Perfectly Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

 Fill your Memorial Day picnic basket with a batch of homemade, golden brown Fried Chicken.

What You'll Need:  (Serves 4)

8 pieces of chicken (4 drumsticks and 4 thighs, bone in and skin on) salt and pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot (or any other hot sauce) 2... read more

A Porch-Perfect and Patriotic Tablescape + Floral DIY


Parades filled with marching veterans and blaring sirens, the smell of barbecues throughout town, and flags rippling in the wind on porches... Memorial Day marks the season of outdoor entertaining and for these warm-weather holiday tablescapes, I err on the side of simple and subtle with a laid-back appeal. It's a time of remembrance and celebration, so here's how... read more

Tips for Buying and Cooking Lobster at Home

Lobster SignLobster Sign
Summers are just as synonymous with good seafood as they are with grilling and the king of summer seafood is without a doubt the lobster (though clam bakes and good old fried or grilled anything are right up there). While ordering the famed crustacean in a restaurant is a whole lot easier than... read more

10 Memorial Day Party Accents You Need

Whether you’re planning a casual back yard barbeque or a stylish apartment soiree, kick off the summer season with an unforgettable Memorial Day bash.

Sur la Table
1 of 10

Raise the Bar

Don’t get stuck mixing drinks all night; serve up to two gallons of any cold beverage in this party must-have.

SHOP NOW: Beverage jar, $60,


10 Nautical Accents to Refresh Your Home

9 Stylish Coffee Table Books You Need at Home

9 Chic and Eco-Friendly Hostess Gifts

According to Science, Married People Are Happier

married coupleThinkstock
Forget all those jokes about “the old ball and chain…” Turns out, married people are happier than those who aren’t. Researchers in the UK used surveys to see if there was any link between marriage and well-being, and they found out there is. Those who have said “I do” were more likely to feel... read more

Make Sure You Have Your Fortress of Solitude

wood officePhoto: FINNE Architects/
When we’re in a serious relationship, we spend so much time trying to figure out how to live together that we sometimes forget how to be on our own. It’s sort of like how when you become a couple, your name becomes a couple name. You’re no longer simply Kate, you are now Kate and... read more

A Modern Powder Room Transformation You Won’t Believe

We teamed up with Formica® Brand to makeover one family's bathroom with their new chic Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler collection. Knocking out old cabinets, adding coats of fresh paint, and shiny modern finishes transformed this petit powder room into a space the homeowners are utterly obsessed with. Take a peek at the before and after: ... read more

5 Ways To Make Your Home More Chic Without Spending A Cent

If you’re unhappy with the look of your home, but you don’t happen to be in possession of bags of extra cash, don’t panic. There are some tried-and-true decorating tricks that don’t cost a thing that you can follow to make your home more attractive. Here’s a guide to creating an atmosphere of style without breaking... read more

6 Laundry Room Makeover Ideas as Fresh as Clean Clothes

feature laundry refresh nest
Nobody looks forward to laundry day. Whether it's on the weekend or happens to fall on a weeknight when the dirty clothes have simply piled too high, it's among the "dreaded chores" list, right there next to taking out the trash or making the bed. However, this isn't to say that it's impossible to make the task feel more... read more

DIY Watercolor Conversation Starter Cards

Last week I threw a spontaneous get together for a few new friends to celebrate a great summer over a glass (or two) of K-J AVANT Wine and a festive meal.  I love the idea of sharing a fun fact about each guest on a conversation starter card and placing it at each table setting.... read more
%d bloggers like this: