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AERIN x Williams-Sonoma; The 5 Pieces I Just Had To Have

Incorporating this gorgeous new collection into my every day life
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While I love to highlight the beautiful here on the blog, and nothing gets me like a perfectly set tabletop, I’ll tell you that so much of my life isn’t centered around a formal meal or tablescape.  Rather, in real life, everything seems to happen spur-of-the-moment.  And I think that’s why I love the new AERIN x Williams-Sonoma collection so much; the pieces are perfect for both a sit-down dinner party but fit in just as easily into simple everyday entertaining. 

Truthfully, Aerin had me at ginger jar champagne bucket.  But aside from the obvious ginger jar champagne bucket and tabletop choices like the spectacular blue and white glassware and woven pieces, the collection includes so many giftable finds and home accents that are the perfect combination of classic, modern and feminine.  Think gold scalloped photo frames, floral artwork like this stunning concrete relief on a stand and these framed prints, trinket dishes and so much more.  In fact, perhaps one of my favorite details of so many pieces in the collection is that they come with a pretty box that’s ready to gift.  So if you have a baby shower, bridal shower, engagement party or are still looking for a Mother’s Day gift, you’ll find dozens of gorgeous finds in the collection.  I grabbed a few of her trinket dishes; so lovely and only $35!  

But don’t take my word for it.  TOMORROW at the stunning new Williams-Sonoma store at The Avalon here in Atlanta I’ll be hosting an event celebrating the collection from 7-8:30.  I hope you’ll join me and come out to celebrate the AERIN x Williams-Sonoms home collection for yourself.  I know the pieces will sweep you off your feet too.  Truly, MKR

P.S. Comment below or message me on Instagram if I’ll be seeing you tomorrow night at the store.  Believe me friends, this collection is something you’ll want to get your hands on.  And of course, I’d love to gush over all things blue and white and beautiful with you!  xo

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AERIN Ginger Jar Champagne Bucket

Williams-Sonoma, $159.95

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This is no dinky champagne bucket; this thing can fit 2-3 bottles of wine!  Not only is it absolutely stunning in its design, it’s functional and just the thing you need for a night entertaining al fresco. 

AERIN Potted Floral Arrangement, Rose

Williams-Sonoma, $95

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Aren’t these hand cast porcelain sculptures stunning?!  They’re the perfect accent for a coffee table, desk or bookshelf. 

AERIN White Link Pitcher

Williams-Sonoma, $89.95

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I am such a fan of this earthenware pitcher, with its hand-polished white glaze finish and link detailing. I love using a pitcher like this to display fresh flowers, though it would work wonderfully in a traditional sense, too! 

AERIN Gilded Bamboo Gallery Frame

Williams-Sonoma, $70

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I can never say no to a bamboo motif, so I fell in love with these gallery frames the second I saw them.  The gorgeous gold lacquer is simply timeless and the white matte instantly elevates whatever’s featured inside. 

AERIN Sea Blue Floral Salad Plates

Williams-Sonoma, $51.95

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Blue and white forever, am I right?!  I will always adore a tabletop that has blue and white pattern play.  The AERIN collection is full of beautiful dinnerware designs that can be set apart or together for a truly wonderful effect.  The drinkware, just like the dinnerware, is something to keep in your entertaining arsenal too.  It’s all just so good! 

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Join Me This Thursday to Debut the All New AERIN x Williams-Sonoma Home Collection

April 20 from 7-8:30 at The Avalon in Atlanta
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Aerin Williams Sonoma Home Collection x Waiting On Martha

Get ready for a big dose of pretty, friends, because the AERIN Williams Sonoma Home Collection has just been released, and it is BEYOND. I recently got a sneak peek at the dinnerware, glassware and decor pieces and can assure you: you’ll fall in love with every. single. piece.  

And because it’s that good, I want to invite you to join me this Thursday night at the brand new Williams-Sonoma, The Avalon here in Atlanta to feast your eyes on all of these gorgeous pieces, and chat all about entertaining tips and tablescape styling ideas!

It’s true that ever since the second that I heard Williams-Sonoma was teaming up with AERIN brand founder Aerin Lauder for an exclusive home and table collection, I have been in anxious anticipation to see it all!  For as long as I can remember, I’ve admired Aerin’s seemingly effortless grace and ability to create beauty in whatever she touches.  And the Aerin Williams Sonoma Collection, as I expected, masterfully captures outdoor entertaining at its best, with inspiration from Palm Springs and a nod to green grass, beautiful blue skies and seas.  The pieces create a playful pattern play that begs for nights al fresco all summer long.  And, you know I can’t ever resist a blue and white tabletop. 

But more on the collection itself; tune back in tomorrow to see how I incorporated a few of her gorgeous pieces into my everyday and in the meantime, mark your calendars for this Thursday night at Williams-Sonoma store at The Avalon.  The event runs from 7-8:30 pm, so don’t feel like you need to stay the whole time…feel free to pop in whenever!  I’m so looking forward to seeing you there! Truly, MKR

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Featured image in graphic courtesy of Aerin & Williams-Sonoma. 

5 Tailgate Essentials You Can’t Forget on Game Day

College Football Season is Here, Friends
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It’s officially FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!  (Okay, I had to find a way to fit that in here somewhere!)  But no matter who your team is, you’ll agree that the excitement of another college football season is simply contagious.  The food, the drink, the culture that surrounds the tradition of tailgating is reason enough for celebrating, and when you pair that with great football (this is our year, Vols)…well it just can’t be beat. 

Hopefully you have some college football games on the books; a long day of tailgating and cheering on your favorite team is just good for the soul.  Before you go though, make sure you have all of the tailgate essentials to ensure that you set up a proper spread.  Check out the slideshow of what I consider to be the five most important tailgate essentials by clicking on the picture above.  Go Vols!  Cheers, Kat

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The Drinks

The Drinks

It wouldn't be a tailgate without a generous supply of beer and liquor. Feeling fancy? Consider mixing up these festive cocktails. And be sure to bring plenty of ice with your cooler.

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The Food

The Food

A great tailgate will never, EVER skimp on the grub! Whether it's homemade or takeout, everyone will appreciate the food throughout the day. For a few great go-to recipes like Dueling Deviled Eggs, Collard Greens & Cornbread Casserole and Chicken Wings, check out this post.

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The Digs

The Digs

Set up shop with a canopy tent, a set of foldable chairs, portable tables and of course, your team's flag. And while you're at it, don't forget the football for a little game of toss among the other fans.

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The Necessities

The Necessities

You'll need the proper utensils to ensure every fan is full and happy before AND after the game! Stock up on Solo cups (they're classic), and bring a set of plastic wine glasses and melamine plates.

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A Game Face

A Game Face

Okay so you have the booze, the food, and the tailgate properly set up. College football season is all about the passion—the upsets, the heartbreaks and the victories—so grab your game face and get ready to have a long, fun-filled day. Because after all, the winners start early!

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