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O F G A T H E R I N G S

a year

This is a collection of inspiration & insights from my year of tables. Of meals cooked. Of celebration. Of tables styled & tables shared. A year of finding an extended family through small gatherings.

physical + emotional + spiritual

it's about S U S T E N A N C E

& S I M P L I C I T Y

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S H A R E

A meal inspired by the season, by a morning of berry picking or the spoils of your garden

Forage

G R E E N E R Y & B L O S S O M S

d i n e

outside

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& throw parties for nothing. Because the "nothing" days are everything.

Meet new friends

GET FAMILY FOR LIFE

It takes a village...

You don't have to go it alone. The work of treating others to a special meal is best shared.

A little something...

Set the table with small gifts like these sage smudge sticks

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THE LOW CENTERPIECE

lets the real centerpiece of the meal shine: conversation flowing & relationships blossoming

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Breathe

Gathering is about connecting, not impressing

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L I N G E R

The conversation always goes deep around the witching hour

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopefully, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. A L I C E W A T E R S

Breaking Bread

Freshly baked bread is a simple gesture , and it smells like a faded memory of ignorant bliss & tastes just as sweet. Bread is safety, home, love.

Get to know a country through its tables, farm stalls, and regional flavors

B E L O C A L

where ever you go

To gather when traveling

IS TO NEST ABROAD

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P I C N I C

The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift. L A U R I E C O L V I N

Try letting vibrant plates of food served family style be the star of the table

N E U T R A L S

ask people what they love to do instead of what they do

F O R G E T

Small Talk

is all at once balm, reward, and reason for a hard day's work.

A HOME-COOKED MEAL

A Southern inspired front porch supper, a heaven in the midst of toil.

the new-fashioned way. Keep it simple & earthy instead of buying synthetic decor. Try home made favors, fresh greenery & flowers, and handmade & found tableware instead.

B I R T H D A Y S

Celebrate

in your own backyard with decor & food inspired by the places you dream of.

T R A V E L

It can be

G R A N D

in the end all you need to gather is real food & real people.

H U M B L E

Or, it can be

HAVE SOMEONE OVER FOR DINNER THIS WEEK

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