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This past Saturday when the kids jumped into our bed at 6:30am I popped up and screamed "Gavin! Can you go and grab the newspaper from the front door?!" He hustled over to the door and quickly ran back with the NY Post in hand. There on page 25, 26 & 27 was LMP talking all about entertaining for the Oscars. It was the most surreal feeling of my life. The NY Post asked us to style a table at Cafe Gitane in the Jane Hotel inspired by the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson which was nominated for several awards. We played off the bold colors and symmetrical visuals from the movie. We used red cake stands from Fish's Eddy to serve mini schnitzel sliders and to hold goblets of poppy seed dressed chunky chopped salad. We also served a drink inspired by Madame X played by Tilda Swinton in the film. It was a vodka soda cocktail with a swirl of lemon to garnish and mustache straws like all of the men have in the movie! We found the most perfect vintage items from Little Vintage Rentals - the phone, lamp and train case looked like they were right out of the movie! In the train case we set up bags of parmesan & paprika popcorn with "Lobby Boy" stickers. We also printed Lobby Boy Hats that we turned into photo props by taping to a skewer. A really fun element of our table were the antique items that we found from our family members. My Boobie lent me a beautiful platter which we lined with gold heart doilies and placed pastries on top of. And then there was the jewelry box that we stole from Aunt Debi AKA The Garden of Eatin' which we turned into a macaron hotel. Last but not least, the Mendl's Boxes. Michelle printed out a template that she found on Etsy, printed on cardstock and folded to make these boxes look identical to those found in the movie. I took a stab at the famous Mendl's Courtesan Du Chocolat from a recipe that I found on Buzzfeed. These were easier to make then they look! This was one of the first times we've actually worked with a model who got into character with the bellboy from the Jane Hotel to showcase our work. We couldn't have been more pleased with how this all turned out and are still pinching ourselves from seeing our faces in the NY Post. A big huge thanks to Zandy Mangold for these photos. What a doll and talented photographer who we are so lucky to have worked with.

To see the article in the Post including all recipes for the food that we served up click here.