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A Fashionable Fete

by habituallychic

03 . 20 . 14
When I visited my dear friend Alice Ryan at her home on the North Fork last summer, she laid out a beautiful table with her blue and white china for a casual late lunch.  I told her that she didn’t have to go to any trouble for me when she politely informed that she sets the table that way for every meal. It’s this same attention to detail that goes into every event she plans. This week she organized a a gorgeous spring table to fete Todd Selby and his new book the Fashionable Selby at the home of Estée Lauder Group President John Demsey. Because Todd and his book are a bit eclectic, Alice used things that John had on hand including the tablecloth and china. The flowers and food were by the lovely Cornelia Guest. The table was located in the cheerful yellow room lined with Fornasetti plates on the garden level that added to the spring atmosphere. Now if it would just warm up and feel like spring! 
To see all the fun party pics, head to Vogue.com

Alice Ryan on the right in her beautiful blue Lela Rose dress and her lovely associate Lauren Hanna. I’m also dying over Alice’s Alexander Birman feather and suede shoes. 

Menus illustrated by Todd Selby

The fun Fornasetti room with the table set for dinner. Alice used a tablecloth that John Demsey had on hand and set it with his own china that she mixed together. 
I love the color combination of the soup, plates, and tablecloth. 

Every guest went home with a copy of the Fashionable Selby too. 

Delicious looking treats by Cornelia Guest and the fashionable party guests below. 

Photos courtesy of Hannah Thomson and Vogue.com

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  1. therelishedroost March 20, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    That is fabulous!! you must have had a wonderful time, I love tradition when to comes to dining at events!! What a fun table scape and that room!!

  2. Karena Albert March 20, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    Entertaining with panache! Beautifully done!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. Lily L-M March 25, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    I love the cozy, traditional but sleek vibe of this whole thing!

    xo Lily