Whereas mornings are my favorite time of day to rise with the sun, sip coffee slowly in a cozy oversized cardigan, and develop content for this site, the time I spend in the kitchen does not correlate to the quality of my morning meals.
Though September marks a time of transition, it truly catches the best of both worlds -- the end of summer, when everyone can take a breath (and not sweat upon walking outside!), and the beginning of fall, when leaves change and harvests begin.
Who would’ve thought a platter of veggies would win over your guests’ hearts? Trust me. Especially in this age of “wellness,” a bread-free board will be a refreshing starter to any gathering, whether the dress code is heels in the living room or bare feet on the patio.
Next time you’re scheming the next girls’ gathering with your best friends or female family members, reconsider the traditional party and invite them over for an at-home spa-inspired fête. On a Saturday or Sunday morning, what beats a mocktail in pajamas with your nearest and dearest? Shoulder massage train, anyone?
Coincidentally, the Jewish Passover and Christian Easter holidays fall on the same weekend this year, each reflecting a season of renewal and rebirth, drawing in elements of the season to inspire the themes and metaphorical symbols of the holidays.
Shifting your color palette indoors doesn’t need to be substantial; we’re talking a few accessories here and there! I encourage you to begin with a series of shelves—whether floating shelves or a bookcase—and shake it up a bit.
Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine (particularly Cantonese but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Thus, with bite sized presentations, a dim sum display must be approachable to your guests.