1. Host the Prettiest Summer Picnic

    Summer time calls for the prettiest Summer picnic, so today I created a beautiful and delicious spread that I can’t wait to share with you all.

    On the menu: pressed turkey and cheese paninis which I filled with fresh arugula before placing on a white luxe platter. Alongside the sandwiches, I served a watermelon, feta, and fresh mint salad, a cheese and grapes display, and a bowl of fresh cherries. For dessert I picked up an apple pie, but to make it my own, I decorated it with a few extra flowers from my arrangements and placed it on the sweetest mint cake stand. Then for drinks, I made lemon and grapefruit infused water with extra lemon for garnish and topped with fun pink straws.

    The serving pieces I chose for my display couldn’t be more fun and bright, so I especially love these Kim Seybert Tassle Napkins. Then I chose a mix of white and pastel cake stands for all my dishes {even my cheese display!} because everything looks cuter on a cake stand, am I right?! A few of my favorites are this one, this one, and this one.

    For my flowers, I chose a mix of beautiful anemones, peonies, ranunculus, and dahlias; all of my favorite Summer flowers! The mix of pinks, peach, and white, make the display all the more bright and cheery. I created a center arrangement in this fluted mercury vase {size medium} but then placed a tiny arrangement of just 2-3 stems in a bud vase at each food section! Lastly I took any left-over flowers and I placed them throughout my food… in the corner of my cheese tray, alongside my sandwiches, etc!

    Shop my favorites from the post below:

    Want more details on the patio furniture? Head to my Patio Post.

    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively
  2. 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…

  3. Host a Sunday Brunch Party

    I love hosting brunch, so today I wanted to share a look at the prettiest mix of goodies I served up at my latest breakfast soirée. Perfect for a Sunday brunch with friends or delicious ideas for a special occasion! The menu is almost too pretty to eat… the keyword being ALMOST! Starting with these homemade yogurt-filled granola cups, which I served on a white cake stand. Way more fun than small bowls of yogurt, these cups are the perfect mix of smooth and crunch, and can be super healthy if you fill with low fat yogurt! Top your finished…

  4. 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…

  5. 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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