A Gorgeous DIY Cheese Board to Impress Your Guests

For me, cheese is probably one of my favorite food groups; like it should be a food group of its own so that I have a valid excuse to eat a ton of it. And when I refer to cheese, I’m not talking about those cheap presliced or shredded cheeses. I’m talking about buttery, triple-creme Brillat-Savarin or a pungent Morbier with a thin layer of ash running through the center. Cheeses

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Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

For me, summer is at it’s best when I’m outside in our backyard surrounded by friends and family, feasting on a simple, yet incredible meal. The wine is refreshing and flowing, the music is setting the perfect mood, a bonfire is crackling in the distance for late night smores, and the sun slowly melting away as we laugh into the night. It’s magical!  The beauty about Al Fresco dining is that

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Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken

Nothing beats a juicy, flavorful grilled chicken. Especially during the warmer months when we are in full-swing for outdoor entertaining and summer barbecues. What makes this Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken recipe so great, and ideal for entertaining is that most of the prepping can be done well ahead in advance. Grilling chickens in a spatchcock style also make for an interesting show on the grill. Something most people rarely

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Israeli Couscous Salad with Feta and Cucumbers

This Israeli Couscous Salad with Feta and Cucumbers has been on repeat in our household lately. It’s incredibly easy to make, light and refreshing. You can serve it with just about any main entree – chicken, fish, pork and even steak – but I seriously love just eating it alone. It fills you up, mainly because I eat the entire bowl! We usually double the recipe so we can snack on

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Just Tasted // 2016 Meadowcroft Rosé of Malbec Clements Hill

When summertime arrives with its sweltering heat and frizzy hair creating humidity, I immediately start stockpiling rosé wine like it’s nobody’s business! All of the “rosé all day” stuff they have out there on t-shirts, hats, bags… well, that’s for me people, because if it didn’t deem me an immediate alcoholic, I would be sipping on rosé from the moment I wake up, until bedtime. It is quite possibly my

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Currently Loving // Tropical Vacay Vibes

I’ve been struck with a serious case of wanderlust lately and I can’t get it out of my head! I find myself daydreaming of warm sandy beaches, the cool ocean air filling my lungs, crystal-clear waters teeming with breathtaking wildlife, and lush palm trees swaying in the gentle breezes. In addition to lounging by the pool with a mai tai in hand, not a care in the world to weigh me

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Summer Tomato Salad with Grilled Corn, Mozzarella, and Basil

This summer tomato salad has everything you want in a warm weather, ready for entertaining, easy to prepare summer dish. Vine ripe tomatoes, grilled sweet corn, basil picked right out of the garden only moments before, fresh Ciliegine Mozzarella and paper thin slices of red onion tossed together in a bright and refreshing dressing of extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. It’s simple and uncomplicated, but the flavors

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Cucumber Rosemary Paloma + an update!

You may think you’re seeing doubles with this Cucumber Rosemary Paloma or an odd repeat from last week. On the contrary, I promise you this is not sheer laziness on my behalf by giving you a wildly delicious variation of the Raspberry Mint Paloma we featured last week for Cinco de Mayo. You see, a few weeks ago my friend Rachel, from Rachel’s Lookbook, and I had an impromptu girls

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Raspberry Mint Paloma Cocktail

Every year, when Cinco de Mayo rolls around, I suddenly find myself fighting off an uncontrollable desire to overdosing on guacamole, chips, and margaritas. Are you with me on this? I mean, come on, who doesn’t love a holiday that gives us an excuse to indulge in our favorite foods? So it’s safe to say I will be eating enough guacamole to feed a small country. At the same time, I think

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DIY // Modern Hanging Jewelry Organizer

I have an unhealthy amount of jewelry and so much of it never gets worn because I have nowhere to display it. A perfect example of the “out-of-sight-out-of-mind” type of issue. A few years ago I made a similar hanging jewelry organizer hoping to solve my issue and give all of my lovely jewels some equal wear time. Unfortunately, it was a bit small and the way it hung gave

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