Christmas Tabletop Pop!

A properly dressed dining table for the holidays is the backdrop for a gorgeous meal.  Creating a festive centerpiece and place setting is the ideal solution for having an exceptional dining experience. Want a twist for traditional décor? Spruce it up by adding different styles like glam, rustic or minimalist.  Refresh the look of ivory …

Dining Al Fresco: Create an Outdoor Dining Room

An exterior dining room can have many positive effects on human health. First of all, you spend time in the fresh air. Secondly, you are surrounded by nature and greenery. Finally, having meals outside or in different places also serves as a sort of escape from everyday routines. Whether it’s spring or summer, dining al fresco …

Party On-The-Fly with Style: Jewelry Making Holiday Party

Hello darlings! I hope your holiday season is going well! Our party partners, Evite.com, has challenged their Brand Influencers, a group of bloggers and designers who know how to party, to share our tips on how to plan a “party on the fly”.  The challenge was to host a party that didn’t fit the usual holiday …

Cocktails + Conversations: Planning The Perfect Cocktail Party

When planning the perfect cocktail party, think about incorporating a theme. This will set the mood of the event without adding to your budget and it will aid you with ideas for food, drinks, and décor. Your theme can be discreet, such as a flavor, color or cocktail that is represented throughout the evening. I …

How To Plan, Prep and Pack For Diner En Blanc

What is Diner en Blanc?  Dîner en Blanc was born in Paris. This all-white chic picnic is no ordinary picnic.  You must get invited by someone who is already a member or you can join the Houston Waiting List to receive an invitation. Guests must wear white, bring a table, chairs, decor and food.  Ç’est Magnifique! I had a …

5 Ways To “Say Yes To Summer”

Nothing says “summer” like WATERMELON!  When I was a kid, summer was everything.  School was out for the next 3 months, family vacay, but most of all it meant family reunion time.  Where there’s a family reunion, there’s watermelon.  I can remember driving to the country, aka Belleville, Texas about 65 miles outside of Houston, …