In preparation for Valentine’s Day, I’ve started to transition the blooms around my home—and boutiques—to arrangements that feel a little more romantic. To further get into the spirit, I thought it would be fun to get some pointers from one of my frequent collaborators, Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon. I invited a few close friends […]
Decorating gingerbread houses with Amy Blessing has become a bit of tradition – and one of my favorite holiday activities with Rip and Tan (last year’s natural gingerbread houses seen here). With this in mind, I of course wanted to do the same again this year. And for this get-together we added even more fun, namely gingerbread […]
I’ve admired the work of Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, the amazing team behind Nickey Kehoe, for ages. Some of my favorite designers (with the most incredible eye) their shop is a no-fail favorite for items for home – particularly decorative accessories and tabletop. With this in mind, I loved the idea of creating a […]
It’s been some time since our last afternoon In the Kitchen, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it felt like the perfect opportunity. For this get-together, we were treated to inspiration and instruction (and an incredible vegetarian meal) from the lovely Dana Slatkin, aka the Beverly Hills Farmgirl. After friends invited me to a cooking […]
Some of my favorite get-togethers for the little ones have been those that combined the talents of the amazing Annie Campbell and Amy Blessing (our Halloween cooking and carving party seen here). So with the spooky holiday just around the corner, I couldn’t resist teaming up with these lovely ladies once again. Per usual, they blew […]
With summer in full swing, it felt the perfect time to once again get together for afternoon In the Kitchen with The Chalkboard Mag. And with Fourth of July celebrations right around the corner, we decided to throw a holiday-inspired picnic, complete with menu and decor suited for the occasion. To help with all the elements, we […]
I’ve been a fan of Kitchen Mouse owner Erica Daking (and her incredible vegan, gluten-free, farmer’s market food) ever since I met her through my good friend Kimberly Muller. So when we decided to plan a vegan-style BBQ to wrap up the season (stay tuned tomorrow for all the delicious details), I was so excited. For our late […]
I’ve had the pleasure of spending time in the kitchen with Claire Thomas – whose genuine love of food is literally contagious – on several occasions (our Halloween dinner and Easter cooking class seen here). So when she told me she was starting a delicious paleo (and sometimes raw/vegan) bakery with friend Laurel Gallucci, Sweet Laurel Bakery to be exact, I […]
As I shared this week, I’m big fan of all things Heather Taylor, especially her beautiful linens. I’ve been wanting to incorporate them into a dinner party, and a Cinco de Mayo get-together felt like the perfect opportunity. For the next in our Seasonal Entertaining series, Heather and I hosted a festive holiday dinner at […]
Cinco de Mayo is always a great excuse for a party, but this year it was especially so. For the next in our Spring Entertaining series, we hosted what would be the last big get-together in our home (we’re moving!) and it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the space and our time there with […]
With spring in the air, it felt time to once again get together with some of my favorite ladies for a laid-back afternoon of culinary inspiration and instruction. As always, we partnered with my go-to for all things beautiful and healthful, The Chalkboard Mag, and for the first time, the lovely Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm.
This year, rather than decorating valentines with the kids as we have in years past, I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit. Instead, we partnered with my good friend Candace Nelson, the lovely lady behind Sprinkles, and Amy Blessing for a cookie baking and decorating class designed with little ones in mind.
It’s been a few months since our last In the Kitchen with The Chalkboard Mag, and with the amorous holiday fast approaching, we had the perfect excuse for another afternoon of great food and great company. On the menu for this occasion: a cooking class that was all about sweets, courtesy of the lovely Annie Campbell, and Valentine’s Day decor that felt natural, with just a touch of vamp.
For Valentine’s Day this year – as I’ve shared before, this is one occasion that we definitely prefer to spend at home – we hosted a small get-together with family and close friends. The evening featured simple, sweet touches for a laid-back gathering that felt like the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.
One of my favorite holiday activities with the little ones is decorating gingerbread houses. And we had so much fun doing so last time with the wonderful Amy Blessing, that we had to do it again this season.