Delegate the Tailgate

Well y’all it’s the middle of tailgate season, and I’ve got a few hacks to help you remain the hostess-with-the-mostess, without breaking a sweat. Now, given that it’s been hotter than hell here in Tennessee the entire month of September, you’re still probably going to sweat, but hopefully none of it’s stress-related. I can tellContinue reading “Delegate the Tailgate”

Delegating with Draper James: An End-of-Summer Tablescape

Well friends, we’ve made it to the end of the summer, and I’m actually excited for the change in seasons here in Nashville. Maybe it’s because my kids go back to school, and as much as I love them, mamma needs a break. I’ve also already purchased a new closet-full of sweaters and swapped outContinue reading “Delegating with Draper James: An End-of-Summer Tablescape”

This Party’s On Fire

I will try and restrain myself from using too many “on fire” jokes in this post when referring to the firetruck-themed birthday party I just hosted, but I can’t make any promises. If you’re like me, you probably seriously stress over making sure you include all the “perfect details” for your child’s birthday parties. Well,Continue reading “This Party’s On Fire”

Yellow Everything

I used to be scared of the color yellow. Now, I find myself almost always gravitating to it when looking for flowers, linens or other decor items. It’s a no-brainer for summer parties, but I also love using it for early-fall entertaining. While I was procrastinating writing this post and spending way too much moneyContinue reading “Yellow Everything”

Getting Your Summer (Rat)TAN On

Summer entertaining brings to mind several materials that embody outdoor dining, one of those being rattan. I love everything rattan from furniture to dinnerware, and it’s become very popular, so there are plenty of places to find reasonably priced pieces. As you know, we’re all about making entertaining as stress-free and simple as possible aroundContinue reading “Getting Your Summer (Rat)TAN On”

Spring Tablescape with Fete Nashville

Pull out your parasol and crumpets, because today’s post is so southern and “old-fashioned- chic” you just might swoon. If Scarlet O’Hara was alive (and real) today, I’m pretty sure she’d be proud to dine at this table. This is why I love living in the south ya’ll. Chinoiserie and toile are alive and well,Continue reading “Spring Tablescape with Fete Nashville”

Derby with Draper

Giddy-Up Y’all! It’s finally that time of year again when I can wear an over-the-top, massive hat during the day in Nashville, and it’s totally normal. It’s Steeplechase friends, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with this long-standing Nashville tradition, it’s our version of the Derby (on a MUCH smaller scale). Everyone donsContinue reading “Derby with Draper”