November 20th, 2015 |

MIXED METALS THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

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Thanksgiving to me is more than a big meal shared with family and friends. It’s time to reflect on the things for which I am most thankful and also the official kick-off to the holiday festivities.
My parents host a big Thanksgiving dinner, so I love hosting a smaller intimate “friendsgiving” with my nearest and dearest a week or two before the official turkey day. […]

October 20th, 2015 |

WITCHES’ DINNER PARTY

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Halloween can be such a busy time for Mamas – between making (or purchasing!) the kids costumes, helping at classroom parties, and getting the candy prepared for trick-or-treaters – most ladies don’t have a second to enjoy the festive holiday! I thought it would be fun to gather up some of my favorite “witches” for a little good old-fashioned Halloween dinner party this past weekend. […]

September 4th, 2015 |

PINK FLAMINGO DINNER PARTY

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares ideas for a Pink Flamingo dinner party. Gorgeous pink flower arrangements, layered placesettings, monogrammed napkin rings and trendy palm leaf placemats set the scene for a chic girl’s night! […]

September 3rd, 2015 |

END OF SUMMER ENTERTAINING

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares ideas for an end-of-the-summer dinner party full of blue and white china, a gorgeous tablesetting, sunflower centerpiece, strawberry rhubarb lemonade cocktail, and lemon butter salmon recipes. […]

June 12th, 2015 |

PREPPY TABLESETTING |PEONIES + GINGHAM + MONOGRAMS

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares her crisp gingham summer tablesetting, complete with Kate Spade china, gorgeous monogrammed napkins from Madison, and beautiful peonies centerpiece. […]

March 17th, 2014 |

PINK & GREEN 40th BIRTHDAY

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See the tablesetting and paper details of Kelly’s pink and green tablesetting for her friends’ 40th birthday dinner. […]

April 11th, 2013 |

FRESH FRUIT TART

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A fresh fruit tart recipe from lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden. The perfect dessert for Spring parties. […]

February 1st, 2013 |

MOD BOXWOOD DINNER PARTY | DECOR

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I often get asked where I find inspiration for party ideas.  Like, daily.  Truth is, there is no rhyme or reason as to what inspires me.  It could be a book, a gorgeous party dress, or a color palette.  Today, it’s this picture of a fresh, updated interior.  I absolutely LOVE the clean lines, the black, […]

December 4th, 2012 |

Click to Print {Free Holiday Printables}

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I know that the holiday season can be stressful.  You want to do SO.MANY.THINGS: bake cookies, cut down the perfect tree, select the perfect gifts and wrap them with unique trimmings, throw the perfect party for friends & family.  It’s takes a lot of time to be the perfect hostess, so I teamed up with HP […]

September 25th, 2012 |

DIY Leaf Silhouettes Place Cards

It is with great pleasure that I welcome our newest contributor to the blog, Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio!  Vana has been a good friend and supporter/contributor of the Magazine since the beginning and we are thrilled to now have her hear on the blog on a regular basis.

Professionally trained as an architect, Vana Chupp has always […]

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