Happy New Year!

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein

HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you in 2011! 

Image: Martha Stewart


New Year's Party Inspiration

Here is some party inspiration for you as you count down to your New Year's Eve gathering!

Images: Martha Stewart, Carolyn Rohem, Juliska


Floral Love

I do all of my own floral arrangements for entertaining and can not wait to pick up a copy of LIVING ART. This beautiful book showcases the stunning work of New York based florist Olivier Giugni and provides pages of inspiration for your next party - whether you do it yourself or show it to your florist. Love it!

Here are some photos of his work:


Entertain Like a Professional

Food is as much about styling as it is flavor. Ever wonder where professional chefs and food stylists get the perfect boxes, twine, and other finishing touches? GARNISH - check out the online store and stock up!


Wedding in Wine Country

I thought those of us that are dealing with frigid winter temps (and a blizzard), could use a respite from all things frosty! I love these images from STYLE ME PRETTY of this to-die-for wedding in Santa Barbara.

Some fun candids:

The flowers:

The setting:

Some fabulous details:


Christmas in CT

At Christmas play and make good cheer, 
For Christmas comes but once a year. ~ Thomas Tusser

I thought I would share a photo of our tree in CT. Best wishes to you, and yours, for the happiest of holidays!

And my JRT, Auggie, sends his best too!


Set the Perfect Christmas Table

Looking for some inspiration to give your holiday table a fresh look? Head to BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS for all of the "how tos". 

I love the clean look of white matched with silver which would also be perfect for New Year's.

A fun twist on a holiday table

A more natural feel

And a few classic looks

Ho ho ho...