11/26/14

5 Thanksgiving Cocktails To Try Tomorrow

5 Thanksgiving Cocktails To Try Tomorrow

It's the day before Thanksgiving which means you're probably working hard to finish up your work for the week, packing up your bags and getting ready to spend a long weekend with your family. Of course this holiday weekend involves plenty of cocktails so I've rounded up 5 that I've created in the past that are just perfect for Thanksgiving. Cheers! 

11/25/14

Simple Fall Basics

 J.Crew Regent blazer // Zara sweater, skirt (similar), heels // gifted Hobo "Madelyn" bag  // Charming Charlie scarf

The past year I've focused on only adding classic pieces to my wardrobe -- although a denim pencil skirt may not be a classic standby for some, I think I'll be wearing it for years to come (I picked it up for fashion week last September after all!). This J.Crew blazer was my fall puchase this year and I've worn it countless times.  What are your basics? 

Photos by Krista A. Jones
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11/24/14

An Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape



Thanksgiving week is here! I can hardly believe it! We usually go spend the holiday in the mountains with Austin's family, but he has to work this year so we'll be sticking aroud home with my family. I'm also excited that my cousin who is studying in Chicago is flying in to spend the long weekend with us-- should be a fun filled few days. I've partnered with Target to bring some fun entertaining ideas to you over the holiday season - starting with this easy tablescape!

Photography: Krista A. Jones
Florals: Petal & Print
Target products: Wooden candlesticks, wine decanter, table runner, dish towels (DIY'ed as napkins). 
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11/21/14

Winter Mulling Spices


What a week! I couldn't be more excited that today is Friday! And I have the perfect "recipe" to share with you to make over the weekend. I love mulling spices -- in both apple cider and red wine, yum! Today I'm sharing how you can make little bags of mulling spices to give as favors or to include with a gift to your friends this season. I'm including them in a little something I'm working on (more on that next week!). The best part of this "recipe" is that it's not really a recipe at all! Simply combine your spices in muslin bags and drop into a pot of juice or tea - simmering until hot and fragrant.

Images by Krista A. Jones

11/20/14

5 Entertaining Essentials For The Holiday Season


With Thanksgiving a week away the holiday entertaining season is finally upon us! This time of year can come with stress and pressure as you host dinners and parties - but it really doesn't need to! If you stock up on a few entertaining essentials you can guarantee any event will be a success. Here are 5 items I keep on hand all year which really impress guests and make entertaining on the fly a cinch. They also make great holiday gifts for those people on your list who love a good dinner party!

Wine Decanter: I have two and use them every time we have guests over - they look much nicer on the table than a wine bottle.

Golden Serving Utensils: I'm partial to these cheese kinves from West Elm - but I also have salad servers and gold flatware that add an instant dose of glam to your cheese spread or appetizer platter.

Linen Napkins: Invest in a set of linen dinner and cocktail napkins and keep them on reserve for when you have guests over only - this way they'll always look great.

Cheese Dome: The easiest way to make a cheese platter look good is to serve it on a marble cheese dome- it's also a great way to serve mini desserts or appetizers.

Taper Candles: I keep a collection of taper candles on hand and pick them up when I see them at Homegoods or on sale - I always go through white ones quickly since they go with everything.

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