Category archives: holidays

valley & co. entertaining :: festive 4th

valley & co. entertaining :: festive 4th
It's one of our favorites weeks of summer - the 4th of July is upon us! This year we'll forego a tradition of being at the beach and will stay at home in the city - probably entertaining friends, trekking to our nearby zoo, and just relaxing. If you're thinking about entertaining for the holiday, you don't have to look very far to use what you have to throw a festive [...]

entertaining :: valentine’s day party with pottery barn

entertaining :: valentine's day party with pottery barn
This past week Seattle got a heavy dose of snow and ice, with more on the way. Just in time for a cozy Valentine's Day! When Valentine's Day comes around it signals the ultimate engagement season, and the perfect day to celebrate love, friendship, or just yourself! We gathered to create a beautiful and delicious Valentine's Day sweets and dinner party, complete with o[...]

valley & co. planning tips :: five things to do if you’re newly engaged

valley & co. planning tips :: five things to do if you're newly engaged
If you're reading this piece today, congratulations are likely in order (or perhaps will be soon)! Each year we share our knowledge on the subject of engagement around this time, as the time for engagements has arrived. The holidays see an uptick in romantic settings and intimate gatherings, family and friends - all of the ingredients for the perfect proposal. So o[...]

entertaining at home :: easter

entertaining at home :: easter
If you ask me, most anything looks that much more festive when it's subtly glittering with sugar! This sugared flower tutorial is a favorite of ours for spring entertaining (and also during the holidays to apply to sugared fruits). This will be our 4th Annual Valley Family Easter Brunch and we'll be welcoming a house full to celebrate, eat, and enjoy. Ava is extrem[...]

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home
The season is here - our halls are decked to the nines with greenery garlands, our tree is filled with our favorite family ornaments that each tell a story (and our tree is just starting to dry out! We got it in late November!), and Ava is excited for Santa's arrival. The stockings (Aleah handmade) are hung by the chimney with care, dozens and dozens of cookies have b[...]