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The Ultimate Wine & Cheese Pairing this Fall

with Raeburn Winery


November 4, 2022
The Ultimate Holiday Cheeseboard The Ultimate Holiday Cheeseboard and the perfect wine pairings to complement are my two essentials when it comes to hosting this Holiday season. Today I served wines from California-based, certified sustainable Raeburn winery, a Sonoma County standout known for crafting exceptionally elegant Chardonnay and fruit forward Pinot Noir. On today’s menu: Raeburn Sonoma County Chardonnay 2021,...

Fall on our Patio


October 19, 2022
We love entertaining on our patio, especially during the Fall and Holiday months because that’s when it’s nicest in Miami. So today I wanted to share the simple but beautiful Fall centerpiece I created for our outdoor dining table. I also wanted to re-link all of our Frontgate furniture (see the tour in this blog post) because it is really...

Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece


September 14, 2022
Falling for Neutrals This Fall I was excited to decorate early but wanted to stick with a neutral palette to compliment our light and airy home. I decided to make a long rectangular centerpiece using a mix of pumpkins in woods and rattans and I am so excited with how it came out. Read on for how I put this...

Fall Family Room Tour

at the #FHModFarmHouse


September 6, 2022
Welcome to my First Fall Home Tour at the #FHModFarmHouse! I am so excited to be decorating for the new season and our family room is the perfect place to showcase my seasonal decor, from my big coffee table to my built-in shelves, there are so many spots to add festive accents. My goal for this season was to create...

Shop my Grandin Road Picks for Fall


September 2, 2022

Fall Chargers & Charcuterie Board

Currently on Sale!


August 29, 2022
Sale Alert! Planning to host this Fall? I have two additions to your table that are just gorgeous (and on sale!!). These Frontgate wooden chargers add a beautiful rustic element to your table, which is perfect as we transition to Fall and the holidays, and since they are a neutral, they go with absolutely everything! Paired here with a simple...

SHOP FALL HUES


August 29, 2022

Fall Home Decor

Favorite Neutrals


August 22, 2022

Fall Cheese Board Checklist


October 18, 2021
Fall Cheese Board Checklist It’s Fall so let’s swap some of those everyday cheese board favorites for some seasonal finds!! Here’s a list of yummy recommendations to make the perfect Fall board!! Aged Cheeses: Parmigiano reggiano and Aged white cheddar. Classic Brie or Fromager d’Affinois Pumpkin Seed Brie Crackers with Pumpkin or Cranberry (like the Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps from Trader...

Fall through Thanksgiving Table Shopping List


October 11, 2021
Fill your Thanksgiving Table with these gorgeous items This Fall through Thanksgiving I am loving these warm earthy tones with accents of greenery around my house and on my table. On my table my go-to centerpiece is a green garland layered with oversized pinecones and brass hurricanes for that warm glow. Or to feature two of these items at once,...

Fall Charcuterie Table


Let’s Gather!! What could be a better way to gather around with friends this Fall (or Friendsgiving) than gathering around a dining table over-flowing with charcuterie! To bring this concept to life, an extremely long cheese board is a must, and this 40″ long Rowan Charcuterie Board from Frontgate was the perfect choice. Fall Feeling To give your table that...

Fall Wine & Cheese Board

with Masciarelli Wine


September 24, 2021
Perfect Pairing Today I wanted to share what I am prepping for a Fall evening get-together… Villa Gemma Bianco wine and a spread of pumpkin-inspired cheese and charcuterie. And as a lover of “fresh” whites wines and yummy pumpkin-themed cheeses and crackers, this spread is perfect for the season! A little more about the wine for the wine lovers in...

New Fall Favorites


September 21, 2021
Fall Finds I am so excited to share some gorgeous pieces that just arrived from Frontgate that I am going use for my Fall and Thanksgiving tablescapes. For the perfect Fall centerpiece I will be incorporating these beautiful glass pumpkins (I love these colors especially the amber), and at each placesetting I will be using these wooden chargers (because I...

What I’m loving for Fall


September 10, 2021
Fall Favorites What am I loving for Fall? Wooden chargers that give your table a rustic feel, mini pumpkins in creamy colors that you can use in centerpieces or sprinkle around for decor, and pumpkin scented candles that fill your home with that yummy pumpkin spice scent! Shop my favorite finds online below! Cheers to a new season!!

Fall Night in with Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water


October 24, 2020
This post is sponsored by Acqua Panna®. The opinions and text are all mine. I can’t even remember the last time I went out to dinner… it’s been months and months. So, as a result I am trying to make meals and occasions at home feel more elegant and special by bringing elements from our favorite restaurants, home.  So for tonight’s...

Get my Fall Family Room Look

with the Serena & Lily Sale


October 23, 2020
Fall Decor + Sale Pillows!! As I mentioned in my previous post, the Serena & Lily Fall Design Event is going on from 10/19-10/29, where almost everything on the website will be 20% with the code LOVEHOME. So I wanted to re-share this photo of our family room from last Fall because essentially all of the pillows on my couch are Serena & Lily...

Fall Cheeseboard


October 22, 2020
Fall Vibes For a recent family gathering, I whipped up a beautiful cheese board to kick off the evening. I used a Julia Knight Platter and fixed up my go-to cheese board – manchego, parmigiana, sliced cheddar, red grapes, genoa salami, triscuits and wheat thins, and a garnish of thyme and a few blueberries. Truthfully, the assortment I chose here...

The Fall Design Event

20% off at Serena & Lily


October 21, 2020
20% almost Everything!! I am so excited to give you a preview of Serena & Lily’s Fall Design Event, where almost everything will be 20% off from 10/19-10/29 with code LOVEHOME. Here in today’s post I rounded up some of my favorite pieces from the sale – from pillows to bedding to light fixtures. With the changing of the seasons, I love to give...

Formal Fall Decor


October 4, 2020
Formal for Fall Each of the rooms in my home has a slightly different feel for Fall. My family room has neutral accents, natural colored pumpkins, and lots of votives, while my foyer is beaming with color, full of bright and colorful pumpkins. Meanwhile I decided to keep our Formal Living room “formal” with this incredibly elegant marble vase from...

Pretty Fall Accents


October 3, 2020
There are so many different directions you can go when decorating for Fall, and today I wanted to share some pretty finds – from lanterns, to gold pumpkins, to faux blooms. Happy Shopping!!

Fall Appetizer Bar

with the Frontgate Antler Serveware Collection


October 1, 2020
Fall Appetizer Inspiration At first glance most of you are thinking “Wow, what a spread” but at second glance you may notice that the “spread” is not what’s SO impressive, but rather the serving pieces displaying my spread. And THAT is trick I use often when entertaining. Beautiful serveware is key in wow-ing guests!! So for today’s spread at my...

Decorating my Foyer for Fall

with Grandin Road


September 25, 2020
An Abundance of Color While I am usually one for muted colors in my home, I was craving a pop of color somewhere in the house this Fall, so I thought a bright and cheery display in my foyer would be fun. You know I am one to air on the side of elegant, so when I discovered the Grandin...

Fall Entertaining

featuring elegant pumpkins from Pottery Barn


September 24, 2020
The Most Elegant Pumpkins For Fall, I love to decorate our home for the season, but in our family room I like to add elegant touches rather than anything too bright or loud. So for today’s post I partnered with Pottery Barn because they have the most beautiful selection of pumpkins – from mercury to glass to metal, as well...

Fall Dresses

Shop my picks for the season


September 21, 2020
Fall Favorites After many months cooped up at home in workout clothes I am ready to start getting dressed again, and what better way to prep than a little online retail session!! I have been shopping and browsing some of my go-to sites for Fall dresses that are comfy enough to wear for my kids pickup and drop offs and...

Fall Tablescape

with a Pumpkin & Garland centerpiece


September 18, 2020
Pumpkins Galore Each year I cannot wait for September 1st because it means decorating season has begun!! Endless trips to the storage unit starts for Fall decor, followed by Halloween decor, followed by Holiday decor, and each trip reveals endless treasures. For Fall it’s my favorite faux pumpkins that I have collected and added to year after year. And I...

Fall Punch

with Rhum Clément


September 17, 2020
Fall Cocktail Time It’s Fall and that means Fall cocktails are in order. So today I have partnered with Rhum Clement Liqueur D’Orange to create a Fall punch that incorporates all my favorite Fall-themed ingredients, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and ginger beer! Cheers the perfect party punch!! Ingredients: 1/3 cup honey   4 cinnamon sticks  8 cups apple cider, divided  4...

