elegant entertaining

Set the table for Romance

Happy February, friends! There are so many reasons to celebrate this month, but in my humble opinion, the most delightful is Valentine’s Day! Flowers, chocolates, ribbons, candy,…

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  • Mother’s Day Soiree

    Mother’s Day Soiree

    One of the keys to effortless entertaining is to use what you have. And, to use things in ways that they weren’t intended. With Mother’s Day around… More

  • Easter Table Inspiration

    Easter Table Inspiration

    Easter is early this year (March 27th), so I’m already thinking about how I’m going to set our table. Just like last year, my pink and white… More

  • Fall Dinner Party – Centerpieces

    Fall Dinner Party – Centerpieces

    A couple of years back, we hosted a Fall dinner party and because my dining room seats only 10 comfortably….I ended up setting up a tent over… More

  • Eddie Ross in Rye – Modern Mix Book Tour

    Eddie Ross in Rye – Modern Mix Book Tour

    Oh, what a day! Yesterday, I had the distinct privilege of hosting a luncheon and book signing for friends, Eddie Ross & Jaithan Kochar. It basically combined some… More

  • Dinner at WestWard on Vashon Island

    Dinner at WestWard on Vashon Island

    Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in one of those homes on the cover of a magazine cover? I certainly have. And, now… More

  • Seattle Garden Party

    Seattle Garden Party

    Just back from Seattle and reflecting on an amazing few days. This was my inagural visit to Seattle, so my friends Jeanne, the insanely talented illustrator and blogger from… More

  • Party With a Twist of Lime

    Party With a Twist of Lime

    Party inspiration can come from almost any place. A favorite color, activity, occasion, food, beverage or season can be your starting point. Recently, several of us joined… More

  • A Confetti & Champagne Party

    A Confetti & Champagne Party

    Few things in life give me more pleasure than planning and hosting a party for someone. Last night, I had the honor of hosting an intimate dinner… More

  • Raise a Glass to the Weekend

    Raise a Glass to the Weekend

    What a week! Snow, snow and more snow. Planes skidding off runways. Pileups on the highway. Ice. School cancellations. I think it’s time for a cocktail! If… More