Archive | January, 2012

food adventures in new york city

I am so excited to be in New York this week for the International Gift Fair. Not only do I get to see gorgeous products, and meet wonderful people, but I am also lucky enough to eat some fantabulous food. I am hoping to be able to find a seat at Buvette, and Momofuku Noodle Bar, fingers crossed. Tonight we have reservations at ABC Kitchen which means that I also get to take a spin around ABC Carpet & Home. Bon appetite! 

 buvetteabc kitchen | momofuku noodle bar

{buvette image from Martha Stewart Living February 2012}

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love it … denim on denim

My freshman year of college I might have earned the nickname Ms. Denim. Most days you could find me  in my denim jacket. I would pair it with anything from a dress to my favorite pair of jeans. Yes, that is right, I am completely ok with wearing jeans and a denim jacket, denim on denim. While I have not been rocking this look recently I was reminded, and inspired by the great chambray schoolboy blazer that J. Crew just put out. I think this will be a great addition to my spring wardrobe.

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it’s my favorite … green chalkboard paint

I am off to New York on Saturday and have about 100 things to do today. Unfortunately all that I can think about doing is painting the kitchen with green chalkboard paint. Ever since I saw this image in a post on SF Girl By Sea last week I can’t get it out of my head. I know that I have to table the project for today, but hopefully will be able to revisit it soon. How often is to often to re-paint a room?

SF Girl By Sea via Cottage Living 

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winter windows

The holiday season has officially gone, and we are well on our way into 2012. I just realized I never shared the winter windows that we installed at Trohv for November, and December. They were a true collaboration of many on the Trohv team. Gary, the manager in Baltimore, came up with the concept. Katie laid out the text and got everything organized to go onto the windows. Finally I came in and painted the words. I think that they were some of our best windows yet!

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alt summit … 2012

Sunday night I returned from a fantastic five days in Salt Lake City for the Alt Summit. The summit was a great learning experience personally and professionally. I was also luck enough to travel with Katie of Petal and Print, and Carmen of Trohv. It was lovely to spend a few days away with the girls being inspired, eating good food, and making new friends. I thought that I would share some of my favorite moments from the summit with all of you!

{from left to right}

 scotch in flight, photo by Katie McDonough

new business cards, designed by Petal and Print

a little surprise during lunch

wonderful in white, Tara of Tara Wilson Events, photo by Katie McDonough

big rigging in Utah with Katie  | calligraphy with Melissa Esplin

Salt Lake City, photo by Carmen Brock | brunch at Market Street Grill

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mix it … grapefruit cocktail

As promised, a week late, but better than never the cocktail recipe from our day of The OC. I have recently fallen deeply in love with tequila and can’t get enough of it. So any drink that I can concoct that is easy, fresh and yummy I am over the moon about. The cocktail is based off of a Ruby Red Tequila Cocktail from Everyday Food. I have chosen to dial it up a touch. Both versions are good, mine is a bit more to the point.

8oz tequila

juice of one lime

2 cups of grapefruit juice, not cocktail, to much sugar

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Pour into rocks glass full of ice. Enjoy!

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Comments { 0 } entertaining, mix it