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Lifestyle

Charlotte Ferrante, owner of Decoratifs in Melbourne, Florida, is a creative genius when it comes to wedding stationery and an expert on wedding etiquette. Her attention to detail and knowledge on proper wording is truly incredible. So when it comes to your wedding stationery, you can be sure it’s safe to put your trust in her […]

Expert – Approved Wedding Invitation Etiquette Tips

April 11, 2019

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Lifestyle, Recipes

This Easter Sunday, set a scene that is both classic and modern. I created a simple place setting that includes details such as a Nantucket basket weave dinner plate topped with a timeless watercolor bunny salad plate. Decorative Easter eggs sit atop of a natural moss table runner with porcelain bunnies scattered about. There is […]

Festive Easter Tablescape

March 28, 2018

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Get ready for Easter this year with touches of spring around the home. With a garden-fresh palette and colorful flowers, this cheery decor is a welcome change from winter hues. Colorful, charming and effortlessly elegant your guests will love celebrating spring at a beautifully decorated table.        

Easter Garden Tablescape

March 7, 2018

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Lifestyle

As many of you know, I’ve been going to Nantucket for over 25 years, so I think I can offer some advice on how to plan a great trip and how to hit up some of the hottest spots on the island. However, every time I go I feel like I wasn’t able to squeeze […]

Nantucket Travel Guide

August 3, 2017

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Lifestyle

  I can’t get enough of all the vibrant spring colors, flowers, and warmer weather lately. Setting a gorgeous table for Easter is one of my favorite things to do, and every year I like to go all out. With Easter just days away I thought I’d share my table with you all. When I […]

Easter Tablescape Inspiration

April 14, 2017

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Lifestyle

It’s cocktail time and thanks to my friends at Stonewall Kitchen I’m serving up some delicious snacks and cosmopolitans. There’s nothing more delicious than Stonewall Kitchen Red Pepper Jelly paired with creamy havarti cheese and their crisp Sea Salt Crackers. Oh yeah – and the Bar Snack Mix is pretty fab too. I can’t decide what […]

Stonewall Kitchen Cocktail Party Giveaway!

December 21, 2015

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Lifestyle

You’ve probably heard me say this before, because I say it often, but it’s always important to have time to curl your hair! Just as I say picking simple recipes is important, the same goes for picking simple hairstyles. Luckily with the help of the new TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done collection, you can achieve weightless hold […]

TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done

April 3, 2015

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Lifestyle

Go for the gold, with this easy-to-make wreath, made with pinecones, sprigs of white berries, gold leaves, burlap poinsettias and a matching gold threaded burlap bow. Purchase a ready-made evergreen wreath at your local craft store and attach the add-ons with hot glue or wire. I chose a white and gold pallet, but of course […]

DIY Holiday Wreath

December 3, 2014

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Lifestyle

Cooking a fabulous meal is wonderful but what’s even better is cooking a fabulous meal and having time left over to do your hair! Most of the recipes I post are quick and relatively easy for even the most novice cook for this exact reason. I always need to feel put together when hosting a […]

TRESemmé Transforma​tion

October 29, 2014

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized

For myself, and I’m sure many of you, Nantucket holds a special place in your heart. I’ve been going to Nantucket for twenty-three years now and each time it becomes more and more extraordinary. It’s one of those places you can’t explain… You have to go and witness it yourself. Nantucket is quaint little island […]

How do you wear your Nantucket? With Keely Smith Designs

October 24, 2014

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