AuthorMichelle Lao

Stanley Nathan: A Harrods Christmas


THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN EVER GIVE YOUR CHILDREN (and no, it doesn’t come in a box) Late post. Given all the events last Christmas, the overseas relatives coming home, and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it has admittedly been a struggle for me to get back at the table and start pounding away at the proverbial typewriter. But now that December has come and gone away, I’m down to a more reflective mood. If time is the most important resource of anyone, I wonder, how well did we...

Eron’s Ultimate Nerf Battlezone


A 7TH BIRTHDAY PARTY LIKE NO OTHER Every party planner and event stylist worth their salt know that they have to be jugglers too. Jugglers in the sense that in every planning stage of a party, a balance must be struck between what the parents want, and what the celebrant wants. And the funny thing about it is, there never really┬áis a balance. For 1 year olds, it’s the parents wishes that come true, while for 7 year olds, quite the opposite happens. And the reason for this is simple: 7...

Beatrize, The Flower Fairy


A GLIMPSE OF THE ETHEREAL Shh. Are you alone? Quick, close the doors. Because I am about to tell you a secret: Fairies are real. Bea, the fairest fairy of them all. This amazing moment was captured by Delightful Little Darlings. I am in love with this picture! Wouldn’t it be marvelous if your best friend one day told you this? This is the stuff of a little girl’s dreams. More specifically, this is the stuff of our dear Bea’s dreams, who so loves fairies with their fluttering...

The Ultimate Divisoria Guide: An Event Stylist’s DIY Sourcing Secrets Revealed


THE SECRET NO ONE WANTS TO SHARE For those mommies who have already DIY-ed (or at least attempted to) their child’s party, we are kindred spirits. After all, Party Magic all began with a sketch, an idea, and my wild assumption that I could DIY-to-death my own daughter’s party. And as kindred spirits, we all share a secret. And it is this: no matter how wild or amazing your decor ideas, none of that matter if you can’t turn vision into reality. And translating your dreams to...

Quino’s 1st Birthday: A Tribute To Wes Anderson


THE TRUE MEANING OF EVENT STYLING If someone were to ask, say, what do I do for a living, and it’s the busy middle of the day, I would say, “I decorate kiddie parties” and leave it at that. If, however, you caught me as the day ebbs away and in a more romantic mood, I would probably be more inclined to say, “I transport children (and adults) into a visual dream as they celebrate occasions that matter to them.” So, what is event styling? Why it’s magic, of...

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