Like the famous Peter Allen song, Everything Old is New Again, things have a way of coming back into style. We see it in fashion and home decor all the time, but it happens in the way we live as well – record players are hip and outdoor movie theaters are the all rage. From drive-ins to backyard viewing, watching movies outdoors is a major summer-time phenomenon.
But if like me you lack a backyard or yard space of any kind, the thought of creating an outdoor movie night might seem unlikely. If you read my post on inner city outdoor entertaining, you know that I’m all about embracing our spaces and making the most of them. With a little creativity and friends who are always willing to play along (#blessed) I created a Moroccan inspired outdoor movie night in the courtyard of a friend’s condo complex.
With Christmas less than two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about your Holiday Tablescape. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I take my tablescapes very seriously. I start planning them months in advance; I’ve also been known to set the table weeks before Christmas and then not let anyone touch it until the magical day arrives.
While perhaps a little crazy ;-), planning so far in advance allows me to slowly pull together pieces to create the perfect setting. Because I have so much fun designing tables, this year I thought I would offer you three very different tablescape inspirations to help you create a beautiful table to host family and friends.
With the holiday season here (how the heck did that happen??!!), parties and get togethers abound and with that comes gifting the host. I love hosting and entertaining, and know how much work goes into throwing a party so I always like to bring along a gift for the host that is more thoughtful than just wine or flowers – which are always good in a pinch! No judgement!
But, if you have a little extra time, here are some of my favorite Hostess Gifts to give.