Springtime Entertaining With Isaac Mizrahi

When we think of Isaac Mizrahi, we think of color. His bright shades of color and bold patterns make him automatically come to mind when we think of spring. Likewise, he's also inspired by spring and all of the aspects that come around this time of year. The past night's Spring Party for Good Shepherd Services was definitely evidence of that.

For those of you who follow Isaac, you would've heard about his inspiration board concept. Isaac always encourages everyone to have an inspiration board to help them organize their ideas and inspirations for a certain project or for their style in general.

The night of Isaac's fabulous Spring Party we got a chance to ask Isaac what was currently on his inspiration board and he also gave us some insight to some key entertaining tips for the spring. Here's what Isaac had to say...

What's on your inspiration board right now?

As you can tell, butterflies and flowers. I have hundreds of snippets and photos of butterflies, flowers and spring colors. I'm also currently working on my apartment right now so it's very home decor heavy. So there are plenty of swatches, paint swatches, textiles, and I'm also a bit inspired by Austria right now from the Neue Galerie, believe it or not.

What do you love to eat come springtime?

My favorite thing to eat right now is soft shelled crab! I love it in every which way. I also love strawberries, especially baking with strawberries and strawberry ice cream.

What is one great entertaining tip for this time of year?

My biggest advice would be to hire a waiter. Even if you don't cook for the actual event, hire a waiter to help you entertain. Not only will it offer some relief but it'll let you spend more time with your guest. It's a great help when you have someone else giving them or refilling drinks, someone helping you clean up, and someone there to just take the pressure of attending to your guests and running around juggling things.

Thanks Isaac for your spring tips!

What are your spring inspirations right now?

Photo: desertbotanicalgarden

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