Posts tagged "Table Settings"

I’m a Better Painter When I Drink

I’m a Better Painter When I Drink
Like speaking a foreign language, dancing, and singing, I am a much better painter when I drink*. Admittedly, the bar is low, because I am a really, really horrendous painter. And drawer, which apparently helps with painting. Luckily, when my friend decided to have a painting party for her big 3-0 celebration, she understood the... Read more »

Design Inspiration from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Design Inspiration from Bocas del Toro, Panama
One of my favorite parts about traveling is soaking in the art and design of the different places I am visiting. Perhaps it’s being away from the rushed routine of normal life, or perhaps it’s simply seeing things for the first time, but whatever it is, my mind always seems particularly open – and keen... Read more »

Scrumptious Hanukkah Table Settings

Scrumptious Hanukkah Table Settings
For all my Hanukkah celebrating friends, Happy Hanukkah!  It sure snuck up early this year.  And if you haven’t quite gotten around to planning your Hanukkah celebration, no worries, there’s still another weekend to go (with it being 8 days and all).  Here’s some table setting eye candy for inspiration: I think this table setting... Read more »
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A Children’s Books Themed Baby Shower for a Book-Loving Family

A Children’s Books Themed Baby Shower for a Book-Loving Family
This past weekend, I threw a baby shower for one of my good friends. My co-conspirator planner and I had such a great time planning the shower, both because the shower was a (successful!) surprise (mom-to-be thought it was a later weekend and a much smaller affair), and because we came up with the perfect... Read more »

Dinner Parties: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (whew...I was busy!)

Dinner Parties: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (whew...I was busy!)
One of my very favorite things to do is have a dinner party. It’s actually why I went to culinary arts school – I think few things bring people together like food……and wine(!) – and I wanted to feel comfortable in the kitchen so I could throw a party sans stress. I held my first... Read more »
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