Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there! I’m always so thankful to celebrate with my family on this day, but I’m also sensitive to other women who might struggle with it. There was a time when I wasn’t sure if I would ever become a mother. In my 20s, I struggled with […]

Family

My Motherhood Journey | Happy Mothers Day!

It is true? Is beautiful spring weather finally here? I don’t about you, but the warm sunshine and a few perfect afternoons make me excited to get outside and make plans to reconnect with friends I didn’t see during winter hibernation. And while you certainly don’t have to wait for a special holiday to host […]

Entertaining

Freshen Up A Fiesta | Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Some of my favorite parties during the year are the smaller ones – events that don’t require a huge space, growing guest list and lots of moving parts to make happen. Instead, they’re intimate and simple, yet memorable in a purposeful way. These events don’t require quite as much planning, but the experience still draws […]

Entertaining, Favorites

Hosting in Atlanta | My Favorite Private Dining Venues

Okay, yes … as a professional event planner who makes other people’s celebrations special, there’s a certain level of expectation for my own family’s big days. That may be a little me, and a little them, but I love that I love my job so much, that I can take what I know and use […]

Entertaining, Family

Celebrating Big and Small | Making Family Birthdays Memorable & Magical

With all of the different hats that I wear, I’m all about any app, tip and trick that will make life easier! And, as the designated grocery shopper and “chef” in my family having to answer that popular (read: dreaded) question, “what’s for dinner?” from five different people with five different tastes, I’ll do anything […]

Family

Life Hacks | Family Meal Planning

I love fashion and style, but being short (5’2”) and not a standard size makes it challenging to grab a great dress off the rack. I won’t bore you with the details, but usually buying a gown means pricy alterations or compromising on what I really want to make it work. So, when I found […]

Style

A Dream (Dress) Come True | The Custom Experience

Here’s the truth: I know what it’s like to fall into the rut of doing the same thing over and over for date night. (Netflix and takeout, anyone?) When you add in the exhaustion of work and kids and to-do lists, there’s no energy left to plan something other than the same-old default routine. I’ve […]

Family, Favorites

A Date Night Revival | Society 414 Returns!

While I’m not new to the blogging world, it feels very different to push the publish button on this post. For over 10 years  I’ve shared my event design and planning experience through my company Lemiga Events with  glimpses of my personal life. I always wanted the stories of my clients and their events to […]

Family, Favorites

Allow Me to Introduce Myself…

Fall is here, which usually means you’re busily trying to coordinate family outfits, shooting locations and available dates for a perfect holiday-card-worthy family portrait. I know the stress that goes into getting a perfect shot doesn’t always make it the most memorable moment of year, so here are a few tips to make the experience […]

Family

Tips for Taking Family Portraits

Riviera Maya Luxury Hotel Experience Set on the glittering white sands of Playa del Carmen, Viceroy Rivera Maya is a serene and tranquil escape hidden within the sanctuary of a lush tropical rain forest. This seaside refuge is the ultimate destination for a romantic getaway or rejuvenating retreat. Arrival The staff at Viceroy know how […]

Travel

Travel Diary | Viceroy Riveria Maya

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