TULUM-INSPIRED COCKTAIL PARTY

Since visiting Tulum over the holidays, we’ve been daydreaming of white sand, warm evenings and cocktails on the beach. March is usually the time of year when NYC winters seem to drag on, so a Tulum-Inspired Cocktail party felt like the best way to infuse our weekend with summer vibes.

Inspired by Hartwood’s Piña-Habanero Margarita, here are our tips to spice up your next Happy Hour.

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Inspired by the natural beauty of Tulum, we mixed wood tones, pottery + pops of blue with tropical foliage to create a beachy, vibrant backdrop.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Tray - Target | Blue + White Pottery - Blackbarn

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Incorporate the flavors of the Yucatán Peninsula by letting colorful citrus, peppers + garnishes double as décor.

Napkins (similar) | Vase + Beaded Garland - Anthropologie | Woven Coasters - West Elm

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Because these margaritas are best served individually, keep it casual and allow guests to garnish their own drinks.

Stoneware Plate - Blackbarn

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For an extra kick, prep your habanero-infused tequila a day or two before.

THANKSGIVING TABLE

A thoughtful, well-appointed table can set the tone of any gathering and the holidays provide endless inspiration when creating a tablescape to welcome family and friends. Our theme this year was ‘collected + found’ and instead of splurging on new decor, we incorporated items from around our home that lent warmth and texture to create a relaxed, but elevated vibe for our Thanksgiving table.

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Handcrafted elements like these hand-dyed napkins and carved wooden napkin rings add a personal, unique touch to each place setting.

Hand-dyed Napkins - Samantha Varrone | Hand Carved Wood Napkin Rings - The 8th Drifter | Plates + Flatware - West Elm

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A neutral palette highlights the texture and natural beauty of these water hyacinth placemats while offsetting our menu ingredients turned table decor - we’re looking at you persimmons!

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Don’t be afraid to mix metals! We combined antique brass candlesticks and heirloom silver to accent the warm tones of the table.