A Festive New Year’s Eve Sangria Bar
Since New Years Eve is all about partying until midnight and beyond, we set up an after midnight sangria bar with Frontera’s After Dark wines! The grapes are harvested after midnight, when the air is cool and crisp, to preserve the bold flavors, making it perfect to enjoy for a late night event! For the…read more
A Charming Holiday Dessert Bar
We were so excited that Evine.com asked us to collaborate with them to create a beautiful, simple and effortless holiday dessert spread!! I immediately knew I wanted to make something festive, using a snowy and neutral color scheme. I was pretty happy browsing Evine online and fell in love with their Waterford crystal collection, including…read more
Host a Charming Wreath Making Party
I absolutely love crafting around the holidays! From creating adorable gingerbread houses (okay let’s be honest, they always turn out a little messy!), to hosting a charming wreath making party… anything where I can relax and be creative just for fun is something I fully enjoy! I really loved the idea of putting together this…read more
A Charming Holiday Espresso Bar!
If there’s one thing I look forward to every morning, it’s my homemade latté using illy espresso! We drink them religiously in our house! I’ve been using the ground espresso in the silver tin for years and love that it’s served all over the world. When we were in Italy, most of the cafes were…read more
Be the Chef Training Program with Benihana
This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions expressed are my own. If there’s one place I absolutely love going for dinner, it’s Benihana. Not only because the food is delicious, but also because it’s always been such a fun family experience. I would actually eat there every single day if I could just for…read more
Charming Printable Thanksgiving Tags!
If you’re in need of some effortless charm to add to your Thanksgiving table, we created these charming printable Thanksgiving tags to place at each table setting! Just a little positive wisdom about being thankful! My favorite one is “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy!” So…read more
Host a Charming Pie Party!
It’s all about entertaining this time of year! Hosting holiday parties while gathering with family and friends is one of my favorite things to do come November and December! A few years ago, I took a pie class with Kate McDermott from The Art of Pie and had so much fun, I figured we’d host our…read more
How to Host a Gluten Free Birthday Party!
We were thrilled to team up with Freschetta® to host a charming, yet simple gluten-free birthday party! For this event, it was important to create a perfect gluten free menu that addressed the guest of honor’s gluten-free diet, but was still an amazing meal that everyone could enjoy! It can be difficult, and even stressful, to find tasty,…read more
Camp Sunset with Sunset Magazine!
One of my favorite magazines for years has been Sunset! It’s consistently full of new and adventurous content from travel to home and it’s always a great source of inspiration. So when they invited us to their Camp Sunset party in Malibu, to launch their book, we were ecstatic! I wanted to share the photos my friend Sarah…read more
A Modern, Fall Themed Baby Shower!
To celebrate our 2nd sweet baby boy, we happily hosted a charming, modern, fall-themed baby shower with Munchkin! It was such a joy to team up with Munchkin, an adorable brand we’ve used since Romeo was born. I invited some of my special friends for an afternoon of great food and fall fun. Well, we…read more
How to Make Charming Ice Shot Glasses!
Here’s another easy and fun entertaining idea for you all! Since our floral ice buckets were so popular, we thought it would be “cool” (pun intended!) to make a mini version of ice shot glasses!! I can’t stress enough how easy these are to make! They add such a charming touch when entertaining for even the smallest…read more
The Perfect Halloween Candy Cart!
Hellooooooo CANDY CART! We wanted to create the perfect Halloween candy cart that’s super charming for a Halloween party! Something a little more sophisticated and enjoyable for the “older kids” (aka adults) was our motivation for this! Most of us have a bar cart of some sort, so we used one as the base for our candy…read more
A Charming Halloween Movie Night
I always try to incorporate some charm in everything I do. Halloween is no exception, so we put together a charming Halloween movie night. I love Halloween! Mostly for the fact that it kicks off the holiday season — pumpkin carving, dressing up, homemade chili and trick or treating. It’s also been one of my favorite holidays…read more
How to Host a Fall Charcuterie Party
Entertaining doesn’t have to be a multi-course, home-cooked or catered meal! We would never discount the hard work and flavors of a made-from-scratch meal, but sometimes busy lives call for effortless entertaining! A beautiful presentation, good company, wine (or cocktails!), engaging conversation and a cozy atmosphere are exactly what we look for when entertaining. Give…read more
Must-Have Disposable Dinnerware for your Parties!
I love to entertain, but it’s all fun and games until someone has to clean up! AND that’s the part I’m not too keen on, thus my LOVE and full admiration for disposable dinnerware!! There’s nothing better than tossing your dirty dishes in the trash for an easy clean up. And luckily these days you…read more
Cool Down with a Boozy 4th of July Snow Cone Bar!
To keep the adult guests cool at our 4th of July party this year, we’re creating a fun, boozy snow cone station! It’s a little nostalgic twist on the classic snow cones we all loved growing up. Plus, what better holiday than the 4th of July to surprise your guests with a cold, frozen cocktail…read more
Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
I’ve been a big fan of OPI since I was first allowed to wear nail polish, so I was super excited to team up with them and SkeKnows to create a charming Alice in Wonderland tea party for kids based on OPI’s new Alice Though the Looking Glass nail polish collection! For the decor, I…read more
Tips for Planning the Perfect Pool Party!
Who’s ready for some pool parties?! We’re celebrating summer solstice with a festive summer party! Summer solstice is a day of the year with the longest amount of daylight, which means more time to fiesta! We were inspired by the warm and colorful hues of a summer sunset and the citrus flavors that surround us here in…read more
4th of July Party Inspiration with Crate and Barrel!
Oh the 4th!! Good ole’ American BBQs, fireworks, parades and endless celebrations! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, although Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will always be my absolute faves, haha! I do look forward to entertaining and enjoying the 4th every year! This year we teamed up with Crate and Barrel,…read more
How to Cut Watermelon Sticks
Oh how we love watermelon in this house!! To get through those hot, summer days that are right around the corner… juicy, fruity watermelon is a must! There are so many ways and tricks to cutting a watermelon, but have you ever cut watermelon sticks?! It’s one of our favorite ways so we’re sharing the how-to…read more