Sabtu, 18 April 2015

Not So Mellow Yellow



Yellow is so cheery, but I never use it when I decorate or entertain. Perhaps I should reconsider?









Images: Benjamin Dhong Interiors, Ariela Chezar, The Little Corner, Tiny White Daisies

Jumat, 17 April 2015

Downton Abbey Cocktails


Did you get caught up in Downton Abbey fever? I certainly did and enjoyed every episode in Seasons One and Two. Highclere Castle (the real Downton Abbey) is open to the public and can be hired for private events and weddings.


But in case you can't make it across the pond, then perhaps host your party with cocktails inspired by the sisters?

The Edith - the often overshadowed middle sister. Who is part sweet and part sour! RECIPE  



The Mary - a crisp cocktail with a bit of a bite. Just like Lady Mary! RECIPE



And last, but certainly not least, (and my favorite sister) The Sybil. This sweet sophisticated cocktail is just like the youngest Crawley. RECIPE




Cheers!


Photos: Nooks, Turrets and Towers, PBS, Enchanted Serenity Period Films Blogspot, Gregory Han


Rabu, 15 April 2015

Seeing Green


As you can imagine, St. Patrick's Day is a huge holiday here in Boston. I am hosting a dinner for friends and promise to post pictures next week. In the meantime, here is some green inspiration for you.


Selasa, 14 April 2015

To Die For Dining Room


I would love to entertain in this stunning dining room. The floors, the lighting, the walls, the table....swoon. Perhaps Brooke (Shields) will invite me to her next fete?

Senin, 13 April 2015

Pear-fect Appetizer


At a recent dinner party with friends, I served this Pear and Camembert Appetizer. It was delicious, elegant and easy to prepare. Here is the RECIPE.