Entertaining

Event designer Megan Chytraus of Perfect Statement proves a sensational summer party doesn’t have to be about intense planning or deep-pocket spending. Instead, she suggests creating a simple and fun theme and then piling on some scene-setting tricks. Here, she stages a vibrant fiesta and shares ideas so you...
Tip: Sure they're stunning, but the assorted patterns on these tumblers also help guests keep track of their drinks. We know you're picky about your summer drinks, so why pour into plastic? These crystal tumblers by Salviati make a strong case for treating yourself to the good stuff — glasses that...
Displayed on your table or stacked on your shelves, decorating books say a lot about your personal style, interests and love for home and garden. Here are our editor's picks of a few inspiring titles we discovered around town. 1. Secret Gardens by Alain Le Toquin “The creation of a garden...
Photos by Jessica White Spring Party Tabletop Tips from Amanda Schelin Details make the difference when setting a table for a spring party scene, Amanda Schelin, owner of Branches Floral, offers ideas and take-note advice. 1. Buy cut daffodils a day or two prior to your spring party to allow closed flowers...
Serene, natural and delightfully chic. This Scandinavian-inspired setting embraces a less-is-more aesthetic that’s infused with the right amount of color and shine to warm a wintertime party.
Sometimes the simplest treatments can be extraordinary. Increase the festive factor of holiday florals by accessorizing with these napkin rings.

Table Topping

Orchid Dynasty’s Shelly Lewis makes a living turning flowers into floral art. When it comes to creating centerpieces for her clients, she relies on color, form, texture, and repetition to create aesthetic “tension” and interest.
A centerpiece can make or break a holiday table. That’s a lot for pressure for these festive florals—and for those who create them. But don’t stress. These 6, easy-to-make centerpieces are guaranteed to be the tops on your table this season.
The secret to cocktail bliss is the container.

A Lofty Affair

Rather than hosting at home, Sara and Brett Toliver throw a fall dinner party at The Urban Studio, Ogden’s newest hot spot on Historic 
25th Street.