1. Summer Night BBQ with Villeroy & Boch

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    This summer we love to spend our Sunday nights grilling and eating out on our patio. Our dinner go-to is an assortment of chicken and steak kabobs, so I had been on the the hunt for new grilling pieces so our dinners would be FH worthy. Perfectly enough Villeroy & Boch introduced me to their BBQ collection, which includes elegant skewers, kabob plates, and more, so I couldn’t wait to turn up the heat at my next gathering {literally!}. Today I am excited to share all of my finds with a look at our latest feast, a swoon worthy occasion! I recommend you light up the grill in preparation!

    For tonight’s table I kept it simple. At each place setting I laid a Kim Seybert bamboo placemat, then a Villeroy & Boch blue charger, then a folded Sferra linen napkin, and a classic white dinner plate on top. Paired with V&B’s Classica silverware and their blue boston ‘double old fashioned’ glasses which I actually like for water, it feels almost nautical with the array of blue and whites! Then for the center of the table I alternated V&B blue and white square vases with a mix of ‘organic’ arrangements created by the floral team at Kitanim; a beautiful assortment of hydrangeas, queen anne’s lace, veronicas, and viburnum berries.

    Alongside my table I made a buffet of my favorite summer dinner items. Kabobs of chicken, onions, and peppers {I am in love with the V&B silver kabob skewers – I actually hadn’t seen really fancy skewers prior to these, and I love how long they are, making them extra safe for grilling!}. I placed them on my kabob platter that has little slots for each kabob. Next I made a light salad with arugula, mandarins, and strawberries, a dish of baked beans, and platter of blue corn chips and fresh salsa. I put my desserts and drinks on a separate bar cart filled with mini key lime pies and sliced watermelon and strawberries. Casual but so delicious, I couldn’t envision a better way to spend a summer night! Be sure to shop the post below.

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    Thank you to Villeroy & Boch for partnering on this post.

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

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  2. Bridal Shower Dessert Bar

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    I was so excited to be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings this weekend where I shared eight tips to creating a beautiful bridal shower dessert bar. From the flowers, to the menu, to the personalized décor, I shared my go-to Esty shops for customized straws to the cutest celebratory cake toppers {see the post here}. Today I wanted to share more photos from the shoot with a closer look at the dessert table {ie. some never before seen footage!}… here are the details.

    I started by accessorizing my table, stacking a pile of pastel coffee table books, sprinkling in candles, and placing geometric jars that I had at my house. Even if your shower is at a restaurant, pack yourself a bag of pretty props to add that little something to the display. Anything that says “love” is a given, or even a pretty framed photo of the couple is too cute! Next I went with all mini bottles for my drinks. Pamplonne Rosé cans on one end, and Chandon Rosé mini bottles on the other end. I made sure to have an array of straws for guests to pop in the bottles. Then over the top flowers is what sets any dessert table apart and this display doesn’t disappoint. All in the white and pink family, I did everything from a tall vase of white hydrangea to bowls of white roses. How cute is the hooray cake topper that I stuck in an arrangement? Who said you have to use them on cakes? My favorite touch was an assortment of small H&M vases, each filled with a single rose or ranunculus, to serve as the perfect take-home party favor for each guest.

    To end the party I took my gold-rimmed coupe glasses and created a champagne tower for everyone to cheers the bride one last time! Hope you enjoyed this closer look, and see the rest of my tips here!

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    Photography by Wild Native Co

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  3. Tea Time & Summer Meetings with H&M Home

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    I have been so busy the last few weeks working on new partnerships and planning events, which has meant tons of meetings. So while many people prefer to have their back and forths via email or over the phone, I always prefer to have mine in person, and whenever possible, in my home. Why my house and not some trendy coffee shop? Because my house is a reflection of the Fashionable Hostess brand {so of course I throw a tour in the mix} but also because I take the opportunity to set up a cute spread for us to enjoy!

    Remember I did a collaboration with H&M Home back in September sharing my picks from their home collection? Well they have the cutest entertaining pieces right now – specifically these sweet gold speckled tea cups and saucers and small porcelain bowls, and then how gorgeous are these vintage inspired relief-patterned glasses?! The tea cups immediately excited to me to serve tea and treats at my summer meetings, and just like the rest of my home, they were right on brand {and totally instagram worthy!!}. I couldn’t wait to share this perfectly girly set up with guests!

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    On the menu for my meetings: refreshing summer teas like watermelon and blueberry served in the H&M tea cups. Then sweet treats, like mini cupcakes {from Mishas Cupcakes in Miami} and little boxes of specialty candy, like these gummy pigs, from Sugarfina. For decor, I also picked up H&M Home gold candlesticks {in large and small} which I placed in the window sill next to a few decorative boxes.

    Then you guys know I am such a fresh flower person… well, I was recently introduced to Venus et Fleur, a flower company that does these stunning boxes of roses that last an entire year! I kid you not! Due to a special proprietary formula that the roses are treated with by the team (totally safe, non-toxic and FDA approved), they are preserved and gorgeous to enjoy for an entire year! You can customize the color of the roses and the box color and shape, so I chose pink roses with a classic white box to match my office. Lastly, to take notes, I always have the cutest notepads and calendars handy for guests {which also serves as a “thanks for coming” gift!}. This todo list is from Emily Ley and the calendar from HomeGoods.

    Be sure to shop some of my other H&M finds at the bottom of this post {I am also in love with this textured gold-rimmed pitcher and gold pineapple serving dish!}. Cheers to a productive end of summer! May all of your meetings be this pretty and productive!

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    Thank you to H&M Home for partnering on this post.

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively Photography

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