POSH 101: Giving a Toast

Friday, September 14, 2012
With Fall galas, weddings, and main events just around the corner, it's time to brush up on the art of toast giving. We've combined the pointers that have helped many a guest remain in the gracious good standing of their honoree. Take these notes to heart when planning your next soiree. To add a little something special, it's always a nice gesture to toast the guest of honor in their native tongue. Salud! 

1. Gold Filigree Etched Glassware / 2. Schott Zwiesel Pure Tritan Glassware / 3. Onyx Glassware / 4. Elise Cut Crystal Glassware / 5. Lily of the Valley Champagne Flutes / 6. Amber Trumpet / 7. Gold Scroll Glassware / 8. Classico Champagne Flute
Salud - Spanish
Slainte - Irish
L-chaim - Yiddish
Prosit - German
Kanpai - Japanese
Sante - French/Quebec

Do you have any tips on toasting? We'd love to hear them!

Sneak Peek: Fall Newletter

Thursday, September 13, 2012
We can't begin to tell you how thrilled we are about the Fall season. Between the weather and fashion, the events and the planning, 'tis the season to get inspired! We can't wait to share the beautiful work our clients are putting together for upcoming events. Not only that, we're also putting  the finishing touches on our Fall newsletter. Below is a sneak peek of what to expect. To get you further in the mood, we've created an Autumn Ardor moodboard on our Pinterest. Over the next few months, it will be the place to check our favorite trends and traditions (from event designs and fashion, to food and Fall decorations). Do you have a Fall moodboard? Share it with us!

Jennifer Lopez photographed wearing Valentino Pre-Fall 2012 by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue. / Red Rosette linen by Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals.

If you've paid attention to the Fall trends, you know red isn't just for Valentine's Day anymore. Just check out Alexander McQueen or Valentino (like the jumpsuit with rosette detail Jennifer is wearing). The Resource One Red Rosette linen takes a cue from the runways straight to your tabletop. In the newsletter, we will show you different ways to incorporate these Fall trends into your next event.

Toast: Happy 10th Anniversary Louis Ghost Chair

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It a world full of fads and gimmicks, one thing is certain – great design is timeless (and, thankfully, lasts a lifetime.) At POSH, we pride ourselves on providing a variety of quality products for our clients. Our chairs have to do more than look pretty; they have to hold up to the wear and tear of any event, which is why we are an exclusive provider of Resource One ghost chairs. We especially love their Kartell’s Philippe Starck designed Ghost Chair. As the first single piece injection-molded transparent polycarbonate (whew!), Starck and Kartell reintroduced the long-celebrated Louis XV style with a contemporary flair. While knockoffs can be found on any corner, it’s easier than you would think to spot a real Louis or Victoria Ghost Chair—think balance, sturdiness indoors or outdoors, and the ability to comfortably hold heavier weights.  Since its introduction in 2002, this design has also made its way into the homes of design aficionados and even the MoMa. Starck, ever the eco-conscious and balanced artist, says it best, “We need to look at the idea of renting rather than owning.”  If that endorsement isn’t enough, we’re going a step further for this POSH favorite in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Starck Ghost Chair. Now on Fall Special, the Kartell Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs from Resource One* are available for your next event at special pricing. Get the Clear or Amber Louis Ghost Chair for $16, the Green Victoria Ghost Chairs for $18, and the Clear Victoria Ghost Chair for $14. See details below.**

*Kartel Ghost Chairs are courtesy of Resource One, Inc., exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals.
**2012 Fall Specials: Kartell Ghosts Chairs – Between September 12, 2012 and 12:00 PM, November 21, 2012, place an order and deposit for your ghost chairs and receive the following rate for events held by April 1, 2013: $16 Louis Ghost Chairs (Clear, Amber); $18 Green Victoria Ghost Chairs; $14 Clear Victoria Ghost Chair. Call our office today at 972-818-3200.

Need a little inspiration? Check out our Ghost Chair board on Pinterest

Tabletop Tuesday: NACE People's Choice

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
POSH was fortunate to provide rentals for several tables at the NACE Tabletop Competition last week. Walking around tables created by the top Dallas designers was a true treat. We will be sharing our tables with you throughout September, but we had to start with the People's Choice Award which went to Simply Luxe, a wedding and invitation design studio. The aptly named "Orange Tree of Life" had various messages of hope throughout, including quotes from Christopher Reeve, butterflies, and the only table that did not include flowers. Yes, their tree was made entirely of paper goods, and it was gorgeous. Be sure to check out Simply Personal available at Simply Luxe and Mox Paparie.

1. The People's Choice award went to this tabletop, no doubt thanks to the creativity involved in creating a different setting on each side of the table and the orange paper tree.
2. "Once you choose hope anything is possible." - Christopher Reeve
3. Butterflies on the paper blooms.

4. Gold Pebbled Glass Charger with a square menu card. 
5. Classic Ivory Chiavari Chairs with signage for the newly named Mrs.
6. Bamboo Folding Chair with festive signage for the bride.
7. Chocolate Metallic Charger and B&B.

8. Clear Hand Cut Glass Charger with Parisian and Classic Vintage Carnival Glassware and Parisian Flatware.
9. Mr. and Mrs. signage on the Ivory Chiavari Chairs.
10. Clear Glass with Gold Rim Charger, Vintage Carnival Glassware, Gold Parisian Flatware, and our favorite part of this table - 3D glasses to see a menu that, you guessed, only shows up with your glasses! Very cool.
11. Clear Victoria Ghost Chairs, perfectly paired with the 3D setting for a modern take on an otherwise traditional tabletop. 

Rentals shown on this blog by POSH Couture Rentals / Design by Simply Luxe / Paper goods by Simply Personal / Tabletop design also included help from Mox Event Boutique, Celebration Rental, and Fauxcades

POSH Picks: Leopard Love

Monday, September 10, 2012
While we love this neutral (yep, we said it) any time of year, there's something about Fall that specifically calls for animal prints. Check any blog, pick up any magazine, or just check out your fashionable friends, and you'll notice it's time for a little leopard love. We love when clients incorporate leopard into their designs because this is one of the few prints that presents a true tabletop dichotomy: One part playful, one part fantastically fierce. Play it both ways this Fall: A fun setting paired with bright colors like our Devon Rachel inspired turquoise tabletop, or something more traditionally luxurious layered with mixed metals. (See what we mean about it being a neutral?) So tell us, what kind of tabletop would you create with your own leopard love? If you need inspiration, check some of our past leopard looks here.

Clockwise from top left: 
Luxe Leopard looks found via Dallas blogger Luella&June. // POSH's Leopard China Collection // A modern take on the print via here // POSH's Leopard Charger, Simply Ivory China Collection, Godinger Amber "Shannon" Goblet // LEOPARD LOVE is in Resource One's Green Black Leopard Tapesty