Posts Tagged ‘entertaining at home’

Tapas Party by La Femme Epicure & Smitten on Paper

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Don’t you love to see how other people entertain? When the newest edition to our chef team, the darling Sarah Simms of La Femme Epicure, told me she was hosting a tapas party with her friend from Smitten on Paper, I had the voyeuristic urge to be a fly on the wall for the evening. White Wine Sangria with local fruit! A selection of 8 homemade tapas + dessert! Stylish paper goods in cool fonts! Oh my.

Sarah Simms Dinner Party
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Well my wish has come true, all the pictures from what must have been a magical evening are up here! Don’t miss Sarah’s expert advice for how to plan a tres chic dinner party of any size or theme on your own. All photos taken by RW Simms & Paige Johnson.

Salud,

Lydia

Kinfolk Magazine

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Kinfolk Magazine

Happy Friday, lovebugs!

Have you met Kinfolk Magazine yet?  You’re going to love her.

I knew I liked her when I hit page 52 and found a great summer playlist for my next dinner party. But the love lightening struck when I flipped on to page 54 and found this:

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “what about lunch?”

Winnie The Pooh

Word.

Anyone with an ear for the silly old bear is a gem in my book and Kinfolk embodies the Pooh-like sensibility: that eating is best when kept simple and shared with a few good friends.  Forty different artists collaborated on this first issue, sharing the ways in which they entertain simply at home through beautiful, natural-looking photos, menus, recipes (e.g. dang good sandwich!), snippets from great authors and books, and longer meditations on topics such as tea time, eating for one, breakfast with friends, etc.

So, what are you waiting for?  Tell us what you think of Kinfolk.

I’m off to Fiji (for reals) for a week.  I’ll miss you all.

xoxosl