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Gathering with friends, family, and neighbors in our home and around the dinner table is one of those things that makes my heart sing, and we try hard to make a point to do so often. Inviting others into our home (no perfection or insane hosting skills needed!) is the heartbeat of life and of […]

Hosting a Dinner Party & Entertaining at Home

May 7, 2019

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There are few things I love more than sitting under the North Carolina stars on a warm summer night sipping a fun fruity beverage with friends! Whether you’re on the lawn of a beautiful estate (cough – McAlister-Leftwich House – cough), or on your back porch, you deserve to sip something beautiful and delicious this […]

Gin & Grapefruit Cocktail

Recipe for a gin & grapefruit cocktail at NC wedding and event venue, the McAlister-Leftwich House

May 3, 2019

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Believe it or not, a meaningful Bridal Luncheon (or also referred to as a Bridesmaids’ Luncheon) doesn’t have to be Pinterest perfect – gasp! Although the images from our collaboration in our Bridal Suite Dining Room with Frapps & Frills, Rachel Linder, Gal Meets Glam, Andraya Northrup, and The Prettiest Pieces definitely is worthy of […]

How to Host a Meaningful Bridal/Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

How to host a meaningful bridal luncheon at NC wedding and event venue, McAlister-Leftwich House

May 1, 2019

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When it comes to celebrations (weddings, showers, luncheons, parties), there is rarely an event where (in the South at least) you show up empty handed. Whether that’s a nice bottle of wine, a hostess gift, or a gift for the newlyweds, you’re likely to pass out a dozen or more gifts throughout the course of […]

DIY Hand-Painted Gift Wrap

DIY Hand-Painted Wrapping Paper at historic venue McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

April 22, 2019

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Mimosa bars are a detail that can easily add color, personality, and (of course) champagne to your event! Bridal showers, luncheons, or just a get together with friends can be elevated by the presence of juice, fruit and bubbles. Simple as that! After having designed dozens of mimosa bars, I’m here to share the must-haves […]

Mimosa Bar Must-Haves

Mimosa bar inspiration at McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

April 11, 2019