last week i posted this creative council video showing how to mix two delicious summer-inspired cocktails, and now i’m so excited to share with you where we got to drink them.


there are few things in life more enjoyable than spending time with good friends, indulging in food and libations over laughs and conversation. combine that with a perfect spring night outdoors and it’s hard to top. i was fortunate enough to work with some ridiculously talented friends of mine to make this event happen. i wish i could relive the evening, but luckily and  were on hand to capture all the fun.

(watch at the bottom to see the whole thing come together!)


michael antonia volunteered his awesome backyard for the occasion and outfitted it with a bunch of furniture from his company that specializes in mid-century modern pieces for events. the dude’s got GREAT taste and would make any party look rad.

and of course, the master himself  was on hand with  to mix us up some of the best cocktails i’ve ever tasted. he made 4 specialty drinks that evening (watch the video of our two faves here!)


the party was small & intimate. only about 20 people that travel a lot and don’t have a lot of time to socialize with each other enough. i had illustrate an invitation that i sent out to the guests in their email (keepin’ it simple around here)

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she captured exactly what was in my head with these cocktail drawings!


the space was filled with decor from the geniuses at , playing on the theme of the four elements: water, fire, wind & earth. they handmade these custom hanging mobiles and helped me style the whole thing…i believe they are selling those mobiles, you should email if you are interested in one for your home!


i chose a vintage bohemian style dress. the party was so laid back, and i wanted to be able to lounge around on the rugs and feel comfortable. it was a good choice!


created these stunning arrangements for the tables. i love her wild aesthetic & eye for unique pairings and textures…so good, right? they sure make you appreciate the art of nature.


oh gosh, . i may or may not have eaten 6. if you live in the LA area you have to follow ricky’s to see where he’ll be popping up next. he set up his fish fry table of magic and we all went to town.


all the beautiful for the cocktails were by , who  gorgeous table settings and flatware (and those sweet rugs, too!) i love how they mixed in some of their black forks with the gold ones. a nice twist…


they have a new online  where you can buy some of their treasures. they also provided those adorable brass vases for the florals.


the girls thought it would look cool to use terracotta bases as the plates for our fish tacos. put a piece of parchment paper on top and you’re good to go. festive, right?


a special thanks to all my dear friends who helped me bring this party to life. watch this video that made to see the setup of the party…taco eating…rug sitting…friends…drinks and more drinks…

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decor by:
florals by:
cocktail glasses, flatware, vases and rugs by: 

furntiure by:invitation design by:

(this post is a collaboration with  by .)


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    Those fish tacos look so tasty!

    Chase Miller

    Quinn Cooper says:

    WOW looks like such a fun party!
    The drinks look out of control and the fish tacos look divine!
    It’s finally starting to get warm in NYC can’t wait for rooftop parties to begin.
    xo Quinn

    Julie says:

    Aww looks like SO much fun! I love every details!

    Dana says:

    i also have nothing more to say then: WOOOOWWW. So colorful, and so much happy faces.


    What a perfect location for a small gathering! It looks like he has some terrific pieces to rent. and I love the idea of terracotta plates 🙂

    Brooke says:

    Looks like everything came together perfectly! I love the outdoor space and decor. It is so laid back and creative. Your dress is perfect for the occasion! Very cute.

    kelsey says:

    this is absolutely beautiful! the cocktails look exquisite

    Amanda says:

    Bri, you never fail to inspire! Thanks for the boost of inspiration this morning! xo

    Kate says:

    Love that you chose that dress! Perfect for a backyard party 🙂 What a beautiful party and idea!


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    Teissia says:

    Looks like SO much fun!! And the pictures are GREAT!

    love – we just found out our new digs will have a backyard in copenhagen so definitely filing this away as inspiration for a future party! i don’t look forward to mowing the lawn but i definitely am looking forward to the ability to host these!

    Cristina says:

    I LOVE all of the furniture. It’s amazing. I wish there was a similar company in my area.

    Ana says:

    I’m such a fan of yeah! rentals. They have amazing furniture.
    Bri, the whole party looks just perfect. Great idea. Cheers!

    Girl, if you are trying to create posts wherein EVERY SINGLE IMAGE is pin-worthy, that shiznat is working, big time.

    brandi milne says:

    I love love love love love the videos you guys put together!! Right on!!!

    oh this looks so fun! and that table is fantastic. i think i just fell in love 🙂

    Hannah says:

    Love the film and song choice, just awesome!

    Elizabeth says:

    Seriously, love the photos and video!

    Liz says:

    Man, I love this. I want to party with you!

    Chelsea says:

    The party looks like so much fun Bri! I love your dress and all of the gorgeous photos. How cute is the golden cutlery?!

    Chelsea & The City

    Sarah says:

    Hi Bri! Great photos! Any way to find out where your friend got her dress, the girl sitting on the rug in the photo next to the woman with her baby. Its super cute!
    Thanks 🙂

    Stevie-Ella says:

    Awesome. I’m so jealous!

    Tasneem says:

    This looks like such a fun party. My husband is a part-time bar tender and I will definitely be showing him the video.

    In love with this! Fish tacos are my absolutely fave! Love the decor and atmosphere. Great video too Arian 😉

    what a perfect way to spend a summer evening!

    I LOVE this!!!! The gold flatware, terracotta “plates” and overall laid back feel are so great! I’m definitely inspired.

    Love the invitation! Such perfect inspiration for a super cute party!

    Catherine says:

    So beautiful! its raining and cold in Sydney and you’re making me miss summer even more!
    Ill just keep looking at these till September…

    Yari says:

    in love with every single detail! oh and I always love the music selection on your videos! 😉

    Sam says:

    Love the photos! It looks like it was a super fun party.

    Melanie says:

    Your life is pretty awesome! I wish I had awesome (and super stylish) backyard parties like that!

    Shelley says:

    Everything looked beautiful and fun! I loved the invitations!

    Laura says:

    Wow – Everything looks awesome and I love your dress choice. Do you know where the rugs are from? They are beautiful!

    It all looks amazing… dreaming of hosting an outdoor party myself but have to wait till the London weather decides to comply!

    Latrina says:

    So fun, Bri! I love events — the planning, decorating, and even down to the photography. I just love them. This seemed like so much fun, and the drinks sound delicious!

    Bri!! I CANNOT believe that this is your job! The party looks so amazingly beautiful! You are one seriously talented lady!

    Love Imbro says:

    this is such an inspiring post, so much to take in! so many pretty things *brain going to explode* x

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