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100 Layer Cake + Hedley and Bennett holiday dinner

December 3, 2015
festive dinner table

Maybe some of you caught wind on Instagram of the dinner party we hosted a few weeks ago at the Hedley & Bennett Apron factory with our friend Ellen. It was pretty fun, we have to say. To kick off the holiday season, we wanted to throw a little party for ladies (and a few gents) who spend all year entertaining their own guests. Wedding planners, caterers, food and lifestyle bloggers, cocktail experts, and more all came together to cook and eat under twinkling lights in Ellen’s beautiful space. And today we so excited to be able to share the photos with you guys! It was the first party we’ve hosted and we hope to make it a regular thing, if you know what we mean. The lovely Mary Costa was on hand to capture all of the details and as always her photos are perfection.

gift bag items

Naturally we had a goodie bag! Big thank you to Crate and Barrel for the copper shaker, Sugar Paper for the gold striped coasters, La Colombe for artisan coffee, Hepp’s Salt Co. for gourmet salt, the Flair Exchange for festive balloons, and of course Ellen and her team for producing these custom HB napkins for our dinner and guests.

wallpaper table runner

Our Yeah Rentals tables were set with a Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper runner and plated with beautiful indigo Heath dinnerware, gold flatware, and crystal glasses from Casa De Perrin.

elegant dinner table

The gold candlesticks came from Dish Wish. We had over 100!

elegant dinner table floral centerpiece

And as always, the ladies of Brown Paper Design created the most gorgeous festive, fall florals throughout the entire event.

elegant place setting

Our calligraphy came from a local LA gem, PetitSerif. Her work is just beyond beautiful you guys.

elegant dinner table gold table number

Our gold tables numbers (which are beautiful, right?) are from Gauge NYC on Etsy.

festive table calligraphy by Petitserif florals escort cards calligraphed escort cards festive florals

And we have to give a big shout out to this lady, Steph of A Dapper Line who helped coordinate a ton of stuff on Hedley & Bennett’s side.

event lounge event lounge furniture bar

Our delicious fall cocktails were expertly prepared by The Whaling Club. So so yummy. Definitely had our share!

cocktail making festive cocktails Osteria la Buca

And finally the food and wine. Which was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, BTW. Our meal was prepared by the stellar culinary team of Osteria La Buca, with ingredients from their local LA farm. The lettuces for our salad were picked that morning! We were in heaven. And executive chef Cameron Slaugh was on hand to teach us all how to make the most spectacular sunchoke gnocchi. It was such a fun party activity and one that we’re super excited to try at home. Love learning something new when you’re at a social event. Our wines all came from Palmina Wines in Santa Barbara County. They were spectacular, ladies, and we seriously suggest that you seek them out!

gnocchi making gnocchi making

Naturally we all wore Ellen’s aprons. They’re so good! (Great holiday gift too. *wink*)

gnocchi making Osteria la Buca Django Foxtrot band

And to set the mood, the talented trio Django Foxtrot played beautiful bluegrass music throughout the night.

festive dinner party 100 Layer Cake and Hedley & Bennett

Look, there we are with Ellen! She is the most fun, you guys.

celebrating 100 Layer Cake ladies

And finally, biggest shout out to our amazing interns, Kenzie and Aubrey of Details, Darling. There is no way we could have pulled this event off without their stellar coordination skills. We are so incredibly lucky to be able to work with them! We love having them on our team so much. Also, do you like our matching fashion skills? Total coincidence.

gift bags calligraphy by Petitserif

See, we told you Petitserif creates such good work. Perfection right here.

event signage

Oh and can’t forget the lighting installation. SD Socialights went all out with the hanging light display above our tables and those cute letters from their collection.

festive dinner party 100 Layer Cake and Hedley and Bennett

And that’s a wrap! It was so much fun to plan this event with Ellen and her team and to meet so many new people in the entertaining and lifestyle space here in LA. Here’s to a festive, joyful holiday season for everyone!

Venue: Hedley & Bennett Apron Factory | Event Design: 100 Layer Cake |  Event coordination: Details, Darling | Photography: Mary Costa Photography | Florals: Brown Paper Design | Calligraphy: Petitserif | Tableware and glassware rentals: Casa de Perrin | Furniture rentals: Yeah! Rentals | Catering and class demo: Osteria la Buca | Wine: Palmina Wines / Cocktails: The Whaling Club | Coffee: La Colombe | Lighting: Social Lights | Music: Django Foxtrot