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It’s Christmas week….how?! This year has truly flown by, and this Christmas season has gone even faster. We’ve done the Christmas parties, driven through Sunset Hills to see the ball lights, watched Christmas movies on repeat, so all that’s left is place presents under the tree (because our kids can’t be trusted before the week […]

Cheery Christmas Table & Cocktail

December 20, 2021

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It’s only mid-November, and the leaves are still colorful in Greensboro, NC, but we’re already dreaming of Christmas over here at McAlister-Leftwich House! There are so many ways to “do” Christmas in your home, and we wanted to bring a little cheer to you this year. While this tabletop is bright and happy, it also […]

Pink Southern Christmas Tabletop Inspiration

November 17, 2021

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We love Thanksgiving for it’s cozy, warm foods, crisp weather, and a chance to be with family and friends. We also love designing a tabletop fit for yummy food and good conversations, and that’s exactly what we’ve created here. Almost everything on the tabletop was sourced from Amazon, meaning you could bring the same look […]

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration

November 10, 2021

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Although October seems to be a great month to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party with Halloween on the horizon, you could really host one at any point! This past weekend I hosted one at my home for a group of our friends and it was such a hit, I thought I’d share photos and […]

Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

October 26, 2021

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Spooky season is upon us and we’re back with another installment of “Behind the Bar,” but this time Cheryl is the bartender! I’m so excited to bring you her pick today because it feels perfect for the holiday, without being super fussy or over-the-top. This Blackberry Prosecco Spritzer is something I’m confident everyone could make […]

Behind the Bar: Cheryl’s Halloween Cocktail

October 19, 2021

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There aren’t many parties or gatherings I host that don’t include a charcuterie board of some kind or another. They are quite simple to create, utlizing a few key categories, but they give the appearance of abundance and thoughtfulness. A few weeks after moving into our new home this past summer, Clay and I decided […]

Fall Charcuterie Board

October 6, 2021

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At the beginning of a new season, there’s always a chance to usher it into our homes, gatherings, and celebrations. It doesn’t have to happen all at once, but it can be gradual and slow, just as a season transitions in nature. You don’t immediately need to do all the autumn things at once. You […]

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Fall Amazon Tabletop Design

September 28, 2021

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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