Tablescape Tuesday: Stunning Shanghai

Now, I have seen, and even created, a lot of tablescapes in my career, but I have never (I mean never never ever!!!) seen a dining room or tablescape like the one at Pearl Lam’s Shanghai home.  Justin and I loved Shanghai because the people we met were so fascinating, and we were thrilled to…

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TODAY Show: Memorial Day Entertaining

Good Morning!  TGIF!  Are you excited about the long weekend?  If you have plans for entertaining this Memorial Weekend, I hope you had a chance to catch me this morning when I shared my tips with Savannah Guthrie on TODAY. Watch the full video here! Keep it clean and put a small basket of Wheat…

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Exciting News for Southern Living!

Happy May Everyone!  Today I am very excited to share with you Southern Living and Ballard Designs have joined together to launch a new tabletop collection. This marks the first time that Ballard Designs has paired with a magazine brand to launch a product line, and the collection is absolutely beautiful! It includes coordinating table linens,…

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Tablescape Tuesday: Pretty in Pink

I adore this spectacular table set by Todd Events and coordinated by Mary Wright-Shah for eighty people at a rehearsal dinner.  Isn’t it to die for? It was certainly a night to remember in a spectacular spring setting.

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5 Reasons to use your good dishes:

-They can bring a little smile everyday!  Add little luxuries into your every day life and treat yourself!  Find joy in the simple things like setting a beautiful table, whether it is for two or twenty! -Although I am a big advocate of using the good things everyday, there is no better time to start…

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