Take A Sneak Peek At A Favourite From Chyka Celebrate
WORDS : CHYKA KEEBAUGH
PHOTOS : COMMISSION STUDIO 2019
When you get to create so many amazing tablescapes, settings and event, you will always have a few that stand out in your mind as favourites & this are one of them…
Living in the multicultural and diverse city of Melbourne has given me access to cultural celebrations, I usually would never have the chance to attend. I've leant new traditions, tasted new foods and been privy to witness amazing ceremonies that are rich in symbolism and history, just like this old favourite - Rosh Hashanah.
As much as I live by the adage of 'more is more is more' it seemed that a little more subtlety was needed when it came to colour for this celebration. And the classic palette of royal blue, apple green and white came to be. Clashing patterns and pops of apple made this table shine, and by celebrating in the unusual setting of a greenhouse, we were surrounded by lush green backdrops.
Did you know that the Jewish tradition of honey-dipped apples symbolises sweetness and good health? Dipping a slither of apple into sweet honey is seen as a way to be blessed with a sweet new year. I wanted every one of my guests to receive this blessing, so why not focus on using green apples to style with? Cheap, fresh and so easy to match back with, the apple sat atop the abundance of patterned plates, napkins and table cloth, shining brightly in the greenhouse.
And of course, one can't celebrate without a soundtrack! I love that I now have music in place for all the celebrations from my latest book Chyka Celebrate. There are now thirteen playlists to listen to and download for FREE. If you are already using spotify all you need to do is search Chyka.com or Chyka Celebrate and you will find the collection of playlists. Simply subscribe or download each list and your next event already has a playlist!
“ Chyka Keebaugh celebrates occasions from around the world and shares her tips, inspiration and suggestions for hosting the perfect themed event.
Covering occasions as diverse as Chinese New Year, Eid, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthdays and so much more.
Chyka shows readers how themed entertaining is done with minimum hassle – all in her signature, accessible style.
Each section provides creative suggestions for decoration, food and drinks, invitations and small gifts.
Beautifully photographed and illustrated, this is the perfect manual for themed stylish entertaining throughout the year. “
Publisher : Hardie Grant Books
Photography : Commission Studio 2019