Roses and Rosé


Since rosé seems to be the unofficial drink of summer, I wanted to share a few photos of my “Roses and Rosé” party before this gorgeous season melts away.   R&R_cover_shot_better

“Roses and Rosé” – with its pleasant alliteration- was born from my love of flowers and the occasional splash of rosé.  The compelling combination seemed like the perfect recipe for a small ladies night to mark my birthday.  The evening began with a letterpress invitation by Carrot and Stick Press — tucked in a hand painted ombré envelope.

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The party itself was held at the Juliska store in Stamford.

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Guests noshed on a buffet of tasty light bites, courtesy of Food Design.

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Some of the offerings included jicama and mango summer rolls…

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and gooey grilled cheese sandwiches on walnut bread served with demitasse cups of spring pea soup — inspired by the insanely delicious spring pea soup at Jean Georges’ restaurants.

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To drink, guests enjoyed plenty of — you guessed it — rosé! R&R_cover_shot

As a non-alcoholic option, we served “Elderflower and Rose” spritzers…

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So light and refreshing over ice and in color coordinated glasses!

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Onto the flower arranging!  This is the sample arrangement that we made:

Flower_sample_arrangement Each guest found a charming little soup terrine (which doubled as the vase), flower arranging tips, and tools to get the design process underway.

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Add flowers….

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And off to the races!

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Hard at work creating floral masterpieces:

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The floral designer who led us through the step-by-step of how to make the sample arrangement also left us with some inspiration for using non-traditional vases and containers…

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And walked us through how to pull together a special arrangement such as this beautiful purple combination.

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Finally, we enjoyed a little double chocolate cake…

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And strawberry shortcake in a jar.

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Guests went home with little goodie bags courtesy of Juliska,

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filled with stacks of notecards and some fun “flash tattoos.”

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I was thrilled that my lovely friends at Juliska sent me home with this gorgeous bundle of goodies.  I especially love the wicker tray and use it all of the time for outdoor entertaining!

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Wherever these warm August days should find you, I hope you have the chance to raise a glass of the pink stuff to these last few glorious weeks of summer.

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You know what they say…”Rosé all day!”

xo,

Cath

Photos:  Laura Ricciardi.  I am leaving you with a few more of her beautiful, artistic shots:

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Comments to “Roses and Rosé”


  1. Happy Birthday Catherine! Your style and vision is absolute perfection! Hope you had a wonderful day! Xoxo