Monday, November 14, 2011

In Time for the Holidays - Panache Interiors & Events Design Giveaway!

Can you believe that the Holidays are right around the corner?  It seems like only yesterday that we were ringing in 2011 and now 2012 is just around the corner.  I have already started gathering and planning my home holiday decor to be hung the day after Thanksgiving.  And as I shop in all of my favorite places, I'm already seeing the Holiday decorations out on the shelves.  So in honor of the upcoming Holiday season - and in celebration and thanks for the Panache Interiors & Events Facebook Fan Page reaching its first milestone of 1200 fans - one lucky winner will receive a $50 VISA Gift Card.  Please see the two steps for contest entry below.

How to enter: 

1.  "Like" the Panache Interiors & Events Facebook Page at and then post a comment to let me know that you are a new fan.  If you are already a fan of Panache Interiors & Events, then post a comment to let me know that you are already a fan.  Each entry must have a comment and you may enter once per day.

2.   Submit your email address to  I will confirm receipt of your email and respond back to you with a number.

That's it!  Both steps must be followed to qualify.  Giveaway starts November 15, 2011 and ends November 29, 2011 at 11pm EST - to allow for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The winner will be selected via and will be announced on November 30, 2011 via Facebook, Twitter, and via my blog.  Once the winners number is posted, I will contact them via email.  They will have 72 hours to respond.  If they fail to respond within the allotted timeframe, a new winner will be selected.  Once the winner contacts me, I will request their mailing address and forward their prize to them.

Please note:

You must be 18 years of age to be eligible for the giveaway prize.  This contest is only open to residents of the United States.

Again, thank you so much for all of your support - I have something even more FAB planned for my next milestone of 1500 fans, so please tell your friends about Panache and encourage them to like my page and enter the giveaway.   Good luck!!

La Toya Michelle
~You are only limited by your own imagination!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November

Happy November! Most people think of November as the symbol of the arrival of winter.  And with winter comes - the Holiday Season. If you are planning to host a family or social event for Holidays, start preparing early!  Start hunting for the perfect linens and centerpiece selections now.  The Holiday season is all about plush designs that sparkle.  So don't forget to stock up on candles and table jewelry such as charger plates, napkin holders, and the other bling for the tablescape.  Take a look at these inspiration photos and start dreaming up your perfect Thanksgiving Tablescape early. 

Reds, oranges, rusts, browns, and golds are plentiful this time of year and can be found for inexpensive prices at local homeware shops.  Simple white plates ensure that these Autumn colors are the star of the event.  Go ahead - bring the outside in with this beautiful mix of colors! 

A simple pine cone gives a rustic feel to an otherwise very formal place setting.  I really like the contrast!  A trick that I always use in event planning - the use of white plates for my base.  I have a lot of plates, but I always opt for white plates when entertaining because they allow me the ability to change up table jewelry (plate chargers, linens, silverware, etc.) without having to worry about competing colors.  In addition, white plates allow the food to also be the star of the event!  What's the point in creating great dishes (or having great dishes catered) if your guests can't see them?! 

Sans the pine cones in this view, the mulitiple gold, bronze, and silver toned centerpiece display is busy - yet it still doesn't seem to detract from the entire display.  Candle light brings the table to life - you can add height to your table display inexpensively by varying the height of your candles.

Don't just stop at your table!  Extend your decor to other areas of the room as well.  The buffet continues the holiday theme by featuring a coordinating - yet unique - display all its own!

You really don't have to have a glass or crystal centerpiece to wow your guests at your Holiday event.  Simple candles, again in varying heights and also varying styles, can create a gorgeous yet inexpensive table centerpiece that you can use even after the formal party is over and you want something a little more casual. 

La Toya Michelle
~You are only limited by your own imagination 

Invitations with Panache!

When planning your wedding or next event, don't forget that your invitation is the first impression that your guests will have of what's to come. Your invitation sets the tone for your entire event! Panache now offers custom invitations and invitation suites - let's create an invitation suite that will build anticipation for your event and reflect your personality, too!  Check out my Facebook page for more photos!

La Toya Michelle
~You are only limited by your own imagination!