Entertaining

A Texas Holiday Barbecue

(Today, we’ve partnered with Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand to create this post! We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it!) Here in the south, things are done a little differently.  People tend to move at a refreshingly slower pace.  They value big open spaces more than most.  There’s also a lack of pretension around hosting that feels almost therapeutic.  It’s fun to create and style beautiful tabletops, but I hope that those beautifully styled images would never keep someone from hosting …

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DIY Leather Place Cards

Add a personal touch to your table settings with these stylish DIY leather place cards. Easy and quick to make, these personalized place cards are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, holidays and birthdays. I feel like we could all use a little Thanksgiving in our lives right about now.  A real time to gather around a table full of food in the company of friends or family or, best of all, both. We chatted yesterday about “Friendsgiving” and this idea of entertaining that’s more understated, focusing on community rather …

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A Fresh and Floral Mother’s Day Brunch

Perhaps many decades ago, motherhood looked somewhat more homogenous, but today modern motherhood comes in all different forms.  Especially here in Los Angeles, I’m often times in the company of such amazing women.  Women who are mentors, educators, entrepreneurs and also mothers.  Women who have lived their whole lives in Los Angeles and others who live like traveling nomads, jetsetting from one city to the next with their brood in tow.  This year, we partnered with Teleflora’s #OneToughMother campaign to celebrate some of …

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Tacos, Margaritas, + A Cinco de Mayo Picnic!

When it comes to the general hierarchy of holidays the big ones tend to get all of the credit, but I’m a firm believer that it’s those lesser celebrated, low maintenance holidays that are really where it’s at! You know the ones– they center around friends, food, fun, and don’t involve a lot of fuss. It should come as no surprise, then, that Cinco de Mayo ranks among my top three holidays. (It’s a close second to the 4th of July!) A holiday built on the three pillars of food, friends, and fun– …

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