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Green tea

Invite delight

Poolside pleasure

Splendor in the grass

April's arrival beckons, summoning us to throw open the windows and shake the dust from our social calendars.  It's time to move the party outdoors!  Tea is tastier in a field of clover! Bring friends poolside for cheese and wine, or curl up in the grass with a delightful picnic for two. Celebrate spring with the very best from New Orleans' finest shops and boutiques. green tea
Clockwise on dahlia plate by John Derian from Pied Nu: English floral teapot by Spode from Williams-Sonoma; Tadé glass with teaspoons, all from Pied Nu; damask napkin and porcelain rooster napkin holder, both from Williams-Sonoma; jeweled bee and jeweled bug, both from Hazelnut; acorn tea light from The Art of Fishing; jeweled frog from Hazelnut; shell sugar pot with spoon from Pied Nu; English floral cup and saucer by Spode from Williams-Sonoma. On cup: Beetle from Hazelnut. In the center: Bug paperweight from Hazelnut. On orange slice plate by John Derian from Pied Nu: Sugar cookies by Gianna's Artisan Baking Co. from Whole Foods Market and bone knife from Pied Nu.

invite delight
Clockwise: Zinnia cards by Snow & Graham, custom invitation with stars, booklet with tie, green floral gatefold with green ribbon by Anna Griffin, custom blue foldout, Birds Folded by Snow & Graham, Park Scene by R. Nichols, cupcake card, custom rectangular invitation with poppies, Graphic Flower/Grass by R. Nichols, Love Birds by Sarah LeClere and custom blue rectangular foldout with red tie, all from Scriptura. In the center: Gerber Daisy by Madison Collection from Belladonna and custom save the date card and Vieux Carre by R. Nichols, both from Scriptura.

poolside pleasure
On Chilewich placemat from Belladonna: Linea wineglass from Hazelnut.On large rectangular tray from Hazelnut: Small rectangular tray, twig knife, small condiment bowls and Linea wineglass, all from Hazelnut; white ceramic plate by VIETRI from Belladonna; fruit and cheese from Whole Foods Market; and jeweled alligator pin, jeweled bug and twig knife, all from Hazelnut. On graphic striped napkin from Belladonna: Black-etched double old-fashioned glass and bug, both from Hazelnut.

splendor in the grass
Clockwise on floral-print tablecloth from Belladonna: Pontchartrain picnic basket and plates with cutlery attached from Hazelnut, ice bucket by WMF from Williams-Sonoma, fern napkins from Belladonna, snail napkin holder from Pottery Barn, cylindrical champagne glasses by Roost from Belladonna and metal lizard paperweight from Hazelnut. On Deborah Rhodes green placemat from Belladonna: Harvest apple rectangular tray by John Derian from Pied Nu, cheese and fruit from Whole Foods Market, bug from Hazelnut and knife by WMF from Williams-Sonoma.

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