TREND ALERT :: Black & White Stripes

trend_black and white stripes

If you’ve spent more than a minute browsing parties lately, it should come as no surprise that black and white stripes are the new black! I’m completely smitten by this trend as it combines my love of black {as a grounding element} with the graphic stripe pattern which is both classic and modern at the […]

Welcome Fall with a Dinner Party Al Fresco

First Fall dinner party

Today is the first full day of Fall and I have the perfect post for you! If you’re anything like me, you don’t need much of a “reason” to entertain and get together with friends or family. This is the time of year when the weather is just the right temperature by day, a little […]

STYLING A BOOKCASE FOR ENTERTAINING

set up a shelf for entertaining

A couple of months ago I shared a tour of my sitting room and studio space in a post sponsored by Sauder furniture. Lucky for me they really liked my style and photos, and gave me the opportunity to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, and style it for the blog – super […]

BLACK & WHITE DINNER PARTY #ApothicWhite

black and white dinner party

Okay, I think I might actually see Spring on the horizon…finally! And you know what that means? Time to put away the red wine and start chilling the white wine! I teamed up with Apothic White to share ideas for a dinner party inspired by this “white with darker motives” wine. Apothic White is all […]

GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS :: MODERN-CLASSIC STYLE

graduation party ideas

Graduation season is just about 6 weeks away for college, and a couple of months for high school, so it’s time to start planning! I’m excited to share this styling project that I worked on for Pear Tree Greetings in order to showcase ideas inspired by their faux foil triangles invitation. The key design features […]

NEW YEARS EVE :: GOLDEN GLAM DINNER PARTY

New years Eve dinner party

I’m on such a gold and glam kick this season, I just can’t get enough of it! I decided to create this inspiration shoot for a modern and glamorous New Years Eve dinner party that’s filled with gold sequins, black and white graphic prints, and a few festive details. New Years Eve is the perfect […]

Halloween Party :: A Witches Night In!

halloween witches night in party

WHAT’S UP WITCHES!!! I have a fun Halloween girls night theme for you today…. in fact, I think I’m the self proclaimed “blogger specializing in ladies nights themes” because I’ve created so many shoots based on this ritual {I’m a BIG believer in staying connected to girl friends in this way}. I put together this […]