Back to school photos are starting to fill my feed, and it is getting me super excited for my favorite time of year. Yes, I’m sad to see the summer come to an end, albeit less so than in previous, non-pregnant years. But there’s just something about fall that I can’t shake.Read More
Who’s ready for Happy Hour?
Spring is here, meaning beach nights and BBQ’s are just around the corner. And if I’m being honest, I’m a little sad about missing rosé season pretty much in its entirety this year. When I was pregnant with MM I didn’t think about having a drink once. But this time around, I’ve missed a weekend margarita here and there.Read More
December is just around the corner, and that means we're ready for all the holiday cheers.
Typically, we host an annual Christmas party with our nearest and dearest. Most of the time, we stick to a beverage menu consisting heavily of reds- you can find my comprehensive list of reds for every budget here. But this year I wanted to spruce it up with a few seasonal cocktails from our local favorite, Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria.Read More
This past weekend was a long one- four days of family, friends and food to celebrate my baby sister tying the knot. It made me realize how lucky I am to have such a great tribe to call my own. It also made realize that I’m no spring chicken- and I’m still recovering from going non-stop for almost a week.Read More
If I’m being honest, I’d say about ninety percent of our social life revolves around meals. A lot of our family life does, too, as a matter of fact. We’re into food- from green juices to meat and cheese plates and everything in between.Read More
There are few things this family enjoys more than a cozy fall Sunday spent with football, a fire, and delicious comfort food.
My husband and I met on a fall Sunday. In a local bar. Watching the Patriots. Over a few perfect Bloody Mary’s.Read More
Valentine's Day is just a week away; so to get in the spirit this past weekend, I invited a few girlfriends over for a little ladies' brunch.
I wanted to create a sweet party that was equal parts girly and unexpected- lots of bright pinks, balloons and bubbly combined with pops of black, gold tones and all the cold brew coffee.
When your husband says its the best dessert you've ever made, you take it for what its worth. When he eats the entire crisp in one sitting and demands you make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas, you start to believe he really likes it.Read More
First day of school down, and I have to say: both mom and mini didn't do half bad. Actually, if we're being honest, she did better than the former.
I carried her into her classroom, yes; and while she played shy for 15 seconds, as soon as her little pink sneaker hit that floor she was off. And she never looked back.Read More
If you follow along on Instagram, then you know we spent last night enjoying some tasty dishes, amazing cocktails and great company at the Mezzetta table. Who knew that a little peperoncini could be so versatile- and can transform such a variety of dishes into vibrant, zesty takes on classic favorites?Read More
This past weekend was one of the best we've had in quite some time. Not much was planned, everything was low key- but it was filled with some of my very favorite things: a crisp breeze, good friends, great wine, and my family.
And, thankfully, lots of Soulcycle. Because to say we ate our way through this weekend would be a vast understatement.Read More
Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary.
There are few things I enjoy more than a Bloody Mary on a Sunday afternoon.
Yes, I enjoy a mimosa here and there, too- I'm only human- but bloodies are my go-to brunch accoutrement. Give me all the eggs, pancakes and bloody red libations, and I'm one happy mama.Read More
I don't know about you, but for us, summertime is synonymous with socializing: an endless string of beach days, BBQ's and weekend getaways. And, also for us, socializing most often equals consumption. Yes, folks, my family, friends, and I are consumers to-the-max.Read More
One of my New Year's Commitments was to find a Food Philosophy that works for me, and my often hectic schedule as a mom and sometimes blogger.
One-third of the way into 2017, and I have to pat myself on the back for making some pretty big strides in this department. In the past I've gone on some drastic diets- restricting calories, depriving myself a little too much; and then eating all the delicious things in sight. Like, all of them.Read More