Between Halloween and Hurricane Sandy, it has certainly been one crazy week. But the chic must go on, and so it did. In Los Angeles, LACMA's annual Film + Art Gala brought plenty of gorgeous looks from the fashion set; from Anna Wintour to Amber Valletta, there was no shortage of stunning gowns — and smiles — on display. In London, Henry Holland and Laura Bailey turned up to celebrate Atelier Liberty's launch, and in Berlin, Karolina Kurkova wowed in a champagne-colored Carlos Miele gown at Prix Montblanc. Those plus more of the week's most stunning looks — including Doutzen Kroes and Erin Heatherton in crisp white at the dance4life cocktail party — right here.
It's easy to create a beautiful tablescape for an Easter brunch: simply use the holiday's iconic symbols (eggs, baskets) and colors (pastels). Cover the serving table with a yellow table cloth ($120) and offer the food on large white platters ($70). Throw in striped cocktail napkins ($3) and colorful plates ($2.50) and glasses ($12). Add a few Easter baskets ($4) and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and call it a day!
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Pack up all your party supplies for a picnic in the park! Instead of using a normal picnic blanket, bring a festively printed tapestry ($189). Put the nonparishable foods, like the Polynesian snack mix and chocolate chip cookies in a large farmers market basket ($49) along with cotton napkins ($8) (they're more environmentally-friendly), paper plates, and plastic wine glasses. Fill colorful Chinese takeout containers with chicken wings, Summer rolls, and cucumber salad. An acrylic pitcher with a lid ($16) ensures that no pink lemonade spills while in transport to the party spot. Throw in a frisbee for some fun and you are ready to go! Click on the images above to shop these items.
If you're entertaining friends at a Spring soiree, you need a setup that's as fresh as the produce you're incorporating in the meal. With rustic touches and a nod to the crisp green asparagus in this vegetarian lasagna and the ruby-red strawberries in the bruschetta appetizer and berry curd cake, I've put together some seasonal party must haves that are sure to be a hit. For your entrée, serve guests on these pretty De Vincennes dinner plates ($24), and for dessert, scoop vanilla ice cream into these berry-red Latte Bowls ($20). Don't forget to decorate your table with these ceramic fruit baskets ($20-$38) filled with flowers. To shop the rest of the look, click on the images above!
Shades of green are the perfect foundation for a St. Patrick's Day tablescape. Set the table with green chargers and white plates. Top with green napkins and shamrocks. Serve the Irish cheddar on a wooden cheese board ($15-$30) and place a clear ramekin ($2) with the smoked salmon mousse close by. Cook the traditional corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker ($130) and offer the pot de cremes in festive champagne coupes. Fill a bucket with beer bottles and let guests pour it into their own Guinness glasses ($16). Don't forget a beautiful bouquet of white and green flowers. Like the above items? Click to shop!
It's almost Oscar time! If you're throwing a showstopping soiree this Sunday, you'll need to set the stage with some glam table toppers. For serving decadent apps like crab cakes and chive tartines, I recommend the Nagoya 3-Part Server ($15) and Kate Spade's Ticker Tape Tidbit Plates ($50). Pour your guests citrus sparklers in these Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail glasses ($18) set on black braided coasters ($36). And in honor of the star-studded event, sparkle up the tables with gold origami star confetti ($4). To shop the rest of the look, click on the images above!
When packing a picnic, you need three different storage vessels: a basket for carrying paper goods and linens (I love this wicker one from Wisteria), a wine cooler for safely transporting wine bottles, and a food cooler to pack perishables. If bringing glass, like mugs to serve the soup in, wrap them in pretty cloth napkins; aren't these ones from Anthropologie nifty? Don't forget paper plates for the sandwiches, hot cups for the hot toddy, and wax paper envelopes for the cookies.
For a truly romantic dinner for two this Valentine's Day, create a regal, Moroccan-inspired setting with luxe gold and red details. Set the mood with this Red Sea Reef No. 20° Candle ($50) and Jodphur Red Lantern Candleholders ($15), then pour some vino into these gold-rimmed glasses ($28). Use Le Creuset's heart-shaped casserole ($160) for the herbed potato gratin and DWR's Hungry Bowls ($175) for the arugula salad with blood oranges and fennel. To shop the rest of the look, click on the above images!
It's t-minus two days until the big game, and there's still plenty of time to invite some friends over, cook up a feast, and rearrange your living room. Here's what you'll need in terms of decor! Several chips and dip platters — Crate & Barrel has a bunch of affordable offerings like this clear circular one for $4. Serve the sloppy Joes right out of a pot such as this durable one in Green Bay green from Le Crueset. Brownies are temptingly delicious when offered on a simple rectangular platter. Pour a batch of beer margaritas into a pitcher and serve with festive glasses; I love this set from World Market. Throw in paper napkins, serving trays for transporting the food to and from the kitchen, and a football for tossing around and call it a day!
Are you hosting a Super Bowl viewing? What's on the menu? How will you decorate?
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't have a festively decorated kitchen. Be inspired by the season and give your cooking space a snowy makeover. By simply adding a few new pieces, you can brighten your entire look! I love Le Creuset and didn't even know that the famed French enamelware brand had a Winter white collection ($300). If you're not in the market for new pots and pans, consider decorative accents like a Fleur De Lys teapot ($28), ice bucket ($128), or hurricane lamps ($99). Don't forget the power of a fresh bouquet of flowers! A vase filled with white blooms looks stunning and Wintery.