Parties

Effortless Entertaining: Wine Tasting Night with P-touch Embellish

If you want to know the exact kind of party I will be hosting all summer long, look no further than this post.  Here’s why: It’s really easy to throw together last minute, so rather than needing guests to mark their calendars weeks in advance and hoping nothing interferes, you can text your besties on Friday morning and tell them they can swing by that evening.  Also, this charcuterie and cheese board is the best way to combine things you likely already have in your pantry and refrigerator (or things you can easily keep on hand) in a …

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Christmas Dishes with Villeroy & Boch

I have two sisters and we frequently tease my mom that some day we will be fighting over her dish collection.  Who gets the Thanksgiving dishes? The Christmas dishes? The wedding china?  Her pantry and cabinets are filled with adorable gravy boats and salt and pepper shakers to accompany each pattern.  It’s different than what you will find if you open my cabinets. I think my generation is much less formal when it comes to entertaining, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to incorporate things like seasonal dishes and beautiful …

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Pumpkin Spice Naked Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drizzle

This Pumpkin Spice Naked Layer Cake is perfect for entertaining this fall and throughout the holiday season. Perfectly spiced, it’s an elegant cake that’s great for fall birthdays and Thanksgiving celebrations. Easy to make, it’s sure to impress a crowd! Finished with a delicious salted caramel drizzle. The alternative title for this post was ‘The Cake that Almost Wasn’t”.  This shoot came up at the last second when a brand needed a very last second photo for a post.  My text conversation with our …

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Hosting Hacks for Effortless Entertaining

When it comes to hosting, embracing simplicity is key.  Ditch the overly styled tabletop for more organic mix and match dinnerware and bud vases that are easily filled with a few stems. In lieu of a complicated, twenty ingredient recipe, fresh pasta and garlic roasted produce are always a delicious treat.  And instead of hosting a party with an elaborate signature cocktail or two, stock your bar cart in such a way that guests know exactly how to make a refreshing tasting cocktail with ease.  We’ve been partnering …

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