We can’t help our excitement . . . outdoor dining season has officially arrived in NYC! And with the first 75° day comes the yard, patio, terrace, rooftop, weekend house prep. ‘Tis (finally) the season for al fresco relaxing and hosting. A boho vibe says “comfortable cool”, and what else can your really want in your outdoor oasis. Grab some cozy pillows and throws, cue the candlelight, and stack the plastic tumblers. Your summer self will thank you.
Though florals are not a tabletop “essential”, per say, they can be the difference between a good table and a great table. In The Art of Setting The Table, we discussed ways to maximize your table’s aesthetic appeal. Of course, flowers were on the list.
At The Table, the rule of thumb is to purchase flowers on the day of your dinner or event. While many elements of table setting can be prepped in advance, florals are best left untouched until shortly before your guests arrive. This guarantees that flowers are fresh – and at their peak liveliness while on the table. Of course the quality of your blooms will depend on where you purchase them. When it comes to sourcing florals, there are several options. Factors that will play into your selection will include location (if we lived near the Chelsea Flower District we wouldn’t shop anywhere else), budget, and willingness to DIY.
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to polish up those culinary skills. And for those who haven’t quite earned that Michelin star yet? Well, you’re in luck too. While an elaborate meal is sure-fire way to impress the woman who raised you, we think that the time spent with mom is the best part. So, why not keep the cooking short and simple… plus, we don’t know any mamas out there who would turn down a cozy Sunday brunch at home with her kiddies.
Here, we share a delicious and easy Mother’s Day Leeks, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Quiche recipe that you can whip up in no time Oh, and did we say delicious?
What might have once been seen as chore, has become a form of art for many – including us, at The Table. Like getting dressed, applying makeup, or furnishing your home, table setting – or commonly referred to today as “tablescaping” – has become a tried and true form of self expression. Not only does your tablescape set the mood and tone of your dinner, event, or gathering – in many cases, it is an extension of your personal style. After all, there is no rulebook for table setting. In fact, the “fewer rules the better” approach often yields the best results. For those who may not have that natural Martha Stewart knack, there are some basic techniques you can follow, should you find yourself stuck in that “how to set the table” conundrum. For maximum aesthetic appeal, try a few basic tricks . . .