We're in Richmond this week for Ivy Market, a lively and important two-day shopping event with a portion of proceeds helping to improve the lives of children battling cancer.


Ever since our travel schedule compelled us to put our Etsy store on hiatus, I've been looking for new ways to share my growing collection of handpicked, personally curated vintage tabletop and accessories.


After years of styling at Food Network and Martha Stewart Living, with insider access to their vast treasure troves of props, I've learned that the first step to easy, chic entertaining is simply having the right stuff! It's the essential pieces that work both individually and together to create beautiful buffets, bars and tables. That's been a guiding principle of mine ever since our first pieces appeared in Vogue!


Flash forward two years, and our current collection spans centuries and styles, mixing silver, brass, gold, porcelain, teak, Lucite, alabaster and glass, all to dazzling effect!   


Ivy Market will be held at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond on Wednesday from 5 to 9 and Thursday from 9 to 4.


I'm also giving two presentations on easy, chic entertaining, one at 5:30 pm on Wednesday and the other at 10:30 am on Thursday, It's going to be a fantastic shopping event for a profoundly important cause. Hope to see you in Richmond!