Wrap It Up

After all of the shopping is done, it is time to wrap your gifts and I love to pick a theme for each year. Some ideas I love...

This year I went for an unexpected color pairing - turquoise and deep red. (Pardon the lousy photo). I used business card stock from Paper Source and a silver stamp with Joyeux  Noel to make my own gift tags. 

How are you wrapping your gifts this year?

Photos: Pinterest, Martha Stewart


Hip Holiday Monogram

How stylish is this front door? Last year I found this stylish monogram from HOLLY MATHIS INTERIORS and love love love it. This year I ordered a few as gifts for friends. You can order your own HERE

Photos: Holly Mathis Interiors


Stunning Wedding Blooms

I thought maybe everyone could use a respite from the holidays. One of our favorite brides, Linley, is doing a series for Brides Magazine's Blog on all aspects of her wedding. So fun right? Be sure to check the piece HERE where she highlights how she picked her bridal blooms with our favorite florist - Felicity.

Photos: Lynne Brubaker


Because I Love It

I have always wanted to do a white tree and I am so loving this one! 

Photo: Tiny White Daisies


Classic Comfort Food - Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese Croutons

For Thanksgiving I was in charge of the first course and made tomato bisque. The soup was a huge hit and I wanted to share it with all of you. RECIPE 

Paired with grilled cheese croutons it would be the perfect supper on a chilly night. Crouton RECIPE.

Photo: Bon Appetit


Deck The Halls

Happy holidays wonderful readers! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving filled with family and friends. With my shopping done and gifts wrapped, it is time to deck the halls. In looking online for inspiration here are some favorites I found and wanted to share with you. Cheers to the holidays! (The top image is my favorite.)

Photos: Pinterest, Veranda, Southern Living


Game On Turkey!

One of the many perks of having your mum be a top event planner is that she hosts the holidays - including Thanksgiving. I will bring the cocktail nibbles. But since I also love to cook and entertain I have been thinking of some recipes I would try if I were cooking.

Nothing is more important than a succulent turkey. I love this recipe for a roast turkey brined with salt, apple cider, rosemary, garlic, brown sugar and oranges. Yu-um! RECIPE

Cranberry Relish - one of my favorites RECIPE

I could easily skip everything else and just have a plate of stuffing. Is there anything better? I would love to try this Three Mushroom Stuffing with Prosciutto RECIPE

For dessert a Bourbon Pecan Pie RECIPE with fresh whipped cream.

And I always serve champagne with dessert. Perfect to toast for everything you are thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving and I will be back on Friday as I turn the page to Christmas.

Photos: Dwell, Pinterest, Blogs Babble, Bon Appetit, Desert Candy, My Design Chic


Holiday Gift Guide

Truth be told...I love Christmas! I am done with my shopping, my Christmas Cards are ready to be addressed over Thanksgiving and I am almost done wrapping. 

But if you are still in need of some gifts for a holiday hostess or to put under the tree, please pop over to one of my favorite blogs THE ENCHANTED HOME where I share a few gift ideas. And more holiday fun will be coming in the next few weeks. Merry! Merry!

Photo: Bourbon and Pearls


Gobble Gobble Inspiration

Knowing many of my readers love to entertain as much as I do, I am sure most of you have your flowers, china and glassware ready for some stunning tablescape. But in case you still have not planned for next week, here are some stylish ideas to set your table and decorate your home.

Photos: Eddie Ross, The City Sage, Camille Styles, Pinterest, Jenny Steffens Blog