all photos by my talented friend: Tiffany Kokal
Landyn’s Favorite Things 2019! We had one magical night and couldn’t have made it happen without our partners at Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, throwing THE best holiday party of the year. My co-host Brian Barry and I love spoiling you girls, giving away goodies from my favorite brands and local businesses. It’s my most favorite night of the year.
The tickets sold out in under four minutes (what?!) and the ladies came from all over the country—from Nashville, Texas, Minnesota and California. Let me tell you—they came dressed and ready to have some fun! I couldn’t get over the how beautiful everyone looked. They really took my sequin + sparkles memo to heart! I loved it.
Event vendors-Making the magic happen
Each year keeps getting better and better and I have help from the best in Nashville. Thank you for lending your talents and tables and tassels! Your generosity allowed us to give more towards this incredible cause.
A&M Agency: This team knows how to put on a show and I couldn’t do it without them. To the planning, teamwork and production—thank you girls from the bottom of my heart!
Marathon Music Works: This classic city venue was a fantastic host—not a bad seat in the joint.
Vroom Vroom Balloon: No event is complete without these creative displays from my favorite.
Gracie’s Milkshake Bar: Our neighbors at the store were incredible and made delicious cookies and cream milkshakes for everyone! It was a such sweet send off to a great night!
Please Be Seated: Thank you for furnishing us! Everything was perfect. Man, I love a ghost chair.
Black Rabbit: One of our favorite places to eat in Nashville. Brisket sliders…me oh my!
Sprintz Furniture: provided the beautiful onstage bed and nightstands. They made our stage absolutely picture perfect!
Orange Thread Live:Thank you to our creative production partner! You were such a big part of this show.
Creekside Nashville: Did you spy the gorgeous greenery and wreaths through out the venue? It was the perfect touch.
Alpha-Lit Nashville: Our gorgeous WISH sign made a perfect backdrop for the night. I loved that special touch.
Go Bonanza: Can’t have a party without a photo booth, right? I saw all of you girls getting your shimmy on! Thanks Braden!
Nashville Christmas Trees: I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with a flocked tree. Thank you for decking out our stage! With I could have taken them all home with me.
Swag Store: My girls at the Swag Store were there live printing our new holiday styles. They also gave everyone a $50 gift certificate with an adorable acrylic ornament. Thank you guys!
Honey Honey Calligraphy: Thank you to the talented Rachel Meadows for customizing ornaments for guests. Use the code LANDYN to receive $15 off her shop!
Landyn’s Favorite Things
We kicked the show off with the reason why we do this—MY FAVORITE THING. It was the most wonderful surprise for a very special 7-year-old. Olivia suffers from muscular dystrophy and had a special wish. We were honored to present her with a TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD! This is all possible because of your generosity and I cannot thank you enough for your donations.
Nashville Cheese Gal: Our friend Cortney LaCorte is the queen of a beautiful party spread with her signature cheese boards. She joined us onstage for some great holiday entertaining tips and was so sweet to include a tip card and shopping list in everyone’s swag bags.
Spiceology: I enlisted Steve to pick out a lucky audience member to win a $500 gift card! VIPs also received a bottle of spice to try out. You can still get your own spice goodness using the code LANDYN10.
Marigold Popcorn: Everybody went home with a bag of popcorn! Make sure you stop by Marigold, our neighbor at the LWL store. SO GOOD. It also where I’ll be sending my holiday gifts from this year!
Fig & Dove: They sent home a pack of five festive frosted cups for all.
Brittany Fuson: Brittany designed special holiday notepads with me in a cute Santa hat! Man, is she ever talented. Everyone also got an adorable “ Going All The Places” luggage tag too.
Love & Lion: Our talented Nashville friends gave everyone a $45 gift code for a custom tattoo set in all bags! Imagine what you could come up with.
Purseption: I love my Purseption bags! Every lady went home with a $50 gift card and an “All Things Christmas” ornament. Seriously the most chic clear bag out there!
Can we talk about the beauty segment? Like always, I’ve got you. You know we had to give everyone some Living Proof Dry Shampoo! I also included my favorite St.Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan from Cosmetic Market and my go-to Hot Lips gloss.
Oxana: What would I do without my girl Oxana? Everyone went home with a gift certificate for a complimentary shine treatment service at Oxana Salon. I had it done the day before the event and ME-OH-MY!
e. Allen: Elizabeth Allen, my gorgeous friend behind one of my favorite boutiques in Nashville, came onstage to help us with some holiday styling. She was so generous to give everyone a $50 gift card as well to shop instore or online. Thank you Liz!
ABLE: Jordan the Fashion Director at ABLE brought up an audience member to share her love of ABLE! We gave everyone Hammered Stacking Rings and Martha Coin Pouches for VIPs. Don’t feel left out. Use the code LANDYN10 for 10% off your next order of goodies!
VICI: The crowd went WILD and I mean W I L D when I rolled a rack through the audience and handed out some of Vici’s most fabulous sequin numbers for all your holiday parties.
