Girls' Night In with Monica Hart at Woodinville Lavender

Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart at Woodinville Lavender

Styled and produced by Monica Hart  ~ La Famiglia Design Find me on INSTAGRAM @MonicaHart1 All Images ~ Stefanie Knowlton Photography      With the luscious scent of lavender perfuming...
Girls' Night In with Monica Hart - 'Simply Citrus' and the BIG Announcement(S)

Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart – ‘Simply Citrus’ and the BIG Announcement(S)

Girls Night In ~ Citrus Style!   All Images – Stefanie Knowlton Photography    So excited  to share this stylish & COLORFUL  Girls Night In with you! The evening wrapped around  ...
Autumn Inspirations ~ The Table

Autumn Inspirations ~ The Table

Fall Gathering ~ My fall  picnic with a twist  continues with…The Table. Images ~ Stan McMeekin The twist  is…we’re staying in, for this  fall picnic! Yep, I’m taking our formal  dining room, down  a few notches...
Girls Night In No. 3 Mother's Day ~ Party in Progress

Girls Night In No. 3 Mother’s Day ~ Party in Progress

A Sweet Event ~ Okay, we’re picking up right where we left off with our ‘Girls Night In’  Mother’s Day… ~ Images Stefanie Knowlton ~  inspired soiree… with gorgeous Rendezvous...
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It's a HAUTE Holiday Party in 425 Magazine

It’s a HAUTE Holiday Party in 425 Magazine

HAUTE Holiday Wreath Making Party   Image via 425 Magazine Rodrigo Demedeiros  Photo   Bring on the Holiday decorating and Haute Cocoa!!! There is s n o w  in the forecast in my corner of the country and there is nothing like a rich cup of cocoa from scratch to warm you up!   Image via 425...
Holiday Dining Room Inspo from the ALE Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Dining Room Inspo from the ALE Holiday Home Tour

Orangerie ~          This dining room is overflowing with delicious eye candy for your Holiday gatherings!  I have been decorating for a great cause this past week. Today is THE day for the Assistance League of the Eastside Holiday Home Tour!   The amazing Cindy, from Haley’s cottage reached out to me...
Earthy and Beautiful last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas on KING 5 Seattle

Earthy and Beautiful last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas on KING 5 Seattle

     G   A   T   H   E   R     Whether you are gathering for Thanksgiving  or Friendsgiving… There is STILL time to create a swoon worthy last minute tablescape! You can pick up all of the elements you need right at your local market!     For me, it’s...
Mini Give Thanks Herb Wreaths for your Thanksgiving Table

Mini Give Thanks Herb Wreaths for your Thanksgiving Table

  Here’s a simple  way to give your Thanksgiving table some fragrant, earthy and EASY   holiday goodness! Just whip up a few of my garden herb give thanks  mini place setting wreaths! * Start with some quick calligraphy on card stock paper. It doesn’t have to be perfect…as you can see!     * Trace a...
Decking the Halls for the Assistance League of the Eastside Holiday Home Tour!

Decking the Halls for the Assistance League of the Eastside Holiday Home Tour!

#mhartlifestyle  The Assistance League of the Eastside‘s  Holiday Home Tour is just weeks away and I’m honored to once again deck the halls  for this A M A Z I N G cause!     If you live in my corner of the country, this is a must see holiday event! Our squad, led by...
Earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms with Garden Herbs

Earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms with Garden Herbs

#mhartlifestyle  I call this  Sunday soul food… earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms and fragrant freshly plucked garden parsley and thyme. My garden is packed with parsley right now.  Gotta use it on the daily!     This combo is the perfect Sunday light bite and a page straight out of my childhood.  Back in the day, I...
A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail - Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail – Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

      #mhartlifestyle  Now this is a nightmare of a Halloween CockTALE! Slurp! Oh yes, The Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini drop is SMOKING hot! It’s inspired by the dark  poetry of Edgar Allan himself and it’s a cocktail for ALL the senses. Wisps of chalky white vapors encircle the smoky gray vintage glass. The intoxicating scent...
Raise the Bar on your Halloween Entertaining

Raise the Bar on your Halloween Entertaining

#mhartlifestyle  This morning I’m styling a festive yet seriously simple Halloween bar tray. A girls got to be ready when entertaining happens, right? So I pulled together simple bar touches like: a repurposed gin bottle turned floral vase with feathers and inexpensive fresh greens, a Halloween ornament carafe topper, mini bouquets, real and velvet pumpkins and...
Keep Chill this Halloween with Designer Ice Cubes

Keep Chill this Halloween with Designer Ice Cubes

#mhartlifestyle   I’m always looking for quick and simple ways to add a little inexpensive panache to my gatherings and these Halloween ice cubes are so CHILL!  Pardon the puns but they do the trick PLUS they’re a fun treat! The frosty All Hallows’ Eve creations are great for champagne cocktails or kids cups!    ...
DIY Fall Floral No Carve Pumpkins in Seconds!

DIY Fall Floral No Carve Pumpkins in Seconds!

#mhartlifestyle A high wind storm is rolling toward the Seattle area and while most folks are stocking up on practical storm related supplies like batteries, candles, WATER… I am  creating pretty fresh floral no carve pumpkins!  Whaa?  They have a word for this, denial. Or perhaps, I’m simply creating my kind of calm before the storm....
Cozy up your Outdoor Rooms for Fall

Cozy up your Outdoor Rooms for Fall

    #mhartlifestyle  On this crisp autumn day in the Pacific Northwest, I’m delighted to be taking my morning cappuccino here in our courtyard by the  bluestone fountain I designed. However, this Autumnal scene has me anything but blue!   Perhaps that is because our outdoor room is all dressed up for fall with a few simple touches...
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at the WAC

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at the WAC

      #mhartlifestyle    Ho Ho Holiday wreaths! Okay, I know we haven’t carved our pumpkins or turkeys yet… but this just can’t wait! So excited to tell you about our upcoming Wreath Making Workshop  at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, open to all WAC members!    On December 5th at 6 Pm,...