Holiday Entertaining

Holiday Entertaining

December is a happy month, a time for celebrating and spreading good cheer. While it can also be a hectic time of year, it doesn’t mean your entertaining has to be! Here are some tips to create a stress-free gathering, whether large or small.

Entertaining With Natural Autumn Decorations

Entertaining With Natural Autumn Decorations

Entertaining during the months of autumn is one of the best times of year to use natural decorations. From pumpkins and gourds to dried corn, fall leaves and apples. There’s nothing more inspiring than being able to pull a color palette and resources directly from nature. 

Autumn Gift Ideas

Autumn Gift Ideas

Fall is a season of abundance, from produce to natural décor to cool weather foods, making it an easy time to select a host or hostess gift. From a basket of apples to a freshly baked loaf of pumpkin bread, your host will thank you!

Host & Hostess Gift Ideas

Host & Hostess Gift Ideas

When you’re invited to someone’s home, whether it be a dinner party, an afternoon coffee or a weekend visit, it is still customary to bring a gift or small offering as a token of appreciation. Friends may try to dissuade you from bringing anything, but even a small gesture expresses gratitude and friendship.

Five Steps for Entertaining

Five Steps for Entertaining

When organizing a party, whether it be a small dinner with friends, a child’s birthday or a sizeable soirée, there are always several considerations to make during the planning process, which help to create a successful, fun gathering. Whether lavish or simple, here are some tips when preparing.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Wonderland has become one of my favorite holiday table settings. It rings in the winter season and is neutral enough for any holiday celebration.

Halloween Festivities

Halloween Festivities

For me, Halloween has always been about unabashedly indulging in sweet treats for one night of the year – or maybe a few days in October, but who’s counting? I do have a sweet tooth so I’m just as guilty as every kid wanting to rip into Halloween bags to see the loot – what could be more fun?!

Nantucket Summer Lobster Dinner

Nantucket Summer Lobster Dinner

Enjoying a lobster dinner on Nantucket is perhaps one of the greatest joys in life. After a long day at the beach, we ordered our lobsters ‘steamed and cracked’ from Sayle’s Seafood which allowed for a pre-meal sunset cocktail and got us one step closer to getting our dinner on the table.