Currently Loving // Charming Charleston

I’m overflowing with excitement right now, friends! Adam and I are traveling back to Charleston at the end of the month!! Okay, let me rephrase this… I’m excited but at the same time uber stressed out about it, but then crazily excited again! Let me give you a quick back story and mainly why I’m so stressed out, haha! About a month ago we received a letter from our storage unit

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The Peachy Keen Cocktail

You know it’s officially summer when the farmer’s markets are overflowing with a tempting variety of sweet peaches. I’ve been especially drawn to these punched-down versions of a white peach, called a Donut Peach. I love their little squatty, orbital bodies, haha! They really do resemble a donut in a way, however, the flavor is so incredible. Delicately sweet with a hint of floral. I’m dreaming of all the things

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A Very Patriotic Fourth of July Ombre Cake

Get excited! The 4th of July is only moments away! Which means there’s going to be some serious parties and spectacular fireworks to finish off the night! How is this not one of the best holidays of the year, right? Well, we’re setting this one apart with a patriotic Fourth of July Ombre Cake that’s sure to be a spectacular show of its own. A delicate white cake with a hint

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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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