Eat & Drink, Entertaining, Up Close & Personal

December 29, 2016

White Fir

Every year it seems the holiday season comes and goes quicker than the last. We attend holiday parties, we’re moving and shaking to get our shopping done for friends and family, some even last minute (guilty!), and all of a sudden we have a minute to breathe and realize we completely forgot about mailing our holiday cards to the ones we love. Let’s face it, ’tis the season, right?

Colleen and I made it our mission this year to take a moment to ourselves and enjoy this season and we did so by purchasing tickets to Secret Supper PDX and their Scandinavian themed event. It was our own holiday celebration and one that inspired me in so many ways. With location and details provided just 24 hours in advance, off we went to The Colony St. Johns for one memorable evening. 

Simple, yet stunning elements made our table feel like we were at this intimate lodge surrounded by 30 people, that although were strangers, felt like friends. Conversations were effortless, guests were in such positive spirits and the laughter felt like it never ended. 

Each course was so well thought, paired with beautiful wines and cocktails and there was not a time when someone was not approaching you because you were taking your last sip or eating your last bite. I appreciate experiences like this so much being that it’s what I strive for in every event I design and execute. Service is key. 

As our chilly December day came to an end, we left with full stomachs, but even more so full hearts as we welcomed this season with gratitude. 

With Love,


Event Planning + Design by Eva Kosmas Flores, Christiann Koepke, Danielle Firle and catering by Tournant

Rentals Something Borrowed PDX + West Elm

Photography Colleen Amelia Photography