I can’t believe it snowed in NYC today and yet here in LA it is supposed to be a balmy 80 degrees. Amazing. Yet another fun fact phenomenon is the date sequence 11-12-13… hmmm, and one we will never see again. Now what is so interesting about these seemingly unrelated events? The Holidays! With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas just around the corner, it is hard to believe how fast the balance of this year will go. Can you believe it? This year our entertaining is going to take a low key approach with smaller festive gatherings.From my perspective this type of entertaining is by far less stressful. I love the opportunity and with smaller parties I can have the time to create different and special themes for my tables. Today while browsing for some fun ideas I came across a lovely Juliska china pattern . I really love it. The name, “Firenze Medici” and it reminds me of gorgeous hand made paper (last image) also made in Italy. So much fun browsing . Thinking of the perfect table setting and creating the table theme is one of my favorite things about the holidays and entertaining.