Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beau or Bow (Gender Reveal Party)

The HOT trend on baby showers are Gender Reveals.  If you are not aware of gender reveal parties, these hip, celebrity inspired parties are fun events where an expecting couple along with their friends and family find out the sex of their baby for the first time in a creative way.  Savoy The Socialite & Hayden Savoy Lifestyle Living planned a gender reveal celebrity inspired baby shower for the couple, LaKeytra and Melvin. Did I mention we had help from LaKeytra childhood girlfriends and one devoted grandmother...They were such a joy to work with and wanted to surprise the couple with many details, within the event.  The guest were greeted with a salad and potatoe bar, while tapa style mini turkey and crabcake burgers, salmon and jerk chicken sliders were passed.  As the guest arrived they signed in with stating if they were voting for a Beau or Bow. The reveal was inside of this box created by the grandmother...

 The girlfriends who made this happen.
Thanks Latonya for Bliss Lounge 

And the winner is.....
Wait for it...
Its a GIRL....

Monday, October 8, 2012

DIY Candle & Wine Runner

We are merging ourselves quickly into the holiday season.  Clearly, you know what that means???  Holiday Socials!!! The perfect way to decorate your table with little to no expense is to repurpose wine bottles, corks and mason jars to create a ecletic tablescape. Here is what you will need:

  1. Wine bottles
  2. Corks
  3. Mason Jars,
  4. Wine Glasses
  5. Candles

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Savoy's Fav of the Month: Feather Bowties

One of my great pals, Lorenza Harris (Male Fashion Guru) introduced a fabulous statement for his birthday...a feather bowtie.  I am not sure if he understood how amazing he looked but he had my head turning.  Of course as an event planner, I just had to blog about this and encourage all of my fall and winter grooms to make this an option for your wedding.  I found a vendor that handcrafts such a bowtie from South Carolina, these are 100% turkey feather bowties. 
Thanks Ren for being fashion forward and giving me something to blog about...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall into Georgia Peach Tea...

Entertain your guest with a Georgia Peach Tea this fall...
During the fall the weather is absolutely perfect and it is the kind of weather where you entertain outside. As a modern women we still believe in serving our man but with a twist.  Allow your spouse to invite the boys over and play horseshoes in the back yard.  Meanwhile, you will serve them a turkey potpie and a tall glass of Georgia Peach Tea.  The purpose of this, fall cleaning, shopping, preparing for the upcoming holidays and downtime for you. Besides he will be the talk of the office for at least the next week.  Trust me...everyone will want the recipe..
Georgia Peach Tea Recipe:
1/4 cup of vodka
1/4 cup of dark rum
1/4 cup of triple sec
1/4 cup of peach schnapps
1/2 cup of peach nectar
1 gallon of sweetened tea.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Winery for Weddings

Did you know the state of Virginia has over 200 wineries?  Vineyards can be perfect when hosting a wedding.  Vineyards offer elegance and romance, while your guest will enjoy the uniqueness and personalization of your wedding. 
Some of our friends invited us to Charlottesville, Virginia to explore a few wineries.  The weather was perfect and I could envision a breath taking ceremony as bride walking down the aisle to the unspoiled landscape. 
The Trump Winery patio was serene and an ideal place to bring your picnic basket purchase a bottle of wine and enjoy the company of your spouse.  Excellect choice for celebrating an anniversary.
Did you know Virginia is known for their Viognier? 
This is my new fave wine for the fall...
We also had the opportunity to visit the Charter Mountain Orchard.. Perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers and a great place to bring the kids....
You must try the following:
Taste the Rasberry and Peach Wine
Eat the Apple Donut
Pick Apples
Dear, Friends expect Candy Apples for this Fall Festival.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Southern Gentleman Birthday Party

Southern gentlemen and southern hospitality are the greatest characteristics of culture and lifestyle in the South. Savoy The Socialite planned a Southern Gent Style Birthday themed party for Derek Robinson. This party was all about the modern south.
The inspiration for the “Southern Gent Style Birthday” was drawn from Southern roots of the birthday man and the embodiment of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. As well as we wanted to portray a warm and homey feeling.

In keeping with tradition, we served the guests all of his favorites, tapa style of course: Turkey burgers, Jerk Chicken burgers, mac & cheese, potato salad, stuffed mushrooms, and zinger deviled eggs. A homemade dessert bar by Hayden/Savoy lifestyle living. The bar was filled with pastries from, sweet potato tarts, cupcakes, lemon squares, cheesecake bites, caramel popcorn and more.

