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.

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

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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...]

Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Valentines Day is coming up and it would not be complete without a scrumptious chocolate recipe to celebrate with.  This recipe is tried and true at our house.  If you've been over for any kind of dinner at our home, chances our you've had one of our Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes warm out of the oven and sprinkled with coarse salt.  Swooooon! Hot Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes   Save Print Author: LoveFeast Table Ingredients 4 oz. Dark Chocolate 8 oz Butter 2 Eggs ½ C. Sugar ½ C. Flour 8 Chocolate … [Read more...]

How To Choose One Word For The Year

Make It Simple www.lovefeasttable.com

Have you heard about the trend of choosing one word as your theme for the upcoming year?  The idea is to choose one word as an expression of a goal that you want to accomplish or work towards in your life for that year.  Yes it's February 1st and 2014 has begun - but it's not to late to create intention around what you want your future to look like. Having ONE WORD  to focus on, is like driving down a long highway with your word at the horizon.  It might take a while to get there, but your location is on the horizon and you … [Read more...]

Winter Patchwork Sweater Table Runner

Winter Table Runner Project www.lovefeasttable.com

Last winter the LoveFeast Girls got together right before Christmas.   We decided to celebrate our past year and the season with a winter dinner party.  I wanted to set a mood for our winter table, that was beautiful and festive, yet cozy and relaxed.  I also wanted to show off the Snow Velvet Pumpkin set from LoveFeast Shop.  I had a vision of creamy tone on tone layers and natural elements for my winter table. This easy to make Winter Patchwork Sweater Table Runner DIY Project helps set the perfect table for the winter season … [Read more...]