flowers
One Kings Lane

Setting the table was my first chore.

dining
Sam Allen Interiors

The plates with the little flowers, cute paper napkins for regular weeknight dinners, the forks and knives and spoons that I’m sure were in the  completely wrong spots. (Mom is very precise about these things, so, in retrospect, I’m kind of impressed she could let me do it.)

flowers
Sam Allen Interiors

I’m better at placing the knives and spoons in the right spots now. And setting a beautiful table is one of the most fun things I know of–especially when friends and family are involved.

drinks
Adore Magazine

Tiny touches, like the perfect paper straw, are what setting a great table is all about. We’re busy planning signature cocktails for the Slightly South of Simple book tour and this one is oh so chic!

glass
Benjamin Vandiver Interiors

From gilded settings with an elegant air,

plates
One Kings Lane

To a stunning setting straight from the garden,

gardens
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

To beautiful menus and place cards that put a table over the top,

the-beach
Serena and Lily

To a casual outdoor setting perfect for celebrating all summer long,

Williams-Sonoma

The right table setting immediately sets the tone for a memorable evening–and if tiny hands make the silverware a little crooked, all the better. 


We are so thrilled by the number of beautiful homes we are going to have as a part of the Slightly South of Simple book tour for next April and May. If you might be interested in having the Slightly South of Simple tour come to your house (or town!), or would like more information, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]