Come Sail Away

Does this smile on Dave’s face tell you something?  Meet Dave Cherubini, CEO of Cherubini Yachts. You might think he enjoys himself…and he does!  Why?  Because he is carrying on a family legacy which he is quite passionate about. The Cherubini family has been in the yacht making business since the 1920’s. Dave & I…

Tribute to Annie

What does Annie, the owner of  Mag Pie Events and I have in common?  It’s not a coincidence that we named our companies after our children.  Our families inspire us to spend our days creating  what we value – kinship and connection through  gatherings around our tables,  large or small, grand or simple,  with loved ones…

The Dirty On Dishes

There comes a time when one must decide what matters. While my heart’s desire was to create a line of meaningful custom luxury dinnerware to elevate every day that could mix with the finest china,  be oven and dishwasher safe, AND  affordably priced,  one other detail was also essential – I wanted our designs to…

Signature Style With Garden & Gun

Have you been looking for a style that is uniquely you? With our current feature in the June / July issue of Garden & Gun Magazine showcasing our “Signature Style”,  I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to give you some inspiration for making your own  personal mark on your dishes, your gifts, silver, stationery,…

Charming Charleston

Traveling  from Charleston through the Carolinas to Savannah and Sea Island recently, my time has been filled with incredible hospitality, camaraderie, art and history. This post gives me the opportunity to share treasures I encountered along the way beginning with  Charleston. My next post  will detail the Carolinas  (fabulous finds  & famous plates) and part…

Sweetheart Table

We collaborated with Southern Weddings Magazine this month to offer inspiration for a recent trend in weddings – and one which makes our hearts sing! You’ll find ways to make sweetheart tables, head tables and entire receptions more beautiful and personal – what more  fabulous way to debut a couple’s new monogram or use their  dishes for the first time…

The Splendid Dish Intro

Do you have belongings from your childhood that immediately cause you to recall specific memories the minute you see them? That are so visceral you feel you are almost there? This periwinkle stoneware pitcher is one of my favorites. The second my eye catches it, I can see my grandfather’s hand picking it up from the…