Hosting Tips

This Israeli Menu is Perfect For Your End-of-Summer Party

There’s nothing I love more than hanging by the pool at my apartment complex. This time of year, we’ll often set up shop out there early in the afternoon and camp out until long after dinner time, enjoying wine, beer, and freshly grilled food for hours. The only issue? Our building, like all public pools, has […]

This Is The Secret to Making Your Next Dinner Party Unforgettable

I’m starting to realize that when it comes to the art of the dinner party, our European friends have got it figured out. In contrast to the harried and high-stress entertaining situations that many of us find ourselves in, where the focus is often more about impressing guests than just enjoying an evening together, gatherings in Italy, Spain, and […]

An Italy Reunion Happy Hour

It’s hard to believe that already a month has passed since our epic team trip to Italy. It was such a special week for our team, and a time that really bonded us closer than we’ve ever been before. Travel has a way of doing that. There were so many inside jokes, funny moments, and […]

Pool Party & Pig Roast at Camille’s House

There are few things I love more in life than spending a weekend in the swimming pool with friends, and come summer months we try to squeeze in as many of those days as possible. But for this year’s Fourth of July fête, we decided to go whole hog with the menu, pun intended. I’d long […]

A Fourth of July Picnic with Target

Last week, Phoebe and I headed to Houston to celebrate Fourth of July early with our friends at Target, along with a fun group of blogger and editors – and their kids! We decked out this rooftop spot as the ultimate summer picnic: think bright colors and patterns, food fresh off the grill, and a do-it-yourself snow […]

A Very Texan Fourth of July

When we teamed up with Stubb’s BBQ to create a Fourth of July gathering that’s all about the best Texas-style brisket, I knew just who to call: Jeff Trucksess is known as the grill master among our friends, and I’ve been pestering him for ages about spilling his secrets on the blog. A few of us […]

A Skewer Soirée for Fourth of July

Last week, Phoebe announced that moving forward, she wanted to eat all her food skewered on a stick. And can you blame her? There’s something inherently more fun about veggies when they’re in kebab form, and as summertime grilling reaches its peak, I’ve been experimenting with skewering just about everything, from corn to brussels sprouts […]

Hello, Summer! Our Backyard BBQ with Target

I’ve always been a total summer girl, and my favorite moments of the season are backyard barbecues with friends and family: burgers on the grill, lemonade in hand, and everyone’s moods as sunny as the Austin weather forecast. With Father’s Day around the corner and an entire season devoted to outdoor entertaining ahead, our latest […]

Inside Our Second Annual Get Healthy Get Together

Sunshine and Saturdays are two of our favorite things. So when you put those together and add in hundreds of our Austin readers, well, we’d call that a pretty great day. This past weekend we all met up at The Long Center for a morning barre class with MOD Fitness, a relaxing meditation led by Kate […]

We Just Took Office Birthdays to a New Level

It’s an unspoken truth: when your birthday falls on the weekend, getting a year older is something to be celebrated. But when it falls on the middle of the week, well, it can be a bit of a bummer. Around these parts, however, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. So when we realized that sweet Carmen had a birthday […]

6 Mother’s Day DIYs That Are So Easy, You Have No Excuse

With Mother’s Day falling right at the beginning of Summer, I’ll be the first to admit that in the past I’ve been guilty of letting the warm weather distract me from doing right by mama. Thinking up the perfect gift and planning a memorable day can be daunting, so this year our advice is: Don’t overthink it! Getting together […]

The Best Woven Bags of Summer 2017

The idea of toting a straw bag to the beach is nothing new. This year, however, we’re seeing woven bags venture out of the sand and into, well, just about everywhere. From dressier clutches to casual cross-bodies, it seems all our favorite bag shapes have been given beachy make-unders that make them perfect for summer […]

This Hidden Hacienda Was Begging For a Cinco de Mayo Party

Why wait for Memorial Day? Here at the CS office, we say summer starts on May 5, and Cinco de Mayo may be our all-time favorite holiday. We’ll do anything for a mouth-watering margarita on a warm spring day, and can’t get enough of Mexican-inspired ruffled tops and embroidered blouses. After hearing about Jenn’s recent vacation to Hotel […]

How to Host the Ultimate Spring Brunch (Just in Time for Easter!)

*photos by ashleigh amoroso The excitement is still going strong after last week’s announcement about my new gig as Target’s entertaining expert, and we’re kicking things off today with the inspiration behind the spring brunch we hosted together in LA — and of course, all the tips and shopping sources you need to recreate the […]

This Bunny-Themed Shower Is Everything We Love About Spring

Spring has sprung, and I couldn’t be more excited! This season always fills me with a sense of fresh beginnings, and this year is no exception. It feels like so many women I know are expecting or have new little ones in their households. When I was a baby, my mom decked out my nursery in Peter […]

Video! Camille’s House Party with Who What Wear

video by Peyton Frank Last weekend, we teamed up with Who What Wear to throw a big ‘ole house party at my place during SXSW! Head over here for all the party details and watch the video above to see the party in action. *big thanks to our party partners! WhoWhatWear, kate spade new york, W3LL PEOPLE, Veuve […]

House Party at Camille’s Place!

photos by Paige Newton Last weekend, we teamed up with Who What Wear to throw a big ‘ole house party at my place during SXSW, and y’all – it was pretty epic if I do say so myself. Despite the rain, guests came out in droves for the delish Vietnamese fare by Elizabeth Street Café, colorful […]