Winter Warm-up Bash: A Custom Tag for a Unique Favor

This past Tuesday LAURA ANN had the honor of participating in a party hosted by Octavia & Brown and Diana Tsao Events. Liz Geddes and Diana Tsao and their teams put together an elegant and hopping "winter warmup" bash in the lovely setting of vintage party rental furniture and accessories at the Octavia & Brown showroom. For the Diana Tsao Events party favors, the coveted and hard to come by Crane Crest Real French Dressing reflected the unique experiences that can be planned and provided by Diana Tsao Events. A custom illustrated watercolor and ink party tag designed by LAURA ANN captured this message. The tag cover featured an illustration of the view out the showroom window, leaving guests with a warm memory of the iconic New York rooftop view, water towers, fire escapes and all. The addition of daffodils was artistic license, but here's hoping that spring is just around the corner!

The gracious hosts of the evening, Diana Tsao and Liz Geddes.

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LAURA ANN stationery display on Octavia & Brown's vintage Ruby Order Wheel.

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LAURA ANN custom table tent cards and calligraphy paired alongside the delicious food and beautiful flowers and platters.

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© Michael Kelly Photography

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LAURA ANN Founder Laura Ann Elbogen with DJ Ray Jarrell of Jarrell Entertainment, Liz Geddes of Octavia & Brown, and photographer Christian Oth of Christian Oth Studio.

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Design for the Every Day and the Special Days, With Love

Happy Valentine's Day from LAURA ANN! LAURA ANN first opened for design business on a special day - my mother's birthday (September 21, 2009, founded as LATinNYC)! It is only fitting that LAURA ANN's full time relaunch would fall on another love filled holiday. To mark the occasion and share the love, I whipped up a family favorite, coconut meringues, a special recipe passed down from my Great Grandmother Mary. My Aunt Lisa, and sister, Marie, had made them to rave reviews at the holidays, and I decided it was time to debut them in NYC. I called my Grandmother Barbara, who advised to be sure to beat the egg whites until they stood in peaks. Bagged and tied with a LAURA ANN "xoxo" illustrated valentine, they hit the spot! They made for a colorful splash of color and served as a loving edible favor at each place setting at a Valentine's luncheon. For those who couldn't taste them in person, I shared these images as digital Valentines.

Express your love with the art of a personal touch, on the every day and the special days!