Colorful, vibrant, whimsical and elegant are just a few of the words often used to describe Oriente Italiano. This wildly popular pattern by Ginori 1735 was designed by the Italian architect Gio Ponti in 1946.  He was inspired by 18th Century Florentine and Far Eastern Ceramics.  The stylized floral design features a Garafano carnation and…

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I love working with NorthPark Center on their Ambassador Program and as their Lifestyle and Fashion Ambassador. There are so many treasures there for the holiday season, from experiences to gifts!   Here is my edit from the fantastic 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.  Reach out and let their personal shopping team help you with your gift…

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The Christmas music is playing. I made cinnamon roles for breakfast (recipe from my book Parties Around a Punch Bowl.) There are lots of decorations going up around here – all hands on deck to help! Click here to download my Holiday Favorites from Spotify – It’s full of classics that I love! Here are…

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I was honored to be asked to host “Home for the Holidays Live” for Veranda Magazine today with Jan Showers.  It was so much fun to set a holiday table that could move from Thanksgiving to Christmas!  So many of you asked great questions and I’ll try to put all of the links to my…

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Don’t worry – If you missed our Instagram Live (IGTV) with @Veranda, just click here to watch!  Jan and I tried to answer all of your questions about Holiday Gift Giving and Tablescaping!  Let me know if you have any other questions you might have by leaving a comment here and I’ll try to get…

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  This year, gift giving has taken on even more meaning as we may not be delivering all of them in person! I’m bringing you gift guides from the heart and I hope you love them as much as I have enjoyed putting them together.  I’m updating all the time!  Please check back in!  …

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This year calls for a special Holiday Celebration.  I put together a curated tablescapes for ShopKSW that I hope will inspire! It started with a quick glance at Herend’s Chinese Bouquet in Black Sapphire.  I adore this deep rich blue and white plate and I really want to add it to my collection!  Putting this…

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Happy Halloween! This year looks so different for so many of us.  I’m not sure how you have decided to celebrate safely but we are opting for a small family dinner with take out and pumpkin carving – in costumes of course! Our table is set!  Instead of orange and black, I decided to pull…

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I am having so much fun working on gift guides this year.  The Advent Gift Post got a great response and I love hearing from you about you ordered! Up next is a Gift Guide full of Gifts that Give Back!  I hope you like the selections below.  Every one of them gives back in…

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