Emerald: THE "it" color right about now. Black and white stripes with emerald green accents.
Host a party: A cheese plate should include a blue cheese, a firm cheese such as cheddar, and a creamy one such as brie. Nuts, fresh and dried fruits, and bread or crackers complete it.
Elevated cloches can serve double duty at each place setting for your dinner parties by adding height to the scene, and offering your guests a little starter before the main meal. I love the way the cloche off-sets the wine glass.