Welcome to August and another summer weekend!
Every Friday, I am trying to focus on elements related to entertaining. At the risk of being repetitive to what you’ve already seen in blogland this week, I wanted to share some of the beautiful elements of a recent blogger’s luncheon that I was privileged to attend.
When Sandy of You May Be Wandering first told me that she and Tina of The Enchanted Home were trying to coordinate a gathering, I basically cleared my calendar. We met in Greenwich at a beautiful water-side restaurant, where it was obvious we were “expected”. I think this is a great opportunity to demonstrate how you can host something outside of your home and still make it seem special.
Placecards/gift tags had been personalized by our Seattle friend, Jeanne of I Dream Of and she had even sent along a darling little package of blue and white goodies. Sue, of The Zhush, rounded things out with her signature purple gift wrap, which housed darling coasters from Rifle Paper Co. Those coupled with blue and white porcelain pitchers from Tina, filled with hydrangeas from Sandy, made for a beautiful table and an immediate conversation starter. Though, trust me….no one was at a loss for words! If anything, I wish we had had more time together.
I loved this setting and gathering so much that I might just have to use it for the next occasion I need to celebrate! And, I’ll remember to bring the party favors!
What are you celebrating this weekend?
I Dream Of says
Happy Friday, Elizabeth. Hope you have lots to celebrate this weekend. How fun to see the blogger luncheon table and goodies here today. I was so delighted to be able to send a little something – it made me feel like I had a place at the table even if I couldn't make it out in person this time. Hopefully this is something I can remedy soon – a girlfriend and I were talking yesterday about to trip to NYC in the fall. Fingers crossed. And of course would LOVE to see you in Seattle one of these days. Was in Watson Kennedy yesterday buying a hostess gift for the weekend and thought of you 🙂
Here's to celebrations big and little, to blog friends, connections and conversations!
Happy weekend! XOXO
How wonderful to have so many talented and beautiful bloggers together to chat, eat and enjoy one another!
I love all of the personal touches!
Enjoy your weekend.
cindy hattersley design says
Gorgeous! But I would expect nothing less from this group!!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
Elizabeth…it was so much fun to re-live our fun lunch on your blog this morning. As always your photos are beautiful and your description of our time together was perfect (I, too, wished we had more time together.) I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people because of our blogs.
Have a fabulous weekend, my dear! xoxo
The enchanted home says
Hi there…wasn't that such a fun afternoon! I loved getting to see the highlights again and relive it a little. Such a wonderful group of talented and intelligent women…cannot wait until our next one, hopefully sooner than later. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Karena Albert says
Such perfection for a blogger gathering and oh so personalized! Elizabeth I hope you come see the post on the amazing dinner party that Andrea gave for blog friends in Laguna Beach! http://artbykarena.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-dinner-party-in-laguna-beach-with.html
The Arts by Karena
Wasn't that so much fun!! I wish I had to chat with you more.. next time for sure!!
beautiful site I love it