Mrs. Lauren is off basking away in the sunshine on her honeymoon. She asked if I would guest post while she was off and I heartily said YES! Of course I had to do something that reminds me of Lauren, so I used her pretty little cake stand as inspiration. Let's revamp Memorial Day a bit, can't we? A bolder, more modern color palette of deep sea blue/navy and coral reds and pinks strike my fancy. You could still use red, white and blue as your base notes, but bringing in these poppy colors richen it. I am also on a match your fete kick for the hostess, because whyshouldn'tshe?