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Our Easy 4th of July Parties

Happy 4th of July for those who celebrate! 4th of July is one of the favorite holidays in our multi-cultural family. I love being almost an American by association, and I love celebrating the 4th…

4th of July Party Music Playlist

The easiest way to set the mood for your 4th of July party is to fill it with the right music. I created my 4th of July Music Playlist on Spotify, and it’s ready to…

Dinner Party Tips from Chef Sam Talbot and Designer Genevieve Gorder

Dinner parties themed by a color Valspar and Lowe’s unveiled a super premium paint and primer that contains unsurpassed durability, color accuracy, and coverage. I attended the launch event in New York City. The new…

Our Summer Issue is here! Theme: Coastal Family Summer

If the above widget doesn’t work, read the magazine here. Coastal Family Summer The latest Skimbaco Lifestyle e-magazine issue is here! Do you remember the summer fun you experienced when you were a child? Eating…

10 Ideas for Outdoor Parties from IKEA

I love IKEA for seasonal decorating and for party decorating! I am not a fan of anything disposable, so I much rather buy supplies from IKEA and turn fabrics into table clothes, and use cheap…

French Elegance and English Countryside Sophistication for Spring Tablescapes

You don’t have to be in Europe to get the French Elegance or the English countryside sophistication. This spring Svitlana Flom, the editor-in-chief of artdefete.com, created two beautiful tablescapes with products from Bernardaud and Juliska,…

Our Easy 4th of July Parties

easy 4th of July Party ideas

Happy 4th of July for those who celebrate! 4th of July is one of the favorite holidays in our multi-cultural family. I love being almost an American by association, and I love celebrating the 4th…

4th of July Party Music Playlist

4th of July 2014 Music Playlist via Skimbaco on Spotify

The easiest way to set the mood for your 4th of July party is to fill it with the right music. I created my 4th of July Music Playlist on Spotify, and it’s ready to…

Dinner Party Tips from Chef Sam Talbot and Designer Genevieve Gorder

Dinner Party Tips from Chef Sam Talbot and Designer Genevieve Gorder

Dinner parties themed by a color Valspar and Lowe’s unveiled a super premium paint and primer that contains unsurpassed durability, color accuracy, and coverage. I attended the launch event in New York City. The new…

Our Summer Issue is here! Theme: Coastal Family Summer

Excellent Summer Read: Skimbaco Lifestyle Coastal Family Summer magazine issue

If the above widget doesn’t work, read the magazine here. Coastal Family Summer The latest Skimbaco Lifestyle e-magazine issue is here! Do you remember the summer fun you experienced when you were a child? Eating…

10 Ideas for Outdoor Parties from IKEA

10 easy and cheap ideas for summer parties

I love IKEA for seasonal decorating and for party decorating! I am not a fan of anything disposable, so I much rather buy supplies from IKEA and turn fabrics into table clothes, and use cheap…

French Elegance and English Countryside Sophistication for Spring Tablescapes

mothers day tablescape purple and gold

You don’t have to be in Europe to get the French Elegance or the English countryside sophistication. This spring Svitlana Flom, the editor-in-chief of artdefete.com, created two beautiful tablescapes with products from Bernardaud and Juliska,…

Learning to Host Parties at Home like the Italians Do

Party like Italians

If you have noticed, we are bringing you even more culinary focused travel posts here at Skimbaco Lifestyle this spring. Stay tuned for many more culinary travel stories, especially from Europe. I am a big…

Holiday Special: An Italian Tablescape Inspired by Travel Warms a Home

Vietri Holiday

After opening gifts from Santa this year, many of you may gather with family for a meal over a festive, holiday table. Vietri’s Old St. Nick pattern is one of the most popular Christmas patterns…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

black-bottle-bubbly-party-menu

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…

Our Haunted Mansion Halloween Party Pictures

Haunted Mansion Halloween party photos and decorating ideas

Ever since we moved to our rental mansion in the Swedish countryside, and we saw the line of dead trees on the long driveway leading to the house, I have wanted to host a Halloween…