Senin, 30 Maret 2015

Cozy with Cocoa


Winter has finally arrived in Boston with colder temps and a few minor snowstorms. Is there anything better than a fire and cup of cocoa on a snowy day?




A good cup of cocoa should be made from scratch. My favorite RECIPE









Images: Tiny White Daisies



Perfect New Year's Party with My Notting Hill


Having lived in London, the title of Michele's blog grabbed my attention when I found it a few years ago. MY NOTTING HILL quickly became one of my daily reads. I encourage you hop over and check it out - you will love her style! 


Michele was kind enough to join us over the holidays and share some entertaining tips just in time for New Year's! 


Favorite Cocktail for Ringing in the New Year
A bourbon and gingerale with cherries, made from Baby Bourbon Whiskey from New York's Tuthilltown. The bottles are adorable too!





Favorite Recipes When You Entertain 
Michele's husband is the cook, but she does love serving Bittersweet Chocolate Lava Cakes with a Pomegranate Compote. CAKE RECIPE   COMPOTE RECIPE


Best New Year's Eve Party You've Attended 
While in college at a friend's house. My favorite New Year's Eve parties have always been at someone else's home! HERE is a great source of last minute party ideas, cocktails and recipes.


New Year's Eve Outfit 
A dressy sleeveless top like this ONE from Ralph Lauren


With a pair of wide leg pants and earrings like these from KAREN SUGARMAN DESIGNS


Any Resolutions You Care to Share?
Finish existing projects before starting new ones! Try not to jump to conclusions.  Read more works of fiction. 





Images: Grant Gibson Blog, Recipe Bridge

Minggu, 29 Maret 2015

Gorgeous in Gold


New Year's Eve is only a few days away and I hope you have your party plans set! I love metallics for entertaining this time of year.


For the Guest Bath


Elegant monogrammed soaps are the perfect finishing touch for your powder room when you are expecting company. You can find them HERE. Or wrap a box as a hostess gift. 



Sabtu, 28 Maret 2015

Glamorous Aprons - Who Knew?!





One look and you can see why ICE MILK APRONS are all the rage. With aprons this stylish, you may not want to take it off before your guests arrive! The apron arrives packaged with recipes in a jar like the one below. Love it!


$19M Wedding

In the current issue of W, I read about 23-year-old heiress Pedra Ecclestone who bought the Spelling Manor for $85M. She is the daughter of Formula One Bernie Eccleston and I suspect "Daddy Dearest" paid for her new Bel Air Estate. 





If this was not repulsive enough, I was really appalled to read she (at the wise old age of 22) spent $19M on her wedding. How is that even possible? See some of the costs below (and remember to convert British Pound Sterling to US Dollars). 









While I am a huge fan of the Peas, there has to be a better way to spend your money. Blech. 

Photos: W Magazine, Daily Mail UK


Jumat, 27 Maret 2015

Perfect New Year's Cocktail


Wondering what to serve at your New Year's Party (or to enjoy while cuddling on your couch while watching Dick Clark)? Why an Auld Lang Cocktail! RECIPE