Setting the Table: Beach Bonfire

July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

I always have a hard time pinpointing my favorite time of year, as I love different seasons for different reasons. If pressed, however, I believe that right now is truly my favorite. I love stepping outside on a dewey evening, to be surrounded with the scent that is summer. Dusk is the most enchanting time of day, when the hectic daytime activities come to a halt, and you can enjoy the cool evening air, while the fading sun leaves a blazing pink path in the sky. There’s no better way…

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Strawberry Buttermilk Cake with Strawberry Icing

July 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

So- true story, I was in a sorority in college. I did my undergrad at Johns Hopkins University, so the nature of Greek life was pretty toned down in comparison to other schools. We didn’t have a house. I wasn’t constantly decked out in apparel. And I definitely was not hazed. It was rather low key due to the fact that everyone had schoolwork on their mind first.  But it still felt like a cohesive group. I made some of my best friends from college in that sorority…

Happy Nesting Weekend

July 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Are you a nester? I know that term usually relates to moms to be (and no, I’m not pregnant), but I’m totally a nester. I love tending to my home, cooking up big batches of food for the week, organizing my cupboards, throwing things away, and just making things feel cozy. Today marks the end of a big work project for me, so more than ever I’m looking forward to a weekend at home getting things in order…

Summer in the City: Camille Styles

July 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

We have been long time admirers of Camille’s gorgeous lifestyle and entertaining blog, Camille Styles, and are honored to have her sharing some favorites today! Camille and her contributors have the best tips for throwing a perfect gathering, or cooking an inspired meal. We hope you love her website just as much as we do!

Favorite restaurant? Austin is such an amazing food city, it would be impossible to choose just one! Uchiko serves the most innovative sushi – every bite is perfection. Fonda San Miguel…

Plate to Pixel: Focal Length & Perspective

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

You guys are in for such a treat today! My friends Lainey and Ben, owners of Bluerock Design, a Boston based graphic design and photography studio, have put together today’s Plate to Pixel post. Ben, an actual professional photographer (unlike me!), is walking us through the world of focal length and perspective. Ever wondered what all those numbers on lenses actually mean? I have, and today…

Setting the Table: Outdoor Movie

July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Have you noticed the fact that every activity in the summer becomes instantly more fun when done outdoors? I don’t think I’m alone in saying this is true. This extends to picnicing, reading, and yes, watching movies. Even just sitting there (you may call this tanning, if you’re someone other than me, and are capable of such a thing) manages to be enjoyable outside on a sunny day. Drive-in movies evoke images of the 50’s, and a are quintessential summer activity. I’ve actually gone to drive-ins…

Peaches Wrapped in Prosciutto

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

This week was one of those weeks where I could barely remember what day it was. Nothing particularly stressful happened, it just felt like I was in a million places all at once, all the time. Despite how busy things were, Brandon and I somehow managed to book our tickets to Italy! We’ll be spending ten glorious days there at the end of September. I’ve been to Italy twice before but have never made it to Rome, so we’ll stay there for a good portion of the trip. And since I’ve already been…

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