Easter has snuck up on me this year.  We are not going to be home until late Saturday night and have not decorated eggs. I saw this clever idea on Pinterest and thought it was worthy of sharing. I think these Sharpie eggs are precious sans the massive mess dyeing eggs entails. This will make.. read more →

The Welcoming House was released last week by Rizzoli.  I could not wait to get my paws on this book by two lovely Charlotte designers, Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith. These talented ladies have been in the business for over 30 years with a charming design shop Circa Interiors. It is one of the best.. read more →

VIA I seem to be drawn to all things golden these days. The return of brass on the scene has me swooning over a new item. I am dying for the golden flatware that is popping up in every beautiful tablescape on Pinterest.  Eddie Ross, the king of entertaining and tablescaping, has my very favorite.. read more →

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's gift guide. Here is Part 2. It is full of fun and fabulous gifts for those of all ages. Modern Scrabble / Murval Peace Plate / Popbar Hot Chocolate Kit / Pill Glass Guest Carafe / Bluetooth iPhone Dock / Jonathan Adler Backgammon Set  / RabLabs Desk Set  /  Aerin Golden Matchstrike.. read more →

I had the pleasure of catching up with my cousin, the talented Ashley Whittaker. She invited me and my Charlotte friend and designer, Cathy Austin, to join her for the book launch party for Ricky Lauren's new book, The Hamptons Food, Family, and History.  I lept at this invitation.  The party was truly the peak.. read more →

I love this fun weekend and all good things colliding at once. Cinco De Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and the Wells Fargo Championship (a big golf tournement for Charlotteans).  If I were planning a party, here are my favorite ideas via trusty old Pinterest! Cinco De Mayo Party… a yummy jalapeño margarita… great paper flowers.. read more →