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Hope you celebrated green and had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. We always love St. Patrick’s day not because it’s fun and cool, also because it is usually the time for us to kick off the season of Spring entertaining. Specially after the several times of raining showers, everything in our garden just starts blooming. So, of course, inspired by the warm and clear sunshine and beautiful blooms in our garden, we decided to have a causal in-home celebration by cooking comfy Irish beef stew and put up an organic spring-theme tabletop to enjoy. You may want to do the same thing too, but may be just intimated by the complicated task and think maybe the other time. Well, life is about celebrating every moment. We are celebrating by doing and engaging as much as we can. Therefore, it is much more fun for memories and does excise your creative muscles a lot. But there are some simple ways to make in-home entertaining much less a daunted task. Here are 7 tips we would love to share to make spring entertaining fun, simps and stylish.
Just go to the outdoor and go to your backyard garden. You will be inspired by nature a lot and make you desire to bring nature to home. Since our garden is blooming, we just got everything from the garden—grass, roses, wild flowers, branches, herbs…
2. Please don’t wrap up your fine china and put them away at somewhere you even cannot find. Yes, please display your chinaware at the place you can easily see. Therefore, you always want to use them.
3. Plan,plan,plan. Write down the theme and food you would like to serve. For St. Patrick’s day table top, we wanted to celebrate the season of spring, so we had a lot of green-leaf veggies and in-season colorful root veggies. The next is to prepare the menu. For ours menu is mainly Irish beef stew with some green veggie cakes and green-leaf salad. We actually cooked the beef stew a night before in a slower cooker.
4. Well, just sit back and enjoy.
5. Take time to take the photos for what you just do and you will be inspired to host next party.
Today is the last day of August! Time just flies so fast. It seems we just welcomed 2017 yesterday. Then there are only 4 months to go for 2017. Maybe it is a good time to reflect a little bit and look ahead to see what’s new and what excited next year. From today, we will blog home and color trends of 2018 from different painting companies and home decor brands.
Dunn Edwards predicates that 2018 is about celebrations, individuality, tech, digital, finding happiness in small things, etc…
We have 90+ degree weather for several days. It looks like summer is here. Well, the weather in LA is always such a drama. But with Memorial Day next week and official summer beginning on June 22nd, we know now it’s the great time to plan outdoor living for summer and enjoy nature as much as we can.
Outdoor living space can be large, luxurious and also can be as simple as a small area that is dedicated to get-together lounging and entertaining. Although it’s small, there are always ways to make it interesting. The outdoor living space we created in the video is French country style featuring with blue-stone circular pavers around the tree, French bistro chairs, teak dining table, wrought iron bench. The orange fashionable umbrella adds a pop of color while perennial plants such as ivy, iris, bird paradise lend a romantic feel to the space.
Today is the last Friday of 2016. And it’s raining again. My rose arrangement for our Christmas table center piece is still beautiful. I just added some garden-fresh pink camellias. Now I am in the process of setting up a Mimosa bar for our NYE celebration.
One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to visit the local farmer’s markets. I can truly enjoy myself by strolling around and literally get inspired by garden fresh and little cute vintage founds. We have quite a few in Los Angeles. I go to different ones for the different weekends. Here are some shoots I took today. Fall hues and textures in the farmer’s market are so gorgeous! I cannot wait to work on some fall-themed table settings next week. It was such a pleasant experience to immense myself in fresh veggies, flowers, home-made foods in this beautiful Southern Californian fall sunny day!
Maybe there is one day we can truly enjoy the time at home. Yes, no traffic, no social, no shopping. If so, what is your favorite thing to do? Wouldn’t be nice just enjoying a classic yet healthy brunch at home? The sunshine, the peacefulness and the surroundings with our favorite thing.