Ever since moving into my one bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side, I have been entertaining constantly! I love having my girlfriends over for wine and treats. This past weekend I teamed up with a Spanish wine region, Rueda, to host a fun wine-filled afternoon. Rueda is known for their refreshing Verdejo white wine and I have to admit, it’s delicious! If you like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, you will love Verdejo from Rueda. It’s vibrant and complex, yet effortlessly drinkable! In addition to having a few bottles of Oro de Castilla and Shaya Verdejo wine on hand, I also picked up some tea sandwiches, scones and sweet treats from Alice’s Tea Cup, an Upper East Side must-try. It definitely made for a sweet afternoon!
To help freshen up my space, I picked up a few of my favorite blooms to decorate my dining nook and bar cart. In case you didn’t know, cherry blossoms are insanely pretty this time of year. You can typically find cherry blossom branches for around $12 dollars a branch from your local florist! And in true lauren-nelson.com fashion, I also had white hydrangeas on hand to spruce up my bar cart.
With each new season, I like to switch up my dishes and dinnerware. I absolutely loved these pink floral dishes and these pink glasses from Villeroy & Boch. They matched perfectly with the cherry blossoms and looked oh-so-cute under the tea sandwiches.
If you’re planning to entertain at home any time soon, or just want a refreshing glass of white wine, make sure to look for Rueda in your wine store or order it directly from wine.com with the code “RUEDA” for a 10% discount! Cheers!! Xo. Lauren
We’ve had a rainy week here in New York and it looks like the same weather forecast for the weekend. Although April showers bring May flowers, I’m really over it! Where is the 70 degrees and sunny kind of weather?! Today I’m sharing my April wish list. This roundup includes some of my top must-have items for spring.
TGIF, ladies and gents! Hope everyone has some fun plans lined up for the weekend. I’m hosting some girlfriends tomorrow for brunch, can’t wait! As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’ve officially started making a list of everything I want for spring. I didn’t love what J.Crew had in stock over the winter so I’m very excited that their spring items are so much cuter! I want 500 things. Today I created your ultimate guide to spring at J.Crew. From dresses and jumpsuits to shorts and shoes, there are so many goodies to shop over the next few weeks.
A few of my favorite items include this outfit pictured above. You can shop the blue and white off-the-shoulder top here and the ruffled skirt here! I originally thought the skirt was from J.Crew’s collection line but guess what – it’s only $98 dollars plus you can get it 25% off this weekend! I never wear yellow but this dress is just too cute to pass up (only $88!). This wide leg pink jump suit would be perfect for a bridal shower. This searsucker jumpsuit is perfect for weekends at the beach. Last but not least these pink tie-waist shorts are to die for!! They come in denim and a floral pattern plus they are only $70 dollars.
What are some of your pieces at J.Crew right now? Xo. Lauren
You guys! This home tour is everything. I came across this traditional home on Style At Home this week and had to share. The vibrant patterns mixed with the bright color palette makes me want to move to St. Louis and live right here. Am I right?!
Designer by Amie Corley did an amazing job on this five-bedroom abode. Amie kept the home’s architectural bones neutral but gave the walls and trim throughout the main level different finishes. The kitchen is probably my favorite room of all. I love how she mixed materials – using natural wood on top of the island with a white marble throughout the rest of the kitchen. The gold brass pendants above the island provide a focal point above the room while the the navy and white stools and rug give the room texture.
“You can’t go wrong with blue and white. The timeless yet fresh combo simply goes with every colour. To me, it’s a cheerful new neutral.”
Amen, sista! Read on for the full home tour. Xo. Lauren