Category Archives: Entertaining

Neiman Marcus Home Sale


Neiman Marcus is offering 25% off most of its home items today and I’ve rounded up my favorites so you don’t have to sift through the 8,988 products yourself. Included is their seriously chic selection of Missoni Home (bath towel goals), Jonathan Adler (now is the time to finally spring for that lucite console), AERIN lighting (I want it all), and Kate Spade (for all your dinner party essentials). Did I mention they offer free shipping on most items…? The sale ends Wednesday, July 20 at 9 AM CT. Above, Jonathan Adler’s handsome Jacques Lucite and Brass Etagere.


Best of Etsy: Cranky Cakes Shop


Love hosting soirées, but hate the clean-up? Wisconsin-based Cranky Cakes Shop has a great selection of party supplies. Whether you’re throwing a Mexican fiesta or a sweetly-scalloped baby shower, the Midwestern source has got you covered. My favorite themes are these Liberty London florals and this marbleized goodness. Ideal for children’s parties, the shop also includes a fun array of birthday candles (love these!), garlands, and goody bags. Explore the shop’s full collection here.


Best of Etsy: One and Many


Love a marble pattern as much as I do…? Israeli ceramic studio One and Many sells the handsomest marbleized ceramics. In a palette of blue, grey, black, and white, the handcrafted bowls, jars, and planters would steal the show on any dinner table. The blue and white bowls above are my personal favorites. Explore the full One and Many collection here. READ POST

10 Fun Facts About…Royal Copenhagen


If you’re like me, you’ve coveted a set of blue and white Royal Copenhagen dishes for as long as you can remember. It’s no surprise the lovely Danish dinnerware can be spotted on the grandest dining tables around the globe. Lucky for me, our future Copenhagen lodgings are only a few short blocks from the company’s regal flagship (and, better yet given their price tag, there are two factory outlets nearby). Needless to say, visions of blue and white dinner parties are already dancing in my head. Read on for some interesting little tidbits about the historic Danish design house.


Kate Spade Home


Kate Spade New York has been knocking it out of the park with their home accessories line lately. I can’t help but admire the simple white ceramics with gold accents. I love that the pieces would be equally at home in a modern interior as a traditional one. Above, a roundup of my favorites.

1. Hampton Street Stripe Rose Bowl – this clean-lined vase would feel modern and chic in any interior… // 2. Flamingo Mug – to brighten up my mornings, equally chic is the snow leopard version… // 3. Telegram Note Pad – to make note taking less boring… // 4.Cross Pointe Clock – perfect for your desk or bedside table… // 5. Business Card Holder – inject your desk with some personality… // 6. Daisy Place Round Dish – Sweet matches and cufflinks… //


The Holiday Table


I may not be much of a cook, but I’m a decorating fiend when it comes to holiday feasts. There are so many fun, festive pieces for the table this time of year and they all make for fantastic hostess gifts. Above are my recent favorites…

1. Brass Horn Ice Bucket / 2. Linen Stich Monogram Cocktail Napkins / 3.Gold Plated Glass Hurricane / 4. Gold Champagne Flutes / 5. Pine Cone Salt and Pepper Shakers / 6. Leather Wrapped Cocktail Shaker / 7. Horn Tray with Condiment Bowls (also chic for collecting baubles on your vanity) / 8. Gold Flatware / 9. Gold Foil Chevron Napkins / 10. Gold Monogram Mug / 11. Crystal Platter / 12. Gold Ikat Dessert Plates / 13. Chevron Salt and Pepper Shaker /