Fruit Tart

Fruit Tart

Whenever I walk into a bakery the fruit tarts are always the first thing to catch my eye. Jewel-like berries sitting on a sweet cream cheese filling, and that flakey crust…le sigh. When we lived…

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Preparing for House Guests

Preparing for House Guests

It’s a dream of mine to run a bed and breakfast, and this past week I got a taste of it as I prepared our apartment for friends visiting San Francisco for their honeymoon. David…

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Springtime Sunday Brunch

Springtime Sunday Brunch

Once we started hosting an annual Easter brunch, this holiday quickly became one of my favorites. What could be better than filling our apartment with friends, family and flowers? This Easter I chose the happiest…

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Hazelnut, Honey, Sage, and Burrata Crostini

Hazelnut, Honey, Sage, and Burrata Crostini

I threw together this combination as an appetizer for our Easter Brunch this year, thought it sounded good and served it without tasting the final product. (Not a hosting best-practice mind you!) I came out…

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Easy Crème Brûlée

Easy Crème Brûlée

This was one of the first “fancy” recipes I mastered post-college, taken from Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris cookbook. I’ve made this so many times I’ve memorized the recipe but it never gets old! I…

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Hawaiian Birthday Party

Hawaiian Birthday Party

Aloha from San Francisco! Last month my dear friend, Esther, approached me to plan an elegant house party for her husband’s 40th birthday. Knowing that Hawaii has been a special place for them throughout their…

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Baby Shower Blooms

Baby Shower Blooms

I’m excited to share photos of the floral arrangements I made for my friend, Boonsri‘s, baby shower. Today is her due date and we’re all so eager to meet her baby boy! I created low…

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Eccentric Billionaire Cocktail

Eccentric Billionaire Cocktail

Ever since my best friend, Paige, introduced me to this drink at my 30th birthday, it’s been my go-to winter cocktail for large parties and casual get-togethers alike. Inspired by Employee’s Only’s Billionaire Cocktail, my…

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New Year’s Eve Bash

New Year’s Eve Bash

After a string of casual New Year’s Eve celebrations the past few years I was in the mood for something, well, utterly fabulous. Our friends, Clayton and Sarah had mentioned that they wanted to make…

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The Thanksgiving Table

The Thanksgiving Table

Dinner Plates // Salad Plates // Tablecloth – old (similar) // Wine Glasses // Green Water Glasses – old (similar) // Short Candlesticks – old (similar) // Tall Candlesticks – old (similar) Can you believe…

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