Tag Archives: Mexican

Tuesday Tastings :: Grilled Corn Salsa

How are everyone’s weeks so far? It’s one of those Tuesdays that kind of feels like a Thursday because so much has already been crammed into the last two days… but I guess that means it’s been productive, right? However if you are already looking towards this weekend’s plans, this grilled corn salsa should definitely factor… read more


DIY :: Beaded Summer Skewers

There’s no arguing the fact that when it comes to stylish entertaining, the smallest details can make a big impact. At our Cinco de Mayo fiesta last week, guests kept oohing and aahing over the fun, festive skewers we used to serve fresh watermelon with feta cheese. And I’ve got to admit, there’s no better… read more


DIY :: Jumbo Papel Picado

I think we can all agree that these days, no party is complete without a photo booth backdrop… no exceptions! So if you caught our (slightly premature) Cinco de Mayo celebration last week, you may have spotted the giant papel picado backdrop we all hammed it up in front of. Believe it or not, this idea… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Smoky Mango + Avocado Salsa

Yes, it’s true that I posted a different salsa recipe last Tuesday…and it’s also true that I took this photo after a glass and a half of pinot grigio before we kicked off a rousing game of Catchphrase with some friends last night (yeah…slightly out-of-focus.) But this smoky avocado and mango salsa was just too incredibly… read more


Tuesday Tastings: Baja Chicken Tostadas

Happy Tuesday friends! Today’s “Tasting” is one of my favorite lunches ever. It’s fresh and crunchy and citrus-y and salty…and satisfies my all-to-frequent Mexican food cravings in a relatively healthy way (and no,the cravings aren’t pregnancy-related…I get them all the time.) I make these baja chicken tostadas by layering refried black beans, lime-marinated slaw, shredded… read more


Fiesta Fashion

After making this DIY piñata costume last year, I wondered if I’d ever be able to wear it again… silly me! Cinco de Mayo could not be a more perfect occasion to don this muy fabuloso outfit. So if you’re still trying to figure out what to wear for tomorrow’s festivities, think outside the embroidered Mexican dress… read more


The Byrd Collective :: Garland DIY

For a recent fiesta-themed party we styled, we wanted to incorporate as many floral elements into the decor as possible to really turn up the Latin flavor. Of course, in times of need we turn to our dear friend Ash of the Byrd Collective, and the final product was sheer perfection. With just a few… read more


DIY :: Want to Get Hit On?

I decided last November that I wanted to dress up as a piñata for Halloween, and have been concepting the costume for weeks now. Bringing my vision to reality turned out to be quite the hilarious feat, as Camille and I got to work on my prototype & I was humbly reminded of the woes… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Tostadas

Between business trips and visiting our west coast family, my husband & I have travelled to Los Angeles a lot over the last couple of years. We’ve developed a little ritual that always makes us look forward to our arrival: as soon as our plane touches down, we head straight to our favorite restaurant patio… read more


Recipe for a Fiesta!

Need a little something to spice up your Thursday? Good, ’cause we’re cooking up a south-of-the-border feast, perfect for ending summer with some major heat. If you haven’t already checked out today’s guest post over at coco+kelley, hurry over to get the context for our Fiesta! recipes. If you have, then welcome to Style Notes!… read more