Everyone wants to be known as the consummate hostess, but few can pull it off. We think it’s pretty simple with the right tools, so shop this collection of dinner party essentials to be a pro in no time.
This Taupe Hemstitch Tablecloth is incredibly rich in texture. It is the perfect backdrop for any table setting at any gathering.
Create a traditional setting with these beautiful Antique Ginger Jars. Fill them with amaryllis, winterberry and evergreen for a classic look.
This handsome ice bucket is an heirloom piece that every host or hostess should own. It gives an effortless vibe to the party that you’ve slaved away on for weeks.
Go all out with Julia B’s custom Louvre Table Setting. Everything about this screams refine elegance.
Set the stage for a good time with this set of 6 beautifully handcrafted shotglasses. Your guests will immediately know that they are in for a night to remember… or even forget!
In a new series we’ve identified some of our favorite “OKP” — or our kind of people– to dish on what makes them tick and show us a bit about their style. Atlanta’s Morgan Henzlik is the owner of Morgan Kylee boutique, which has received accolades from Southern Living and InStlye magazine. Morgan’s sense of style in store has translated seamlessly into styling gigs, and she herself was named one of Atlanta’s 50 Most Beautiful. We think Morgan is “one to watch” and can’t get enough of her picks on Taigan. SHOP ALL
What is your go to “look” for a night out?
My go to “look” for a night out is pretty dependent on what it is that I’m doing, but my standard uniform is a pair of jeans…usually my boyfriend jeans, a t-shirt, blazer, and an awesome pair of shoes, mainly heels when I am headed out. I never plan on what I’m going to wear, it completely depends on my mood.
If you have a guest in Atlanta for one weekend, what are your must-do activities?
I usually, and by usually I mean always, plan at least one dinner at Umi, which is my FAVORITE restaurant in Atlanta. It is a great place to set the tone and start the evening. Plus, I think that it is such a treasure unique to Atlanta that it is a great place to experience no matter who the guest may be. I have also recently fallen in love with the belt-line development that runs through out some of the coolest parts of Atlanta. I would probably take them to brunch at the Parrish market, and then hop on the belt line right there and just stroll. There are so many cool things that have opened up along the trail, so we could walk, check out the shops, art, markets, skate park, stop for a mimosa, and carry on. I think the coolest part about traveling to other cities is experiencing the unique culture of each metropolis. I want to go to hole-in-the wall places that I can only take in while I’m there, so I would try and do the same for anyone that came to Atlanta.
Describe your design aesthetic.
I always think that I sound like such a contradiction when I describe my personal style, but here it goes: strategic, effortless, eccentric, bohemian, tomboy, classic, minimalist, edgy. I like the dichotomy between something classic and something funky. It sounds insane, but being the architecture major and math person that I am I think about style and design as an equation. There are all of these wonderful variables out there, but mixing them must be balanced and I think that’s the difference between trendy and ever lasting. There is a way to respect the old and make it current and give it your own twist. That’s what I like to do.
Who are your biggest career influences?
My biggest career influences would probably be my parents. They are both extremely hard working and talented entrepreneurs and growing up in a house where we were taught to work hard, make the right decision even if it wasn’t the easy or fun decision, and most of all encouraged to seek out what made us happy and dive with both feet in was the best influence I could have asked for. Those personality traits were instilled in me early.
What is always in your fridge?
This makes me laugh, because I hate going to the grocery store. I’m not a big foodie at all and cooking has never been of any interest to me. Can I cook? Yes, I am not kitchen illiterate, it just doesn’t get me going like a lot of people. Growing up with an iron man as your father keeps you pretty clean and disciplined when it comes to what you keep in the house. I always have La Croix sparkling water-I LOVE sparkling water. I really don’t drink soft drinks, but certain foods I have to have something carbonated with. I always have FAGE’s pineapple Fruyo, and have recently discovered/fallen in love with Perfect bars that stay in your fridge.
About Morgan: Self-trained and with a natural eye for interesting visual aesthetics, Morgan Henzlik is one of the South’s rising style stars. Henzlik burst onto the Atlanta scene in 2011 as the owner and mastermind (rather a prodigy, since she was just 26 at the time) behind her stunning boutique, Morgan Kylee. The boutique stocks brands (such as Rick Owens, Robert Clergerie and Rachel Comey) rarely found elsewhere in the city, distinguishing itself as a destination where fashion reigns. With multiple annual buying trips to New York, along with constant research to uncover just the right mix of cutting-edge pieces and classics that will stand the test of time, her eponymous store has a clientele that ranges from youth to established women. It’s clear that the charming, chic store in the posh Buckhead neighborhood is the embodiment of her lifelong dream and passion, but it also serves as a small window into the innate creative that she is.
Beyond fashion, Henzlik’s eye for style and design runs deep. Growing up around beautiful interiors (mom, Andrea, is a nationally sought-after interior designer), she has a point of view that she brings to decor pieces, home furnishings, accessories and art, all of which are also available for purchase at Morgan Kylee. She has become a true pioneer for style and fashion in Atlanta, as well as tastemaker and curator of culture in the South.
MooMoo Designs is an Atlanta-based line of contemporary women’s handbags, home accessories and gifts that emphasizes modern, livable design. A fusion of nature’s beauty and casual elegance, MooMoo’s collection bring the exoticism of African wild to the urban lifestyle.
Why we chose MooMoo Designs:
We can’t help but love the antlers that are showing up in everything from tablescapes to nursery designs. This is a trend so universal that it has become a favorite of bloggers, designers and rednecks. Don’t miss out on the fun… shop our favorite deer looks below!
S. Carter’s Antler Pendant is capped off with a lovely pave top, adding a very glamorous element to this otherwise rustic piece.
The Silver Antlers Organic onesie would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the hip baby in your life.
The Lexie Armstrong Stacked Animals series also makes great gifts. We especially love this sweet family of deer.
Going stag? Well we certainly wouldn’t mind in these socks by Bird Dog Bay!
Molly Jane’s Antler Tip Necklaces come in a variety of colors. Perfect over your favorite sweater and jeans!
While this pillow actually features an antelope, the rustic look is still the same.
Some people say “black is back”, but we’re fairly certain that it never went anywhere. Check out some of our favorite looks in the sleekest hue around.
Get your glamour on with the most silky tactile tassel earrings, draped and moody in black, we simply don’t want to leave the house without these.
The Aubree Blouse is perfect with cropped black pants, and your favorite heels. We love the feminine style of this piece any way you wear it.
The Celia Slingback Bootie strikes a nice balance between refine and edgy. Wear it with a flirty dress or your favorite skinny jeans.
This one size fits all poncho is the piece that every woman needs in her wardrobe this year. It never ceases to amaze us how much a poncho can simplify getting dressed each day.
The Pirate Belt from CJ Laing is covered with skull and crossbones motifs and definitely adds a touch of dark humor to any ensemble.
Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited shows the astounding versatility of Chanel’s vision in Lagerfeld’s hands, and ensures the little black jacket’s future as a timeless classic. A great gift for your fashion loving friend!