Archives for April 2013

London Weekend ~ Places To See & Be

It's hard to fit it all into just one weekend! We saw Wicked, drank tea, had lunch in a pub with friends, visited the Tate Modern, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, visited Bourough Market and had a memorable dinner at The Ivy.  Mind the Gap! Do you have some favorite places to be and see in London?  We'd love to hear. … [Read more...]

New York City Weekend

A few weekends ago we went to New York City for the weekend to celebrate with our New York City friends over a beautiful private dinner with a menu created by The Sea Grill just for our party. Our table looked out to the skating rink at Rockefeller Center. While in the city, I walked around the streets feeling the energy and the awe that the city brings me. (Grand Central Station turns 100 this year!) I've been hearing good things about it for quite a while and Eataly lived up to its name! Our lunch on … [Read more...]

Paper Topiary Tree DIY

We are always looking to create a festive table whenever we throw a party or host an event. We created this paper topiary tree with materials from around the house.  Not only was it cost effective, we think it turned out quite festive.  This DIY Paper Topiary Tree decoration would be perfect for a reception table, wedding, or spring party. DIY Paper Topiary Tree Party Decoration Materials:  Hot Glue Gun, Pins, Scissors, Burlap, Old Vase, Wood Dowel, Brown Paper Bags, Dried Spanish Moss, Floral foam, Styrofoam Ball Step … [Read more...]

Asian Cole Slaw Recipe

Every now and then, Devon gets his culinary inspiration on and chops and sprinkles magic onto a dish. Most of the time, it comes unexpectedly and I am not around to capture it for you. But for this simple little dish, I was there with camera and pen and pencil in hand. A lot of times, his dishes are inspired by whatever is in our fridge. He's been known to clear out a refrigerator (Chris Ann can totally attest to this!) and whip up a gourmet meal with ingredients that were thought to be the scrapings of nothing. Looking in … [Read more...]

BlogLove™ Refresh & Renew Recap

Some weeks ago we hosted another BlogLove™ blogger networking event in Chris Ann's hometown of Minneapolis.  We had a great time meeting local bloggers new and old who came out for some small bites, inspiration and networking.  This BlogLove™ theme was "Refresh & Renew. We spread out a LoveFeast Table filled with delicious treats to go along with the signature drink from the evening, jarred Moss Mojitos fresh from a bucket of ice. Our amazing location hosts, Tina and Ryan of the sustainable … [Read more...]

The Dessert Course~Bread & Wine

People talk about their love language, whether it's a kind word, a gift, an act of service or a hug. For us, our love language is time at the table sharing a good meal, delicious wine and great conversations that linger into the night. In fact, it was the many meals we shared over the years, that inspired LoveFeast Table. There is something sacred that happens when you pull up a chair to a common table with a group of people. With candles flickering, scents of roasted lamb and caramelized onions wafting from the kitchen, the … [Read more...]

Batik: Using Natural Dye from Avocado

I have a thing for fabric. It's a love affair really that started years ago when thrifting and yard sale hopping with my mom. She collected dollies and vintage handkerchiefs which eventually became the adornment of a handmade pillow. My affair with fabric took hold when I had my own home to decorate. I've collected paper thin linen, antique napkins with initials stitched on the corners, embroidered dish towels edged in lace that I turned into kitchen curtains and runners woven together with fiber and metal. I love to layer … [Read more...]