Gatherings

Throw an Effortlessly, Easy Brunch

June 23, 2017

easy brunch

It’s a well known fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  It could be a simple bowl of cereal or a perfectly soft poached Eggs Benny, I’ll take both and everything in between anytime of the day.  And while I especially love it when said breakfast foods are prepared for me, every so often, it’s lovely to don an apron and prepare brunch for friends.  The key to hosting a successful and easy brunch is good coffee and planning ahead.  So I’m sharing my tips and go to recipes, to ensure you serve brunch without breaking a sweat and plenty of time to enjoy a mimosa or two.

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Tips and Tricks

The Perfect Patio

June 19, 2017

The Perfect Patio

I’m not sure why, but summer always sneaks up on me! Despite the endless yearning, I find I’m scrambling every year to get my outdoor space ready. And truthfully, it’s usually days (or moments) before entertaining outside that my space really comes together.  So, if like me you’re in a rush to get your space together in time for the July long weekend, I’ve put together three simple, yet distinct looks to help you create the perfect patio.

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Sips

Summer Solstice Cocktail

June 15, 2017

summer solstice cocktail

Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortness night of  year is just around the corner.  Considered somewhat of a tipping point, it comes with mixed emotion for me – joy for the arrival of Summer, with a hint of sadness (and let’s be real – shock) that the year is nearly half over and that days are going to start getting shorter.  I’m an early riser, 5-6am is my favorite time of the day and I LOVE waking up to light.  But in a few short days that will slowly and sadly start to diminish.

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