It’s a well known fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It could be a simple bowl of cereal or a perfectly soft poached Eggs Benny, I’ll take both and everything in between anytime of the day. And while I especially love it when said breakfast foods are prepared for me, every so often, it’s lovely to don an apron and prepare brunch for friends. The key to hosting a successful and easy brunch is good coffee and planning ahead. So I’m sharing my tips and go to recipes, to ensure you serve brunch without breaking a sweat and plenty of time to enjoy a mimosa or two.
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.