We launched one week ago and what a whirlwind last week was. I hosted a pre-launch pop up followed by two back-to-back dinner parties for Interior editors and influencers in my home. And the love and support I received on those nights was incredibly uplifting.

And of course I had the best fun planning the table and the menu and all the details that go into creating the perfect event
First up was the invitation. I love working with Romeo & Jules on all my party stationery. Jennifer Grant is so creative and inventive. She designed me a digital invite but I also went old school and had paper ones printed to send out to people in person. 

I love setting a table, but I was feeling the pressure. There seemed so many decisions to make. My first choice was the table linen. I decided to go with two different colours. A pale blue linen for the first night and a dark blue for the second. 
I wanted the linen to be simple and let the ceramics do the singing. I have an incredibly wide vintage Georgian table, so I bought 4 metres of fabric and used the excess to make matching linen serviettes.
I knew I wanted my little bud vases scattered down the centre of the table. Initially I thought of going simple and white but I was so inspired by my autumnal shoot and the deep rich colours we used that I felt throwing some warm apricots, burgundy and pale pinks would work beautifully. The lovely Lucy Vail Floristry chose antique roses, anemones and chocolate cosmos while we filled my pitchers with speckled orchids along my mirrored console
I love candles and decided to decorate to the max! Adding tapered and cone candles from Danish brand Ester & Erik in between both the bud vases and the orchids. Their colours are so original and there are so many shapes and finishes to choose from.

Rather than having everything plated, we served sharing platters from the roast Alaska cod to the garlic and rosemary squash and roast aubergine with sweet miso and sesame on a variety of my serving dishes.


As a fashion girl at heart I can't go without a nod to the designers behind my two beautiful outfits.
Tuesday was a red knitted dress from Galvan London worn with pink Prada heels and bordeaux lips from Cosmetics a la Carte
Wednesday I wore a deep green velvet slip dress from Asceno London with matching velvet strappy sandals by Jimmy Choo and a smokey green eye in Juniper by Cosmetics a la Carte.

I hope I've inspired you to create your own festive table whether for thanksgiving or Christmas day.
x db

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