Spring has sprung, and I’m celebrating this weekend with all my best girlfriends in Charleston. I couldn’t imagine a better place or people to start this glorious season with. Here’s five links as always!
In case you’re hosting this holiday, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous Marcia, of Smart in the Kitchen, to bring y’all some easy, deicious appetizers and cocktails! When I think of the holidays I think bubbly so a festive champagne cocktail is right up my alley. We made this prosecco pomegranate spritz recipe for a dinner party the other night and it was a hit! I’m hosting an ornament party later this week and think I’ll try the pomegranate and cranberry sangria recipe, which is a great recipe for a larger crowd.
Baked brie is also one of my go-to’s for Christmas and Marcia’s version is my favorite yet. The Meyer lemon cranberry sauce is to die for! I love having something sweet to set out for guests (or me!) and this Peppermint bark is a simple sweet treat. It’s been tempting me this entire holiday season. I have some family members who are gluten free so I’m going to make this GF apple crisp recipe for Christmas dinner. Now I think I’ll go have a snack because just writing this post is making me hungry. Cheers to you and yours!!
When the team at Dazzling Decor asked us to style one of their bar carts, it was a no brainer for today’s holiday entertaining post. I love the mix of gold, glass and luxe green marble on this gorgeous piece. I’ve always wanted one for my home, but never found the perfect spot for one. I love how today’s bar cart turned out, it’s functional as a spot for cocktails and appetizers and looks so festive and chic!
Details| bar cart, gold rocks glasses, coasters, candle and serving trays are all courtesy of Dazzling Decor in Houston. Be sure to follow this fabulous spot for all things interiors on Instagram!
My dress is by Saloni, Marcia’s necklace is Ranjana Khan, both carried at Tootsies.
Houston is a happy place to be this weekend after an epic World Series win for our Astros. It feels fitting that this mood fill the city as we enter the holiday season. Today, I bring you five happy things to indulge in all the joy you can over the weekend.
I’m particularly excited for the wedding we have this weekend. The bride and I go way back to elementary school and several college besties are coming in town, so I can’t wait to see them. Especially with my news: I’m engaged! I couldn’t be happier and hope to share bits and pieces along the way with you here.
Hi and a very happy Friday! I’m so thrilled to be staying put in Houston this weekend. I plan to find a proper place for everything in my new house, get a car wash and celebrate a good friend’s birthday here in town. What’s up with you? Enjoy these five finds from around the web!
For all the coffee lovers, care to make your own batch of cold brew?
Lots of people advocate for living by a personal mantra, but I prefer this idea of making several personal commandments to live by.
This red raincoat is on sale and sort of necessary for the perpetual afternoon showers hitting Houston.
My sis does abstract art! Shop her site or work with her on a custom commission.
For all those still mourning the loss of Sex and the City, The Bold Type may cure your blues.
Fourth of July always comes right when we all need it. Summer boredom may have ensued for those of you with kids home from school, and adults are ready to be off duty for an extended weekend. Whether the American holiday takes you near or far, I hope it’s chock-full of summer fun. Five links as always!
I’ve given in to the basket bag craze, and I’m glad to see Garance has too.
A move forced me into a closet refresh, and it’s true: slimming down your wardrobe makes your most beloved items feel special again.
I’m in California again–this time, for work–and I’m so glad to be back. LZ’s snaps from Santa Barbara gave me the beach blues. Per usual, the links are not unrelated to what’s been on my mind this week–cooling down with iced coffee, coastal travels and being with girlfriends. Enjoy!
Which coffee camp are you in – can’t live with or without it? Goop gives us the real scoop on whether the bean is good for us.