Spring is in the air! And, we are loving every bit of it!!!

We are sharing a super pretty and easy DIY for you to try at home, that we hope you will love. 

This DIY wine bucket holder will take your spring entertaining game to a new level and sets the stage as a great conversation starter at your next party.

Check out the instructions available at Delicious Table for a step by step pictorial on this masterpiece.

Be well,
Liz x

PS. If you are in Bermuda, have fun foraging your neighborhood or a local park nearby for some pretty flora and fauna (for free) and see what beauty you come up with!

PPS. Send us a photo if you get around to having a go at this – we would love to see!



Happy Monday! And, more importantly, Happy Spring! This makes me so so so happy 😊

It soon marks longer days, warmer weather, and lots more time spent outdoors.

A dream come true for an outdoor girl!

As we step into the Spring 2021 season, what trends should we expect?

I am forecasting an upward trend in al fresco events whilst we continue to adjust to our new “normal”.

This translates to all your favorite restaurants boasting outdoor seating, being booked early on private gatherings both small and large, so be sure to book well in advance.

We are also seeing clients interested in some of the most beautiful outdoors venues in Bermuda to host events.

Brunches continue to be popular for their cheerful vibe and early start time, for our Gen X revelers who are seeking to have a bit of fun from a busy financial services year.

Large concerts, conferences, and gatherings still seem to be on the blacklist but hopefully our local followers will get to participate in annual Cupmatch Classics. If you don’t know what this is, its one of the best holidays of the year in Bermuda and spans over a four day holiday weekend! Fingers crossed.

Wishing you all a happy spring and lots of happy days ahead.

Be Well,
Liz x

Happy Monday! We are so excited to share this next great guest in our shop local series – Miss T! This initiative seeks to provide visibility to both new and existing brands that are based on island and provide complementary services and/or products to those of our own, which we know you will LOVE!


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Business Name: Table For Eight 
Business Owner Name: Miss T
Business Year of Inception: 2017 

What inspired you to start your brand: I was looking for a new hobby and recognized I enjoy cooking and entertaining which led me to start Table For Eight. I have always loved entertaining! I started early on during my college days and am now known as THE house for entertaining friends and family. On the blog I share recipes, tips for entertaining and inspiration for decorating tables.  

Summary of your brand and services: Table for Eight is a blog, a small catering operation for parties of ten or less, and a shop featuring home décor and luxury gifts. The blog serves to bring back a spirit of togetherness within families and among friends, as it’s something I feel we have lost over time. The shop known as Miss T at Home is an online boutique style shop, featuring several items sourced from woman owned, small batch companies, all made in the US. The goal is to promote the feeling of home and the spirit of gathering thru our products. We want you to use our products to create your own unique style & your home to be a reflection of your personality. 

Three words to describe your brand: Warmth, Style, Sophistication – the Miss T at Home tag line! I have identified these words as I thought closely to how I want people to feel when using my products or services. 

What is your favorite part of the job? Meeting people and seeing people happy from my products/services! 

Do you have any special offerings or announcements you would like to share with our readers? Yes – The T Box! I offer a home décor and lifestyle accessories subscription box quarterly. Those interested can subscribe through our website at shop.tableforeightbda.com

What are your top three tips for a novice that would like to begin entertaining at home?

  1. Be open to having people come into your personal space and welcome people into your home, to ensure guests are comfortable and relaxed.
  2. It is important to take time to adequately plan for entertaining guest at home. Guests should not arrive to chaos; you have to have good organization skills when entertaining.
  3. Be a good host and interact with everyone! Make sure to not exclude anyone whilst entertaining 😊

What is your favorite recipe on the blog that you’d like others to check out? (Giggles) I don’t actually have a favorite recipe. I would however highlight my weeknight cooking recipes & cookbook which features amazing weeknight meals. They can be prepared in a short time and encourage you to eat a good meal rather than opting for takeout. 

Contact Details
Website www.tableforeightbda.com
Instagram @TableforeightMissT
Facebook Table for Eight

Happy Monday! Can you have a guess of one of our most frequently asked questions?

I’ll give you a hint. It always begins with – where do I begin Liz?

