Category Archives: J’adore!

This Life Is a Party episode has a special meaning to me. Marty and I were neighbors when we lived on Tradd Street, and of course I’ve been a long time admirer of her artistic talent.  But we are great collaborators in the way we entertain…She is not fussy and uses what she has and what’s in her garden, which of course I love! We hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did making it.  Hop over to our You Tube channel for the full length version.

8.19.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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vintage car- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

If you are looking for an excuse to throw a party especially with a French accent, Bastille Day is right around the corner. Such fun details (which can also parlay into a chick Fourth of July dinner party) and I got to harbor my inspiration from my dream of living in France. I say every year that I’m going to take the summer off and go study at Le Cordon Bleu but in the meantime I’ll just settle for being a stateside Francophile. This shoot (shot by Nickie Cutrona) can also be seen in Lonny Mag.

children in garden- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

cheese side board- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

Think of different ways to display apps or snacks. A sideboard from our clients home was easily transported outside, and fashioned for an upscale “cheese cart”.

long table shot overview- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

You may have seen our Facebook Live video with Southern Living last week, here is a great idea/trick to steal- I found a great striped rug on sale at Target, which made a perfect table runner!

overhead of table- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

Place setting- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

I don’t like using bread plates, etc on table because it can seem cluttered… Here, individual baguettes are preset with vellum menus and tied off with butcher twine for a nice detail. Try playing with flavor profiles in your olive oil- herbs, citrus, etc.

peach salad- Tara Guerard Soiree/NIckie Cutrona Photography

french chalk board- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

sunflower cake- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

A single tier coconut cake looks straight from the French countryside with a solo sunflower bloom. For a variation for Fourth of July, try blue hydrangea blooms.

table with guests- evening- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

guests with sparklers- Tara Guerard Soiree/Nickie Cutrona Photography

 

8.19.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Aug 19, 2017

Today we have a big news!! We are so excited to introduce our new You Tube channel! We will be bringing you a new video every other Tuesday, featuring some of our favorite Charleston tastemakers. There will all sorts of entertaining tips and tidbits, recipes, all with the beautiful backdrop of Charleston, SC. This is just a little introduction, so we hope you will subscribe to our channel and stay tuned for our summer Life Is a Party series!

8.19.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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