Believe it or not, Alex and I already already celebrating our second wedding anniversary in early March. Though I attest my passions for kitchen and home goods are not of typical fashion, I have learned (through many entertaining scenarios and years with Alex ) the necessities to get me through both a stellar party and a cozy space for two. My ongoing partnership with Bella Vita has introduced me to photogenic and functional pieces that I wish I had known about upon getting engaged three years ago.
I am all about a day-to-night spring look that invites flirty femininity with professional sophistication. As a young professional who balances a full-time career with a food and lifestyle blog, I rely on those investment pieces that carry from one meetings to dinner parties and conference tables to cocktails. As if timing couldn’t be more perfect, was just introduced to Pearl by Lela Rose, an affordable luxury collection and designer brand offering by Dallas-raised, New York Tribeca-based designer and entertaining expert Lela Rose.
Cheese boards are my essential to any gathering, whether for two or two dozen; and time and time again, I rely on my friends at Murray's Cheese to bring a variety of cheeses and charcuteries to brighten the table and our taste buds.
My friend Mary Conley and I recently sat down for coffee, reflecting on our fast-paced lifestyles of blogging and otherwise — in my case, working full-time at an ad agency, and in her case, working full-time as a mom of two. She has always valued healthy eating and meals, but with two boys running full-speed, it’s tough to pull it all together!