Entertaining: Spring Party Ideas

Kelly  |  April 10

I was so happy when Nancy Neil invited to participate in this spring entertaining story with Ayda Robana of Om Sweet Mama. We shot at a private estate in Goleta and setup this table on their private dock (you know to go with their private lake). I used a low wood bowl and placed the centerpiece at the end, so the star of the table, the FOOD would stand out.

A menu of seasonal and local ingredients made up for a delicious feast (post-shoot this was dinner for the crew, it was rough but I got through it). My favorite? The squid ink pasta with eggs over easy…

For the rest of the table, Nancy pulled gorgeous plates & glassware from Botanik in Summerland and used God’s eye linen from Heather Taylor Home.

Wine was generously provided by Cambria Winery. For recipes, and the floral how-to, hop over to Design*Sponge right here. There were two more tables we shot that day, including one that is being featured in the current issue of Santa Barbara Magazine and can be seen here. Thanks ladies for a fun, creative shoot!



  1. New post: Editorial: Spring Entertaining Ideas http://t.co/5tU445ge7K

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — April 10, 2013 @ 9:31 am

  2. What a lovely presentation! Definitely has the Santa Barbara feel, I will look out for more in SB Magazine. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Lesley Watson — April 10, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Kelly this is gorgeous and so inspirational!

    Comment by Naomi — April 12, 2013 @ 11:09 am

  4. RT @NaomiVGoodman: Absolutely gorgeous @KellyOshiro Editorial: Spring Entertaining Ideas http://t.co/HSuwSMyz9l

    Comment by @Tangled_Lilac — April 12, 2013 @ 11:16 am

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