entertaining

Let's Talk About... Entertaining

I'm SO excited to talk about one of my favorite topics... Entertaining. I have an entire chapter in my book, Everyday Chic dedicated to Entertaining in Style and I really dive deep into what it takes to plan the ultimate party, gathering and dinner party. I love love love having my friends, family and loved ones over to celebrate every occasion; it's my guilty pleasure. So, you guys asked and I'm going to answer my tips and tricks when it comes to entertaining. 

Let's Talk About... Entertaining

How to Host an Everyday Chic & Intimate Dinner with Friends 

In the Entertaining in Style chapter of my new book, Everyday Chic, I give you a peek into the 5 special gatherings we’ve hosted over the past few years in our home. Today, on the blog, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite events to host: an intimate dinner with friends. 

How to Host an Everyday Chic & Intimate Dinner with Friends 

What is Everyday Chic?

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for the release of my second book! I’ve been counting down the days. On October 10th, 2017 Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home, with Harper Collins, finally hits the shelves!

What is Everyday Chic?

Watch: My Favorite Spicy Margarita

Watch: My Favorite Spicy Margarita. Who doesn't love a good spicy margarita!? It's one of my favorite drinks to serve when I'm hosting my friends. Everyone loves them! Also, let's be honest--this momma needs a drink!

Watch: My Favorite Spicy Margarita

Fresh Rosewater + Grapefruit Cocktail

Fresh Rosewater + Grapefruit Cocktail. Recently, I realized how easy rosewater was to make at home. Not only is it a natural beauty staple but I love the flavor, too. You can drink it plain or add it to smoothies and cocktails.

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, a rosewater cocktail definitely fits the occasion. I added a little grapefruit juice for some tanginess which paired perfectly.

Fresh Rosewater + Grapefruit Cocktail

#DesignInspired: Winter Plum & Brass

#DesignInspired: Winter Plum & Brass. In celebration of Scott and our dear friend, Brandt Joel's birthdays I decided to host an intimate evening with friends at our home. When Stefanie Cove pitched the idea of plums and burgundies for a joint birthday for two men I wasn't so sure. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. It's all about mixing the masculine and the feminine together to create the best of both.

#DesignInspired: Winter Plum & Brass

A Classic Moscow Mule With A Holiday Twist

A Classic Moscow Mule With A Holiday Twist. Since the holidays are upon us, I found a twist on the classic recipe that goes perfectly with the cozy feel of the season.

A Classic Moscow Mule With A Holiday Twist

Holiday Gift Guide For The Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide For The Hostess. Instead of the standard bottle of wine this year, I plan on switching it up. Here are some unique gift ideas to show your gratitude this holiday season.

Holiday Gift Guide For The Hostess

A Festive Evening With C Magazine, Simone LeBlanc, & Stefanie Cove

Take a peek inside our cozy yet elegant night to kick off the holidays

A Festive Evening With C Magazine, Simone LeBlanc, & Stefanie Cove

D.I.Y. Winter Wonderland Tablescape

Nicola Vruwink of Poni is back on my YouTube channel helping us with some fun holiday decorations. Today, it's all about the tablescape!

D.I.Y. Winter Wonderland Tablescape

How To Give Your Placemats A Dip Dye Makeover

I love a good table setting. The truth is--you don't need to spend a lot of money to create one. These DIY dip dye placemats are a great way to brighten up your tablescape for a special occasion or just because.

How To Give Your Placemats A Dip Dye Makeover

3 Casamigos Tequila Cocktails To Kick Off Your Summer

If you’re looking for cocktails for summer entertaining, try these 3 recipes expertly crafted with Casamigos Tequila.

3 Casamigos Tequila Cocktails To Kick Off Your Summer

8 Tips For Mastering Southern Hospitality

Whether our parents are in town, a spontaneous backyard BBQ, or even a reunion with old friends, I always like to do as much as possible to make them feel at home. It’s all about the little touches and details. This month, over at Style Blue Print, I shared ways to bring that charm into any event or occasion.

8 Tips For Mastering Southern Hospitality