Fall Dinner Party Ideas

Kelly
September 16

I love a good cozy dinner party, and with fall upon us ,I thought I’d share a few quick ideas for fall entertaining…

1. Gather mismatched taper candle holders (check out your local thrift store or try Etsy) and group them together for an easy centerpiece.

2. An herb centerpiece can be a quick and pretty solution. Either at a local garden center, or possibly your regular supermarket, pick up some potted herbs. You can re-pot them if you have time, like this in a herb window box centerpiece, here, or simply wrap around the plants brown craft paper, and tie up with twine or jute.

3. I like to use food as part a table’s centerpiece and a charcuterie plate is pretty and tasty. This cutting board right here is pretty perfect.

4. Champagne is a personal fav, I like to setup a champagne bar with garnishes and mixes. Some of my favorite champagne cocktails? This ginger sparkler.

Happy fall!

Images via my pinterest.


Shoesday

Kelly
July 02

I love me a good ole’ wedge and these guys with a hint of gold are perfectly paired with summer whites or classic boyfriend jean. You can get em’ right here: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

 


Shoesday

Kelly
June 04

I think we can all agree that shoes as fabulous as these demand a vacation as amazing as they are. Even better? They’re on sale and available right here.

Via The Cherry Blossom Girl


Entertaining: A Coral, Orange, & Green Springtime Table

Kelly
May 20

Ah spring, the time when flowers are at their best and some of the most coveted varieties are readily avaliable (hello peonies!). This table was inspired by a vibrant spring inspired dress I bought from Anthropologie years ago.

To translate this dress into a tabletop, I started with the flowers: poppies, peonies, local garden roses, ranunuclus, sweet pea, viburnum, and bluepuerm all from Florabundance. Blooming jasmine and citrus blossom clipped from my yard added a hint of white.

To recreate the floral look you will need:

3 6″ hammered footed containers from Jamali Garden avaliable here. Cut three blocks of floral foam to fit the containers and soaked in water. Place in your containers and start arranging.

Spring flower shopping list:

4 bunches pink garden roses

4 bunches coral charm peonies

4 bunches yellow ranunuclus

4 bunches light pink ranunculus

2 bunches bupleurum

2 bunches viburnum

1 bunch jasmine

3 bunches pink sweet pea

4 orange blossoms branches (substitute with other flowering branches if not available)

Begin by placing your branches to create the base shape, and then add in bupleurum and viburnum. Place coral peonies and garden roses slightly higher than your ranunculus and poppies to create depth to your arrangement. Place sweet pea in gaps and add in the jasmine as a final touch.

To add a more casual vibe to the table, use your napkins as as placemats for a pop of color. If you have brass goblets laying around like I do, use them instead of a traditional wine glass (mine are vintage). A fleur water glass (available at Anthropologie here) looks extra pretty when set with spa water with colorful wedges of orange, lemon, and lime.

And here’s a cheat for the rentals from Town & Country:

1 8′ king table

6 wrought iron folding chairs

6 white square plates

6 stemless wine glasses

6 pink fleur water glasses

6 dinner fork & knife

Linens from La Tavola:

1 8′ king drape, lacy pearl

6 tuscany camelia napkins

And a big thank you to Jess Wilcox for capturing these images on film! To see more of this table hop over to Grey Likes Weddings.

Photographer: Jess Wilcox
Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance
Linens: La Tavola

Shoesday

Kelly
March 12

How perfect are these green shoes for St. Patrick’s Day? Want!

More green shoesday ideas:

 

Photographer: Ellie GIllard

Let’s Shop: Flower Power

Kelly
February 21

I know I’m not the only one dying for spring time… I’d wear this flower power dress these insane gold bordered sandals, an orange and white hat, simple earrings and gold bangels. What’s your ideal spring time ensemble?

Shop the look:

 


Happy Valentine’s Day

Kelly
February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with decidely too much chocolate and champagne!

Photographer: Anna Costa
Vintage Rentals: Vintage Vignettes