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Pool Party Ready


May 17, 2020
The Hottest Pool Floats With Memorial Day around the corner, and summer just weeks away, I wanted to round up some of my favorite pool floats in one post. I know many of us are spending a LOT of time at home, so why not create your own little oasis with these bright and fun designs. My kids are a...

Fresh Look on my Pool Patio

with Frontgate


April 22, 2020
Resort Chic In honor of Frontgate’s Big Sale, I wanted to share a look at my newest Frontgate pieces around our pool which are currently 25% off with free shipping. From gorgeous umbrellas that are transporting me to the French Riviera to the perfect chaise lounge chairs for tanning, we couldn’t be happier with these new pieces for Spring. Also...

Poolside Cocktails

with Malibu Pineapple


August 12, 2019
Poolside Sips Looking for a refreshing cocktail to whip up poolside? I teamed up with @maliburumus and @dolesunshine to create the perfect cocktail station for summer guests. On the menu: Malibu pineapple cocktails made with half parts Malibu and half parts Dole Pineapple Juice. I served these cocktails in pool-friendly acrylic glasses by Juliska (the Juliska Isabella Acrylic Goblet). I placed my display...

Pool-side Champagne Bar


Back in May I created the most beautiful champagne bar for one of my parties and I got SO MANY compliments, that I wanted to share a closer look today because this really is such a fun display to set up for any summer party. All you need is a console table, a great champagne bucket, chilled champagne, plastic or...

Host the Prettiest Pool Party


Anyone headed somewhere beachy for the Fourth?! Whether you are headed on vacation, to a friend’s backyard, or entertaining in your own pool, there are SO MANY fun accessories on the market that can transform a party into a partayyyy!! Great for decorating or as a little hostess gift, these ideas are shockingly well priced and obviously, so bright and...

Unique Lemonades for Poolside Sips


May 27, 2016
There’s is nothing better than sipping on an ice-cold lemonade in the hot sun! And while a classic lemonade is nice, these cool and fruity mixes are bound to bring a new level of fun to the pool! So right in time for the long weekend, I wanted to share some of my favorite family-friendly recipes {yes, these are alcohol free!}! Thanks...

Pool Party Checklist


The count down to Memorial Day weekend is here and hopefully you are looking forward to a weekend of sunshine, BBQ’s, cold drinks, and sun kissed cheeks. To prep you for your trendiest pool party yet, I created an enviable shopping list with all of my favorite poolside essentials that will have people instagramming all weekend long! From a monogrammed acrylic ice...

Pool Party Roundup


June 29, 2015
Pool party time!! Today I created a roundup of all my pool party essentials whether you are the hostess or guest! Hostesses, you must get your hands on this SunnyLife swan pool float {it is popping up everywhere on social media!!} or how cute is this retro speaker! Guests, bring your hostess a few bottles of sparkling lemonade or this adorable...

New Look in our Breakfast Nook


A Round Table for intimate Meals This past year we started a family tradition of sitting together every Sunday for dinner. The week nights can get hectic and late, so it’s finally a chance to slow down and enjoy our meal. We talk about our favorite thing that happened that week, we give “awards” or “snaps” for things we thought...

Cornilleau 300x Ping Pong Table

a Summer Must-Have


July 25, 2023
Summer Fun Ahead… My family’s favorite addition to the patio this summer was our Cornilleau Ping Pong table. A ping pong table is hours of fun for the whole family, guests, parties, you name it!! I wanted a table that was high quality (so it would last us years!), easy to move (so on sunny days we could move it...

Our Open Concept Kitchen Tour

#FHModFarmHouse


April 26, 2022
Welcome to our Kitchen After months of sneak peeks I owe you a full tour of our new kitchen, so here it is, as well as a better view of where it sits in our open concept family home. I designed my kitchen with a company called Trimline Design Center here in Miami, FL. Nancy, the owner, took my house...

Ready for Guests on our Covered Patio


February 21, 2022
A Look at our New Patio Furniture Our patio furniture has begun to arrive and we could not be happier!! Our covered patio checks all the boxes – so chic, so functional, and so comfortable! I went back and forth a great deal on which outdoor sofas to choose. Originally since our house had a lot of black and white...

