Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Inspiration :: Home Design

Olivia Palermo Style ::

These photos of Olivia Palermo from the Marie Claire Spain April 2012 issue are especially stunning. She looks golden and natural, and her outfits are incredible. Also, that hair - color and style - is to die for.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Angel Food Cake ::

Angel food cake reminds me of my childhood. It was my favorite growing up - especially after receiving the children's book, "The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake". I remember making the cake with my mom... And she would make it often for birthdays and holidays. I haven't had it in years... time to bring it back! It's such a versatile dessert- try it with chocolate, peanut butter, ice cream, lemon or lime curd, berries... the list goes on.

For a perfect Easter dessert, try angel food cake, lemon curd, and raspberries!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pink Grapefruit Margarita ::

1/2 lime cut in wedges
Kosher salt
1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1/4 cup triple sec
3 freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups ice
1/2 cup white tequila
Makes 4 drinks
Rub the lime around the edge of each glass and then dip the rim lightly in a plate of kosher salt. Set aside let to dry. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec, and ice in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher and stir in the tequila. Serve ice cold.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Inspired By ::

... this gorgeous, blooming cupcake tower! It's perfect for a wedding or wedding shower. By mixing up the colors and floral decor, this idea really can be used for any occasion. I will definitely try to re-create this someday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kitchen Design :: Old Meets New

I am in love! ... a 17-foot-long, late 1800s, L-shaped oak table that once held bolts of fabric in a textile factory in France. "We loved that table so much, we designed the kitchen around it," designer Rozanne Jackson says. For more details on this beautiful kitchen, visit Southern Accents.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bahamas Wedding :: French meets Seaside

I'm loving all the details of this intimate beach wedding. From the woven light fixtures, striped tent, bright pink blooms, linens... everything is just right. It's French Provincial meets Beachy Chic and I love it all!

Inspired By :: Gypsy English Wedding

I know Kate Moss' gypsy fairytale wedding is old news, but I will never stop being inspired by it. Kate said, “I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus... The Great Gatsby." And that's exactly what it was. Neutral colors, white roses, white linens, candlesticks, hair wreaths, and soft, flowy ivory dresses... all set in an English countryside.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Iced Oatmeal Cookies ::

I made these iced oatmeal cookies last night and they were absolutely delicious. I didn't have shortening, so I used 1 cup of butter instead. I also left out the egg whites in the icing, and instead added a little bit more lemon juice and a splash of water. It turned out perfect, although next time I will add more icing to the cookies like pictured in the original recipe.
I will definitely make these again!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Vintage New York Photo Shoot ::

The pale pink, peach, and cream colors in this vintage photo shoot give it such a soft, romantic feel. It's part ballerina, part Parisian, part fairytale - and I'm completely inspired!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Home Design :: Blue + White

Blue and white is such a classic color combination. There are so many beautiful shades of blue - all of which go well with so many other colors. From fabric, to tile, to pottery, to linens, this color combo will never go out of style.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012