Tag Archives: entertaining

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


DIY :: Egg-Holder Place Cards

We’re big proponents of the place card — not only does it save your guests a game of musical chairs, but something about it is the perfect cherry-on-top to any place setting design. Above all, I love when a place card is both functional and decorative (remember these?)… and since Easter is all about setting… read more


Entertaining With :: Justine & Pierre

Even if you’ve never met Justine and Pierre, there’s a good chance you’ve had a taste of what they cook up at their dinner parties. As the creative and culinary masterminds behind the famed Justine’s, the talented duo has taken their talents to the masses, serving up mouth-watering french fare at their East Austin restaurant.… read more


Entertaining with :: Haylie Duff

Haylie Duff is a girl who seems to have it all… yet somehow manages to stay completely down to earth, unpretentious and downright fun. She’s already a triple threat talent (actress, musician and food blogger) and now she’s just added the title of “cookbook author” to her resume with the recent publication of The Real… read more


Entertaining With :: Timothy Corrigan

A little bit of insider info: we plan our editorial calendar out way in advance… especially when it comes to the holiday season. Over the last couple months, we’ve been planning for features like last week’s giveaways, our 12 Tastes of Christmas series, and everything that falls in between. While we work hard to stick to our regular programming,… read more


Entertaining with :: Natasha Esch

You know how sometimes, you hear someone’s name pop up multiple times within the span of a week and you wonder if it might be some kind of sign? Over the last few months, Natasha Esch (and her inimitable Hampton’s store MONC XIII) have quite literally been everywhere – from Goop to Lonny to Vanity… read more


Field Trip :: Sushi Making Party at Uchiko

If you’re an Austinite, Uchiko needs no explanation — the centrally located Japanese farmhouse dining & sushi restaurant is legendary around these parts, and happens to be my personal go-to spot for just about any special occasion (It’s President’s Day, you say? Guess we have to celebrate at Uchiko!) Both Uchi and Uchiko have been… read more


hostess style with kate spade new york

There’s no better opportunity to play with style and decor than the holidays. As guests, we find the details of a thoughtfully set table to be every bit as enjoyable as the food! And on the hostess side, we love the chance to surprise our friends and family with an unexpected theme or chic new… read more


Entertaining with :: Ann Lowe

If there was an Ann Lowe fan club, I’d be a charter member. This creative gal-about-town is so multitalented that you’d almost hate her… if she wasn’t so darn sweet and lovable. She’s an interior designer, prop stylist and culinary artiste, and no doubt has a few other hidden talents of which I’m not even… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Persimmon

If you’ve never tasted a persimmon, please add it to the top of your to-do list this week. They’re in their prime ripeness this time of year, and the flavor is really unlike any other fruit. I first fell in love with the small orange delights during my time in Israel years ago, where they… read more