never too early…

Some may think party season is over but not me. In fact, with a whole year ahead of us, now is the perfect time to collect ideas for your next party.  Give yourself a head start with gathering inspiration for upcoming birthdays, holidays, {hello?? V-day is just around the corner!!} movie and game nights, oscar night, supper club dos, and other get togethers. Personally, I think the best reason for hosting a party is simply wanting to spend time with your favorite people!



via ruffledblog, glitter guide, meredith heron, every last detail

hello monday + kinfolk magazine

Over the weekend I came across a new online magazine – Kinfolk, a guide to small gatherings, and I was instantly in LOVE!!

The magazine is about entertaining for smaller more intimate groups, including dinner for one, two or few, recognizing that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us. {swoon!} they had me at “guide to small gatherings”!

The simple, less contrived and absolutely beautiful tablescapes took my breath away. I felt like each visual (photographs and videos) transported me to the scene of the party as a guest. Not to mention the tablescape designs that popped in my head should they ever ask me to contribute.



Congratulations to editor/art director Nathan Williams and his team (which includes Chelsea Fuss of Frolic) for an incredibly inspiring magazine!


Kinfolk: Breakfast for Two from andrew+carissa on Vimeo.

images kinfolk magazine