Friday, July 17, 2015

#SeeSummerBetter!

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far! We have been busy soaking up every bit of it! Family, friends, beaches, BBQ's, lobsters, wine and breathing in that salt air...that's how I like to spend my summer! I could literally do that forever...Now on to my summer essentials. A classic, take you everywhere bathing suit and obviously a chic pair of sunnies! I have a little obsession when it comes to eyewear. I have my go-to pairs but a new pair of sunnies can perk up any mood or outfit! I have always loved Warby Parker. I have a pair of the Arthur's in tortoise shell and absolutely love them. They have managed to marry classic and trendy to create the most perfect eyewear baby! Below are a few pics of my summer so far as well as my go-to beach ensemble! #seesummerbetter


BS and I at an amazing farm to table restaurant outside of Philly

My boys

Yumminess


NYC visiting my sister

Biking around NYC!


Sunset cocktails

My little beach bum

Grandfather & Grandson




Here is my perfect go-to beach outfit. It will take you from the Little Compton to St. Tropez!
http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/KC-Signatures-Packable-Farrah-Classic-Panama-Hat/10196528/product.html?CID=234727&utm_medium=display&utm_source=polyvore&utm_campaign=display
I love my Panama hat because it pulls together any look and protects you from the sun
https://www.warbyparker.com/sunglasses/women/downing/walnut-tortoise
Chic WP Downing sunnies in Walnut Tortoise


http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Marysia-Swim-Broadway-scallop-edge-swimsuit-1018769
Marysia Swim Broadway Scallop-edge Swimsuit



https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/irishlinen/PRDOVR~A2293/A2293.jsp?color_name=white
 I love a men's shirt to double as a beach cover-up for me!
http://www.joie.com/caba-g-natural-with-black-natural4
A classic straw tote
http://www.calypsostbarth.com/accessories/shoes/sandals/sikinos-leather-slip-on-sandal
Everyone needs a pair of these go anywhere sandals!
 

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lemon Artichoke Soup

I have a small obsession with the Lemon Artichoke Soup at Adair Kitchen so I decided to try and recreate it. Although I didn't hit the nail on the head exactly, I think my version was really good! Below is what I did:

Ingredients:
2 cans of artichokes
2 Lemons (I'd up this to 4 next time)
2 quarts of low sodium chicken broth
1 potato, peeled and cut into cubes
1 large shallot, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt
1 Tablespoon of pepper
1/2 cup of sour cream
Handful of parsley, chopped





Sauté potatoes, shallots & garlic until potatoes are fork tender

Add Artichokes

Transfer everything to a large pot

Add chicken broth and bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer

Add lemon juice & parsley

Blend using an emulsion blender

Add sour cream

Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt & 1 tablespoon of pepper

Enjoy!
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Scenes from the Weekend

Hi Everyone! Hope your weekend was great! I want to give a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to my sister CAC. She and her husband LI were in London this past weekend celebrating. Back on the home front, BS and I had a little date night on Thursday at
B & B Meat Co. It's a brand new restaurant/butcher shop. It was nice to get out just the two of us :) Friday night we took it easy and grilled out at home. Saturday we went to a 1st birthday party for OO & CO and Sunday we brunched with some friends. Below are a few pics from the weekend.


My handsome date




Nightcap at Julep

Chicken (marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and garlic &
 Lamb Chops(marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, rosemary & garlic) for dinner





Off to Jack's first birthday party!


Loving the cake pop!




Sunday calls for Rose'


CS in town from Boston