Dining + Tabletop

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

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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 …

10 Best DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

10 Best DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

In case it has completely snuck up on you (like it has for me) consider this your friendly reminder – Thanksgiving is just a week away! Yeah, I know. That happened really fast, didn’t it? Which means the timing is perfect to start thinking about jazzing up your feast with a few festive little touches. Today we’re talking Thanksgiving place cards, specifically. Of the DIY variety because that’s how we roll. Why do I love place cards so much? Because …

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.

Recently Pinning: Kate Spade Saturday

Recently Pinning: Kate Spade Saturday

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Have you guys checked out Kate Spade Saturday yet? If you haven’t, I urge you to click right over and get a little crazy. Saturday is the new line by Kate Spade focused on fun, peppy designs to brighten your wardrobe or your home. And the prices? So much more affordable than traditional Kate Spade! New styles are added every Saturday (appropriate, no?) so you should sign up for their emails to get alerted when new stuff is arriving. Remember …

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. 36

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 36

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When thinking about our new apartment, having a pretty little bar cart is definitely on my wish list. What better way to show off all my favorite glassware, I say! To keep everything on that wish list organized, I’ve been using Keep for a couple of months now and absolutely love it. Think of it as Pinterest meets shopping, blending inspiration …

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

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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 …