Happy Birthday Derek

– Event Planner: Savoy The Socialite
- Design & D├ęcor: Hayden Savoy Lifestyle Living
– Photography: Marion Woodhouse Photography
– Cigar Cupcakes: Carytown Bakery
-Bite Sized Liquor cupcakes: Necos cupcake bar
-Bite sized Desserts: Pat Carey Bakery
-Chef: Sequoia Ross

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reggie Wells-Oprah's Makeup Artist (Its all about the eyes)

Reggie Wells, Oprah's personal makeup artist was spotted in Neiman Marcus by me and two of my girlfriends.  Reggie sent us many compliments as well as he teased us about certain makeup techniques that we were using. Reggie tooked the time to educate each one of us on enhancing our over all look when it comes to makeup.    
He stated that, "No African American women should ever walk out the house with black eyes".  Of course being the diva that I am, FYI...Reggie agreed... I did not have any issues but wanted to take the opportunity to educate myself for preventative aging and makeup techniques.  I knew that I would share with my bloggers the secret of dark circles under the eyes. Are you ready for the secret.......
Bleaching Cream
Reggie gave a suggestion of using Ambi.

We all were using some type of eyecream from Strivectin to Clarins.  Which are high dollar products.  The fact that this celebrity makeup artist gave us such a cost effective suggestion, also an old school grandma remedy for dark circles , I just had to share.

A must have product
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor (your best friend in a stick)

Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick (Reggie gave compliments to this color)

Thanks Reggie,

I will never forget that moment...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Peonies: We Are In Love

The flower of the month: Peonies
The depth of this flower and how it demands attention is a winner for weddings, socials and entertaining.  Do not end the summer without showcasing a peony. We especially love this flower for weddings:

Happy 4th of July: 4% to 40% Discount Deal

We are celebrating the 4th of july for the entire month. Book a party (birthday, social, entertaining, etc) and receive a 4% discount on a party. All divorce themed parties will recieve 40% discount.   
Expires: July 31, 2012.                      

Sunday, July 1, 2012

No Plans for a "Tequila & Taco" Party

There was no plans for a"Tequila & Taco" Party on Friday.  But what was planned, was an amazing time with friends.

Invitation: Send a text day before or day of to about 20 friends. 
Menu: Guacomole, Salsa, Tortilla Chips, Ground Turkey Meat, Cheese, Sour Cream.
Cocktail: Tequlia
Entertainment: Music & A Game of BullShyt

So, I went to playa del carmen a few weeks ago and feel in love with their guacomole and decided to make some for my friends.  Here is the recipe:

  • 3 Advocado (Peel & Remove Seed)
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Firm Hanover Tomato
  • 1 Lime (Squeeze all for juice)
  • 1 Lemon (Squeeze all for juice)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lemon Pepper Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Mix in large bowl, chill for 10 to 30 minutes and serve.

This was a perfect remedy for ending June and welcoming July...

Thanks to my friends who came to an unplanned party...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Surprise Baby Shower " Gender Reveal"

I am so in love with Guiliana and Bill Rancic. For those of you who follow the couple, you understand that there is a celebration of life not only for Guiliana and her battle of breast cancer, but their expecting baby.  On Father's Day the couple announced the gender of the baby by releasing blue balloons from a giant box.  Thursday, Guiliana has a surprised shower from her collegues.  This couple is so deserving and humble through their process.  We wish them blessing throughout their journey. Thanks for revealing your life to the world and I am forever inspired.

80 to 100 guest were invited to this gender reveal.  They had a big box written on it What do you think?  When they opened the box blue balloons came out...
The food consisted of mini-sliders, mac & cheese, cupcakes and more...

Her collegues really out did themselves with a surprise mini shower.

Savoy The Socialite want to say
Congratulations to Guiliana & Bill

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Honeymoon "Adult Resort" in Luxury

Can I say "Amazing"... Last week boyfriend and I went to an all inclusive adult resort in Mexico.  I was simply excited about taking a break and getting away.  I had no idea of the luxury accomodations or flawless hospitality of the resort. From the time that you pulled up, everything is ROYAL... (the bed, service, dining, conceirge).  We took advantage of every detail of the resort, from dining to spa treatments and the nightly activities.  We also met some wonderful couples from Scotland, England, Texas and New Jersey...

Of course surrounded by newly weds and destination weddings.  I  really wanted my clients and viewers to take advantage of this amazing resort.  This is a 2012 top 10 vacation spot... Check it out:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"A Night For Torsheba"

40 years and we did it in All White..."A Night For Torsheba".  The husband of the year award goes to Perryn Givens.  Perryn called us to create a special event for his wife that was turning the big 4-0.  What he really wanted was to create a night for his wife.  So the theme of course was,"A Night For Torsheba".  This theme was all about her celebrating life with family and friends. 100 guest were invited to hear the sounds of Ordinary People and line dance with Kemel Patton. 

Guest signed Torsheba's memory book and pictures were taken at the entrance. Her guest included her childhood friends, sorority sisters, co workers & more.

Perfect Triangle...DST of course...

How could you not dance to Ordinary People...

Kemel The Line Dance King of Richmond, VA

It was our goal to make this "A Night For Torsheba" with personalization, friends, family and fun.
I think HaydenSavoy Lifestyle Living and Savoy The Socialite did just that...

Happy Birthday Torsheba