Fall Wreaths


September 9, 2020
Favorite Faux Fall Wreaths I am officially in Fall mode and just spent the weekend decorating my front door. I chose 2 faux Magnolia Wreaths from Frontgate (which are currently on sale!!). There are so many good faux ones available online with eucalyptus, faux olive branches, magnolias and more. So, shop some of my favorites in a range of prices...

Fall Fig Cheeseboard


November 3, 2019
Fall Fig Cheese Board: Now that Halloween has passed, I am shifting my focus towards cozy dishes that will work well throughout the Fall season and into Thanksgiving. Today I wanted to share a cheese board that has some of my favorite Fall ingredients and is perfect to serve at a Fall gathering, Friendsgiving, or Thanksgiving. Here is my checklist...

Fall Tablesetting


November 1, 2019
When I was brainstorming the perfect table I could use over and over again this Fall, I knew I wanted something that was homey and inviting, something that was simple enough that I could throw together without much headache, and something with seasonal elements. And thus… this simply elegant fall table came to life. Find all the details to this table...

A Table you will be setting all Fall long

with Corelle


October 30, 2019
No Fall Blues here… Today I partnered with Corelle to create a beautiful tablescape for Fall. I mixed their blue Portofino Collection with an endless amount of pumpkins and voila – the perfect table for any Fall occasion came to life!! The Corelle Portofino Collection pattern was inspired by the seaside towns along the Italian coast. These stylish plates and...

Fall Apple Pie


October 29, 2019
The cutest Pie I ever did see Making pies is a Fall family tradition. And while I pretty much always make the same two pies, blueberry or apple; I do try to “style” the top of my pies with a fresh twist each year! Last year I decorated my pies with a crust of beautiful Fall leaves (see the post...

Fall Home Tour


October 11, 2019
Fall Home Tour Welcome to the #MiaChateauFH Fall Home Tour 2019! I am so in love with all of the little Fall details I added throughout our home to transition it to the new season. In our Family Room I updated the couch pillows and created a sweet display of pumpkins on our coffee table. Then in our Kitchen I...

Neutral & Copper Fall Decor


Fall Favorites Today marks the first official day of Fall and I am excited to update my home accessories with a mix of neutrals and copper for the season. I know I mentioned in a recent Instagram post that I wasn’t sure how to update my Family Room pillows… well, I decided on these neutrals from Serena & Lily (here...

Cake Stand Favorites for Fall


September 18, 2019
Shop Cake Stands: Fall marks the time of year I love to start baking. I start with pies for Fall tailgates and Thanksgiving and then move on to cookies and brownies for the endless Holiday events I host. There’s one thing for sure – as a hostess I always display my treats on a gorgeous cake stand. No matter how...

Fall Cheeseboard


September 10, 2019
Fall Cheese Board  Another season, another cheese board for the occasion. I am in love with this cheese board display I assembled in our family room to kick off Fall. So today I wanted to change things up and share some tips for creating this display! Enjoy!! Step 1: The Perfect Board For Fall I am swapping my acrylic trays...

Setting the Table for Fall


September 3, 2019
The Perfect Fall Tablescape When I was brainstorming the perfect table I could use over and over again this Fall, I knew I wanted something that was homey and inviting, something that was simple enough that I could throw together without much headache, and something with seasonal elements. And thus… this simply elegant fall table came to life. First and...

Fall White Pumpkin & Eucalyptus Tablesetting

with Joss & Main


October 30, 2018
I am so excited to have partnered with Joss & Main to create the perfect dinner party set up for Fall! While many of the items on this table can be used year round (and I plan to use many throughout the Holiday season!), adding little accents like Pumpkin Place Card Holders and a centerpiece of pumpkins instantly transforms the tablescape to the perfect seasonal display....

Fall Brunch with the Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection


October 2, 2018
Brunch is served! I am so excited to share a gorgeous Fall Brunch I styled using the new Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection. Designed in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand, Draper James, this white dinnerware collection has the prettiest designs in the most amazing blue patterns and prints, from “Floral Indigo Vine” to “Classic Basketweave”. And with...

Fall Bar Cart


In the corner of our family room we have a little nook by the window {that I will actually be adding drapery to in the coming weeks!}. I love filling empty spaces like this with a few decorative accents each season. So for Fall I pulled over my rose gold bar cart and decorated with an array of Fall finds. On...

Fall Home Tour 2018


October 1, 2018
Welcome to my Fall Home Tour! I am so excited to share how I decorated my home with a soft and neutral color palette of Fall decorations, focusing on green and ivory tones. I am just loving the subtleness of the decorations in each room and hope you will to! Welcome to the #MiaChateauFH! Family Room Starting with our family...

Creating a Fall Tablescape


September 28, 2018
I am loving all of the Fall decorating around the house, so now it’s time to show it off by hosting friends for a Fall kick-off dinner party. I headed on over to Joss & Main to pick out some of my favorite Fall pieces. I love that on the Joss & Main website you can shop by category –...

Fall Cocktail Favorites


September 23, 2018
It’s officially Fall so let’s cheers to the new season with some seasonal craft cocktails! I browsed online for inspiration and found a mix of cocktails with some of my favorite Fall ingredients: apple cider, cinnamon, pumpkin, and cranberry. I tried to then narrow down my top picks, including ones I would like (the first half of the list!), what...

Kicking off Fall with Garnet Hill


September 11, 2018
It’s September and I am SO excited for Fall. Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spiced drinks, cozy nights in with friends!! I am also incredibly busy on the work front, from designing the new Fashionable Hostess Headquarters aka my new office space, to hosting a series of Blogger Parties and Events including a Cheese Board Crafting Party I will be throwing at...

Miami Fall Home Tour 2017


October 17, 2017
Welcome to my Fall Home Tour! I am so excited to share how I have decorated our home for the season. We may live in Miami and the temps may still be in the high 80s but that’s not stopping me from feeling festive. From our entry, to our kitchen, to our dining table, every room is exploding with pumpkins...

Fall Bar Cart: Everything Copper


October 13, 2017
This fall I am LOVING copper and there is SO much on the market! From the obvious, Moscow Mule Mugs, which are still uber popular, to Bar tools, to Wine Chillers, I have so many new pieces that I am displaying for guests! So where’s the perfect place to showcase these new finds? A fab Bar Cart of course! I created...

Best of Fall


October 9, 2017
This past week I shot my 2017 Fall Home Tour and I can’t wait to share the photos on the blog. In the meantime for those of you seeking inspiration for your homes, I thought I would revisit some of my favorite creations and decorations for past years. I hope you enjoy browsing! Last year I created this beautiful display...

Fall Decor Wish List


It’s almost time for another #MiaChateauFH Home Tour {ie. a Seasonal Tour of our Home}, so I spent some time over the weekend putting together my Fall decor shopping list. This Fall I am loving pieces with texture, like this West Elm Hand-Knotted Pillow and this H&M Knit Throw Blanket. Then I am still loving golds, especially in brass, like this...

Thanksgiving Menus & Other Fall Recipe Favorites


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to share two sample Thanksgiving Menus I crafted from some of the most delicious food bloggers’ recipes online! All of the courses are packed with Fall-friendly foods like squash, pumpkin, and cranberry, and are quite healthy, with a few vegan and whole wheat options. Then below my menus I share some favorite Fall breakfasts because many of us will have...

Best of Fall at the #MiaChateauFH


November 1, 2016
I have to say that I really love Fall. After a super hot summer, there’s something nice about the slight weather drop {I know, it’s Miami and the word “slight” is key here, but at least the mosquitos have started to go away!!}. What I love most though is the Fall decorating. I know I shared my Fall Home Tour last month...

Fall Details at the #MiaChateauFH


October 14, 2016
Happy Friday Friends! I wanted to share a few photos of our home because I have been having so much fun decorating for Fall. I am all about the simple and sweet touches… I sprinkled faux mini pumpkins {from Target} on every side side table, hung a festive autumn wreath {from Grandin Road} above our dining room mirror, and added...

Fall Festivities


October 14, 2016
Since moving to Miami, we’ve had to be really creative in creating “Fall vibes”… first, we decorated our house with wreaths and pumpkins, then we threw a cute kids Halloween party, and today we did some DIY apple and pear picking. Kind of like an easter egg hunt I sprinkled fresh fruits throughout the yard and gave the kids little baskets to...

Four Fall Tablescape Ideas


October 6, 2016
Infusing a dose Fall into your next dinner party can be as easy as adding a few small details to each guests table setting. So today I wanted to share four quick ideas that will have guests swooning at your next Fall gathering. Starting with above, a basket of apples. Head to your local craft store and pick up mini baskets, line...

Fall Fireplace Mantel Decor


September 25, 2016
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite Fall decor displays that comes from the home we lived in last year in Nashville. While I love our new home I have to say one of the things I loved most about our Nashville house were the intricate fireplaces. Not that we ever lit fires in any of them, but rather that they...

