Tag Archives: Summer

Weekend Notes

Good Morning! I’m gearing up for a marathon weekend that includes throwing a party for Phoebe’s first birthday (!!!) on Sunday, and I’m be getting ready to head to Atlanta next week to shoot several video segments for a big holiday project I’m working on for HGTV. I’m super excited to work with the crew… read more

10 Best :: Eggplant Recipes

While I hate to think of summer as having an expiration date, the fact that it’s drawing to a close has me savoring every last moment. If you ask me, there’s no better way to beat the end-of-summer blues than by relishing the season’s best produce, including my favorite of all: the eggplant. These aubergine… read more

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