We have enjoyed eating together as a family the last 45 days in a row!  To make each meal feel special we have been setting tables all over the place, indoors and out!  Eating alfresco doesn’t have to mean paper plates and napkins!  On the table above, we mixed high and low with a tablecloth…

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If there is any annual event in history that I have “trolled” on social media it is The Veranda Orchid Dinner so you can’t imagine my excitement when I got an invitation to design a table at this year’s event!  Of course I said yes and I can’t wait to share more about my table…

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Can I do a bit of self-promotion on National Book Lovers Day?  I hope you will scroll through my books featured below and find a little bit of inspiration for your next celebration! !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s);e.id = id;e.src = p + ‘://’ + ‘widgets.rewardstyle.com’ + ‘/js/lookbook.js’;d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof(window.__lookbook)…

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Justin, JR and I were so dissapointed when we had to cancel our trip to London at the last minute earlier this year.  We were Britain-bound for the wedding of two people we adore, Justin’s cousin Philip La Londe and Georgie Dinham.  Because we missed the wedding, we decided to host a seated dinner in…

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A few years ago, I did a story for Southern Living Magazine about Alfresco Entertaining.  I was so excited by the assignment because it was my first as Editor-at-Large and it gave me an opportunity to pull out my Lettuce Ware!   Do you know it?  Do you have some? Lettuce Ware has an interesting…

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Table Settings that set High Expectations This is on my Valentine’s Day wish list!  This would do too. A girl can dream….. Super Dips for Bowl Games!  Where will you be watching? I hear this is the greatest bestest hair texturizing spray ever! Loving all of the new looks in the J.Crew catalogue and they…

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I had a great time setting the table for this summer supper in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.  While it was in the 100s in Dallas, it was gorgeous in LA! My sister, Krystal, and I whipped this table together in a pinch and had a blast doing it! Photo Credit:  Daniel Arnold !function(d,s,id){var…

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