Archive for July, 2009

we just can’t get enough….

July 23, 2009

of the totally sophisticated & modern party frocks by chloe & reese’s new bridal line, Ardour. Ardour specializes in custom & chic party wear for the bride-to-be & her entourage. So, for all you ladies searching for your perfect engagement party, rehearsal dinner or wedding ensemble- look no further. You can shop chloe & reese & their Ardour collection at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s or Neiman Marcus.


the island chef

July 16, 2009

Here are a few pics from Melissa’s family dinner last weekend:tablescape
The Island Chef’s menu wasn’t the only thing local- Melissa & her mom actually bought the flowers from a local market- where they literally pick the flowers out flowersof the field behind the shop!

At last year’s soiree, yes they do this annually, the candles refused to stay lit, hence the lanterns.  It actually worked out perfectly with the nautical color scheme and managed to provide the perfect amount of light for dinner.  The menus tucked into the dinner napkin is an absolute must for venues with high wind!  They kept it simple and clean- just perfect for their beach front  “grand finale”.

passed horsdouvres

Green Tomato Bruschetta served with fresh colonial mint! Yum!

summer menus that make me melt….

July 8, 2009

scan0001OH! the joys of summer! One of my favorite things about summertime is the fabulous flavors of the season. Chad Glasscock of the Island Chef is preparing a four course tasting menu for Melissa & her family on Friday evening. Melissa & 25 of her family members will eat on the oceanfront porch of their Edisto Beach house and Chad & crew will wine & dine them. As you can tell by the menu- the Island Chef has prepared a fabulous fare using the freshest and -most importantly- all local ingredients. I took the morning helping to design the menu cards (thanks to special help & the artwork from the gals at Studio-R!) & gather a few props to make the tablescape as unforgettable as the food. Aside from the fact that Chad is Carrie’s husband- (& that we love to reap the benefits of office leftovers!)- we love to refer the Island Chef for intimate dinner or cocktail parties, bridal luncheons and post wedding brunches.