Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A holiday treat

If you haven't seen the blog Nest by Tamara then you are in for a treat!

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson is the talented lady behind nestnestnest and she has a holiday treat for you.

She has gathered recipes from a bunch of her blogging friends and has listed them all out in one post.  It is a one-stop destination for holiday recipes that will have you drooling.  Orange Glazed Cinnamon Rolls, French Onion soup, Mulligatawny Soup, Swedish Meatballs, Elegant Caviar Pie... yum!

And there is more... English Trifle, French Apple Tart, Bread Pudding, and fancy holiday lattes!  And more too.

Be sure to find out what Banoffe Pie is!

I was delighted to contribute a family recipe that I make every Christmas Eve called Scalloped Oysters.

Tamara is so sweet and this treasure trove of recipes is a true holiday treat!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Living with what you love

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the "Living with what you love" event in NYC.  It was held at the showroom of The New Traditionalists in SOHO.  {what gorgeous things they have!}

These two people started it all:

Jonathan Legate and Amy Dragoo who team up every Monday on twitter to host the #DesignTV chat.

They designed all of the beautiful floral arrangements.

Jonathan was at the front door greeting people when I arrived.  Anishka Clarke and I arrived at the same time.

There were lots of people and a mixologist who was making yummy drinks.

I think design people are some of the most warm and inviting people that I've met.  They have been most welcoming to me and it was a terrific evening.

Thanks to Philip Erdeos, CEO of The New Traditionalists for opening up his beautiful showroom to us and hosting the event.

Don't you love those chairs!

Amy, Michael Partenio "Dunes", D. Bryant Archie, Stacy Kunstel "Duchess", Jonathan

Oh, and did you notice that stunning candelabra?  That was given away at the end of the evening by Dunes and Duchess.  D. Bryant Archie was the lucky winner.

It was a fabulous evening in NYC!