Darling Dinner San Diego


A moody secret garden vibe for cocktails and a deliciously prepared family style dinner?! This event was totally my jam. From the beautifully set up lounges boasting worn chesterfields and sheepskin rugs to the black candlesticks lighting the banquet style dinner tables— the Darling Dinner San Diego was drool worthy and I was so honored to be a part of it and to work with such talented people. If you're not familiar with Darling Magazine, you can check it out here. They have articles based on different personas- hostess, dreamer, explorer, intellectual, confidant, beautician, stylist, and achiever.

Okay, so let's talk about the lounges. They were all to die for, but this one especially had my name all over it. If it weren't for the yummy food in the next room (and the lovely company of course) I might have just hung out on this couch all night! Folklore Vintage provided all of the furniture (and I think I can say I'm envious of every piece!)

The yummy cocktails were provided by the Malahat Spirits Company and Barçon Cocktail Company. And how cute is the glass provided by the Hostess Haven?

All of the flowers and styling were done by Jill of Layered Vintage. She created such an amazing vibe throughout the entire space (which was the Moniker Warehouse, by the way, and it's obviously incredible!) The place was overflowing with flowers. So, yes, I was in heaven. 

I love this photo (below) captured by Arielle Vey! Do I look like I'm in heaven? This event was so inspiring and I loved getting the chance to meet so many creative and fun women.

We obviously need to talk about the wall. Jill came up with this thoughtful display to be the backdrop for the dinner set up. She tied the Darling personas into her floral installations with the idea of using cameo silhouettes, which I designed. And do you see the persona labels? That's my calligraphy cut out in wood by NicRoc Designs! The wall was incredible and everybody loved it! I was so thrilled to contribute to it!

All of the tableware (where is the drooling emoji?) was provided by Hostess Haven and candles provided by Often Wander. I designed the menu and I'll say that I was very much looking forward to eating that dinner!

The food was all provided by The Vetted Table, A Miho Experience. It did not disappoint. It was truly beautiful and delicious.

The entire evening was such a lovely experience and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it. 

All of the vendors involved are linked below.

Styling and Florals: Layered Vintage Furniture: Folklore Vintage Venue: Moniker Warehouse Tabletop: Hostess Haven Catering: A Miho Experience Candles: Often Wander Cocktails: Malahat Spirits and Barçon Cocktail Co. Wine: Union Wine Company Calligraphy and Signage: Studio von Berg Photography: Arielle Vey Lasered Wood and Favors: NicRoc Designs Hosted by: Kara Dykert of Darling Magazine