Her 30th BASH!
i was recently hired to photograph erin's turquoise-themed 30th birthday party at the avalon hotel in beverly hills. it was my first time at the avalon, so i really wasn't sure what to expect. andre and i both fell in love with the hotel within seconds of walking in. it was obvious to us both why erin chose this luxury hotel to be the setting for her 30th birthday bash!
the celebration took place by the pool terrace; erin reserved private cabanas for the evening. I was pretty obsessed with all the colors erin chose to represent her special day. the cabanas were decorated
with fresh flowers, balloons, lollipops, and turquoise color-pop EVERYWHERE.
andre and i really like strawberry and raspberry lollipops, so we definitely brought some of those home with us.
the signature drink for the evening was the erinberry mojito. these drinks were a HUGE hit at the party. i may have to make one of these drinks at home, especially with all this hot weather we've been enjoying lately. recipe, for the erinberry mojito: white rum, sugar cane, lime juice, club soda, fresh raspberries, and mint, get creative with the measurements.
erin was surrounded by her closest friends and family, i felt so honored to be able to attend and photograph such a great night! we've been blogging friends for years, probably since 2009, so it was really touching for her to ask me to do this for her.
and who could forget the birthday cake? a creamy vanilla flavored cake. andre and i definitely kept a full belly while working that night. a definite perk from working a great event.
thank you oliverio restaurant for the delicious food & also erin for spoiling us while we were working. we've been to many restaurants and hotels around los angeles, but this one has quickly become a new favorite. can't wait to go back for napoletana pizzetta by the terrace pool.