March 30th, 2009 |
One of the biggest trends for Spring 2009 is “Crazy Lady Chic” – full of patterns, florals and every color of the rainbow – this trend can be a colorful inspiration for both fashion and parties this season.
A couple of easy ideas for food: ladies like to eat light, especially at lunch time. So [...]
March 27th, 2009 |
Brighten your week with an impromptu game night filled with board games, comfort food and good friends. Make a lot of finger foods that are easy to snack on between rolls, and then serve a hearty main course (such as chicken and white bean chili) as the night lingers on.
Use bright, colorful board games as your [...]
March 20th, 2009 |
I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOOO happy Spring is finally here…..it’s been a LONG winter!
Let’s welcome Spring with a casual cocktail party for friends….and you don’t have to make things difficult for yourself. Choose a couple of fabulous drinks, some easy snacks…..and you will end up with a festive [...]
March 18th, 2009 |
Images: reflection thru mirror (via lastoriafoto.com), purple tulips (brides.com),
white peonies (via zoomphotography.com), yellow flowers [...]
March 16th, 2009 |
The flower cupcakes I posted a few weeks ago inspired me to do some Spring baking of my own.
I made these cupcakes for my friend’s birthday over the weekend and they were a huge hit!
You too, can create these flower cupcakes…..there is a daisy crown pan currently in Williams Sonoma stores that makes this little baking [...]
March 16th, 2009 |
The luck of the Irish will bring you good fortune with these recipes!
The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th – it is believed that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died that day in 461 AD. Today, it is a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. People celebrate the day with parades, [...]
March 15th, 2009 |
Spring fashion is a time for blossoms and brights.
Here are a few of my favorite party dresses for the little hostess.
Images: pink floral dress (gap.com), blue stripe dress (bestdressedchild.com), yellow floral dress (nordstrom.com), burberry plaid [...]
March 14th, 2009 |
I recently had a reader e-mail me with a fashion question….
“I have a black tie event to attend this Spring and don’t know what to wear. It’s a Saturday night and I don’t want to wear the same old black dress! Can you help me?”
Absolutely! This Spring, it’s all about [...]
March 13th, 2009 |
Send your friends this bright, festive invitation to grab their sombreros and come on over for some margaritas and mexican food tonight!
Welcome your guests with festive music, and an easy menu of items that everyone loves – guacamole & chips, taco bar and of course, margaritas! Everyone has their own favorite guacamole [...]
March 12th, 2009 |
A dinner party with friends to celebrate a birthday…
Whatever shall I make?!
First, let’s keep it simple…set the table with black and white china and use a small vase of white flowers as your centerpiece…let the focus be on the gorgeous food and lovely friends.
For dinner, serve a meal [...]