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4th of July BBQ Menu

June 30, 2014


Summer is in full swing and 4th of July is always one of my favorite holidays – the celebration of America’s birthday, the weather… the FOOD.  I wanted to share one of my favorite BBQ menus for you to enjoy over 4th of July weekend!



BBQ Menu









Romp Around Town

June 17, 2014


Pebble Beach was the perfect backdrop to kick start our amazing weekend… and for a couple quick snaps of one of my favorite summer outfits – the romper.  It’s super comfortable, easy to wear, and a great piece to layer with.  Whether it’s wearing it solo in the sun, with a sweater in the shade, or a blazer for a fun dinner out, rompers are definitely going to be in heavy rotation for me this summer.




LOFT Romper,  Vince SweaterDolce Vita SandalsGiGi Cross-bodyMarc Jacobs Sunglasses







Note: LOFT is having a 40% off sale on summer styles (including my favorite eyelet cami!) – no code needed (discount applied at checkout)!  I’ve added these, this and this to my cart!


Summer Supper

July 29, 2013

Chicken Dinner

Summer weekends call for most of my time being spent reading by or in a pool.  A prefer to cap off a lazy day with a freshly decadent meal and a great glass of wine… but who has time to slave away in the kitchen when you are working through a perfectly great book!?  Introduce the impressive yet easy menu!  A little prep work in the morning, tan your way through the day and then an hour of so of cooking and dinners on!

Nectarine Caprese with Honey Balsamic Reduction

Summer Veggie Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

BBQ Chicken with Carrot Puree

BBQ Chicken

Root Beer Floats


  • Caprese: Use great ingredients and this will be a crowd pleasure! You also could cube the nectarines and serve on a skewer with tiny mozzarella balls and basil.
  • Veggie Salad: We used fresh corn and didn’t grill it.  Sweet, fresh corn is super tasty (and as my sister mentioned) full of nutrients when in it’s original/”natural” state.
  • BBQ Chicken: I used nice BBQ sauce and substituted thighs with boneless/skinless breasts.  We let it marinate all day in BBQ sauce (in the fridge) and then added minced garlic and seasoning right before we put it in the oven.  Make sure to have the chicken sit out for 30 minutes or so before putting it in the oven.  The meat turned out super moist and so flavorful!
  • Carrot Puree: The carrot puree is also out of this world and definitely something I will serve with other meals.  The color is gorgeous!  You can also substitute 1 cup of half & half for 1 T of melted butter and the remaining amount of 1 cup with milk.

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

July 5, 2013

The women in my family are bourbon lovers (go figure)… so we whipped up this little concoction to celebrate America’s birthday!

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

Serves 2

2 oz simple syrup
2.5 oz Meyer lemon juice
6 oz bourbon
10 blackberries

  1. Muddle blackberries in a shaker.
  2. Add syrup and juice, shake with ice
  3. Top with bourbon and shake once more.
  4. Strain into ice filled highball glass.

Blackberries 157 160 168

Can’t get much more American than bourbon and lemonade!