Entertaining in the New Year

One of my New Years resolutions is to start cooking and entertaining more at home. I’ve always loved to entertain (random fact – I was voted “Most Likely to be the Next Martha Stewart” in college!)  There’s something so nice about an intimate gathering that includes good food, good wine, and great company in your own home.  Somehow between constantly traveling and eating out at all of the delicious NYC restaurants (there are so many!) – I’ve barely entertained in my apartment.  When Kate Spade asked me to collaborate around their tabletop collection, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to kick start my resolution.  I put together a little New Years buffet inspired by Kate Spade’s latest book “All in Good Taste.”  On the menu was an Arugula salad with pear, blueberries, and almond slices – which I placed in this serving bowl.  I made a simple vinaigrette by mixing olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, and a drop of Dijon mustard.  I roasted winter veggies; butternut squash, carrots, parsnips and potatoes, and then garnished them with rosemary and olive oil and baked at 400′ for 45 minutes.  I made a small berry salad to have on the side, and couldn’t resist whipping up a big cheese plate (my favorites are Clothbound Cheddar, any Truffle cheese, and Manchego.)  Lastly I put out sliced baguette and brie topped with Turkish figs and honey.  I absolutely love the classic black and white striped pattern on these plates and think the subtle touch of blue is the perfect pop of color.  These plates look and feel like fancy china but are dishwasher safe so I don’t have to be too precious with them – I can actually use them every day!  Shop all of the pieces I used below (including these fun wine tags, this amazing chip + dip bowl which I’ve already used 3 times, and these beautiful highball glasses.)

Kate Spade 5-Piece Place Setting // Stripe Platter
Serving Bowl // All-Purpose Bowl // Chip + Dip Bowl
Square Baker // Silverware // Highball Glasses // Wine Tags
Flowers by BloomBar
Special thanks to Kate Spade for sponsoring this post.
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30 Comments

  • Poshnessary says:

    wow. beautiful table setting

    Kisses from http://poshnessary.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • sasa says:

    Beautiful table:P

    Shall We Sasa

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Chottie says:

    Oh my gosh these pictures are so beautiful. Major inspo to do some good entertaining this year!

    xo
    http://www.charltonlee.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Soraya says:

    OMG Kat! These look so much like my plates I got for my wedding…also Kate Spade. Love the setting, so colorful and full of energy. Lovely, thanks for sharing — Soraya
    http://www.chicflavours.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful setting! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Laura (bright and beautiful) says:

    What a gorgeous (and delicious-looking) spread! When can I come over? ;)

    xo, Laura
    http://brightandbeautifulblog.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Labels and Vintage says:

    There prettiest table setting and the food looks incredible!!! x0

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    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Katja says:

    I have same resolutions cooking more and try new recipes :)

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Rhizlaine says:

    This looks absolutely delightful !
    Rhizlaine
    http://quintessence-parisienne.com/

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • stylemelauren says:

    wow! These photos are so beautiful! I love the way you styled the table + food! Gorgeous! XO

    @stylemelauren
    http://www.stylemelauren.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Elena says:

    Amazing photos.

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • brett says:

    such a pretty tablescape! i have kate spade china that i adore. no one does it better! :)

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    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Liz - Shopping My Closet says:

    I love the dish design!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • SandraEmilia says:

    Looove the pictures, so nice colours! :)

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Caterina says:

    Wow, it Looks Amazing. Great Photos. I want to Cook more this year, too.

    Caterina

    http://www.caterinasblog.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Jenna says:

    This is so beautiful! Entertaining more at home is one of my New Year Resolutions as well, so I’ll definitely be pinning this for some future inspiration.

    Jenna
    http://www.adornedwithlove.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Fashionandcash says:

    Good choice!

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Lindsey says:

    Love the spread, everything looks so clean and elegant. Thanks for sharing :)

    Stay Styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
    Blog:http://staystyledblog.com/

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Kelsey says:

    Kate Spade, always killing it.

    http://www.kelseymarie.co

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Desiree {Beautifully Seaside} says:

    Such a lovely post! Those dishes are so pretty and the food looks delicious! XOXOXO

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Lucy O'Connor says:

    This looks like such a beautiful spread! I love how you’ve mixed a classic cheese platter with other, more interesting choices like the roasted winter veggies, berries & salad.

    http://www.lucylovestosparkle.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Tara Williams says:

    What a cute and colorful spread! And Kate Spade China- dream!!! I want to be invited to your next dinner party! ;)
    Xo, Tara
    http://brunette-ambitions.com

    January 6, 2016 | Reply
  • Suffe says:

    good post! thanks sharing!

    January 7, 2016 | Reply
  • Nadine says:

    loved this!
    looks yummy
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    January 7, 2016 | Reply
  • Fatima says:

    Absolutely love the setup. It looks gorgeous! So colourful and fun.

    Xx, Fatima

    http://www.fatimasabri.com

    January 7, 2016 | Reply
  • Vesna says:

    Lovely set up! Thank you for sharing!

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    January 7, 2016 | Reply
  • Monika says:

    Love these shots! Such an inspiration!

    Love,

    http://www.thestyleventure.com

    January 7, 2016 | Reply
  • Hayley Larue says:

    I am in love with the way you decorate a table!! Absolutely beautiful! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

    January 7, 2016 | Reply
  • Audrey Adair says:

    Amazing spread! And those Kate Spade tabletop pieces are so perfect. Love it all! xx

    Audrey Adair | http://www.happilyaudrey.com

    January 8, 2016 | Reply
  • emily says:

    what a beautiful post! i love how colorful everything is. xo

    http://dearserendipity.com/

    January 15, 2016 | Reply