Gatherings
FUN Summer Picnic with a Twist in 425 Magazine!

FUN Summer Picnic with a Twist in 425 Magazine!

  July is National Picnic Month  y’all !   To celebrate, in the pages of 425 Magazine, I rolled out a super F U N summer picnic with a twist – it FLOATS!  Yep, we hit the waters of Lake Washington with a red & white gingham on gingham picnic, loaded with nostalgic charm, seasonal cherries,...
Dear Dad! Father's Day Inspo in 425 Magazine!

Dear Dad! Father’s Day Inspo in 425 Magazine!

  It’s daddy time! Treat DAD right this Father’s Day with my rather dapper entertaining tips in the pages of 425 Magazine and online NOW! In the current issue I share How To:   * Create a next level  lounge for dear old dad to kick back in! * Serve old-school craft cocktails with a bespoke...
Make it for Mom ~ Mother's Day 425 Magazine

Make it for Mom ~ Mother’s Day 425 Magazine

  Create a dreamy  tablescape for MOM this Mother’s Day! Include: fresh floral monograms, paper cones and sweet sentimental Dear Mom notecards, a French market basket spilling over with pretty peonies, fragrant white lilacs, tulips, anenome…and more! In my May invite for 425 Magazine  online now, we celebrate the amazing women who mother us!            ...
Laid-Back Lunch ~ 425 Magazine April!

Laid-Back Lunch ~ 425 Magazine April!

425 Magazine – Rodrigo De Medeiros Photography   Created this yummy, laid-back bistro style lunch for the April issue  of 425 Magazine!  Check out this gorgeous salad board! It’s a chunky farm table wood plank, heaped with roasted veggies, grilled potatoes, olives, capers, lentils and MORE! Grab the tongs and have your  guests help themselves!...
Decking the Halls for Holiday Entertaining on Home and Family TV on the Hallmark Channel!

Decking the Halls for Holiday Entertaining on Home and Family TV on the Hallmark Channel!

    Had such a festive and wonderful time creating these DIY wool felt floral garlands,  on my return visit to Home & Family Television on the Hallmark Channel !   The garlands set the perfect tone on a wreath at the front door for your holiday entertaining! They have a simple old world Scandinavian vibe...
Easy as Pie! Thanksgiving Entertaining in 425 Magazine!

Easy as Pie! Thanksgiving Entertaining in 425 Magazine!

All images 425 Magazine – Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   There’s always  room for PIE at Thanksgiving! This month, in 425 Magazine   I share some of my favorite Thanksgiving pie recipes from pecan to pumpkin!       I create some pie panache with my rolling  pie dessert bar, decked out with beautiful bits of fall flavor,...
Sublime Halloween Party Invite!

Sublime Halloween Party Invite!

  All Images Rodrigo De Medeiros – 425 Magazine    You’ve been summoned to a simply s u b l i m e  Halloween gathering, in the pages of 425 Magazine!  Pops of ‘poison pink’ candy apples, ghostly meringue and cherry topped cupcakes and blood red  cocktails all mingle in the October mist! And that’s just for...
Game ON! Game Day Party Ideas in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

Game ON! Game Day Party Ideas in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

All images from 425 Magazine with Rodrigo DeMedeiros photography   Are you ready to RUMBLE?! It’s football season!!! The pros are wrapping up pre-season games and the college schedule is underway! I’m a Seattle gal, and it’s Game Day for our Seahawks!  The Hawks are on the road tonight, to take on Oakland, and I’ve got...
Happy Hour at Home in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

Happy Hour at Home in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

All images Rodrigo DeMedeiros – 425 Magazine    Early August…with scorching temps and blazing sunsets, is for me, the peak of summer!    There’s nothing better than a last minute happy hour  at home, hanging out in the garden with friends and family!  Who doesn’t love basking in the afterglow of an August sunset, squeezing...
Summer Picnic Bliss ~ National Picnic Month!

Summer Picnic Bliss ~ National Picnic Month!

    July  is National Picnic Month! It is that delicious  combo of dining alfresco and celebrating the heart of summer with family and friends! I mean, who doesn’t love a pretty picnic?! Especially if you can  pull it together in a pinch! I’ve plunked down some mouthwatering  Summer Picnic Bliss in the pages of 425...
Beautiful Bridal Shower Inspiration for the Summer Bride

Beautiful Bridal Shower Inspiration for the Summer Bride

Photos Rodrigo DeMedeiros     I thee wed. Love me a summer wedding! {  I was a June Bride :) } Send the Bride To Be  off…into wedded b l i s s with a beautiful bridal shower brunch! I had the opportunity to treat two gorgeous brides to be, to a mini bridal shower, in the...
Mother's Day Inspo! Flowers, Gift and Tablescape Ideas, Paloma Cocktail and MORE!

Mother’s Day Inspo! Flowers, Gift and Tablescape Ideas, Paloma Cocktail and MORE!

      Okay kids, fair notice! Mother’s Day  is only two weeks away!! Sometimes…her special day has us scrambling for gift and gathering inspo!  So from gifts to sips, here are some pretty, last minute ideas to help you spoil mom without spending a bundle.     First up a two for one  placemat + gift combo...