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How to Throw a Baby Shower Like an Event Planner

They say it takes a village to raise a child – and in my experience, it also takes a village to throw a baby shower! Luckily as one of Austin’s most sought after wedding planners, Emily Leach has friends in all the right places. When she announced she was pregnant with her little boy Levi […]

This is One Of Our All-Time Favorite Love Stories

photography by Laura Alexandra Editor’s note: Is there anything better than a great love story? On a day that’s largely constructed around testing our gift-giving skills and planning the perfect date night, we’re thrilled to take a step back from all that and present a story that brings us back to the root of it all. A […]

A Bohemian Backyard Dinner Party

Sometimes the best nights out are the nights we stay in. Today, Houston calligrapher Meg Grant is sharing her recent backyard dinner party with us. She handcrafted everything from the invitations and place cards, to the menus and bar signage. Scroll down to check out her thoughtful floral arrangements and learn how to host your own family-style […]

Raspberry & Ricotta Crêpes with Fresh Berries

I’ll never forget my first crêpe: it was sophomore year, and my high school French teacher, Ms. Baysinger,  brought a burner to class and taught us how to make the the classic version that we stuffed full of nutella and whipped cream. I remember feeling so sophisticated as I swirled the batter in the pan, yielding […]

Your Foolproof Guide to Making Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

We’re fine with forgoing many of the Valentine’s clichés, but the one tradition that never goes out of style is indulging in a chocolate-covered strawberry (or 5) every season. There’s just something about the sweet and decadent combination of fresh strawberries and rich chocolate that sparks a little romance, plus, fruit is healthy, right? Since many store-bought […]

18 Gorgeous Lingerie Sets That Are Valentine’s Worthy

*image via ohhh lulu  “If you’re wearing lingerie that makes you feel glamorous, you’re halfway there to turning heads,” We love this quote from Elle McPherson because it so exemplifies the transformative power of a good set of lingerie. Whether it’s just for yourself, or to be shared with someone special, a beautiful undergarment can change […]

Lather Up With This Valentine’s Day Bar Soap

As we were discussing our upcoming Valentine’s Day adventures here at the CS office, we started reminiscing on how much we loved celebrating V-Day when we were kids. We all have memories of decorating a shoebox and having our friends at school stuff it with handmade Valentines. This year we’re helping you get in on the fun […]

Skip The Spa With These Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday. Talk about inconvenient! After spending all day at work, the last thing we want to do is get all gussied up and go out to dinner with our beaus at an overcrowded restaurant. So this year, we’re staying in. A home cooked meal, a refreshing bottle of champagne, […]

Chocolate Espresso and Raspberry Swirl Meringues To Wow Your Valentine

Let’s just say that my first attempt at meringues was less-than-perfect (blaming it on Camille’s malfunctioning oven.) The bright side? Apart from making s’mores by sandwiching our burnt meringues between graham crackers, it also allowed me more opportunity to practice getting these just perfect. Turns out, consistency and oven temperature are key ingredients for these to look as good as […]

This Stunning Wedding Took The Indoor Plant Trend To A New Level

Australia has been at the top of my travel wish list for quite some time. You can just feel the effortlessly cool vibe that the entire country radiates, even from halfway across the world. So it’s no surprise that we all swooned when we spotted the photos from Stephanie Robertson’s timeless, botanical-inspired wedding at her family’s vineyard […]

20 Chocolate Desserts To Seduce Your Valentine

For many, the words “Valentine’s Day” bring to mind visions of cheesy cards, stuffed animals and boxed chocolates. Bleh. Around the Camille Styles office, we’re in favor of ditching the clichés… but the chocolate can stay. The chocolate can always stay. This Valentine’s Day, we’re taking it to the next level with decadent homemade recipes that are sure to […]

Jam-Filled Gluten-Free Muffins

These muffins took a few tries to get just perfect because, well, gluten-free baking is not for the faint of heart. I wanted these to be worthy of Valentine’s Day breakfast, which means that they needed to taste moist and sweet and more indulgent than they actually are. And finally, after a few tries that didn’t […]

The 5 Things You Should Know About Buying Champagne

photo from tuula Jessica Sanders is a professional champagne drinker and the co-owner of the award-winning bars drink.well. and Backbeat in Austin, Texas.  From Jessica: I should have known long ago that I was destined to work in the liquor business. When I was a little girl, I never had tea parties. Instead, my dolls and […]

Chai Spiced Poached Pears with Mascarpone

editor’s note: We’re so excited to have our friend and frequent collaborator, Ashleigh Amoroso, sharing one of her favorite holiday recipes on the blog today. Ashleigh is an editorial photographer based in Austin who shoots lots of the food you’ve seen here on the site, and whose own Instagram account we’re completely addicted to thanks to her sophisticated and moody food […]

17 Hot Chocolate Recipes That’ll Make You Want To Give Up Coffee

“But first, coffee,” is how most mornings start at the Camille Styles office. And as the sole member of the team who isn’t crazy about coffee (or tea for that matter), I’m usually left with nothing warm to sip on. However, when the weather starts cooling down, I finally get to break out my mugs […]

Our 14 Best Holiday Parties of All Time

It’s no surprise that the Camille Styles team loves any excuse to get together, and this time of year, parties come in all shapes and sizes. From full on dinner parties, to cookie decorating, to cozy nights in, we’ve done it all, and today we’re rounding up all of our favorite festive creations to date. Scroll down to […]

Vegan Orange Gingerbread Cookies

Cookie decorating has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. When I was a kid, my mom would throw Christmas cookie decorating parties every December. In the center of the table she would pile mounds of homemade sugar and gingerbread dough, and my friends and I would spend hours making cookies in all shapes […]