Miami Fall Home Tour 2016


September 20, 2016
I am so excited to have partnered with the most talented group of decor and lifestyle bloggers for a “Simply Fall Home Tour” series. I just loved sharing my Summer Home Tour so when I got invited to do a Fall Home Tour circuit where we each share each other’s homes, I was ecstatic to be included. Below you will see how my...

Decor Ideas for Fall


September 18, 2016
On Labor Day I started packing away my summer accessories and pulling out everything Fall. I store my green garlands, faux pumpkins, and copper pitchers each Spring and couldn’t wait to get them out for a new season. People always ask where I get inspiration for my newest design projects and I must say that since I am working with...

Fall Shopping List


September 16, 2016
In preparation of my Fall Home Tour I wanted to share my Fall shopping guide: everything I am loving for the new season. I am all about the some small touches like a new doormat or a rustic cheese paddle board for your next cocktail gathering. While fresh couch pillows or knit throw blankets instantly transform your family room into a cozy haven {and...

Fall Decor Inspiration


October 28, 2015
Starting with Halloween I know the marathon of Holiday entertaing all the way through New Years will be underway. Guests or Holidays nearly every weekend. So to get ready for the entertaining season, I threw together some tips for getting your home “Fall Entertaining Ready”. And some of these accessories are so fun, your guests will be swooning the whole...

Decorate your Bar Cart for Fall


October 9, 2015
Seriously I am LOVING decorating my house for Fall. I decorated my front steps and foyer table, my living room fireplace mantel, so I had todo a little something on my back patio for all of my outdoor dinner party guests to admire. I brought this Target bar cart on to my patio the last time I had an event so I...

Decorate Your Foyer and Entry for Fall


October 7, 2015
Fall is here and I wanted to share how I have been decorating my home to celebrate the new season. Not only does it look so fun when you drive up our driveway, but my kids loved helping me put the look together. Starting with my front steps – I chose the cutest assortment of fall items. To create the look, I...

Decorate your Fireplace Mantel for Fall


October 5, 2015
Fall is here and I am excited to start a new series on the blog: “Decorating Ideas for your Fireplace Mantel.” This one is for the season but I am most excited for the upcoming Holidays!! {Can we talk about how excited I am to actually have a fireplace now?! And it works!! Fireside cocktails will be a reality, woohoo!} So...

Host a Fall Dinner Party: Harvest Inspired


September 25, 2015
Now that Fall has kicked off, I am excited to start creating an array of harvest-inspired tablescapes for my upcoming dinner parties. And, what I love most about these tabletops is that with all the fabulous Fall veggies in stores, you really don’t have to go crazy on flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece arrangement! For today’s post I partnered...

Fall Adventures


September 24, 2015
To mark the first day of Fall, the kids and I headed to the grocery to pick up an array of pumpkins, squash and gourds to decorate the house {and the kids couldn’t be have been more thrilled!}. Once we got home we spent all afternoon finding little nooks to place them, starting with our front steps, moving all of the way to...

Host a Fall Dinner Party: Fall Vegetable Centerpieces


September 21, 2015
Hosting a dinner party in the Fall is easy thanks to all the festive Fall veggies sold at the grocery store. Pick up an assortment of squash, gourds, and pumpkins to make a quick and easy centerpiece that instantly sets the tone for your tabletop. On my Fall tabletop I started by creating a ‘table runner’ of eucalyptus branches down the...

Fall Tablescape Inspiration


September 18, 2015
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Host a Fall Dinner Party: Apples Galore


November 5, 2014
Since it’s officially November, it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving entertaining! Keeping in line with last year’s table settings where I created centerpieces consisting of pumpkins, squash and gourds on a Nambe wooden cheese board {see link here or here for a video}, this year I am switching to an equally economical choice of farmers market apples displayed in an array of...

21 Month Toddler: Baby Fall Knits


October 24, 2014
With that Fall chill in the air, I am all about layering up my little one so she is warm and snug, because no chilly day is going to keep us from strolling through the park! For today’s Fall fashion look, I layered an Old Navy crew-neck “LOVE” sweater {totally holiday festive} over a chambray button-down shirt. Not visible is the...

Create the Perfect Fall Bar


October 20, 2014
With the leaves changing colors and the air getting brisker, it’s time to put away the Coronas and fruity cocktails in exchange for some strong-tasting and soul-warming liquor. When asking some reliable sources {by which I mean, my husband and his close friends} which they preferred, they confirmed that Whiskey and Bourbon were their go-to’s. Now it was my job to...

Fall Shimmer


October 17, 2014
A big part of updating my Fall wardrobe means updating my jewelry, so here’s a look at what’s trending in FH land… I am still all about wearing gold for Fall, starting with necklaces! For necklaces I go one of two ways. For a sexy night-out look, my pick is the Alexis Russell Pave Diamond Spike Lariat Necklace $198.00; it’s so delicate...

Fall Entertaining Checklist


October 10, 2014
As the cold weather approaches do you find yourself hosting more often? I sure do… let’s be serious, I want to be social but I would much rather not leave the house! So what’s on my checklist for Fall entertaining? Make sure you have each of these eight fall entertaining essentials so you are ready to host guests at a...

Update your Home for Fall


September 22, 2014
Back in Spring when I gave my first living room tour, my room had a few bright accent items – from my flowers to my couch pillows. But now that Fall has rolled around I made a few adjustments to make my home seasonally ready. My goal: To swap the brights for neutrals so it would still feel airy and bright when guests walked in,...

Fall Wine Pairing Tips


September 12, 2014
While I love a cold glass of white wine pretty much year round, as a hostess it is important to have seasonal beverages available for guests. So come Fall as it cools down and we rotate our menus to include heartier foods like meats and heavy sauces, the appropriate fall wine pairing option should be a room temperature red wine to compliment. Personally I...

NYFW Fall Street Style


September 3, 2014
New York Fashion Week officially has begun, so what’s a girl to wear in ‘summer weather’ that has a ‘fall vibe’ to make her fashion week outfit? This is one of my fave NYFW fall street style looks. I love my Markus Lupfur sequin lips tank tucked into a geometric TopShop skirt. Then a great structured Prada bag in camel...

Create a Fall Table Setting {Video Tutorial}


December 3, 2013
My photographer Madeline Wolf and I thought that my Thanksgiving Table was so fun and festive that we should bring the set-up to life with my FIRST EVER video on the blog!!! It’s a quick look at how I arranged my dried wildflowers and created my centerpieces, and while originally I created it for Thanksgiving, it really is perfect for entertaining anytime throughout...

Fall Wardrobe : Neutrals + Skins


November 14, 2013
Even though I have made more of an effort to change up my Fall wardrobe by mixing in more skirts, when it comes to my day-to-day practical attire, this is it. A solid long sleeve top, printed pants, Rag & Bone Harrow Booties {because they dress up everything and are SO comfortable}, and a long cargo jacket. {*Fashion Note: I...

Fall Transitions


September 30, 2013
As the seasons have started to change from warm Summer to cool Fall, I like to wake up each morning and check the weather before I begin my journey of getting dressed. Every day this week I woke up to find low of 50 and high of 72. Now I have to say that this is an incredibly wide range...

A Peek inside my Fall Bag


September 12, 2013
Wondering what’s inside my bright red Mulberry Bag this Fall? Well, I decided to open it up and share. First I have my red Saint Laurent wallet {a Gilt group steal but now available on Net-A-Porter.com.} My new J.Crew Gilded Canvas Notebook for meetings and inspirational notes. My fall lip color Laura Mercier lip glacé in Blush, the perfect muted tone. My mini business cards by Moo.com; I can’t tell you how...

Fall Baseball Tee


September 9, 2013
  For Fall, the whole “Sportswear” trend is huge right now. I have spotted baseball hats and track jackets on some of the most glam NYC models whether it’s for a day time stroll, or out at the hottest bars. I was skeptical as to how I could make the trend work for me {I am not one for hats...

Fall Wish List


August 8, 2013
An easy Black T- Shirt that’s great for layering {Rag & Bone} A Cargo Army Green Jacket {Joie} An Animal Print Jacket to replace my usual boring leather {Equipment Flight Jacket}  Flair jeans as a swap for my skinnies {J Brand Jeans} Comfortable boots with a small heel – good for day or night {Rag & Bone Boots}  An updated...

Fall Fashion Update


September 4, 2012
#1 There is nothing better than an over-sized sheer blouse because they are just so darn versatile! They are perfect tucked in to skinny jeans, or free-flowing with leggings … they can be paired with a structured blazer for an interview, or they can be layered with an over-sized cardigan for a Sunday afternoon jaunt, they can be “sex-ed” up for evening...

