Category Archives: Entertaining

Layered Spring Tablescape

Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

We’re channeling all the spring vibes with this fun tablescape perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining this season! Being on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we love a place setting that’s relaxed enough for outdoor entertainment but still delivers a punch. Enter these dusty blue plates and two-toned flatware from White Glove Rentals. We layered our focal elements with varying textures, including a water hyacinth placemat from Ikea, classic summer striped table runners from World Market (which we laid width-wise for some added intrigue), linen napkins with a knotted tie, and a modern meets casual vellum + white wood menu. Tying everything together were whitewash sandwich board place cards and the most gorgeous spring arraignments we’ve ever seen from Blossom + Vine! We hope this inspires your next gathering!


Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Blossom + Vine
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Placemats: Ikea
Table Runners: World Market
Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Menu: Stephanie B Design
Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy

Holiday Martini Bar

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Another holiday, another themed bar! This time, we’re sticking with a tried and true favorite: the martini bar. It’s classic, simple and always a crowd pleaser! Stock some vodka and gin, add in the mixers—we offered vermouth, olive juice and Lillet—finish with some garnish, and voila! We loved designing this bar with a modern black, white and gold look—highlighted by a custom Martini Bar sign from Surcee Calligraphy and fun black and gold accents like the Crate & Barrel cocktail shaker and McGee & Co. geometric objects. Cheers!


Photography: Kate Headley
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Custom Sign: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog
Cocktail Shaker: Crate & Barrel
Black & Gold Objects: McGee & Co.
Console Table: Target

Eastern Shore Gift Guide

Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Community, Entertaining

We know, we know, another gift guide! But trust us, this one is different—mainly because we scoured our little town of Easton, Maryland, to hand pick our favorite gift finds of the holiday season. So whether you live here or are planning a visit, make sure you stop by these fabulous stores to check out our picks. Happy holidays and happy shopping!  

1. Pom-Pom Beanie, $49 at Dragonfly
2. Juliska Flint Toile Set, $189 at Dwelling & Design
3. Votivo Aromatic Candle, $30 at Dwelling & Design
4. Tea Forté Tasting Assortment, $30 at Chef & Shower
5. Pineapple Taper Holder, $15 at Curlicue
6. Moscow Mule Shaker & Mugs, $53.99 at Hair O’ The Dog
7. Gold Marble Notebook, $15 at Curlicue
8. Laleti Pillow by John Robshaw, $160 at Dwelling & Design
9. Silver Tassel Earrings, $98 at Curlicue
10. Juliska Pewter Salad Plate, $38 at Dwelling & Design
11. Julie Vos Soho X Stud, $68 at Dwelling & Design
12. Julie Vos Fern Ring, $65 at Dwelling & Design
13. Tassel Key Ring, $24 at Dragonfly
14. Le Creuset Dutch Oven, $130-$300 at Chef & Shower
15. Creative Candles Thin Tapers, $25 at Dwelling & Design