Electric Sunglasses: My sweet friends at Electric gave everyone gorgeous Aviators worth $200. So fun! One of my absolute favorite brands that we carry in the store. Use the code LANDYN10 for 10% anything in their shop!
Living With Landyn– Speaking of my store, everyone received a $25 gift card and $50 for the VIP. BUT—I knew we could take it up a notch for the most excited audience member. She went home with a $500 gift card!! Love it!
Mall at Green Hills: I was so excited about this one—our friends at The Mall Green Hills gave a $2000 shopping spree—with me! Eeeeeek! It went to the purchaser of the very first ticket!
Redland Cotton: We got all cozy in our stage bed, thanks to Redland for providing the beautiful sheets, shams and quilt. Redland was also kind enough to giveaway a full HUGE goodie basket of an entire bedding set, towels and quilt PLUS everyone went home with pillow cases!
Graduate Hotel: I love how many ladies made the evening into a fun getaway. We picked one lucky winner for a stay at the beautiful Graduate Hotel for their next trip!
Karee Hayes: My sweet Karee joined me in bed to chat beautiful skin. Man, she’s a hoot! She really brought the holiday cheer, too. Get this—everyone got Koji Pads and Retexturize Pads! Lucky VIPs also received $100 towards dysport or filler, voucher for Chemical Peel & B12 shot, KH Hydra Cleanse Foamy (trial size). In addition—we gave away a Liquid Face Lift (value $2,500), a Consultation with Karee for Skincare (value $350), two full-size Koji Pads and two full-size Retexturize Pads. Wow!! UNREAL.
Revision Skincare: My tried and true friends at Revision Skin Care gave everyone a full size Bodyfirm. YOU GUYS! Do you know what a gift that was! Keeping us beautiful and our butts firm. I’m telling you. Spend $185, receive a free trial size of C+ Correcting Complex 30% ($91 value) Valid 10.4 – 12.15 – CODE: LWL
You know we would get to this…my favorite poop pills! Everyone took home a bottle of Oxy-Powder from the Global Healing Center and a discount card. Get you own using the LANDYN for 10% off. We also gave a Gua Sha Tool from Lemon Laine—VIPs received a travel size oil—and a Face Filter from Tula Skincare (use code: LANDYN for 15% off).
Opryland Hotel: I brought two ladies onstage to join me for a chat in bed and had a surprise for them. Opryland Hotel packages! An overnight stay and family four-pack of tickets to ICE featuring “A Christmas Story” AND an overnight stay and a Soundwaves package. What a treat! They were over the moon excited!
Port 2 Palm: For the final BIG giveaway of the night, I was thrilled to have my amazing friend and the beauty behind @Port2palm on intsagram- MaryJo Anderson to join me in gifting a girlfriends’ trip to her stunning beach house, The Bea’s Nest, in Charleston, S.C. plus airfare and the best brunch catered by The Blue Root. We found a group of girlfriends who came to the show together to go! TALK ABOUT LOSING THEIR MINDS!
I’m lucky enough to call some of Nashville’s most talented women my friends. We kicked off the evening with one of my favorites, the darling Taylor Edwards.
We were introduced by my hilarious bestie—songwriter, mother of 3 and amazing wife—Stephanie Chapman. She is DAMN FUNNY. She did a bit of roasting of Brian and I and then retuned later in her show for her version of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” with a Landyn twist. “Merry Christmas to all and to all…now go paint that s*#% white!”
Midway through the show, I had the pleasure of introducing one of my best girlfriends, Nicolle Galyon. She’s a total unicorn. Grammy award nominee, BMI Songwriter of the Year, wife, mom, and incredible friend. Her hits include “Female” by Keith Urban, “Automatic” by Miranda Lambert, and “All The Pretty Girls” for Kenny Chesney.
She treated the crowd with a performance of her songs “Tequila” (Dan + Shay), “Homecoming Queen” (Kelsea Ballerini) and more! She has launched her own female-focused label called Songs & Daughters and I couldn’t be more proud of her! Songs & Daughters also made us a curated playlist called “Jingle & Ladies” that is available to stream on Spotify here.
She was joined onstage by singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters, who performed a song written by Lori McKenna that was inspired by my insta-stories. Remember JANICE from the hotel bar in NYC a few years back? It was amazing!
Thank you, thank you to these talented, powerhouse women for sharing their gifts with us!
Holiday Pop-Up Shopping
Before the show started, we opened the doors to allow everyone to mix and mingle and shop with some amazing local businesses and brands I love. A special THANK YOU to these wonderful shops that participated in our first ever Holiday Pop-Up! Every single one of them was generous enough to donate a portion of their proceeds to Make-A-Wish.
ABLE: Handmade, customizable goods made by women.
Melanie Auld: Vancouver based jewelry company with a commitment to outstanding craftsmanship and quality.
