Friday, May 20, 2011

Sneak peek

My brother is getting married tomorrow so we are having a rehearsal dinner and welcome party tonight, hosted by my family. I made some paper accessories, can't wait to see how they look on the tables!

Monday, May 16, 2011

bhldn decor shop

BHLDN is now selling decorative accessories in a variety of colors. Pricey, but pretty!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bodega flowers

The ladies from Little Flower School were featured in a handy tutorial on how to create an appealing arrangement from flower-stand at-the-deli-type flowers. Read here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Braised artichokes

YUM. Tried this recipe last weekend and it was easy + delicious. From Food network.


  • 2 lemons
  • 3 artichokes
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Fill a medium bowl with water and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon in the bowl, tossing in the lemon halves as well. Rinse each artichoke and trim 1/2-inch off of the stalk. Trim 1-inch off the top of each artichoke. Then cut each artichoke in half, from stalk to tip, and remove the choke with a spoon. Remove the tough outer leaves and trim the outside of the stalk with a paring knife. Add the prepped artichokes to the bowl of lemon water to keep from browning.

Slice the remaining lemon. In a baking dish large enough to place the artichokes in 1 even layer, place the slices in the dish to form a bed for the artichokes. In the center of each artichoke, add a garlic half and drizzle with half the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then place cut side down on top of the lemon slices. Pour the chicken stock around the sides, drizzle the remaining olive oil over the tops of the artichokes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover and firmly seal with aluminum foil. Bake in the oven until fork-tender and the leaves peel off easily, about 1 hour.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Recent roundup

Pimm's cup and mint juleps for Derby watching.

Green City Market opened outdoors for the season on Saturday at Clark & Lincoln. Great new addition- the breakfast sandwich at Sunday Dinner. Scrambled eggs, goat cheese, ramps, asparagus and herbs on a toasty grilled ciabatta. Yummmmm. We also got pork chops and asparagus for dinner, plus potted herbs (with a stop at Old Town Gardens for annuals) for finally planting our flower boxes. It was an aggressive Saturday!

Butterflies and bellinis at the Lululemon opening in south Miami. Super fun with bongo drums, yummy snacks and some really buff, bendy people doing yoga demonstrations. Really into the new "pink mist" color. Super cute.

Calypso for Target launched on May 1 and definitely worth a trip. The girl's apparel, women's accessories and dinnerware were highlights. I may go back for the straw tote.

Visited with some of my favorite little people ever. Its amazing how entertaining sand can be. For HOURS.