March 8th, 2009 |

Trend Alert: Vegetable Colors

Vegetable colors are popping up both in apparel and in home goods this Spring.  Intense colors that remind us of butternut squash, lemons, and leafy greens are being paired together to set Spring-like tables.  Bold and fresh, it’s a great update to any home this time of year.

Images: Dining room [...]

March 5th, 2009 |

Friday Night: Pizza Night!

Friday night is pizza night in our house!  It’s one of those parties that you can whip together fast – and everyone loves it!

Whether it’s friends stopping over for drinks after work, or the whole family wanting to make their own pizzas…..get creative, try some new combinations….I have a couple of ideas [...]

March 1st, 2009 |

Something Blue – A Bridal Shower Brunch

Something old, something new, something borrowed….and something blue!  Celebrate with the bride in your life with a lavish bridal brunch.

Keep your table setting simple and elegant by using all white….white linens, white place settings, white flowers.
Serve a delicious lunch of cucumber & crab appetizers, a warm goat cheese salad and lemon-herb chicken (via Williams [...]

February 28th, 2009 |

Breakfast in Bed

Treat someone special to breakfast in bed this weekend.

Although any old thing will do…..but I think the weekends are the perfect time to try something new!

Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

Perfect for any old Sunday, but also great to serve at a brunch.

Ingredients

1 20-oz. pkg. refrigerated [...]

February 23rd, 2009 |

Bring on Fat Tuesday!

The name Mardi Gras is actually French for “Fat Tuesday.” Set 46 days before Easter, it’s like one last hurrah of merriment and excess just before the solemn season of Lent begins. In 2009, Mardi Gras day falls on February 24th.

In celebration of Mardi Gras, host a dinner party at home for [...]

February 19th, 2009 |

For the love of Chocolate….

Chocolate is perhaps one of my most favorite things in life.  I love the candy and I love the color…especially when it is paired with pink!

When I needed an idea for a birthday party for one of my friends, I decided to pair some of her favorite things together: chocolate, [...]

February 18th, 2009 |

A Seaside Wedding

Preppy Navy, White and Yellow…stripes and polka dots…fresh seafood…bright colored flowers…a charming village on the sea…and a picturesque sailboat as your get-a-way car!  This is a dream wedding!

I love all of the bright, vibrant colors and the play on patterns.  You can picture yourself as the bride or a guest having the [...]

February 18th, 2009 |

Spring Fever! A Saturday Lunch with the Girls

I admit it…I have Spring Fever! I find myself day-dreaming about sunshine, flowers and the smell of freshly cut grass.  I long for the days when friends gather for a bbq on the beach, a glass of wine on the patio, or a visit to the local farmer’s market.  Unfortunately, the weather isn’t cooperating with my [...]

February 18th, 2009 |

The Look of Luxe for Less

With everyone a little nervous about the economy these days, people are entertaining friends at home more than ever before.

Bridalguide.com has some fabulous suggestions for setting your table…..here are some ideas for getting the most bang for your buck:

Color

Use color to [...]

February 16th, 2009 |

Chic New Restaurant in Chicago: Eve

The interior of a jewelry box inspired the setting of Chicago’s Eve, a new restaurant in the Gold Coast neighborhood offering contemporary American cuisine. Mirror-detailed walls, sparkling chandeliers and a menu focused on fresh, seasonal food combinations make Eve the new gem in Chicago!  Located at 840 N. Wabash [...]

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