When you attend a get-together thrown by caterer and party-planner Annie Campbell, you can count on one thing (apart from easy, chic decor), and that is beyond-amazing food and drink. For her recent backyard get-together in celebration of National Watermelon Day (where she wore my plaid linen crop shell top), the same held true. Featuring […]
When it comes to get-togethers all at once wonderfully unfussy and expertly planned, one of my favorites is the lovely and talented Annie Campbell – and her recent party in celebration of National Watermelon Day highlighted all the reasons why. Featuring as-always amazing food and drink and chic and easy theme-perfect decor, it was a laid-back summer get-together […]
By now you know that I love an excuse to throw a get-together, no matter what the occasion. That said, it doesn’t always have to be a labor-intensive affair. In fact, the casual, no-fuss gatherings are often some of my favorites. With this in mind, after being reminded of Heirloom LA’s next-level food at our most […]
I’ve yet to visit Peggy North’s Venice gem, Fire and Creme, and leave uninspired. And on a recent visit, I was so in love with the all adorable cherry items she had in-store, I just had to throw a party for the little ones that incorporated them. To put it all together, I asked Peggy to […]
As I shared yesterday, our most recent In The Kitchen with The Chalkboard Mag featured Fourth of July-themed decor elements and a meal to match. And for this get-together, we were lucky enough to have Matt Poley of Heirloom LA walk us through creating an inspired picnic menu perfect for the occasion. I was first introduced […]
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 […]
Our most recent visit to Ojai was filled with doing, seeing and enjoying, and one of the highlights was a backyard barbecue at the home of my dear friend Yifat Oren. She and I have known each other for years – she planned my wedding, and we’ve been friends ever since – and always love […]
My birthday dinner was everything I hoped it would be – a wonderful meal surrounded by the people I love most. And with temperatures that have been on the warm side to say the least, it was so nice to have a celebration that felt like a perfect transition into the season ahead.
For my birthday dinner this year, I was so happy to be able to enjoy a low-key celebration with my family. Held at my parents’ home in Santa Monica, it was the perfect conclusion to a busy summer, and featured elements from some of my favorite go-tos for get-togethers both big and small.
Yesterday, I shared all of the lovely design elements for Stephanie Schur’s special day. Today: all of the delicious details. Created by the always-amazing Annie Campbell, the vegetarian menu inspired by what was “seasonal, summery and best” at the Santa Monica Farmers Market was everything Stephanie had hoped for and more.
Within these pages, I’ve often mentioned my love for Stephanie Schur, and her exquisite flower shop, Botany – a long-time friend, she is as lovely as the arrangements she creates. With her third beautiful baby on the way, a celebration was in order, and the day itself was one filled with joy and love.
For the next in our series of seasonal entertaining posts, a charming, relaxed get-together hosted by my friend and insanely talented jewelry designer, Irene Neuwirth.
For the latest installment in our seasonal entertaining series, it was all about fun (and of course fabulous food and drink) as Annie Campbell hosted a game night featuring elevated B.L.T. sandwiches as the star of the show.
For the second in a series of seasonal entertaining posts hosted by some of my nearest and dearest: a simple, authentic dinner party with girlfriends, thrown by the amazing Annie Campbell of Annie Campbell Catering.
With the picnic season in full swing, I asked a few of my culinary favorites for the perfect, packable salads for such an occasion.