Category Archives: holidays

decking the halls

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you engaged in some fun holiday festivities!! After a bit of travel last week and a very merry holiday dinner with dear friends this weekend I am very much in the … Continue reading

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2014 gift guide | gifts for the hostess

‘Tis officially the season and I am excited to be sharing my first gift guide for the holidays with you today.  Given that Thanksgiving is next week, I thought it would be fun to kick off the holiday gift guide … Continue reading

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thanksgiving table | the elements

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Holiday spirit is definitely in the air in my neighborhood in Boston.  I am trying to take it one holiday at a time for now and focus on Thanksgiving.  This weekend … Continue reading

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thanksgiving menu & wine pairings

Thanksgiving planning is fully underway for many of you I am sure!  This weekend I had an opportunity to not only finalize my menu for Thanksgiving but also order the turkey and align with my go to resource for wine, … Continue reading

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planning this thanksgiving

This year will be my third year hosting Thanksgiving, and considering I had never cooked a turkey in my life before my first year hosting {thank you to my family for trusting that I could pull it off}, I have … Continue reading

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a menu fit for the fourth

This weekend I had the opportunity to put some thought into what I plan to bring for the fourth of July.  I am not hosting but I do like to make a few things to bring with me for the … Continue reading

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my 4th of July weekend bag

Many of us are getting ready to sign off for a mini vacation with the fourth of July here next week!!  From now until we leave, my schedule is pretty packed, so last night I started to think about what … Continue reading

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easter menu thoughts

As I mentioned to you earlier this week, I needed to finalize my easter menu for this upcoming Sunday.  I have devised two menu options that I am having trouble deciding between.   The first one incorporates one of my favorite … Continue reading

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planning easter lunch

It dawned on me this weekend that Easter is this upcoming Sunday.  While I am looking forward to hosting my family for Easter lunch, I also realized, I need to finalize my menu and décor!  Last night I sketched out … Continue reading

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my valentine’s day brunch menu

In an effort to embrace Valentine’s Day this year, I have decided to host a small brunch in celebration of some very special people in my life.  There is something wonderful about hosting a brunch because it has a real … Continue reading

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