Category : Entertaining


Setting the Table with Julia Amory

When you dress your table with designer Julia Amory’s linens in their bold patterns and bright hues, you infuse your event with a kind of joyful sophistication that elevates a special occasion or simply an everyday meal with pure joie de vivre. It' ...


TLV Holiday To-Do List

After 27 years of marriage, my husband’s love of list-making has finally rubbed off on me. Being that there is only 10 days until Thanksgiving (yup!) I realize that a serious to-do list is in order. is coming and will continue ...


Food & Design: A Modern Traditional Thanksgiving w/ The Local Vault, D2 Interieurs & Watson’s Catering

Thanksgiving is around the corner and its time to start thinking about ways to make it a special one. While the holiday is a time to honor traditions, we should also feel free to create new traditions, create new memories and update the way we celebr ...


Bringing the Inside Out for the Perfect Al Fresco Meal

Every year we eagerly anticipate the joy of great summer weather and dining al fresco but considering some of the complications that come with the territory (irritating insects, aggressive bees and the heat!) it comes as no surprise that the term ‘ ...


Heirloom Wedding Gifts For The Happy Couple

Despite the fact that weddings these days seem to be more personalized and well-thought out than ever (thanks, Pinterest!) gift-giving as a wedding guest seems to have take the opposite turn. With the predominance of jam-packed registries and the gro ...


How to Style a Gorgeous Table

While we only choose inventory for The Local Vault that we adore, sometimes, we come across a piece or two that we're downright obsessed with. Things that make us want to completely redo our own homes (or maybe buy a vacation house?) so we can incorp ...


7 Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Forget baking pies and stuffing turkeys. Our favorite part of playing hostess on Thanksgiving is decorating the tabletop. Putting together the perfect tablescape is like decorating a mini room. There needs to be a cohesive design scheme, attention to ...


ReBranding At Its Finest

    Drum roll please...introducing the Barmoire!   PSA - From living rooms all over America...what to do with what for most of us was our first serious furniture purchase, the TV/Media Cabinet? Be it from Ikea, PB, RH or Milling Roa ...


Thanksgiving Recipe Homeruns

  Thanksgiving Recipe Homeruns   Part of the pleasure of cooking Thanksgiving dinner is knowing exactly what you’re going to make versus the usual racking your brain to come up with inventive dishes to impress your dinner guests.  For ...


Give Thanks The Hostess Shuffle

TLV has  much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, among which is having the lovely and immensely talented, Jackie Fucigna of No.299 guest blog. (Don't miss her refurbished furniture collection on our site) ENJOY!   The true meani ...

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