Thursday, March 20, 2014

Out with the Old and in with the New!

It is hard to believe that I started blogging back in 2009...I can barely even remember how I got started in the first place! I know that being "stuck" in a corporate job, I was starving for something more creative. Therefore, my little blog (or creative outlet as I used to call it) so.chic was born. Little did I know, two years later it would help me land the job of my dreams...prop stylist for Celebrate Magazine. And now, after these four years have passed, I've decided to shake things up a bit with my blog. I'm sure you've noticed (if you are still even following so.chic) that lately I've been a somewhat absent blogger. And when I say lately that loosely means the last 2 years :). While I will always love my original blog and the path it took me is time for a if you have been a follower the last 4 years say adios to so.chic and hello to...

I'm so thrilled with the look and name of my new blog. I will continue to blog about my love for entertaining and all things related, but I want to take you behind-the-scenes in the life of a prop stylist too! From my shopping expeditions for props to styled shoots. I'm sure I will throw in some of my other "loves" as well, and if you have ideas on what you would like to read, I'm all ears!

I hope you will hop on over to  and join me in my new adventure!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Go Green....

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would post this fabulous green ombre cake by Amanda from  I Am Baker. Amanda never ceases to amaze me with her baking talents. Ombre cakes are not the easiest cakes to make! Her graduation of color is perfection, don't you think??

Image via I Am Baker

If you want to learn more about baking fabulous cakes, you should check out Amanda's new book Surprise-Inside Cakes. You can purchase a copy from Amazon today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras!

I love celebrating Mardi Gras, but sometimes I feel that the decorations can be a little bit cheesy. That is why I am CRAZY about this Mardi Gras Luncheon I saw on Style Me Pretty Living yesterday. It is so elegant and festive....what do you think??

Will you be celebrating Fat Tuesday today???

{images via Style Me Pretty Living; styling and design by Sapphire Events}

Monday, March 3, 2014

Red Carpet Favorites!

I have to admit, I didn't actually watch the Oscars last night. I caught Ellen's opening bit and Jared Leto winning best supporting actor, but that's about it. However, I did watch E's live coverage of the red carpet to get my fashion fill. Here are my favorite gowns from last night.....

While I am not crazy about the cape action in the back, I do love this dress. Kate looks fab in the shape and color. Home run!

The detailing in Portia's dress had me at hello.  Can she get any more elegant???

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic look! Sandra looks beautiful in this navy number. So glad its navy and not it a little bit of edge.

I couldn't wrap up this post without giving a shout out to this gorgeous mommy-to-be Olivia Wilde. She has been rocking the red carpet this year with her precious bump and amazing style. You go girl!

So did you have any favorites from last night? If so, I would love to hear your take on the Oscars fashion. What you loved or hated...I'm all ears!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cocktails for the Oscars!

Are you going to be tuning in to the Oscar's tomorrow night?? Here are two fun cocktail ideas to try if you are gathering friends over to view the festivities....


1. 2 oz of bourbon whisky
2. 1oz dry vermouth
3. 3 dashes orange bitters
4. orange slice for garnish

1. Combine the whiskey, vermouth and bitters over ice and stir.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a generous orange slice.

{image and recipe via Camille Styles}

French Pear Martini

1. 1.5 oz st. germain elderflower liqueur
2. 1.5 oz pear vodka
3. chilled champagne
4. granulated sugar for the rim
5. 1 lemon, wedged
6. 1 pear, sliced

1. To prepare martini glasses, run a lemon wedge around the rim and dip into sugar.
2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine st. germain and pear vodka. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
3. Strain into a prepared martini glass and top with champagne.
4. Garnish with a round of pear and a festive stir stick.

{Image and Recipe via Style Me Pretty Living}


Monday, February 10, 2014


I can't believe that Valentine's Day is just around the corner! While this isn't my favorite holiday, I do love any excuse to celebrate. Hop on over to Celebrate Magazine's blog to check out my picks for your Valentine's gathering....Here is a sneak peek....

Click here to see the full post!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Birthday Cake!

Since today is my birthday, I thought I would post some of my favorite cakes lately...

Birthdays call for confetti, right? Love this pop of fun on this simple white cake.

It might be hard to write my age on a topper (ha!), but isn't this fabulous??

Who says you have to go the traditional route with your cake this year? Why not try a donut cake...or better yet, try cronuts instead.

You know my heart skips a beat when I see gold. I love the simple sophistication of this cake!

I never thought I would be drawn to a black cake, but something about this cake exudes coolness. Would be great for a guy minus the pink flowers.

Tonight I will be indulging in this.....

My sweet husband slaved away in the kitchen last night making this yummy cake from Barefoot Contessa. I can't wait!!!

Images via: 1. Champagne Reveries, 2. 100 Layer Cakelet, 3. Elizabeth Anne Designs, 4. & 5. Style Me Pretty 6. Food Network