Naptime Lifestyle: Everyday Favorites for Everyday Life
Well, we’ve had temperatures in the 60’s all week and the daffodils are pushing through. I think this means that spring is here to stay! (Famous last words, now we’ll end up having a snowstorm next week!) The arrival of spring always inspires to take a fresh look at our meals. It is time to […]
As I continue to pursue my wine education both in the classroom, and at home, I find myself constantly searching out new wines for tasting practice. Sometimes I go to our amazing local wine shop and chat with the owner, other times I challenge myself to pick out something interesting at our local big box liquor store. Either way, it is always an exercise I enjoy and I usually (not always) come home with some new gems to record in my wine journal for future reference.
A few of my favorite things this February.
It’s been a while since I tried a new piece of bakeware. The dishes I was given over a decade ago for my wedding are still going strong. But recently I had the opportunity to try some beautiful pieces from Revol and decided to give them a go. I didn’t need a new tart pan or chicken roaster, but their pretty designs intrigued me and I wanted to see how they’d fit into my everyday cooking and kitchen aesthetic.
I’ve been working hard at learning a lot of about wine over the past six months. It is an area I’d like to write about more extensively. Today I am proud to share the first installment of my new Wine Love column. It features wine and all things related that I love. I hope in the future this includes reviews of my trips to wine destinations! First up is my review of Natura wines. Last year I was sent a few of their wines to try and today I am excited to share my thoughts on them.
Foodie gifts for Valentine’s Day 2015.
This year has been another great one for books. I am very proud that my second book was released at the end of April and has been well-received. I had a great time traveling around meeting everyone at book signings and chatting about food and recipes with so many of you! This year I also had the pleasure of speaking with a lot of fellow authors and meeting many of them in person. Here are some of my favorite books of the year. I can’t wait to see what is in store for 2016!
This fall I received a copy of the new decorating book Habitat: A Field Guide to Decorating, and instantly fell in love. There is something about the book that just pulled me right in and I read it from cover to cover. I love Lauren’s aesthetic and must have tabbed over 50 pages to reference for ideas as we chip away at our house and plan for our addition. I paid special attention to the kitchen section since that is my main focus at the moment. Luckily for me, Lauren had time to chat and she answered a few questions I had about her kitchen design techniques!
The summary of my 2015 holiday gift guides!
Ten fun holiday gift ideas for grandparents in 2015.
Fun holiday gifts for children for 2015!
Fun gift ideas for your best friend during holiday season 2015.