Some of my favorite parties during the year are the smaller ones – events that don’t require a huge space, growing guest list and lots of moving parts to make happen. Instead, they’re intimate and simple, yet memorable in a purposeful way. These events don’t require quite as much planning, but the experience still draws […]

Entertaining, Favorites

Hosting in Atlanta | My Favorite Private Dining Venues

Okay, yes … as a professional event planner who makes other people’s celebrations special, there’s a certain level of expectation for my own family’s big days. That may be a little me, and a little them, but I love that I love my job so much, that I can take what I know and use […]

Entertaining, Family

Celebrating Big and Small | Making Family Birthdays Memorable & Magical

With all of the different hats that I wear, I’m all about any app, tip and trick that will make life easier! And, as the designated grocery shopper and “chef” in my family having to answer that popular (read: dreaded) question, “what’s for dinner?” from five different people with five different tastes, I’ll do anything […]

Family

Life Hacks | Family Meal Planning

I love fashion and style, but being short (5’2”) and not a standard size makes it challenging to grab a great dress off the rack. I won’t bore you with the details, but usually buying a gown means pricy alterations or compromising on what I really want to make it work. So, when I found […]

Style

A Dream (Dress) Come True | The Custom Experience

Here’s the truth: I know what it’s like to fall into the rut of doing the same thing over and over for date night. (Netflix and takeout, anyone?) When you add in the exhaustion of work and kids and to-do lists, there’s no energy left to plan something other than the same-old default routine. I’ve […]

Family, Favorites

A Date Night Revival | Society 414 Returns!

My favorite quote says, “You can have it all, but not all at the same time.” As a mom, wife and a business owner, I can tell you, the juggle is real! I’m constantly evaluating (and reevaluating) and adjusting my schedule and commitments to find some kind of seemingly elusive balance. And whether it ends […]

Faith, Favorites

Intentional Steps to Self Care

With three kids, three businesses, a marriage and trying to carve out a little time for myself, short to-do lists rarely have a place in my life. Despite that, I believe it’s imperative to find ways to live an intentional and meaningful life, even amongst the overwhelming day-to-day. I attempt to prioritize what’s most important […]

Family, Favorites

Setting Goals for What Matters Most

How are you planning to ring in the New Year? For my family, it’s either dressing up and going out with my husband or counting down with our kids, in our PJs. This year, I wanted to do something a little different, add in a few of our friends and host a simple and fun […]

Entertaining

Ring it in Without Leaving Your House | A New Year’s Eve Party at Home

One of my favorite traditions is creating homemade goodies for my friends and family to enjoy during the Christmas season. I always threaten (and maybe know) that I don’t have time to do it, but they never let me skip a year, and truth is, I’m glad. There’s no feeling like seeing their eyes light […]

Entertaining

A Season to Savor| Homemade Holiday Gifts

Your favorite store has been teasing this season for months, but I’m thrilled to announce that’s officially okay to start pulling out all of your own decorations, too! The holiday season is here. That means plenty of parties to host and attend. The outfits! The menus! The gifts! Packed schedules – even when they’re a […]

Entertaining, Style

Fashion, Food and A Fabulous Table | Entertaining Tips for the Holidays

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