Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Delish


Speaking of hot men, I've been hounding David Jimenez, above, for pictures of his table from Kansas City's Dining by Design.


He's busy I know. VP Visual Merchandising and Store Design for Hallmark Cards, writing for Spaces, volunteering, being fabulous, it all takes time.


Right before the event he had emailed me to say he was worried about the table.


I never was, though I knew he was under a lot of pressure; his tables for the last few years have been knockouts.


This year was no exception.


David and his cohort and co-hostess, Merrily Jackson, above left, can always be counted on to throw a terrific party.


Mr. Blandings, he's the hottie on the left, and I, not the gorgeous number on the right, had a wonderful time.


Of course I was nearly speechless as the table linens were one of my favorite colors ever. Actually, that's not true as I am never even nearly speechless, but I was certainly enchanted.


The entire evening was a confection and we were oh-so-lucky to be a part of it.


Post script. Here I am with our own home grown Tom Ford look-alike Phil Scaglia. I do seem to gravitate to dark and dreamy.

Visual treats by David Jimenez, edible treats by Natasha's Mulberry & Mott, top images of both by Patrick Binder; last image by Gary Fabro.

38 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Gawd! That's fabulous! And Mr. B is pretty hot, too.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Meg - Completely yummy -oh, and the table, too.

beachbungalow8 said...

wow. it's beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. I love the bunches of flowers casually bunched. And I'd love to know how he rigged those lanterns.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautifully done! The place settings,the display of treats, it would take me awhile just to take it all in!

Style Court said...

The lanterns! What a luscious color combination and so perfect for Mrs. Blandings.

linda said...

Lauduree macaroons, turquoise linens and flowers- what a perfection of a confection!!!

Karena said...

Party pics are always fun to see. Yes, what a good looking couple, you and Mr B.I met David at one of Lee Bowers art openings and he is such a talented & gracious gentleman.

home before dark said...

And Mr. B cooks, too? All those bad decisions were practice for getting it right. The table looks amazing. Great cause, great design.

Bex said...

Mrs. Blandings, your fans are clamoring to know what you wore to this affair! (Also, as a transplanted Kansas Citian, reading your blog makes me homesick. Natasha made our wedding cake and it was DIVINE.)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Megan - me, too. No mechanics were visible, of course. Like it had all been done by magic.

Mrs. Blandings said...

HBD - thank goodness I was smart enough to see it.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Bex - that IS funny. I was not being coy; David did nor forward a pic with me in it. You can glimpse me in the second to the last photo, back left. One shoulder, black and white floral. Fitted bodice, full skirt, just above the knee.

Natasha's cakes are amazing. I bet it was a beautiful wedding.

The Peak of Chic said...

First, you and Mr. B are a very handsome couple! And secondly, David's work is amazing!!! I'd like to recreate this in my own home :)

Diane James Home said...

Gorgeous table - the colors are reminiscent of Harry Heissman's room for the Susan G. Komen show house last November. Turquoise and yellow are wonderful together!

Dickie said...

Don't tell Mr. B you have admirers (he may be out to get me), but you are stunning in that picture...

Mrs. Blandings said...

No, no, Dickie -that is not I. The gorgeous redhead is my friend Leslie. She's not yet 30 and would not relish being confused with a 43-year-old mother of three!

Karen said...

Looks like the perfect setting for an evening out with the Blandings. The color combination is fabulous...and of course I know the macaroons were too.

pve design said...

heavenly evening, I do declare, I feel an illustration coming on, all that color, the attention to detail, the hottie, the glamour of it all....
pve

La Maison Fou said...

I too love the color combination! I have a smaller version of the pedestal petite cake stands...too prescious! I use a round clear container and mine showcases pistachio's.
The table is divine!
Leslie

pbinder said...

Here's a photo of the fab Mrs. B from the front:
http://pbinder.com/clients/!2009/2009-04-25-DIFFA_By_Design/090425-diffa-0105_std.jpg

I really like this shot I took of the lanterns:
http://pbinder.com/clients/!2009/2009-04-25-DIFFA_By_Design/090425-diffa-0047_std.jpg

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

We love David Jimenez's pictures from Dining by Design. The color combination are great paired with all the turquoise accessories. Where did they find all of those turquoise chairs? It looked like a wonderful gala evening, especially with the confectionery cake to top it off!

Julia said...

How gorgeous and glamorous! What a fab life you must lead!

VictoriaArt said...

Sounds all wonderful! I am glad you've had such a great time!
Fabulous pictures...
Victoria

TintinATL said...

Mrs. Blandings it is wonderful to actually see a photo you, you mysterious blog-goddess... goodness you are RAVISHING! (and Mr. B is quite a hunk too!) Love your dress, love the table, love the whole affair...

Teacats said...

Lovely! Like Tiffany boxes filled with cakes, confections and topped with golden balloons! Fresh cool vintage and chic!

LOVE your outfit!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Alexis Ceule said...

The colors are fabulous! I adore the lanterns above you all as well. Thanks for sharing the fanbulous shots!

Alexis

Alicia said...

Delovely & delish indeed!!!! So sweet that he was worried...a true artist's insecurities always produce perfection & he does sooo produce.
Mr B's dasing to Mrs B's smashing.
A wonderful cause too.

Renee Finberg said...

at frist glance, i thought it was 'fergie' next to mr.blandings.

xx

Style Court said...

So glad you added the last picture. You look fabulous.

Millie said...

The kind of evening that's so good when they rang the final bell I would have cried 'No' & immediately burst into tears! Oh & Patricia, please package up Phil Scaglia & put him on the next Qantas plane to Sydney - yummy is a very adequate description.
Millie ^_^
P.S. Tell Mr. B. he scrubbed up OK as well!

Anna Spiro said...

OH MY GOD THIS IS STUNNING!
x
Anna

holly said...

DITTO on DELISH....

Holy hot tamale- dark and handsome DJ.....OH, and the table too- yummilicious! Really stunning!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

A most suitable setting for you, Mrs. B.

Things That Inspire said...

Oh, somehow I missed this post! I feel like I have seen the invisible star behind the scenes now that I have seen Mr. B! You both look wonderful, as did the table!

Blushing hostess said...

I am just catching up after my two year old broke her leg... hang on, I think I misplaced my invite? I will be in KC in a minute if I can sit at table like these! Be well, Ms. B.

Blackeyed_Susan said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love your blog!

little augury said...

honest- how did I miss all this? I must have be buried under books. this looks pretty swell and what a swell party too- looks like a perfect tie in to Mrs Blandings International Bloggers Weekend dates to be announced. LA

GREEN AND STYLISH said...

This is EXQUISITE.
Love the colour scheme and imaginative decoration and, most importantly, everyone seems to be thoroughly enjoying the whole affair. Just fabulous!