Events contain so many moving parts, and contrary to popular belief, a well executed event requires lots of time and planning, coupled with professional advice.

Our starting base for any event always begins with a one hour consultation to understand and establish the event specifications with prospective clients.

This allows us to provide clients with realistic event costs based on their particular specifications which can sometimes look complete different from one event to another!

Discussing the dry and not so colorful items at the outset may prove to be boring but it essentially sets the scene for a happy and healthy working relationship with our clients, with an end result being absolutely magical!

If you’re interested in hosting a fabulous dinner or epic party for your favorite people – book a consultation today, so that we can get started on the magic!

Have a great week!
Be Well
Liz

Happy Monday!

Today we are choosing to mark the one-year anniversary (11 March 2020) of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic with a celebration! Yes, a celebration.

A celebration of resilience, perseverance, and agility.

A celebration of continuity amidst dark days, hope, and greater awareness.

A celebration of just living to see another day.

As an events company, so much has changed and yet we remain steadfast in our faith that brighter days are ahead. Whilst traditional celebrations may appear different, we celebrate in the simple joy that we are alive, healthy, and well.

Wishing you all the good vibes and a sprinkle of hope for the days ahead.

Be Well,
Liz x

Happy Monday! And, Happy International Women’s Day to all the beautiful women around the world, both near and far!

March 8th highlights a focal point in the movement for women’s rights and aims to focus on helping women gain full and equal participation in global development, and eradicating discrimination against women.

I am celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing five of my favorite female quotes to inspire you through the week! Let me know which one resonates with you the most, if any!

  1. Here’s to strong women! May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. (Unknown)
  2. You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last. (Kamala Harris)
  3. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou)
  4. Goals are only wishes unless you have a plan. (Melinda Gates)
  5. You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. (Michelle Obama)

Have a great week everyone! Don’t forget to show love and appreciation for all the incredible women in your circle!

Be Well!
Liz

We are excited to launch our *NEW* shop local series this month! This initiative seeks to provide visibility to both new and existing brands that are based on island and provide complementary services and/or products to those of our own, which we know you will LOVE!

On the first Monday of each month you will receive our weekly newsletter with a twist! We have gotten out and about to interview some of the amazing entrepreneurs based on island. Some of the faces are familiar and some of them are recently discovered talents!

First up is the wonderful and super sweet, Naimah Denbrook Cann, owner and founder of the magical brand La Petite Soiree. Check out our full interview below and learn a few party tips!

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Business Name: La Petite Soiree

Business Owner(s) Name: Niamah Denbrook Cann

Business Year of Inception: 2017

What inspired you to start your brand: I’ve always had an eye out for products for my kids that are unique, whimsical, and high-quality.  During a family vacation my husband and I discovered a beautifully curated party brand. I immediately became excited and thought WOW! this is perfect for my children’s parties!  Then I thought about access to this for all kids in Bermuda – which led me to create my business. As we grew, we expanded our offerings to include ‘Grown Up Themes’ with a focus on birthdays, bridal showers and baby showers.

Summary of your brand and services: La Petite Soiree is an online store based in Bermuda offering whimsical party supplies and unique gifts. We like to think that we put the ‘art’ in pARTy.

Three words to describe your brand: (Smiles) I can’t think of “just” three words. Magical, chic, happy and whimsical.

What is your favorite part of the job? I really love receiving personal messages from customers sharing how much they love and enjoy our products! It’s all about helping to make throw your soirée a joyful experience.

Do you have any special offerings or announcements you would like to share? We are currently loving our locally designed products. Our Bermuda embossed journals have been a big hit! We were lucky to be featured in The Bermudian magazine as a hot item in the lead up to the holidays!

Any tips for celebrating special moments and milestones at home during a pandemic that you’d like to share? In this climate, we’re finding that many of our customers are choosing to celebrate at home. Whilst we are a product-based business, the focus is not on ‘things’, but the coming together of friends/family and making memories. We provide beautiful décor to help bring your party to life through simple elegance. So, in short – It’s the people who make your party. Their experience is primary, followed by your decor.

