Charcuterie Boards and the Launch Party
Hi Friends! With the holidays sneaking up on us and book signings weekly, I thought I would share the interiors, entertaining, food displays and gift ideas I loved at Segreto Impression’s launch. For all of my Dallas friends, I hope to see you next Thursday, November 21st at Aidan Gray with Dwell with Dignity! Hi son Matthew, Momma’s coming to visit!
This year a dear friend/client, Ashley, offered to host a private launch event for all the designers, homeowners, builders and architects who had home/projects in the book. She owns Renouveau Antiques, and her interiors designed by James Mol are to die for!!
The printing of the books this year were behind, so we only received 296 copies for the party, which we jacketed ourselves, and stacked on Ashley’s antique dining room table, with fingers crossed it would hold the weight.
I know I have posted Ashley’s beautiful kitchen before. I love its clean look while incorporating so many reclaimed elements which her company sources. Her spread, second in Segreto Impressions, is named French modern-fitting don’t you think! Our Segretostone counters and plastered walls and ceilings meld so well with her one of a kind elements! She wanted to serve the food on her island covering it with the most amazing Charcuterie spread.
She hired Ashley Radcliffe, owner of Legendairy for the event! Rather than filling the island with all sorts of trays she used the Segretostone island as a base and arranged all the food on parchment paper. Brilliant!
I have made many Charcuterie boards myself, however, I have never seen a display and such a wonderful combination of foods presented so elegantly! It truly was to die for!
To give a layered effect, different heights were established by putting trays and bowls on lucite bases! There were fruits, cheeses, nuts, meats, condiments and assortments of crackers and fresh slices of bread!!
These china feeling plastic plates, ordered from Amazon, were placed on an onyx slab trimmed in real gold leaf.
Even the napkins, ordered from The Stationery Shop added a festive flair for the event!!
There were combinations of hot and cold and the rosemary sprigs made the perfect garnish.
Ashley’s home was simply lovely with just the right amount of florals to give the evening such a romantic touch! Her go-to gal is floral designer Karla Lazo.
The simplicity of a double vase of roses on a coffee table relays elegantly casual and encourages one to stay and sit.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your Charcuterie boards.
Ashley’s home smelled wonderful so I did have to ask, where are your beautiful candles from? Such a talented family, her sister Gretchen is the founder of Bella’s Candles. She specializes in custom poured candles using vintage vessels. You can take your own favorite vases or sterling silver dishes, as pictured, and she will fill them with her lovely scented candles. Check her out on Instagram. A perfect holiday gift!
Thank you, Ashely, Ashley and Gretchen and Karla, four women who have followed their passions and created a business and a job, which inspires others every day!!
Dallas friends! Don’t miss out on this great event at Aidan Gray with Dwell with Dignity! The reception is at night but I will be there from 2:00 on in case you can’t make the night time event. Hope to see you there! Till next week! Xo Leslie