Enough with the fussy parties and making yourself crazy all in the name of a good time. Instead, enlist the very people you’re going to invite to help create the feast. For our party we asked three local food bloggers—Kit Pollard (mangoandginger.blogspot.com), Dara Bunjon (diningdish.blogspot.com), and Kathy Patterson (minxeats.com)—to make some of their favorite winter dishes.
Our friends over at The Floral Studio created flower arrangements that managed to look rustic and beautiful. And hosts Ben Kutil and Katie McDonough Kutil, two local designers, loaned not just their hip home, but some cool ideas as well.
Assistance by Shabdiece Esfahani and Jessica Hargest. Guests: Melissa and Tessa Harvey, Kimry Perrone, Neil and Holden Eber.
On Melissa: Liz Lange maternity dress ($29.99) at Target. Gold bracelet with pink stone ($67) and multi-strand necklace ($56) at Poppy and Stella. Beaded earrings ($58) at Red Tree.
On Tessa: Saurette gold ruffle tiered skirt ($72), Tea T-shirt ($26), and Boho plum cardi ($64) at Wee Chic. Rileyroos Mary Janes ($32) at Red Tree.
On Kimry: Theme dress ($54) and Theme cardigan ($44) at Milagro. Frye t-strap Mary Janes ($165) at Poppy and Stella. Monserat De Lucca antler necklace ($56.95) at doubledutch boutique. Aeron bracelet ($74) at Poppy and Stella. K Flick Studio earrings ($56) at Red Tree.
On Neil: 7 for All Mankind Austyn dark jeans ($169), RVCA gray cardigan ($69.50), black-and-white gingham button-down ($69.50), CXXIV Clothing Company white T-shirt ($39.50), and Converse All Star chucks ($50) at South Moon Under.
On Holden: Egg Baby jeans ($46) and button-down ($40), Kicky Pants brown corduroy jacket ($44), and See Kai Run shoes ($34) at Wee Chic.
Where to Buy: aMuse, 1623 Thames St., 410-342-5000. Anthropologie, 825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, 410-828-5521. Arhaus Furniture, 660 S. Exeter St., 410-244-6376. Bin 604, 604 S. Exeter St., 410-576-0444. B&O American Brasserie, 2 N. Charles St., 443-692-6172. Chellé Paperie, 6510 Falls Rd., Coppermine Terrace, 410-920-6435. Crate & Barrel, several locations including 825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, 410-296-8282. Doubledutch Boutique, 3616 Falls Rd., 410-554-0055. The Floral Studio, 6510 Falls Rd., 410-321-0606. The Fresh Market, 2510 Quarry Lake Dr., 410-580-1930. IKEA, 8352 Honeygo Blvd., 410-931-5400. Milagro, 1005 W. 36th St,. 410-235-3800. Patrick Sutton Home, 701 Aliceanna St., 410-605-0196. Poppy and Stella, 728 S. Broadway, 410-522-1970. Red Tree, 921 W. 36th St., 410-366-3456. South Moon Under, several locations including 801 Aliceanna St., 410-685-7820. Su Casa, two locations including 901 S. Bond St., 410-522-7010. Target, several locations including 9901 York Rd., Cockeysville, 410-683-4985. Typecast Press, 3100 Falls Cliff Rd., typecastpress.com. Wee Chic, 10751 Falls Rd., 410-878-7400.