Five Minutes: The Perfect Summer Alfresco Parties

Summer’s around the corner, which means longer days and more time outdoors.  Here are five ideas (only five minutes each!) to get you dining alfresco.

Keep things simple by choosing pieces that won’t break, can easily be mixed and matched (since there are always extra guests), and can quickly be thrown in the dishwasher after the party’s over.  Who said dining outdoors couldn’t be ultra-chic?

WEEKENDS

 

Berry and Thread Melamine Dinnerware

Braided Basket Oval Placemat

Fleur Polycarbonate Teal Stemware

Juliska Bamboo Flatware

Madrid Turquoise Paper Napkins

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HGTV November 2017

Moser Cubism Double Old Fashioned Feature in HGTV Magazine

Ready for some fun decorating?  HGTV Magazine sure looks like it is…

HGTV November 2017

HGTV November 2017

And featured in this colorful issue is our Moser Cubism Double Old Fashioned glass:

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Valentine’s Day: The Twelve Best Ways to Say I Love You

1) Everything’s coming up roses

2) Birds of a feather flock together

3) Each day I love you more

4) You light up my life

5) You are my love, you are my life, you are my everything

6) You warm my heart with joy

7) You have a heart of gold

8) You rock, Valentine

9) You make my heart glow

10) Ti amo

11) I’ve Got A Crush on You

12) Will you marry me?

To see more Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, click here.  To follow our Pinterest Valentine’s Day board, cick here.

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey February 8

Did you know 2016 is the Chinese Year of the Monkey?

Mischievous. Curious. Clever. The monkey of Chinese myths is a favorite companion to children of all ages. He’s an underdog who thumps his nose (and tail) at the authorities and somehow always comes out ahead in the end.

Chinese Monkey King

Chinese Monkey King

Here ares a few of our favorites to help you start your Year of the Monkey right.

Monkey Dish

MICHAEL ARAM

Monkey Dish

$88

Dancing White Monkeys

$825
London Chic Red Plaid Flatware

Just $15: Pretty in Plaid Flatware from David Stark and Martha Stewart

Cold weather might bring back plaid and tartans, but they don’t have to make your home look like those oversized lumberjack shirts in the back of the closet.  In fact, plaids are a great way to mix things up and introduce different colors.  Says renowned NY event producer David Stark in his recent Pretty in Plaid feature for Martha Stewart:

If you’re the type of person that wants things to look cohesive, but not too matchy-matchy, try mixing different colors of the same plaid. For color mixing, pick a particular color that each plaid will have in common. For example, if each pattern contains a vibrant cherry red, it will keep your look together. These flatware sets all have the same base color — a neutral white — so they can be mixed and matched on your dinner table.

And here are the plaids he chose, in London Chic chocolate red, London Chic cucumber green, and London Chic denim blue:

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Q Squared London Chic Flatware

And the best part?  The stainless steel flatware has ABS plastic handles which are dishwasher safe and treated with Xtra Wash, a unique technology that keeps colors looking like new after hundreds of washes.  These are an absolute steal at only $15 per 5-pc setting!

We still remember watching the Martha Stewart TV shows years ago, so it’s a real treat to be featured in her blog now.  Thanks for thinking of us, David and Martha!