First (4 hour) Opera

You may have seen some of our fun on Instagram last weekend. We were both in New York City with our husbands to see Prince Igor at the New York Metropolitan Opera. I'd like to say that we are opera aficionados and we were well aware that this was the first time Prince Igor had been performed at the NY Met in 100 years, but to be honest, this was a first, for all of us! To attend an opera was on both of our bucket lists and seeing as my cousin, Maria Dolan is an opera singer and was performing in Prince Igor...and...seeing as the … [Read more...]

Life ~ Best of 2013

Our LIFE category is where we share a bit more of the behind the scenes of the LoveFeast lifestyle.  You will see a bit into our personal lives here as well as the beauty and inspiration we find along our journey. This year we started the year going to NYC Gift Fair.  It was there we found these beautiful hand embellished dishes which have become a popular item in LoveFeast Shop.  NY International Gift Fair This past summer we packed in all the good things that make summer special. LoveFeast Instagram Summer … [Read more...]

LoveFeast Instagram Summer Memories

Are you on Instagram? It's a fun downloadable app for capturing and sharing photos.  Kristin and I have found it to be a creative and fun outlet for capturing and sharing beauty, memories and inspiration!  On Instagram you can see a bit of our personal moments as well as some shop "behind the scenes" happenings in our LoveFeast Shop. Follow LoveFeast on Instagram HERE Where we share behind the scenes ~ our life, our shop and the beauty & inspiration we find all around us on our journey! Our summer looked a little like … [Read more...]

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...]

NY International Gift Fair

This past weekend, we were both in New York City for the NY International Gift Fair. This was our first time to the NYIGF. Last year, we went to the Atlanta Gift Show. These shows are trade shows for retailers who are in design, decor and gifts. It is basically floor, upon floor, building upon building, of products for your home. The first showroom we visited was the Global Designs showroom. Now, some vendors are protective of their products and ask that no pictures be taken, but many were more than willing to let us snap a few … [Read more...]

Assateague Island Beach

One of our favorite places in Maryland is Assateague Island Beach.  Assateague Island is a nationally protected 37 mile barrier island in Maryland.  Besides having a beautiful beach with lots of seashells, the island is home to a herd of wild ponies. It was the perfect place to spend our last day together after our LoveFeast Family Beach Week in Ocean City. The beach is perfect for a serene walk collecting shells. The waves and beach are great for boogie boarding. The occasional wild pony is part of … [Read more...]

LoveFeast Family Beach Week At Ocean City

The LoveFeast Family Beach Week was just perfect!  Our Brek Family of 6 road tripped it from the Minny-Apple to B'more to celebrate the Pots' oldest sons' graduation from high school.  Even though we have been Family Friends for 18 years, it was great to see our whole families instantaneously re-connect after 2 years!  We arrived just in time to help with the last minute prep for a Vintage Americana Graduation Party, before enjoying a week of rest at Ocean City, Maryland. After the party we headed to the beach.  Even though it … [Read more...]

Inspiration In An Italian Print Shop

About 4 years ago Kristin and I and our husbands, Todd and Devon, embarked on a week of Italian adventure.  It was the first time we had traveled together.  We were comfortable with eachother abroad as much as in our own backyards.   We drank the best wine, shared a wonderful table in Tuscany, found the best apartment right behind the Trevi Fountain that was spotless, and snacked from fresh local markets.  We discovered Todd and I are fast walkers.  One day as we meandered in a neighborhood somewhere near the Spanish Steps we … [Read more...]

Our Lucky Italian Table

Luck can be defined as the chance happening of a fortunate event.  Being at the right place in the right time - can open up more possibilities to help out good fortune.   Luck, if you will, may find you - and might even come straight to your table! Traveling in Italy can set you up for this right kind of luck.  In this case, luck found us at our Italian table.  We had set out to visit the Italian countryside of Tuscany, driving from Florance to Rome.  We were ready for adventure and surprises!  We were in Italy, after all, … [Read more...]