Our Diner en Noir

If you are unfamiliar with the annual “happening” titled Diner en Noir you can read more about it here. To briefly describe the concept, this is a dinner in an undisclosed location. Attendees are required to dress in all black and bring a table, chairs and decorations for their own table in black with pops […]

Winter 2015

Cheers to a happy and healthy 2015! As those of us in colder climates hunker down and clutch every opportunity to stay warm, there is a bright side to be found in even the simplest of pleasures. On this wintery wonderland of a day we are thinking of favorite dinners and inventive lunches to keep the body warm, […]

Summer Happy

  A friend sent the top left photo of her newly acquired Boutique burlap table runner atop her gorgeous picnic table and that has inspired this post. Via photo here is a little share of what this summer has produced: warm weather favorites like grilled vegetable kabobs and peaches, classic lime margarita, fruit in both textile […]

Valentine’s 5.0

We hosted our 5th annual Valentine’s party this year. And it was the most fun ever. So much fun in fact that I didn’t photograph any of the yummy food or venue. Instead I leave you with the above composition and your imagination to fill in the detail. We used lots of our own printed […]


  On Saturday February 16th Tommy and I celebrated Valentine’s for a second time this year and hosted our annual holiday party. Every year it grows a little bit larger and this year our guests were particularly creative. Two of them, Vale Bruck, furniture designer and Amy Young, owner of Leaves of Grass Floral Design […]

My Valentine

This year Tommy and I celebrated Valentine’s Day twice. Once on February 14th and again the Saturday following (post to follow). I figured since we were going to celebrate at home I would do it right! From top to bottom: Table set for two, T’s place is set with a sweet and savory chocolate bar […]

Valentine’s #4

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, but not for the obvious reason: that I have the most amazing, loving and handsome husband who I anticipate spending it with. This happens to also be true, but I love Valentine’s Day because the two of us get to spend it with many of the people […]

Evening for Twenty Part II

  While Tom and I were out deep sea fishing the morning after our Evening for Twenty, Jaime Alvarez was photographing our home empty of the party. He captures the clean version here of our living room updates alongside his photographs, shown above hanging in white frames. Jaime is a good friend and talented photographer […]

Evening for Twenty Part I

Click image to view full post >>   I love to design and to screen print and I love to cook and to eat delicious food. I especially love to do all of these things in good company. Quite often I get a bee in my bonnet to invite friends over for dinner. This gives […]