Fourth of July Picnic


July 3, 2021
Happy 4th of July I wanted to share a glimpse at the casual red, white, and blue display I created for us to enjoy while splashing away this 4th of July. Details like strawberry and blueberry fruit water, blue pillows, small American flags, and festive pool floats made the day extra special! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!

Outdoor Pillows Roundup


June 10, 2021
Outdoor Pillows Roundup It’s officially patio season and that means dusting off that patio furniture and refreshing your outdoor spaces with a few fresh pops of color for the season!! You know I have been in love with blue tones both inside and outside of my home for YEARS! See my family room here, and my patio here. But this...

Covered Patio Decor


Fresh finds so your covered outdoor spaces can be as gorgeous as your indoor spaces Here is what I am loving… The Shasta Rug from Serena & Lily can be used indoors or in covered outdoor spaces and is handwoven of 100% polyester fibers. I just love the soft shade of blue, while the pattern is really beautiful!! The Eastham...

Cinco De Mayo Decorations


April 21, 2021
It’s almost Fiesta Time!! With Cinco de Mayo only two weeks away, I wanted to share some fun and festive party decorations to incorporate into your celebration. From new margarita glasses (in glass and acrylic), to mini cactus pinatas, to flamingo pool floats, balloons, and party hats, there are so many ways to make your celebration a hit! Shop my...

Patio Furniture Sale

30% off Frontgate


August 6, 2020
Summer Sale Alert I know I have shared many times how much we love our outdoor furniture (due to looks, quality, and comfort) and now is your chance to splurge or stock up because Frontgate is offering 30% off their website!! Below, I created two shopping options so you can easily find the items on our covered patio as well...

Memorial Day Cheese Board


May 23, 2020
Pops of Blue This Memorial Day I wanted to create a cheese board for us to enjoy poolside. Inspired by the fresh blues on our patio (see the newest pieces on our patio from Frontgate here), I decided to create this yummy “blue” cheese board. On my Etu Cheese Board you will find three cheeses: Blueberry Cheese (by Wensleydale), Il...

Kids Snack Board

with Perfect Bar


February 24, 2020
The Ultimate Snack Board Whether you are a Soccer Mom, Dance Mom, Carpool Mom, or just a Mom looking for a healthy snack, this one’s for you. Every day when I pick up my kids from school they are starving!! Of course I want to fill them up with healthy and nutritious snacks rather then the go-to crap my mom...

President’s Day Lunch

Shop the Look


February 17, 2020
Picnic on the Patio This President’s Day weekend we will be spending time right here on our patio… swimming in the pool, hosting friends for lunch, and just soaking up some Vitamin D. I wanted to share a shop-able look so you too can enjoy some fun in the sun with some of my favorite melamine plates, my outdoor dining...

Saint Tropez Travel Guide


July 24, 2019
Saint Tropez Guide Saint Tropez is a gorgeous town in the French Riviera where we headed after a few days in Paris to soak up some sun and relax. We stayed at a beautiful hotel with a panoramic view, ate fresh fish daily, explored the cute town and shops, and drank endless Aperol Spritzes. I wanted to share a few...

Prettiest Pink Drinks for Summer


July 8, 2019
Summer is Here! Time to sip all the pretty pink stuff!! So today I wanted to share all of my summer party go-to’s for 2019 – and yes, they are ALL PINK!! Très Chic Classic Rosé… and it doesn’t get much prettier than these “Très Chic” Bottles!! They look beyond chic for a party with the gals… and to make...

Summer Home Tour 2019


June 18, 2019
Welcome to Fashionable Hostess, a blog dedicated to those who love to entertain and throw parties in their home. My name is Amanda and I am a busy mom of 3 who loves to host… from pool parties to dinner parties to wine and cheese nights (I am famous for my cheese boards), I have people over weekly and love...

Serena & Lily Memorial Day Sale


May 22, 2019
Shop: Memorial Day Sale I am so excited to spruce up my home for summer and what better way to get in the spirit than a little shopping spree (with a sale to boot)!! With one of my favorite home sites, Serena & Lily, launching their Memorial Day sale TODAY, it’s time to get shopping!! Here’s a roundup of my...

