Written by: Tami

I wouldn’t say that we are the most superstitious girls, but we do strongly believe that when you put something out there into the universe (and work hard to achieve it), the stars align and bring you what you ask for. Now don’t get me wrong … I am not saying that if my almost two year old put out into the universe that she wanted a pony or to get rid of her newborn sister (which I’m sure has crossed her mind at least a few times since we brought her home from the hospital) that she would get either of those things. Somehow the “universe” must know how hard you are working to make your dreams a reality and just gently pushes you in the right direction or guides you towards being in the right place at the right time. 

I want to share a story … At New Years last year, we made a resolution. We were very happy that over the last few years so many Brides, Grooms, and Bar / Bat Mitzvah parents had trusted us to plan their biggest days, but we wanted to shift our attention back towards our original plan for our business … To plan at home events! Then, while working a Valentine’s Day event, we happened to be at the right place at the right time and struck up easy conversation with someone who would later become a true Side by Side Design client. Of course, as these things happen she first lost our contact information and had to track us down a few months later, but we quickly began planning our first event in her home.

A good theme goes a long way! In this case, rosè, was the perfect theme for a Mother’s Day celebration with friends. For this event, we included overflowing glasses of rosè (and a bucket full of bottles), cute rose gold foil napkins, and tons of flowers in every shade of pink all to go along with the theme. 

It’s all about who you work with! We really believe this to be true, and over the last few years we have created a preferred vendor list that we are very proud of. This enables us to connect our clients with the top rentals, catering, florals, etc. that Los Angeles has to offer from companies that we trust and love. I also believe that Lauren’s background in Interior Design allows us to utilize spaces in the best way possible and when planning lots of events in the same space we are able to come up with fresh ideas each time using different areas of the home and in different ways. 

Got kids? So do we, and we absolutely love planning parties for ours and others! It’s really all about the details! Whether they are turning two or twelve, they will appreciate every detail if you keep them in the forefront of your mind when you are planning. We set up this whole look ourselves, from the branded stickers on all packaging to the presentation of the salty and sweet treats that were included in this movie night themed birthday party. We truly pride ourselves in our attention to detail!

Do holidays stress you out? Don’t worry, you are not alone. I think most people are this way! However, setting tables beautifully for holiday celebrations and planning big seasonal soirees are our specialty! This past holiday season, we were given the gift of planning another gathering in the same client’s home and we brought in so many special details including catering from Jon and Vinny’s (one of our favorite local restaurants), seasonal decor, and take home bags full of fun swag for each of their guests.

One more fun service that we provide … Customizing take home gifts and gift wrap for all of your guests! Everybody loves to walk away from a party with a little something naughty or nice. We believe that the way a gift is presented or wrapped is just as important as what’s inside and can provide our clients with both. What a great reminder of the time spent at an event with family and friends.

What do all of these event photos have in common? They were all planned for the same client in her home. Our business model is to work with our clients to create events for anything and everything that comes up (and sometimes for no reason at all). We absolutely love coming up with new concepts, new ways of doing things, and new ideas, and the more that we work with each individual client the more we know their space (whether we designed it or not), and therefore can take the stress off them and make the whole process much more smooth. From the smallest of events, to holidays, gift wrap, and larger parties, we provide our clients with a service that is unmatched and the quality they are looking for.

This New Years our resolution is a bit different. We just spent the last year focused on further building the events “Side” of our business and specifically planning at home events, and this year we want to keep our focus where it is while adding even more events each month. As you can tell from all that we are posting lately, we are crazy busy and already have many events in the books for 2020, but putting this out into the universe once more … We do have some open spaces to fill! For more information and to book our events services contact us at info@sbsdesignla.com.


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