Who we are

Two mothers, five children and one great Pacific Northwest.

About 2
“If there's any concept worth restoring to its original depth and evocative potential, it is the concept of hospitality.”
~Henri Nowen

On a long evening walk by a quiet creek, the idea for The Modern Proper materialized as 2 friends found themselves with a common desire to share recipes and hospitality ideas. We began taking photos and writing stories around our favorite foods and sharing them online. Over time, we have discovered a wonderful community of like-minded people who love any opportunity to host their loved ones while eating a delicious meal.

We believe that inviting others to join you around your table is a sure way to strengthen friendships and build community. Sadly, somewhere along the line this became an intimidating prospect for many of us. While it’s true that the rules of etiquette have their place and value, our heart is to re-introduce you to the beauty that is found in bringing people together simply and with ease.

With our shared love for food, creating, and hosting—we set out to make The Modern Proper a place to inspire the seasoned cook and novice alike. The recipes you’ll find here are inspired by local, seasonal ingredients, made from scratch, and either created by us or adapted from recipes that have inspired us. Above all, the food you’ll find at The Modern Proper is designed to communicate value to those with whom it’s shared. We’re here to change the way people think about hospitality, one delicious meal at a time.

~ Natalie & Holly

Meet the team

  • Holly Erickson

    Holly Erickson

    Co-founder

  • Natalie Mortimer

    Natalie Mortimer

    Co-founder

  • Alyssa Siers

    Alyssa Siers

    Copy Editor and Contributor

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Partnership

We love to partner with brands and products that we believe in. If you feel that your company shares our values and would benefit our readers, we would love to talk about working together.