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.

Hosting a Summer Soirée

Hosting a Summer Soirée

Summer evenings are made for casual, relaxing dinners with friends and family. The air is warm, the days are longer, and the sound of cicadas fills the air.

Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day is a chance to spoil the person or people you love. It’s a way to show appreciation for people in your life even through small gestures, notes and deeds.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

There is nothing more beautiful in the winter than a fresh snowfall that covers the land in a blanket of white. It’s clean and crisp and the world becomes silent. This was my inspiration for the Winter Wonderland theme.

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Christmas is a holiday that conjures up wonderful childhood memories. Cozy winter nights by the fireplace dreaming of Christmas Lists and what Santa Claus might deliver on Christmas morning. For this table I wanted reds and greens to create a very traditional feel.