SET THE TABLE WITH WEDDING CHINA

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Along with the hours of dreaming up, planning, and executing a wedding, comes registering for gifts.  The most common items to register for are household goods which keeps to the tradition of creating a new home and a new life with your significant other.  Formal china is on every wedding registry that I have seen and for a good reason– who doesn’t daydream about hosting the perfect holiday or dinner party for family and friends?  It’s a heartwarming sentiment and {Read More}

WITCHES’ BREW BAR FOR POTTERY BARN

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Today, I’m thrilled to have my “Witches’ Brew Bar” featured on Pottery Barn’s blog!  Check it out here.  When Pottery Barn contacted me to do a collaboration for Halloween, I was inspired by their seasonal barware.  It’s fun and whimsical yet still sophisticated so I thought that putting together a “grown up” party idea would be perfect.  I decided on a classic color scheme of orange, black, and silver, and started off by laying a simple black tablecloth across a {Read More}

INTRODUCING: THE CAKE THAT ATE PARIS

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Thanks to social media, there’s inspiration to be found around every corner of the internet and access to images from around the world is readily available.  I came across The Cake That Ate Paris on Instagram and was immediately enamored by pastry chef Bree’s stunning creations and exquisite taste.  I always say that my favorite part about creating mini desserts and dessert tables is the design aspect that goes into it and Bree clearly has an eye for design.  Each of her {Read More}

NAUTICAL TEA PARTY BABY SHOWER

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On Sunday, my sister and aunt hosted the loveliest baby shower for me.  It couldn’t have been more “me” and I am so thankful for all the thought and effort that went into making it so special!  The party was called for 3pm at my parents’ house and guests were greeted with champagne and iced tea in the living room.  Then the sit-down portion of the afternoon took place in the backyard at round tables with beautiful blue hydrangea centerpieces, {Read More}

WINDOW TREATMENT DILEMMA

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Our nursery is coming together but I’ve hit a road block when it comes to the window treatments. There are two windows in the room: one large and one small. I’d like to put drapes on the large window and I was thinking I could do the same fabric in a roman shade on the smaller window. My favorite of the drapes I’ve found so far are these simple white panels with gray pom poms. There’s a similar white with {Read More}