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England! A life (a little) disrupted…

April 2, 2018

I spent my 33rd birthday in England.
With friends, at a wine bar, then out later for dancing.
33 is the Jesus year. I remember the year approaching, feeling excited, overwhelmed, and completely shocked that I was actually 33. Already. How did that happen? Life- it just goes and goes and turns and sometimes we find ourself in spaces we never would have foresaw.

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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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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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halloween cocktail roundup

October 28, 2016

It’s that time of year friends, for spooks and costumes and endless sugar rushes. Halloween is a fun holiday; in my mind, it ushers in the rest of fall, and brings us closer to slow times with family and the people we love. Plus, how fun is it to get dressed up once a year and bring out that childlike nature in all of us?! This Halloween, I’ve rounded up 4 of my favorite spooktastic cocktails. These adult libations are a great fit for any Halloween party, and add to the playful fun of October’s ending celebration.

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whisk and whittle

October 4, 2016

Awhile back, I had the pleasure of hosting a Women & Whiskies evening at my loft. Our night revolved around the beautiful and seasonal flowers of early summer and included flowery whiskey cocktails {of course}, a delicious dinner spread, and cake. Oh guys, these cakes. To feast your eyes and stomach on these creations is pure heaven, all thanks to one fabulous gal.

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Inspiration Places Series The Table

the darling retreat

September 30, 2016

I love retreats- they’re a time to get away from your normal pace of life, recalibrate in a new environment, and take on a different world for just a bit. Darling Magazine has hosted a few creative retreats, and I’ve loved being able to help curate the experience by cooking for the women who attend. It’s amazing how much food has the power to effect the experience of a weekend away. When you’re eating well, nourishing your body with beautiful things, and giving it the nutrients it needs, everything else seems to be so much more in alignment. The last weekend retreat Darling hosted was in Ojai, California, and was centered around photography. It was absolutely restful, stunning, and so much more.

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dinner with tequila herradura at STK

September 15, 2016

Can we talk about my love of succulents and copper?? They’re two things I absolutely go nuts over when it comes to decor. When Herradura Tequila asked Caroline from Love & Loathing LA and I to co-host a dinner, we were immediately on the same page about decor. We’re both nerds for creating the perfect dinner aesthetic, and we spent the morning perusing the Downtown Los Angeles flower mart for delicious succulents and copper vases. Sadly, we didn’t find the kind of copper we were looking for, so we took matters into our own hands- and got crafty with spray paint. That is one of my favorite things whenever I’m designing a dinner party: I love dreaming up a vision, and then adding in elements of spontaneity whenever my original vision isn’t readily available.

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a women & whiskies + kore kitchen brunch…the sustainable kind

August 26, 2016

There is nothing I love more than bringing some of my favorite women together around a table. A few weeks back, I got to do so with some of LA’s finest mindful and entrepreneurial women. With events in full effect during the summer, I wanted to do something a little off the cuff and unique… So I grabbed my darling friend Meryl from Kore Kitchen (you can see some of her goodness here!) to chef a sustainable backyard brunch complete with morning cocktails with yes, with my favorite libation: whiskey!

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table inspiration with jenn sanchez

February 24, 2016

It is an amazing thing what kind of beauty flowers can bring to a dinner table. They hold this wonder and magic that fills a space with fragrance, brightness, and the promise of spring. I love adding in pops of color to any dinner party or brunch- they add this sense of life to a table, making it even more inviting. I had the opportunity to throw a Darling Dinner a while back, and this week’s table inspiration comes from Jenn Sanchez, a florist in Southern California who adorned the table with the loveliest floral arrangements.

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