I live in Maryland. I used to live in Hawaii. Ask me where I wish I was right now? This winter took a toll on me. That is abundantly clear from the direction I gave our photographer, Lee as she was preparing to shoot our Easter tablescapes. "I want orchids. Water. Sun. Glorious Sun... Go!" She went. I like to call this our table-escape. Heading to the shore for Easter? Pack some gorgeous linens (they don't take up any room) with your jellybeans and bunny baskets. Enjoy the renewal that spring brings.
An elegant dinner party for friends. Sounds delish, right? It is. And, you can totally pull it off tonight. (Okay, you can wait until the next Friday rolls around.) How do you bring the fancy, fast and without a fuss? Answer: orchids. A lovely orchid arrangement as a centerpiece is always a showstopper. We went all out orchid and dressed up our table in our Nouveau cloth with coordinating napkins in white and that fabulous shade of pinky-rose. Layer in simple white plates, fine silver and a variety of interesting glassware. An elegant tablescape needs nothing more than that. Just add your classy friends, some fine wine and a thoughtfully prepared meal. Voila!