Friday, January 25, 2013

Red Carpet Wine Club

I've mentioned before that I have a fabulous wine club.  It started two years ago when the husband of one of our friends couldn't think of a Christmas present and called a few of us to ask if he bought her a wine club book and the wines for the first month, would we keep it going? Little did we know back then, that we would be kicking off our THIRD year this month.  In addition, one of our favorite friends always celebrates our birthdays and events and her birthday is coming up next week.  We wanted to throw her a surprise birthday party and knew it was our only chance to pull it off.  She loves getting dressed up so I chose a red carpet theme for this month. We even had swag bags with jewelry and parting gifts!
Dress: JS Collection
Tiara: Sam Moon; Earrings: unknown, old
Bracelet: Cara Couture via Ideeli (invite link)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Prisca (very old)
We rotate hosting duties and the hostess invites the 6-8 core members and anyone else she wants.  We've added a few core members from the original 5 or so, but for the most part, it's hard to commit to a once a month club with children, work, and other responsibilities.  Or, it could be that we scare all our other guests away, but we have such an amazing time together.
The top photo is of me and the birthday girl.  We bought her a big, BIG tiara and a sash and the rest of us wore ours, too. This photo below is of everyone who attended last night.
Jewelry Pouches and Gift Bags: c/o Neiman Marcus (via our friend Brenda)
 Vintage Jewelry: courtesy of our friend, Mary
DIY Water Bottles/Advil: Idea from my friend Paige (couldn’t attend)
I really believe that you need to surround yourself with people who lift you up and I am so lucky because I have the most wonderful friends! I am always amazed that these beautiful, intelligent, compassionate, and unbelievable women (and Ace!) want to be friends with me.

Happy Friday! Have a Wonderful Weekend!


  1. What beautiful photography of your accessories. I love that bracelet! Looks like a fantastic themed party, and you are all pretty princesses (and one prince). :-)

  2. this makes me want to throw a themed party! everything (people included!) is so beautiful. and you picked the perfect gown.

  3. That looks like a ton of fun! And you look amazing, Ana!

  4. So much fun!! What a great idea to connect with friends. And all of you look gorgeous!

  5. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love everything about this! The fact that you are all doing the wine club (and still doing it after 3 years!) and the theme and the outfits and the swag! Really makes me wish I lived nearby...I would totally be crashing the party! Btw, I didn't see an email address for you and I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award (details ). I can’t wait to read your answers to the questions I posted!

  6. What a cool idea of a wine club. I love wine as well....and the photos turned out fantastic.

  7. What a great idea! I love any excuse to get dressed up :)

  8. Wow! Thank you, all! I love my buds because they always go along with my wild schemes! LOL! Thank you so much for your lovely comments!


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