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Host a Beach House Dinner


Nothing screams summer more than seashells, so time to take those shells you picked up on the beach and put them to good use!

Here’s what I used to put this Summer Perfect Table together:

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Create a Pretty in Pink Table

PInk White and Gold Tabletop DisplayKim Seybert Disco Ball Napkin RingJonathan Adler Eve Candle HolderPretty in Pink Table - Chilewich table runner, Jonathan Adler White vases filled with Carnations, roses, and pom pomsJonathan Adler Belly Vase

With so many summer weddings and bridal showers on everyone’s agenda, I wanted to create a multi-purpose table that could work for a girly event, or a special summer dinner at home. In my case, I was celebrating the arrival of my new dining room table {yay, I can finally seat 10!}. From there I headed to my ‘Tablesetting Inspiration’ and ‘Floral Inspiration’ Pinterest Boards  where I found I was pinning over and over again these simple white tables that had a few pops of  pretty pink flowers; so I had to emulate.

I started by taking five Chilewich Gold Mod Placemats and layered them across the center of my table creating what looked to be a tablerunner. I then headed to the market and picked up some simple flowers todo a little DIY arranging. I assembled roses, white pom poms, and pink carnations into a mix of vases. {Seriously the flowers are so pretty you can’t mess this up – I am NOT a professional flower arranger!!} My main centerpiece vase was a sleek white Jonathan Adler Giant Jelly Vase; then surrounding it on either side was a small arrangement in a gold mint julep cup and another arrangement in a clear circular vase. In between the small vases I placed my Jonathan Adler Eve Candle Holders with tall candles.

To compliment this very elegant look, I used me clear Villeroy & Boch Boston Goblets for water glasses, Juliska Amalia Balloon glasses for wine, and Kim Seybert napkins and napkin rings {see some options below for similar}.

To compliment the setting even further, I greeted guests with a bottle of Rosé Impérial Moët & Chandon because the pink was a perfect match!  I am beyond in love with how this came out and can’t wait to use it again – hopefully someone asks me to plan a bridal shower soon!

Villeroy and Boch Boston GobletsPretty in Pink Table by Fashionable HostessKim Seybert St Tropez Napkins

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Host Weekend Brunch

Hosting Brunch for Friends IdeasHosting brunch with home-made yogurt parfaits Recipe for Gluten Free Oat MuffinsMuffins and Coffee for Brunch

What better way to kick off the weekend than to host a delicious brunch for friends! For today’s spread I envisioned a scenario where a group of girlfriends and myself just got done with a spin class and we want to head back to my place for a healthy and delicious breakfast. On the menu… Gluten-free Organic Bran Muffins from the Farmers Market, Home-made Yogurt Parfaits, and then for drinks – hot coffee and Blood Orange Juice! {I have been on a Blood Orange Juice kick ever since making these Margaritas}.

To re-create this spread, I recommend using lots of color! Start by taking a bright table cloth or an array of colorful placemats and lay on your table. Next create ‘stations’ for each of the items you plan to serve. Start with your drinks station – of course serve water, but then also choose a sweet refreshing beverage like orange juice, apple juice, or lemonade. I hate putting a store-bought carton on the table, so I always transfer my drinks into a carafe. Alongside my juice, I placed these adorable Orange Juice glasses from Bed Bath and Beyond and striped yellow straws. For my second drinks station, I did a coffee bar. I served hot coffee in C Wonder Ikat Mugs and placed stirring spoons, sugars, and milk alongside them. For food I placed muffins on a white cake stand and then small desert plates alongside them so people could serve themselves. Lastly I wanted to make something – so I made individual Yogurt Parfaits served in mason jars with long ice cream spoons.

Before guests arrive double check that each station is fully equipped with utensils so you don’t have to go back into the kitchen while people are indulging. Lastly, a bright vase like this Pink Patterned Jonathan Adler one with fresh simple flowers will complete the look! Now all that’s left is surviving the early workout because breakfast is set!

Blood Orange JuiceServe Coffee in C Wonder Coffee Mugs All natural Flowers and Jonathan Adler VaseHost a weekend brunch party


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