Final Board – Inspiration Board Challenge {November 2011}


Dearest Amanda,

This is my open love letter to you for all the world to read.  While I have never met you in person I do believe you to be the bee’s knees.  Your head seems to be a wonderful, magical place and you have knocked my socks off.  Literally.  I sit here barefoot.  Socks no where to be found.  When I asked you to prepare an inspiration board for my monthly challenge, you were excited to get started.  I sent over the inspiration piece (see announcement post here) and you got right to work.  But here is where you dazzled and delighted me.  Not only did you create the board in a timely fashion, with photo sources, you created a story.  You truly created a character and thought about all aspects of her life and how she would plan a fabulous shindig based on the amazing DVF blouse.  While you could have easily created a party based on the green, black and goldy colors of the blouse, you chose to create a mood, which, in turn, matched the blouse quite perfectly.  I like your mind moves, Amanda.  Your board is DOPE!!! (And I can totally say that word because Enzo said I could and he doesn’t front).  Thank you so much for being so into the Inspiration Board Challenge.  I think the only fitting thing to do is have this party.  BUT I think it needs to be a themed party where we come as a character from your little world.  You with me?  Where my local readers at?  You in!?  Let’s let the holidays die down and then LET’S DO THIS!



Rooftop Patio: Reason to Breath Blog

New York City Photo: Found on Pinterest

Gold Painted Stripes Thank You Card: The Rifle Paper Co.

Luxor Brut Bottle with 24-carat pure gold flakes

Gold leaf sprinkled Chocolate Tart

Gense Nobel Gold Dessert Fork: All Modern

Gold Monogram Dessert Bowls: Eddie Ross

Be Classy

Chevron Ring: Ron Robinson

Gift Tags: CB2

Gold Trays: Pier 1

Gold Tinsel Picks: Pier 1

Candle holders: West Elm

Good Luck Minimergency Kit: Mr & Mrs.

And now since we have grown so close during this amazing experience, you can go ahead and get me that House of Harlow Chevron ring.  Oh, on second thought, let’s get matching ones because you are my new bff (to my other bffs reading this, please do not take offense.  You are not voted off the friend-ship.  I have plenty of space in my love tank for everyone – and if you recognized the love tank talk as a reference from the not Emmy nominated Real Housewives franchise, you just moved up on the friend ranking system).

I heart Amanda.





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