How-To: Spiked Pink Lemonade

On Wednesdays, we wear PINK… (and we drink pink, too)! You’re about to fall in love with this pink lemonade recipe. It’s almost too adorable to sip. I’ve been making it for friends all summer, and serving it in these super cute glasses from Anthropologie. Garnish your glass with mint, a lemon slice + a festive straw — and your drink will look like it’s straight out of your favorite…. Read more

Fun on the Fourth with Harper’s Bazaar

I love any excuse to throw a party [especially beachside], so the Fourth is my kind of holiday. If you’re looking for a little tableside inspiration, you’ll love these fun and festive tricks I’m sharing alongside Harper’s Bazaar. A few ideas? Keep your table relaxed by opting for sand, succulents and small votive candles as centerpieces. Combine subtle hints of red, white and blue on the table, and have fun with…. Read more

How to Create a Killer Hot Cocoa Bar

As a Michigan native, I know a cup of hot cocoa in mid-January is a life saver. What else makes you smile during snowpocalypse? I brought a little piece of home to sunny California last week, in setting up a hot chocolate bar for some friends. Maybe it’s not the healthiest of soirées, but organic marshmallows don’t have calories… right? Wrong. But there’s something about this childhood favorite that makes me feel warm…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Bottle Up the Bliss

I’m writing to you this morning from the corner of my bedroom, curled up with a cup of coffee. My heart feels grateful and all grown up. My husband and I celebrated our new house over the weekend. We moved in months ago, but it took time to get settled. Our family and friends made our place feel like a home on Saturday. It was full and happy. Really, really happy….. Read more

Set a Festive Snacks Table for Fall

It’s the weekend! Thank goodness. I love to entertain on the weekend, but it’s always unplanned. I’m not one who can magically whip up dozens of homemade appetizers. However, I know the speediest route to the store and I’ve gotten good at setting stellar snacks tables. It’s all about the presentation, and inspiration is everywhere. Try using dried leaves from your yard. Grab a small branch to accessorize your table, plus…. Read more