my family and play my Eydie Gormé y Los Panchos album. Miss you dearly Dad.

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Nathalie Cadet-James - Thanks Girlfriend. The memories help a little. His spirit helps a lot.

September 1, 2010 - 9:58 AM

Deirdre Dunham - I love it when you write about your dad, Nathalie. He’s missed. <3