Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Prosecco and Tequila

One way to get through the dog days of summer is with great summer cocktails. This year, my summer cocktail of choice is this Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Prosecco and Tequila. It’s a great twist on a typical tequila drink. And it’s ideal for summer entertaining. Somewhere between a margarita and sangria, this will wow any backyard BBQ or summer get … Continue Reading

Staying Cool!

With record temperatures across the northwest, crazy humidity in Los Angeles, and my travels through Tunisia, I had to explore and get creative on ways to stay cool. Here’s a few of my favorites that I use both at home and traveling. CHOOSE COTTON There’s definitely a reason this is a slogan. By far this … Continue Reading

The Dog Days of Summer?

Have you ever wondered where that expression came from? And no, this isn’t a post about Madison, although I will do that soon. As the weather’s really been heating up, I happened to have heard that expression two times in the last few days. Didn’t you just picture it is just so hot that dogs … Continue Reading

Let’s take the kids to the amusement park!

Having grown up in Los Angeles, I was very fortunate to have places like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm right in my backyard. The most fun for me was experiencing these places through the very young eyes of Tori and Randy. Their wonder and excitement at visiting these places are memories I’ll cherish forever. With … Continue Reading

Ginger Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad

I’m always looking for quick and healthy dinner ideas during the summer. Here’s a great recipe from Food & Wine that really utilizes a premade ingredient, pickled ginger, in a way that saves so much time and adds so much flavor. I really love the use of the skewer too. It makes presentation really lovely. … Continue Reading

Vintage Summer Trends

Now that I’m a grandmother, with all the life and wisdom that comes with that privilege, it’s easier for me to admit how many times fashion trends that I used to embrace have come BACK in style. That’s why I absolutely love this article from Harper’s Bazaar about vintage summer trends that are stylish today. … Continue Reading