How to throw an awesome backyard movie night.

Hi! Last week was a doozy! I was a bridesmaid in Courtney's wedding, interviewed Leandra, founder of  Man Repeller in front of hundreds of women for Women Exceed, a non profit I work with that helps women entrepreneurs, and last, I threw our first party at the new house, a backyard movie night for Cookie's 8th birthday. I don't think I ever EVER had a party this fun in my entire life! The night was warm, the kids were so happy, after the party was over the adults sat up drinking beer and eating left over birthday cake in the tent until midnight. It had the vibes of an amazing summer night... I … [Read more...]

Entertaining | An Ikea Place setting

Everything in my house is from Ikea, and I love it. We've only been in the house a few weeks, but we had our first little impromptu family meal this weekend. I took precisely two photos. Not the most amazing table ever, would be better with this matte black  silverware, but I thought I'd give you all a chance to see those 79 cent dishtowels/napkins doing their thing! Love the plates too. The napkin rings are Nate Berkus for Target. Here are the links! Tablecloth, Plate,  napkin, Napkin ring, pitcher, Chair, Table.  Hope you all had a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Hermes Carnets d’Equateur Tableware

‘Nature is so beautiful that adding to it serves no purpose’ – Robert Dallet (1923 – 2006) Hermes Carnets d’Equateur tableware with drawings by artist Robert Dallet is simply gorgeous. Taking a turn for the wild side - the tableware features jaguars, lions, tigers, elephants, toucans and more. Artist and Naturalist, Robert Dallet devoted his life to drawing animals from every continent of the globe, from pumas and ocelots to elephants, parakeets and ibis. Dallet drew tons of sketches until he got every aspect right.  This unique inventory which was his life’s work is comprised of eighty … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving 2015!

Every year I host my family for Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year. (You can see how much better I got at it, because it's all here on the blog!)  This year I was lucky enough to have both my side and David's side over - a total of 23 people including kids! Every year, my favorite part is the table setting. (Last year Goop instagrammed my table!) I use my wedding china - it has a feeling of abundance perfect for thanksgiving- and fresh veggies to decorate. I try to tie in rustic elements, with linen and twine and loose sweet flowers. Those elements counter act the ornate place … [Read more...]

TABLETOP | Surrey Lane Lookbook.

Last spring, when I was 8.5 months pregnant, I shot and styled (with an amazing team) a beautiful lookbook for the Brooklyn based tabletop store Surrey Lane. We shot in an absolutely lovely home, and I really love the shoot and all the photos, and seeing as how we are now heading into "entertaining season" I thought it would be a good time to post lots of photos of bars and drinks...  Truth be told, the shoot kind of got lost in the shuffle of my life, because I had the baby right afterward. I'm currently in the process of doing what I like to call "Administrative" tasks for my household … [Read more...]