Serving Looks

Serving Looks

|image courtesy of baked the blog|

Cheese boards, butter boards and bagel boards have all had their moment in the zeitgeist.  But we like to think we were out ahead of the trend. 

Laurie Furber
woman cooking in copper pot

Sparkle & Shine | Collecting Vintage Copper

The French have a way of incorporating beauty into everyday tasks.  

When we’re visiting France and one of our friends invites us into her kitchen, and we see all the beautiful vintage copper pots, pans and vessels, we get a bit jealous.

Laurie Furber
Snack to Basics

Snack to Basics

| image courtesy of never ending voyage |

 One of the highlights of grasshopper summer is aperitivo. We relish long evenings on the patio with an Aperol Spritz in hand and an elaborate snack spread. It's the perfect reward after a lazy summer day of doing nothing.

Andie Furber
The Picnic is the New Cocktail Hour

The Picnic is the New Cocktail Hour

What we love about the garden party is that it can be as relaxed or elaborate as you'd like. It doesn't take much to create a special evening; a string of fairy lights, a few throw blankets spread out for your guests to lounge on, a delicious cocktail, a simple no-fuss recipe, and a good playlist.
Sepi Shokouh
stoneware plate with grapes

Laurie's List | A Pared Down Tabletop Edit

| image courtesy of etsy |

Having a well stocked pantry does not always mean having cupboards overflowing with options.  Usually just having the right things can create just as much magic as having many many things.  

Laurie Furber
morel mushrooms

A Conversation with Griffin Wilson

Griffin Wilson, also known as @cabincorn, is a special type of chef.  He's intimately acquainted with his ingredients and writes poetic odes to the mushroom and the radish.  

Laurie Furber
vintage silver

Our Entertaining Top Ten

What are the things you reach for over and over again when you're entertaining?  We'll go first.  
Laurie Furber
roast chicken cannelle et vanille

A Conversation with Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille

| image courtesy of aran goyoaga |

We sat down with Aran for a chat about food, entertaining, and her secrets to enjoying her own dinner parties. 

Laurie Furber
fall leaves on white linen

Relax | Our Guide to Enjoying Thanksgiving

On the runway to what is the ultimate entertaining holiday, we have a choice:  we can stress out or we can relax.  We choose relax.  

Laurie Furber
scribe wines

The Coolest Winery in Sonoma County | A Conversation with Scribe

There is something extra special about wine country in the fall, when the light is so golden and the vines start to change color. We are very loyal to Scribe Winery, one of our local favorites.  
Laurie Furber
dinner place setting

Gratitude

I feel like we have said this every year for the last few years:  Thanksgiving is bound to be a bit different this year.   But some things stay the same. It's an opportunity to pause and be grateful for what we have.  And it's an opportunity to share those things with the important people in our lives. 
Laurie Furber
black tapers

Don't Arrive Empty Handed | Our Guide to Hostess Gifts

Never show up empty handed.  And always give your hosts something they can use after you've left. That's some good motherly advice.  
Laurie Furber
IN CONVERSATION

ETCETERA | OUR PODCAST

Welcome to the Elsie Green Podcast where our host Andie and her guests discuss design, travel, fashion, beauty and other beautiful things in life.