Good morning Lacquered Lifers. I am sorry that I have been away for so long … life can sometime get in the way, can’t it? I thought that for my first post back we would celebrate – or rather I would share some photos taken by the amazing Lucy Cuneo of a recent celebration here in Charleston I attended at the home of event designer extraordinaire, Tara Guerard. The dinner took place in a beautifully draped tent against the backdrop of Tara’s 18th century masonry home on Tradd Street. I’m officially in awe of Tara’s ability to tent her brick lined driveway and make us feel like we were in another world; and officially jealous and wondering when I can plan an intimate tented dinner party just like this one.The table was set with plates from the Juliska Firenze collection paired with gold flatware, atop a neutral linen table cloth; paired with metallic rimmed water goblets, mercury votives and crystal candlesticks. The calligraphy menu was wrapped around a napkin and tied with burlap twine. Single hyacinth bulbs, potted in brass julep cups, peppered the table alongside larger predominantly white and green arrangements, glass hurricanes, and the occasional gold dipped antler.
The wall of fig vine provided a perfect backdrop tot the magical tent and table setting, and Tara’s signature Lane chair dipped in gold was the perfect finishing touch. What a treat it was to be included, thank you Tara!
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