Whether you celebrate on the eve of New Years or on New Years Day, white flowers are always a favorite of mine for table settings. Like a clean slate, white symbolizes a fresh start to the new year. Adding in crisp Navy in seating cards or menu cards adds a little depth and masculinity. Another beautiful option is to stay with the deep reds and burgundies of the holidays. You can tone down the all-red holiday look by using neutral or flax colored linens. To elevate a buffet, place labeled cards in front of food dishes. You might have fun … Read more
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I was in awe of the architectural detail of this Unitarian Church in Charleston, South Carolina, so I thought I would share it with everyone today as a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle. Founded in 1772 it’s one of the oldest in the south.
We love hot chocolate and we were thrilled to find this lavender hot chocolate recipe via alamodejournals.com. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post we’re talking about using lavender for holiday entertaining this week. This will be a lovely treat for your guests this winter. Let us know if you try it!
Whether you want a modern kitchen, a rustic kitchen or a classic kitchen, a black and white color palette works so well with today’s appliances and surfaces. You can infuse black by just adding in a black drum chandelier or going all out with high-gloss black cabinets, a black floor or stay somewhat in the middle with a black island or black lower cabinets and white uppers. Whatever your style, here are some inspiring photos to spark your creative juices.
Chef Dante Giannini has just created 5 new finishing sea salts. “I feel salt is such an important part of a composed dish. A pinch of the appropriate finishing salt can elevate a dish from good to outstanding.” Dante says. His collection of 5 sea salts are Garlic & Thyme, Three Herb, Chili & Lime, Fennel & Parsley and Ginger, Garlic & Sesame. These salts can be used on fish, proteins as well as vegetables and even salad greens. They are $12 for each 4.5 ounce jar. Contact Dante at 914-494-3392 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase. These would make the perfect … Read more
Whether you are planning a wedding, birthday party or holiday party, black and white is certainly a classic color choice and no matter what other color you might want to add almost every color will go with black and white. Here are some inspirational photos to spark your imagination for your next celebration. Placecards by Inkybug on Etsy.com A striped tent, pillows or even dance floor can give that wow factor. Unusual containers or vases like this elephant vase can add a touch of whimsy or infuse your interests and personality into your event. Balloons are a fun way … Read more
What a wonderful idea! Gail Brill of Gail Brill Design can create a gorgeous monogram for you and turn it into small sheets of 11 x 17 wrapping paper. Black and white or color can be printed. It’s a $35 set up fee and $2 per sheet for black and white and $3 per sheet for color. Have your own initial or Gail did my husband and my initials together for this gorgeous paper you see above. Gail has many fonts but her most popular is her “Brill Script” which I’ve included below so you can see each letter. The … Read more
Mckenzie Powell, floral and event designer based in Seattle, has such romantic and organically beautiful florals. Mckenzie trained as a graphic designer which clearly has an impact on both her floral and event design. Her blog is charming. It features so many of her elegant celebrations and snippets of her personality and travels. When I asked her what advice she had for creating holiday centerpieces Mckenzie told me, “While I obviously love a lush floral centerpiece, something on the simpler side can still be really lovely. One of my go-to’s is using a collection of small potted plants, a … Read more
Sofia Coppola’s film, Marie Antoinette (2006) was overall a gorgeous movie, with actress Kirsten Dunst playing Marie Antoinette. And like a beautiful editorial spread, or a gorgeous home- when you dissect it a bit you realize a color palette was chosen at the beginning of the production and carried throughout. Everything from the stunning gowns to the furnishings to the flowers followed a color story and the result is magical and beautiful. If you have never seen this movie I’d highly recommend watching it. Sofia Coppola weaves modern day nuances and music into the historical movie to make it more … Read more