February 10, 2009

A nice surprise

My sweet boyfriend surprised me this weekend with Kate Spade's book, Occasions. I absolutely love it and it made me so happy to know that he was thinking of me, saw this and knew it would be perfect for me. It's the little things in life that really mean the most! He is so thoughtful and always knows just how to make me smile. Thank you T! 
     If you haven't had a chance to look through this book, do so because it is full of all kinds of tidbits and fun ideas about entertaining. Everything from flowers to decorations, table settings and party themes, hostess tips and party shopping lists are all inside the cutely-illustrated book. I can't wait to read about all the festive ideas and plan a party of my own.  


"Every occasion calls out for something extra, whether it's flowers you set on the table, foods to honor a special gathering, or the selection of music. For both hostess and guest, consideration of those around you is among the important qualities for any enjoyable occasion. A smile and sense of humor are also essential, and before the canapes and night lighting, a good hostess is ultimately defined by a welcoming and gracious demeanor. In Occasions, Kate Spade invites you into her world of easy, festive entertaining, where the emphasis is not on having 'the perfect meal', but 'the perfect time'."
- excerpt from Occasions, by Kate Spade
(Kate Spade also has books on Style and Manners as well.)

*I am off to my first JL provisional meeting tonight. I can't wait!

15 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

love this book- have all three- have him get you the other two- the book on style is one of my non Bible Bibles! have fun at JL and yay for sweet gifts from the hunny :)

kHm

Mojito Maven said...

Have fun at JL...I can't wait to hear about it...our first meeting is not until may...boo

Preppy 101 said...

How sweet!!

Natalie said...

Nice gift! Just wanted to say hi and that I enjoy your blog!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Fun book! That was so sweet of him to buy it for you.

Princess Freckles said...

My fiance bought me that set of books for Christmas. I love them! Hope your meeting goes well!

Kate said...

What a fun gift! I need to complete my set asap

Molly said...

Oh I just love books like this! Have fun at your meeting!

the Preppy Princess said...

What a nice guy he must be! Hope you have fun at JL, you are perfect for it!

M.A. said...

That book looks great! Have fun at Junior League, I would love to join in a few years! :)

Sharon said...

I came over to join you followers but it won't let me!!! Whats up with that??
Have a great time at JL

The New Mrs said...

What a sweet guy! And I love that book. I still look through it every once in a while for ideas!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Your boyfriend has good taste. I want that book! :)

hGb said...

I love that book. Its great to reference too!

Kappa Prep said...

I love all three of the Kate Spade books. They are full of so many great tips and ideas. Hope the JL meeting went well!!

 
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