Jumat, 31 Juli 2015

Super Bowl Fun

Those of us living in Boston are still trying to figure out what happened in the playoffs game with the Pats. Just terrible! But if you are having folks over to watch the game here are some fun ideas for snacks.

For party favors, how about one of these COOKIES favors wrapped in cello bags with a red and purple ribbons.

Make the Football Whoppie Pies - so cute! RECIPE

Finger food with a bit more flair than chips and salsa. All the details HERE

Mini Burgers from BITE BY BITE by our friend Peter Callahan

Or Baked Ravioli RECIPE

And Garlic Bread RECIPE

Senin, 27 Juli 2015

Set A Spring Table

Everywhere I look in Boston there are piles of snow that will likely linger until April. With the forecast calling for rain/sleet/snow mix for the next three days I am dreaming of spring! I have a set of HEN HOUSE LINENS and I love their products. Luh-ve! 

Jenny Davis is the head of the company and a native of North Carolina. She believes in true southern hospitality and enjoying a good meal with family and friends. Be sure to check out their products and stock up for spring entertaining.

Sabtu, 25 Juli 2015

Best Find in 2012

Now you don't have to be a socialite or a Wall Streeter to have a driver at your service.  My best find in 2012 is UBER - your own private car service.

Download the app on your iPhone and you can order a town car in minutes for prices competitive with a cab. Genius! It is all billed through your phone (tip too) and you get a text when your car is en route and when it is pulling up to your door (or wherever you may be).

The drivers are so professional and it is so easy. I am addicted. Uber is in many major US cities so check it out! Besides...you should arrive at your next event in style!

Photos: Huffington Post, New York Times and Uber

Jumat, 24 Juli 2015

Holiday Wishes

Happy holidays to all of our wonderful readers and best wishes for a joyous 2013! I will be back in early January with new posts. But for now I am going to unplug and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. 

Photo: Martha Stewart

Wowed by Wu

I rarely post about fashion on this blog, but I decided to make an exception for the crazy talented Jason Wu.

Most of us learned about him when Michelle Obama wore one of this dresses to the first inaugural ball. Simply stunning.

And then Mrs. Obama did a two-peat and wore another one of his dresses on Monday. I am loving this bold red dress!

Wu's sketch for the dress that he shared on Twitter.

I started being interested in Wu when I learned we both graduated from the same boarding school - Loomis Chaffee. Go LC! Since he is still young it will be terrific to watch the progress of his career. Congrats to Jason!

Photos: Beauty and the Beat Blog, US Magazine, Luxq, Huffington Post

Selasa, 21 Juli 2015

White House Christmas

While packing to leave for the holidays I watched a special on NBC about families in the White House and how they celebrate the holidays. It was such fun and inspired a post.

Nobody had more classic style than Jackie and the Kennedy Clan.

The Reagans

The Clintons

The Bushes

And the current First Family

Photos: Habitually Chic, Tumblr, White House, Fox News, 44D, Rented Bliss, BET