The dropping temperatures have us more inclined to stay in and host than rally troops to head to the park for a picnic. Entertaining is one of those things that should feel easy, but cut to 7pm on a Friday, and we’re scrambling. Having go-to platters on hand helps to cut the chaos. Cut up veggies, arrange a cheese plate, and heat up a flatbread, and you’ll be good to go, even on a Friday after a long week.
Even those of us who claim to be winos opt for a pumpkin-esque beer or a hard cider during the fall. ’Tis the season. For those of you who are into creative seasonal crafts or who want to get into them, take a page out of Stephen Vealand and Erica Shea’s book. The two stumbled upon an old fermenter and taught themselves how to brew. Now they are sharing the love with their online store, Brooklyn Brew Shop.
The first time we sat down with Angela, SF Editor of R29, it was at an open-air cafe around the corner from the apartment she shares with her photographer fiancé in the Mission. She was all about sharing a cheese plate and a glass of rose at 3pm on a Thursday. We instantly fell in love.
We have just as hard a time as most New Yorkers transitioning to cooler temps, and it’s a tough morning in the city. That said, the fall colors keep us going. We’re eyeing anything in mustard, burgundy, or sage greens right now, and this table, designed by Brittany from Brrch Flowers, is no exception. All it takes is one awesome, lush arrangement to take your upcoming dinner to the next level or simply brighten a dreary fall morning.
Today we’re at the NY Tabletop Show at 41 Madison. Decoded, that means fashion week for all things table. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come…
We find weekend mornings and movie nights are made sweeter by your company, the food, and the cuddle-worthiness of your blanket. For that last one, we’re feeling pretty partial to our newcomers from Coyuchi.
The weather is turning, and something needs to get us over the hump. DuJour, our editors of all thing elite, suggested we experiment with their fall cocktail package.