6 For Spring - Providence LTD

The 9 in the New Year Series was such a hit, I decided to launch a Spring Line - 6 For Spring. To kick off the series, I am delighted to have Mona and her sister, Talena, from the stylish blog PROVIDENCE LTD

1. An INVITATION to the party

2. A go to outfit from TRINA TURK


3. A signature cocktail - try PUNCHY COCKTAIL

4. A great hors d'oeuvre like Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail RECIPE

5. A beautiful table with an arrangement like these from PHIL CATO

And elegant place settings with layered plates from JULISKA

And colorful plates from ETSY

6. Every good hostess knows that you should send your guests home with a special treat. How about planting spring BULBS in TEA CUPS? Adorable! 

Top Image: Carolyne Roehm


Washington Wedding

I came across this D.C. wedding in STYLE ME PRETTY and just love the details!

The flowers:

Some fun touches:

The reception:


Sweet Treats


I recently read about BAKING FOR GOOD in Town and Country. The company makes irresistible treats for any occasion. But what really caught my attention is that 15% of every purchase you make on their site goes to the cause of your choice! How fab is that?!

Winter treats

Wedding favors

For a new baby

For the animal lover

A perfect gift!


Something Blue

Something borrowed (from Style Me Pretty, Carolyne Roehm and Martha Stewart) and something blue!


Party Details: February Fete

To beat the winter doldrums, I hosted a small dinner party last weekend. The tablecloth is 2.5 yards of fabric I ordered from DWELL

The flowers I did myself with floral oasis, flowers from the grocery store and an antique milk glass container. I used lilies, freesia, hypericum berries and hydrangeas. 

For the place cards (and a fun pop of silver) I spray painted pears.

I also used white linen napkins, silver chargers and silver tapers in my pewter candle holders (which I found last year on eBay for a steal).


9 Party Items for the New Year - Hampton Hostess

For the last guest in the "9 in the New Year" series, I am delighted to have Barbara from HAMPTON HOSTESS. She has a flawless eye and loves to entertain at her home in Southampton, so I knew her top picks would be top notch! 

1. Invitations - Don't you love receiving a pretty invitation in the mail?  If you are having more than 8 for dinner, send out an invitation.  Barbara's favorite? THE PRINTERY in Oyster Bay has note cards that are luxurious, chic and stylish.

2. Flowers - For instant drama, arrange beautiful white orchids in small vases and arrange them around the table. Add votives and voila! 

3. Individual Salt and Pepper Cellars - Natural elements add drama to your table. Barbara places small shells with salt and pepper at each setting. You can order a set HERE.

4. Rose Wine - DOMAINES OTT is light, delicious and beautifully pink.

5. Jewelry For The Table - RABLABS BRAZILIAN AGATE serving plate is stunning.  Cheese and crackers never looked so good!

6. Playlist - Set the mood for the evening with hip, Parisian lounge music from HOTEL COSTES
7. You Wear It Well - Something chic and comfortable like Calypso's Ikat CAFTAN DRESS is party perfect.

8. Simply Delicious - CHICKEN TAGINE looks like you slaved all day, but the delicious dish is really a one pot wonder.

9.Bite Size Dessert - Serve mini BROWNIES and small CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES for dessert-everyone loves a little sweet!

Top Image: Carolyn Roehm