Toast: Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 30, 2013
Image by Woodnote Photography

The last long weekend of summer has arrived. We don't know whether to be happy or sad. Enjoy the weather, hopefully by lake or sea, and we'll be sure to treat you to some September goodies when we get back. Safe travels, POSH pals. 

P.S. Just because we care about the threads on our bodies as much as the threads on our tabletop, we're sharing our favorite links to packing for Labor Day weekend. Check them out below and don't forget yesterday's playlist

Vogue: What to Do and Wear on Labor Day
The Matchbook girl's Labor Day weekend guide
Necessary & Proper: Labor Day packing guide

Labor Day Weekend: Never Look Back

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Starting with Haim's "Falling" our Labor Day Weekend playlist has everything for you to reminisce but never look back. Cheers to the last long weekend of summer. Follow posh_preference on Spotify.

Press: D MOMS

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

D MOMS is quickly becoming one of our favorite lifestyle magazines. With it's gorgeous layout, inspiring Dallas women, and creative editorials. We we're thrilled to see Jami and Laurel featured on their Tastemaker Tuesday series. See their post below or go to the D MOMS website here.  

Throwing a dinner party for 10 of your chicest friends this weekend, and your all-white Crate and Barrel place settings just won’t pass muster? Never fear, this week’s tastemakers are coming to your rescue.
With resumes that include stints at Dallas’ second-largest catering business as well as renowned boutique hotels and restaurants including the Adolphus, the Melrose, and The Grape, Jami Goetze and Laurel Howell understand what it takes to pull off a beautiful, memorable event. The duo joined forces to open P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals, a luxury event rental company offering a selection of highly edited specialty china, chargers, glassware, flatware, chairs, and linens. But the real genius is in the P.O.S.H. mix. Taking a cue from the fashion world, Goetze and Howell take a high/low approach to setting the table by stocking a mix-and-match selection of chic classics, on-trend accents, and couture pieces (think 18-karat gold etched plates created by Italian artisans). Consider your dinner party problem solved…
We asked the stylish hospitality mavens to share a few of the things they can’t live without.
Herewith Laurel and Jami’s favorites:
Laurel's Favorite Things

AG Jeans — A daytime go-to with Joie shirts and flats. After work, I’ll switch to heels if I’m going out. 
Plastic Envelopes — I use these as receipt holders for organization.  If my handbag is not organized and clean, then I am a mess.  Everything else in my life can be crazy but not by bag. 
Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay Z – My taste ranges from jazz to soul and pop, but right now I can’t take off this album by Jay Z. 
Clinique Glosswear —  These are all over my desk and in my handbag. 
Magazines — I have around 300 all over my house, from Architectural Digest to Vogue – it’s how I stay inspired for my day job. 

Jami's Favorite Things
Chanel Ballet Flats — pair with leggings to take things from function to extremely chic (not to mention comfortable).
MoMA — We are homebodies.  We like to go to the movies and swim in our pool.  We go to DC many times during the year and go to the museums and go to New York every chance we get. 
Wood-burning Pizza Oven — Our date nights are family nights. My husband is a Chef and for a recent big anniversary we built a pizza oven in the backyard.   I must say it is hard to find a restaurant to beat the food that is coming out of that oven!

Tabletop Tuesday: Winter White

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The gorgeous shoot at The Adolphus. Donnie knows how to pick just the right spot for his brides. Chiavari Chairs by P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals / Linens by BBJ Linens.
Donnie Brown's ethereal tablescape in the Fall issue of Brides of North Texas took our breath away like a blast of cold wind. This editorial shoot took place in the French Room at The Adolpus - a venue unlike any other in Downtown Dallas with a rich history of tradition and royal customer care. Using a palette of whites, silvers, and greys, Donnie reflects a lush, textured winter landscape starting with a Silver Radiance Brushed Glass Chargers layered with a mix of metallic patterns and pops of white. Fit for any winter wonderland or fairy tale wedding, this heavenly tabletop (and gorgeous model bride) look ready to take breaths away themselves. For more info on this shoot, check out Donnie Brown's blog here.  

A place setting fit for a princess on her Big Day:  Silver Radiance Brushed Glass Charger, Silver Barcelona Dinner Plate, Gold Leaf Salad Plate, Michelangelo Flatware, Silver Floral Lace Goblet and Champagne Flute, White Chloe Goblet, and White Hemstitch Napkin - all P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals / Linen by BBJ / Stationary by We + You

A close up of stemware that will have you toasting in style: Silver Floral Lace Champagne Goblets and Champagne Flutes, White Chloe Goblets by P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals.

Serve sweets on a chic glass or acrylic charger, like our Silver Florentine Charger with custom goodies by Donnie Brown Weddings & Events.

The gorgeous model wearing Oscar de la Renta. How's that for a fairy tale ending?
All images by Edmonson Weddings / Concept, Design, Floral, Custom Designs by DONNIE BROWN WEDDINGS +  / Venue by The Adolphus / Cake by DELICIOUS CAKES /  China, Stemware, Flatware, Chairs by P.O.S.H. / Stationary by WE + YOU /  Linens by BBJ / Lighting by DALLAS DRAPE AND LIGHTING 

If you're thinking about pink

Monday, August 26, 2013
For modern brides wanting to spice up tradition with a pop of pink, look no further than Gwen Stefani. We loved this image when we first saw it pop up years ago, and now it serves as inspiration for incorporating unexpected pinks in wedding tabletops. With POSH Vintage being a big part of our fall, we're excited to see so many tabletops take on pink in the form of crystal goblets and stemware. Would you use pink in your wedding? Tell us what you think.
Left, Gwen Stefani on her wedding day. Image via here. // Right, A Style Me Pretty shoot. Image via here.
 Get the look with POSH Vintage: Pink Depression-era Swirl Stem Goblets, Cut Crystal Vintage Stemware, Dynasty 24 K Flatware, Charleston Cream Stoneware, Petal Pink Mandarin Nu Silk Linen,