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The holidays are upon us, which means gatherings galore! We are having Thanksgiving at our place for the first time ever, and I am so very excited, because I simply love hosting. Zach and I have lots of wonderful things in store, and the emphasis is going to be something low-key, yet meaningful, and lovingly put together. Since he also has a lot of food allergies, we’re focusing on making a menu that is “Zach-friendly” (as we call it), while at the same time, putting together an atmosphere that is warm, cozy and inviting.

While planning for our Thanksgiving, I can’t help but recall the gatherings that I have been a part of this year. This year has definitely been the year of Friendsgivings, and I don’t blame anyone – who wouldn’t want to put on a beautiful gathering and bring people together for a shared meal? One of my favorites this year was definitely the one put on by Lonny Magazine x Shelter Co, which I was invited to by my friend Alicia. I’ve been following Lonny since they began and obsessing over Shelter Co’s tents, so it a huge treat for me to see this all in person. It was such a magical day that I’ve been keeping the feel of this event on the back of my mind, while we plan our own little Thanksgiving get-together. We have some fun projects in the works that will result from our little gathering too, which we’re very excited to share. In the meantime, we can just soak in the loveliness from this day. <3

The twinkling lights, tents and long table set up outside in the wild made for such a magical affair.

Some of my favorite elements for the table were their pomegranate decor, enamelware plates and bowls, and menu designs!

A craft tent was also put up, where we all made fun feather hangings to take home.

Salt Point provided the delicious meats (I still think about that yummy turkey chili)

And of course, one had to end the night with some cast iron apple pie, and a bonfire.

Other inspiration:
- Lonny’s post about this event
- Alicia’s write up from this day
- Some Friendsgiving tips from Hither & Thither  (I became a fan of honeycomb that day!)

Here’s to hoping your holiday gatherings this year are inspired and wonderful!

 

a very encinitas christmas .

December 24, 2015

Last year, just before moving back to Northern California, we decided to have an impromptu gathering of all the friends that weren’t traveling away for the Christmas holiday. Seeing that it was the last holiday we’d spend in Southern California, we made it “a very Encinitas Christmas.” ;) Ferns were gathered, mandarin oranges procured, and menus printed up. Food was cooked & eaten, dogs were played with, records were spinning, drinks were consumed and garlands were worn as crowns. It was a very Merry Christmas, and I thought I’d share with you images from our little gathering, on this year’s Christmas Eve. :)

 

It’s time to cozy up for winter, and what a better way to prepare for a winter baby than to have a knitted theme baby shower?? Cassidy was at it again (check out her daughter’s first birthday here) with her cousin Nikki’s baby shower! It was a beautiful party filled with knitwear, teepees, felt animals, lace and glitter crowns, woods, and sparkles! Inspired by the beauty of knitwear mixed with a bit of a glamping, it was a party filled with charm!

Nikki is also due any moment right now, so here’s a shout in hopes of baby Imogen’s arrival soon! I can’t wait to meet you!