I have been reading Southern
Living since I was a little girl, and so I was thrilled by the March and April issues, which feature some
fabulous Palm Beach Chicness!
Let’s take a look at the April issue… Designer Lindsey Harper’s
preppy and posh Palm Beach inspired table setting features punchy hues and
used a clamshell filled with lemons for an instant and affordable
always beautiful when you mix new with old and color with clear,” Lindsey said.
She suggests looking for colorful glasses at thrift stores, or bringing out
coral incorporates beachy motifs into the table setting. The sophisticated
color scheme of turquoise, gold, and coral keeps it from looking overly themed.
China by Raynaud “Cristobol” in Coral.
organization and beauty to this very fashionable bar cart. Hot pink carnations
add a burst of color without crowding the utilitarian space.
Cabana boutiques in Stuart, Florida hosted a fabulous pink and green Lilly
love to use bright and bold color combinations when I’m entertaining. This
party, inspired by the great Lilly Pulitzer, reflects the preppiest combo of
pink and green. I also added a splash of turquoise to coordinate with the
colors of my home’s interiors,” said Dana.
paper lanterns and other festive details from the ceiling using thumbtacks and
fishing line,” said Dana. “It fills the empty space above a table,
and the tacks barely leave any evidence.”
or utensils,” Dana advised. “Use only what you need for your menu.”
But do take the time to try a napkin fold. “I have a book on napkin folds,
and it’s fun to re-create those!”
“I always have them made unlined so I can reuse the fabric for throw
pillows later,” she said. “I’m also constantly on the hunt for
unusual vintage pieces that I can use in a party setting, such as this bar cart.
A fresh coat of bright paint gives it an easy update.”
“Keep in mind what’s in season to make it affordable. Then add an element
of surprise. The kitschy flamingos in these flower arrangements add that ‘wow’
personal and memorable. “I’ll often display the menu in a take-home frame
and have a photo taken of guests that they can later add to the frame,” Dana
Palm Beach Chic entertaining ideas! Did you notice the two bamboo bar carts painted in white and in pink? They
remind me of the bar cart I scored on Craigslist in Palm Beach the other week,
and blogged about here. And I am absolutely going to recreate those fabulous flamingo centerpieces.
Speaking of flamingos, check back for
more on my flamingo obsession!