1. Oscars Viewing Party with Stella Artois

    This year I am hosting an Oscars viewing party with Stella Artois by supporting their amazing initiative to help water.org. With every purchase of their “Buy a Lady a Drink” Limited Edition Chalices {as seen in this post}, Stella Artois will donate 5 years of clean drinking water to women in the developing world. So what better way to watch the Oscars than do so while supporting an amazing cause!! To prep for the party, I set up my family room with drinks, appetizers, popcorn, Oscar Ballot Cards, and photo-friendly props!

    First things first, I set up a display of Limited Edition and Classic Stella Chalices so people could help themselves to drinks! Then I filled coupe glasses with truffled popcorn, one per guest! Then no FH party would be complete without an over-the-top cheese board. Manchego, salami, bread sticks, and bowls of jalapeño olives, cornichons, and organic raisin nut crackers, the finishing touch, sliced apples, cucumbers and dates!

    Also, Stella Artois teamed up with fashion designer Marchesa to make a custom gown inspired by the beautiful Limited-Edition Chalices, so be sure to be on the lookout while watching!!

    For a closer look at the limited edition chalices, see the amazing packaging below! Each chalice pattern was modeled from a piece of art specific to that Country. How amazing is it that you can score cool glasses for your party while supporting water.org. Purchase a chalice at BuyALadyADrink.com.

    Have a fun Oscars-filled weekend!!

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

    Thank you to Stella Artois for sponsoring this post.
  2. Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey and candied almonds

    Last week I recapped the event I hosted with BJ’s Wholesale Club and shared how I used all BJ’s products to style an NYC apartment AND host a party for NYC editors and bloggers. For the party we served BJ’s exclusive brand Wellsley Farms for the event’s food and drinks {I mean, of course we did, they have everything!!}. So today I wanted to share one of my favorite appetizer recipes that I was inspired to whip up with their products once I got home! The recipe calls for Wellsley Farms whole wheat baguette, Wellsley Farms goat cheese, honey, and slivered candied almonds! Ingredients: Wellsley…

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  3. Spring Tablescape Inspiration & Styling Tips

    Photos by Camille Styles I haven’t shared some inspirational photos in a while, so as I prepare for a range of outdoor photoshoots, I wanted to show you guys some of the beautiful work I came across in the process. Everyone asks me where I get inspired for my own tablescapes, and my answer totally ranges. Sometimes I am inspired by a single floral arrangement, and other times, a unique detail {for example, how cute are the “apple placards” in the next photo!}. I will say that I am constantly pinning photos on my Pinterest boards and often times printing them out to…

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  4. Updating your Doors with Schlage

    Last year I changed the interior and exterior door handles to Schlage and it has completely enhanced my home technologically and aesthetically! When we bought our home last year, the knobs were a hodgepodge of mis-matched golds, most of which were tarnished. I wanted sleek new knobs that matched our aesthetic, with Schlage I found just that. For my powder room and bedroom doors {featured above}, I chose the Birmingham Lever with Wakefield trim Bed & Bath Lock in Satin Nickel which has privacy locking. Then for the doors that have a deadbolt {the the doors to my patio and pool below}, I chose the Accent Lever…

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  5. Dinner Party Spotlight: Verda of Mode Living

    I am excited to feature Verda, the co-founder of Mode Living as today’s newest FH Dinner Party Series Guest. The company Mode Living should sound familiar by now, as I use their tablecloths in nearly all of my tablescapes that I create for my blog. Firstly, because they are elegant gorgeous prints and amazing quality, and secondly, because they are stain {including wine!!} resistant, making shoots much less stressful if there is an accidental spill!! I am so excited to share Verda’s spring-inspired table today, using linens from her own collection! Q & A: FH: Tell me a quick bio…

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