How would you decorate for a party on a budget? Throwing a beautiful party doesn’t have to break the bank! It’s definitely possible to decorate for a special celebration on a budget. We recommend using decor that you already have, like flowers from your garden or Monstera leaves. Décor from around your house works as well as using furniture like a console as a beautiful display piece. Alternately, you can borrow from friends or visit a thrift store. The key is to use what you have both outdoors and indoors. What you don’t have – borrow! We recommend looking for party supplies that will make big impact such as party fans, giant balloons or special napkins. You can celebrate in style regardless of your budget! It’s always the people that make the party!

Contact Details
Website               www.luckystar.bm
Instagram           @lpsbermuda
Facebook            La Petite Soiree Bermuda

Happy Monday! We are excited to share two new features we know you’ll LOVE!  If you’ve been following us on Instagram, did you notice the first featured item on Thursday morning? Are you playing This or That with us?

Answer four different polls each Thursday morning covering all things events. Let us know what your preferences are each week!  

Launching a new shop local series, coming to your inbox in March! This initiative seeks to provide visibility to both new and existing brands that are based on island and highlight complementary services and/or products. 

We have sought to find and interview some of the most amazing entrepreneurs the island has to offer. Some of the faces may be familiar friends and some we’re so excited to introduce to you.  If you have a suggestion of someone you think we should meet, send us a message!  

Be Well,
Liz

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.

This year, you may consider spending this special love holiday indoors with your spouse, friend, or family! Why not consider sharing a beautiful grazing board filled with sweets that will light up your significant other! Or, set up an at home picnic, with your favorite take out and support your favorite take away in your locale.

Check out our blog post featured by La Petite Soiree for a free Valentine’s day inspired charcuterie board and picnic tips!

Whatever you do, share love – it’s priceless!

Happy Valentine’s Day! xx
Liz

I wanted to share this week the joy I have in receiving and writing hand written thank you cards!

As a recipient of a gift or a kind gesture – it is nice to share your appreciation with the sender, it goes a long way. So, whether you are hosting an event, bearing gifts, or sharing kindness through small gestures, I hope this newsletter spreads some cheer.

I know some may be thinking a text or email does the trick in expressing gratitude. And you’re right, it does. However, handwriting a note takes extra effort and adds a personal touch that is not easily replicated.

Hand written thank you cards should be different and meaningful to the recipient. Consider these tips the next time you have the opportunity to write a thank you letter:


Happy thank you card writing!

Be well!
Liz

Hello friends both new and old!

We hope you are ready to experience the magic of 2021 and let’s all hope for the best!

By now, it’s safe to say we are all sort of expert at this covid-19 thing, right?

We learned from 2020 that life continues and we have to navigate it’s challenges and continue to find ways to enjoy to the best of our ability. As we enter this new chapter, think of what special moments and people you’d like to create new memories with. How do you feel? What is everyone eating? Where are you enjoying these beautiful memories?

Close your eyes and embrace all the feels! How happy does this make you?

That’s the same bubbly feeling we get when planning and designing your special moments!

When you’re ready to celebrate again, you know exactly where to reach us 😉

As we begin planning and designing our events for the new year – we thought it would be remiss not to highlight some of the beautiful events from 2020! 

Here are a few of our favorites!

Food and Fragrance Pairing
with Lili Bermuda 
January 2020
Travel Themed
Birthday Dinner
November 2020
Veuve Cliquot Brunch 
June 2020
Beach Picnic
August 2020
Unfinished Church
December 2020
Huckleberry Tea 
October 2020

Looking forward to another year of magic and helping you celebrate life’s special moments!

Happy New Year!

Our Founder and Director, Liz started EETTAFEL with a love for fine food and elaborate ambiances. A boutique events company that expresses her creativity and curates memorable moments for others to enjoy. Inspired by Bermuda’s beautiful landscape, she infuses the local lifestyle with a rustic flair to create authentic experiences!

As we mark the start of a new year, we look forward to designing more beautiful events to help celebrate life’s most precious moments!

As we continue to spread the Christmas cheer and get in the spirit, we wanted to share with our friends and family a delicious local Bermuda cassava pie recipe. A traditional Bermudian Christmas dish, this pie is less of a pie and more of a savory cake. It can be made vegetarian by excluding the chicken- still delicious and a very unique holiday treat. As Bermudian to the holidays as a Turkey is to Americans! We hope you enjoy!  

