The Kentucky Derby is May 4th and it’s always been a dream of mine to experience the “real” derby! But since most of us will be entertaining at home (mint juleps, southern desserts and big hats of course!) I asked one of my favorite bloggers, Jenny from Everyday Occasions, to share her Kentucky Derby entertaining style, favorite southern cocktail and dessert! I absolutely love Jenny’s elegant, preppy, New England style and when you follow her blog it’s like living in a Williams-Sonoma catalog. Everything is perfectly put together with easy and beautiful tutorials. This Cherry Almond Pound Cake looks incredible and what a great gift! I knew Jenny’s simple, classy taste would shine through when picking out her “southern” style and of course it did with a minimal, scalloped blue J.crew dress, a charming light pink hat and bold jewelry. To go with her chic derby outfit Jenny would serve the classic mint julep and Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting, ummm need I say more? Thanks for sharing your picks Jenny!!