Rum Apple Cider


November 3, 2022
Havenly Cider I am excited to share a yummy Fall cocktail recipe today! Easy to make, so tasty, and gorgeous served in a coupe glass with garnish!. Cheers! 2 oz RumHaven 1/2 oz Lemon Juice Apple Cider Garnish with apple slice and Thyme

Harvest Tablesetting

featuring the Villeroy & Boch Design Naif Collection


October 14, 2022
Cozy Season is here I love hosting in the Fall… there’s something about a lush pumpkin centerpiece and warm colors that just feels cozy. For this evening’s table I used Villeroy & Boch’s premium porcelain Design Naif Collection, which is one of their most popular classic designs with colorful scenes from the countryside. I love that in the collection each...

Decorating with Green & White Pumpkins


August 30, 2022
My Fall Pumpkins are here! This Fall my goal is to decorate in this exact color pallette… Greens, neutrals, lots of wooden accents, and a pop of blue. For those of you who want to decorate in a similar palette but want a one-stop-shop for all these adorable pumpkins, this Farmers Market Pumpkin Set of 5 is A MUST!! The...

Valentine’s Day Cheese Board


February 12, 2022
Get Ready to Fall in Love For this Valentine’s Day I wanted to create the perfect appetizer board with TONS of heart shaped options to choose from!! To start, I loved the idea of something on the healthier side – so tomato, basil, and heart shaped mozzarella were the perfect salad substitute. Then what would a cheese board be without...

Thanksgiving Table


November 22, 2021
Thanksgiving Table Inspiration This year I was especially excited to start decorating for the holidays; I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I had all of my garlands and twinkle lights ready to start hanging on November 1st!! So if you are like me and want to have some Christmas cheer around the house, but still plan to...

Thanksgiving Bakeware


November 5, 2021
Thanksgiving Baking Favorites Every Thanksgiving my kids love nothing more than congregating in the kitchen with their grandmother to make an array of yummy holiday treats, and this year it’s easier than ever with so many fun pre-shaped baking pans to choose from. Use Williams Sonoma’s Cinnamon Roll Quick Bread Mix and this Woodland Cakelet Bundt Pan to make the...

Black and White Table Accessories


October 26, 2021
Black & White Moment One of my favorite trends right now is the black and white trend (and not just because I am excited to incorporate it into my new house!). Black and white is a chic combination as we head into Fall and fantastic through the holiday season – so I wanted to share a few finds I am...

Garland Centerpieces

Shop my favorites


October 11, 2021
Garland Season We have finally reached garland season and it’s my favorite centerpiece because it’s so dang easy!! Place a beautiful green garland down the center of your table and sprinkle in some pumpkins – boom – Fall table. Swap the pumpkins for turkeys and votives – boom – Thanksgiving. Swap that for ornaments and twinkle light – Yup –...

Shop for Pumpkin Bowls


September 23, 2021
Pumpkin Bowls: Here’s a look at some of favorite pumpkin bowls, whether it’s for serving soup, punch, festive Fall sides, and more! These bowls are the perfect addition to any Fall gathering!!

Serena & Lily Sale


September 20, 2021
Serena & Lily Sale I wanted to share that the Serena & Lily Fall Design Event, where almost everything is 20% off, is live from from 9/23 – 10/4. It couldn’t be more perfect timing as we are currently working on furnishing our new home!! Shop some of my favorite picks from the website sale below!!

Inspiration for our New Home


June 18, 2021
I am so excited to start sharing inspiration for our new home that we will be moving into sometime this Fall!! Before I get started, I feel like I have so much explaining todo, but will keep it brief since I know you would much prefer to see pretty photos than hear the story of our move. But in a...

A Fresh Look in our Dining Room


May 12, 2021
Dining Room Makeover Over the last six months I have been wanting to give my dining room a fresh look, so with Spring time approaching I knew it would be the perfect time to take on the challenge. The goal: swap a few “darker” pieces for “lighter” tones, while keeping the room traditional and elegant. Here is a before of...

Thanksgiving Cheese Board


November 12, 2020
Giving Thanks Last night I led a Virtual Cheese Board Crafting Class where all ticket sale proceeds were donated to the organization @achievemiami. (Click over to their profile to see the amazing things they are doing for children in Miami.) There is no better feeling than giving back and I felt honored todo so alongside @ellmanwine and @cabotcheese who donated product to the event.  For...

Dress up your Thanksgiving Table

with Pumpkin Ramekins


October 28, 2020
Dress up your Soup This year, welcome guests to your Thanksgiving table with a delicious and warm soup and really WOW them by serving your soup in these adorable pumpkin bowls. I love finding little elements you can buy each year that really enhance your table – and this is one of them! Pumpkin ramekins dress up the table and...

Thanksgiving Table


October 26, 2020
A Classic Here is a look at one of my “all time favorite” tables I have styled that is just perfect for Thanksgiving. I love the mixing of the real and faux taking place here… real eucalyptus and faux and real pumpkins. Years later I still re-use these same white pumpkins all over the house every Fall. Shop white pumpkins...

Shop Faux Pumpkins


September 16, 2020
Traditional Harvest Faux Pumpkins… there are so many directions you can go for Fall. Traditional and elegant with mercury and glass. Edgy and bold with black and whites. Or classic Harvest with your Fairytales and standard pumpkins. No matter your style, I have you covered with shopping links for all of them!! 1.Amazon Assorted Pumpkins Pack of 12 2. Grandin...

Shopping for your Rosh Hashanah Table


September 9, 2020
Rosh Hashanah Shopping List Rosh Hashanah is around the corner and I am loving white and golds with a pop of red for 2020!! Reds can come from florals and apples, while for golds, I am choosing gold-rimmed everything. Here’s my list of essentials for hosting a gorgeous and elegant Rosh Hashanah in 2020. Number One: Your Gold Tablescape. You...

Master Bathroom Reveal


August 17, 2020
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. All opinions are 100% mine. Master Bathroom Makeover Our master bathroom was one of the last rooms left to renovate / update since we moved into our house 4 years ago. I have always wanted to update it, but it was a serious project requiring new...

Christmas Board Giveaway

with etúHOME


December 4, 2019
Christmas Board Giveaway!! I am so excited to partner with etúHOME for a Holiday Giveaway!! We will be giving one lucky FH follower their White Mod Tree Charcuterie Board (value $138!) which is perfect for serving up the most festive charcuterie board this Holiday season. Not familiar with the brand? Each etúHOME piece is hand crafted from sustainable materials in...

Cyber Monday Sales Guide


December 2, 2019
Pillows Shop my favorites from Serena & Lily: As you know, one of my favorite pillow brands is Serena & Lily and I have featured their pillows on my family room couch for Fall, for Summer, and can’t wait to debut my Winter picks in my Holiday Home Tour debuting later this week. I shared over the weekend that they are having a...

Black Friday Sales Guide


November 28, 2019
Today I wanted to create a one-stop-shop for all of your Black Friday needs. A list of my favorite sites, broken down by category, with all of the Black Friday info you need to make for an easier Holiday Shopping experience… discount amounts, codes you need to enter at checkout, and a link to get going!! I hope this helpful!!...

Serena & Lily Thank you Event

Almost Everything 25% OFF


November 26, 2019
Serena & Lily Thank you Event Serena & Lily is launching one of its biggest sales of the year and it starts NOW!! With 25% off some of my favorite pillows, bedding, bar stools, and more, you can refresh without the stress. Just enter Code THANKFUL at checkout!! I went through some of my favorite Serena & Lily items as...

Cozy Movie Night

with Lily's Chocolate


November 13, 2019
Movie Night Now that it’s Fall, all I want todo is cozy up on my couch with a big bowl of popcorn and lots of yummy chocolates mixed in for a movie night!! Thankfully I discovered Lily’s (in this post) and can enjoy all the chocolates with a bit less guilt. Lily’s sources Non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients harvested through Fair...

Pantene Rescue Shots


October 16, 2019
#PanteneToTheRescue! Thank you to Pantene for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. From the moment October starts, I am crazed through the end of the year. It’s not only my busiest time work-wise but, just like everyone else, I am hosting party after party for the holidays. I will be the first to admit that all...

Friends & Family Event

with Serena & Lily


October 2, 2019
I am so excited to collaborate with Serena & Lily in honor of their Friends & Family sale starting today October 2, going through October 14. During the Friends & Family sale almost everything on the Serena & Lily website is 20% off, including luxury bedding, coastal inspired furniture, and timeless decor. I took advantage of the sale and updated my family...

