DIY // Arrows

This DIY brightens up any wall!

Materials:

1. Using the x-acto knife, sharpen the end of the dowels to a point.

2. Paint your dowels into four colors. Using two of the paint colors can help create an ombre look. 

3. In the pattern you desire, wrap the hemp string around the dowel securing it with a knot and a bit of hot glue.

4. Cut your feathers in half down the middle. From there, cut two inches from the top of the feather at a downward angle. Then, cut the top into a downward angle. Using the hot glue gun, paste two feathers adjacent to each other along the top of the dowel. 

5. Using that creativity - paint any details you desire with the acrylic and tiny paintbrush.

Hope you enjoy!

xx Firefly 

Korakia California Dinner // 100 layer Cake

We're so excited to share this one with you!

Last month, we had the privilege of attending the The Wedding Artists Collective gathering in Palm Springs at the ever so magical Korakia. It was a wonderful weekend of pampering, playing and brainstorming with some of our favorite west coast planners and wedding creatives. Check out the pictures and video below to see just how beautiful the event was!

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Firefly team member Wyatt Wilson sure was enjoying himself!

Photographer: Josh Goleman and Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artists Collective / Videographer: Love + Brain Films of The Wedding Artists Collective / Venue: Korakia Pensione / Event Design, Planning, Invitation, & Paper Goods Design: Enjoy Events Co. / Floral Design: Shotgun Floral Studio / Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering / Wine Pairing: Domaine LA / Cocktails: Please & Thank You Bar / Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven / Table and Chair Rentals: Planks & Patina / Lounge Rentals: PowWow Vintage Rentals / DJ: Dart DJs / Gift Baskets: Paddywax from their new Mixology collection

xx Firefly Events

Priscilla & Parker Design

Today we wanted to introduce you to an amazing textile company here in NYC that we are LOVING. Priscilla & Parker was founded in 2012 by Vivian Verlaan and my childhood friend, Katie Konigsberg, with the goal of bringing high design to a wider home market. 

Influenced equally by the urban landscape of New York City, where the designers live and work, and their childhood homes in the Catskill Mountains of New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Vivian and Katie find inspiration in everything from subway tiles to tree branches. Priscilla & Parker is dedicated to designing products for a well lived home.

Whether you deck out your home/office with these beauties, or rent them for an event (which we love doing!) you will not be disappointed. All their pieces are stunning and so well made. Love!

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xx Firefly

Blueprint Retreat

"A blueprint is the plan you keep coming back to, the vision, the lighthouse, the hub, the central axis. A blueprint provides clarity, direction, guidance, and accountability."

                                                                                                    -Shanna Skidmore

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This January I have the honor of speaking at Shanna Skidmore's Blueprint Retreat at the beautiful Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.

For those of you who don't know Shanna, she is an amazing business consultant and guiding light that has truly transformed Firefly, as well as many other creative companies.

If you are a creative business woman I highly recommend attending this retreat!

Creating an annual plan is more than writing down goals. It is about digging deep into your heart's desire, reviewing historic data to learn and grow, and setting trackable + achievable goals in order to truly measure progress along the way. Annual planning is about aligning your vision with your actions and bringing about LIFE CHANGE! 

Blueprint Retreat is designed to be a place where thoughtfulness, planning and intentionality meet; Created to get you OUT of your business in order to work ON your business. A place for creative businesswomen to come, relax, reflect, renew, learn and PLAN! 

To register head HERE

Isn't it time you created your own blueprint? 

"she turned her cant's into cans and her dreams into plans"

kobi yamada

 

Hope to see you there!

xx Firelfy

Firefly Foxes // Audrey Hepburn

Today's post goes out to the woman who taught us how to dress, how to be classy, and how to age marvelously. Throughout Audrey's life she was known for having a contagious smile, a generous heart, and was one of the most influential woman in fashion. She used her fame to give back to those in need and never failed to inspire those around her! 

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"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

                                                                                                - Audrey Hepburn

 

xx Firefly 

A New Era

Six years ago, when I started Firefly, I set out to create a company that was ever-changing. One that was always innovative and adventurous. Today the adventure continues as we officially open our LA office! Alia has made her way across the country, with her lovely family, and will be heading up our downtown LA office at the Unique Space.

We are so excited about this new chapter of bicoastal bliss and so grateful that we get to share this adventure with all of you! Stay tuned for our LA office tour and left coast updates.

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xx Firefly

We Heart Gabby

Today marks Gabby's one year anniversary with Firefly! Woo!!

For those of you that don't know Gabby, she started at Firefly as our amazing intern and quickly proved herself invaluable. After just a few short months she became our planning and design assistant. She's truly a gem and I have NO IDEA what we would do without her. She's a multitasking master with the best sense of humor and most fantastic attitude.

Gabby, we are so grateful for all that you do here at Firefly. Our team would not be the same with out you! Happy Anniversary!!!!

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xx Firefly