Entertaining

Inside Indiana Brooks' 6th Birthday Bash!

You all know that I don't tread lightly when it comes to a themed party. Like I've discussed in Everyday Chic, the easiest way to planning a party is to stick with a theme and running with it. Now that my kids have reached an age where they have specific interests and know what they want, I let them choose their themes. This year, Brooksie told me he wanted an Indiana Jones party and let me tell you, by the end of the day, there wasn't an excavation box in sight.

Inside Indiana Brooks' 6th Birthday Bash!

Inside Scarlett's Third Birthday + How To Plan A Party For Your Toddler

As many of you know via social media, we've been celebrating our Scar's birthday for the past week! She turned the big three this year and boy did we celebrate! I'm going to run through how we achieved the party of her dreams while answering some of your questions. Let's do this.

Inside Scarlett's Third Birthday + How To Plan A Party For Your Toddler

First Friday Favorites: February

As many of you know, I LOVE Valentine's Day which is why I tend to really love this month. January literally felt like it was 75 years long and now we can finally tackle a new month-- reset our goals, priorities and resolutions. If you didn't stick to your resolutions in January, it's OK! You can start over this month. Which is why my February favorites are all about love and staying on track! 

First Friday Favorites: February

Grey's First Birthday Party: CAMP STUBER!

Yesterday I shared a video on my reflections from Grey's first year and today I'm excited to share how we got to celebrate it! You guys know how much I love a theme so we decided to go with Camp Stuber for baby Grey's first birthday! Why Camp Stuber? Well, it's honestly just what we call our home whenever we have play dates or other kids over. We feel like a camp most of the times. For Grey's party we had teepees, faux fur bear rugs, fake fire pits and more! The kids had the time of their lives! 

Grey's First Birthday Party: CAMP STUBER!

No Fail Nachos + Skinny Moscow Mule for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching (Let's go PATRIOTS!!!) and if your family is anything like mine, we are a FOOTBALL family! Whether you're hosting this year's Super Bowl party or just attending, I have two recipes that are crowd pleasers every year. Both of these are in my book, Everyday Chic.

No Fail Nachos + Skinny Moscow Mule for Super Bowl Sunday

My Favorite Holiday Appetizer & Skinny Cocktail

Work smarter... not harder in the kitchen. I'm sharing my no fuss, no brainer and fool-proof and chic charcuterie plate and skinny cocktail to pair. 

At every great party, there's a great charcuterie platter. After the years I've learned how to throw a mean charcuterie board that satisfies all tastebuds. 

My Favorite Holiday Appetizer & Skinny Cocktail

A Winter Wonderland Tablescape With Mimi Brown

You guys know how much I die over a chic tablescape and floral arrangement. My good friend, Mimi Brown was a contributor writer on my fall tablescape blog so naturally, I turned to her again to create a winter wonderland look for December. 

A Winter Wonderland Tablescape With Mimi Brown

The Art of Gifting With Simone LeBlanc

I get a lot of questions from my followers, friends and family members asking the etiquette on gifting, especially during the holidays. For this post, I had to turn to the gift queen herself, Simone LeBlanc. 

The Art of Gifting With Simone LeBlanc

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

The Most Common Party Planning Mistakes with Stefanie Cove

The Most Common Party Planning Mistakes with Stefanie Cove. In my book, Everyday Chic, I included Stefanie as one of my experts (for obvious reasons). She’s truly the best in the business. Not only does she have exceptional taste but her keen eye for detail gives her that edge up. In party planning, detail is everything. With so many moving parts, things can go wrong at any moment. According to Stefanie, “the most common party mistakes are probably the tiny, easy things you forget about.”

The Most Common Party Planning Mistakes with Stefanie Cove

A Rustic & Chic Fall Tablescape With Mimi Brown 

A Rustic & Chic Fall Tablescape With Mimi Brown. I love a fresh floral arrangement more than anything. When I’m looking for inspiration, I always look to one person: one of my best friends and Everyday Chic influencer, Mimi Brown. Mimi has her own floral design studio in NYC and has created tablescapes for everyone from Zac Posen to Net-A-Porter and Goop

A Rustic & Chic Fall Tablescape With Mimi Brown 

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 

My Favorite Bloggers + Their Best Halloween Tips

Molly SIms shares her favorite blogger + their best Halloween tips. You guys know how much I love to support other bloggers and women in the industry, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite bloggers and their Halloween tips for this season!

My Favorite Bloggers + Their Best Halloween Tips

Skinny Sangria Popsicles

It's been a hot month here in the Hamptons! If we aren't at camp or the beach, you can definitely find us trying to cool off. And, what's better than your favorite cocktail after a long and hot day in the sun? Your favorite cocktail...in popsicle form - the Skinny Sangria Posicle. The rule is if you can drink it, you can freeze it. I'm obsessed!

Skinny Sangria Popsicles

Scarlett's Magical Unicorn 2nd Birthday

Scarlett's Magical Unicorn 2nd Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCARLETT!!! As you know, I love a theme so this year we went for a magical unicorn party with the help of my party planning guru, Stefanie Cove! And, yes...I even had a real unicorn. I'm officially THAT mom.

Scarlett's Magical Unicorn 2nd Birthday

#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 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

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

The Classic Mint Julep

Even though the Kentucky Derby has passed, it doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy a julep! Like a good pecan pie recipe, the classic mint julep is just as much tradition as it is delicious.

The Classic Mint Julep