October in full swing and I’m loving every minute of it. I love this month for many reasons, the most recent one, I got married on a perfect Sunday afternoon to my best friend 4 years ago, Bridal Fashion Week for 2012, I will say it again, THE FASHION, the change of weather, and one of my favorite holidays, Halloween – candy corn is my favorite, tri color!
A few quick, easy decorating and entertaining tricks that you can easily master. Your guests will think you hired a planner!
- Choose an area where you love to entertain – living Room, dining room or even outside. Clear a table and create a focal point where you will have your fall cocktails, festive bites and decorative lifestyle.
- Visit your local farmer’s market, supermarket or my go to place – Produce Junction. Pick up several mini pumpkins (orange, ghost and tiger), gourds, mini mums and kale plants.
- Pull out those glass pitchers you have in storage that you received as a wedding/ house warming gift, fill them with mini pumpkins – single color in two and tiger in the other. Add a contemporary runner or festive mat to add more color. Candles – add light with votive or candle sticks
- Try something different with your cocktails, a Grey Goose Pumpkin Patch Martini, Spiced Cider and Cognac martini or the old stand by Apple Martini!.
- Another quick and easy recipe that can be made in advance are cute Pumpkin Tartes. So simple to make, needed is frozen phyllo shells, pumpkin mix (follow directions on can), fill shells, bake in oven. done – top of with whipped cream and enjoy.
Thanks to M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel
for this quick recipe.
Treat yourself to dinner and at this fabulous restaurant and enjoy their seasonal menu and desserts.
On a serious note, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, early detection and prevention is key. A few precautions to take are, limiting your alcohol intake, diet, daily activity and avoiding environmental pollution just to name a few.
Did you know: In 1993, Evelyn Lauder – VP of the Estee Lauder Companies, founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the “Pink Ribbon” as its symbol. In 1991 Susan G Komen first introduced the ribbon, handing them out to participants at the New York race for breast cancer survivors.
Shop and give back
Several designers are giving back and proceeds of their specialty products are donated to charity.
Including, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, OPI, Bobbi Brown, Bloomingdale’s, Target, Kitchen Aid( I have the pink mixer), and Lily Pulitzer to name a few.