Life at the Kitchen Counter

with Serena & Lily


September 26, 2019
Life at the Kitchen Counter My kitchen got a new look and I don’t just mean the Fall decor. Check out our gorgeous new Serena & Lily Balboa Counter Stools which give the room that warm feeling I was craving for the new season (See the before here)!! I fell in love with rattan this Spring but I love how...

Apples & Honey Cheese Board

for Rosh Hashanah


September 16, 2019
Bring in a sweet new year This will be the second year that I am hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner for our family, and since the Jewish New Year is around the corner, I have been brainstorming my menu and decor in anticipation. When I started thinking about appetizers I thought since my Cheese boards have become so popular, maybe I...

Hanukkah Challah Brunch

with Apeloig Collection


December 4, 2018
Since the end of Hanukkah falls this weekend, I thought what better way to end a joyous week than a decadent display of challah rolls with all the morning toppings. In collaboration with Apeloig Collection, featuring their beautiful translucent striped challah board, I created an overflowing brunch board to compliment bagels or better yet, Challah rolls. A bit about this...

Dining Room is Christmas ready

with Joss & Main


It’s official Holiday Switchover Day… well, according to Joss & Main it is!! Yup, Joss & Main is celebrating that it’s time to pack up those “thankful” banners and pumpkins and start trimming your tree and enjoying all things merry! And in celebration they are offering an incredible selection of holiday picks (many of which I used here!) at prices...

Black Friday Gift Guide

with Garnet Hill


November 23, 2018
It’s Black Friday and time to start shopping!! You may remember I partnered with the company Garnet Hill earlier this Fall and raved about the quality and style of their pieces. So I had to share their Black Friday Sale because they are doing 25% off their entire site + free shipping, and 40% off their Flannel pieces (bedding and Pajamas) and sleepwear!...

Thanksgiving Dessert Table


November 15, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving, Hurray Hurray Hurray! I am excited to share a look at the beautiful dessert table I created for Thanksgiving. A mix of delicious desserts displayed on gorgeous glass cake stands, gold decorative accents, and of course mini white pumpkins. I am in love with the various glass cake stands I used to create the display and I linked...

The Prettiest Leaf Pies

For Thanksgiving


November 14, 2018
It’s almost Thanksgiving and one thing I do love todo is bake for the Holiday!! So after searching for this year’s pie inspiration, I came across two recipes that we taste-tested and approved and had to share today. The real kicker though were the adorable leaf cut-outs we added to the presentation, which with a fab pie cutter is nearly...

Thanksgiving Baking

Shopping List


November 13, 2018
Earlier this week I shared my Pumpkin Spice Muffins in festive Fall shapes and Wednesday I will be sharing some of my gorgeous Thanksgiving pies. But what’s the key to making them look so pretty you may ask?! Good quality baking dishes, adorable cookie cutters, and fool proof mix. So today I wanted to share a shopping list in anticipation...

Girlfriends Holiday Gift Swap

with GODIVA


There’s nothing better than a celebration with your girlfriends and this year I partnered with GODIVA to bring our annual “Girls Only” Holiday Celebration to life.  Last year my girlfriends and I started the tradition that each Holiday season we would come together (before the Holidays got too crazy) for a “Girls Only” Holiday Dinner or Lunch! We got all dolled up,...

Apple Cider Punch Station


November 1, 2018
During the Fall I love to serve a seasonal drink for guests that come to the house, and this year the drink is a family friendly Apple Cider Punch. And with such a sweet set up (you mainly need a fun drink dispenser!), you will totally want to get on board! No matter how casual (a play date!) or how...

Cheese Board Crafting Influencer Event


October 4, 2018
With the start of another season, I was excited to host my next Influencer Event in Miami. For those of you unfamiliar, each quarter I design and host an intimate event catered to Miami’s top influencers and bloggers showcasing a range of brands that are trending {and most importantly, I am loving!}. This event’s theme: a Cheese Board Crafting Party....

Create a Beautiful Jewish High Holiday Table


September 6, 2018
With Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur coming up over the next two weeks, I wanted to share this gorgeous tablescape that I will be creating for New Years lunch for my fellow Jewish Hostesses. To make this table pop, I chose a timeless and elegant china pattern by Villeroy & Boch, the Switch 3 Cordoba. I will say I always gravitate...

A Glimpse inside the FH Playroom


Back to school blues? After having so much time for free play this summer, the first week back at school was maybe just a tad bit dreaded. I mean, who would want to leave this cute playroom? I get so many questions about this room on my Instagram that today I figured I would share some of the details on...

End of Summer Party Ideas


A few more weeks left of summer… ugh, how?! I say let’s take these last few weeks and make the most of them by throwing some amazing gatherings that our friends will be reflecting on well into the Fall. Here’s some inspiration for an unforgettable End of Summer Party. Starting with above… a fab pool party. Deck out the patio...

Highlights of 2017


January 8, 2018
What a Year! I wanted to take a moment to reflect because 2017 was an incredible year both for our family and for Fashionable Hostess. I cannot thank you all enough for following along on all of these amazing adventures and milestones! Here are some of the highlights from 2017… We started the year with Brooks transitioning from a baby...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Laura Hooper Calligraphy


December 15, 2017
Well isn’t this just a dreamy Holiday set-up?! The incredibly talented Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy is who we have to thank for this dose of Holiday inspiration. I found Laura through Instagram because she does the most beautiful calligraphy and I have been a long time shopper of her amazing cocktail napkins, so when she showed me this setup...

Miami Holiday Home Tour 2017


December 6, 2017
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...

Thanksgiving Hostess Tips & Guide


It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away so it’s definitely time to start checking things off your list!! Today I wanted to highlight some of my favorite Thanksgiving content that I have accumulated over the last few years, so whether you need some tabletop ideas or a recipe, I hope you find a little inspiration to...

Thanksgiving Garland & Candle Centerpiece


November 12, 2017
This year’s Thanksgiving Table decor is one of my favorites. Seasonal, traditional, and incredibly versatile; this look could work for a Fall or Holiday Dinner Party, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas. I also love that using faux garlands rather than fresh flowers adds the perk of longevity… yep, I am planning to keep this set for weeks! I am excited to share...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Lindsey Rose King of Mostess


November 9, 2017
I am excited to share this charming Harvest display created by the newest FH Dinner Party Series Guest, Lindsey Rose King, founder and lead curator of Mostess. Not familiar with Mostess? Well, this couldn’t be more perfect timing as Holiday gifting is upon us! Mostess sends seasonally curated home decor and hosting items in one beautiful box (four times a...

Thanksgiving Garland & Candle Centerpiece


This year’s Thanksgiving Table decor is one of my favorites. Seasonal, traditional, and incredibly versatile; this look could work for a Fall or Holiday Dinner Party, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas. I also love that using faux garlands rather than fresh flowers adds the perk of longevity… yep, I am planning to keep this set for weeks! I am excited to share...

Dinner Party Spotlight: House of Harper


November 7, 2017
I am so excited to share this beautiful traditional table styled by Caroline Harper Knapp of  House of Harper, as we head into the final stretch of Thanksgiving prep! With a knack for entertaining as well as styling beautiful interiors {I love her home tours!}, Caroline created a tablescape that is swoon-worthy, while embracing gorgeous rich tones of the Fall season. Read...

Thanksgiving White Pumpkin Tablescape


Thanksgiving marks the start of the Holiday season, and today I wanted to share a beautiful Thanksgiving table I created that is perfect for bringing together your loved ones, featuring the Villeroy & Boch’s New Wave Collection. It’s wave-like curves and modern appearance work with any style table, and the best part… this premium porcelain is dishwasher and microwave safe, making...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Cake & Confetti


October 27, 2017
Welcome to the gorgeous kitchen of Meredith Timms Staggers, blogger, photo stylist and founder of Cake & Confetti. Meredith knows a thing or two about styling, whether it’s on set with amazing brands or entertaining in her own home. I was thrilled she invited us into her kitchen for a bright and airy take on Fall entertaining. Read on for...

Cherishing tradition this Holiday Season


October 26, 2017
When it comes to the Holidays, some of the best memories are created sitting around the table enjoying a special meal with loved ones… whether it’s at home or at a restaurant. So today I am excited to partner with Capital One® as they launch their new Savor Card, a card that understands these moments of coming together and wants to...

Dinner Party Spotlight: MollyMy


October 11, 2017
While bloggers have become a rather common commodity, online magazine editors are few and far between. So today I want to introduce to you Molly, the founder of MollyMy.com but more importantly, the Editor-in-Chief and Creator of ‘My Magazine’. Molly and I both love the art of entertaining and in Molly’s quarterly online magazines she shares a whole range of...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Style Meets Soirée


September 26, 2017
Meet the newest FH Dinner Party Series Guest, Tabletop & Event Stylist, Home Decor Expert, and lover of all things blue & white, Kara from Style Meets Soirée. And to kick off Fall, she is sharing a gorgeous tablescape she created that has me taking notes for my upcoming Fall Parties! Read on for an interview with Kara and her inspiration...

