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3 CLEAN SAKE COCKTAILS TO KICK OFF YOUR NEW YEAR

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A HOLIDAY DIY PARTY: MAKING YOUR OWN COCKTAILS + GIFTS + TOASTS

December 28, 2017

The season of holiday festivities has been a wonderful one and I was thrilled to kick it off with this evening of custom made cocktails, gourmet toasts, and the loveliest gift boxes! The other week, I gathered with some good friends from Jardesca California Apertiva, The Know Space, and Haute Hope Gives to put together a Holiday DIY Party to inspire others to create their own gifts, and find ease and excitement in playing with some new recipes.

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AN EVENING OF REFLECTING ON 2017 WITH FRIENDS (AND ALOE LIQUEUR COCKTAILS)
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AN EVENING OF REFLECTING ON 2017 WITH FRIENDS (AND ALOE LIQUEUR COCKTAILS)

December 26, 2017

Hi Friends! I hope you’ve had an incredible season celebrating the holidays filled with much warmth and lots of memories. As we draw close to the end of the year, I wanted to be sure to practice slowing down, being present in the midst of a busy season, and reflect on the year with loved ones. I invited over close friends for an intentional evening to celebrate 2017 with some delicious bites and cocktails made with Chareau’s Aloe Liqueur!

On the menu for the evening were a few of my favorite dishes, a light and refreshing Chareau cocktail (see the recipe below!), and a question for the whole table to reflect on:

What has been the most defining experience of 2017 for you?

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9 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR HOLIDAY HOSTING
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9 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR HOLIDAY HOSTING

December 22, 2017

This time of the year means endless celebrations, family and friends, and often – hosting! Hosting can be such an intimidating word for many. The shopping, preparing, cooking, decorating, etc., can cause immense pressure. And yet, hosting others well is one of the best gifts you can ever give someone. Because true hosting, welcoming people into an authentic and safe space is sacred! This season, I’ve shared my 9 essential tips for holiday hosting with California Olive Oil to make the art of hosting a little less intimidating. From how to build a menu to a recipe for one of my favorite appetizers, these practical tools will offer you a bit of ease as you welcome people in this holiday season.

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the darling x aerie retreat: some recipes!

October 25, 2017

hi friends! Hope your week has been amazing so far. A few weeks back, I got to partner up with two AMAZING brands, Darling Magazine and Aerie and had the opportunity to host and cook for their retreat! We invited 20 women, and together spent a weekend in the Hamptons having some quality intentional rest time. We ate like queens, swam in the pool, I taught a personality workshop, and we explored the Ocean shore. The weekend was absolutely dreamy. Cooking for 20 women can be overwhelming, but with the help of my assistant and a few simple and beautiful recipes, the weekend was overwhelmingly enjoyable. I wanted to share a few of my favorite recipes with you that are some go-to’s for groups like this!

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Food Picky Bits

heirloom + garbanzo + basil salad with fresh lime

October 12, 2017

I love hosting more than anything- I love inviting people into space. But let’s be real- cooking for groups of people can be both exhausting and I N T I M I D A T I N G. This simple salad recipe is one that I love for fall. It’s vibrant. Packed with flavor and color and nutrients, it’s a guaranteed guest pleaser. And don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity… With only a few ingredients it’s still a knock out dish that will leave your friends feeling full and satisfied!

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