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Monochromatic Monday :: Natural Selection

If you’re a person who loves design, you may find yourself prone to short-lived love affairs with trends (read: phases). I’m no different, I’ve been through neon jeans, ikat prints, and yes — I even had my moment with the chevron. That’s why when I find something that appeals to my “forever taste”, I know… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Citrus & Sorbet

It started with those popsicles… I spotted them and suddenly I could taste summer. There’s just something about those hot colors that just screams fun-in-the-sun, and the weather in Austin is calling for just that. With temps in the 70′s & 80′s, clear skies and cool breezes, we’ve had the most gorgeous few days, and popsicles, sorbet… read more

Entertaining With :: Maile Roberts-Loring

In 1967, Maile Roberts-Loring’s dad and grandparents sat down to come up with a list of 54 things they should do together as a family. Opening The Salt Lick was 14 on the list. Forty seven years later, business is still booming and the Salt Lick has become an iconic figure on the BBQ scene.… read more

Outdoor Entertaining with Bright.Bazaar

Will Taylor, known in the UK as the quintessentially colorful “Mr. Bazaar,” is publishing his first entertaining book that our office is simply dying over. We have always loved his use of hues on his blog Bright.Bazaar, but the visionary book takes it up a notch with vivid photographs and distinct inspirational images. Bright.Bazaar: Embracing Colour for Make-You-Smile… read more

Down and Derby with Julia Lake & Brita Olsen

Don’t have a ticket to Churchill Downs this weekend? Never fear — NYC-based party planners Julia Lake and Brita Olsen have stepped in to show us how to host a fantastic Kentucky Derby watching party, no travel necessary. With charming Southern details and a dedicated “gentlemen’s bar” this is one party the boys will love,… read more

Entertaining With :: Libbie Summers

I can almost smell the weekend, you guys, and all the food and parties and outdoor revelry that come with it. With soaking-up-the-sun and outdoor entertaining on our minds, we turned to one of the most creative and unconventional hostesses we know: Libbie Summers is the co-creator of the super inspirational Salted and Styled blog, and… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Etched in Stone

There’s an old French proverb that says, “Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.” Such a lovely way to express the idea that, while negative thoughts and emotions slip from memory, we should keep the gracious acts of others front and center in our hearts. There’s nothing that conveys permanence better than marble (just take… read more

10 Best :: Spring Floral Arrangements

Spring is in the air! Granted, the weekend forecast in Austin is looking a bit icky, but we’ve got bright, blossoming florals on the brain nonetheless. Whether you’re attending a spring wedding, planning a seasonal dinner party or simply wandering outdoors in search of wildflowers, there’s no better time of year to surround yourself with… read more

Spring Lunch Under the Trees

It feels like it was just yesterday that we posted Timothy Corrigan’s out-of-this-world holiday entertaining style at the fabulous Château du Grand-Lucé. Five months later, the temperatures are steadily on the rise in the Loire Valley, and Timothy’s transitioning his parties from dinners by candlelight, to lunch in the garden. We caught up with the interior designer… read more

Mother’s Day Brunching for a Cause

A few months ago, I met Christy Turlington and got to hear her own birth story, as well as the story behind the birth of the nonprofit she founded, Every Mother Counts. I was deeply affected by what EMC is doing to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for moms and babies around the world, and knew… read more

A Whimsical Fantasy Feast

Alice in Wonderland meets Where the Wild Things Are — this is where inspiration for this kids’ fantasy land feast began. Floral designer Carly Blair of Margot Blair and photographer Carli Kiene of Inked Fingers teamed up to create and capture the whimsical wonderland. “I work a lot in the wedding industry, where the atmosphere… read more