Everyday Chic

INSPIRATION + SOURCES + SHOPPING

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Entertaining in Style

Luxury Dish-ware, Flatware, and Serving-ware

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Tina Frey Designs

She makes the most beautiful ceramic bowls that are like art. The absolute chicest for serving salads when having special guests.

 

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ABC Home

I registered for these rustic, handmade, cream and gold-rimmed ceramic bowls in a variety of sizes for our wedding. I treasure them.
— Molly
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Hudson Grace

Hudson Grace in Los Angeles has gorgeous specialty, very chefy, specialty kitchen and entertaining items. I worship their elegant marble charcuterie boards and their rustic, reclaimed wooden plank, pizza, and cutting boards (all of which I use for displaying when entertaining).

 

 

Williams Sonoma

They have beautiful serving dishes.

Canvas Home: They make gorgeous handmade and modern cutlery in shiny and matte tones. Very simple streamlined and stunning.

TableArt: They make absolutely gorgeous ceramics in all different colors and sizes.

Sur La Table: I love their wood and marble charcuterie boards.



Luxe-for-Less Dish-ware, Flatware, and Serving-ware

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Crate & Barrel

You will never go wrong with their white dishes and servingware. They are classic, durable, and stand the test of time. They have every practical entertaining item you’d ever need.

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Cost Plus World Market

So budget friendly for all kinds of kitchen and tableware, and especially trend-setting cutlery! I’m serious. They even carry a gold plated set that looks just as good as the real thing.

 

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One Kings Lane

They have all prices of things, but according to Annie and Benton of A2B Table, they often have incredible sales on stylish flatware, table settings, and servingware.

 


Luxe Glassware, Barware, Vases, & Vessels

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Prince Of Scots

A great selection of premium copper for the bar especially for Moscow Mule mugs!

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Jonathan Adler

Love shopping for unique pieces here. You’ll find everything from unique glass decanters to brightly colored highball glasses.


Luxe for Less Glassware, Barware, Vases, & Vessels

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Flea Markets and Thrift Shops

They are an endless source of cool, chic, or vintage cocktail glasses, tea sets, and vintage vases. It doesn’t all have to match! I found the prettiest Moroccan tea glasses at the Rose Bowl flea market. 

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One Kings Lane

 

 

Again, prices are high and low, but they have great sales on seriously chic barware and stylish vessels.

 

 

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The 99 Cent & Dollar Store

This is a great place to get colored glassware, such as stemless or stemmed wine glasses.

 

 


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Roost

High quality with a vintage flair. Gorgeous as stand alone pieces or used as a votive or vase. 

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Accent Décor

Luxe mercury glass votive and vases.
An entertaining staple! 

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Love their fun and funky pieces especially the marble vases…which happen to be super affordable!

Jamali Garden

 Unique and affordable pieces to keep in your collection such as rustic buckets, colored, and mercury glass.



LINENS

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La Tavola

Used by so many A-list party planners, La Tavola has the luxury linen market cornered. Considered the couture of table dressing, these have the best luxe collection for weddings and special events. 

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Crate & Barrel

For your everyday linen napkin sets.

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Pottery Barn

 Beautiful linens at a budget-friendly price. Their classic Belgian flax linens are great quality. I own a set of their tablecloths that are functional enough for everyday use or entertaining.


FLOWERS

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Eric Buterbaugh

Best arrangements ever. Eric has become an absolute legend in the florist world! Love his white roses. 

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Florisity

One of my BFFs, Mimi Brown, swears by Floristy in NYC. She uses them for all of her floral arrangements and tablescapes. 

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Whole Foods

They actually have a great selection! Whole Foods is where I always buy my blue and white hydrangeas.

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Your Local Flower or Farmer’s Market

If you can make the trek, it’s worth it. The best of the best will be here...and for a really good price! In LA, I go to the flower market downtown when I’m wanting something unique like chrysanthemums.

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Trader Joes

You can’t beat their prices on orchids – and you can’t go wrong with white orchids! They also have an incredible selection of fresh wreaths, holly, berries, and greens at great prices during the holidays.


BALLOONS

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Geronimo in LA:

If you’re searching for something elaborate, LA-based Geronimo designs the best colorful balloon art. Great for creating a massive wall of balloons for the background of a photo wall or entrance. 

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Balloon Saloon NY

A great NYC based balloon shop! All my east coast girlfriends use them for their parties. 

"If you want to recreate any type of luxe balloon, Etsy has them all. You’ll just need to rent out a helium tank from a party supply store like Party City."

- Molly

Lola's Confetti Shop

Sweet Lulu

Budget-friendly balloons you can shop online. They offer each individually so you’re able to mix and match. Their marbleized latex balloons are such a cool look!

Magnolia Bloom Boutique

  for affordable options.

Any Occasions Balloons

If you ever wondered where I source my favorite confetti filled balloons for all my parties, this is where they come from


Children's Party Decorations

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Meri Meri

This store is my absolute favorite for fun, printed paper plates, cups, party hats, specialty balloon kits, you name it! They have these sparkly, star party wands we bought for Scar’s Unicorn party!

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My Little Day

A great site if you are having a themed party. They have everything from tropical to dinosaurs to … you name it. Pick a theme, and it becomes your one stop shop.

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Lovelane Designs

Check them out if your party calls for superhero capes, angel wings, or princess crowns. Brooks and Scarlett are obsessed!

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Oh Happy Day

The CUTEST party plates!
I also love their pre-made favor bags. 

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Fawn Shoppe

Tons of options from all different brands. Make sure to check out their fun themed party favors and gift bags!  

Oriental Trading Company

 A classic. Super inexpensive and I like that you can buy in bulk. For Brooks’ superhero themed 5th birthday, we bought all the masks here! 100 for under $10? Not bad!  

Woodstock London

 Cute flower headbands for little girls! They look so cute in party photos. The cost is around $20 but they can be reworn. These are so sweet for children’s portraits too. 

Etsy

What doesn’t Etsy have? I love the fact that all of the decorations are handmade so it feels more unique. If you can’t find what you are looking for in a traditional retailer, you will likely find it here!  


Hostess Gifts

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Simone LeBlanc Boxes

Simone makes gift giving so easy. For a hostess gift, she offers TONS of different options including champagne, a luxe candle, truffles, a succulent, you name it. It’s always fun to receive something wrapped up in a nice package.

"Candles: I mentioned my favorite brands + scents in chapter 2, but these great places score gift-worthy ones."
- Molly