Red, White + Baby | Fourth of July Diary

Happy Monday! I feel like I’ve been on a holiday since the Fourth, because I went from celebrating in Malibu to resting in Michigan over the weekend. I’m still in my hometown, indulging in family time with Jake and Evan (and my mama!) on Lake Michigan. But before sharing more sweet snaps from this trip, I wanted to post some of my favorites from the Fourth of July. The Fourth…. Read more

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

Summer Entertaining by Candlelight

FriYAY = happiness, so let’s set the mood for a dreamy weekend with a candlelight dinner. Step up your plans with an alfresco meal over wine and candles. I love using candles as an alternative to flowers — especially if I’m hosting last-minute. I keep several candles of varying heights in the house, as a means of stepping up the mood. I always find people are more willing to spill their…. Read more

Summer Soirée with Angeleno Mag

If there’s ever an excuse to host a summertime soirée — I jump on it! So, when local magazine Angeleno wanted to round up a group of creative minds in the biz, I happily started planning. The friends, flowers + table setting details were easy to plan. But since I couldn’t solely serve grilled cheese and cocktails all night, I enlisted the help of Haute Chefs LA. They make an unbelievable…. Read more

Fourth of July: Weekend Diary

I’m currently on a life high. You know those moments you want to box up and infinitely keep? I had a lot of those over this Fourth of July weekend. It’s tradition in our family to also celebrate the evening of the third [why not honor the greatest country over two days]?! Our childhood friends fly in each year to bring midwest charm to the west coast, and we make…. Read more