So a few weeks ago I was venting to you about how nervous I was to host my first Thanksgiving. I wanted it to be everything my family is used to sprinkled with a little bit of newness. We started the day with a Turkey Trot in the Pacific Palisades. I have to be honest, Timmy and I got in a fight that morning on our way to the Trot because he suggested we start dinner at 4pm.
This year, Thanksgiving is extra exciting for Timmy, Sonny and I, because we are hosting at our house for the first time! My mom is getting construction done on her house (the house my siblings and I grew up in!!), so we volunteered to host. We have decided to do a potluck style Thanksgiving because I CANNOT cook on my own for 12 people.
With a shared appreciation for good taste and fine living, creative-minded cousins Jeanne Chan and Gloria Wong Tritasavit co-founded Harlow & Grey, a line of chic and modern disposable tableware, to make entertaining both easy and elevated. The company was founded on the belief that high style and good design should be accessible to anyone who can dream it. Today, Gloria (co-founder, creative director and a mother of 3) is sharing a few useful tips to throwing your child’s first birthday party.
More home updates coming your way! This time, it’s about one of my favorite spaces in the house… our backyard!
I’ve mentioned this a couple times, but throughout my home renovation journey I’ve been working with Marie Flanigan. Marie and I met over Instagram almost a year ago, and she was interested in helping me with some projects for our new house.
This content is sponsored by Cointreau. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cinco de Mayo is officially here and there’s no better way to celebrate the day than with a little fiesta! This year, Timmy and I are going to be hosting some friends and having a little get together! Whenever we’re having company over, my favorite part of hosting is decorating, creating the ambience and making a special cocktail! Of course, on Cinco de Mayo, no party is complete without a yummy margarita. To make the classic cocktail, I partnered with Cointreau (the crystal clear orange liqueur) and mixed up something soooooo good — The Original Margarita.
Did you know The Original Margarita dates back to 1948 Acapulco when socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits together — Cointreau and tequila?! Cointreau gives it just the right flavor since it’s the perfect blend of both bitter and sweet orange peels.
The 1849 French brand is also a key ingredient in many classic cocktails, like the Cosmopolitan and Sidecar. To make the beverage for this weekend, I followed the Cointreau Original Margarita recipe:
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Blanco Tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Once you have everything ready, it just takes a few simple steps:
Shake all ingredients with ice
Strain it into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass.
Ta-da! You’ve got a delicious margarita for you and your guests to enjoy.
I know this Gift Guide is a little late but between packing the whole family for our upcoming trip to Florida and overseeing the renovations in our home, on top of everything else, time got away from me! I rounded up some of my favorite gifts — almost all of them are under $100 AND can still be delivered in time for the holidays!
Just because you are expecting or breastfeeding doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a delicious drink! In fact, you have even more reason to stay hydrated. While pregnant and now while nursing, I’ve done my best to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water per day.
Working at Bloom2Bloom has been an amazing experience thus far. We want to make purchasing fresh, locally grown flowers part of your everyday life, and to make the world a better place while we’re at it. We love flowers. But we have never loved the flower-buying experience.
Guys!!! Our @cheeky_home collection is out @target!! Follow @cheeky_home today as I take over their account to talk about the line. It was so much fun creating this spring/summer collection for you all.
I can’t wait for March 26th! That day won’t come soon enough! Get ready to get your hands on the CUTEST paper and plastic tabletop collection designed by yours truly in collaboration with Cheeky Home sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide!