I have long been a fan of the work of Kristen Caissie from Moon Canyon Design, so when my friend Maurice of Bloom & Plume connected us, I was thrilled. Moon Canyon specializes in flowers and styling, handcrafting beautiful, intimate details for gatherings of all types. But perhaps what they are becoming most recognized for, is their signature wreaths. Insanely gorgeous, they also smell heavenly, and can be used in the traditional sense or as a stunning centerpiece.
Even though I have come to learn that Cinco de Mayo is not an actual holiday in Mexico, it has grown to become quite a tradition in our home – an excuse to drink margaritas and eat delicious food! We kept the party going this year, and invited some friends and family over for a great night of fun and festivities.
Since our last In the Veggie Kitchen: Easter class was such a success, we decided to do something similar for Mother’s Day. This time we teamed up with The Chalkboard and Barrett from Valleybrink Road to learn how to make several gluten-free desserts that would make great additions to any Mother’s Day brunch.
My friend Kimberly Muller, whom by now you all know quite well, wrote a wonderful book last year entitled Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid. It is a beautiful book with a beautiful message, teaching our kids to protect and respect our oceans. We decided it would be a great idea to put together a mermaid tea party to celebrate Earth Day. It was such a special day, and a little girl’s dream come true – an English tea party with a real mermaid.
I can’t believe we are already celebrating Ripley’s second birthday, but it’s here! Ripley absolutely loves pigs and bunnies, so a country fair for the ladies felt like the perfect theme. Not knowing exactly what my version of a country fair looked like, I was inspired by different parties I found on Pinterest and ran with it. We had a small group of little girls over for the festivities, and Ripley had a great day.
After two delicious In the Vegan Kitchen cooking classes with The Chalkboard, we decided that since our next class would be Easter, it should be a vegetarian class – it’s not really Easter without eggs! We teamed up with the amazing Annie Campbell and her best friend and collaborator Amy Blessing to create the perfect Easter brunch.
Richard and I dread going out for Valentine’s Day dinner every year. So instead, for the last couple years we’ve invited a group of friends over with their little ones for a casual dinner, which was super fun. Here’s what we did this year.
As you know, I love having fresh flowers around but don’t always know how to do them myself without them looking like an amateur arranged them. Thank god for Maurice Harris of Bloom and Plume, who is the best teacher!
For Hanukkah, an intimate dinner for close friends and family at our house has become a tradition. It’s one of my favorite dinners and the entire family looks forward to it.
For our second post in our In the Vegan Kitchen series with The Chalkboard, we wanted to learn and share some delicious vegan Christmas dishes for all of you who are entertaining this holiday season.
This year, we hosted a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our house for family and friends. Richard and I loved having everyone here and everyone left totally stuffed!
Inspired by my incredible husband – who’s been a vegan for almost a year! – Rip+Tan and The Chalkboard teamed up to do a series of posts over this holiday season called In the Vegan Kitchen. For our first class, the amazing Annie Campbell of Apres Fete came up with a delicious vegan menu for Thanksgiving.
For Tanner’s 4th birthday, all he wanted was a pirate party. We had a blast planning it together and decorating the house. It turned out beautifully and everyone had a great time – we all channeled our inner pirate, which made the party that much more festive!
For my 30th birthday I had an intimate Moroccan dinner party in my back yard. I wanted this birthday to be really laid back and casual so I could truly enjoy my nearest and dearest. My good friend Leanne turned me onto Annie Campbell to help me with everything.
I hosted a dinner at my house for my close friend Jenna to celebrate her 30th birthday and wanted to share the table settings with you. I picked herbs from my vegetable garden and created simple organic arrangements that looked and smelled beautiful.