We are better together. All of us–you and your team, you and your fellow makers. Not one of you is the same and not one of you could fully replace the other. In my humble experience, we are ten times stronger when we take advantage of each others hard work by coming together for a united effort. — Amy Howard
WHAT TO WEAR
HVN Collection Launch -Pink gingham. A great look for ladies that lunch.
WHAT TO READ: Amy Howard is a designer with a signature paint line. Her blog is beautifully written and inspirational. / DESK CRUCH: Desk is based on a vintage Jansen model; the lamp is from Gerald Bland, the chair is from Mecox, and the photograph is by Deborah Turbeville. Interior decorator Christopher Maya tailors J. Christopher Burch’s getaway in Southampton, New York. via Architectural Digest / WHAT TO WEAR: Pink gingham Dress via Harper’s Bazaar
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Summer is in full swing. Enjoy the flavors of summer with a delicious peach and mango sangria that is easy to make and serve. Williams-Sonoma Peach and Mango Sangria mix with a touch of tangy citrus makes everyday a sunny, tropical celebration. The 24 fl. oz makes a traditional or non-alcoholic sangria.
Just add white wine, then garnish with sliced peaches and limes. For non-alcoholic coolers, combine the mix with sparkling water. Served chilled over ice.
Make a beautiful presentation with this generously proportion punch bowl set, from Hayneedle.
The beautiful glass is entirely handcrafted. The set includes 1 punch bowl which holds 7 quarts, 6 punch cups and a glass ladle. I love it because it is dishwasher safe for easy clean up.
Punch bowls have made a comeback from the 1950’s.
The punch bowl help guest serve themselves, giving me more time to mingle.
Cheers to the weekend!
Outdoor spaces are an extension of the home. Creating an outdoor dining area that is inviting and comfortable is easy if you find the right pieces. Make it functional to lounge, dine, entertain and linger with family and guest.
I tend to keep things simple outdoors with classic blue and white. Melamine dishes and acrylic glassware are practical. A few more must haves for entertaining outdoor are tablecloth, placemats and cloth napkins.
Fresh-cut flowers on the table from the garden or store bought flowers is important. I’m really enjoying having a garden.
A whimsical pitcher keeps the table fun.
Ralph Lauren serving pieces are so chic. Lanterns and candle holders are ready to light up the evening when the sun goes down.
Plenty of pillows for comfort and lingering always. With some styling, HomeGoods helps me make my outdoor entertaining beautiful and affordable.
MOOD AT THE MOMENT
WHAT TO WEAR: Wild Thing fringed suede sandals
WHAT TO READ/LISTEN:
WOMEN IS BUSINESS: Panel discussion “Empowering Women in Business” ELLE DECOR Vice President and Group Publisher Kate Kelly Smith, Pollack’s Design Director Rachell Dorris’s, Wellspun’s Managing Director, Dipali Goenka, and SoulCycle’s SVP of PR and Brand Strategy, Gabby Etrog Cohen. Below are my takeaways. Link to the discussion in its entirety
- Do what you love and the path will open
- Take little seeds of wisdom where you are in your life
- Mothers, let go of the guilt. It will always be there.
- Start the conversation that kindness is great for business
- Believe /Be Yourself /Have some guts/ Use Technology
- Encourage others/ Collaborate/ You are only as good as your team member
Happy Power Monday! Sharing inspiration and business motivation.
Crushing on soft pink fashion and interiors to keep things pretty and polish.
What to read: Women in business share their best career advice and tips for time management. I don’t know about you, but I could always use a little reminder.
Stay cool on this first day of summer!
Image: Tory Burch, Lifehack
Simple ingredients make the best meals. Looking for a quick and easy healthy dessert? I usually try to use what I have in the fridge before going out to the store. Bingo! We had pineapples, mint from the garden and gelato in the freezer. It’s all in how you prepare them.
Follow the steps to this easy dessert. (I used sliced and ready to use fresh pineapples from the grocery store.) Lightly grease heavy grilling pan with corn oil, heat on high until hot, place sliced pineapples on grilling pan. Turn down heat to medium. Continue grilling for 1 minute or until lightly brown.
Turn pineapple slices gently with spatula, continue grilling until light brown and remove from pan. Plate pineapples, add one scoop of lemon gelato, garnish with fresh mint leaves. Enjoy! Supper easy, super fast and delicious! I really like combination of the fresh mint and grilled pineapples.