Happy Friday! I am so excited to share a summer tablescape I created for Amanda of Fashionable Hostess. For those of you who don’t know – Amanda is one of my very best friends and the visionary behind Fashionable Hostess, which features beautiful tablescapes, recipes, decor and entertaining tips. Amanda and I met over 6 years ago when we were both working in the fashion PR industry and our blogs were just a few months old. I love thinking back and remembering those early days of working full time and trying to grow my blog. I took every opportunity to network – sneaking away to meetings during my lunch break, attending events, dinners and parties after work (to subtly pass out my business card!), and then coming home and blogging until midnight. It’s amazing to see how much we’ve both grown and progressed since then. For this summer dinner tablescape, I couldn’t resist incorporating bright pink peonies since they’re currently in season. I went to The Original Los Angeles Flower Market in Downtown LA to pick up the blooms and arranged them in 3 different size vases. I used vintage blue and white china I picked up at John Derian antique shop in the West Village, and white plates and glasses from Hudson Grace. The gold flatware and cake plate are from Canvas Home and the monogram napkins are Lettermade. I always like to mix classic and traditional pieces with modern ones so the table doesn’t feel too stuffy. A great cheese plate is a must at any party – and so is a delicious crisp rosé and vodka cocktail! I picked up gluten free crackers (these are my fave) a brie, a gouda, and a parmesan cheese, dried figs and marcona almonds for the cheese plate. You can see more of my decor posts here. Have a wonderful long weekend!
A few things I’m loving this week! This straw hat is perfect for spring/summer days and is under $100. These simple sandals will go with everything. This off the shoulder jumpsuit looks so flattering. I love a nude lipgloss and couldn’t resist this one. This eyeshadow palette legit has every color you’d ever want – you can see how I used it here! This stripe dress would be great for a Memorial Day weekend BBQ (who else is anxiously counting down ’til the long weekend?) You can never go wrong with Marysia swimsuits…they last for years and years. Can you believe these earrings are $32? PS don’t miss the huge Net-A-Porter sale. Get up to 50% off designer items. I have my eye on this black lace dress, this stripe coverup and this bikini!
I start every morning with a hot lemon water followed by a big matcha latte. My matcha obsession is real and when I don’t feel like making my own at home (it’s super easy!) I head to Gjusta Bakery, Butcher’s Daughter, or Erewhon Market. Jessica and I had a lovely morning at Gjusta the other day and enjoyed matchas and homemade croissants. I wore these ultra soft Madewell relaxed fit jeans, an old stripe tank, and this silky trench from L’Agence. Silk trenches are my go-to outerwear during the spring/summer months. I always like to have some sort of layer with me if I go into a cold restaurant or am out all day and don’t have time to change for the evening. I am loving this trench, this one, and this one as well. I’ve been getting a ton of comments about the dainty gold choker necklace I’ve been wearing lately – and you can get it here! It’s under $100 and looks soooo pretty on.
Happy Friday!!! I could not be happier that it’s the weekend. I had so much fun at The Outnet breakfast and Goop x Nordstrom lunch – and secured a huge collaboration that I’ve been wanting to do for years! I’m looking forward to spending tonight on my couch – with popcorn, wine, my girlfriend and a good movie. Here are a few pieces I’ve added to my home (which I’ve been sharing on instastory.) This sheepskin rug is a total steal for $220! This TV console also comes in nightstands which I was so tempted to get. I love this chic leather chair. This frame sits on my TV console and these beads are stacked on top of coffee table books in my dining nook. I love to fill wood bowls with lemons for a pop of color on the kitchen counter – and a magnifying glass always add a bit of a luxe touch to any room. Shop more of my decor must haves below and enjoy your weekend!