2022 NorthPark Ambassadors Announced

Jan 5, 2022 |

I’m thrilled to kick off 2022 with an announcement of a new class of NorthPark Ambassadors.  Every year of this programs brings new ideas and wonderful new Ambassadors who are selected for their contribution to the community and to helping those in need.  Each Ambassador selects a non-profit to represent and, throughout the year, NorthPark…

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New Years Eve Party Tips

Dec 27, 2021 |

  Excited to repost this fun segment from a few years ago!  I hope you like these tips for your New Year’s Eve Celebration! I had a blast sharing tips for your New Years Eve Celebration on Today Show this morning.  I hope you like them!  I’d love to know what you plan to do…

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Twenty Four days of Tablescapes – Day 24!

Dec 24, 2021 |

I can’t imagine a better table to post for the 24th than my mother’s Christmas table!  She has used her collection of Tiffany’s Christmas pattern on Christmas Day for many years and I just love the way she finds a new way to set the table with it every year.  Last year, shown here, she…

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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 23

    Today's tablescape is all about the magical effect of twinkle lights and candlelight.  This tablescape was for an outdoor dinner under the twinkling lights at a residence in Beverly Hills in November.  We lit all sorts of taper candles and let the wax drip all over the stone ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 22

Today's tablescape is another children's table that I put together using an inexpensive red cloth, faux bois wrapping paper for placemats and monogrammed ginger snaps as place cards.  The gingerbread houses were prepared by my daughter using only red and white candies so that they would serve our color scheme!  ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 21

Today's tablescape comes from a shoot I did for the pages of Southern Living.  We shot this at my sibling's modern condo in Dallas and loved playing with the peppermint theme.  Click here to read more! 
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 20

Today's tablescape started with this vivid Savannah Gardens Cloth by Matouk.  I was inspired the saturated color and scalloped edge to layer all sorts of bold colors on top.  My antique Rose Medallion Charger plates were topped with another antique set of white and pink and dinner plates and some ...
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Misette Colorblock Tablescape

Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 19

This table was not set for the holidays but I do love the idea of adding some pink Christmas decorations to give it a festive touch! When setting this table in collaboration with Misette, I fell in love with their scalloped linens and lovely dinner plates.  Click here to see ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 18

This project with Target has always brought great joy!  It was so much fun to collaborate with them and several other tablescapers to create an event filled with tabletop inspiration.  I used layered cake stands and gorgeous glass ornaments for the centerpiece along with some of the bottle brush trees ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 17

This holiday table was set for the little ones one holiday season when my two children were still little. We wanted a setting that would charm them and keep them busy while the grown ups inevitably took longer to eat than they did!  The look was all about being awarded ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 16

Setting this table was such delight and I always think of how easy it would be to reinterpret this concept at home in any dining space.  All you need is candlelight!  The occasion was my husband's birthday and we invited friends to celebrate at The Adolphus in The French Room.  ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 15

Today's tablescape provides a sneak peek into one of my favorite chapters in my upcoming book, A Loving Table.  The book, co-authored by the talented Shelley Johnstone Paschke, is filled with examples of the traditions that we carry forward from our families.  This Christmas table was set by the amazing ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 14

This tablescape was the result of an event I hosted when I was a spokesperson for Sunkist Citrus.  We had a mother's brunch and made traditional pomanders. I love to use pinks and minty shades of green at Christmastime mixed with traditional bright and cheery reds and greens.  My ever-growing ...
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