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.

Giveaway Couture Dreams ChiChi Linen Throw

Couture Dreams Giveaway www.lovefeastshop.com

LoveFeast Shop & the ladies from Couture Dreams were reunited at the NYC Market again this year.  It was fun to catch up and to have that in-real-life connection, complete with a quick little plan for some fun! We're excited to announce a Couture Dreams / LoveFeast Shop Giveaway on our Facebook Page!  All you have to do is 2 quick steps to be entered: like our Giveaway Post and comment to win this beautiful Chichi Linen Throw! Vist our LoveFeast Shop Facebook page to enter now! We love the exquisite details on this … [Read more...]

Favorite Spring Recipes & Pretty Tables

April Easter Bunny Wishes

Spring tables,  indoor gardens, centerpieces inspired by nature, one-of-a-kind, handmade porcelain dishes,  simple pleasures, and popping souffles!  Here's some of our favorite spring inspiration for pretty tables and some of our favorite spring recipes. Click on photographs to find links to recipes, inspiration & products from LoveFeast Shop!   Visit LoveFeast Shop for more inspiring finds! … [Read more...]

Love The Home You Have Challenge

Love The Home You Have

Would you like to read a book that gets you inspired to care for and create a home where you feel happy and content?  The book, Love The Home You Have, is like having a "coffee talk" date with a friend who puts it to you straight, with a touch of warmth, humor and heart.  It's a little pep talk that to inspires you to love your home a little bit more. I'm honored to have been invited to complete a simple Love Your Home Challenge inspired by the new book, Love The Home You Have, written by my blogging friend Melissa @ The … [Read more...]

Food For Creating Hygge

Inspiration For Hygge Refreshments

Even with the promise of Spring down the road a bit, Winter is still just not giving up.  Many of us, especially those of us in the north are thinking about warm- weathered spring breaks.  But, in-between hopes of spring and vacations, we still have to... survive. In Minnesota, there are many days where the light is bright but the sky is opaque.  Just now, out my window such an atmosphere is flittering snow that is dancing through the air and landing on frozen ground.  This is a day to keep Hygge in mind. Hygge (prounounced … [Read more...]

NEW from the Home & Gift Market

New Inspiration http://www.lovefeastshop.com

We're so excited to share with you a bit of what we found at the New York City Market for Home + Lifestyle.  And, we had another look at some treasure we still think fit nicely into the LoveFeast esthetic.  For instance the heirloom worthy, Provence Platters made out of vintage wine barrels will never go out of style. We found woven velvet pillows of pristine quality that will blend seamlessly with our Velvet Plush Pumpkins.  And, other treasures and gifts that will make you ooh and ahh.  We're working hard to load them up in the … [Read more...]

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...]