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Sparkling Rose Lemonade

How is it February already!? This year is taking off quicker than ever and here we are finding ourselves standing at the doorway of spring – and maybe more importantly daylight savings  – hello extra sunshine! A wonderful time indeed. In fact, I think we need to celebrate…it is Valentines Day after all!!

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Blood Orange Cardamom Punch

I feel like this time of year is all about the gingerbread and cranberry flavors – both perfectly festive and fun, but now that we’re in the final stretch of the holiday season it’s time to pull out the big boys: blood orange and cardamon. If you think about it, these are total winners when

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Holiday Entertaining: Happy Hour At Home

The holidays are an especially busy season! So many events, so many family gatherings! Sometimes it’s hard to carve out a little friend time with all the travel and craze. That’s why hosting a holiday happy hour is the perfect way to gather round with your crew and catch up between the madness.

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Rosemary Roasted Chestnut Crostini

I have a confession. I’ve never roasted…let alone eaten…a chestnut in my life (until this winter)! I suppose that has a lot to do with living in Southern California and warming oneself by an open fire hardly ever happens – I mean, it’s 80 degrees out today for heavens sake!

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DIY – Holiday Wine Tasting Cart

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and make sure that you’re the perfectly polished host (just kidding). We all feel the pressure of doing everything just right this time of year, but sometimes the ultimate get togethers can come in small packages (even if those small packages mean having pizza delivered to your door).

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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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