oh what a night!

at our recent holiday dinner in new york city, there was plenty of delightfully seasonal inspiration for your next party. take a peek.

December 11th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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have you met mrs. lilien?

if she’s hosting, you’ll want your name on the guest list.

December 10th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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visit mrs. lilien’s blog.

pick up a copy of all in good taste.

how to: create a conversation nook

a thoughtful styling trick for large spaces

December 9th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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place two wingback chairs side-by-side facing in opposite directions—they should overlap just enough that two people can comfortably chit chat. then, add a small drink table nearby. it’s a modern take on a 19th century conversation chair.

and perfect for a party.

shaken or stirred?

here's an easy way to remember how to mix things up.

December 9th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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the anatomy of a well-stocked bar

consider this your pre-party cheat sheet.

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pick up everything you need for your soirée, here.

flying your way

the wintry birds on our december downloadable wallpaper have us ready to throw caution to the wind.

December 6th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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how to: make a bow

the simplest, sweetest present adornment, courtesy of hello sandwich blogger (and all in good taste contributor) ebony bizys

December 1st, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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she’s clever, she’s crafty, she’s a former art director for vogue living who now circles the world with an inspired, stylish eye. one thing she isn’t: afraid to dig her boldly-manicured hands into a DIY project.

we like to think of ebony bizys, the australian-born, tokyo-based creative behind the entertainingly lighthearted blog hello sandwich, as a kindred spirit. (read about her tamaki roll parties in our book, all in good taste.)

with the holiday season zooming in, we turned to hello tokyo, her new craft-focused book, for new twists on one of our favorite adornments: the bow. it turns out creating your own couldn’t be simpler:

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step 1. cut a rectangle of paper (your favorite gift wrap works perfectly here), using pinking shears if you have them to create scallop edges on the left and right sides.

step 2: scrunch it in the middle to create a bow shape, and secure with a bit of string or thread.

voila!

book club: paris in winter

artist david coggins’ new memoir tells a vivid story of the endless pleasures of paris through captivating vignettes and intimate splashes of watercolor.

November 30th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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pick up a copy of paris in winter, here.

happy thanksgiving

November 26th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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how to: take a compliment

with the holidays (read: family time!) approaching, brush up on gracious compliment-fielding skills—courtesy of our new book, "all in good taste."

November 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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get more modern manners tips (as well as ideas about entertaining, wining and dining and style) in our new book, all in good taste.

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