Al Fresco Dining

{beverages}

{strawberries + sugar}

{shortcakes to be topped off for dessert}

{dinning table}

The other night I decided to make a nice dinner for my family. The menu included: a delicious bottle of merlot, brie and bread for an appetizer, cooked carrots and steaks (cooked to medium-rare), and then strawberry shortcakes for dessert. I love sitting outside to eat, and the weather was just so amazing I couldn’t resist setting up our table. Its nice to show your love and appreciation for the ones you love everyone now and then. Plus what better way than with a home cooked meal al fresco?

Must have Mondays: Europe Edition

{cute heels to trace around europe in}

{the best bb cream}

{jean shorts in blush from victoria’s secret}

{perfect foundation to last me all day}

{cute dress}

In preparing to go to Europe at the end of next month I’ve come up with a list of items that I need to take and buy. Including: tinted moisturizing with SPF (Clinique BB Cream is my favorite), foundation that survives heat and lasts all day (Estee Lauder Double Wear makeup), comfortable shorts, a pair of cute platform sandals that will last through a lot of walking, and a few cute dresses like this one above. Happy monday! xxxooo

Fashion Fridays: For Less

{rachel zoe}

{look for less}

With summer just around the corner, I was inspired by the one and only Rachel Zoe. She is the most fashionable woman I love to follow. From her Bravo show to her fashion line (which I proudly own a piece) I love and am inspired by everything she does. She has the ability to put together an outfit that is fashionable, classic, but looks effortless which is a big skill to have in that industry. Have a wonderful weekend ya’ll! xxxooo

Party Perfect

{invitation}

{pink & green party color theme}

{found these cute party plates & napkins at target}

{perfect matching striped straws found here}

{drink menu}

Friday my family is throwing my boyfriend and I a graduation bbq. We both graduated in December from college but our ceremony wasn’t until this week. So our party is going to be at my house. I wanted to have a slight southern theme to it, so I choose pinks and greens as our colors. For decor and drinking cups were using mason jars. We’ll be serving Texas bbq, cucumber/watermelon mojitos (like the ones they serve at my favorite sushi place, Katsuya), and pineapple sparkling soda (plus beer and water).

Must have Mondays

{a delicious & artful latte}

{wish list – white hudson skinnies}

{southern touch}

{perrier jouet}

{gorgeous view from chart house in malibu}

This week is going to be a bit of a circus. With graduation tomorrow, both sets of grandparents are in town and staying at our house. Since we had to travel (twice) down to the airport I thought it would be nice to have dinner at one of my grandparent’s favorite places out here. With an addition of another amazing dinner to come tomorrow night, where we will finally openĀ a bottle of Perrier Jouet pink champagne that my brother gave me for my 21st (and I’ve been saving for this very occasion). While the week will be pretty crazy, its nice to sit outside, sip on some coffee (mornings) and peach ice tea (afternoons) and enjoy this time with my family. Happy Mondays ya’ll! xxxooo