20 YEARS AGO TODAY…

20 year wedding anniversary_reviving charm

Life is interesting. You can cross paths with someone and in that unsuspecting moment, not realize that they are the person who is going to turn your whole life around. For me, that person was Mr. B. He’s the person I think of morning, noon and night. He’s the person that makes life interesting and exciting (no […]

Read More

Easy Entertaining for Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo is always a great excuse to gather a few friends over. Whether you’ve been planning a fiesta for a while or are more a spur-of-the-moment kind of person, here are a few easy, last minute ideas to help you plan your party. Happy weekend!  I love the idea of using pink and […]

Read More

Derby Day Festivities

Today marks the annual running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. For a majority of people in California, celebrating the Kentucky Derby is not at the forefront of their mind. I might be the one exception. There is something to be said about such a long-standing tradition and the stylish outfits people wear to the […]

Read More

Entertaining with Casa de Perrin

casa de perrin_Reviving Charm blog

A lot goes into planning a party or event. Case in point…when newlyweds Josh and Diana started planning their wedding, they began to accumulate mismatched sets of antique silver until they had enough for their five-course wedding dinner. Before you know it, their hunt for their wedding dinnerware would evolve into a business known as Casa […]

Read More

ENTERTAINING MADE EASY

Having to keep up on major retailer and restaurant trends, mergers, closings and openings can be somewhat of an occupational hazard of my day job. While there have been rumors that the online company One Kings Lane would be sold, I learned last week that Bed Bath and Beyond has indeed purchased them for an undisclosed amount. […]

Read More

DECORATING THE TABLE FOR CINCO DE MAYO

Over the last few days I have been searching the internet looking for inspiration for today’s Cinco De Mayo post. I was trying to come up with an authentic twist on the holiday that wasn’t too kitschy. My prayers were answered when I stumbled upon a online article in Elle Decor featuring the work of event planner Calder […]

Read More

HOW TO HOST A LAST MINUTE CHAMPAGNE PARTY

Reviving Charm_How to host a champagne party

Many years ago Mr. B and I hosted a New Year’s Eve Champagne Party. It was one of the best parties we had. French bubbly and appetizers (including caviar) were served all night long and into the wee hours of the morning…it was great! This year, however, I am looking forward to a very low […]

Read More