About Chris Ann

Chris Ann is co-founder of LoveFeast Life, a lifestyle company that focuses on gathering people around the table and capturing the moment as it unfolds. She is a skilled party planner who pays attention to all the details that create an amazing event, whether it’s a birthday party for one of her four children or a fundraising event for 50. Her home in suburban Minneapolis is filled with elements of great entertaining: crafts to make the perfect invitation, heirloom china with stories attached, a beautiful flower garden and the ultimate host, her husband Todd.

Holiday Hostess Gifts

The Perfect Hostess gifts www.lovefeastshop.com

LoveFeast Shop is stalked with all sorts of beautiful Holiday Party & Hostess Gifts! We have great items to host a great party with and great gifts to give to your favorite host or hostess!   Gather up a few golden hearts ready to gift your golden hearted friends.  Our Heart Of Gold HeartGram spreads a bit of holiday love and cheer to those you hold dear! Perfect for friends, family, college students, teachers and coaches! See more at LoveFeast Shop! … [Read more...]

Velvet Acorns & Nests

Large Velvet Acorns www.lovefeastshop.com

There is something magical about this time of year.  While the bright beams of summer sun are still warming the grass, the breeze begins to blow a little cooler and the leaves start to softly rattle...before they fall. Presenting Velvet Acorns from LoveFeast Shop! Already in my garden I have found plenty of empty acorn stems let loose from the nut by squirrels. This year plenty of LoveFeast friends are gathering up their fall decor and getting ready to nest their homes with colorful and whimsical velvet … [Read more...]

French Nouveau Glitter Tipped Nails

French Nouveau Gold Tipped Nails www.lovefeasttable.com

The other day, I was flipping through the new InStyle Fall 2014 magazine and came across this current trend for nails, called the French Nouveau manicure.  It's basically a sheer natural fresh coat of polish with a swipe of metallic glitter across the tips. A French Nouveau manicure is fun way to polish your nails.  It shows a little nod to a traditional french manicure, but with a hip-bump of irreverence. While french manicures are known for their precision, the idea with the French Nouveau manicure is to bit of … [Read more...]

Spanish Soda Splash Recipe

Spanish Soda Splash Recipe http://www.lovefeasttable.com

All summer we've enjoyed a sparkling drink that is refreshing, light and lemony.  We enjoyed it first at a quaint Spanish restaurant in Brooklyn.  Our New York friends re-created it and now we're  sharing it with you to enjoy ~ before the summer's over!  Quick summer tablescape tip ~ Lemons piled in an ironstone terrain scent a room with fresh goodness. This Spanish soda, Kas is REALLY the best to use, but it is hard to find.  This one looks interesting HERE , but we've never tried it.  We've used San Pellegrino in a … [Read more...]

Mother’s Tree Of Life Necklace

Mother's Tree Of Life Necklace http://www.lovefeastshop.com

We would never steer you wrong.  Our shop is curated with our favorite things.  Kristin and I bought received these necklaces years ago.  We've been loving them ever since.   To date, there has not yet been a time where I have worn this Mother's Tree Of Life Necklace out in public and have not received compliments.  I've been stopped shopping, at parties and once even someone grabbed my arm in the isle of an airplane to ask me where I had gotten such a lovely necklace. Proudly I share my necklace and how each gem … [Read more...]

Aesop

Aesop Hand Balm http://www.lovefeasttable.com

The first time I came across the Aesop brand, was wandering the skinny streets of Southwark near the Borough Market in London, England.  It was a rainy, bone chilling day, in February, and I saw an interesting sign over a door and sought it out as a shelter.  As I opened the door, I was greeted with softly scented warmth and a cup of tea.  Moments later, after a hand wash at a sink and a warm towel, the shop girl begin to introduce me to the lovely creams and lotions. It wasn't long before I landed on what insists on being a … [Read more...]

JUST ONE THING

Just One Thing http://www.lovefeasttable.com

Do you ever feel like you don't know where to begin?  Do you get the feeling like there are too many tabs in the files in your brain and you don't know where to start?  Well, sometimes we do too.  I once read a book that said before you do the fun stuff, you should do the important stuff first, like eating your vegetables before dessert.  But, what if your to-do's both moved you forward and also were fun?  What if you just had "JUST ONE THING" to do that would begin to make an incremental change in you, your style, your … [Read more...]

Your Perfect Clutch – Hammitt Bags

Perfect Clutch #justonething http://www.lovefeasttable.com

I'm the type of person who strives to pack light.  I say strives because if you asked my husband he might just roll his eyes.  Recently, I was looking for a bag specifically for a trip to St. Thomas.  I wanted to travel light.  I wanted my bag to go from casual to dressy. I was thinking a clutch would be nice, because I wanted to be able to pop it in my beach tote and then carry it to cocktails and dinner later. If possible I wanted the ability to be hands free.  Oh, and I needed to get one more formal night out of … [Read more...]

NEW! Handmade Porcelain Dishes

Table http://www.lovefeastshop.com

Have you seen the dishes over at LoveFeast Shop? Organic lacy circles and wavy hearts...We're smitten! Like many of our customers are doing, Kristin and I are starting to collect these pastel beauties one at a time. Each plate is made by hand.  Lace and doilies are hand-pressed into each piece and glazed with delicate pastel shades.  (Colors available in the Large Ceramic Plate - Cream, Green, Sky Blue, Stone and Turquoise)  However, beautiful they are sturdy, high-quality porcelain and dishwasher safe. Kristin set her … [Read more...]

Better Together

http://www.lovefeasttable.com

Two weekends ago Kristin and I were together in Baltimore.  Which makes being apart today, Kristin's Birthday, somewhat bearable. Happy Birthday to my bff and biz partner!  Here is to another year filled with JOY and all sorts of good things! Over that weekend we savored every moment, doing the things we love, sharing dinner with friends, planing and talking over our business and catching up.  Of course in order to run our business we talk everyday on the phone or skype, but nothing beats being together in real … [Read more...]