1. Moms Who Lunch Baby Luncheon

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    This past week I styled a “Moms Who Lunch” event at my apartment. It was an adorable lunch and play time party for mommies and babies, lunch, and pampering station.

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    For lunch I whipped up some healthy summer dishes – to start, a cheese plate of Brie, Simple & Crisps and grapes; then for the main buffet, red and brown tomatoes with mozzarella basil and vinegar, a summer salad of arugula, craisins, raisins, and sliced almonds, and a large turkey baguette sandwich. I made cute place cards to sit beside each of my dishes so guests would know exactly what everything was without consulting with me (since I clearly had my hands full with baby!)

    *Check out my lunch recipes in my Summer Lunch post!

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    Since this was a day-time summer event, I was excited to use my C.Wonder flower vases and white ceramic serving platters on my buffet table, my C. Wonder shell pillows as accents on my couch, and simple summer flowers like daisies that required no arranging.

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    I also added a cute pampering aspect to the party (because all moms deserve to be pampered!) by bringing in some of my favorite organic baby-safe beauty products (got to love anything mommy and baby friendly!) The babies “sniff” tested the different JASON natural body lotions and mommies fought over the different Avalon Organics Body Washes, then we lathered up the babies in the all-natural Alba Botanica baby-friendly sunscreen before heading out the door to the park.

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    For dessert, guests devoured the cutest bite size rice crispie treats by Treathouse with fresh strawberries.

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    The day ended with fun time on our SkipHop Playmatt. Little Benjamin even got lucky holiding Reese’s hand!

    What an adorable baby party!

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  2. Host a Baby Playdate + Lunch

    This past week I hosted my first Baby playdate at my apartment. It was an adorable lunch and play time party for mommies and babies (mostly friends from Reese’s Yoga class) that ranged from one month to five months old.  Since this was a day-time summer event, I was excited to use my C.Wonder flower vases and white ceramic serving platters on my buffet table, my C. Wonder shell pillows as accents on my couch, and simple summer flowers like daisies that required no arranging. For lunch I whipped up some healthy summer dishes – to start, a cheese plate of Brie, Simple & Crisps…

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  3. Decorative Items for Summer Entertaining

      Summer calls for lots of fun entertaining. So whether you plan to BBQ, picnic, or just host cocktails with your windows open, it’s nice to add a few new accents into your reportoire. Here are a few pieces I picked up that just scream summer chic! Shell Pillows from C. Wonder: they look great on your couch, patio furniture (although don’t leave them outside post-event!), or even in your bedroom! White accents: I totally fell for this dual function decorative piece {art plus practical lift-off lid} Owl from Jonathan Adler. Cheese boards: although the Olive Cutting boards from ABC Home are meant…

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  4. Gluten-Free Fruit Chip Appetizer

    I am so honored to be featured on Simple & Crisp’s Blog! Simple & Crisp (for those of you who don’t know them) are these AMAZING dried fruit chips. They are the perfect pairing from savory to sweet, to cheese, chocolate, canapés, coffee to champagne, not to mention, they make your presentation look fabulous (which you know is essential for me!) Oh and did I mention they are gluten-free AND organic! So when the Simple & Crisp team asked me to put together a few of my very own FH crafted concoctions, I jumped at the opportunity to participate (and of course taste…

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  5. Lace Black & White

    If you have spent some time reading up on the hottest summer trends, you would know that ‘black and white’ is huge right now. But black for summer? My reaction exactly. So how do you take this trend to real life without shvitzing in the summer heat? This little lace BCBG Maxazria dress offered the perfect solution – lightweight, short, low back – done and done. When I first saw this dress, I immediately thought of it for night, but by adding some natural colored accessories like my Bottega Veneta bag and Joie shoes {on GILT – such a score}, the look can totally go either…

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