• Entertaining,  Life & Travel

    Coastal Outdoor Dinner Party

    Since it’s spring time, I’ve been thinking of outdoor dinner party ideas before the summer really sets in. A little lighting, some candles, great company. What’s not to love? But you know when you go to a big dinner party and there’s 12-16 or even 20 people facing each other on an endlessly long table?  You know how you only get to talk to the people in your section of the table?  🙁 I decided that I wanted a dinner party where the guests could really mingle, so my husband and I built two oversized farm style tables and created just that. This set up comfortably seats 4 people per side,…

  • Entertaining,  Holidays,  Love & Family

    Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner

    This Thanksgiving was my absolute favorite. And you know what? I got to see first hand how creating a specific feeling and atmosphere can truly set the mood for a whole evening. In a word, it was magic. It all started about 3 weeks before Thanksgiving: I was going to host Thanksgiving at my house, and there were a couple extra guests this year, making a total of 15. This troubled me. See, last year I hosted Thanksgiving, too. My dining table seats 8 comfortably, but at family gatherings we typically have at least 13 people. So, we squeeze in 5 more chairs somehow, and we all agree to forgo elbow…

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