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Inside Our Sunday Funday in the New Backyard (The Video!)

The countdown to summer has officially begun, which only means one thing: backyard barbecue and patio party season. We had so much fun teaming up with Target to show y’all how we transformed the patio at Camille Styles HQ into the ultimate party spot. To celebrate the feeling of sweet summer freedom that overcomes us […]

How to Throw a Sunday Funday on a Budget

photos by kristen kilpatrick We’ve been counting down to summer by prepping the patio at the Camille Styles Bungalow for outdoor party season! To break it in, we invited our crew to join us for a Sunday Funday full of laid-back eats and sips with a Moroccan twist inspired by our patio decor; add great music and […]

A Low-Key Dinner Party in Camille’s Blooming Backyard

For the past month, every time I step outside my back door I feel immediately transported to the South of France. It’s all thanks to a weeklong trip that Adam and I took to St. Tropez in June six years ago, where we got inspired by our hotel’s endless walls of blooming jasmine vines, then […]

A Beachy Memorial Day Dinner Party

The countdown to summer has begun, and I consider Memorial Day weekend to be the official kickoff. This year, since my birthday happens to fall the day after, we’re inviting friends for a dinner party on the back patio with food coming straight off the grill and a “bare feet required” dress code. When our […]

How to Throw a Beauty Brunch for Moms & Their Minis

There’s really only one rule for a great Mother’s Day: whatever you do, it should be relaxing. This year we’ve been thinking a lot about self-care, and fun little relaxation rituals you can perform in your own home. That lead us to the idea for this year’s Mother’s Day get together — a mother/daughter spa-inspired […]

A Rainbow Picnic That’ll Make Earth Day Your New Favorite Holiday

There’s really no way to bring us down this time of year. The sun’s out, wildflowers are in full bloom, and the farmer’s market is quite literally bursting with fresh produce. As a result, we’re walking around with an ever-so-slight pep in our steps, and just about the only question on our minds is “When’s the next […]

Behind The Scenes of Our House Party in the Hills!

I’m just going to say it: this year’s House Party In The Hills blew past years’ out of the water. This was our third annual bash during SXSW, and thanks to perfect weather, our amazing partners at Who What Wear and Madewell, and a hard-to-beat guest list, it was one for the books. With a […]

A Southern-Style Dinner Party to Celebrate Spring!

Y’all, the countdown has begun: we’re only two weeks away from the first day of spring! Why not pick a free Saturday on your calendar and invite friends to your back patio (or a nearby picnic spot) to celebrate with an open air dinner party? When warmer temps arrive, I want to eat as many […]

How to Throw a House Party in Your 30s

It turns out that throwing a house party in your thirties is (like a lot of things) not much different than it was in your twenties, only undeniably better. The main difference is this: all that hard partying experience you now have enables you to host a bash where A) the cops don’t show up, […]

A Valentine’s Day Dinner Party You Have to See to Believe

For regular readers, Timothy Corrigan needs no introduction. Our behind-the-scenes look into a holiday dinner party at his French chateau years ago is still buzzed about; his springtime al fresco lunch gave us total landscaping envy; and his casually elegant Easter brunch gave us a first glimpse into Timothy’s West Coast home. Oh, and as unofficial president of […]

Make Someone’s Valentine’s Day With A Treat That Isn’t Sweet

Mackenzie Anne Smith is a woman after my own heart. What makes us kindred spirits, you ask? It’s simple: our shared belief that everything tastes better with a carby starchy doughy element. While I’ve perfected the art of eating things-stuffed-in-pastry (or, pocket foods as today’s guest would say) Mackenzie has mastered the art of actually making them on the […]

How to Throw a Hot Pot Dinner Party

The end of January may not be the most expected time to throw a dinner party, but I think it’s actually perfect. Hear me out. The holidays are over (pressure’s off!), it’s too cold to really want to go out, but everyone’s going stir-crazy from being at home so many nights in a row. Trust […]

Why Vision Boarding is Our New Favorite Girls Night

January is one of our favorite months at Team CS because we have time to dive deep into headier topics like mindfulness and personal goals. With 2017 firmly in the rear view mirror, we thought it would be fun to use our first day back in the office to define our resolutions for the new […]

This Cozy Brunch Makes Us Wish the Holidays Lasted Forever

The gifts have been ripped opened and you’ve said buh-bye to your Christmas Spotify station (until next year), but between now and New Years, you’ve still got a few days of celebrating to do. Since many of us have some time off work this week, it’s the perfect time to invite a few friends for a […]