Archive for Inspiration

April 25th, 2012

Baubles, Bubbly and Brunch!- A fab-collab with Thomas and Kammar

I recently had the opportunity to combine three of my favorite things into one fabulous collaboration with Thomas and Kammar!

A lot of fantastic jewelry, some delicious food and a splash of bubbly made for a great spring afternoon with some of my favorite lady friends.


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March 2nd, 2012

Sweets and Beaks: Part 2 of our RIO themed birthday party!

As promised in my last post, I have more vibrant pics of  the RIO  themed 5th birthday party I planned for my son!




We fueled our energy for bouncing with a dessert table that featured custom RIO theme cookies….



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May 6th, 2011

Haute Mamas: Happy Mother’s Day!

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  What’s that suppose to mean?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

Morrison had it right. When I think of my children and the idea that they could one day consider themselves grown and no longer consider themselves my babies, the impossibility of it borders on hilarity. I hope, at the very least, when they think they’re grown that I’ve provided with a good amount of whatever imspiration got them to “grown”–like my mom and her mother did.

I believe that my most divine designs and appreciation for well presented and delicious confections  are rooted in the spectacular birthday parties of my youth. They’re  cultivated by hours spent in the kitchen with my  well-heeled Grandma and  pruned by lessons in grace, glamour and hospitality  from the perfect pout of my own red-lipped mama.

Here’s a few photos from my first baby shower . It was a carnival theme designed and hosted by my very own Mom.

I get it honest.

(Custom cake and cookies by Sabrina- handmade custom invites by my Mommy.)

This Mother’s Day is extra special for us because Haute Sugar will be featured as Entrepreneur of the Month on WEAA‘s  Briefcase Radio. Be sure to tune in this Sunday  at 9PM EST for a great discussions on how successful business owners have been inspired by their mothers, William Mapp’s take on the best tablets and of course a great segment featuring us!

Check us out on FM 88.9 in the Baltimore/Washington Metro area or listen online

Thanks again Mommy.

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April 20th, 2011

Over the Moon- We’re featured!

Super excited to see our Spring party featured on Pizzazzerie!

If you haven’t been over there to check out all of the fab party and entertaining ideas you’re definitely missing out!  Be sure to check out the feature post because in addition to our party feature there’s a full rundown of  fabulous spring and Easter party inspiration posts.

April 14th, 2011

Spring Bling: Our Toddler Chic Easter Brunch

We’re  so excited to share our spring party!

One:  because it was a lot of fun putting it together


Two:  because I firmly believe we know and love some of the most beautiful and  sophisticated toddlers/ preschoolers around!

When we started putting together the design we immediately thought about a lot of the traditional soft pastels and chocolate bunnies but after considering the guestlist, we thought it warranted something with a bit more sparkle for our favorite Haute kids.

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March 28th, 2011

In like a lion and out like a…lion?

Brrrrr! It’s almost April and we’re still chilly ( but mostly chillin’) in the mid-Atlantic. Still looking for the lamb to round out March.
Luckily,cute  party inspiration isn’t as hard to find. How adorable is this “Showers” theme for a  baby shower?

Loved these cloud straw flags:

The decorations were handcrafted by Lisa Storm (perfect name!) and all the crafty how-tos can be found on her entry over on the Fiskars blog.

Now to find that lamb…