Agenda: August

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August in Texas means triple-digit temperatures and heat stroke, which means we're hitting the road y'all for end of summer getaways - some for fun, some for business. After Jami caught a week-long National Premier Baseball Championship with her oldest son (did you see the adorable - sorry, Joseph, I mean, handsome - picture of him pitching in Lubbock?), she headed to D.C., NYC, and New Jersey to visit family. (Jami, we hope all those Cake Boss pictures in Hoboken means you're bringing us back some serious goodies!) If we were with her, we would make sure to hit all of the Mr.'s restaurants in D.C.: Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, the award-winning and crazy delicious restaurants on every top brunch and lunch lists you can find in the area. Now, if we can only talk Joe into bringing the chicken and waffles or grilled cheeseburger to us!

Founders Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers award-winning drinks and meals. From left: The best Bloody Mary ever, the Best Day of Your Life brunch featuring chicken and waffles, and the much written about grilled cheeseburger. Yum!

Laurel is striking out too. She's been pounding the pavement to source a uniquely curated selection of vintage tabletop for our new P.O.S.H. Vintage Collection, with goods ranging from Pink Depression ribbed footed sherbet compotes to amber chalices and an eclectic assortment of fine china to make every meal memorable. We can hardly wait to share more with you. Stay tuned!
P.O.S.H. Vintage: From left: A selection of the personally curated collection of dinner plates; our exclusive of Robins Egg Blue Limoges Dinner Plates; a quick peek at the Depression-era glassware, from amber and pink to dark blue.
Those of us sticking around for staycations are catching up on our favorite blogs and planning our own alfresco dinners and backyard (or maybe indoor/air-conditioned) happy hours. To get inspired and brush up on etiquette, we've been reading the Bergdorf Goodman blog 5th/58th posts on e-etiquette, David Stark's entertaining tips, and the art of handwritten letters. With Fall just around the corner, it's time to plan before the hectic social season is in full swing. Be sure to follow us this month as we offer tips on transitioning your tabletop from summer to fall, etiquette and tabletop questions, plus a few guest posts from our muses.
From left: E-etiquette, party planning with David Stark, letter writing. Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

WW: True Romance

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tami Winn always seems to work with the sweetest couples, and these high school sweethearts are no exception. This Fort Worth wedding captured an evening of magic moments that we had to share with you. Seriously, if you could bottle up a romantic Southern wedding, it would have all the details you'll find in these images by Tracy Autem Photography: True love, the perfect paper goods, a memorable array of seating and china to feast the eyes, personalized details that capture the couples Texas roots, and, of course, true romance that started young and matured together. Be sure to check out Sarah and Michael's full wedding gallery here

Planning, design and all floral by Tami Winn Events
Royal Gold Stemware, Sevres China Collection, Fruitwood Chiavari 
All Photography by Tracy Autem Photography

Tabletop Tuesday: Veritas

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Neiman Marcus recently revealed a stunning tabletop featuring a glorious assortment of Veritas Glass for their Conclave event. Veritas founder and designer Kathleen Allen focuses on a precise art form of gilded optic crystal glass. Allen's work is a one of true craftmanship, with her lamps, vases, and candlesticks taking hundreds of hours to complete to offer you a gold standard in tabletop decor. We were proud to partner with her on this tablescape that expresses the reflection of light and and luxury. Veritas will be available at Neiman Marcus this fall, but for now you can learn more about the brand and products here

Recreate your own stunning tabletop with P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals: Hand Cut Glass Charger, Gold Leaf China Collection, Floral Elegance Flatware, Royal Gold Stemware, White Hemstitch Napkins, and Antique White Shantung Linens.


If You're Thinking Tiffany Blue

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tiffany Blue...The iconic color strikes several images in our heads. Specifically, the little blue box desired by brides the world over, the simple elegance of real luxury, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and, as of late, The Great Gatsby's collection of beautiful jewelry. We loved the look of Kate Hudson's Tiffany Blue dress and thought it would look beautiful translated to tabletop. We added just a touch with our Tiffany Blue napkin with crystal elements and couture flatware, perfect for a dream wedding or anniversary party. 

Get the look with P.O.S.H. 
Hand Cut Glass Charger, Vera Wang Dinner Plate, Christofle Flatware, Silver Goblet, and Riedel Stemware with a Tiffany Blue napkin and Swarovski Crystal napkin ring from Resource One, exclusively at P.O.S.H.