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©2018 MORE + MERRIER | Mercer Island, WA

About the Owner

I was twelve years old when I came across Martha Stewart's Hors d’oeuvres entertaining cookbook.  The abundance of servings (50 cheese puff servings!), beautiful layout and entertaining tips drew me into a world of hospitality, sophistication and style that I had never experienced.  I knew I wanted a taste of that celebratory life, but alas, my midwestern upbringing was less sophisticated cocktail party and more cozy family gatherings with fold-out chairs, casseroles and emu juice (OJ and sprite- don’t knock it 'til you try it). 

 

I credit my mother with instilling in me the importance of a well-set table with those you love around it.  Family means everything to me, which is why my logo features five tiny circles to represent my original family unit.                                                                                                                   

These influences became so important as I set out

into the world to pursue fashion and design, all the while hosting dinner parties in my cramped East Village apartment, birthday bashes at my one bedroom LA abode, an anniversary party on my screened porch in New Hampshire overlooking the CT River, an alfresco baby shower on my deck in Mercer Island and a handful of magical birthday parties for my own young children. 

At the end of the day, More + Merrier is a love letter to all the people in my life that I hold dear.  I never want to miss an opportunity to gather in celebration, and I hope More + Merrier will inspire you to grab hold of those moments as well.

 

Cheers!

Stephanie