Entertaining at Home: Sangria Three Ways

Summertime entertaining means providing your guests with deliciously fresh ingredients and refreshing beverages they can enjoy for hours on end. For our August entertaining piece in San Diego Magazine we created an at-home paella party {stay tuned later this week for the recipe!} and made sangria three ways. A simple, yet classic recipe with the […]

Entertaining at Home: Welcoming Your Guests

We can hardly wait to share our August Paella Party spread with you when San Diego Magazine hits stands soon! We just got our copy and it’s full of so much goodness; it’s the Best of San Diego issue, and we’ve discovered lots of delectable restaurants and fun finds… One of our take-away pro entertaining tips is […]

Entertaining at Home: Dressing Your Napkins

We get joy out of dressing place settings {whether at our weddings or events or when entertaining at home} with simple accent pieces that pack a punch. Welcome guests to their seat with a personalized stamp they can take home. Dress up napkins with a beaded necklace or bracelet. This is an especially nice touch for […]

Paris in the Summertime: St-Germain Cocktail

Ah, Paris. Paris in the summertime is one of our most favorite places to be. Actually, Paris in the spring, fall, and crisp winter is still one of our most favorite places to be! But in the summertime there’s something so relaxing and magical about sitting outside at a busy café enjoying a chilled champagne […]

Paris in the Summertime: St-Germain Cocktail

Ah, Paris. Paris in the summertime is one of our most favorite places to be. Actually, Paris in the spring, fall, and crisp winter is still one of our most favorite places to be! But in the summertime there’s something so relaxing and magical about sitting outside at a busy café enjoying a chilled champagne drink watching people strolling […]

Lifestyle: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

We are thrilled to roll out our new Lifestyle series featuring industry leaders and friends whom we greatly admire, are wonderfully talented, and who continually inspire. Meet Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, new Editor-at-Large of Southern Living Magazine and author of numerous entertaining books, including one of Aleah’s favorites The Pleasure of Your Company. Thanks so much, Kimberly! It’s great […]

Sunday Fun: Summertime

Oh, summertime. We love you. Last weekend was so refreshing and just so necessary. We completely unplugged and enjoyed the best the holiday weekend had to offer. Nick makes a mean piña colada. Topped with a fresh strawberry it was perfect. We watched five different fireworks shows go off around Mission Bay {we could see […]

Summery Lavender Lemonade

Happy Saturday {and long weekend} to you! Whatever you are up to this weekend, we encourage you to whip up a refreshing lavender lemonade. Yesterday we posted a refreshing lavender + lemonade-inspired shoot on our wedding blog and some of our readers inquired about lavender lemonade. Here is the simplest recipe out there, courtesy of Martha […]