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Table Culture

Volume 2: The Browns

Shortly after we launched Table Culture, back in May, Stacy reached out to talk about the possibility of documenting her table. She knew we would be in Alaska the following month, and she had tickets to join us in our Cordova adventure! So, we jumped at the opportunity to follow her back to Anchorage after the Supper, and share her table. 

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A Glimpse Into the World of Patrón Tequila

A couple of months ago, when our partnership with Patrón started to take shape, we knew we’d need to experience first hand what Patrón is about and see how they live their company values everyday. In early July, we headed to the Hacienda Patrón—Patrón’s distillery in Atotonilco El Alto, Mexico—and we were not let down! We boarded a flight to Guadalajara with the purpose to learn as much as we could about the tequila making process and about what makes Patrón different, not just as a product, but as a company. 

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Table Culture

Volume 1: The Williamses

A few weeks ago, we picked up a bottle of COR Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon and we drove to NE Portland, where we were warmly welcomed into Rachael and Andrew Williams’ home.

Rachael is the extra talented ceramicist behind Margaret + Beau, a playful, minimal, handmade ceramics studio in Portland, OR. Our first encounter with Rachael happened so organically—at an event that one of our dear friends hosted a few months back—that following along with her adventures came effortlessly.

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Simple Food and Wine Pairings with Crate & Barrel

The world of wine can be a complicated and sometimes intimidating one; add on the element of pairing it with food and things can get even trickier. Lucky for us, enjoying a great glass of wine doesn’t have to be so hard! Some of our favorite pairings are Champagne and French fries or caramel popcorn with a Tawny Port, not anything remotely close to complicated. We definitely think there is a time and a place for a proper dinner party with extravagant courses paired with rare wines. But more often than not, we simply do not have time to put together a bougie dinner party, right?

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10 Tips to Reduce Waste in The Kitchen

Three years ago, when we set out to host adventure dining experiences, we knew we wanted to focus on serving great food, pouring amazing wine, and fostering community. Through our Supper Series, we met our incredibly talented friend Chloé! Chloé is the author of the blog Conscious by Chloé and a true leader of the Zero Waste movement in Portland.

As we take on the challenge to reduce waste at our events, we’ve come to the realization that it is crucial to take as many small steps as possible to start making a difference. We want to invite you to join the efforts!

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Galentine's Day Party

We don’t ever need too much of an excuse to throw a party, but we’ll certainly take Valentine’s as one to gather our best gals for the prettiest, pinkest party ever—sold! We put together a super fun gathering to help you get inspired and celebrate with your friends. We’ve got you covered with a menu, decor inspiration, a playlist, and some fun downloadable party games we will be releasing on Instagram soon. So, grab a glass of rosé, press play on our playlist below and gather your girls to start planning!

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Winter Picnic

If you are like us, you are tired of being indoors all winter. It is easy to get into a cozy routine of work, quick dinner, Netflix, repeat. To break up the Birdbox watching and Maria Kondo drawer organizing, we suggest taking your winter Hygge on a picnic! We love the outdoors all seasons of the year and winter is no exception. Winter is typically known for the snow and frigid weather, but the chilly air has so much more to offer you and is begging you to come and enjoy. 

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Autumn Apple Picking + A Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

I cannot believe we’re almost halfway through November! This fall is going by way too quickly for me. Between traveling, hosting the last Secret Supper dinner of 2018 recently and Tendue’smy events spacefirst anniversary celebrations, I blinked and autumn was almost over. I am definitely so thankful I live in Oregon, where it feels that fall hangs on a little bit longer than in most places in the country. Fall is simply the best!

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End of Summer Soirée + A Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer, however, we are not quite ready to give up the gorgeous weather just yet! There are still warm evenings ahead of us, which are opportunities to gather your friends and family around the table! We are huge advocates of getting together to savor every bite and sip, slowly and with intention.

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The Wandering Series: Portland, OR

We are travelers at heart. We could describe every detail of our travel experience and how it changed us and steered us toward this path of intentional living, but that is a story for another day! What we will tell you is this: travel is at the core of what we do. We go places, we explore, we take it in, we come back changed. For us, travel is inspirational, it’s aspirational, and we find just as much joy in the journey as we do in the destination.

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Launching Secret Supper's Blog on Intentional Living Experiences

Hello, friends! Danielle and Eva here—nearly three years ago, we started hosting small dinners at friends’ properties (thank you Andrea Bemis for opening your beautiful farm to us, back in 2015!) simply because we wanted to bring people together around a table full of delicious food, great wine, and endless conversation. Inspired by the lasting friendships made at our table, we …

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