Inside Blogger Kim Lapides's Minimalistic Wine-and-Cheese Party

Ever imagined what a dinner party table would look like sans wine and cheese? We shudder at the thought. Aside from the fact that we can’t resist double-tapping a picture of a lavish cheese board on Instagram, the tried-and-true pairing is a hit with guests, and it’s even capable of overshadowing the main course when it comes to plating and presentation. So if you haven’t hosted a wine-and-cheese night yet, it’s time to catch up. Here to help is graphic designer, blogger, and self-proclaimed cheese fan Kimberly Lapides, who is known for throwing lavish get-togethers on a whim when she’s not covering fashion and travel on Eat. Sleep. Wear.

After settling into a new home with her husband earlier this year, Lapides deemed it time to have her girlfriends over for a long-overdue wine-and-cheese night. She describes her ideal table as “a crisp, modern tablescape filled with white and small pops of color.” To bring it all to life, she turned to Gilt’s hosting essentials to serve as the foundation of her table. Take cues from Lapides as she shares her must-know tips for hosting a minimalist wine-and-cheese night with friends, and sign up for a free Gilt membership to shop her complete spread ahead.