1. Brunching with the Aerin Collection

    I love hosting brunch, especially this time of year when we can enjoy a relaxing meal with friends at our breakfast table and then head outside with the kids to play on the playground or swim in the pool! For these sorts of occasions I love brightening up the table with a hint of color, and Williams Sonoma Home’s new AERIN Collection with stunning hues of blue, could not be more perfect for my Spring tablescape! I am so excited to share a look into our breakfast nook and share some of my favorite new pieces from Williams Sonoma Home at today’s brunch table!

    So what did I choose from the AERIN Collection: a beautiful AERIN ikat table runner and the sea blue floral salad plates, which are so versatile because they could go dressy or casual! Then I always start my meals with a small appetizer, so I served honey drizzled brie and whole grain crackers on the AERIN marble cheese board with AERIN sea shell cheese knives {such a great idea for a hostess gift may I add!} and placed a set of small plates, the AERIN sea blue appetizer set, alongside it. Isn’t the blue so fresh and bright? I feel like it really gives our morning a special boost!

    I am looking forward to entertaining with these pieces all summer long! Shop the post below:

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

    Thank you to WilliamSonoma for sponsoring this post.
  2. Patio BBQ with Villeroy & Boch

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

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  3. Juliska Al Fresco Collection & Summer Time Recipes

    Summer is finally here which means it’s time for outdoor entertaining! Our family loves eating out by the pool so I was so excited that Juliska’s Al Fresco Dinnerware Collection is equally as elegant as their classic dinnerware!! Juliska’s Berry & Thread pieces have always been my go-to, so I opted for their gorgeous Berry & Thread Melamine Dinner Plates and to add a pop of color I placed their Oceanica Melamine Salad Plates on top! For glassware I stayed with the Berry & Thread theme {these glasses are my favorite of the collection!!} and I chose the Isabella Acrylic Goblet and Tumbler. Once…

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  4. Summer Kick-Off Party with MackenZie-Childs Thistle & Bee Collection

    I am so excited to partner with MacKenzie-Childs and the launch of their new Thistle and Bee Collection right in time for Summer entertaining. Clearly the perfect match for an outdoor party, I whipped up some of my favorite summer dishes to compliment there various hand-crafted pieces from the collection. I am excited to share what I created today!! For my tablescape, I chose the Thistle & Bee Charger under a Thistle & Bee Dinner Plate, and the classic Check Flatware. I created my favorite summer salad {arugula topped with 2 grapefruit slices, diced mango, pomegranate seeds, topped with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette} and served…

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  5. Celebrating National Brunch Day with Draper James

    When Draper James asked how I planned to celebrate “National Brunch Day” I responded, “with a quick and easy Summer kick-off celebration for my closest girlfriends before we head off to summer vacation!” So today I wanted to share the get-together I threw at my mom’s home {at the sweetest vintage table!}. Also, be sure to head over to the Draper James “Love Reese” Blog to read an interview that accompanies my table, plus the delicious recipe I used for these coconut bundt cakes! So what did I create for the occasion? I wanted something quaint, light, and pretty, so I started with…

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