Category Archives: Entertaining

The Chic Halloween Table

With Halloween just around the bend, I’ve got pumpkins on the brain. The key to a Halloween that is more chic that kitsch…? Subtly. I suggest sticking with a timeless autumnal color palette (love burnt orange, chocolate brown, chalky white…), and adding seasonal pieces with restraint. A skull old-fashioned glass here or pumpkin tureen there is plenty—remember, less is more. Consider arranging some beautiful gourds down the center of your table or swapping out your usual silver flatware for a gold or copper set. Other Halloween trends I love this year? Plaid, linen, and velvet accents. Below, find over 40 pieces for your Halloween table. Enjoy! Above, a lovely ceramic pumpkin cocette.

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The Quattro Mani Tabletop Collection

Looking to step up your hostessing game? Julia B. Linens has collaborated with Moda Operandi for the chic new Quattro Mani Tabletop Collection. Inspired by Italy, the line includes dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and linens for four separate table settings. Several of the pieces (including plates!) can be monogrammed. It all costs a pretty penny, but I reckon they’d last a lifetime (things I tell myself…). Explore more of my favorites below and shop the collection in its entirety here. READ POST

Tory Burch Entertains

I’m always looking for table setting inspiration and fashion icon Tory Burch is a favorite resource. From the Dodie Thayer lettuce ware collection to Tory’s own vintage majolica serving pieces, the designer knows how to entertain with style. I love her table’s mix of block print linens, fresh blooms, blown glassware, and globally sourced dinnerware. Below, finds some of my favorite Tory Burch table settings and my suggestions on how you can get a similar look at your own soirées. Happy entertaining! READ POST

Entertaining with Rebecca de Ravenel

Designer Rebecca de Ravenel (remember her gorgeous home?) loves to entertain and has been sharing a bevy of hostessing tips online. Recent features on One Kings Lane, Vogue, and Tory Daily, show off Rebecca’s serious dinner party skills. I love her unconventional mix of table linens, dinnerware, and serveware. Many of her pieces were collected on her travels, something I love to shop for while abroad as well (“how did you fit all those cabbage plates in your carry on?!” -my husband). Below, find some gorgeous photos of Rebecca’s table settings and my suggestions on how you can get a similar look at your own soirées. READ POST

Cabana Magazine for Moda Operandi

Cabana magazine has launched yet another dreamy collaboration, this time in the form of an exclusive tabletop trunk show with Moda Operandi. The luxury e-commerce destination is offering a gorgeous selection of entertaining pieces curated by Cabana’s editor-in-chief, Martina Sartoga. Below, explore the exclusive collection and shop all the Cabana at Moda chicness here. READ POST

Aerin Collection for Williams Sonoma

Today is my birthday (31 feels good!) and I am delighted to share the day with the debut of the AERIN collection for Williams-Sonoma. Tastemaker Aerin Lauder was inspired by her family’s home in Palm Beach and I’m all about the line’s timeless, tropical vibe. From champagne buckets to bamboo frames, the new collection boasts a wide range of blue and white dinnerware, gilded decor, and chic woven outdoor furniture. I’m especially coveting the ikat linens, scalloped plates, and basketweave cachepots. I should treat myself for my birthday, right?! Below, find more lovely pieces from the AERIN for Williams-Sonoma collection. READ POST