Passion Fruit Frosé


Passion Fruit Frosé With the temps warming up and Memorial Day around the bend, it’s time to start prepping for this Spring/Summer’s frosé season. And this year I am updating my classic frosé recipe with Passion Fruit!! I can’t imagine a more fun drink to whip up for guests while hanging by the pool or to accompany a Sunday brunch...

Custom Derby Cups by TOSSWARE

Customizable Cups for your Party


Who’s ready to party! At my Kentucky Derby Party I shared that I partnered with TOSSWARE – elegant recyclable drinkware – for my party. My Kentucky Derby party was half outdoors, half indoors and I knew I wanted to avoid glass, so I loved that Tossware’s “shatterproof” glasses were safest for guests and our patio. If you are planning a...

Labor Day Weekend Party Ideas


August 29, 2018
Who’s ready for Labor Day weekend!! I am sharing some of my favorite Labor Day weekend party ideas to inspire you for your hosting endeavors. {I am truly looking forward to some pool time with this view!!} Read on for ideas from tabletop, to recipes to serve, and shop some last minute party finds! Looking forward to a fun weekend...

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...

Blue Crush


July 23, 2018
In the summer time I have a serious “blue crush” and am craving pops of blue all around the house. So today I wanted to a share a round up of recent posts that feature this gorgeous summer shade. From dinner parties to bedding, the color has been making an appearance all over my home and I am loving every...

Outdoor Pillows you need this Summer


July 23, 2018
I get a lot of questions about my backyard and outdoor pillows, specifically about the ones I have and where I have purchased them. This summer I am in love with blues for my outdoor accent colors and have chosen a bunch of different blue prints, shades, and textures. So today I wanted to share some of my favorite outdoor...

Miami Swim Week Influencer Brunch


July 19, 2018
The Event Over Miami Swim Week, Kristin Chambless, the blogger behind Color by K, and myself decided to team up to host an intimate brunch for some of Miami’s top influencers. We found the most perfect backdrop, a gorgeous waterfront home on Miami Beach, and came up with the theme “summer citrus” sprinkling oranges, lemons, and limes every which way...

Celebrating Bastille Day with Yves Delorme


July 3, 2018
I am so excited to have the opportunity to partner with the gorgeous bedding brand Yves Delorme, a Luxury Bedding Company based in France, in honor of Bastille Day (which is essentially France’s 4th of July, celebrating the country!). In honor of Bastille Day, Yves Delorme is partnering with the Terra Mar Project, an environmentalist non-profit organization involved in protecting...

Memorial Day Party Prep


May 21, 2018
It’s almost Memorial Day so today I wanted to share some fun party tips for those of you hosting… # 1 Themed Desserts Keeping everything in the red, white, and blue color story is essential. Transform a home-made boxed cake in seconds by decorating like I did below. Simply add a cluster of strawberries and blueberries to the top layer...

Blood Orange Mezza Mule


I love to kick off events with a welcome cocktail or a glass of bubbly… so what could be better than a combination of the two! Whether it’s a luncheon or a dinner party, this light and refreshing cocktail is perfect to serve no matter the occasion. To create the perfect bubbly mix, I partnered with MeZZa di Mezzacorona, an Italian Glacial...

FH Cinco de Mayo Fiesta


April 26, 2018
With all of the fun Cinco de Mayo party props I had to shoot, I thought why not throw a real Cinco de Mayo party… in April!! I mean, I made the perfect Cinco de Mayo Margarita Bar Cart and I had perfected my DIY Taco Station, so someone needed to enjoy it all, am I right?! So the evening...

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Bar Cart


With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I wanted to share the perfect Fiesta inspiration with this bright and cheery Cinco de Mayo Bar Cart, complete with the essentials – MARGARITAS!! I decked out my Society Social bar cart with the cutest decorations and the yummiest drinks… here’s a look! I wanted delicious Margaritas that would be easy to whip...

