Go Al Fresco!

There’s something special about summer, perhaps due to its fleeting nature and we like to make the most of the season.  The weather is warm, the days are long and spontaneous get-togethers abound.  There’s no better way to celebrate the season than dining al fresco. Whether it’s a stylish brunch, an afternoon barbecue or an evening gathering, outdoor entertaining is all about keeping it easy.

  • The Food: Spend more time at the table and keep the menu stress-free.  The key is to choose foods that can be made ahead.  Room temperature food is what summer is all about; think grilled proteins that you can marinade the day before and grilled summer vegetable and grain salads that show off your garden’s bounty.  Finish the night off with a sweet summer sorbet or ice cream with fresh berries.
  • The Drink: When it comes to summer drinks, it’s all about keeping it light and cool.  You want something your guests can sip on all evening without worrying about how much they’re drinking. Our aluminum beverage trough is a summer staple and its rustic elegance is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Keep it simple and throw in some chilled rose and white wine, craft beers, and sparkling water.
  • The Set-Up: Nobody wants to stress over fragile dinnerware.  Durability meets design with an array of melamine dinnerware patterns from classic white, to artisan “pottery,” to playful blues and red gingham checks.  Keep the refills flowing with acrylic drinkware that has the clarity of glass but will not shatter.  Complete the look with easy-to-clean placemats and brightly hued linens.
  • The Vibe: Creating an inviting outdoor space is as easy as your summer dress.  Soften your space with stylish and versatile indoor/outdoor throw pillows and rugs.* Bedeck dreamy summer nights with clusters of glowing, candle-lit hurricanes.  Pro-tip: check-out our refillable pillar candles, they burn with a real flame but never drip messy wax or burn down, so you can use them all summer long.  Finally, adorn your table with unfussy florals.  We’re big fans of summery succulents* in a range of vintage containers or fresh farmers’ market blooms in mix and match vases.

*Select items available in-store only.

Celebrate Dear Old Dad

Sure, your dad probably says he doesn’t need or want anything for Father’s Day (and let’s face it, he pretty much already has everything) but you certainly can’t let June 17th pass by without celebrating the guy that’s always been there for you. So what do you get dear old dad (hint, it’s not a tie)? Whether he’s a master of the grill, the guy who can fix anything, a little bit metro or a cocktail connoisseur, our men’s department is filled with thoughtful and unexpected gifts to say thank you for being the incredible dad, grandpa or husband that he is.

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Michael Aram Collection Returns to Homefest

Michael Aram collection From Homefest Decor

One of the most rewarding parts of our business is working with passionate artisans whose work is as much fine art as it is home décor. We are thrilled to have the beautiful designs of Michael Aram Collection back in the store.  Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal.  In the […]

To Market, To Market

to market to market Homefest Luxury Decor

We’ve been busy! The show season has just ended and we’ve been on the road. We traveled from Dallas to New York in January and February to source the newest products in home décor, dinnerware, and gifts. Scouring the chicest showrooms and traipsing the endless aisles at our favorite shows, we’ve come up with an […]

Share the Love: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Whether it’s your main squeeze, your gal-entine or a family of loved ones, ’tis the season for love…and we say share that love! We’ve got a great selection of Valentine’s Day gifts from the Kismet personal care collection (clearly it was meant to be) to handsome barware for the man in your life to home decor gifts from the heart.

So, say yes to love and check out our favorite finds for the romantically inclined. Shop our Valentine’s Day Collection

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Raise the Bar: Tips from a Sommelier

Homefest wine background

I’m a pretty lucky gal, my husband is a sommelier and there is no shortage of great wine in our house but for many people, knowing what to bring to a party or serve to a crowd can be a bit daunting.  So I asked our “resident somm” to share a few tips for selecting wine this holiday season.

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Being Grateful is Always in Season: 10 Great Gifts for Your Support Team

This week’s blog is about celebrating the people that make your life easier.  Right now I’m sure you’re crazed with finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your kids, your spouse and your family.  You probably also have a serious case of  “swiper’s wrist” from all the Pinning you’ve been doing to plan your menus and […]

Fashion with a Cause: ‘Tis the Season for Giving Back

The holiday season finds us all in a frenzy of decorating, entertaining and shopping.  It’s easy to lose sight of the true spirit of the holidays while checking-off our To Do and Must Have lists.  This time of year, we like to celebrate and share the stories of a few of our vendors and the incredible work they do around the world.

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Front and Center(Piece)

You can stop searching, this is the perfect centerpiece!  No matter how you’re celebrating, we’ve put together an effortless centerpiece that can be easily updated by season or holiday with three or four simple elements.

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