Autumn Decorating Inspiration

Here in Boston, there are mums on the front stoops, morning mist on the Charles River and the leaves are changing. I love this time of year! I saw these on SNIPPET AND INK and thought the details were such fun. Enjoy!


To Die For Flowers

We have seen countless bouquets at Party Resources, but I think this one from a wedding we did this summer is simply one of the best ever. Stunning.

A few other arrangements from the same event:


Hip Halloween Cards

COCODOT has expanded their collection of online cards and invitations over the last few months and I am loving their style!

Happy Halloween to you and your goblins!


Fall Outdoor Decor

Once again BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS is giving Martha a run for her money. I love all these simple and simply stunning outdoor decorating ideas. Go to their website for all of the "how tos".


Party Tips: Terri of La Dolfina

Terri and her husband

Terri and her husband are a dynamic duo when it comes to entertaining and wanted to collaborate together on this post. Fun! They live in the Bay Area and Terry is the force behind LA DOLFINA blog (love it)! Terri has great style so I knew she would have some great ideas on entertaining.

Favorite Cocktail:
Champagne Cocktail but with a twist.  Start with this RECIPE

But soak the sugar cube in Blood Orange Bitters which can be found HERE.

Favorite Recipe:
Terri's favorite recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and could not be simpler. First you need the following from your local TRADER JOE'S:

  • Make the gingerbread according to the instructions on the package. 
  • Heat the caramel sauce. 
  • Add a scoop of pumpkin ice cream and top with whipped cream.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of candied pecans. 

Favorite Restaurants:
Terri and her husband are surrounded by many fabulous restaurants in the Bay Area, but if they could only pick one favorite, it would be

Alice Waters also has a small french style cafe which Terri and her husband love for breakfast - CAFE FANNY

Favorite Party Sources:
Terri uses her own collection of china, silver, linens and glassware to inspire her entertaining. 

For shopping? TRADER JOE'S is Terri's hands down favorite for flowers, cheese, wine - you name it!

Favorite Party Tips:

Seasonal Menu

A roaring fire

Party Favors for the guests

Beautiful Flowers

Thank you to Terri and her hubby for the great ideas! 

Images: Yelp, Juliska, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty, Coppola Vineyards, Pretty Pink Tulips, Chapman Interiors


To Die For Dining Rooms

I would love to have a dinner party with friends in any of these dining rooms in LONNY. If you don't know about this fabulous online magazine, you need to check it out!

And I am still swooning over this fabulous table by EDDIE ROSS


Celebrity Comfort Food

As the weather in Boston turns chilly, it is the perfect time of year for red wine, a crackling fire and comfort food. Most of us know Katie Lee as the Piano Man's ex, but this girl knows how to cook classic comfort food! Seriously....consider getting a copy of her book THE COMFORT TABLE.

Classic Chicken Pot Pie RECIPE

Billy Joel's Skirt Steak RECIPE

Italian Sausage Pie RECIPE

Apple Orange Cranberry Relish would be perfect for Thanksgiving! RECIPE

Mushroom and Thyme Pie RECIPE

Sweet Potato Casserole RECIPE