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halloween cocktail roundup

October 28, 2016

It’s that time of year friends, for spooks and costumes and endless sugar rushes. Halloween is a fun holiday; in my mind, it ushers in the rest of fall, and brings us closer to slow times with family and the people we love. Plus, how fun is it to get dressed up once a year and bring out that childlike nature in all of us?! This Halloween, I’ve rounded up 4 of my favorite spooktastic cocktails. These adult libations are a great fit for any Halloween party, and add to the playful fun of October’s ending celebration.

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whisk and whittle

October 4, 2016

Awhile back, I had the pleasure of hosting a Women & Whiskies evening at my loft. Our night revolved around the beautiful and seasonal flowers of early summer and included flowery whiskey cocktails {of course}, a delicious dinner spread, and cake. Oh guys, these cakes. To feast your eyes and stomach on these creations is pure heaven, all thanks to one fabulous gal.

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the darling retreat

September 30, 2016

I love retreats- they’re a time to get away from your normal pace of life, recalibrate in a new environment, and take on a different world for just a bit. Darling Magazine has hosted a few creative retreats, and I’ve loved being able to help curate the experience by cooking for the women who attend. It’s amazing how much food has the power to effect the experience of a weekend away. When you’re eating well, nourishing your body with beautiful things, and giving it the nutrients it needs, everything else seems to be so much more in alignment. The last weekend retreat Darling hosted was in Ojai, California, and was centered around photography. It was absolutely restful, stunning, and so much more.

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dinner with tequila herradura at STK

September 15, 2016

Can we talk about my love of succulents and copper?? They’re two things I absolutely go nuts over when it comes to decor. When Herradura Tequila asked Caroline from Love & Loathing LA and I to co-host a dinner, we were immediately on the same page about decor. We’re both nerds for creating the perfect dinner aesthetic, and we spent the morning perusing the Downtown Los Angeles flower mart for delicious succulents and copper vases. Sadly, we didn’t find the kind of copper we were looking for, so we took matters into our own hands- and got crafty with spray paint. That is one of my favorite things whenever I’m designing a dinner party: I love dreaming up a vision, and then adding in elements of spontaneity whenever my original vision isn’t readily available.

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a women & whiskies + kore kitchen brunch…the sustainable kind

August 26, 2016

There is nothing I love more than bringing some of my favorite women together around a table. A few weeks back, I got to do so with some of LA’s finest mindful and entrepreneurial women. With events in full effect during the summer, I wanted to do something a little off the cuff and unique… So I grabbed my darling friend Meryl from Kore Kitchen (you can see some of her goodness here!) to chef a sustainable backyard brunch complete with morning cocktails with yes, with my favorite libation: whiskey!

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table inspiration with jenn sanchez

February 24, 2016

It is an amazing thing what kind of beauty flowers can bring to a dinner table. They hold this wonder and magic that fills a space with fragrance, brightness, and the promise of spring. I love adding in pops of color to any dinner party or brunch- they add this sense of life to a table, making it even more inviting. I had the opportunity to throw a Darling Dinner a while back, and this week’s table inspiration comes from Jenn Sanchez, a florist in Southern California who adorned the table with the loveliest floral arrangements.

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holiday table inspiration with twofold

December 17, 2015

I absolutely love being in a city where creativity is so valued, and with my love of hosting, I love being inspired to create spaces that are welcoming, beautiful, and inviting. A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a darling shoot done by Twofold – a client-centered boutique firm offering services in interior + event design and production, run by Jen and Olivia. The two have impeccable taste, and curate settings that are both inspiring and highly tailored to each event. The table they set for the shoot is the ideal table for holiday inspiration.

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