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February 15th, 2014 - 7:38 pm § in ENTERTAINING

Adventures in Floral Arranging (part one)

To me, fresh flowers are small yet wonderful luxury. A small goal of mine this year is to get better at arranging fresh flowers. As it’s something that does not come naturally to me, I decided to start with something simple. I picked up these hydrangea blooms at Trader Joe’s for about si[...]

December 18th, 2012 - 10:11 pm § in BOSTON, ENTERTAINING, FOOD

Happy 30th Birthday To Me!

After whirlwind trips to Paris and London, I came home to properly celebrate my 30th birthday. A 30th birthday comes but once in a lifetime and I couldn’t have been happier to celebrate with friends and family. And, in the true spirit of such an occasion, the celebrating actually started over [...]

October 27th, 2012 - 10:29 am § in ENTERTAINING, NIGHTLIFE

On The Town: Pumpkin Beer with a Pumpkin Spiced Rim – Pour House

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Though my passion for pumpkin flavored coffee, baked goods and savory recipes is not limited to the fall, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of these special limited time items. Case and point – pumpkin beer! Recently, I met my dear [...]

August 25th, 2012 - 3:44 pm § in ENTERTAINING, RECIPES, TRAVEL

Easy Entertaining: Three Colorful and Delicious Dinner Party Salads

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, or planning a special at home dinner, a delicious salad can leave a lasting impression. To truly wow your dinner companions, think beyond the traditional “house salad” of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and carrots and seek inspiration from vibran[...]

April 30th, 2012 - 7:09 pm § in ENTERTAINING, RECIPES

Easy Entertaining: Hosting an Elegant At-Home Bridal Shower

Editor’s Note: It must be wedding season, because this useful blog entry I wrote two years ago is getting a lot of hits lately. In the spirit of sharing, I’m re-publishing for new blog readers. Enjoy! The prospect of throwing an at-home bridal shower can seem daunting – and rightfu[...]