Ingredient List 
3 lbs Chicken
2 stalks celery
½ bunch of thyme
2 tbsp salt (for chicken only)
1 lb of butter
2 tbsp crisco
1 dozen eggs beaten
1 bag of cassava (additional water squeezed out)
2½ cups sugar
3 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
2 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract

Instructions
Part I : Chicken 
Boil the chicken in a large pot together with celery, salt, & thyme until cooked thru. Remove from pot & allow to cool, then remove the skin and bones from the chicken and any access fat. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Reserve one cup of the broth from the pot and set aside. 

Part II: Pie 
Cream together butter and Crisco
Add sugar and then eggs and mix together well 
Add all spices, salt, lemon, vanilla and almond extract mix well 
Fold cassava into the mixture and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined 

In a well greased pan add half of the cassava mixture to the bottom of the pan Then add a layer of chicken (more or less to your liking), before adding the last layer of cassava pour the reserved chicken stock over the layer of chicken evenly. Use the remaining cassava to cover the chicken then smooth the cassava out using a fork or spatula 
Bake @ 300 degrees for 3 hours. Allow the pie to cool before cutting it 

Happy New Year!  

Our Founder and Director, Liz started EETTAFEL with a love for fine food and elaborate ambiances. A boutique events company that expresses her creativity and curates memorable moments for others to enjoy. Inspired by Bermuda’s beautiful landscape, she infuses the local lifestyle with a rustic flair to create authentic experiences!  

As we mark the start of a new year, we look forward to designing more beautiful events to help celebrate life’s most precious moments! 

Be well,
Liz

Merry Christmas Friends!  

This year was truly a year of making lemonade out of lots and lots of lemons!  The end result? An incredible year albeit a rollercoaster ride!  

The pandemic has thrown everyone, and every business, for a loop, but there is still so so much to be grateful for.  Thank you to each and every one of you for the kind words, referrals, post, compliments and constructive feedback. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! 

May your holidays sparkle with joy, laughter, and lemonade,
Liz

As we continue counting down to Christmas, we wanted to highlight local small businesses that offer amazing retail service and products for your holiday shopping consideration! 

Keeping our friends and neighbors in business is super important and a top reason to shop local and shop small this holiday season. In addition to being deeply integrated into the community, local businesses are typically more accountable to their community. Not to mention usually have a smaller carbon footprint than larger corporations, and no waiting for Amazon to arrive on the island!   

Support us in supporting local business. To kick it off, here are a few of our favorites! 

La Petite Soiree Party Supply and Rental Shop 
Life is a party! Enjoy! Offering whimsical party supplies and unique gifts for the perfect soirée.  
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Naked Zero Health and Beauty 
A modern guide for living consciously. Conscious of your mind + soul, your body, and the Earth. Promoting naked, natural, and eco-friendly products with an emphasis on zero waste. 
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Cassine Shop Health and Beauty 
A curated selection of natural beauty products, with a strong focus on the future of the island and oceans. Passionate about all living creatures on our planet especially those who inhabit and surround our beautiful island. 
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The Retreat Beauty and Wellness 
A tranquil setting for the enhancement of your natural beauty. Sourcing the best quality organic, eco-friendly products, which form the basis of many treatments. 
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Long Story Short Books and Gifts 
A thoughtfully curated selection of books and gifts by Black and female authors, artisans, and entrepreneurs, from around the corner and around the world. Also offering award-winning history tours of St. George’s, Bermuda.  
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Gold, The Label Apparel and More 
Known as the brand that has it all; comfort AND sparkle! GTL by Bold, The Label has it all – Accessories, bags, footwear, and apparel.   
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Tuck Shop Bermuda Desserts and General Store  
Modern-day heirlooms curated with love and intention. Purveyor of the slow fashion movement. 
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Lili Bermuda Perfumery 
An artistic reflection of Bermuda where each fragrance represents the Island’s natural beauty: from the pure scent of the wind and fresh salt spray of the ocean, to its luscious botanicals such as Bermuda cedarwood, spring freesias and juicy loquats. 
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Chef Shop Culinary Store 
The premier culinary store, catering to home chefs as well as the professional trade. In business for over 50 years and still loving it!  
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Demco Florists Flowers and Party Supplies 
Flower creations, planning services and party supplies to make every event special and every day a special occasion. An extensive selection of flowers and gifts combined with experience and creativity provides a custom look that is as unique and special as you are. 
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Shop local this Christmas! Wishing you all an amazing week! 

