DIY Centerpiece

If you are hosting a dinner party this summer, you can really elevate your tabletop (and impress your guests with your green thumb) by DIY-ing a leafy table runner made from eucalyptus! It’s a great alternative to fresh blooms since greens are generally much cheaper and have a fragrant, clean scent that won’t overpower your meal. … Continue Reading

A Dessert Bar at Home

A dessert bar is a great way to add a visually stunning touch to a party of any size! From showers to potlucks, a dessert bar is always a welcome addition, and with a few simple steps you can turn yours from basic to brilliant. The Theme The first step is to choose the theme … Continue Reading

My Famous Red Velvet Cake

As many of you know, my love for cooking & baking is real. There’s something about starting from scratch and making something (hopefully) delicious and sharing it with your loved ones! I’m often asked to bring the dessert to dinners with friends and one of my favorite crowd pleasers is Red Velvet Cake. Here is … Continue Reading

5 Summer Party Essentials

The sun in shining (mostly), we’re starting to glisten in the sun and the SPF is out… summer is HERE! It’s a wonderful time of the year in Los Angeles.   Of course it does get a little warm sometimes but usually only lasts a few weeks.   Everyone wants to be outdoors as often … Continue Reading

Stocking Stuffers You’ll Want To Keep

Finding stockings above the fireplace is a real treat. I love a stocking full of gifts. They are the icing on top of a Christmas cake. Filled with goodies as simple or fancy as you want them to be, they are even better when personalized. Because the stocking can be an afterthought for some, here … Continue Reading

Trimming The Christmas Tree

The weather has cooled down (yes, even in in L.A.), Black Friday sales have come and gone, the tree lots are open and that means it’s time to start decorating. Putting the house together for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do each year. It becomes so warm, festive and full of … Continue Reading