1. Hosting a Holiday Soiree with Lillet

    This Holiday season I am hosting endless Holiday Parties so today I wanted to share a look at a gorgeous one I hosted in partnership with Lillet. Not familiar with Lillet? It’s a delicious aperitif wine that originated in the 1800’s in Podensac, France. Being a wine ‘aperitif’, it is a fabulous and fancy ‘pre’ or ‘post’ dinner drink, which is perfect for serving on an extra special occasion like the Holidays.

    So for my latest Holiday gathering, I wanted to create a beautiful ‘welcome’ drink cart featuring options of Lillet’s white, red, and their newest, rosé blends, accompanied by festive toppings! Read on for festive party tips and inspiration, including a Lillet Spritz Cocktail that I highly recommend including at your Holiday Party!

    To make my dining room festive for the Holidays I hung garlands {which were filled with silver ornaments, ribbons, and lights!} above my dining room mirror. The twinkling of the lights during dinner really sets such a romantic mood. Then for my table’s centerpiece I chose candles over flowers. Something about the glowing light {especially matched back to the garland lights} feels so magical. If you want to avoid mess and cleanup I recommend splurging on flawless ones! Opting for candle centerpieces over flowers is a great idea for those of you entertaining multiple times because you will save tons of time and headache avoiding back and forths to the flower shop.

    For my Lillet cocktails drinks I chose especially sophisticated glassware, vintage crystal coupe glasses with beautiful crystal-cut detailing. Having such elegant glasses really dresses up the drinks! Then, being the Holidays I thought I would provide an array of festive toppings for guests to add to their spirits. Cranberries, rosemary and pomegranate seeds, finished off with Merry Christmas drink stirrers. Guests love the DIY element and I love the colors for the Holidays!

    My Lillet Spritz Cocktail Recipe:

    • Two parts Lillet Blanc
    • Four parts soda water
    • a teaspoon of cranberries and pomegranates
    • rosemary sprig for garnish

    Then to accompany my beautiful drinks, I decorated my bar cart with fancy Holiday decorations like glass nutcrackers, Simon Pearce Bubble Glass Trees, and mini flocked trees. If your room is over-flowing with guests, I recommend waiting to reveal the cart until everyone is seated and ready to enjoy dinner. Then roll in the cart to kick off the meal so guests can “oooh and ahhhh” at your beautiful display!

    Sip and enjoy!

    Wishing everyone a merry Holiday season!

    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively

    Thank you to Lillet for sponsoring this post.

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  2. Hanukkah Tablescape

    Hanukkah is almost here so I wanted to share a look at the table I created to celebrate the first night at home with family. I always like to incorporate white and blues into my Hanukkah table so for my display I started with a white table cloth, and then layered blue placemats {beautiful Confetti Placemats in navy by Kim Seybert} with white plates, white and blue napkins {also Kim Seybert}, and some fun blue accents {like these amazing Sugarfina Hanukkah boxes which I plan to send home with guests as little Holiday gifts}. The napkin rings, the Kim Seybert…

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  3. Create a Kids Hanukkah Table

    In anticipation of Hanukkah we have begun decorating our playroom and setting the table for the upcoming celebration. I love making my kids a special party table so they have their own place to enjoy Hanukkah dinner! Here’s a closer look at the display I created… A few fun things I picked up for the celebration… Hanukkah Coloring Placemats which are great when the kids finish dinner and need an activity while the adults finish up, Chocolate Gelt Bags for playing Dreidel, and a few new Hanukkah Books {which work as decor on the bookshelf OR for reading in Grandma’s lap!},…

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  4. Updating my Bedding for the Holidays

    Every season I like to give my bedroom a little refresh and for winter time I wanted something extra cozy! Already a huge fan of the organic bedding brand Boll & Branch, I headed to their website in search of some new blankets or quilts to add to my bedding set. Somewhere in my search I became inspired to not only add a blanket {and this grey waffle blanket is the softest} but also to add some soft grey accents. I decided on grey shams {link} which match perfectly to the grey banded collection which I have in duvet, sheets and…

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  5. Miami Holiday Home Tour 2018

    Foyer: Tree: Frontgate Flocked Norway Tree | Ornaments: Frontgate French Blue & Linen Ornaments and Frontage Mixed Metal Ornaments | Celadon Sheer Dupioni Glitter Ribbon | Frontgate Bijoux Blue Tree Skirt | Garland on stairwell: Seraphina Pre-Lit Garland Welcome to my 2018 Holiday Home Tour. The #MiaChateauFH is truly sparkling this Holiday Season with beautiful lights and ornaments sprinkled throughout the house. I am in love with the soft hues and accents that fill each room and am so excited to share it with you all today! Starting with my favorite part… our entry, which houses our absolutely stunning tree from Frontgate! After seeing Frontage’s website earlier…

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