In Entertaining on
March 24, 2020

Hors d’Oeuvre and Rosé, The Avenue Way

Dear readers, I hope you are all staying well and sane during this unprecedented time. With such heavy news coming from the COVID-19 front lines, the dictate to shelter responsibly in place seems a small ask to comply with for our communities and country. My heart goes out to all small business owners weathering this wild storm and I want to be championing them as much as possible. One such purveyor being The Avenue by Lyndsey Zorich, a very chic destination for pieces you aren’t going to see anywhere else. Curated finds for your closet and tablescapes can be shopped on their website and, soon, at their brand new brick and mortar location in Houston.

A few weeks ago, The Avenue came to town for a fabulous trunk show and I was thrilled to have co-hosted it. While in Atlanta, they stopped by Chez Muffy for a fun spread of all things rosé and hors d’oeuvre, something I serve up with frequency. I decked out my entry console with The Avenue serving finery, hand-calligraphed appetizer cards by Love Louise Designs, and exquisite blooms from Pollen Flowers.

Salmon pinwheels (a Whole Foods find!), arugula salad, prosciutto wrapped pears and a cheese board are complimented by a glass or two of dry rosé. Aren’t those light sage tulip divine? They’re from The Avenue, of course. I am pictured in this very comfortable Daily Sleeper number, the perfect dress for any busy hostess.

To create some height on the buffet scape, I incorporated blush candlesticks and myrtle topiaries potted in some pretty vessels (from Pollen Flowers). Books wrapped in Italian marbled paper from Paces Papers added a practical and inexpensive layering effect. I’m scheming up a bookshelf project with marbled paper bindings in coordinating colors—a quarantine craft, if you will.

Spending so much time at home has inspired me to use our nicer linens and serving pieces for everyday dinners and the inevitable cocktail hour. If I can’t secure a carton of eggs at the grocery store, you better believe I’m coming home with plenty of cheese, olives, and bread instead! Wishing you all good health and enjoyable meals over the next few weeks. Put the silver to good use too—when else will you have this much time to polish it, no?

All photography by Cat Max Studio. We shot this on the darkest, rainiest winter morning, kudos to Catrina for working some light magic!

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  • Lynn Hamilton

    Emanating such good feeling and inspiration. Thank you

    March 25, 2020 at 8:19 pm Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      Thank you, Lynn!

      March 26, 2020 at 1:26 pm Reply

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