Spindrift Cocktails from the #FHGardenTeaParty


March 20, 2018
As you saw in the #FHGardenTeaParty Recap {see here}, I served two incredibly delicious Spindrift Cocktails at the luncheon. Spindrift, my go-to Sparkling Water which is made with real squeezed fruit, is my favorite drink in the warmer temps. And being so light and refreshing, I thought they would also be a fab mixer for some light cocktails to serve poolside...

The FH Garden Tea Party Blogger Event


March 19, 2018
I am so excited to share a recap of my latest event, the #FHGardenTeaParty, a luncheon I hosted at my home for a group of Miami Influencers and Bloggers, just this past week. Itching to host something with a pretty Spring vibe, I created a beautiful lunch gathering with an array of refreshing iced teas, bright and delicate flower arrangements, and...

Planning the #FHGardenTeaParty


March 12, 2018
If you follow my Instagram, you saw that last week I hosted the #FHGardenTeaParty at my home for a group of Miami Influencers and Bloggers. I figured I would take a second and clarify that I am not a “Party Planner” but rather that I simply LOVE hosting parties, especially ones at my house, so I try to host a...

Summer Fun in The Beaufort Bonett Company


July 12, 2017
The kids are loving the summertime and we have done our fair share of traveling to fab destinations {ie. here}! You may have noticed on Instagram that I have dressed them in the cutest outfits from The Beaufort Bonnet Company for swimming adventures and the feedback has been tremendous, so I had to share more about the company today! The Beaufort...

Miami Summer Home Tour 2017


July 10, 2017
Patio: Light Fixtures: Circa Lighting {similar} | Furniture: Couch: Frontgate Weston Tufted Sofa | 2 White Lounge Chairs: Emerson Lounge Chairs | Rug: Palm Lamontage Outdoor Rug {in 9′ x 13′} | Coffee Table: Emory Teak Coffee Table | Consoles: Emory Console Table | Dining Table & Chairs: Emerson Dining Table  | My Accessories: Lanterns {large & small sizes}: Catawba Lanterns  | Pillows with Blue Tassels: Pom Pom Rows Outdoor...

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...

Celebrating National Sunglasses Day with Maui Jim


June 27, 2017
It’s National Sunglasses Day and there’s no better to celebrate than to host a pool party with my go-to shades for the summer in tow! I am loving my KEANAE Olive Tortoise Glasses by Maui Jim. They are perfect for everyday wear, working out {they are so light weight!}, and the tortoise goes with absolutely everything. They also come polarized to block out...

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...

The Ultimate Red, White, & Blue Celebration


Fourth of July wouldn’t feel Patriotic without stars, stripes, and endless red, white, and blue. So this year I was sure to include everything on my checklist! I was so excited to partner with Pottery Barn for this project because they truly have the best selection for the Holiday, from galvanized pieces, to festive napkins, to American Flag pillows. I am obsessed with how my table is...

Updating your Doors with Schlage


February 18, 2017
Last year I changed the interior and exterior door handles to Schlage and it has completely enhanced my home technologically and aesthetically! When we bought our home last year, the knobs were a hodgepodge of mis-matched golds, most of which were tarnished. I wanted sleek new knobs that matched our aesthetic, with Schlage I found just that. For my powder room and bedroom doors...

Summer Send Off with a Milkshake Social


September 14, 2016
Forget about that bikini body, Katie Jacobs of StylingMyEveryday.com is guest contributing today sharing the perfect summed send off: A Milkshake Social! From the most over-the-top milkshakes I have ever seen, to the cutest taste-tester, Katie has me running to the nearest ice cream parlor in jealousy! Read on for how Katie created this adorable party! Katie writes:  After a long...

Blooming en Blanc Hamptons Party with Stella Artois


August 12, 2016
This past weekend I hosted the #BloomingenBlanc Party in the Hamptons. My co-hosts were NYC Lifestyle Blogger Lauren Nelson and founder of Flower Crown company Crowns by Christy, Christy Doramus. The Event was a gathering of bloggers, editors, and friends for a “Summer White Party” complete with white attire, flower crowns, and endless bohemian white decor, at a beautiful home in Sagaponack. Attendees...

