Jelly Beans and Bunnies Easter Tablescape

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

An Easter lunch table is the perfect time to have a little fun. I love this table for so many reasons, from the gingham chair cushions to the papier mache bunnies! What I love most? Dessert on the table in the form of jelly beans! 

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Jelly Bean and Bunny Easter Tablescape
serves 4

What you need: 
Adorable hand-sewn gingham cushions
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3 Papier Mache Bunnies (lavender, pink and a certain shade of orange) for the center of the table
Get the HOW TO HERE
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Pink glassware, vintage bunny pressed glass dishes, white plates, flatware, torn gingham fabric napkins and JELLY BEANS!!!!!
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Bunny costume with festive Easter hat (optional)
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Happy Easter!!

 

The Sprinkle Boomerang Station That Got Out of Control

by Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Venue: The Greenhouse SSI 
Sponsored in part with Leopold’s Ice Cream and Dixie Vodka
Photography by Kelli Boyd, Mary Margaret Curtis, and Mary Beth Thomas at The Southern C Summit

On February 7th I participated in the opening night party for The Southern C Summit. I was asked to create a special cocktail with #LibbieSprinkles but I just  HAD to add little magic…like a sprinkles Boomerang station! It was a blast- to say the least. Then things took a turn.. See below if you can recognize anyone you know!
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Sprinkle Cake Cocktail
makes 1

What you need: 
1 tablespoon #LibbieSprinkles
2 ounces Dixie Vodka
2 ounces cream soda
2 ounces seltzer water
splash of cherry juice

What to do: 
1. Rim a cocktail glass with sprinkles.
2. Pack with ice
3. Add vodka, cream soda and seltzer water. Stir.
4. Splash with cherry juice and drink up!

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Recognize anyone you know?

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And a Bottle of Rum Dinner for Garden and Gun Jubilee

By Libbie Summers
Video by Robert Vilushis
My Event Team: David Dempsey, Candace Brower, Matt Baldwin, Ashley Freeman, Joshua Summers
Rum Pairings and Co-host: Author, Wayne Curtis

It’s an honor to be asked to play any part in the annual Garden and Gun Magazine Jubilee, but to be pegged to design, cook and co-host one of the private dinners was a true thrill. This video is a little recap of the event.

My crew and I cooked six seatings over two nights with 5 course meals at each seating. The meal was based on the rum distillation process and the event design was a nod to my time spent as a chef on yachts in the French West Indies.

When guests arrived, they were first served a rum cocktail “above deck” before being escorted “below deck” to be served dinner in the galley with the crew. It was an exhausting and magical two nights with the most amazing guests. My team danced, sang and crushed the meals and service at each seating. Thank you Garden and Gun for allowing me to bring a little French Savannah up north to Charleston. Thank you to David, Candace, Matt, Ashley and Josh for working so hard your legs ached and smiling the whole way through it. 

Check out the menu here!
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Tabletop Tuesday: Psychedelic Mushroom Centerpiece

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I am OBSESSED with these hand painted wooden psychedelic mushrooms! They are the perfect conversation starter centerpiece and would make a fun luncheon craft for your guests…no ingestion required. 
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Learn how to make the psychedelic mushrooms HERE.
Now let’s make them a centerpiece! I liked the idea of treating them like they were just foraged in some kind of trippy forest and cooked up in a chic copper pan with all the colorful woodland animals looking on. All you need is a skillet and some deer moss (I picked up at Home Depot).
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Now let’s set the table!
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You’re not on a crazy trip, we used some purple gels to make the room more psychedelic! I only wish I had a black light!
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Now let’s serve up some soup!
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Get the recipe for my REAL Mushroom Soup with Matcha Cream HERE.

My New Years Eve Date is a…

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
Model: Joshua Summers

…stone cold fox and I adore him more than anything! Who else besides such a wonderful husband and friend would let me subject them to this type of shit.

I love you Joshua Summers. Here’s to a joy filled, loving, inspiring and playful 2018!!
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Sleeping Fox Needlepoint Pillow: Custom by Sydney Kiefner
Fox Artwork on Embroidery Hoop available through: Custard Boutique
Teak Tree Handmade by: Nick Gant

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Learn to make the papier-mache fox heads HERE!
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It’s going to be a great year…I can smell it!

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