Back to School


September 12, 2017
Woohoo Back to School time! After an amazing summer the kids are back in school and we are back in the swing of things! I can’t believe how much Reese and Brooks have grown and changed this summer… Reese grew a whole foot size, Brooks can ‘almost’ write his name, Reese can ride a bike without training wheels, Brooks is...

Dinner Party Spotlight: One Stylish Party


August 18, 2017
Today’s bright and cheery party is hosted by the Founder of Creative Studio and Online Party Boutique One Stylish Party! With work published in The Knot, Elle Decor, Style Me Pretty Living, and Inspired By This {to name a few}, it’s clear Founder Tara Berger is well-known and appreciated for her amazing party planning skills. Today Tara was kind of enough...

Traveling with Parkland Bags


August 17, 2017
I can’t get over how this Summer has flown by and man we have really been on the go! We went to Marco Island, we did a staycation at the Ritz Key Biscayne, we lived in Aspen for the month of July and finally we are back home for the month of August. While I was looking forward to some...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Pizzazzerie


August 4, 2017
I couldn’t think of a more fun way to entertain this summer. Outdoors, fun lanterns, pops of blues, simple green arrangements; I wish I could sit out here every Sunday of Summer!! Meet the creator of this beautiful tablescape and the newest FH Dinner Party Series Guest, Courtney Whitmore, the Founder of Pizzazzerie. If you are looking to entertain in style,...

The Perfect Family Beach Getaway: JW Marriott Marco Island


June 28, 2017
Hopefully you saw on my instagram that a few weeks ago we headed for a family weekend getaway at the JW Marriott Marco Island. I shared beautiful shots of the stunning pools, perfect beach, and my insta stories were filled with my kids having a blast splashing in the pool or going down the hotel slides, but today I wanted to share a bit more...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Inspired By This


Isn’t this party just dreamy?! Today’s FH Dinner Party Series guests and the creators of this stunning display are the women behind Lifestyle Blog Inspired By This. A blog that is inspired by beautiful weddings, aspiring entrepreneurs, exquisite homes, working moms, and more, the founder Leila Lewis and Associate Editor Ally Streelman desire to bring that inspiration to you through their site!...

Miami Home Bar


May 17, 2017
I recently shared some updates I have made to the outside of my home {aka. re-doing our patio furniture in this post}, so today I wanted to share a look at some updates I have made on the interior as well, starting with our bar! As you guys know, I have more glassware than most; many of you ask about...

Dinner Party Spotlight: B Floral


January 20, 2017
I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite downtime activities is browsing Instagram for beautiful talented accounts… usually ones that fall in the flower and event industry. Well one day I stumbled across B Floral’s page, a New York City based Floral & Event Design Company, and I just couldn’t stop clicking “like”. From detail shots of their...

Brooks’s Toddler Room

with RH Baby & Child


Well guys, Brooks’s big boy room is finished thanks to RH Baby & Child!! I can’t stop talking about how amazing their design services was right down to the finishing touches… the experience combined with the outcome is better than I could have imagined. Remember I had my in-home consultation, my in-store design meeting, so the final step was installation day!! In case...

Host Hanukkah Dinner


December 22, 2016
Isn’t it so nice that Hanukkah and Christmas fall over the same weekend? Compared to previous years where I am rushing to get gifts and decorate, I have had what feels like a full season to get festive and prepare!! We are planning to host an array of Hanukkah celebrations of the course of the eight days, but I wanted to...

RH BABY & CHILD IN-STORE DESIGN MEETING


December 10, 2016
As I shared in Brooks’s nursery tour, we have loved his nursery but we were ready to upgrade to a toddler room. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with RH Baby & Child for the transformation, and thus far the experience has been incredible. I knew I wanted to work with their design team to update the room because I...

Mashed Potato & Toppings Bar


December 5, 2016
I am really into creating fun and unique buffet displays at my latest parties {if you missed my soup bar, check it out here!}, so for my latest winter dinner party I created a delicious mashed potato bar with all of the necessary toppings! Great for kids and adults, and with the right display, looks uber chic, guests couldn’t wait to doctor...

Miami Holiday Home Tour 2016


November 28, 2016
Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour! I am so excited to share a glimpse into our home and all of the festive decorations we put up for the Holiday season. I just love beautiful Holiday decor and I am in love with everything I used to update the space since my Fall Tour. I am really looking forward to all of the Holiday events...

Host Thanksgiving Dinner


As a follow up to my garland and candle centerpiece post {see the DIY instructions here}, I wanted to share my full dining room display for Thanksgiving, which includes a beautiful buffet complete with turkey decor, wreaths, and white pumpkins. Things I am loving about this table… 1. The magnolia wreath that I suspended over the mirror, which I think is...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Amelia Styles


November 17, 2016
I am so excited to share a little change of pace on the blog today with one of the chicest Thanksgiving tablesettings I have seen this season. The creator of this classic meets cool display is the newest FH Dinner Party Series guest, Southern Fashionista, Amelia of Amelia Styles. This Nashville blogger loves to share edgy looks when it comes to fashion, and it transferred...

Holiday Brunch with Chinet


November 16, 2016
I’ve partnered with Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand to create this post! Enjoy! In just a few short weeks we will all be gathering with loved ones to begin celebrating the holidays. Of course we’re all busy planning for the main events… big turkey dinners and fancy cocktail parties, but how about all those meals in between? In our family,...

Create the perfect Soup Buffet


November 4, 2016
I have been brainstorming some unique dinner buffet displays for my upcoming Fall and Holiday soirees for a while now, so when I was introduced to Villeroy & Boch’s Soup Passion Collection I knew I had found the perfect concept! Who doesn’t love a warm soup in the Fall? And with a few special touches, like unique bowls and specialty noodles, I knew the wow factor...

Currently Coveting for the Home


October 20, 2016
As you know I love a neutral palette, so today I wanted to share some neutral pieces I am coveting this Fall. From a grand change, like a fabulous new light fixture, to a smaller fix, like an accent piece, I am swooning over each and every one of these choices! Shop my favorites below!

Apple Cider Cocktail with Ginger Beer


October 17, 2016
I was so excited to share some Fall Entertaining tips on the Pottery Barn Blog {check it out here!}. They have the prettiest Fall entertaining and decor selection, and it really makes all the difference when it comes to hosting; like these flameless birch candles and this antique silver ice bucket {I selected some of my favorites for you to shop at the...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Randi Garret Design


October 7, 2016
I have been a long time fan of Randi Garrett Design… she creates beautiful tablescapes, she has decorated the most gorgeous home, and she’s a mother of five {talk about goals!!}. Simply check out her Home Tour {or more recently her Fall Home Tour} and you too will fall in love with every space she touches. For today’s tablescape I asked her...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Clea of The Home Edit


September 30, 2016
Remember when I moved to Miami and the organizing gurus behind The Home Edit came and magically unpacked and organized my kitchen? Well, these Nashville gals have become some of my closest friends, and not just because they drink champagne on a Tuesday, but because they take the term “GirlBoss” to the next level. They balance motherhood and a fast growing...

Flor Squares


September 22, 2016
I have spent the last month putting the finishing touches on my house, and a big todo on my list was to find a really cozy, neutral, resilient rug to put in our kids’ playroom. While I love having tile floors throughout the house, I wanted to make this room a comfy space where my kids could curl up with...

Host a Dinner Party on your Patio


September 2, 2016
I am so looking forward to entertaining on my patio this Fall, swapping those hot sticky summer nights for that cool Fall breeze. So for this year’s first Fall tablescape I partnered with the always gorgeous brand, Juliska, to create the a perfect mix of casual elegance for my ideal dinner outdoors. I paired my timeless wedding registry picks, the...

Miami Summer Home Tour 2016


August 24, 2016
It’s finally here, my Summer Home Tour!! Now that we are settled into our Miami home I wanted to start a rotation of seasonal home tours so you can follow how I update and decorate with each season. Summer was the perfect time to start because I really kept it clean and minimal {which was basically all I had time...

Coffee Table Moment with the Nambé Eco Collection


August 16, 2016
With the start of a new season, I have begun to swap out my summer go-to’s in lieu of Fall. So today I wanted to share a new favorite, the Nambé Eco Collection. How chic is this cheese platter in black granite with champagne handles! Then the Eco Rose Bowl {ie. the flower vase in these pics} is one of my favorites; it’s actually two...

