Styled and produced by Monica Hart  ~ La Famiglia Design

All Images ~ Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

 

Monica Hart Girls Night In @Woodinville Lavender  -  Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

With the luscious scent of lavender perfuming the air…

Girls Night In with Monica Hart  went on location

at an amethyst gem  of a venue…

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In @Woodinville Lavender - Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

Woodinville Lavender. The breathtaking  farm is

tucked in the heart of Woodinville,Washington wine country.

 

Monica Hart - Woodinville Lavender - Image Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

Yes, it’s all  about lavender on this rather intoxicating  night,

 

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 from the first stunning violet sip…

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 to the last gooey, salty-sweet lavender laced, s’more  bite.  

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

It was so much fun dreaming up  this feminine lavender themed event.

 Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

And so, with the vivid violet fields as a backdrop…

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In @Woodinville Lavender - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

the night began for the lovely ladies with

refreshing sips of Lavender Dry Soda.

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

Next came my handmade  crackers with pretty pats  of

goat cheese, rolled in dried lavender & fresh thyme.

 

Monica Hart ~ Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender  Images: Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender   Images: Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

The duo served in elegant, round paper baking molds and on an antique breadboard.

 

Then it was time for one of my signature cocktails…

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

  the handmade lavender and blackberry martini drop  

with tarragon simple syrup!

 

Lavender Blackberry Martini Drop ~ Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 (I’ll post the recipe soon!)

Each guest  received a shaker…of her own.

 

Lavender and blackberry Martini Drop - Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photograpy

 

I garnished the delicious, deep

purple drinks with plump, ripe blackberries on earthy lavender  picks.

C’mon, it’s all about the garnish, right?

 

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Cocktails in hand, we strolled through the

soothing fields…soaking up all of the lavender loveliness.

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender - Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

The  evening was filled with fresh, lavender inspired  entertaining ideas. 

With the help of my fabulous  crew, I pulled together this lavender and 

linen layered tablescape, set up right in the field! 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

I chose yummy shades of plum, purple and blue. Come check out the dreamy  details!

 Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Woodinville Lavender - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Some of these beautiful table flowers, like the agapanthus,

hydrangea and herbs are homegrown 

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 but the lavender is all from these  fields, hand picked by

Tom Frei, the owner, the day before our Girls Night In  event.

Talk about fresh!

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

 

A quick coat or two of gorgeous Annie Sloan  lavender chalk paint, turns my plain old

mason jars into special little lavender hued flower vessels.

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

The linen covered table also features regal  crown plates on loan 

from Haley’s Cottage.  So pretty! 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography * Crown Dishes - Haley's Cottage

 

The feminine white dishware and botanical West Elm  place mats set off the

small ribbon bound bundles of

earthy lavender & lavender filled silk sachets.

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

 

 I called on my sister Linda , to stitch up the silk sleeves. {LOVE}

 

Monica Hart - Girls Night In - Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 For a touch of gold glamour, I added fitting ‘bumblebee’ nametags with bits of gold ribbon.

The sachets make fragrant place cards and guest takeaways.

 Catch the names?…Pink, Adele…yep, Girls Night In  gals are total rock stars!

 

 

For the centerpiece, I created this fragrant DIY floral monogram  number,

marked with an ‘L’  for lavender,  of course!

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart  * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender  * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Please check back soon for the special DIY post!

 

And check out this  fun, entertaining idea…

shapely small vases on ice, (Haley’s Cottage)  so guests can top off   their

martini drops with the shaker extras! Why waste a delicious lavender drop?

 Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Woodinville Lavender  * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

A pretty lavender vignette sits on my small tray table sideboard.

 Our old cut glass decanters sparkle in the soft evening light. Love the little  lavender braid detail!

 Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Tom opened the Woodinville Lavender  store just for us and he shared

lavender growing tips  as he gave the gals a tour of his beautiful fields.

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

While on the walking tour, my guests were served petite caprese and plum skewers with 

fresh  mint and a drizzle of my honey, clove and lavender infused olive oil vinaigrette.

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

The gals sipped on chilled, roasted pepper soup too with

a nice kick  from gently toasted spices.

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

 For the main course, I served beef tenderloin skewers with Herbs de Provence, hot off the grill.

 Then came a delicious duo of desserts: My petite orange and vanilla bean shortcakes, with fresh blueberry mash  

and s’mores! We lit the Woodinville Lavender fire pit and we unwrapped my uptown  s’more kits.

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

The All American campfire classic  taken to a new level!

 The ladies roasted the puffs to their liking, using wispy sticks from our weeping willow.

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

 The evening wrapped up with the glow of tiny lights staked and strung for ambience and

classic tunes from an old school  record player.

 Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

I send the girls off with pretty, gold rimmed

Girls Night In with Monica Hart shot glasses,

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In * Stefanie Knowlton Photography

 

  in hopes that the sweet taste of lavender

blackberry martinis  and our lavender infused evening…

 

Monica Hart * Girls Night In at Woodinville Lavender * Stefanie Knowlton Photography 

will linger.

 

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Roll the credits & thank yous…

 

Amazing proprietors:

Tom & Brenda FreiWoodinville Lavender

 Cindy Sullivan Haley’s Cottage

 

Photographer extraordinaire:

Stefainie Knowlton Photography

 

The fabulous crew:

 

Linda Sacco, Carol Hodovance, Bill Campbell, Barb Semler, The Mr., Christy Hard, Dana Landry

 

Signage:

Ron Sacco

 

Swag Team:

Gina Sacco, Natalie Sacco

 

Lighting:

Robert

 

Flowers:

Monica & Carol’s gardens

Metropolitan Market

 

Lavender:

Woodinville Lavender

 

Monica’s Girls Night In  fashion:

(Thank you for the sweet comments)

Sequins skirt & Top – Haute Hippie

 Nordstrom

 

Thank you to Leslie  from 4 Around the Table & Cindy  of Haley’s Cottage for the beautiful

Girls Night In with Monica Hart  – shout outs on their blogs!!  So nice of you!