Posts tagged "entertaining"
Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

I’ve been living-up summer like a maniac these past few days. I refuse to knowledge the back-to-school advertisements on television or read any emails telling me to stock up on autumn essentials. It’s just too soon ~ What’s with the rush!?! Regardless of the calendar’s seasonal shift, I will most certainly continue to drink vats of...
¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

  Hola at me party peoples! Spring fiesta-timing is in full swing and this month I’ve been incredibly honored to be producing festive entertaining content for HGTV.com. Cinco De Mayo might be one of my favorite holidays eating/hosting-wise and living in Southern California certainly allows me to indulge in authentic Mexican culture any day of...
Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Sure. Fine. This song has been on the billboard charts for weeks…reality: months! That doesn’t mean I’m still  not playing it full blast, eight times on repeat and dancing like no one’s looking. Because that’s what I’m doing…hard. Is there anything else that screams new year /new hustle jam like Rhianna’s Diamonds? I think not....
Holiday Cocktail Hour With Nathan Hazard

Holiday Cocktail Hour With Nathan Hazard

  I’ve known Nathan Hazard for a while now and he’s made me plenty o’ cocktails. Works of art actually. He takes great pride in his craft. Each ingredient used is carefully sourced or created from scratch. Each drinking vessel is hand selected to accommodate the theme… And every cocktail he creates is surprising, unique...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

 Retail Therapy: Wooden Tripod Antler  Candle Sticks, Metallic Cable Knit Table Runner & White Ceramic and Wood Vase — All West Elm //  Midas Glassware Collection — Design Within Reach  /// D to the I.Y: Metallic Spray Paint  — Available at Home Depot & Walnut Hallow Basswood Country Round® Series — Available at Micheal’s Craft...
Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Summer is still holding on tightly around these parts and you won’t hear me complaining about the extra weekend evenings eating outdoors. I am, however, feeling a bit conflicted. Romantically craving the crisp autumn air and heartier meals…but not quite ready to let go of the ridiculously flavorful tomatoes and beefy avocados that seem to...
The Parker Palm Springs Style: Entertaining At Home

The Parker Palm Springs Style: Entertaining At Home

  Clearly I’m not ready to let go of Palm Springs just yet and with summer entertaining right around the corner I’ve decided to throw a little glam flair into my outdoor space. Is there anything more gorgeous than candy colored mid century wire furniture? Absolutely not. It’s a must, as is this croquet set....
Thanksgiving: Pretty Up Yo' Table!

Thanksgiving: Pretty Up Yo’ Table!

 ’Tis the season to start dressing thee table! Orrrrr….to give your host a lovely treat. Either way, I must share a few of my new crush worthy items which are perfect for the quickly approaching festivities. A little mid-century modern, a little rustic…all with a bit of whimsy and class. Let’s cut to the chase…I want them...
Casa De Nerd: Lobster Boil 2011

Casa De Nerd: Lobster Boil 2011

Sometimes a lady gets a certain urge. Sometimes that urge is to buy an 82 qt Bayou Stock Pot (Oh the dangers of late night internet shopping). And yes, while I could have gone with a more petite 24 qt variety, this stainless steel mamma-jamma was calling my name. It is severely impressive! A thing of...
Avocado Recipes³ : It's So Easy Being Green

Avocado Recipes³ : It’s So Easy Being Green

Did you know the avocado is sometimes called “The Alligator Pear”?? I didn’t. What I do know is that I am in love with them! They are a necessity of my eating life. Heck,  for the last three years I’ve been growing a tree from a seed with hopes that one day (most likely 80...
Cinco De Mayo: Pulled Pork Tacos & Pear Infused Cocktail

Cinco De Mayo: Pulled Pork Tacos & Pear Infused Cocktail

I am definitely a person who does not need an excuse to throw a fiesta. I’m  one of those “Every Weekend/Is it a Public Holiday?/Let’s break out the Tijuana Brass Record” type of party maker. Can I hear a Woop!? I’m also no stranger to the taco. I looove them. I’ve even dedicated a day...