My name is Genevieve and this is my little blog, She Keeps a Lovely Home. I’ve been throwing tasty little parties in my tiny Brooklyn apartments for over a decade, and want to share some of my favorite treats, tips and tricks for throwing a lovely affair, no matter your budget or the size of your kitchen.
I’ve always been a little sad that the hay-day of dinner and cocktail parties hit their peak in the 50‘s and 60s, then we ladies moved further into the workforce and couldn’t be bothered to throw extravagant dinners and mix cocktails for a group of folks after a long week.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m not upset about the “ladies moving into the workforce” part. I, myself, LOVE my career. When I’m not making deviled eggs, I’m editing and designing motion graphics for a video agency. But I would truly love to bring back the intimacy of the elegant dinner party for friends and family, despite the challenges of being a very busy, professional gal.
I love throwing parties, but I have a secret to tell you that you might find a little hard to believe. For someone who appears very social, I’m quite introverted.
Social situations can be pretty uncomfortable, but even though I’m introverted, I still want company and love my friends, so I’ll often write about the emotional side of party planning and hosting, too.
We all have reservations and fears about throwing parties, whether we’re introverted or not, and we’re all very busy. Whether we have full time jobs, kids or both, party planning shouldn’t be a hassle, so I’ve made entertaining elegantly, EXTRA simple.
I think elegance should be easy, affordable and fun. It’s nice to go a little overboard sometimes too, but for the most part, simplicity is key.
It’s all in the tiny details… A simple flower garnish, a wisp of thyme and recipes with fresh, healthy, nutritious ingredients that ensure every dish tastes exquisite, no matter how much time they took to make.
It’s about working smarter, not harder. Thinking lovely, not lofty.
There are enough limitations in our lives to make fancy get-togethers tricky, so I’ll show you how to make the process a simple one. If I can do it, you can too!
Let’s throw a perfectly lovely, little party together.