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A Parisian Brunch

April 30, 2018

a parisian brunch

There are only a few things I love more than brunch – my family and friends, design, travel … but then, it’s definitely brunch.  I’ve often joked that if I do ever get married, I’ll serve brunch at the reception!

Why the intense love for Brunch? It always feels a bit classy and special – the bubbles probably have something to do with that 😉 The food options are literally doubled – breakfast and lunch to choose from, depending on the mood. And it usually lingers into the early afternoon. Rarely is anyone ever in a hurry to leave.

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Gatherings Holidays

Thanksgiving Tablescape

October 2, 2017

thanksgiving tablescape

I must say writing a post about a tablescape in the days after the horrific violence in Las Vegas and Edmonton and what feels like weeks of devastation and destruction, feels frivolous and superficial. And while I’m not sure what would be an appropriate post to write, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge my deep sadness and send thoughts of love and prayers to those affected in particular, but all of us really.  I honestly have no words.

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Gatherings Tips and Tricks

Moroccan Outdoor Movie Night

August 14, 2017

outdoor movie night

Like the famous Peter Allen song, Everything Old is New Again, things have a way of coming back into style.  We see it in fashion and home decor all the time, but it happens in the way we live as well – record players are hip and outdoor movie theaters are the all rage. From drive-ins to backyard viewing, watching movies outdoors is a major summer-time phenomenon.

But if like me you lack a backyard or yard space of any kind, the thought of creating an outdoor movie night might seem unlikely.  If you read my post on inner city outdoor entertaining, you know that I’m all about embracing our spaces and making the most of them.  With a little creativity and friends who are always willing to play along (#blessed) I created a Moroccan inspired outdoor movie night in the courtyard of a friend’s condo complex.

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