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Host Easter Sunday Lunch

While I don’t actually celebrate Easter religiously, I love hosting a celebration for the Holiday… I mean honestly who could resist a table full of pinks, pastels, and peeps?!

When it comes to setting a ‘successful’ Easter table, the bottom line is that too much color and sugar is a VERY good thing. Serving Peeps, Chocolate Eggs, and Eleni’s Cookies in one sitting may seem over the top, but guests will be drooling and digging in before the food is even served! Here is what you need to put this table together…

Easter eggs, striped straws, easter candyEaster table, kim seybert napkin rings dayglow, watermelon placemats, easter candy

Easter Table Shopping List:


My Easter table is all about the bright details! For starters, I created a Peeps and Easter Egg centerpiece. I took my Juliska Medium Cake Stand and lined the outside in multi-colored Peeps. Then I took a small glass bowl and filled it with Easter Eggs and placed in the center. I picked up Eleni’s Cookies because they have the most ADORABLE Easter selection {the set I used comes in a beautiful box and is under $50.00 if you need a gift to bring to your hostess!!}. I placed them on pretty dessert plates around the table or they are great for dessert. Striped straws in a few different pastels and more Easter Eggs were placed on both ends of the table in crystal bowls. And just because I felt like being over the top, I gave each person a mini-sugar-high at their individual place setting with one peep and a few Whopper Eggs on a Jonathan Adler Zebra coaster. Good thing I had a little helper to assist with all of the details!

Spring Flurry Cookie Set by elenis cookies

For my table settings, I used Bed Bath and Beyond watermelon pink placemats {that I featured in my Host a Kids Playdate Table Setting}, floral napkins {similar to these}, Kim Seybert Pink Day Glow Napkin Rings, and Villeroy & Boch Boston Goblets in clear. I “dressed up” the table by using lots of crystal – which I utilized in my cake stand, water glasses, and bowls.

I hope you have a lovely and cheerful Holiday with your family and friends! And stay tuned because the week following Easter I will be doing a series of Fitness and Health related posts {in my Health section seen at left under “Get Fit”} to help de-bloat and detox from this ridiculous sugar high!!

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Bedroom: Bed Frame & Nightstand Update

Bed Bath and Beyond Mirrors, Inspire Q Esmeral Grey Linen Button Tufted Arched Bridge Upholstered Bed I must say I have been shocked by the excitement that my readers {ahem, you!} have had since my recent move to my new apartment. My Instagram has legit been blowing up with comments and feedback – from the initial pics I took asking for furniture advice to some of the final stylings where you asked where I purchased things. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support; moving is no easy task {especially with a fourteen month old and a six month baby bump}! I decided to start bringing the finished rooms to the blog so you can actually find links to everything I bought. As each room is completed I plan to share all of the fun details in my “Interiors” section {check my left side bar in my “Style your Home” category} which is filled with some of the interiors of my old apartment {still a lot of goodies!}. Inspire Q Neo White Accent Table with X Leg Nightstand, white bedside table, modern bedside table Welcome to my bedroom! In my last apartment I was working with black wooden furniture so I was INCREDIBLY excited to lighten up the look with a brand new grey bed/headboard and white end tables. Now let me say that while my bedroom in my opinion looks incredibly rich and expensive, it all came from discounted online retailers. I spent endless hours scouring Gilt Home, One Kings Lane, Joss & Main, and The Grey Linen Button Tufted Arched Bridge Upholstered Bed as well as the Inspire Q Neo White Accent Table with X Leg Nightstand bedside tables came from The bedside tables were my favorite purchase; they are so cool and sleek while they still have a nice size drawer making them practical. Inspire Q Neo White Accent Table with X Leg Nightstand, Marshalls Lamps, Crystal Vase, C Wonder Geo Plate, Waterford Swarovski Ring Stand Unfortunately you can’t tell from these photos, but I actually got a set of two bedside tables and two matching lamps for both sides of the bed. The lamps were a last minute find from Marshalls - I know shocking {and unfortunataly not available online!}! On my bedside table is a beautiful crystal vase {a wedding gift} filled with white Tulips, a Swarovski crystal encrusted Olivia Riegel picture frame, a C.Wonder Monogram Geo Plate, and a Waterford Crystal Lismore Square Ring Holder.

Styling your bed pillows The mirrors were sold individually at Bed Bath and Beyond {similar to these Threshold from Target Clover Mirrors} so I hung three across in a row above my headboard. It was a lucky coincidence that they matched absolutely flawlessly with the headboard, but at these cheap prices you could even spray paint them to whatever color you choose. Then remember my bedding from the Fashionable Hostess post where I showed you how to “style a bed”? Well, I just transferred it right over with us and it looks so fresh in my new room! Hope you enjoyed! Looking forward to sharing more from the new abode. And in the meantime, follow Hashtag “#ChateauFH” on Instagram and Twitter for daily pics!

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Passover Checklist

Passover Seder Checklist //

Passover, the Jewish Holiday celebrating the Jews’ exile from Egypt and their escape from slavery, begins the evening of Monday the 14th. While growing up I dreaded the Holiday because it meant a week without any of my usual indulgences – saying goodbye to bread, bars, cereal, pasta, and rice, I now have come to embrace it for the lovely Seder dinner as well as an added week-long cleanse from all unnecessary carbs.

This year I am celebrating the first night of Passover with my in-laws in Nashville {stay tuned for a really incredible spread on my Instagram}, but the second night I am hosting a small gathering for family at my apartment in NYC. In prepping for the dinner before I leave town, I decided to get out my essentials so I wouldn’t be panicking the day I get back. If you are also planning to host a Seder, I have put together a checklist for what you will need to be prepared to host the holiday, of course with the most stylish and modern FH-approved Seder accessories.

Michael Aram Pomegranate Seder Plate // Fashionable HostessMichael Aram Matzah Playe & Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup // Fashionable HostessClassic Haggadah for Passover // Fashionable Hostess

Passover Seder Table Checklist:

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Passover Checklist // Fashionable Hostess

On your actual Seder Plate you will need the following:

1. Z’roah - a shank bone 2. Beitzah - a hard boiled egg 3. Maror- bitter herbs 4. Charoset - mixture of sliced apples, walnuts and wine {I would recommend extra because it’s so yummy!} 5. Karpas - parsley {As well as a cup of Salt water.} And lastly, there are three matzahs on the table; we break the middle matzah, which becomes the Afikomen.

*Note: I got this list from the which has a lot of other helpful holiday prep tips. Still confused? Sometimes a picture of each of these items can help make it more clear/ less of a hassle in the supermarket. I found a helpful one on Wikipedia.

Crystal Candle sticks // Fashionable Hostess

Love some of the other accents on my table? I added some pops of gold and raffia for Spring via my Kelly Wearstler Signature Bronze Legs and a Lapinu Tribal Necklace from DAKORUM.

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