Toast: Best of Big D Editor's Choice 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012
We couldn't wait to share the news - one of our favorite magazines voted us Best Party Rentals! Thanks, D Magazine! See what they have to say, plus the other awesome winners, here


Weekend To - Do: Pop Culture

Besides tomorrow being the official first day of Fall (!!!), there are a million awesome things to inspire you this weekend. Nothing gets us excited like the art world and pop culture, so we are sharing a few of our favorite things that will undoubtedly have you seeing life in a whole new light. Enjoy!

 1. NYC Tabletop Market is always inspiring, but the Prouna Jewelry Line made a distinct impression on POSH. Laurel loved the use of Swarovski crystals in these elegant and impressive tabletop pieces. Talk about #tabletoplove. Clockwise from top left: Diana tea cup and saucer, Adonis set, Diana pot. More Prouna here
2.  Elegant brands that push the status quo make pop culture more exciting. There are probably none who have done or do it better than Marc Jacobs and the late Alexander McQueen. From left: We love this Alexander McQueen Hummingbird rug because of its free and happy vibe and want it hanging on our walls. Another happy vibe: The windows at Louis Vuitton in NYC featuring a collaboration with the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It's a favorite because we love when the different worlds of art collide, especially when the result is a happy world of polka dots. 
3. The Goss-Michael Foundation always has the most amazing exhibits. This weekend is no exception with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation's AIDS benefit, featuring the works of Dave White (top) and Chuck Elliott (bottom). Learn more here.
4. The book we can't wait to peruse? Doris Duke's Shangri La: A House in Paradise. Beyond the beauty and history of her collections, it's the women herself that entices us to put this on our weekend reading list.
5. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. Not enough can be said about this legendary editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, so of course we're dying to see the documentary, which happens to open today!

Toast: Jan Barboglio

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today we toast metal artist Jan Barboglio. When you see a serving piece from Jan Barboglio, you know you are seeing artistry at its finest. We’re talking hand worked, hammered, sanded, and hand finished products renowned for their superb quality and style. The literary romantics in us can trace the landscape of Jan’s own journey through each piece – the artisan traditions of her native Mexico to the sophisticated aesthetics of Dallas.  This Texas designer’s beautifully rustic approach to design ensures each handcrafted piece holds its own stunning irregularities, adding a truly unique look to each individual piece. In our opinion, you can simply never have enough Jan Barboglio on your tabletop. We love using our Jan Barboglio charger as a foundation for layering everything from our Mottahedeh Tree China and Exotic Bird Collection to the basic catering collections. If you have a personal china pattern, pairing it with this hammered charger further creates a customized look that lends Jan’s distinct beauty to your tabletop. Add in our Jan Barboglio serving collection for a large dinner or event, and you’ll have an ample amount of Southern charm for your next feast. 

1. The beautiful metal artist Jan Barboglio. Canasta Vine with glass insert and iron stand and hammered charger from Jan Barboglio.
2. The Jan Barboglio Service Collection available at POSH Couture Rentals.
3. A luxe layered look designed by Branching Out for the Christmas in July event at The Crescent photographed by John Cain Photography: Jan Barboglio hammered charger, Copper glass charger, Peach Barral Antique Sevres Collection dinner plate, Silver Bead glass charger, Exotic Bird salad plate, 24 Karat flatware, Elise Cut Crystal glassware, and Exotic Bird tea cup and saucer. See more photos of this event here.
4. The Jan Barboglio hammered charger with the Exotic Bird dinner plate and hemstitch linen for a DFW Events designed reception photographed by Joseph Mark Photography. See more images here.

Entertain: Fall Menu

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It really is the simple things that make us happy. Enjoying a hot cup of coffee in the Fall weather? Yes, please. We also love simple but great ingredients that make up a magnificent menu, which is why we had to share this Fall feast from the cool culinary minds at Cassandra Fine Catering. We can't wait to try the roasted pear and ginger lemonade.

Natural Metallic Linen from Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals. Plus, your favorite cup of coffee served in our Exotic Bird tea cup.
Cassandra Fine Catering


Tabletop Tuesday: Fall Fever

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Today's tabletop is one of Jami's favorites; it blends autumnal browns and oranges into one luscious tabletop. We decided to take this look a step further and pair a few key pieces with our POSH picks to inspire you to customize your own unique look. If you aren't struck with Fall Fever after this post, maybe we need to take you out for a Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Now, tell us how you would layer this look for Fall?

Image courtesy of Resource One.

Clockwise from top left: Brown Leaf Charger, Mottahedeh Tree China Collection / Gold Scroll Stemware, Gold Lyons Flatware / Noritake China Collection, Jan Barboglio Hammered Charger / Parisian Flatware, Gold Leaf Stemware / All rental items available at POSH Couture Rentals // Center: Nutmeg Pintuck Taffeta with Brown Faux Lamb Fur Border // Linen from Resource One, exclusively available at POSH Couture Rentals. 

Entertain: Wine and Dine

Monday, September 17, 2012
This wine dinner at Nick & Sam's has all of the makings of a great sit down soiree: great food, awesome hosts, beautiful place settings, incredible floral design, seating arrangements that encourage conversation, and inspiring artwork! Lisa and Randy's wine dinner featured a feast from Nick & Sam's Executive Chef Samir Dhurandhar, including Chilean Sea Bass, morel mushrooms, and asparagus tart (cue mouth watering now). Dr. Delphinium created the floral design around the artwork from Samuel Lynne Galleries - nothing like a festive feast in a beautiful setting! 

1. The invitation and menu for Lisa and Randy's wine dinner, plus Lisa and Randy! 
2. All florals and creative design by the wonderful team (seen here in action) at Dr. Delphinium
3. The finished room, featuring our Black & Gold China Collection, Schott Zwiesel Pure Tritan Glassware, and Parisian Flatware.