Category Archives: dinner party

hosting a fall dinner party | what to make & wear

ahhh that crisp fall air.  While I never pretend to enjoy the cooler weather, I do enjoy the cozy-ness that comes with Fall. It’s a great time to host dinner parties at home and enjoy ingredients from the farmer’s markets … Continue reading

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2014 gift guide | gifts for the hostess

‘Tis officially the season and I am excited to be sharing my first gift guide for the holidays with you today.  Given that Thanksgiving is next week, I thought it would be fun to kick off the holiday gift guide … Continue reading

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paella party!

Happy weekend! I hope you have something special planned for this weekend, even if it is simply to take some downtime with the loves in your life.  The chill in the air has me seeking out new recipes especially for … Continue reading

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sailboat dinner party!

This weekend there was a stunning sailboat anchored in front of where I was staying.  It was white with light wood trim, and is pictured below on the right.  If I could have gotten closer to take a better photo, … Continue reading

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Once in a while you come across a tablescape that is simply perfection.  Today featured Brett Heyman’s Upper East Side apartment which is beautifully designed with bright colors, texture {and just enough white} to balance perfectly.  As I was … Continue reading

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a holiday cocktail bar

Happy Holiday weekend!  With holiday parties in full swing, there are so many options for setting up a holiday cocktail bar.  I came across this simple and elegant concept and love the look, it would work quite beautifully through New … Continue reading

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a birthday dinner

Happy Monday loves, October happens to be a busy birthday month for me with several of my close friends having birthday’s along with my mom {also a close friend}. During a rainy day in Boston I came across this beautiful … Continue reading

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magical summer dinners

Yesterday I stopped by the local farm stand in my neighborhood.  It was lovely to see all that all of the bright sweet tomatoes are fully in season yet also a reminder that summer is nearing its end.  When I … Continue reading

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summer table perfection

Hello loves and happy monday! I came across this table on Twitter that was set for an event at Aerin Lauder’s Hampton’s home and loved the casual yet elegant setting.  She has such incredible taste and an entire line to … Continue reading

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beach party!

This weekend is supposed to be beautiful and I intend on spending some time at the beach in an effort to enjoy the moment.  Summer is all about longer days, spent outside and what better way to maximize a day … Continue reading

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