Back to School


August 13, 2016
It’s been an amazing summer filled with dance camps, gymnastics, swimming, and what I think is just the start of many home theater performances. But now that summer is coming to a close, we are excited for the next chapter – starting nursery! I have to say we have been having a lot of fun preparing – practicing writing with...

Mangia Moments with Bertolli


January 8, 2016
One of my favorite parts of the day is prepping dinner with my mini assistant, Reese. Little Miss Independent loves to get involved, so throwing together a dinner with Bertolli is easy and fun for all of us. While I heat up the pan, she places the “chilly” pasta in a spare bowl. Then once cooked, I bring over a bar...

Decorate your Foyer for Christmas


December 7, 2015
After decorating my mantel for the Holidays {see here}, I couldn’t wait to swap my foyer from Fall to Holiday as well. I took out an array of gold and white vases to house some of my favorite Holiday flowers and plants, and then I headed to Import Flowers {my go-to spot for flowers in Nashville} where I found the...

Decorate your Fireplace Mantel for Christmas


December 4, 2015
It’s officially the Holiday season, and in my opinion one of the prettiest Home Decor seasons of the year! I love decorating little pockets of my home to be festive and this year I can’t get enough of whites, golds, and glitter. I headed to World Market’s Christmas Shop where they have some of the sweetest Holiday decorations and got started...

Faux Fur Vest


November 25, 2015
As you know well I am obsessed with rotating my bar cart decor weekly, and this week Reese decided to lend a hand merchandising. There was nothing cuter than watching her meticulously place the items on the cart, or better yet, directing me where to place them. I can’t believe I have a mini FH in the works! For this...

FH Holiday Entertaining Tips Featured on AOL


November 17, 2015
When AOL.com announced they would be launching their first ever Lifestyle Collective Thanksgiving Magazine and asked me to be a Contributing Editor I was ecstatic. I browsed my archives for some of my favorite entertaining ideas that tied into Thanksgiving, and I am excited to report they featured these two posts: DIY Holiday Place Cards and Decorate your Bar Cart for Fall. The magazine as a whole is...

Apple Picking Centerpieces


November 2, 2015
With apple picking super popular this time of year, I thought it would be cute for people to use the fruits of their labor {apples!} as the centerpiece at their next dinner party rather than the usual display of flowers. Kind of like I did in this Fall tablescape, apples can look uber cute displayed in an array of picnic baskets...

Red Plaid Dress


October 30, 2015
When I think Fall I think plaid plaid plaid, so when I came across this adorable fit and flare plaid toddler dress from Old Navy, I couldn’t wait to put it on Reese {and could you die for these kitten flats!!}. I also bought her these suede knee high boots for the chilly days! But, because I am on this plaid shopping spree,...

Host a Winter White Dinner Party


October 25, 2015
In celebration of their new Holiday collections, Villeroy & Boch launched an ‘around the world’ campaign. The goal: one blogger from each country around the globe would showcase a dinner party using Villeroy & Boch dinnerware, and Villeroy & Boch would share the finished products on their site. Selected as the blogger to represent the United States {seriously, in shock over here!!}, I chose...

Dinner Party Spotlight: Kelley Estes


October 23, 2015
I am excited to share the next Dinner Party Spotlight with my first Nashville Guest, the incredibly talented artist, Kelley Estes. Known for her life long work as a painter, and more recent work as a sculptor and interior designer, her home exudes “Southern Charm” on the outside but then has this whole aesthetic of “mod cool” on the inside. I was thrilled that she...

Decorate your Fireplace Mantel for Halloween


October 20, 2015
I was so excited when Pottery Barn asked me to partner in decorating my fireplace mantel with their incredible Halloween Collection. From their stacked ceramic pumpkins, to their beautiful autumn garland that I laid across the mantel {how cute are the berries!!}, I love the way the project turned out {and they have so many ‘classy’ decorations to choose from!}! Be sure...

Pumpkin Spiced Latte


October 19, 2015
One of my favorite drinks for Fall is a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Since I have been brewing my own coffees and lattes at home I decided to find a recipe online to make a homemade version so I could serve it at an upcoming brunch party. I found {this} delicious recipe from thekitchn.com which I have posted below! Then to take my...

World Market Chelsea Opening & 15% Off In-Store Coupon


September 21, 2015
Last month I made my way back to New York and one of the main events on my agenda was attending the World Market Launch in Chelsea on 18th Street and 6th Avenue. Prior to the store opening I had only shopped on WorldMarket.com, so entering the store was seriously another level of excitement {you probably remember I styled their...

Host an Outdoor Dinner Party


August 19, 2015
Ever since moving into our home and falling in love with our patio, I knew I wanted to throw the perfect outdoor party to host our first round of guests.  My vision was a rustic chic vibe with lots of greenery, classic stemware, and a few unique DIY details. The outcome was better than I imagined… a dreamy outdoor oasis. Read on...

Tray Styling Inspiration


August 5, 2015
https://www.pinterest.com This past week my new coffee table arrived! In searching for inspiration for how I should start the decorating process I headed to my Pinterest and browsed my “It’s all in the details” board. I noticed that every photo I flagged was a photo of a coffee table with a beautiful tray stacked on top, filled with accessories, books, or...

Anniversary Staycation


May 8, 2015
Two weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary! {Watch our amazing wedding video here, catch the sweet recap of our first anniversary here, and swoon over the pics from our second anniversary at the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos here.} We always love todo something extra special for the occasion but since we are moving so soon we thought it...

KitchenSurfing Dinner Party


December 29, 2014
Even though the Holidays have passed, most of us find we are constantly entertaining for guests and out-of-towners through the New Year. By now most of us are so sick of cooking and cleaning that we want to throw in the towel and just meet friends at a restaurant. So imagine the option of hosting at home with a stunning...

23 Month Toddler : Faux-Fur Lined Boots


December 26, 2014
‘Tis the season for cute winter sweaters and this Old Navy cowlneck could not be more perfect for little Miss Reese {similar here}. Combo’ed back to printed leopard denim, she is an adorable mix of warm but trendy for our busy winter-time activities. My favorite thing by far though are her new faux-fur lined boots. For only $16.00 they are a must-buy winter...

22 Month Toddler: Chilly Days


November 27, 2014
This Holiday season we are doing quite a bit of traveling starting with a week in Nashville to celebrate Thanksgiving. Because we only visit every few months, my mother-in-law always schedules a jam-packed week of visiting with every friend or relative in the city so she can show off the little ones. Knowing this is the agenda, I always want to...

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins


November 3, 2014
The month of October can be a serious sugar high. Between the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and the endless Halloween candy, it can be a dangerously slippery slope as we head into the Holiday season. Searching for ways to get my fill of that yummy pumpkin flavor without nearly all of the guilt, I was on the prowl for ways...

Vest Weather


October 30, 2014
Woohoo it’s vest season, my favorite time of year! Vests are my go-to for Fall weather because they are just warm enough to head out on a brisk day, but just cool enough that I am comfortable when I head inside for a meeting {nothing worse than lugging around your jacket!}. I also love how versatile they are. From everyday...

Halloween Entertaining Tips


October 28, 2014
This is a snap shot of what I will be doing tonight… drinking wine with my husband on my couch after attending two day-time Halloween parties with the kids {the first one starting at 10 am!}. For some of you with a much more active weekend planned… Halloween falling on a Friday means that the festivities will continue all weekend...

Cute Changing Pad: Anchors Away


October 13, 2014
I know I shared Brooks’ adorable grey and white nursery decor with you just a few weeks ago, but I just made a sweet addition to it and had to share! It’s an anchor printed changing pad {buy here} from the company Liz and Roo. The brand is super cute if you are on the hunt for nursery bedding, changing pads, baby blankets,...

Business Casual


October 6, 2014
Readers have been asking me what to buy for Fall that will double as work and fun clothes and what are some business casual work outfit ideas. Coincidentally I was facing the same dillema because while I don’t go to an office, I find myself constantly needing to dress up for events and previews which always transition into a night...

19 Month Toddler: Baby Puffer Vest


September 24, 2014
  Welcome Fall, my favorite season for dressing. Why? Because I am obsessed with layering and I live for vests. I especially love puffer vests because they can work over anything and everything from workout gear to day-time chic meetings. I picked up Reese’s entire look at Old Navy {shop above!} and seriously she could not be any closer to...

Host a Mod Inspired Dinner Party


September 10, 2014
Fall fashion is all about rich golds, so what better way to transition into the season than to create a table that is just that. I absolutely love how these gold Chilewich placemats set the tone and give a retro-feel to this fall mod gold table setting. To keep the look cool not tacky, it was important to keep the number of colors to...