Hamptons Weekend Recap


August 7, 2016
As you probably saw on my instagram, I was in the Hamptons last weekend hosting the #BloomingenBlanc Event in Sagaponack, a stunning Hamptons Party hosted by myself, blogger Lauren Nelson, and flower crown queen Crowns by Christy. Before I share the actual party post, I wanted to share some behind the scenes on my weekend in the Hamptons {from the...

Prosecco Popsicles


For my latest summer soiree, I had been searching for new and original ways to wow guests, so I partnered with Gilt City and La Marca Prosecco to create a totally cool {pun intended} take on a summer cocktail, a fruity Prosecco popsicle {to be consumed by guests over 21 of course!}. I wanted to keep things simple by sticking to 2 ingredients, La Marca Prosecco...

Miami Patio Tour


July 5, 2016
In Miami, it is just as important to have a beautiful outdoor space as it is to have a gorgeous indoor space because you truly spend SO much time outside. Whether it’s hanging by the pool or dining al fresco, our outdoor space has become like a second family room, so today I wanted to share all the details of how I...

4th of July Hostess List


June 27, 2016
This 4th of July is extra special because I will be spending it with all of my siblings and their significant others, and being one of five that all live in different cities, this is no easy task. So to make the Holiday fun and festive I have done my homework shopping for the perfect party supplies {and I am...

Memorial Day Bar Cart


Continuing with my Memorial Day weekend prep, I wanted to share a fun bar cart display that I prepared for my girlfriends last week that would make for the perfect Memorial Day Bar Cart!! Nothing todo with the whole “Memorial Day” theme but rather the “let’s hang at the pool and drink delicious cocktails” theme {in case you were confused!}. So...

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Cocktail


May 20, 2016
When Piper-Heidsieck sent a bottle of their new Rosé Sauvage for me to test out for guests, I couldn’t wait to whip up the recipe they sent along with it! Taste-tested and approved, I am in love with this refreshing cocktail for poolside sips so I wanted to share with you guys right in time for the weekend! {Oh, and...

Summer Stripes


May 18, 2016
Can we talk about the cuteness overload in today’s post?! Sunshine, smiles, stripes, and sweets. Welcome back to our backyard {did you catch a tour in this post?!}. We have been spending endless hours playing in the sun and swimming in our pool and the kids are in seventh heaven. From the very the moment we decided to move to Miami and found a...

Coffee Table Books for Spring


April 4, 2016
Coffee table books are probably my favorite decorative item. Whether it’s a heaping pile on a bookshelf or few with assorted colored spines on a console, they allows guests to peek into your world just that little bit, sharing your interests and aspirations. Because I am always looking to add to my endless collection, I wanted to share a few on my wish...

Resort Packing List


January 20, 2016
I am SO excited to be packing up my bags to head to my girlfriend’s bachelorette party in Puerto Rico this weekend. While this winter has been mild, being a Miami native, pretty much anything feels freezing to me so I always love a sunny escape. A lot of my girlfriends have also been talking about their upcoming sunny retreats to break...

Nashville Master Bedroom Tour


July 24, 2015
While our house is still bustling with construction for another few weeks, it was important to me to make our master bedroom a cozy sanctuary away from the chaos. Still a bit bare {because it is seriously double the size of our last bedroom}, we have been slowly filling the room with new pieces like our new Inspire Q king...

Summer Sun Protection Beauty


May 7, 2014
I just got back from the most magical trip to Turks and Caicos. My husband and I really don’t take trips just the two of us; we both come from such big families that during our dating and engaged years we would travel with them, and then since I got pregnant so fast after our wedding, we never got to...

Tips for Balancing Working at Home with Baby


January 8, 2014
The number one question I get from readers, friends, and family is “How do you do it?”… and by that they mean how do I throw dinner parties, keep a clean home, get dressed with makeup and ironed hair, and overall just seem to have it together when having a baby under the age of one and minimal help. Well,...

6 Month Baby: Striped Tank


July 30, 2013
This past week I had a meeting at the Host Committee office to discuss the final details of my upcoming “Most Fashionable Hostess” Host Committee Party Thursday, August 1st {tickets are still on sale HERE}. In the summer-time I love wearing dresses to meetings because you can throw them on in a second and VOILA you are dressed and ready to hit the road (which...
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