Playlist: The Endless Summer

Friday, August 3, 2012
While we're gearing up for fall, these triple-digit days remind us that summer isn't quite over. However, our excitement over cooler temperatures hasn't stopped us from stopping to smell the roses. We hope you too are enjoying this time with friends and family, albeit in an air-conditioned space or near water. To toast this last full month of summer, we're giving you a sneak peek into a cocktail tablescape from our fall newsletter, plus a few tunes to carry you through the weekend. 

Met Ball: The Red Hot Chloe

Thursday, August 2, 2012
With Fashion's Night Out just around the corner, we've been dreaming of fashion forward tablescapes. There isn't a better excuse than haute couture to play with exotic prints and bold combinations of color.

The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art thought the same thing while planning the Met Ball, otherwise known as the East Coast Oscars. After all, when you decide to throw a dinner party for fashion's finest, you have to pull out all the stops. So we weren't surprised to see a familiar addition to their fabulous crimson place setting, the Chloe goblet! Elegant aesthetics paired with bright colors make the Chloe timeless rather than trendy. We especially love the red while going into Fall. What is your favorite color of Chloe? 

Top: The 2012 Met Ball Gala. Image via US Vogue August 2012 issue.     Bottom (from left): Scarlet Filigree Charger, Vera Wang China Collection, Red Glass Charger, Red Chloe Goblet

When your guests are the likes of Camilla Belle, Carey Mulligan, Anna Wintour, Emma Stone, and Cate Blanchett, service with style is a must. Images via Jamie Beck

Toast: Chef Joe Goetze

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Today's Toast goes out to one of our top chefs, Joe Goetze. As Corporate Chef VSAG, a National Restaurant Advisory Group, and Corporate Chef for Founding Farmers Restaurant Group Joe develops their recipes, leads the culinary team, researches ingredient sourcing and develops the produce and purveyor partnerships. No easy feat! Joe has worked all over the country, but if you're from Dallas you may know him from his time spent at various great restaurants, from his humble beginnings with many of his great chef friends at The Landmark to culinary operations at eatZi's Market & Bakery. His decades of experience and hard work has paid off at Founding Farmers, which just earned the Washington D.C. restaurant Power Spot 2012 RAMMY.* The RAMMY describes it as "a top choice member restaurant, a spot to 'see and be seen' with the movers and shakers on the national and local political and business scene. It best exemplifies 'how Metropolitan Washington works.'" Joe believes in running a green and sustainable operation that brings quality natural ingredients straight from the farm to the tabletop. A man after our own hearts! In fact, we love him so much one of POSH's own has been married to him for 18 years. Bet you can guess who! 

Chef Joe dished out five of our tasty favorites on POSH's classic Catering Collection.

1. Tunapoke | 2. Root Beer Braised Sticky Pork Ribs | 3. NY Sour RGB | 4. The Famous Deviled Eggs (You can't eat just one!) | 5.Fried Green Tomatoes with Local Goat Cheese Herb Spread + Green Goddess

Chef Joseph Goetze with Joseph Goetze, Jr. Happy belated birthday to Joe Jr. He turned 16 this Monday, July 30th. 

*The RAMMY Awards Gala is an annual industry event and fundraiser for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington that recognizes the best and brightest in the restaurant industry in the metropolitan Washington, DC region.

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Tabletop Tuesday: Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
If you were going to design an ideal client that was classic, cool, and most importantly, a ton of fun, who would think of? Well, if you're Todd Events, you think Aubrey Hepburn. And if you're us, you swoon over a tabletop where you'd get to sit with a girl who would easily be your best friend and partner in crime. Whether she showed up herself or in character--Eliza Doolittle, Holly Golightly, Jo Stockton, Princess Ann--Audrey would be right at home at this posh table.

Rental Items: Elise Cut Crystal, Hand Cut Crystal Chargers, Vintage Dessert Compotes. Design + Floral: Todd Events | China, Stemware, Flatware: POSH Couture Rentals | Linen: La Tavola | Centerpiece and Arrangement Fixtures: Todd Events | Calligraphy: Laurie Harper | Venue: Stoneleigh Penthouse | Photography: f8 Studio
Classic Elise Crystal Cut Stemware and our glass compotes - two perfectly posh ways to serve your guests with style.

Weddings Roundup: Southern Belles

Monday, July 30, 2012
We love seeing the belle of the ball embrace her Southern roots. DFW Events designed the themes for today's weddings, stylishly moving from the country club to an outdoor scenic setting. 

First up, high school sweethearts Sarah Howard and Lev Prichard. This beautiful wedding at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at Royal Oaks Country Club looked classy with charming, personalized touches throughout. To see more images, see DFW Events blog here. Photography by Joseph Mark Photography.

The beautiful bride at The Chihuly Exhibit and as the new Mr. and Mrs. Lev Prichard.

Chargers & China: POSH Couture Rentals / Linens: BBJ Linens / Florals: The Garden Gate

Jan Barboglio Hammered Charger with the Pheasant China Collection, available at POSH Couture Rentals.

Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren / Personalized signage at Royal Oaks Country Club

Next, Southern charm knows no bounds in the wedding of Meredith Ellis and Robert Ulibarri. Meredith's family owns and operates G bar C Ranch, so it was the perfect backdrop for her own wedding reception. This rustic setting proves country can be cool and classy. For more images, go the the DFW Events blog here. Photography by Suzanna Rubottom.

Left: We love how DFW Events spiced up our classic Catering Collection with the classy Elise Cut Crystal stemware. Bows & Arrows provided perfect floral combinations to match the scene and setting. / Meredith and Robert share a sweet moment at the reception. / The Elise Cut Crystal stemware collection, available at POSH Couture Rentals.

Top: Meredith and Robert embrace before the feast, catered by Perini Ranch with cakes by Penelope's Cakes. / Insert: Charming signage offering directions for guests. / Our Fruitwood Chiavari chairs are the perfect way to seat your guests in style.

POSH Couture Rentals Sevres Collection adds a colorful touch to the rustic buffet.