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{press} Adore Home Magazine & Sharnel Dollar Designs

Monday, January 31

A few weeks back, I was contacted by one of my very favorite party gals from "down under"...Sharnel Dollar Designs.
Just to give you a little background on Sharnel...

I believe I first "met" Sharnel after she left a comment on my blog.
I'd posted details of Ella's first birthday and sited Sharnel in the inspiration board I created for the party...
and that's how the "blogaffair" began...*wink*

Sharnel lives in Brisbane, Australia...
She started a cake/cupcake making business...The Cupcake Company
This evolved into an event planning/styling business through the gorgeous parties she's hosted for her two children...
and she now has on online store where you can purchase fabulous party decor.

She was the one who recently designed & styled the gorgeous surprise baby shower featured on
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW!!! (see the video here)!

But before her ascent to fame...*wink*
Sharnel has been setting a standard for dessert tables and parties for some time now.

She's been featured on Amy Atlas Events, mentioned as one of "Australia's dessert table talents" on Amy Atlas Events, she even MET Amy Atlas. She's also been published in Peekaboo Magazine here, here &  here.

and her dessert table styling is simply gorgeous!!
Check out some other parties she's styled & hosted...
coastal chic dessert table
williams 4th birthday
camilla's birthday (chocolate & turquoise)
enchanted woodlands party

Gorgeous, right!?
As you might expect, I was thrilled when Sharnel contacted me looking for a silhouette of a queen to be used in conjunction with a photo shoot she was preparing for.

Clueless as to the details of the photo shoot or what Sharnel would be doing with the silhouette...
and who cares because it's SHARNEL...*wink*

this is what I came up with and sent over...

If you follow me on facebook, you may remember me posting this)





the silhouette I designed was used in the creation of edible cupcake toppers...





And here's an actual page (page 100) from the magazine with the photo of the cupcakes... 

I was so happy when Sharnel shared the photos with me!
Everything turned out absolutely beautiful!!

The gorgeous flower arrangements from Green and Bloom Weddings...
The scones, melting moments and macarons from Bubble & Sweet
and the lovely photography from Naomi V were elements that helped add those extra special touches
that helped bring Sharnel's vision to life.

I highly encourage you to take a peek at the article! (starts on page 96)
The delicious recipes are included for the gorgeous goodies featured in the styling. 
• orange poppy seed cake (mmmm...looks delish)
• passionfruit curd tartlets (adorable)
• raspberry melting moments (the name alone makes me weak in the knees)
• lemonade scones (very curious about these)
• pomegranate pimms (sounds delightful)
• french macarons (definitely trying these)!!!
and of course...the cupcakes!!
Those of you planning your tea parties should certainly bookmark this article!!

But definitely take some time to peruse the rest of the Adore Home magazine because it's filled with treasures.

Thank you so much to my sweet blogging/party friend Sharnel!!
I was honored to play a teeny-tiny part in the brilliant outcome of this "High Tea fit for a Queen"!!!

For those of you who are in love with Sharnel's talents...
here are some links to feed your addiction:

I was finishing this silhouette that same weekend...even with a 102° fever.
Sharnel was SO sweet to send me the pictures immediately following the magazine shoot to help brighten my spirits.
I was so happy to pull my head out of the covers and see how beautiful everything turned out! *wink*

Reminder....we're starting our "promise ME" journey tomorrow...
I. can't. wait!!!!
Got your list finished?


Tammy said...

WoW! I am impressed! This is a girl after my own heart! Thanks for all the links and inspiration! Love the silhouette too!

Renee said...

Congrats, Jess, on all you did to make these dreams come true. Everything looks beautiful!

Oh, thank you for the Promise Me reminder. I needed it, wink!



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