……..first we did a collage, collecting photos from baby time on, trying to get delightful moments in mom’s amazing life….can you find yourself?
Of course you need a theme and what better for mom, the chief fashionista, than fashion. Sara Jessica Parker never looked so good as when mom’s face crowned her body on the cover of VOGUE. I gave this assignment to Nikka and she came thru wonderfully.
Photo op with the poster which was actually the seating assignments.
Farnaz, always in style, loved it!
After all, it’s really all about the cake…isn’t it?Thanks to Naaz at ‘Dress my Cake’ we got this amazing creation…all edible!
Mom loves classical guitar so…..
My two dearest ones…..
Handsome (and oh so smart) cousin Ron in from Memphis….he’s a good ‘good ol’ boy’!
Bet Ken and Rose are talking to mom about Nebraska….
Helene, mom’s best bud with Farnaz and Yousef enjoying their confab….
Helene’s hubby Dr. Stan meeting the amazing Rose….
Dear Mary who came to the party straight from oral surgery and a lot of pain…I love you Mary!!! Can you tell how much I love Sandie…..
Here’s Sandie’s super great hubby Dr. Jim who has the greatest sense of humor….all deadpan….with Rose who’s #1 on the list of loving, caring, giving peeps!!!
Lisa, my partner in crime with director hubby and all around great guy Chuck….Lisa sang at our wedding!
O.K., to that list of caring loving souls, add Dr. Jerry and his dear wife Alice….
Hildegard and Michael…Hildegard will make the world a better place one way or another! I do believe Michael is the smartest man I know….O.K., except for my Charles.
Dear Kent who voted us ‘best house in Burbank’….that was after he gave me a ‘to do list’ a mile long!!!!
Monique, my brilliant architect and her great hubby Ron. They were at mom’s ‘90th!
Here’s Laurie Pie…woops, only kidding…hi Laurie!
Beautiful Valerie, the hostess with the mostest….
Isabel & Dr.Charles, dear friends….Isabel is taking piano lessons besides art with a very long list of interests for them both……
Alice & Jerry are related to mom’s ‘angel’ Rosie…now isn’t that a small world???
Time out for cute….the cutest….Steve and Sue…
I don’t have enough space here to write about Carol….making that wish on a butterfly at our wedding, she and Richard have been dear, dear friends ever since (and before). Do yourself a favor and attend one of Carol’s ‘Salons on the Spiritually Creative Life’. I am proud to have everyone of her beautiful books published by Rizzoli and eagerly await her latest…..
First met Skye when she produced/directed the Lisa See film for Random House….I was one of the ‘book club’ members…who asked questions of course…we’ve been friends since. She is a brainiack who develops apps!
Can I love these two more….I doubt it….Tomiko and Olga….
The gang of three…me, Mimi and Laurie
Tomiko, I know you’re smiling on the inside…thank you soooo much for helping me set up….couldn’t do it without you!!!
Rex, ‘Mr. Style Extraordinaire’ and the nicest man you’d be privileged to know with the cuties Sue and Steve.
Gifted artist and oh so kind George on the left belongs with Olga and here with Trudy and Geoff. Trudy and Kita are best buds as she was with Yuki and it’s always a joy and delight to visit with her….You’re terrific too Geoff!
This is the best mutual admiration team ever…..mom & Rex.
Lissi hand painted each and every beautiful party favor….with best beau Doug. Next time you have tea at the Peninsula or Montage, turn the plate over (oh go ahead) and you’ll see her name…..so lovely!!!
O.K., here they are…..artists all….my second family, Olga, son Martin and George….
O.K. Ron, what’s with the flowers????
Brilliant Farnaz (she holds several patents) and gentleman of the first order Yousef….
Rose has seen firsthand what love and devotion Vicki has brought to us…
Here’s our little family, Emma and Nikka with Vicki their mom, my darling Charles and Rosella, my dear mom…
Looks like a confab to me….
This is tooooo cute!!!!
What’s in that drink mom?
Some crowd scenes……
O.K., one more……
Mimi we missed Rich….
The pianist was there just to play happy birthday….funny! And a special birthday wish to Carol and George who shared their special day with us. See the girl and boy cakes?
O.K., you blew out the candle but mom that isn’t a bag….we have to cut it!
I’m so grateful to have this video…..
Some of the tables……….
Remember, there was a fashion theme….
The most amazing Calla Lilies in the Hermes bag all delicately opened by hand….fitting don’t you think?
Jewels in the Tiffany bag….of course!
I mean really…..
There’s an art to opening up these rose petals by hand…Amy you’re amazing!
This was the cutest….there are little monkeys on the wires to continue the Le Cirque theme and jewels to match the colored stones on the bag!
So sweet……..fitting for Laduree…..
Thank you Andrew for all the wonderful memories captured in your great photographs and video’s.
I love you mom!!!!!
For more information:
818.321.8108 for Naaz at ‘Dress my Cake
Exquisite!Dear Nan,you've raised the bar too high!!Your creativity is inspirational!
We'll never forget Rosella's birthday,or her cake:)))Thank you for a most special experience.
Love from our hearts,
Olga, George, Martin
Nice article and good photos…………..a great blog