Category Archives: Jewelry

Oct 20, 2018

Mrs Box by Jose Villaphoto by Jose Villa

Fellow Southerner, Cookbook Author, and food stylist extraordinaire Libbie Summers has been teaching us to live a Food Inspired Life for years and I loved getting to meet her in person at a recent party hosted by Better Homes and Gardens. Then, I got a peek of a photo shoot she did for the Mrs. Box where she styled edible jewelry presented in the lovely velvet pieces, and I just had to share.

Mrs. Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography

Chia Chong shot the pieces for Libbie and their food styling blog Salted & Styled which includes accompanying recipes. See below for one of my favorite recipes from the piece.

Mrs. Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography

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Mrs Box and Libbie Summers by Chia Chong Photography

Crisp and Easy Strawberry Goat Cheese Tart- substitute Raspberries if inclined
(makes three 5-inch tarts)

1 prepared pie dough for a single crust pie
Bench flour
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 ounces goat cheese
zest of one small lemon
1/4 cup apple jelly, divided
sliced strawberries (I used 12, but it can vary depending on the size of your strawberries)
Mint for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a half sheet tray (large baking sheet) with parchment paper and set aside.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until very thin. Cut out 3 (6-inch) rounds. I use a 6-inch salad plate and draw around it with a knife cutting out the three circles. Note: the dough will shrink up as it bakes. Place the rounds on the baking sheet and pierce with a fork in a few places. Bake until golden brown and crisp (about 20 to 25 minutes). Allow to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together lemon zest, ricotta cheese, goat cheese, and 1 tablespoon grape jelly until smooth. Divide the mixture among the 3 baked crusts and spread almost but not quite to the edge. Top each decoratively with the sliced strawberries. Heat the remaining apple jelly in the microwave just until melted (you may need to add a little water). Brush mixture lightly over the tarts. Garnish with mint if desired. Break into pieces with a sharp knife and serve. Messy and delicious!

10.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jane Pope launched her first jewelry line in 2001 and was immediately picked up by Barney’s New York. How is that for beginner’s luck? Since then, she has grown her business into a fine jewelry line that works with precious metals and stone incorporating nature’s imperfect lines. Jane Pope Jewelry is a favorite of stylish celebrities and has been seen on Emmy Red Carpets and on The Today Show. While her studio is now located in downtown Spartanburg, SC she once was in the upstairs studio space here at Soiree. We are a big fan of her line, so today we are showing some of our favorite pieces and getting to know more about Jane! These pieces all make for gorgeous wedding pieces for those looking for something off of the traditional beaten path.

green amethyst XL prong ring

emerald XL prong



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3 stone ruby

engagement yellow gold2

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Jane Headshot

Favorite drink before noon?

Water with lemon and mint

Favorite drink at 6pm?

Moscow mule

Wine: red, white or champagne?

This time of year, white

Hors d’ouerve that is always in the cabinet or fridge?

Ingredients for my goat cheese app. It’s Roasted garlic in olive oil, add pine nuts and

Goat cheese and served warm. Add grape tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Perfect with

toasted bread or crackers.

Music go to when friends are over…. i.e. Pandora station?

Bon Iver

Where would you like to go on vacation?


Favorite flower?

Peonies, Orchids, Ranunculus

Dream guest to have over for dinner?

Hugh Atchison, but I would want him to do the cooking ;-).

Favorite restaurant? 


And favorite thing to eat at this restaurant?

Shrimp and Raddicho Salad

10.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Taking a little break from wedding fashions to introduce some of my favorite accessories and designers.

The first one is a new obsession, S.Carter Designs.. fellow Southern girls out of Atlanta, all of their pieces are handmade and unique and based on exotic sights in nature…

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Mignonne Gavigan out of New York makes beaded scarf and bib type necklaces in bright colors and interesting patterns.






Furbish Studio out of Raleigh, NC is known for all sorts of funky home decor, giftwares, and accessories…

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10.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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