Moms + Brunch + Books + Love + More Tips at Design Chic

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, mother-in-law, and to all the wonderful moms I know as family, friends and Style Maniac readers! Wishing each of you a day of love and laughter with your families.  

I'm delighted to share Mother's Day online with our favorite mother / daughter blogging duo: Beth & Kristy at Design Chic.  

Considering that Kristy's novels helped spark the idea for our Modern Mother's Day Tea collaboration, and that Beth and Kristy both embody the style and spirit behind it,  it is so wonderful to share with you all more entertaining tips and pretty pics in my guest post featured today on the Design Chic blog.  As you'll see, our Tea idea easily adapts to Brunch, or Lunch, for Mother's Day or any day you want to share with a woman you love.

Advance copies of Kristy Woodson Harvey's novels, and the style, intelligence and spirit she and her blogging partner mom share with all of us here at Style Maniac, inspired this mother's day table setting and party brimming with books, color, good food, love and lively conversation.  SEE MORE at Design Chic today.   FOOD: Jen Capozzi / Barlume Apothecary  ART: Aubrie Costello / Silk Graffiti  PHOTOGRAPHY: Brae Howard  CONCEPT + STORY + STYLING: Doreen Creede / Style Maniac.

Advance copies of Kristy Woodson Harvey's novels, and the style, intelligence and spirit she and her blogging partner mom share with all of us here at Style Maniac, inspired this mother's day table setting and party brimming with books, color, good food, love and lively conversation.  SEE MORE at Design Chic today.  
FOOD: Jen Capozzi / Barlume Apothecary  ART: Aubrie Costello / Silk Graffiti  PHOTOGRAPHY: Brae Howard  CONCEPT + STORY + STYLING: Doreen Creede / Style Maniac.

FOR MY MOM

A special note of love, to my own mom, who just had hip surgery and thank god came out with no complications!  
Lorraine is truly an inspiration of style and strength,
and here are just a few reasons why:

doreen creede and mom lorraine happy mothers day

She dances
and golfs
and gardens
through pain
and never complains.
She entertains effortlessly and makes everyone feel at home. She goes into surgery with her hair and nails done.
She and my dad have been married 50+ years and
are still in love.
She taught me that each decade of your life offers something new and wonderful. She is my inspiration,
every day.
Love you, Mom
XOXO
 

"Use the good china for breakfast."
XOXO