Entertaining

Inspired By: Edible Art

We’re completely lusting over these colorful and creative edible art desserts that are a great alternative to everyday cakes and cookies. Here are a few of our favorites; queue the mouth watering….

Unbirthday Bakery is owned by Sydney-based cake maker extraordinaire Nikki Lee and has a strict ‘No Fondant Allowed’ policy. Lee’s happy cake creations can be found on her Instagram {@unbirthdaybakery} or check…

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Trend Spotting: Elegant Agate

We’re currently crushing on these moody natural elements that exude a truly captivating and bohemian effect. This wedding trend has been popping up over the last year and is incorporating some of nature’s most beautiful elements into the theme.

Here are a few of our favorites featuring the gorgeous geodes and agates.

We’re also loving the collected and eclectic look that comes with adding natural elements…

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InstaTour: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Last month we were fortunate enough to be invited to explore the exquisite grounds of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery located in the heart of picturesque Alexander Valley. Just 75 miles north of San Francisco, the winery is an entertainment wonderland for all ages!

The property features more than forty wines produced onsite in their state-of-the-art winemaking facility and a restaurant serving up cuisine made to…

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Hello Summer!

Happy Tuesday! With the official summer solstice {June 21st} just a few days away, we couldn’t be more thrilled to take some time to enjoy the nice weather {don’t forget your SPF}, entertain outside {we’ll take the entire CB2 catalog}, try some new grilling recipes {like this one here}, and maybe even sneak away for a quick sandy vacay {we’re loving this beach bag // weekend tote}.The coming months are sure to be an…

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Inspired By: Thinking Outside the Box – Donuts on a Wall

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh, warm donuts? We do and they were all the craze last year and we expect to see this trend continue into 2015.

We love the way Stag Dining decided to ditch the standard pink boxes that donuts are typically packaged in and instead hung them on a wall for the guests to grab.  There is nothing typical about this presentation. If you head over to Stag Dining’s instagram feed, you’ll…

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Holiday: How to Pamper Your House Guests

The holidays are fast approaching which means one thing for sure – house guests! The airports and the highways will get crazy with all the holiday traveling. PopSugar put together a great list of reminders to make your guests feel like they are at a 5 star resort.  Below are some of our personal favorites.

1. Everyone loves snacks – so stock a variety of healthy munchies and drinks. It wouldn’t hurt to keep…

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One Bite Mondays: Yummiest Holiday Treat EVER

The tree is up, the lights are hung and the Christmas music is playing – it’s officially December 1st.

With the holidays always come holiday treats. Baking cookies and cakes and making candy. I admit, I love getting in the kitchen and baking. I have my go-to recipes, but always on the hunt for new treats.

I LOVE and I mean LOVE the mixture of dark chocolate, almonds and sea salt. It’s so hard just to stop at…

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ROAR loves: No. 3 | fabulous links from around the web

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week for us. We’re in full planning mode for a user conference that is happening in April. Below are some fun finds and links from around that web.

1. I saw these mason jar desserts on instagram from my go-to caterer in Chicago – The Entertaining Company. They are always coming up with imaginative creations.

2. Just loved these party in a box letters from Studio DIY.

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ROAR loves: No. 2

I’m in Southern California this weekend for a girls weekend. Actually going to Disneyland (with no kids).  We’re going to see the shows that we’ve been wanting to see, but teenage kids don’t think are cool, go on the rides we want to go on and have a little spa time. Should be divine. On the way back, if time permits, I’m hoping to stop in and check out SugarPaper LA. My goal – not to be on social media this…

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Inspired By: A Moody Table & Simple Invites

I’m dying to do an all black tabletop and when I saw this one – well, I was smitten. It makes such a statement – it’s so moody and rich. Paired with these amazing invites from Foiled Invitations (owned by Aerialist Press – the dynamic duo behind my amazing black business cards) and it would be the “go-to” dinner party of the year.

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