Toast: Mango Jalapeño Margaritas

Friday, March 22, 2013

A toast to the season's warmer days and cooler nights with a tasty Mango Jalapeño Margarita. Perfect for Friday night or your first Spring soiree.

 Yield: for one margarita, can easily be multiplied


2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces jalapeño tequila
2 ounces lime juice
2 1/2 ounces mango simple syrup
1/2 mango, peeled and chopped
2 jalapeño peppers, sliced
salt for the rim
lime wedges


For jalapeño tequila: add 2 sliced jalapeños to a large jar or container and cover with 1 1/2 cups of tequila. Let sit for 24 hours, then strain before using. Keep in a sealed container for a few weeks, preferably in the fridge.
For mango simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water (I suggest 1 cup of each), bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely. Combine 1 cup simple syrup + 1/2 mango (peeled and cubed) in a blender and blend until combined.
To make the margaritas, rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices. I also took a few of the jalapeños from the tequila and removed the seeds, then toss them in the margarita.

If you're thinking sweet and southern

Thursday, March 21, 2013
For the bride or hostess on a budget, here's a place setting that will have guest praising your simple yet stunning details. Focus on one couture element, like our Sevres Collection, and add in sweet (and affordable) accents to balance your Southern sophistication. We can see this look going from the bridal brunch and reception to Easter and Mother's Day. 

Left, gown by Hayley Paige / Right, Get the look with P.O.S.H. Sevres China Collection, Michelangelo Flatware, and antique milk glass.

What We Love
It's all in the details: The subtle stripes of the bride's gown and the Southern belle fit; the intricate floral detail of the Sevres collection and the simple designs of antique milk glass. 

Playlist: Blue Skies

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

'Tis the season for galas, outdoor weddings, graduations, and grand openings. Yep, it's officially the first day of Spring. We've been blessed with some pretty amazing weather around Dallas, so fingers crossed it doesn't immediately turn into Texas heat. The birth of new blooms always inspires us to get out of the house more. (P.S. Have you been to the Arboretum lately to see the Dallas Blooms? It's a MUST.) As a toast to spring, here's a playlist to get you through the office weeks, planning days, and (hopefully) the open roads.

Tabletop Tuesday: Silver Spring

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Perfect for Spring's pastels, our silver Loren and Sophia China Collections made it into Brides of North Texas for a gorgeous tablescape designed by Kerrie Smith of A Stylish Soiree. This could easily be a garden party or brunch, a wedding reception, or family dinner on Easter Sunday. There's even a behind-the-scenes video
The Loren China Collection is front and center as the perfect companion to Spring's pastel palette. Add a modern touch with our Artesian Flatware.

Get the look at POSH: Clear Cut Crystal Charger with mixed Sophia and Loren China Collections, Silver Lace Goblet and Silver Goblet, and Artesian Flatware
Photography, WISNER PHOTO
China, stemware, flatware, chargers, napkins, POSH
Tables, chairs, FAUXCADES
Paper goods, IMAJ DESIGNS
Cakes and sweets, HOSPITALITY SWEET
Coffee bar, HOT SHOTS CATERING     

If you're thinking about black + white

Monday, March 18, 2013
Black and white is always nice, but why not punch up the cool factor by mixing in metals. We love a lady who knows how to accessorize and layer. We took a note from this stylish personal styling and saw a perfect match for a posh place setting with this classic color combo. This tabletop transitions from a gorgeous reception to the anniversary dinner. Tell us, how do you do black + white?

Advanced style in black + white on one stylish lady, via here. / A POSH place setting with Silver Bead Charger, Black + Gold China, Gold Lyons Flatware.

Toast: St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vintage Carnival Glassware in Green, P.O.S.H. / Note by RED STAMP

A toast to our favorite green holiday. See how we use the hue here and here.