Entertaining

If you ask us, the Fourth of July can’t come soon enough! It’s the perfect moment to gather friends and family ’round and enjoy some much needed downtime–while consuming as much barbecue, corn on the cob and apple pie as possible! With the holiday fast approaching, we’ve rounded up a few easy and budget-friendly ways to add some Fourth of July flair to your home, in case you’ve already volunteered to host the party this year, but haven’t planned it out yet. Don’t worry, we get it (and we’ve got

Whether you’re single or attached the great thing about Valentine’s Day is that it’s a moment of appreciation for the people you love—not to mention it breaks up the post-Christmas winter monotony. Plus it’s the perfect excuse to get people together. Instead of wasting money on throw-away festive decor (we’re looking at you stuffed gorilla holding a heart) why not choose some decorations with staying power. Here are some of our favorites: Blush place settings: Practically a neutral, the millennial pink you see everywhere looks nice on glassware too. Place

Any good guest knows that the number one rule of attending a holiday party is to never show up empty-handed. A bottle of wine is fine but giving a thoughtful gift that elevates your hostess’s home will show that you appreciate their effort – and guarantee you a return invitation. Read on for our favorite hostess gifts and shop them all in the Laurel & Wolf Holiday Gift Guide. Cutting-Edge Tastes Utility Kitchen Collection, Oil + Vinegar Set, $23.00 / Olive Wood Rustic Cutting Board, $47.00 Help them spice up

Though summer technically doesn’t start for another month, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the season. For many, having a Monday off of work is already cause for celebration. But with warm weather and the promise of longer days ahead, most people want to celebrate by gathering a group of great friends for great food, usually in the great outdoors. Playing host this year? We’ve got the tips to help you throw a stylish, yet laid-back Memorial Day party. Make your tablescape the main focus. If you’re doing Memorial Day

We’ll be the first to admit that sometimes the thought of a beach day beats an actual day at the beach. Between temperatures in the triple digits, the occasional sand storm, and not to mention, those hungry seagulls, you can never be too prepared for a seaside trek. But with the coast in our backyard here at Laurel & Wolf HQ, we have plenty of practice in packing the perfect beach bag. From cozy lounge chairs to fashionable-meets-functional dinnerware, scroll through for the items that we wouldn’t be able to do a beach day without. DINING:  Shop: Bamboo Dinner Plate Set / Quinn

Image via Lonny Some may argue that the menu is the most important ingredient in planning a dinner party. But seasoned entertainers know that it’s just as much about setting the mood. After all, everything tastes better when the chairs are comfy, the music is on and the lighting looks good. So feast your eyes on these must-have dinner party essentials. Bon appetit! Food presentation is half the feat of the feast, so make sure you have stylish serving bowls and platters to display your fine eats. No one will be digging into dinner

Laugh, cry, eat, repeat. No, we’re not talking about going through a bad breakup. We’re talking about the emotional rollercoaster that is watching the long-anticipated Academy Awards. Year after year, we put on our finest pair of sweatpants, pour ourselves a glass of bubbly, and sit back to enjoy the show. But this year, we decided to take it up a notch, or two. So we teamed up with the experts over at Sonos to create a picture-perfect screening room with sound as good as Ryan Gosling looks. Read on for our tips to

Flowers and chocolates are fine and all. But if we have to be honest, we wouldn’t mind, just once, having a seriously over-the-top Valentine’s Day surprise. So may we suggest that you *accidentally* leave this page open on your S.O’s laptop or ask a trusty friend to relay the message? And if they’re STILL not getting the hint, just tell them that dinner on a snowcapped mountain is exactly what Valentine’s Day dreams are made of. Because communication is key to any lasting relationship, right? So, turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day

Just when you thought you were off the hook for any more new year’s resolutions, we’re adding a couple extra to your plate. But unlike eating healthy, working out, or saving money, these resolutions are a bit more fun to keep. Enter: Home School with Laurel & Wolf. We’re teaming up with three of our favorite lifestyle brands to show you how to make the most out of hanging out at home! Up next, The Sill — the one stop shop for all of your plant needs. Though The Sill usually does the dirty work for

If you’re anything like us, by now your new year’s resolutions have probably lost some serious steam. But not to fear, there are still plenty of simple ways to improve mind, body and soul in 2017, all from the comfort of your own home. Enter: Home School with Laurel & Wolf. We’re teaming up with three of our favorite lifestyle brands to teach you how to make hanging out at home even more fun! First up, Foodstirs — the subscription baking company that makes cooking at home way more fun. Using their Ombré Pancake Kit, we joined forces to design the

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