With warm weather finally appearing at the end of an arduous winter tunnel, what better time to throw a celebration in honor of Spring? Potlucks are truly the perfect kind of party, as it’s pretty much a guarantee that there will be something scrumptious for everyone to enjoy if each person brings a dish they love. Here are some foolproof tips for throwing a springy bash that will keep stress levels low and the laid-back vibes high. 1. Have A Theme While lasagna, fish tacos and deviled eggs are all great in their own right, they don’t exactly create the most cohesive spread. It doesn’t have to be Read More
This warm week of weather has us in a spring state of mind. Even though there’s officially 9 days left of winter, we’re all about spring. Get inspired for this season with bright colors, fresh florals, and a few organizational essentials (ahem, spring cleaning). Decorate Bright Eye-catching colors will liven up any room, instantly brightening everyone’s mood. Here are our top picks: 1. Pehr Designs Berkeley Hatch Pillow 2. Coyuchi Diamond Chambray 7-Piece Kitchen Towel Set 3. Jonathan Adler Pop Highball Glass 4. Iittala Kastehemli Footed Bowl 5. B By Brandie Birkin Appetizer & Dessert Plate, Set of 4 6. Fotostrap The Classic Read More
No matter how much we keep wishing for warmer weather, the fact of the matter is we’re still deep in the throws of winter. To get through this particularly cold day, we decided to channel our energy into winter tablescape tips. Read up on the ways you can style your table with winter whites for the next time your entertain. 1. Set The Scene We recommend starting with the basics: white or neutral place settings. This way you can layer on fun accents. Our favorites range from this simple Denby China 4-Piece Place Setting to Lenox’s Shape 4-Piece Place Setting if you’re looking for Read More
Who said June weddings are the only way to go? With the right touches, a winter wedding can be just as special and really capture the magic of the season. Here are some things to keep in mind to make your special day a winter wonderland: Your Color Scheme Remember, understatement is key when it comes to a winter color scheme. Try a white and silver palette with gold or crystal accents. Hanging white string lights can make a charming backdrop for guest photos, and frosted berry candles can add to the coziness. It’s all about details! To go the Read More
If you’re looking for something simple and rustic to decorate with for the holidays, then look no further than old-fashioned pine cones. First of all, they’re free, a rare entity during the holiday season, and they’re also extremely versatile to decorate with. Add string and use them in a garland along your mantel, or add them to a winter-inspired bouquet. Use them as part of your centerpiece on your dinner table or even in your holiday wreath. We love topping our gift wrap with a few small pine cones and ribbon for a simple yet rustic look too. Get inspired by these ideas Read More
We have just as hard a time as most New Yorkers transitioning to cooler temps, and it’s a tough morning in the city. That said, the fall colors keep us going. We’re eyeing anything in mustard, burgundy, or sage greens right now, and this table, designed by Brittany from Brrch Flowers, is no exception. All it takes is one awesome, lush arrangement to take your upcoming dinner to the next level or simply brighten a dreary fall morning.
The weather is turning, and something needs to get us over the hump. DuJour, our editors of all thing elite, suggested we experiment with their fall cocktail package.