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Bespoke Global Giveaway

Fashionable Hostess :: Bespoke Curated Picks

I’m teaming up with Bespoke Global to bring you an amazing $200 Giveaway!

Bespoke Global is an international e-commerce site that connects artisans & designers with consumers to bring unique, customizable, designer pieces to your home. From large scale home furnishings to luxury accessories, every item they carry has its own bespoke options available to you – it’s easy to customize the size, color and even material to exactly what you want. Whether you collaborate and customize your own bespoke item, or go with the work of its best-in-class artisans from around the world, Bespoke Global has endless options to make your space beautiful and unique. 

I went through the site and choose some of my favorites that can double for entertaining and decor, here they are: Up in the Air Somewhere Zag Tray, $98 // Gregg Hessel Group 1- The Collection, $1,514 // Heather Palmer Nest Bowl, $410 // Simon Orrell Circular Box in Paua Shell- Small, $416 // Heather Knight Cerulean Blue Coral Bowl, $48 // Heather Knight Amber Large Geode Bowl, $150.

All you need is an email for a chance to win, click here for entry. Good luck!

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8 Things to Buy for Fall Entertaining

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As the cold weather approaches do you find yourself hosting more often? I sure do… let’s be serious, I want to be social but I would much rather not leave the house! So what’s on my checklist for Fall entertaining? Make sure you have each of these eight fall entertaining essentials so you are ready to host guests at a moment’s notice.

  1. Fancy champagne flutes {I love my Juliska Amalia Flutes!}
  2. A great cheese tray {I am always asked who makes the Julia Knight tray I feature constantly on my Instagram.}
  3. Cheese knives {I love this Barard one for $20.00 or this Dubost set of 3 currently on sale for $40.00 – hint, hint, also makes for a great Hostess gift!}
  4. Small bowls for nuts and dried fruits on your cheese platters {I use my Michael Aram Molten bowls in square and circular constantly.}
  5. Carafes for serving water {Yes, I said water! I don’t remember the last time I used one for wine! It looks so much more elegant to have your water in a carafe than a bottle or Britta.}
  6. Fall-colored cocktail napkins {My go-to’s are printed paper napkins for $4.95 at Pier1 Imports}
  7. A cake stand {I use mine for desserts and appetizers – see how I used mine for apps at this FH party}
  8. A fun flower vase {I love buying flowers for entertaining, so it’s nice to have an updated way to display them; I love my Jonathan Adler Studded Vase and probably use it a tad too often, woops!}

Elegant Cheese KnifeJulia Knight Trays and BowlsCarafes for water and wine

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Host a Back to School Party

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Have the end-of-summer blues? Get your kids excited to head back to school by hosting a “Back to School” Party with their closest classmates. Setting up is easy! Put what you own to use - from stackable blocks sets, to lunch boxes, to their favorite books, arranging them down the center of your table as your centerpieces! Next, set a simple child-friendly table; I used melamine plates {avoiding glass is a must!}, navy diamond print napkins {machine washable}, West Elm gold flatware, and rather than cups, I served Vita Coco Kids Juice Boxes. At each child’s seat I placed a MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Journal topped with an apple {these journals were the perfect party favor}. On the menu was a lunch-box-friendly meal of whole wheat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bags of Pop Chips. And last for dessert, I served the cutest rice crispy treats by TREATHOUSE which had school themed frosting from scissors to pencils! The kids had a ball doodling in their notebooks and playing with the blocks… it was the perfect way to welcome in the school year.

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