This Summer’s Scoop on Outdoor Dining with Style

IKEA, World Market, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table, Shop Fog Linen, Pottery Barm

IKEA, World Market, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table, Shop Fog Linen, Pottery Barm

Summer weather is here. Time to start dining alfresco again. This year, how about stepping up your game? No more flimsy paper plates, sitting on rickety folding chairs or eating the same ol’, same ol’.

Let’s resolve to picnic with panache. Grill like a gourmet. Make every cook-out a tad chic. For as we know, summer lasts but a season but good style endures forever.  Continue reading

Chill Out

#1 Chill out collage

Summer’s in full swing and the heat is on. Every night before bedtime, I give thanks for my trusty Trane air conditioner and for inventive products like these, designed to help us keep our cool whenever we dare step outside. A mix of quirky, practical and posh, each thrill with their ability to chill. Continue reading

Hey, Cookie!

Anthropologie.com

Anthropologie.com

Santa’s not the only one who’s into cookies. That’s why cookie jars are the perfect gift, especially this year. Why? Because designers have put a stylish spin on these snack keepers that’s witty, whimsical and downright fun. Continue reading

Achin’ for Bacon

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bhg.com

Last night, I realized that my love of cooking -and eating- is pretty much wrapped up in bacon.

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2 Fast-Fix Ways to Cook Eggs for Easter



Eggs and Easter go hand-in-hand.  We dye them, roll them across the lawn and perch the little pretties atop fluffy grass in baskets.  Best of all (at least to me), we eat them.  Eggs make tasty entrees, great side dishes and fluffy dessert souffles.  Got eggs on your Easter menu? Here are two egg-ceptionally fast and fashionable ways to fix and serve them. Continue reading

Won’t You Be My Valentine?

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and as we all know, it can be the sweetest day of the year if you plan things right.  So now’s the time to channel your inner-Cupid and focus on how to woo your honey in style. Continue reading