One of my favorite things to do is to set a table – everyone knows that. Not only it is something that was ingrained in me from when I was a child, but it is part of who I am; being French and a lover of life. It is my goal to celebrate each and every day – treat each day as a gift and live it to it’s fullest with barefoot elegance and embracing the imperfect. There is so much beauty in the imperfect moments.

Do you set the table when you order take out? Well, I do! And I'll share some tips on how you can set your table even if you order pizza or chinese food. Repin & grab my free Table Setting Cheat Sheet! #lifestyle #wellness #recipes #tablescape #tablesettings #lovedarviny

So – I have been asked “Dar – what do you do on those nights when you just don’t want to cook anything and all you want to do is just order some take-out?” and even “What do you do when company just drops over and you don’t have anything in your fridge to cook?”

I set a table.

That’s right – even when I am ordering take-out I set a table. Whether it’s pizza or Chinese from your favorite delivery place, you can make it fun and make it special by setting a table. Set up your coffee table in your living room for an in-house date night with some candles and plates, go all out with your favorite dishes and colors and add in take-out from your favorite restaurant. The point isn’t to hide that you ordered take-out (unless you want to because you certainly can if you want to even make a game out of it) – but to just take the time to celebrate the day and celebrate the time you are spending with your friends and loved ones by creating an atmosphere that feels warm and welcoming. Your guests will know you put in the time and effort and you will enjoy your meal with a beautiful table.

Have you ever done this? I would love to hear! Send me your favorite table tips in our Private Facebook Community and share your photos!