Thanks to your overwhelming excitement for our collaborative work with Bacardi and The Nab App – we are bringing you a merry Christmas edition! Christmas is personally one of my favorite times of year and this video shoot was so much fun! In keeping with the tradition we started at Halloween, here is the recipe for Blanberry Christmas Punch!  


Single Glass
1 ½ oz Bacardi Wolfberry rum
½ oz Cinnamon liqueur
1 wedge squeeze of Lime
1 bar spoon of Ginger Syrup
4 oz Cranberry Juice

Shake or Stir all ingredients, pour into rock glass with ice & garnish with a cinnamon stick and blueberries. 


Party Pitcher
9 oz Bacardi Wolfberry rum
3 oz Cinnamon liqueur
1 oz of Lime Juice
1 oz of Ginger Syrup
24 oz of Cranberry Juice

Stir all ingredients in a pitcher, garnish with cranberries & blueberries. Serve into rock glass with ice.


Full commentary and video can be found on Instagram and Facebook!

Let the countdown to Christmas begin!!!! 

Be well,  
Liz 


This week’s blog is a note of gratitude for each and every one of you! 

Whilst most of us would opt to write off 2020 – I am so grateful for every lesson, challenge and opportunity the year has presented.  

Nearly seven months ago, I shared a newsletter not knowing what was to come next working in the events industry but committed towards making lemonade out of lemons!  

I am humbly so full of gratitude for the overwhelming support our brand has received this year!  

The kind messages, nudges in the supermarket from strangers, referrals to friends and family, the list continues! We have been able to create some of the most magical moments for you and your loved ones and this means everything!!!  

 When embarking on this events journey I saw fit to deliver more than a beautiful aesthetic through events for our clients. Having this at the foreground has allowed us during some grim moments to really connect with our clients and create some very happy moments in 2020!  

My heart is so full and for so many reasons this year will go down in history! 

 Thank you to each and every one of you for your support! Sending lots of love and light your way as we approach Thanksgiving and have so much to be grateful for! 

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Be well 

Liz 

Hi friends! 

We hope you had a great weekend! 

With Thanksgiving on the horizon – we wanted to spread the holiday cheer with a few practical and fun ideas for hosting a thanksgiving dinner! 

Plan Ahead  

Establish exactly what your ideal dinner looks like. Who is there? What will you eat? Where are guests eating? It is so important to attach intentionality to special gatherings such as these so they are both meaningful and memorable on the day.  

Don’t Be Afraid to Outsource or Hire Help  

There is no award for saying trying to accomplish everything on your own and then feeling to tired to enjoy dinner! At the outset of your planning endeavors, consider which elements of the day you most enjoy. Is it cooking the turkey? Or, do you more enjoy setting the table? Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to own it! As for all the other components, seek out professional assistance, whether it be a cleaner, catering or a designer to come and set your tablescape. You will enjoy dinner much more as the host knowing you’ve participated in parts of hosting dinner that are fun and getting help with the rest!  

Set The Table In Advance  

Thanksgiving day can be filled with strict timelines for getting everything cooked including the turkey! So why not spend the time a day or two in advance setting your dining table. This allows you to focus on food prep on Thanksgiving rather than running around in circles! 

Make a timeline and master list of everything that needs to happen. 

Avoid last-minute overload by counting backwards from the time dinner is served and scheduling out prep time and oven time. This list can stick on the fridge or wherever you’ll see it. I also find it helpful to set alarms on my phone for really key moments, like putting the turkey in the oven. 

Don’t Forget To Have Fun  

Often times, with all the fuss and frills of holidays, we lose the spirit of the holiday! If planning to host a Thanksgiving dinner feels stressful, you’re doing it wrong! It should be fun both for you and your guests!  

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