Electric Sunglasses: Premium eyewear and accessories brand, designed in California and made in Italy.
Omi Beads: Natural stone bracelets, chic and made with love in Nashville.
Marigold Popcorn: Contemporary popcorn shop located in Nashville, with unique, delicious, gourmet flavors.
Love & Lion: Custom temporary tattoos and party goods designed by best friends.
Lemon Laine: A wellness shop filled with high-end natural beauty products in Nashville and Houston.
Nashville Cheese Gal: Thoughtfully curating custom cheese + charcuterie boards in Nashville and beyond.
Cosmetic Market: A beauty concepts store in Nashville, stocked with hard to find, niche, and artistry skincare, makeup, and hair care brands.
Brittany Fuson: Your most fashionable source for all your correspondence needs, striving to provide the chicest stationery on the finest card stock.
Opryland Hotel: Situated in the heart of Nashville, this luxury hotel allows you to hit all the high notes of Music City.
Mary Kathryn : One stop shop for Jewelry-dainty necklaces, earrings, layering chains and more.
Redland Cotton: Luxury cotton bedding and towels are made in America.
e. Allen: Boutique in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin offering designer collections for women, luxury denim, fine boots & shoes, handcrafted jewelry and gifts.
Oxana: MY GIRL. Exceptional hair, no exceptions. Salon offering consisted stylists you can trust.
Lolly’s Cookies: Yummy cookies available in custom designs. She’s just the cutest.
The Ultimate Favorite Thing
And finally—the most special part of the evening was a special surprise visit from kids who are part of the Make-A-Wish family. Beth Torres, THE President & CEO from Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee arranged this touching moment. I had no idea! 12-year-old Kayden who suffers from CLOVES disease bravely spoke to us about the struggles he and his family face. He’s currently in an experimental treatment that requires him and his mom to travel to Cincinnati every 9 days. He is truly am inspiration and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
I’m thrilled to share that we’ll be making many more wishes come true!
TOGETHER we raised $110,000 for a Make-A-Wish Tennessee!
Your donations make a huge difference in the lives and recovery of these sweet children and their families. A study done at Nationwide Children’s Hospital showed that kids with a wish had fewer unplanned hospital visits. And the wish may aid in improving the quality of life for wish kids.
We can keep this going! Please consider adding to this wonderful gift of joy and hope by donating. Click here to donate!
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. See you next year!
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE LANDYN
by: Stephanie Chapman
Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the blog
not a creature was stirring
not even Jack the Dog
ugg boots were hung
by the chimney with care
in the hopes that St. Landy Clause
would soon be there
Her followers were snuggled
all safe in their beds
wearing Target Christmas jammies,
in stripes, white and red
they tossed and they turned
as they kept hearing voices
saying “omg you guys”
and “make pretty choices”
When out on the lawn
there arose such a clatter
they all shut their laptops
to see what was the matter
Then what to their wondering
eyes should appear
but a white and gold sleigh
and 8 tiny reindeer,
and a natural blonde driver,
so chic and so handy
they knew right away
that it must be St. Landy!
More rapid than eagles,
her people they came
then she whistled and shouted
and called them by name
on Vicci, on Omi ,
on Revision, and World Market
on Able, Living Proof,
E. Allen and Target
on Lily, on Luke
on Steve and Oh Mister
Anne Claire and Belinda
and that guy with the dumpster
To the top of the porch,
to the top of the wall
now dash away, dash away
dash away all
Then in a twinkling
I heard on the roof
gold bangles jingling
and sold-out black boots
Twas St. Landy of course
so real and so funny,
Intelli-shade on her face,
on her nails Funny Bunny
She was dressed in all black
from her head to her heels
and she whispered “lwl25,
swipe up for a deal”
her cheekbones were highlighted
her complexion so glow-y
not a ‘Sharon’ in sight
thanks to Karee Hayes Koji (pads)
her hair was just perfect!
yours can be too if you wanna
just a beach waves tutorial
and balayage by Oxana
with bundle of discount codes
all up in this bitch
she was almost like oprah
except not as rich
She brought candles and cutting boards,
from Homegoods and Marshalls
and from the Living With Landyn store
more packages and parcels!
there were sweaters, leggings,
help us dear Landy Claus, we need
ALL THE THINGS!
with a flutter of her LASHES
and a Landy Claus shimmy
she left all the things for us
and rose up through the chimney
her reindeer whooshed
with their shiny red noses
it was back to Belle Meade,
and back into Ketosis
and we heard her exclaim
as she drove out of sight
Merry Christmas to all,
now go paint that shit white!
so if you’ve mastered
just look at your family and say
“Landyn made me”
wether sharing an outfit
or making a dish
making pretty choices
or Making a Wish
or gracing Nashville Lifestyles
as their prettiest Elfie
she always has time,
to stop for a selfie
and when the holiday is over,
still click with abandon
cuz it’s Christmas everyday
when you’re Living With Landyn