Not really into green beer? How about a Basil Gimlet. Sounds good to us. This recipe is adapted from Spoonbar in California. Ingredients: 5 large basil leaves 1 1/2 ounces gin 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup Preparation: Put 4 basil leaves in cocktail shaker and press gently with wooden spoon. Add gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with last basil leaf. Credit: New York Times
If you haven’t heard the buzz about the concept shopping store created as the backdrop for the Chanel Fall-Winter-Ready-to-Wear collection shown in Paris this week head on over to Chanel.com. See the show, hear Karl Lagerfeld talk about the collection and more. Maybe he was inspired by Andy Warhol who once said, ‘You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.’ Either way we love the ‘coco pops’. Image via The Satorialist others via Chanel.com
We loved this wedding from Southern Weddings, photographed by KT Merry. Our palette of pinks and greens has a bit of ‘rust’ in the palette this week… which you could tweak to be a bit more orange to make a fun tropical color palette. Shot on location at the Boca Raton Restort & Club in Florida, we certainly don’t mind dreaming of warmer days under palm trees.
Today is Fastnacht Day. A Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of eating doughnuts the day before Ash Wednesday. It’s part of a German tradition of eating lots of good foods before Lent. It’s literal translation is “fast night”.
What can I say besides I think everyone is more than ready for spring to arrive. We had another palette ready for you but after this morning’s snow we decided on this palette inspired by peonies instead. We love the shades of green with the pinks and we drew the rust from the color of the pollen which seems to elevate the palette just a bit. All paint colors are from Benjamin Moore.
Although I’ve always heard of the firm McAlpine Tankersley and seen them in all our favorite shelter magazines like Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda etc., I didn’t intently peruse their work on their website until I was recently researching porte cocheres for a home I was consulting on in Southampton. Insead of giving you a long history of their firm and accomplishments, I urge you just to go over to their site and devour their work. Make sure you have a large cup of coffee and sit back and get ready to be completely and utterly inspired. – Lynn … Read more
A sure way to make your wedding celebration (or any party for that matter) memorable is to take the time to infuse some of your interests or background into the event. Even if you are having a black tie reception in the city it doesn’t mean you can’t bring in a few unique details to personalize it, even if it’s a bit of country (or vise versa). We love these Mini Mason Jar Shot Glasses that can also be personalized from HomeWetBar.com, set of 4, $12.95. Directing your guests is always a good idea for any event, whether with … Read more
We just couldn’t resist sharing this recipe for Kit Kat Cheesecake bars via Bakers Royal. Remember a color palette doesn’t just have to lend itself to decorating your home. You can make your party look like the pages out of a magazine by weaving in your color palette where possible, not only with tablecloths and flowers but with desserts and drinks. And with Saint Patrick’s Day coming up soon, these Black and Tan Beer Pops from Betty Crocker are a great alternative rather than just serving up everything green.
A trip to New York’s Natural History Museum inspired our color palette this week. The coloring on these gazelles was so stunning. I centered around Benjamin Moore’s Mt. Rainier Gray and Flint, part of their 2014 color trends and filled in the neutrals from there for one of our new favorite color palettes!