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Holiday Cookie & Beer Pairing Party

  The Holidays are quickly approaching and we’re celebrating the winter season with a sophisticated spin on your average cookie party! Forget the expected rainbow sprinkles and red frosting… and don’t even stress about putting up that tree. We’re going to throw a fresh and fragrant greenery filled party where even the traditional cookies are

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The Summer Farmers Market: A Produce Color Study

  There is no question I have a love affair with my Farmers market – I professed it this year when we moved into a new neighborhood while stuffing my basket with all the green amaranth I could get my hands on before it could go out of season. What I didn’t realize is that

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Cardamom Cappuccino Spritz Cocktail

  Summer is in full swing and where autumn is slightly in sight, we’re still holding on to these warm lit evenings and trying to cram as many patio hangs in as possible… I mean, Labor day is still weeks away so let’s hold onto and stretch out this summer entertaining as loooong as possible.

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Palm Springs Inspired Table

  Palm Springs is a very special place… How many cities do you know of that have countless design obsessed tourists seeking out mid century doors to post on Instagram?! Bold colors, tropical vibes –  It really is a vibrant oasis in the middle of the desert that evokes a certain kind of glamour time capsule that

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Black And White Graphic Table For Summer Entertaining

Holy hot summer! The weather is blazing right now and I don’t know about you, but I’m seeking shelter in the shade…or inside of an ice cube, whichever comes first. Where I love to throw a patio party this time of year, some afternoons are just too sizzling to be enjoyable. So let’s pack it up and move

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Wine Spritzer Bar With Fig Raspberry Syrup

Summer, you are glorious right now! A little too hot for my taste, but all the same glorious! Longer daylight hours, a little lull in the weekend to do list…well, other than to do nothing more than relax! Preferably in the shade with a chilled bevvy in hand and in the company of good friends.

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Summer To Do: Portable Picnic Charcuterie

  Picnics. Sometimes that word seems like nothing much more than wilted lettuce on sammies. Other times it seems overly intimidating – what to bring, how to make sure it doesn’t spoil…how can we not eat the same old watermelon and pasta salad for the 4th weekend in a row!? Not this year! We’re hitting the road

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Picnic Worthy Cheese and Rosé Pairings

Guest contributor: Jessica Sennett, Inventor of The Cheese Grotto  All photos: Jess Hitt Summer in the Northeast has officially started when a bottle of Rosé wine has been opened. The wine is refreshing, easy to drink, and a refreshing alternative to drinking light to medium-bodied red wine. Although Rosé is technically made from red-wine grapes, it is vinified

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Farmers Market Report: Amaranth Greens

  You can learn a lot about a city based on it’s farmer’s markets – in fact, it’s one of the first places I like to explore when I travel. Not only do you get an idea of the seasonal produce but often times there are local bakers and independent businesses sharing their delicious wears…not to

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Savory Cherry Recipes For Spring Brunch

  It’s cherry season! And where fresh cherries don’t last forever – there are two wonderful ways to enjoy them in the off seasons too: dried and as preserves. To celebrate this stone fruit in all it’s forms, we’ve put together two simple but incredibly unique savory cherry recipes that are perfect to celebrate on

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New Year, New Home…New Way To Clean Up

This autumn my husband and I finally bought our first home – where the process was long and stressful, we persevered and finally found the right house for us (and didn’t get outbid on by a billion dollars). Where there are still many many things on our check list of projects (kitchen to-dos including re-painting the kitchen

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11 Holiday Cocktails Perfect For Entertaining

I think the holidays are the perfect time to shake things up and get a little experimental with your beverages! When inviting friends and family into your home you’ve got the opportunity to share something truly unique and unexpected – so I’ve rounded up 11 of my favorite cocktails that I’ve mixed up around the

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Winter Solstice – Holiday Party Inspiration

Recently I pulled together a DIY-filled Winter Solstice Party for HGTV – and it might be my favorite entertaining set up in a long time! No fuss, simple materials from the craft store are transformed into a gorgeous spread by mixing and matching natural materials such as wood, wool and fresh botanicals with hints of copper

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