Weekend To Do: Spring Fling

Thursday, March 28, 2013
While you're spending time with family during the long weekend, take a cue from what we hope to see, eat, and do around Dallas. What are your family plans?

1. Cindy Sherman Untitled #119 and Untitled Film Still #21, Courtesy of artist + Metro Pictures, New York, copyright 2012. //  2. Christian Lacroix Porcelain Collection. // 3. Dallas Blooms. // 4. Gucci silk gown at Net-a-porter. // 5. La Ventan, image our own. // 6. Strike!
 1. The Cindy Sherman exhibit that began at the MoMa is ending at the Dallas Museum of Art. Cindy Sherman is well known in art circles for self portraits inhibiting the female form and all of its expressions. Put simply, she's the Meryl Streep of the art world, uncannily talented and ready to play muse to whatever character falls into her mind's eye. It's truly something to take in, and we're lucky enough to have her work visit our city. Read more at the DMA's blog, Art&Seek.
2. Christian Lacroix is adding a touch of couture to the world of tabletop. We, of course, couldn't be more thrilled. See more of this beautiful collaboration of porcelain and fashion for Maison + Objet 2013 here
3. The Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum is so good, y'all. What is already a gorgeous venue in Dallas hits the highest note of the season with a display of over 500,000 tulips that rivals any trip to Holland. This is the perfect place for family time this weekend. More info here.
4. Oh, Gucci. We love this dress for glamorous hosting duties, Spring galas, and even for of how we envision it transitioning into Fall. Get it here.
5. Hungry for serious street tacos? Look no further than La Ventana. Meso Maya's backyard taco stand is so good, we've haven't been able to go a week without their fresh tacos and street corn. It's walking distance from Klyde Park and the perfect reason to venture outside the park on your next visit. 
6. America's favorite pastime is here. The Rangers aren't the only team on our radar this season. We're also looking at Jami's son Joseph Jr. He's earned bragging rights for pitching 16 strikeouts this week. We're all such proud mamas over here! Dallas Morning News.

POSH 101: Spring Refresher

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We love the ease and playful irreverence of fun family gatherings, but we also love bringing luxury into the everyday. That means stepping up our game with more formal settings. When the family comes over this weekend, set a table for an affair to remember with the proper placement of your best china. Here's a little refresher on what goes where.
Start with the Jan Barboglio Hammered Charger, and for meal courses add the Barcelona Gold Dinner Plate, Mahogany Rose Salad Plate, and Exotic Bird Plate. Also included here, Parisian Gold Flatware, Mahogany Rose Cup + Saucer, Gold Leaf Glassware, and Chloe Goblet in Light Pink.

Spring is all about renewal, so we liked the idea of a sturdy foundation (the Jan Barboglio Charger), with a modern print (the Mahogany Rose salad plate), and of course an exotic bird. The Exotic Bird Collection pulls from the colors you use in the rest of the setting, so you can make this as colorful as you like by adding bright floral centerpieces with oranges, reds, and purples, or add drama with jewel tones on the linens and napkins. It's so easy to tailor this look to your liking, not to mention fun!

This is a more simple formal setting that will give you an idea of how to set the table for lunch or dinner. Some things to remember: Adding a bread and butter plate is easy enough, just place it to the left of the dessert spoon and fork; the cup and saucer are shown, but coffee and tea are usually served after the meal so it's not typically on the table. Tell us, do you prefer a formal setting on holidays or do you put your own spin on setting the table?

To further add to inspiration, below are four great blog posts on Spring or Easter entertaining.  

From left: A mixed media inspired Easter brunch from Hostess with the Mostess, including free printables. // A simple and sweet Easter picnic, perfect for egg hunts with the kiddos from Style Me Pretty's great new foray into the entertaining world, SMP Living. // Everyone's favorite hostess, Aerin Lauder, shows you how she sets a Spring table for lunch with friends, and as usual, it's amazing. // The ease of DIY with a touch of flair from a new favorite blog, Sugar and Charm, that will have you excited to dye eggs and start baking. // Enjoy!

Tabletop Tuesday: Glamping

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
P.O.S.H. place setting: Gold Bead Glass Charger, Black Banded Dinner Plate, Sevres Collection Dinner Plate, Barcelona Gold Salad Plate, Dynasty 24K Flatware, Black + White Striped Linen, all P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals.

You can always expect the quirky and cool married minds behind Bows and Arrows to come up with a fun and gorgeous tabletop. We're talking about floral darlings Alicia and Adam Rico, of course. Everything they do is like a breath of fresh air. Take their unexpected turn on tabletops in the latest Brides of North Texas with "Glamping: Caviar and S'mores." It has the playful irreverence of a modern bride with the luxurious gold elements that tie it together for a truly glamorous affair (Hence the glam in glamping!). Definitely two POSH thumbs way up. All photography shown by PEREZ PHOTOGRAPHY.

Pass the caviar at your official "glamping" tent. Kartell Ghost chair courtesy of  RESOURCE ONE, INC., exclusively at P.O.S.H. COUTURE RENTALS.

The beautiful blooms you can expect from BOWS AND ARROWS. How gorgeous is this centerpiece?

A festive food station with a sweet branch halo by BOWS AND ARROWS. / Catering plates by P.O.S.H / Cake and sweets by SUGAR BEE SWEETS.

A close up of the beautiful place setting with a fun round menu by SOUTHERN FRIED PAPER.

The creative and cool invitation suite designed by SOUTHERN FRIED PAPER.

Who says champagne needs stemware? Our Gold Scroll Water Glass is the perfect way to glam up a "glamping" tabletop.

 For a behind the scenes look at this shoot by SWEET HONEY FILMS, visit here.

Entertain: 5 Things for Spring

Monday, March 25, 2013
Even though it is freezing outside, we're still in the mood for Spring. We've picked five favorites for the perfect P.O.S.H. settings, just in time for Passover and Easter. 

1. Blue/Green Glassware / 2. Traditional Blue + White China / 3. Round and square Rattan Chargers / 4. Pretty pastels in vintage Carnival Glassware, available in pink, purple, celery green, and clear / 5. Scalloped Acrylic Chargers in fuchsia, turquoise, green, tangerine, and gold. // All P.O.S.H. COUTURE RENTALS.