Monday, April 8, 2013

Before the guests arrive...

Sometimes my favorite time in the evening is right before the party.  Candles lit, music play list chosen, appetizers made and the bar set. 

Getting the lighting right is always important to me.   Loving my Rose Tarlow chairs and white sofas. 

I painted our entry "Mizzle" a new color from Farrow and Ball.  Think mist and drizzle on an English seaside town.  Endless possibilities for rich blues, soft pinks, and vibrant greens. 

Laying out the platters for our yummy menu of Enchiladas, black beans, rice and a delicious Mexican salad.  We finished it off with my famous banana cake and butter finger cookies for dessert. 

I love bringing out my favorite vases for flowers, the roses my sweet husband brought me!

Spring is finally here so we're excited about spending a lot of time on our porch looking over the water.

Being a California girl it always makes me happy to use our outdoors area for entertaining. 


  1. I love that excited feeling right before the doorbell starts ringing :) I love the patio! Waiting for spring to spring here in SW Ontario :)

  2. That's also one of my favorite parts of a party! I love the moments before the guests arrive when it seems that everything is perfect.

  3. Just found your blog and I love it. Can't wait to see more especially of your beautiful home

  4. Your home is stunning, love that porch! I would love to be a guest at one of your parties :)

  5. I love Mizzle .. Farrow and Ball paint is the Bomb!! You house is absolutely lovely!!!
    Love you design work too!
    xo Karolyn



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