NYFW Outfit Recap Part I


September 8, 2014
While I consider myself to be a lifestyle blogger, my background is all based in Fashion {see my full bio here}, so come New York Fashion Week I love getting dolled up for the shows and parties. This past week I had the privilege of being invited to SO many amazing ones – from Dannijo’s Jewelry Presentation, to Shop Buru’s Blogger Lunch, to...

September Beauty Essentials


September 1, 2014
As summer comes to a close, I am not only rotating my closet but also rotating my beauty regimen. Here is what I am loving for September: Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Soufflé Body Crème What it is: An ultrawhipped body cream in the alluring scent of almond coconut. What it does: This fragrant body cream provides all-day moisture protection without being heavy or...

Make delicious Strawberry Water


August 27, 2014
Happy {almost} Labor Day! Summer may unofficially be over after this weekend but that doesn’t mean the taste of summer has to dissipate all at once. I love to keep that freshness alive well into Fall by serving ‘fruit water’ at my lunch and dinner parties in a gorgeous glass pitcher. Today I chopped up organic strawberries that I picked up from...

18 Month Toddler: Back to School


August 26, 2014
My sister just took a new job as a teacher and it got me thinking about how much I loved the process of getting ready to head back to school when I was a kid. Shopping for school supplies, organizing my desk, and picking out my first day of school outfit would get me jittery with excitement. Reese isn’t quite old enough...

Recycle your Herbs as Decor


July 16, 2014
Sometimes an update to my coffee table can come from the simplest things. Many times after cooking, in this case I was making this FH recipe {see here}, I have so much extra rosemary I need to find some use for it. Since I wasn’t in the mood to cook again because my husband was out of town, I thought why not incorporate it...

13 Month Toddler: Spring Layers


March 28, 2014
  I am all about the layering trend … I usually pick out my vest or cropped jacket before I even pick out my shirt! So come Spring since I can’t fathom parting with the trend, I just find layers that won’t weigh me down – the perfect solution being a denim vest. {See last Spring how I rocked a...

Host a New Year’s Dinner


December 30, 2013
Most New Year’s Eve parties will consist of blow horns, confetti, 2014 adorned Tiaras, and magnums of cheap champagne, but not for this FH. This New Year’s Eve I am hosting a small dinner party for just six guests – my husband, myself, and two couples, and my table will be a culmination of some of my favorite table decorations...

KMART Sofia Vergara Event Recap


December 9, 2013
Remember that time I posted the pic of me and Sofia Vergara on my Instagram {see it here}? Well, as much as I would like to say it was a result of us being besties, the real story was that she invited a group of NYC fashion writers and bloggers to see the new Sofia by Sofia Vergara fall style...

6 Holiday Table Setting Ideas


With the holidays around the bend, I have had many readers reach out to me for advice with holiday decorations – ranging from my picks for the perfect holiday centerpieces, to simple table accent ideas that will make their party special. I began brainstorming myself and thought, what better way to get inspired than to go back through my some...

Host Thanksgiving


November 21, 2013
For entertaining this Thanksgiving I love the concept of bringing natural elements to your Thanksgiving table. My inspiration started with my dried wildflowers and then continued with winter vegetables I found in the supermarket like pumpkins, squash and gourds. Rather than using my glass table as I usually do as my base {see my other tables here}, I opted for a...

List of Press and Collaborations


November 20, 2013
Fashionable Hostess Press & Collaborations Resume: 9.30.14 Fashionable Hostess interviewed by OccasionsOnline.com 9.15.14 Fashionable Hostess featured as Street Style on Japanese Online Fashion Site FashionSnap.com 9.1.14 Fashionable Hostess selected as Member of “Project Fab” Member; a hand-selected group of 20 bloggers across the country to represent Marshalls’ Tumblr and online efforts. Meet the group on their Tumblr Page. 8.30.14 Fashionable...

Decorate with Dried Wildflowers


November 12, 2013
I am usually drawn to classic pretty flower arrangements for my tables. For example, take this post with a simple bunch of pink carnations or this post where I created a perfectly coiffed holiday arrangement. So when I saw dried wildflowers while browsing through the flower market, I wasn’t sure I could pull off the whole ‘wild’ look both from my...

Scalloped Leather Skirt


November 4, 2013
In the Fall I wear jeans, jeans, and more jeans. I have thought about buying a dress here or there {I have my eye on this Theory Rythm Adraya Dress}, but I feel like dresses are the sort of thing where you wear them once and then everyone has seen it; been there, done that {ugh Facebook and Instagram has caused way too much...

November Neutral Lip Picks


October 31, 2013
Remember when I first started experimenting with bold lip color {see my bright red and pop pink picks here}? Well for Fall I am all about the neutral colors. What I love about a neutral lip is that it really gives you a chance to play up your blush which is something you can NOT do with a bright lip...

Vodka Thyme Lemonade Cocktail


October 22, 2013
Last week my girlfriend Morgan visited New York, so we went to grab some delicious cocktails {check out other cocktails on FH} at ABC Kitchen which is a gorgeous restaurant attached to one of my favorite home stores ABC Home in the Flatiron district. We decided to order cocktails, which I am always hesitant todo since 1. I am a loyal Pinot Grigio drinker,...

9 Month Baby: Baby Vest Trend


October 21, 2013
My favorite baby clothes are the brands I wear made in miniature {see other mini outfits on the FHB here}. So when I was visiting my family in Nashville two weeks ago and saw this ridiculously cute Patagonia Retro-X Vest in Infant I nearly passed out over how cute it was and couldn’t wait for a chilly fall day so we could whip...

Structured Bags


October 15, 2013
Lusting for a new bag to compliment your Fall and Holiday wardrobe? So am I! Here are my favorites which fit hand-in-hand with Fall’s must-have trend: the “”Structured” look. Shop my Faves:  

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup a la Crockpot


October 15, 2013
Fall is the perfect time to dust off your crock-pot and whip up a delicious soup. I especially love my crock-pot in the cold weather because you can prep everything in the AM and then come home to a hot dish! I was browsing my Heart Warming Fall Recipes & Crockpot Recipes Pinterest Boards and I got inspired to make a Sweet Potato soup because orange...

Halloween Candy Display Ideas


October 1, 2013
In the month of October I love to have candy corns and pumpkins out for guests to enjoy. Here is a cute way to set up a Halloween candy display for your living room, while still keeping it looking elegant. First I took a West Elm Lacquer Tray and placed it on my coffee table. Then I placed four coasters...

Kale Pecorino Salad


September 19, 2013
Yesterday I found the richest, darkest, and greenest Kale at the Farmer’s Market so I couldn’t resist purchasing a bundle for tonight’s dinner. I went searching for a salad recipe that felt “Fall” appropriate and I loved the one I found on SmittenKitchen {with a few FH tweaks}. The bread crumbs {I opted for whole wheat} add a nice texture, the Pecorino cheese...

Colorblock Style


July 26, 2013
There are so many things that I love about today’s outfit. The Annie Griffin Kaki Skirt {*check below for a special FH discount!) is totally a work to play piece… long enough to wear to a conservative office, but turned fun by pairing with the right accessories. And as for the pop red Leighelena Stingray Bracelet… it’s one of my summer obsessions! To...

Spring into Shape Tips


March 26, 2013
Written by Guest Nutritionist Casey Simmons: Hi ladies! Happy Spring time! Not only is Spring a time to set our clocks ahead, but it is also time to get ahead in our health and fitness so let’s “Spring” into shape, shall we? Springtime seems to be the best time to get into shape. Whether or not you need to shed those...

Nursery Tour {First NYC Apartment}


February 26, 2013
As you well know, I love home decor. So from the moment I found out I was pregnant I was equally as excited to have a new project of decorating a nursery as much as I was at the idea of becoming a mother (wish I was kidding!). The one main obstacle I faced from the get-go was not knowing...

Glassware Checklist for Your Registry


February 6, 2013
I put together a complete list of all of the glassware you may need for everyday to entertaining… I recommend buying at LEAST a set of 6 for each. Personally, I usually buy sets of 8 to 12 because it’s nice to have all matching stemware when you have bigger parties. Also, you never know when one may break and...

Organize your Boots


October 22, 2012
If you haven’t swapped out your sandals and ballet flats for boots and booties, it is time to get your priorities in order! It is officially Fall and chilly, so there is no sense in freezing those toes (and for you warmer states, it is time to pretend it is chilly and be on trend!) One issue I always find when organizing...

Bakeware Checklist for your Registry


August 25, 2012
When it comes to registering for bakeware in preparation of your wedding, there are some absolute essential items I recommend you get to start off your married cooking career. {Reality check: You are now a married “adult” and an empty drawer below your oven is just unacceptable!} Also, let’s be serious, your husband will fall even more madly in love...
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