anthropologie summer entertaining event at legacy place with emily starr alfano of mStarr design

ATTENTION BOSTON-AREA FRIENDS! i think it’s safe to say that winter is officially behind us here in new england and we’re on to spring and summer! and if you’re anything like me, both seasons have me thinking about entertaining! about maxi dresses! about home decor updates!

i’m very excited to be co-hosting an event at anthropologie legacy place in dedham this thursday, april 25th. i’ll be sharing some of my top home + fashion picks for summer alongside the anthro home and apparel stylists, plus i’ll show different ways to craft an effortless tablescape with help from wild folk studio. AND there will be boozy sips and snacks. the event is from 6-8p and tickets can be purchased here for $10.

below are some things you just might see…

please feel free to spread the word {thank you in advance} and i hope to see you at anthro on thursday!


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it's hard to believe this munchkin is almost TWO. we kinda went all out for her first because, duh. and while we'll certainly have some fun details for this party {because you know, it's me}, we're reigning things in just a bit. we started music class when max was 6 months old and never looked back. her love for music and singing is as evident as it's ever been, so a music-related party it is! her teacher, stacey, is coming to the house and following that, we'll have a little pizza party. and cake of course. 

so i'm sure you're thinking, oh it'll be a music-themed party! yeah, not so much. i wanted to build on something happy and everywhere i turn these days, it's rainbow this and rainbow stripe that. and i'm kinda loving it all so while there's no true "theme", it'll be colorful and festive! below are some things i've purchased, are on the list, or are just inspiring me!


1 / invites are out! 2 / hanna andersson always has the happiest clothes. and ps. it's on sale right now! 3 / who doesn't love tattoos? 4 / striped cups. 5 / cutest plates. 6 / pinwheels for the kiddos. 7 / a giant sized balloon fits the bill. 8 / stackable crayons. genius. 9 / rainbow crayons. 10 / striped plates. 

and now to figure out the cake...
hope you all have a happy weekend!


ps. photo of max by my dear friend becca, who left boston a florist and returned a {really talented} photographer.