Entertaining Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch with Parachute Home Table Linens

I’ve been thinking about moms a lot lately. I guess I’m at that age. I’m watching many of my peers enter the mothering phase of their lives; I’ve been watching my own mother explore a new phase of discovery and identity in her life; and I’ve been watching my path creep every more closely towards the entrance of […]

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Tabletop Inspiration from Sheldon Ceramics’ Spring Collection

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Sheldon Ceramics. The LA-based artisan ceramics company makes an appearance in almost every entertaining story that I style! The subtle sophistication of their creations combines the earthy rawness inherent to handmade pieces with clean shapes, modern glazes, and an overall refined vibe that elevates any setting. And […]

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Perfect Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Less Sugar

Earlier this spring I shared a recipe for my favorite poppyseed salad dressing. I lowered the sugar content, without sacrificing flavor, by trading the regular sugar in the original recipe for Truvia Natural Sweetener. The results were so delicious that I’ve been swapping full-sugar sweeteners for Truvia Natural Sweetener in all my healthy dressings ever since! But until […]

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles in Shiitake Dashi

If you follow along on my Instagram, you know that I spent much of last week eating my way through New York City with the team from KitchenAid and a crew of food and lifestyle bloggers. Each and every moment was worth writing home about—from our culinary tour of Greenwich Village to our behind-the-scenes peek […]

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Torta Pasqualina: An Italian Easter Breakfast Recipe

Is it too soon to start thinking about summer vacation? No? Good, ’cause I totally am! I’m already counting the days until I return to Italy and reprise my role as the social media advisor at one of Annette Joseph’s photography and styling workshops! One of the reasons I’m so excited is that this year […]

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8 New Healthy Cookbooks to Inspire Your Next Farmers Market Trip

My neighborhood, like many here in LA, marks each weekend with a pretty spectacular farmer’s market. For much of every Sunday, the sidewalks are glutted with mums and dads pushing strollers whose handles are laden with canvas totes bulging bright bunches of carrots and dark, leafy greens. Yet week after week, I don’t avail myself of the market’s […]

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A Green Spring Salad for your St. Patrick’s Day Menu

I have a confession to make: I have a secret passion for corned beef and cabbage. I’d eat it by the bucketload if you let me. But I never feel quite as happy after consuming it as I do while shoveling into my mouth, thanks to the gargantuan quantity of sodium in the beef. So I’m […]

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The Easiest—Dare I Say Foolproof?!—Tarte Tatin Recipe

It has been raining non-stop here in LA this winter. The constant drizzle reminds me of all the things I loved about grey, chilly weather when I lived back east. There’s nothing like a taking a long nap, settling in with a juicy novel, or hunkering down on the couch for a movie when it’s […]

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The Easiest 20-Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Last weekend’s styling workshop with Annette Joseph was impossibly fun! I had a blast teaching our students about styling and social media strategy, and as always happens I learned so much good stuff myself! One of my favorite takeaways is this 20-minute creamy tomato basil soup recipe, which Annette cooked us for lunch the second […]

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Winter Citrus Salad with Reduced Sugar Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

My grandma was the queen of salads. She could turn even the humblest assortment of veggies and garnishes into a preparation worthy of a royal banquet. She even had special dishware for each of her creations, from the wide, flat wooden platter onto which she’d assemble a fancy composed salad to the big yellow stoneware bowl […]

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