Tag Archives: Summer

A Pinot Gris-Inspired Summer Soirée

Have you been on a tropical vacation this year… maybe somewhere in the Caribbean, Mexico, or even as far as Costa Rica? If you have, it goes without saying: I’m jealous. But, that’s not to say that those of us at home need to be deprived of summer celebrations. Between the al fresco dinners and… read more


Featured On… Cooking Channel!

Next up in our “Party in Five” collaboration with Cooking Channel is the one summer party concept that we simply can’t get enough of — a retro picnic in the park. This one’s especially romantic, featuring a comforting lunch menu for two, a must-have kite, and of course, blankets and books for kicking back and basking for hours. Catch… read more


Pulling it Off :: Hat Trick

Ah, the summer sun hat. If there’s a more glamorous poolside accessory, I know not of it. This piece can be daunting for its attention-grabbing effect, but paired with classic summertime Americana pieces it creates a charm all it’s own, and instantly takes your simple black bikini from ho-hum to holy smokes. For this shoot… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Quick Stone Fruit Crisp

I never thought I’d see the day, but I’m beginning to get just the teeny tiniest bit tired of summer peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines. Maybe it has something to do with my daily peach & kale smoothie habit… or the fact that I can’t resist filling a bag with them each time I’m at the market.… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: On The Boardwalk

Something many people don’t know about me: I have a mild obsession with carnivals. Though there’s never a bad time of year to head out for a day at the fair, when you combine the rickety rides & the oh-so-yummy foods with blazing hot weather and a beach, you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for the… read more


10 Best :: Summer Hostess Dresses

What’s your go-to hostess getup? Though it varies from one dinner party to the next, we’ve all got that one ensemble that’s most comfortable for opening doors, breezing between guests and topping off cocktails. That said, I tend to be of the camp that believes that the hostess should always wear something that ever-so-slightly outshines… read more


Little Things :: Queen for a Day

There are about one million things about Austin that I love, but if I’m totally honest, the blazing hot dog days of summer are not one of them. Y’all, it was 106 last week. That sounds like a made-up temperature, but it’s real. So when I’m feeling a little bluesy about being stuck inside (or… read more


Bottoms Up :: Watermelon Mojito

You guys, I have so much watermelon in my fridge right now, I really don’t know what to do with it. Over the last month, I literally can’t do even a quick run in the grocery store without emerging carrying a big, juicy watermelon…it’s becoming a bit of a problem. On Sunday, we were enjoying… read more


A Midsummer Soirée… with The Creative Parasol

Farewells are bittersweet — but we sure love a stylish send off! Our friend Lauren Cunningham at The Creative Parasol threw a summer dinner party as she, her husband Joe and baby Miles pack their bags for Shanghai to pursue an exciting new job opportunity. Here, Lauren shares some photos from the night, including some… read more


My Life, Styled :: Summer in the City

Greetings from Shanghai! I’ve spent the last 8 days exploring China in a very mad-dash fashion. I’ve been up at dawn (okay, maybe not that early — the sun rises here at 4:45am!) and jetting from site to landmark to foodie recommendation until my legs can barely stand up any longer.  It has been amazing! When reading… read more