Scenes From A Weekend Wedding Celebration

IMG_2642 Over the weekend we had the pleasure of hosting a wedding reception for a couple of dear friends from Cambridge, Ma.  Having already celebrated their marriage on the East Coast and in their respective home countries of Germany and Malaysia, this latest party was for their many West Coast friends.  We were happy to meet new people and to reunite with old friends.  The couple, true culinary enthusiasts, prepared the majority of the food, while the rest contributed some of their favorite dishes.  The meal was delicious and pretty, the company delightful, and the couple radiant!  pears psd


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Bodo and Vik, we congratulate you and wish you many happy years together!




Summer Entertaining With Michael Aram And A Reader Giveaway!

When the folks at Madhouse found out that Cocoon was hosting a Botanical Trunk show, they sent a sampling of Michael Aram's new collection of dinnerware for the event.  With metallic and pearlescent finishes, unique textures and nature inspired shapes and designs, the series proved to be a perfect fit for our plant abundant evening.  Not only did they send enough product samples for the festivities, but also included plenty for giveaways both for our trunk show and for the blog.    Take a look at how we utilized the Olive Branch collection to entertain our guests and see below how to win your own Michael Aram Madhouse collection for your next party.

You can enter to win a Michael Aram's Lemonwood tray  with coordinating napkins and plates by doing  3 simple things:

1.  Visit the Madhouse site here and check out the amazing collection.

2.  Comment below on how you would use it, should you be our winnner.

3.  Lastly, visit Madhouse's Facebook page and give it a like.  If you haven't already liked Cocoon's FB page do so here.

Contest ends on midnight Wednesday June 19th.  Good luck!

Congratulations to Shirley S., our trunk show giveaway winner!