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Places Series

fritzi’s downtown brunch magic

November 30, 2016

It’s no secret that I love a good brunch. Eggs and bacon and all the things that accompany a good breakkie tend to be my love language. One of my downtown favorites for lunch is a darling little spot called Fritzi, headed up by Chef Neal Fraser. Boasting the best rotisserie chicken and the most incredible condiments around, this spot has become a go-to for me over the past few months. So when I heard they started doing weekend brunch- I got giddy. And boy, it did not disappoint.

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Drinks

the bourbon pumpkin

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is practically here! Can you believe it? Last week I headed down to Austin to throw a Women + Whiskies Party with Noonday Collection. I’m honestly so amazed at the amount of creative women in this world. Each time I host one of these events, I’m blown away at the talent, the entrepreneurial spirit, and the gusto of the women who attend. We gathered Tuesday evening for a cocktail party at South Congress Hotel, and together with my friends Ruthie Lindsey and Jen Pinkston, we hosted a party to celebrate women in Austin, while sipping on our delicious whiskey libations.

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Bigger Bits Food Series What I'm Eating

ricotta gnocchi with brown butter and sage

November 17, 2016

When my friend Caroline called with a recipe for homemade ricotta gnocchi, asking if I’d like to whip them up with her, the answer was an obvious absolutely. Before I knew it, she was at my doorstep with ingredients in hand. I poured us some wine {because wine goes with everything} and we got to cooking.

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Drinks

the canadian pumpkin- a holiday whiskey cocktail

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving is coming! It is truthfully my favorite time of year. Eating all the delicious things with all the delicious condiments, lingering way too long at the dinner table and slothfully transitioning into pie-time. The smells, the colors, the change in the air, it’s all so deliciously delightful! And, fall flavors carry this warmth quality that brings comfort to any dish or drink. One of my favorite of all the holiday flavors is pumpkin… Have you ever tried it in a cocktail? It’s magic.

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Breakkie Food

zucchini & berries breakfast bread

November 7, 2016

Monday mornings call for breakfast bread, I think. Breakfast bread filled with delicious blackberries, blueberries, and zucchini, alongside my largest mug of tea.

In last week’s newsletter {which you can sign up for in the column just to the right of this post!}, I spoke a little of this time of year bringing plans on plans on plans when the weekend rolls around. Catching up with friends, errands, and of course the start of holiday party season, can leave me so exhausted come Monday- and it’s only the start of my week!

What’s a girl to do but try to unwind while simultaneously preparing for the week ahead over a mouthwatering, slice of breakfast bread? If I’ve baked it over the weekend or during the week prior, my morning begins more relaxed knowing I’ve already got breakkie covered and waiting for me.

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