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Effortless Entertaining with Vietri

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When it comes to designing tabletops for dinner parties I tend to go in one of two routes – casual or elegant. One thing that I strive to do with each is to make sure that it is effortless. No one wants to be a stressed out hostess. This fall I’ve made it a point to fully embrace doing more casual tabletops that have a few key details that guests notice and want to use themselves when hosting dinner parties this fall.

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To kick off the entertaining season I thought I’d share a few tips to making your next dinner party go off without a hitch.

1.) Pick a palette thats seasonal – whether it’s neutral (like this tabletop) or something colorful.

2.) Once you’ve figured out your color palette decide which dinnerware you want to use. I wanted to add plates that had rustic edges to them, Vietri is a great source for beautiful dinnerware.

3.) Add pattern with napkins.

4.) Seasonal touches – I decided that little white pumpkins would be the perfect way to embrace the fall season. Then guests can take them home as a parting gift.

5.) Layers are key, by adding branches down the center of the table adds that extra details that finishes off the entire look. Here I used magnolia branches, but you can use anything – olive branches, eucalyptus, see what your local flower shop or grocery store has in stock.

6.) Lastly, and this might be the most important tip – set everything up the night before. It’ll be one last thing to think about the day of and then you can focus on everything else you have to do. Plus, it always gets me excited to see my guests when it is already set.

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Wondering how you can get this same look – pop over to Vietri for these essential items. I hope that this has inspired you for when you host your next dinner party.

Fall Entertaining with Vietri | Sacramento Street


1.) Lastra Grey Salad Plate | 2.) Optical Clear Champagne Glass | 3.) Lastra White Dinner Plate | 4.) Grey Medallion Accent Napkin | 5.) Aladdin White Antique Five-Piece Place Setting

This post is a partnership with Vietri. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Ashley Batz for Sacramento Street

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Layer It: Apple Picking

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It’s that time of year, where doorsteps are being decorated with pumpkins, days are getting shorter and it’s nearing the end of one of my favorite fall things to do – apple picking. In our house we’re a little more than obsessed with apples. Both of us have an apple a day and this time of year they are better than ever. So we set out and head up north to do a bit of apple picking to make delicious crisps, turnovers, you name it!

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One thing I love about setting out on this adventure is putting together a true fall look – taking out my fall sweaters, boots and plaid scarves. It truly makes it feel like fall is officially here, even if it is a bit mild this year.

What layers do you love pairing together for outdoor adventures during the fall?

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1.) Broken-in Boyfriend Jean in Traction Wash

2.) Sterling Jacket

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3.) Norway Bootie

4.) Wool Colorblock Socks

5.) Textured Slouchy Sweater

6.) Plaid Scarf

7.) The Shoulder Bag

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Four Favorites: Vests

Four Favorites : Vests | Sacramento Street


Friends, I have a new fall wardrobe staple obsession – vests. With our weather staying pretty warm here in San Francisco, it hasn’t felt like fall. But I’ve been dying to transition over my closet to sweaters, scarves and anything cozy. One way I’ve been able to make my outfits feel a little more like fall is by layering on a vest. I’m currently obsessed with this faux-fur vest from Madewell – I’m pretty sure I paired it with every outfit I wore last week . . . no matter how warm it was. It will be worn to shreds this fall season.

Have you seen any must-have vests around this season?

1.) Handmade Long Waistcoat

2.) Faux-Fur Zip Vest

3.) Excursion Vest in Pinstripe

4.) Rabbit-fur Gilet

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Layer It: Mid-Week Lunch Date



There is nothing I love more than meeting up with girlfriends for a mid-week lunch date. It’s a time to check in with each other, chat about life and check out from our hectic work days to enjoy some quality time with each other. This isn’t a weekly occurrence, but when they are planned it seems to make my weeks go by quickly. Don’t we all need a little of that sometimes? With one planned this week in my schedule, I’m eager to tackle my to-do list.


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1.)  Toothpick Jean in Blacksmith Wash

2.) Merino Double-zip Baseball Sweater in Stripe

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3.) Bradshaw Chronograph Watch

4.) Le Dix Money Continental Leather Wallet

5.) Leonard Glasses

6.) Leather Wing-Tip Oxfords

7.) Grained Leather Tote


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a brand new week . . .

FallAfter this past weekend I feel refreshed and ready for a new week. Since I hadn’t been home for the past three weekends I was relishing in the fact that I could curl up to finish a few books, take time cleaning and organizing the house and just enjoy being at home. With that being said, I’ve decided that with a new season beginning tonight I’m going to cherish these fall days right here in San Francisco. No more traveling for me except for a few short road trips. I truly cannot wait for the crisp air, layering of sweaters and warm cups of apple cider. Fall is my favorite time of year! Are you looking forward to anything in particular this season?

Cheers to a new week and a new season!

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