14 Nov 2017

Fall At Home | How To Host An Elegant Movie Night In
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There’s something about the cool fall weather that makes me want to curl up on the couch with a delicious glass of red wine and watch movies all night. Who’s with me? Weekends at home are surely my favorite which means there’s plenty of time to have your best girlfriends over and catch up on your favorite movies! Today I’m partnering with Chloe Wine Collection to share 4 tips on how to host an elegant movie night in.

Pick Up A Tray For At Home Entertaining

Trays are my favorite accessory to use when it comes to at home entertaining. Bunny Williams sent me her Amala Tray (photographed below) and it’s one of my favorite entertaining pieces. For a casual movie night in, display your favorite bottles of wine and wine glasses with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Create a popcorn display with three different bowls of your favorite kinds of popcorn. Or, you could even create a sweets display for you friends to snack on just like you were at a theater! There are so many fun and different ways you can utilize a tray at home to enhance the atmosphere. For a more affordable tray option, I also picked up two of these white trays from Target for $12.99.

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Serve Chloe Merlot

Whenever cooler temperatures arrive, I love to drink smooth red wines. Chloe’s Merlot is a delicious full-bodied and elegant red wine that pairs perfectly with a wide variety of food – even popcorn! What I love most about Chloe’s brand new Merlot is that is’ definitely a crowd pleaser. This fall, I play to have 1-2 bottles of Chloe’s Merlot displayed on my bar cart. The bottle is just too pretty not to be shown off!

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Pick An Oldie But A Goodie

For an elegant movie night at home, I love picking an old movie. Lucky for me, my girlfriends tend to be on board with this! I personally love to watch old movies that take place in New York or classic romcoms from the 90’s. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen You’ve Got Mail! It’s my go-to. Whenever I host a movie night, I like to create a survey for my girlfriends to fill out prior to coming over with a list of movies to pick from. It’s so fun to see what everyone is willing to watch!

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Display Fresh Flowers

Last but not least, displaying fresh flowers for your movie night in is a must! I tend to opt for white hydrangeas or elegant display of white roses. It’s such an easy and affordable way to enhance your space. My friends always appreciate that I have a fresh bouquet on hand at all times!

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giftWhat are some of your favorite entertaining tips when hosting a movie night? Leave a comment below! For more information on Chloe Wine Collection, you can visit online at www.chloewinecollection.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram! Xo. Lauren

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29 Sep 2017

4 Tips On Entertaining Friends At Home This Fall
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Can you guys believe it’s officially fall?!

Even though we experienced 80 degree temperatures this past weekend in New York, I’ve already started breaking out my fall decor. 

What I love most about fall is spending my weekends at home. There’s nothing better than inviting a few girlfriends over and dishing over good wine and a delicious cheese plate. Who’s with me?! 

Today I’m so excited to share with you four key tips on entertaining friends at home this fall. 

One – Must-Have Good Wine

The key to entertaining at home this fall is to always (and I repeat) to always have a good wine on hand. 

Given that September is a transitional month, it’s the perfect time of year to drink white wine. I personally love Chloe Wine Collection’s Pinot Grigio. It’s light, crisp and refreshing! 

Plus, I love Chloe’s pretty wine labels! I always think displaying bottles of Chloe Wine enhances each and every tablescape I create. Did you know you can purchase the Chloe Wine Collection directly on Amazon right here? Yes, please!  

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Two – Pick Up Mini Pumpkins 

When decorating for fall, take a peek at your local flower store or grocery to see if they have mini pumpkins. Whether you prefer the real ones or faux mini pumpkins, you can typically find them in a variety of colors. 

What I love most about incorporating mini pumpkins is they can up your seasonal decor an instant. Place them throughout a tablescape like I did here or group them together in a bowl to create a festive centerpiece. Mini pumpkins are a very easy (and affordable!) way to provide a fall flare to your home. Psst.. I want these faux white ones from pottery barn next! 

Three – Create a Quick & Easy Cheese Platter 

If you want to be the hostess-with-the-mostess, create a quick and easy cheese platter for your guests. Cheese platters don’t have to be complicated to be delicious! My favorite key components when creating a cheese platter include a block of brie cheese (my favorite), pre-cut pieces of sliced cheese, crackers, berries and nuts. My favorite Chloe Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with a fresh mozzarella! 

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Four – Fresh Flowers 

Almost as important as tip number one but fresh flowers are a must when entertaining guests at home! White hydrangeas are my go-to — as they look beautiful in just about any vase. I love displaying them in classic tall vases, round bubble vases or blue and white ginger jars for a more sophisticated center piece effect. 

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What are some of your favorite entertaining tips when hosting friends over in the fall?  

 

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5 Sep 2017

How To Style A Bar Cart With Chloe Wine Collection
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There’s nothing I love more than a pretty bar cart and rose! Who’s with me? What I love most about bar carts is that they are versatile, come in a variety of metals and materials and lastly, they aren’t bulky which is quite perfect when you live in a rental.

Ever since receiving my coffee table a few weeks ago I have been restyling my living room like crazy. If you remember, I originally had my bar cart next to my dining room table but last week I moved my bar cart next to my couch. I love the way it acts both as an end table and as my bar cart!

Today I’m very excited to share my 4 key tips on how to style a bar cart in partnership with Chloe Wine Collection.

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1 Aug 2017

Let’s Celebrate Something | Papyrus
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Can you believe it’s August already? Summer is flying by! There has been so much to celebrate this summer. Between my 30th birthday a few weeks ago to my bestfriend’s weddings and engagement parties, this summer has been one big party!

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Because I have been entertaining at home so much this summer, I was super excited when I heard Papyrus, one of my favorite stationary brands also sold party supplies! It’s perfect timing as I invited a few city friends over to my apartment for a late birthday celebration once I returned from Cleveland.

Not only did I pick up cupcakes, champagne and pretty pink flowers, I also picked up Papyrus’ “Let’s Celebrate Something” party goods! How cute are these napkins? In case you’re not familiar, Papyrus has a whole range of party goods. From cute striped straws and cupcake toppers to birthday banners and party fans, I personally wasn’t even aware of how much cute supplies they have in stock! And let’s face it, the paper goods make party clean up so much easier. With Papyrus, you don’t have to sacrifice the cuteness! Phew!

Are you looking to throw a beautiful party this summer? Look no further than Papyrus’ party collections. From bridal showers to birthdays and more, Papyrus can be your one stop shop for all of your upcoming party needs.

Cheers!

*In Partnership with Papyrus. Thank you for supporting brands that support Lauren-Nelson.com!