When we went to our friend’s lake house for the 4th of July, we had scrambled eggs on top of avocado toast for breakfast one morning and I was in love. Rob had the great idea to make our typical egg and veggie scramble and put that on top of avocado toast. Genius, really.
With guests arriving any day now, I’ve been getting our place cleaned up and ready for entertaining. When you’re short on space for entertaining like us, having a dedicated bar area is really great and nothing helps define the space like a tray! I have quite the collection of trays, but this Kate Spade Fancy Another Tray from Design Darling is truly meant to serve cocktails. It’s large enough to hold a fair amount of drinks, is sturdy so they don’t topple over and really stylish!
If the tray wasn’t darling (pun intended) enough, these cheeky little monogrammed napkins will add a little more fun to cocktail hour. They also serve as a nice reminder to pace yourself and would make for a perfect hostess gift. When I’m excited, I sometimes need to hear that, anyone else?!
When I’m not actually serving drinks on this tray, it doubles as the bar tray that neatly holds liquor bottles, bar tools, straws, corks, napkins and stirrers. I adore both of these things together and actually love the color combo — so bright and cheery! That’s definitely the kind of cocktail party I want to be at! Make sure to check out Design Darling for other fun bar goodies and more. I’m especially loving this, this and this.
It’s pretty to crazy to think that this next week I’ll be boarding a plane to Thailand. All my time and energy has been focused on our wedding and finishing up projects before we go and I really can’t believe that this week is finally here! It sort of hit my in the middle of the night last night — I woke up and all the sudden realized just how quickly it’s all approaching. I’d be lying if I told you I was totally calm. There’s definitely some nerves and a bit of anxiety about some of the last little things, but nonetheless, I’m thrilled!
This weekend was the perfect one to kick off this next week. On Friday we had a mini house-warming party and Saturday and Sunday were spent mostly outdoors with friends enjoying the beautiful weather and several street festivals. I even squeezed in some time to shop Nordstrom’s killer sale. In the past few weeks, summer has really blossomed in Chicago (finally) and we’ve been taking advantage of it any chance we get. That also means I’ve been pulling out some of my summer favorites like a peplum tank, this white linen scalloped skirt and fun baubles. Today, I’m running last minute errands and having lunch with one of my sweet friends at one of my favorite spots in Gold Coast. It’ll be a crazy week for sure, but a very memorable one too!