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Jewel Tone Engagement Party Inspiration

When we add galleries like this one to THE VAULT, I want to jump inside, cozy up with a cocktail and join the party. The engagement party to be exact, complete with cozy throws, a ...

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Celebrating 30 Years with Champagne + a Killer Dessert Bar

The big 3-0  is a major milestone and not one that should go without celebration. It deserves all the champagne and all the desserts. And that is precisely what Joy, the birthday girl did. But added to all the bubbly and sweet treats were some super cute adult coloring books. Because obviously those are 30th birthday musts too. See all the festivities snapped by ...

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Modern Rainier Chapter House Wedding

At first glance, this soiree from Katie Parra Photography pulled me in for it's utter romance… sweet blues for the bridesmaids, modern touches scattered about the gorgeous Rainier Chapter House mansion, Fena Flowers' lovely blooms and of course, the sweet stacks of books and lettered table numbers for the book-loving couple.

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Classic + Elegant Naval Academy Summer Wedding

You know we're a sucker for a Groom in uniform and this classic Navy affair is certainly no exception. A military chic celebration that we're falling madly in love with and thanks to Katie Parra Photography we can enjoy it for years to come. See it all unfold in The Vault!

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Sea Meets Land 30th Birthday Party

This is probably as close to imagining my perfect 30th birthday party as it gets. As a girl that grew up on the water, sharing a boat ride with my closest friends and family, and enjoying a soiree in the backyard is a pretty darn awesome way to celebrate. If this is what turning thirty looks like, then I'm in! Check out the rest of the party designed by...

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Rainy Seattle Engagement Session at The Center for Wooden Boats

Ok these two are just too cute for words. Their adorable shoot captured by Katie Parra Photography  is basically as adorable as they come, and it totally proves that a little rain will never ruin your shoot, heck, it might just make it better. See even more of these cuties here.  From...

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Snowy Colorado Engagement Session

I find snow to be super romantic and cozy. Ok, so maybe that's how I trick myself into surviving the endless winter we're having in New England, but I think Katie Parra would agree with me. Her pics of this adorable couple's engagement shoot are sure to inspire some outdoor affection, and while I still may prefer to stay bundled up on my couch, these pics...

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Champagne Tasting Bridal Shower Inspiration

Gathering your leading ladies for an afternoon of champagne sipping is always a welcome idea in our book. *Enter* Fat Cork in Seattle which just so happens to have beautiful space (and plenty of bubbly!) for the occasion. They partnered up with Katie Parra for wedding shower inspiration any bride could get behind, and you can snag a look...

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Coco+Kelley’s Bright Seattle Loft Tour

We are all too familiar with the interior stylings of blogger and designer Cassandra Lavalle, a.k.a Ms. Coco + Kelley. We've partied with her, toured her last apartment and fallen head over...

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Behind the Blog: The Haute Look

What were you doing at 19? Because I'm fairly certain I was watching old episodes of Sex and the City in my sweat pants with my girlfriends. I'm 100% certain I was not running an incredible fashion blog a la The Haute Looks! We recently caught up to talk shop with this sweet girl, and have the photos from Katie Parra to prove it! SMP: Tell us a little...

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Meyer Lemon Flatbread

As soon as winter ends each year (or maybe even a little before) I find myself longing for the fresh, crisp flavors of spring. I couldn't be more excited that Megan Doherty is sharing her recipe for a tangy, savory flatbread that's perfect lazy outdoor dinners or toting along on a picnic lunch! I know exactly what's going in my grocery cart tonight...

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Lemon Rosemary Cava Cocktail

Though many places are blessed with an abundance of citrusy fruit year round, up here in Canada the selection leaves much to be desired. But now that the weather is warming up, the flavours are bursting and I find myself craving them in abundance! First on the menu: Megan Doherty and Katie Parra's lemon rosemary beauty. Top it off with some spanish sparkling and...

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Olive Oil Cupcakes with Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Syrup

Did you hear that? That'd be my mouth watering over Megan Doherty's incredible cupcakes. This right here is what you'd call a grown up treat. Void of sugary frosting and colorful jimmies, these beauties are what you'd serve when trying to impress at an elegant affair. The olive oil infuses a rich, moistness that can't be beat, while the citrusy syrup is simply aces! What I'm trying to say is these babies need to be yours, and...

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15 Recipes for the 4th of July

We're merely days away from the 4th of July which means it's more than high time we get to planning. First on the agenda: the menu. From strawberry salads to ice cream sandwiches and beyond, there's certainly no shortage of absolutely adorable, patriotic ideas scattered throughout web. But in light of brevity, we've done all the grunt work to unveil the best of the very best! The cutest of the cute, if you will.

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The most fashionable coffee table books

Coffee table books aren't just an accessory anymore; they're an art form. Whether piled high or stacked in color coordinated bundles, they infuse your living space with personality. Have a look at 12 of the most fashionable coffee table books compiled by Fashionable Hostess plus our favorite styled coffee tables ever. Book nerd is taking on a whole new meaning with this collection. From the lovely ...

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