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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4 Sep 2017

Project Upper East Side | My Couch Reveal With Horchow
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#ProjectUpperEastSide is almost complete, you guys!!! After 8 months – I repeat – 8 months of waiting for my coffee table, it at last arrived at the end of July! I’m so excited to share a few sneak peek photos with you guys today.

If you’re just tuning in, I moved to the UES at the end of last year. It has taken way longer than expected to get my apartment fully finished but hey, that’s ok! I always think it’s best to invest in pieces you love rather than rushing to complete a space. Plus spaces are always a work-in-progress in my book!

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7 Jul 2017

3 Prosecco Recipes To Try At Home
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Ever since moving to the Upper East Side, I’ve been obsessed with entertaining at home. One of my favorite weekend activities is brunch, so naturally, inviting friends over for brunch is always so fun especially now that I have the space!

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Whenever I entertain at home, I always make sure to have Chloe Prosecco on hand.Whether you prefer prosecco on it’s own or you like to create a special recipe, prosecco is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Plus Chloe Prosecco pairs well with both savory and sweet dishes.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m a huge fan of Chloe Wine Collection and their prosecco is just as delicious as their rose! If you live on the Upper East Side, you can find the Chloe Prosecco at Yorkshire Wines and Spirits, the Wine Emporium or Up Thai! The wine is bursting with fine bubbles and notes of peaches, apples and flowers. Making it perfect addition for your brunch cocktails! Not only is it rich but it’s balanced with a crisp finish.

If you’re looking to mix up your brunch at home, I’ve highlighted three different prosecco recipes definitely worth trying! What are some of your favorite tips when hosting friends for brunch?! Xo. Lauren

Recipe One | Chloe Mango Sunrise 

1 part chilled Chloe Prosecco

1 part orange juice

1 part pomegranate juice

1 part mango juice 

Combine all ingredients into a wine glass with ice, and garnish with fresh orange slices 

Recipe Two | Chloe Blushing Bellini

1 part chilled Chloe Prosecco

2 parts fresh pomegranate juice

1/2 part creme de cassis

1/2 part vodka

Combine all ingredients, except Chloe Prosecco, in a champagne flute. Stir gently, and top with chilled Chloe Prosecco

Recipe 3 | Chloe Blackberry Sparkle 

4 parts chilled Chloe Prosecco

1 1/2 parts gin

3/4 part fresh lime juice

1/2 part agave

1/4 part blackberry liqueur

Combine all ingredients, except for Chloe Prosecco, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill, and strain into a wine glass filled with fresh ice. Top with chilled Chloe Prosecco, and garnish with fresh mint and lime. 

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22 May 2017

Custom Chair Reveal With DecoratorsBest + Society Social
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Happy Monday, ladies and gents! In case you missed it or you’re just tuning in, I shared my bedroom reveal last week. I LOVED reading everyone’s comments so keep em’ coming! Gray Malin also featured my bedroom last week which is always fun as I’m such a big fan of his work.

In other #ProjectUpperEastSide news, I’m so excited to finally share my custom chair reveal I had made in partnership with DecoratorsBest, Ralph Lauren and Society Social!

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