Weekend Checklist: Best of Both Worlds

Friday, October 19, 2012

This weekend checklist does indeed include the best of both worlds. Whether it's a contemporary line from a timeless porcelain collection, the creative high-low genius of Neiman Marcus, getting schooled on fashion and nature, or reading novels and fun magazines, we're inspired by the yin and yang of the world around us. Check it out below.

1. Tabletop = Love here at POSH, so it was exciting when Laurel showed us the latest from Anna Weatherley.  The collections are hand-painted porcelain by artisans in Hungary and have a craftmanship unlike any other. What especially caught our eye where the classic colors (sky blue, ivory, periwinkle) that took a contemporary spin with nearly graphic-like scalloped edges, perfect for the modern mixing and matching of patterns. (Images via here and here.)
2.  Equally inspiring to us is art and nature. To our delight, this weekend we'll be planning how to catch up on two forces of nature to hit Dallas. First, the one and only Garance Dore will be at Northpark on October 25th. The illustrator turned photographer turned blogger turned fashion darling (and the other half of The Sartorialist himself) promises an afternoon of giggles and fondness for all things French. Second, the long-awaited opening of Klyde Warren Park is finally here! With an opening weekend featuring The Polyphonic Spree and Owen Wilson (to name just a few), you can bet these Friends of the Park can't wait to celebrate our first downtown park set to rival any other major city. October 27-28.
3. As always, the weekend is a time to catch up on reading. We're most excited about the latest endeavor from D Magazine - D Moms! We also can't wait to see what J.K. Rowling has come up with after leaving Hogwarts for adult territory with The Casual Vacancy. (During our recent trip to Paris, we saw literally hundreds of these books being bought in both English and French.) Last but not least, an icon in every sense of the word is discussed yet again in a book destined for our coffee table - learn more about the incredible world of the late Lee McQueen and the creative world of Alexander McQueen in Love Looks Not With The Eyes
4. Leave it to Neiman Marcus to give us the best of both worlds when it comes to the high-low of fun and fashion. "A legendary partnership" with Target gives us 50 exceptionally designed (and priced) goods while their now iconic namesake Christmas Book gives us fantasy gifts to dream about for years to come. Oh, Neiman's. We do love you. The Target Lookbook is here and the NM Christmas Lookbook is here.

Toast: 20th Annual Partner's Card

Thursday, October 18, 2012
'Tis the season to be jolly. Why? Because the Partner's Card is back! Now in its 20th year, the signature fundraiser for the Family Place, Dallas' largest domestic violence agency, is going stronger than ever. 

Here's how it works: When you purchase a $70 Partner's Card, 100% of this money goes straight to The Family Place. During a ten-day period from October 26 - November 4, 2012, you will be able to use this card for early Christmas shopping and holiday planning by receiving 20% at over 750 participating locations throughout DFW and Texas. As this is a cause near and dear to our hearts as well, POSH is proud to be a participating retailer. You can not only pick up your cards for purchase at our showroom, but you will be able to use this card on POSH equipment rentals as well. Time to get the Thanksgiving and Christmas seating arrangements out; you've got some planning to do in order to take advantage of this great discount for an even greater cause!

POSH Couture Rentals: To receive the 20% discount on equipment rentals*, orders and deposits must be made in the specified ten-day period of October 26 - November 4, 2012. However, these orders can be for events held by October 25, 2013 - just in time for the next Partner's Card! *Excludes Resource One linens and certain couture pieces. Includes in-house linens, chairs, china and tabletop collections. May not be combined with other offers. 

For more on the The Family Place and the Partner's Card, including a listing of the 750 retailers, please visit their website here.  

On Trend: Laurel's Picks

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It's time to catch up with Laurel for her Fall picks. With a flair for ornamentation and texture, you can bet she has her finger on the pulse of cutting edge trends. She's shown you how to add jewel tones to your tabletop (see here), but now you can see how to add her favorite baroque 'n roll inspired trends. Check back later this week to see her other Fall picks and agenda. Missed Jami's? See it here and here.
1. Gold Metallic Brocade adds complexity of the line to your tabletop, perfect for the baroque look recently reintroduced by the runway, found in the inspired Dolce & Gabbana's 2012 looks. (Linen: Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals)
2. Bronze Metallic Brocade, Black and Gold China Collection, and Onyx Glassware turn the D&G look from outfit to tabletop.
3. (From left) Baroque interiors full of excessive ornamentation and rich colors; Jessica Chastain wearing Alexander McQueen at the 2012 Oscars; Peter Paul Rubens self-portrait (1623).

Tabletop Tuesday: Fall Garden

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This is an oldie but a goodie - a contemporary garden wedding reception at the Nasher perfect for a chilled, autumn evening. What makes this look so modern is the classic silver and gold tones used on everything from the linens to the flatware mixed with modern ghost chairs and floral arrangements. Very fitting for the Nasher, indeed. See more of this gorgeous reception on Style Me Pretty.

1. Head Table: The bridal table receives special seating and linens, all the better for guests to come and greet the newlyweds as well as for the couple to enjoy their friends and family. The perfect mod companion to this table? Kartell Louis Ghost Chairs from Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals.
 2. Tabletop: A close up of the tabletop reveals the classic elements that make this look so timeless - Extreme Riedel glassware, Clear Glass Charger with Gold Rim, and Parisian flatware (all POSH Couture Rentals).
3. The luscious and luxurious scene: A nice touch here is the adding pashminas for guests on a chilly, autumn evening. 
4. Mixed Metals: A closer look at the glass chargers and glassware.
5. Details: You can't go wrong with fabulous florals and Bell'Invito paper goods.

Wedding Photography: Andrea Polito Photography / Event + Floral Design: Bella Flora of Dallas / Ceremony Location: Private Residence / Reception Location: The Nasher Sculpture Gardens / Wedding Invitations: Bell’Invito / Rentals: POSH Couture Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting: Beyond