Your Thanksgiving Table


Once upon a Holiday, there lived TWO great tables...each one set particularly for those whom we are most grateful. Often times we set a table based on whom it is we are housing - be it friends, family or foe you're guaranteed a pretty crowded home outing. Cut yourself some slack, let me lift off some weight, for in MY MRS WORLD ambiance is just as important as the dinner on my plate. So go on, get clicking!!! What's a T-day table guide without the most fabulous of pickings?!



The Classic Table

Thankful Plate x Crate + Barrel / 15 oz. Metallic Highballs x Houzz / 'Darling' Napkin Ring x WOM / Turkey Board x Crate + Barrel / Silver Bottle Opener x WOM / 

The Quirky Table

Party Picks x Amazon / Pineapple Table Piece x Katie Kime / Paley Placemat x Katie Kime / 'Done Like Dinner' Plates (set of 4) x BRIKA / Cocktail Napkins x WOM / (similar: Manners Napkins x Houzz) / Das Horn Drinking Vessel x Brit + Co


But First... PARIS




I haven't the words, nor the answers. It seems impossible to cope with these devastating matters. In the face of tragedy + mourning, there's only one thing I can do. Besides lending my positive thoughts + heart felt support, I'm sending buckets of love to you! 




MRS Lilien Does KSNY



I just LIVE for good party + ESPECIALLY when I get to play hostess! Kate Spade New York’s latest bible: ALL IN GOOD TASTE was the subject of my feted hocus pocus. Housed in their glittering gem, their 4-story Madison Avenue flagship store - elements pulled from the book were splayed from floor to floor for ALL to adore! Happy guests sashayed through the doors intent on getting their hands on the latest volume. I held court on the main floor, sipping bubbles and chirping with amongst the fanfare like a bobbling MRS balloon! The fun I had gushing with guests about ALL things ALL IN GOOD TASTE - was a delight in and unto itself, and a topic I could discuss for days upon days! Fear NOT should you have missed the soirée… You can read all about my pre-party prep in a 4-page spread. 


The anatomy of a hostessing uniform typically gets over thought; making for a stress-laden hostess that’s frazzled and distraught. A worthy hostessing ensemble should be flexible enough for the highest of occasions as well as casual-chic situations. A hostess’s uniform must always be simple but statement-making. Allowing for piles of accessories that’ll make her look positively breathtaking! Going all black, doesn’t mean going all BORING. Contrarily, black can be BOLD, bowed, striped, mixed n’ matched, leaving onlooker’s jaws stuck to the flooring! 

Fashion, Leisure

MRS Spirit Cleanser



I KNOW I'm not the only one that has to enforce the occasional adult "time-out". There inevitably comes a time when the clouds cover our light, and all there's to do is kick, scream + shout. I personally know the forbidding path to the dark side by heart. Thus out of darkness I've found alternative ways with which to cleanse, heal + recharge. Once you've been initiated into the hard core gang of gloom + despair for the zillionth time - you'll look to the stars, the moon, the air to cleanse your mind, heart, and head of the suffocating grime. You'll trade your pinky, to regain your light that shines sublime. 

It's best to incorporate a daily practice of personal YOU time to maintain your happy shine. A 15-minute morning meditation, a sacred (to you) clearing of the mind. Set up a mini shrine, equipped with healing crystals, white sage, a sacred plant, a spirit animal, meditation pillow, worry beads, and cleansing elixirs. I'm a HUGE fan of Sakara's Night Water, and of course intoxicating liquors. (remember this instagram picture way back when?) What ever you fancy, there's no wrong or right. This is all about exorcizing those demons with all your might. Breathe, meditate, pause + clear with the highest of intention. You'll be shocked at how simple it is to go from darkness, to the happy dimension. Check in with your spiritual advisor, shaman, therapist, trusted clairvoyant, high priestess... or whomever on a regular basis. Keeping at least one person on your team will help maintain your spirit cleansing cadence.

I'm an early riser + I so look forward to sneaking off to my mini meditation alter amidst the morning dusk. I perch upon my meditation pillow flanked by protective tiki gods, healing crystals + burning sage all in the pursuit of turning darkness into dust. Starting my day off with an ode to ME, clearing my head, with intention, and positivity has been the greatest f*cking gift. And, immediately I feel the most profound shift, one I wouldn't change not even for a hot minute! Try it out, and tell me what works for you. I love learning from others and exchanging wisdom. Anything for the betterment of self, anything for personal revivalism! 

Huzzah to the helpers, the healers and the light seekers! We're survivors, warriors of wisdom, and ambitious healers. We're awesome, a breed that kicks ass - and after all, not that common. 

I hope that if you're found yourself STUCK, this shakes you and ignites your divine inspiration. If anything, do yourself a favor and bestow yourself the honor of self-liberation. 

A respectful bow...



Sahara Night Water / Worry Beads / Tara Healing Incense / Meditation Pillow / Half Moon Planter

White Quartz Crystal / Camel Incense Holder / White Sage Smudge Stick

©Kelley Lilien 2008-2013