1. Tutus & End of Year Cheer

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    Happy almost New Year everyone!

    When I reflect back on 2015 I simply can’t believe how much has happened. We moved from New York City {the #ChateauFH} to Nashville {the #TNChateauFH}. Fashionable Hostess hit some of my life-long goals; I had a fabulous review via “Behind the Blog” on Style Me Pretty, Fashion Week Daily named FH a “Blogger Spotlight”, and my Home Tour was featured in the New York Times!

    Then on the home front, Reese and Brooks have gone from what feels like little babies to chatty, active, and absolutely hysterical toddlers. They love to play together but more importantly, they really love each other. My favorite part of the day is around bedtime when Reese puts her arm around Brooks and holds him close for their last TV show or bedtime story. It truly warms my heart.

    To bring in the New Year we are spending time with family in Miami, so we decided to shoot our last look of the year here. No coats necessary {and to be honest sleeves were even pushing it} but Reese just cannot get enough of her tutu dresses. {Here she is wearing an Old Navy 2-in-1 floral tutu.} Like most three year olds, she just loves to spin and twist in every which way, so these dresses have become her staple. As for shoes, I will tell you that Old Navy has been my go-to for cute boots for Reese all year long. I bought her brown ones {this post}, black ones {this post}, and now grey! Reese loves that these are fur lined, aka “so cozy mommy” while I love that they go with dresses and pants to instantly finish off the look.

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    I am so grateful that you have joined me and my family on this year’s ride and I look forward to a big and eventful 2016 together!

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  2. New Years at Home

    This New Years we are actually ditching the big parties and festivities for a low key night with friends and family at my mom’s home in Miami. Ordering in dinner, watching the ball drop on TV, and of course lots of wine and champagne. A lover of white wine, I recently have become a huge fan of Sancerre. Sancerre is a French white wine mostly commonly associated with Sauvignon Blanc. Similar to Sauvignon Blanc it is considered dry, but a bit bolder with hints of fruit. My husband and I first found the wine because he loved Sauvignon Blanc and I…

  3. New Years Entertaining Tips with Maureen Petrosky

    This Holiday season I was lucky enough to connect with Entertaining Expert Maureen Petrosky, a regular on NBC’s Today Show. A brilliant party planner {even on the fly!}, she shared with me some of her go-to tips for hosting this Holiday season. Of course I quickly fell in love with the tips and asked her to volunteer them to my readers, which she so kindly did! So read on so you too can be the Hostess with the Mostest through the New Year. Thank you Maureen for sharing these great tips!! Maureen shared, “The key to a great party is all about…

  4. Alouette Wine & Cheese Pairings

    Whether you need easy snacks around the house for out-of-town guests or are looking to prep a cheese platter for cocktail hour guests, cheese and dips are a necessary item for your fridge. So for today’s post I have partnered with Alouette Cheese, because from individual size cheese spreads which are great for snacking, to veggies and cheese dips which are perfect alongside crudité and cracker platters, Alouette has you covered. Then because no happy hour spread would do in the Chateau FH without a complimentary wine, I decided to create a roundup of cheeses with my recommended {well-priced!} wine…

  5. New Years Essentials

    With New Year’s around the corner you need to stalk up on shimmery essentials to prep you for your evening of party hosting! Here’s a look at everything gold and shimmery you need to make it a sparkling fun evening!

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