Our first ever Archive Cocktail Conference made it’s debut last month with a taco-tuesday inspired fiesta! We wanted to show our local industry pros a good time (parties are our specialty, after all) and did so with a little help from our friends. Inessa Nichols lent a hand with billowing bougainvillea and the most vibrant floral palette (ever). Cocktail Academy kept our colored goblets full all night with seasonal craft margaritas. Stewart Uy Photography captured the vibrant energy as guests mingled + danced the night away. A huge thank-you to El Chavo for the colorful patio and authentic tacos + churros that we are still talking about!

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The picks: Eiffel Bar Table, Geo’s, Solana Table.

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The picks: June Sofa, Jude Coffee Table, Ali Rug, Florentina Pillows, Santiago Pillows

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The picks: Indigo Chair, Cadon Chair, Finch Side Table.

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The picks: Florence Daybed, Eiffel Chairs, Orleans Side Table, Rooney Arm Chair, Azhar Rug.

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The picks: Blush, Green, Blue, Amber and Burgundy Vintage Glass.

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The picks: Blush, Light Amethyst, Amethyst, Navy, Teal, Green + Amber Glasses.

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Backed by the Hollywood Hills, Archive’s first ever Cocktail Conference made its debut. Designers, photographers, and floral guru’s alike gathered together for a Taco Tuesday inspired fiesta. This summer party was a chance for industry professionals to get together and swap secrets (the cocktails helped with this!) Cocktail Academy mixed up seasonal fruit margaritas that paired perfectly with El Chavo’s authentic street Tacos. Inessa Nichols and her team blew us away with her vibrant summer florals, which set a perfect mexi-tropical vibe. Spirits were lively as guests ate gourmet churros while playing life-sized Jenga and Corn Hole. Dancing was a must! Spinning a mix of mariachi with classic vinyl, The Flash Dance made it impossible not to move to his funky groves. Ten o’clock came too early and guests were chanting for “one more song.” In harmony with this event’s impeccable style, photographers Stewart Uy & Connie Chang captured it all in the best of ways. Archive’s authentic yet modern furniture set the perfect ambiance for this festive night out. Rose gold flatware and chairs set a romantic tone across the space while colorful pops from authentic Mexican pillows completed the palette. The unique assortment of lounge furniture + an eclectic array of accessories accented the venue’s vibrant colored walls. If it weren’t for the Hollywood hills backdrop, one would think this party was set in Tulum.

 

Photographer: Stewart Uy Photography // Florist: Inessa Nichols // DJ: THE FLASHDANCE // Bartender: Cocktail Academy // Rentals: Archive Rentals // Venue + Food : El Chavo

 

 

Summer is coming to a close, and as much as we love throwing and attending soirees year round, there’s something special about vibrant color palettes + summery craft cocktails. We’ve combed our galleries for 5 fresh-picked tablescapes that will supply you with beautiful dining inspirations all season long. From pretty pastels to coastal to tropics, there’s a little something for everyone!

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We’re not just talking that delectable fruit centerpiece arrangement… the entire setting is too fresh! With rosé infused cocktails as the inspiration, we brought the blush + rose gold out to play. This rooftop soiree is the perfect amount of flirty fun for a casual summer affair.

The Picks: Blush Dinner Plate, Blush Salad Plate, Blush Tea Cup, Blush Goblet, Blush Champagne Coupe, Rose Gold Flatware

Design: No Subject | Photo: Monica Wang | Venue: One Colorado Old Pasadena

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Oh, for the love of sweet summer citrus…. Live in summer all year long with this Tulum-inspired tablescape. (And how amazing are those Coral dip-dye napkins?)

The Picks: Brass ChargerBlue China, Brass Flatware, Brass Goblet, Teal Blue Goblet, Dip Dye Napkin

Florals: Krista Jon | Rentals: Archive Mexico | Venue: Rosewood Mayakoba | Photographer: Lane Dittoe | Design: Crosby + Jon

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They say a key to design is to bring the outdoors in… and we would have to agree, especially when Laguna Beach is the backyard view. Coastal blues + whites set the fitting color palette while playful custom menus and place cards kept the party light + fresh.

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Color palette gone fiesta! By mixing colored goblets across Mexican textiles, you get an authentic + lively experience. Just don’t forget the margaritas!

Florals: Krista Jon | Photographer: Cami Jane | Venue: Serra Plaza | Design: Crosby + Jon

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Now this is a jungle we don’t mind getting lost in. Sleek modern dinnerware sets a classic mood and lets the florals + linens have the fullest impact.­

On the pristine sands of the Caribbean Sea, sounded by tropical jungle, Leah + Zozo’s memorable day met every destination wedding desire. Taking place at one of the most sought after boutique hotels, Be Tulum offers an exotically chic experience. Palm-thatched palapas, rustic stonewalls and authentic Mayan charm make this the perfect local for this romantic + majestic design.  In harmony with the unconventional style, talented photographer Ferjuaristi captured it all in such a unique and remarkable way.
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Moroccan Poufs and colorful Kilim Rugs created a fun and distinguished style.

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Vintage Brass + textured White China added luxe tablescape depth. Gold-Rimmed Goblets accented the magestic ambiance of the outdoor scenery.

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 Venue: Be Tulum | Floral Design: Moni Junco | Rentals & Table Top: Archive Mexico | Photographer: Ferjuaristi

San Francisco natives Courtney + George said their I do’s at San Diego Central Library, a venue they were drawn to by its impressive industrial architecture. With a nod to their professions – both are scientists with a love for geometrics and clean aesthetics – Jesi Haack designed their wedding inspired by alternative creative elements. Vintage bicycles, craft cocktails and a succulent wall were just a few of the personalized touches that charmed this unconventionally beautiful wedding design!

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Blush, Amethyst and Brass Goblets glistened against white linens and pretty natural light.

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Our favorite lounge this week: Rooney Chair, Indigo Chair, Kilim Ottoman + Harlow Side Table.

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An eclectic mix of industrial, bohemian and romantic pieces charmed the venue, full of on-site flavor, intimacy and warmth. The picks: Moroccan Poufs, Harlow Coffe Table, Cadon Arm Chair, Celestial Sofa and Forza Chairs.

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Photography: Steve Cowell Photo // Venue: San Diego Central Library // Planning: The Love Riot // Design: Jesi Haack Design // Florals: Siren Floral Co. // DJ: Dart DJ // Hair + Makeup: 1011 Makeup // Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop // Catering: Root Cellar // Cocktails: Snake Oil // Rentals: Archive Rentals // Photo Booth: Epic Photo Booth // Dress: Lihi Hod