An Evening with Architectural Digest

I was  honored to be included in a beautiful dinner party hosted by Architectural Digest and The Container Store at the home of Michelle and Bernard Nussbaumer last week.  Michelle is the brilliant designer behind Ceylon et Cie and her projects have been featured in countless magazines but my favorite is her own get-a-way in San Miguel that was featured in AD last year.  (You will LOVE the blue and white kitchen!)

The dinner was a celebration of The Container Store’s new luxurious closet concept, Container Store Custom Closets.  If you haven’t had a chance to step into one of their new stores, you should head that way now!  It is filled with their new custom closet options and it does not disappoint.  I went for some new plastic clip hangers and ended up leaving with a big batch of elegant and elevated lucite hangers!  They are gorgeous!

Scroll below to see more photos of the magical evening including details of the layered and luscious tablescapes.  To order a copy of Michelle’s amazing coffee table book, Wanderlust, click here.

Michelle and Bernard Nussbaumer’s dramatic entrance hall.


Eden Delaune of Bisette.

Stacks and stacks of books including Michelle’s own Wanderlust.

Hostess Michelle Nussbaumer, Christie’s Capera Ryan and AD Editor Alison Levasseur.

With AD’s Jeffrey Caldwell and Shelly Johnson.


Alvise Orsini, ma Belle-Mere Caroline Whitman, Brad Kelly

With PaperCity’s Billy Fong.

With designer John Phieffer Mars.

AD’s Alison Levasseur, Michelle Nussbaumer and Lisa Fine.


The butternut squash soup was served with a small corked glass bottle that each guest poured on top of their own bowls.

Photography by Tamytha Cameron.
Floral design by Jimmie Henslee.

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