HAPPY HOUR :: yuletide sparkler

yuletide cocktail

Friends, we’re really getting down there. 2014 is winding down and Christmas is around the corner. Then New Year’s Eve is around the bend. Gifts are being wrapped. Hugs given and friends well wished. Parties are in full swing. Our Yuletide Cocktail is a scrumptious libation that’s equally delicious as it is festive.  Photos and recipe: […]

MAKE IT :: holiday gift wrap ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

‘Tis the season for decking the halls and dressing gifts. It’s our favorite time of the year! Each year when we set out to make and purchase gifts, we put equal thought into how we’ll wrap them so the recipient enjoys the presentation nearly as much as the gift itself. Here are some of our […]



During the holiday season we really enjoy creating and giving. It’s a time for us to slow down and savor what’s around us: family, friends, festivities, and traditions, both old and new. Whether it’s baking up dozens of sugared cookies tied up in butcher’s twine, hand-crafting the perfect present for a friend, making little snow globes, […]

ENTERTAINING AT HOME :: winter white party


There’s something so fresh and cozy about winter and incorporating hues of white into a celebration. Whether it’s an intimate cocktail party, a dessert party or a sit-down dinner party, our tips for throwing your own effortless winter white party will make you the host or hostess with the mostess! We put an emphasis on […]

HAPPY HOUR :: winter brunch punch

winter brunch punch - Valley & Co. Lifestyle

The weekend came and went in a brisk flash – it was over before we knew it, though we enjoyed a relaxing one with football games, a long walk with baby and dog and enjoying some delicious bubbly. We are also so excited for our talented friends Sam Henderson and Coryanne Ettiene as they just […]

MAKE IT :: fabric glass markers

easy fabric drink markers

There can be so many details to remember when prepping to throw a holiday fete {you needn’t remind us, we plan big events for a living so keep our at-home entertaining effortless!}, and taking steps to plan in advance can give you plenty of time to still incorporate personal touches. Impress the mistletoe out of […]