This recipe is for my sister Kath, who said the world could use a new chicken salad recipe - specifically one with crunch that does not involve celery. It's a spin on all of those BLTs we ate growing up, and will hopefully remind you of summer during this seemingly endless deep freeze. Crisp-cooked bacon … Continue reading BLT Chicken Salad with Basil and Grilled Avocado
App Obsession: Waterlogue
Last week my friend Domonique mentioned the app Waterlogue in her Friday Favorites post, so I had to check it out immediately. Waterlogue miraculously transforms your photos into watercolor paintings with the click of a button. Fair warning: I was up hours past my bedtime playing around and watching the magic happen. The following are … Continue reading App Obsession: Waterlogue
This long, treacherous winter has me longing to skip spring altogether and jump into the warmth of a lazy mid-summer day. I've been dreaming of green - not scattered shoots of crocuses or the chartreuse of emerging leaves, but vibrant swaths of treetop and grass so lush that it begs for bare feet. Steinbeck wrote … Continue reading Mid-Summer Green
Make Me Blush
Pale blush was a favorite shade on the runways for Spring 2014, making silky underpinnings and accessories in this flattering hue the perfect choice for a Valentine's indulgence. What woman wouldn't want a hint of spring next to her skin even if she's bundled under layers of cashmere? I am absolutely wild over those Stella … Continue reading Make Me Blush
Game Day Chili
This chili comes together easily and tastes even better the next day, leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the game. Extra points for the bubbly cheese. Game Day Chili makes 8 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium yellow or white onions, small diced 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 poblano pepper, small … Continue reading Game Day Chili
A Surprise Trip to Tahoe
When I created this blog (my first post exactly two years ago), I never imagined it would bring a wonderful friend who lives 2,000 miles away in San Francisco. Domonique and I were introduced by our mutual friend Janet, my sorority pledge mom at DePauw. She knew that we held similar interests (Domonique pens the … Continue reading A Surprise Trip to Tahoe
Cocktail Hour: The Manhattan
I'm thrilled that Michael, our favorite mixologist, is back with a classic cocktail to warm us on these frigid winter days. Read on to master the art of the Manhattan, then relax, grab a book, and light a fire. Five o'clock is calling... As we all come off our holiday hiatus, it is traditional to … Continue reading Cocktail Hour: The Manhattan
Welcome, 2014! I’ve been waiting for you.
Our family closed 2013 skiing with close friends in Northern Michigan where subzero windchills kept all but diehard skiers off of the slopes. The cold may have prevented us from spending the entire day outside, but paired with a new-fallen blanket of snow, it brought the gift of quiet which was almost as beautiful as … Continue reading Welcome, 2014! I’ve been waiting for you.
Last Minute Gift Guide for Him 2013
Yes it's true - only 9 shopping days left until Christmas. Don't panic! Build a fire, pour a glass of wine, pull out your laptop, and shop the last minute gift guide. I've got your back. He'll be the coolest one at the tailgate. Smathers & Branson Lumberjack Plaid Needlepoint Flask here. Keep him smooth and … Continue reading Last Minute Gift Guide for Him 2013