Dining + Tabletop

Style the Look: A Fall Harvest Feast

Style the Look: A Fall Harvest Feast

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Not surprisingly, I’m not alone in my love for yesterday’s harvest feast. It’s just so gorgeous and at the end of the day it’s a surprisingly simple look to pull off on your own at home. Perhaps that’s why I love it so much? With that in mind, today I’m bringing you the goods so you can style the look on your own. These aren’t the same exact pieces, but they have the same overall vibe so you should absolutely …

10 Pretty Tabletop Ideas for Your Easter Dinner

10 Pretty Tabletop Ideas for Your Easter Dinner

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In my world, Easter is always the ultimate sign that spring has sprung! I suppose it being late this year is kind of appropriate seeing as though spring is just now starting to show it’s face around these parts. As a kid I loved getting dolled up in frilly Easter dresses and frolicking around hunting for eggs. But Easter dinner? That’s always the pièce de résistance of any Easter celebration for me. It’s possible that’s because I’m a sucker for …

An At Home Date Night

An At Home Date Night

With winter still being entirely persistent in its attempts to freeze us all out, I find myself wanting to stay cozy at home more often than not. So an elegant and romantic at-home date night? That’s an idea I can get behind! Styled and photographed by the super talented Kelli of The Heirloom Blog (and Kelli Lyn Photography), this gorgeous date night is all about skipping those pricey restaurants in lieu of getting cozy at home without sacrificing any of …

A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

I’m sure you guys know Maddy Hague of Confetti Pop, but if by chance you don’t, today is your lucky day! Maddy is a blogger and designer with an incredible eye for those little details that make a celebration one of a kind. She and her partner-in-crafting-crime Shauna are always dreaming up with the best DIY projects for parties and weddings. And today, Maddy is sharing her picks for Halloween entertaining essentials! Specifically, a graphic and ghoulish Halloween party in elegant …

Fall Essentials: Festive Fall Gatherings

Fall Essentials: Festive Fall Gatherings

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Whether it’s inviting a group of friends over for a football game or an impromptu fall bonfire in the backyard after dinner, I always feel like I do more entertaining in the fall. Sure, summer has a bounty of excuses to get together, but because there are so many parties and celebrations happening, I often feel like we’re attending more than hosting. Let’s face it, fall parties are inherently festive. When it’s chilly and you can crowd together inside around …

Summer Essentials: A Backyard Dinner Party

Summer Essentials: A Backyard Dinner Party

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Last week we talked about summer essentials for a day at the beach, and today we’re talking about backyard summer parties! I find summer entertaining so joyful and, frankly, so easy. It doesn’t take much more than food on the grill, frosty drinks and a few well-placed candles to make a crowd happy. But if you felt so inclined to throw in a few pretty little extras? I assure you nobody would complain about that, either. By now you already …

Summer Entertaining: Pretty Pitchers

Summer Entertaining: Pretty Pitchers

Perfect for summer entertaining, pretty pitchers are perfect as vases or for serving up cocktails! See six of my favorites perfect for parties all summer long.

Spring Entertaining Essentials

Spring Entertaining Essentials

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I’m in Manhattan this morning and it’s gloomy and raining. How’s that to open a post all about spring parties? But seriously, even despite the drizzle and the gray, there’s something about the air the last few days that has just felt like spring. And you know what that means. Yup, I’m thinking about spring parties. Pretty much around the clock. Specifically, a pastel and gold infused spring dinner party. Which kind of explains my pick’s for this spring’s entertaining …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 32

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 32

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We haven’t had a Pretty Little Things since before the holidays, so let’s talk about the pretty, shall we? Lately, I am in major nesting mode. All I want to do is make every inch of the apartment look cozy and inviting. Maybe it’s a winter thing? I’m thinking it probably is. However you slice it or dice it, right now I am particularly loving everything metallic (still) and everything cozy. Like the perfect mugs for my morning coffee and ridiculously …

Loving Gold Table Settings

Loving Gold Table Settings

Lately I’ve really been loving gorgeous table settings, in particular those that boast stunning golden details. There is just something so timeless and glamorous about gold flatware and gold-dipped glasses, don’t you think? What I love about this look is that it can go completely glam or just add a soft bit of shimmery sheen to a more rustic setting. I think it’s particularly perfect for winter! Naturally this look would be stunning at  a wedding, but let’s talk about …

Pretty Dinnerware: Holiday Entertaining Wishlist

Pretty Dinnerware: Holiday Entertaining Wishlist

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With the holidays on the way, what I’m most looking forward to is gathering around the table with the ones I love for good food and even better conversation. My favorite way to set a table is with classic and timeless dinnerware paired with a few special pieces. The holidays are no different. Beautifully made pieces in neutral colors paired with bits of sparkle and metallic edging makes for a classic look that is perfectly warm and inviting. Add a …

Pretty Little Things: Cake Stands

Pretty Little Things: Cake Stands

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Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today I am positively thrilled to welcome Erika Firm, who is not only one of my BFFs but also the supremely talented creative force behind stationery line Delphine. Also be sure to pop over and pay a visit to her blog, Delphine Ephemera, where she shares her love for all things design, color and typography.

Bonjour, everyone! It’s Erika …