The beauty of this salad is in the contrast of its textures: hearty chick peas, earthy barley, smooth zucchini, crumbly feta. It's a union of so many vivid garden-inspired colors and flavors, folded into the lightest yet most luxurious lemon vinaigrette.
I first arrived at Wilson Café in late May, when Alex offered to meet me from his Jonesboro office for a late Saturday lunch. We were instantly enamored by the elevated small-town style behind the Southern fixins' and staff hospitality, as well as the immaculate interiors of the year-old restaurant.
My husband Alex usually comes home with a pair of dirty boots and, on special occasion, a bottle of my favorite rosé or flowers; but this Monday, he surprisingly lugged in a bag of fresh okra and just-ripe heirloom tomatoes from a long-time customer. I seized the opportunity to reimagine my fillet of grouper that I had anticipated baking for dinner that evening.
Especially during summertime, when outdoor distractions and activities present themselves at a rapid pace, and the longer hours of sunshine leave us lost in a summer daze, I find it's the simplest dishes that are often the best. Hence, my summer sheet pan nachos require minimal prep, only one pan, and an instant sense of informal community.
In line with our peach and lime color palette for the summer Supper Club, this shrimp and fava dish is healthy and hearty. Find favas at your farmers market or nearest Whole Foods - they're darling and add color and a layer of richness to any salad or side. Grilled shrimp add some meat to the menu, though you can keep this dish vegetarian and utilize grilled asparagus or artichoke hearts instead.
What better way to present the most coveted summer fruit -- peaches -- than atop a grilled pesto and burrata pizza? Super manageable to prep and pretty serve, these flatbreads are shareable for two or can be sliced into small bites for a passed poolside appetizer.
Bubbly and bold, this blood orange cocktail will become your new poolside go-to. The citrus undertones refresh the palette, while sweet notes of raw sugar and soda keep you on your toes all summer long! Cheers to extra long afternoons in the sunshine alongside your favorite people (and new favorite drink).
My lime DIY place card sets the tone for this summer's Supper Club -- It's summery and refreshing, provides a pop of color for each person's place, and immediately invokes a sense of interactive fun for your guests.
Our March #caramelizedwedding weekend unofficially kicked off with a dinner and s'mores scene at Loflin Yard for Thursday night out-of-towner arrivals; but it wasn't until I slipped on my Red Valentino vintage dress and cowboy boots Friday morning that the emotions and reality set in.
My new parents hosted the most incredible opener to our wedding weekend! We couldn't be more grateful for the final product, with details made possible by so many Memphis vendors and creatives. Scroll and see a glimpse of an emotionally-charging celebration (if only we could re-capture the wedding toasts!).
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.
The beauty of a dim sum/appetizer gathering is the freedom from a seat! And since a sit down set-up is not required for this affair, substitute traditional place cards with chopsticks tags. You’ll avoid confusion and create an instant sense of “place” for your party-goers.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Brooklyn-based team behind Bloglovin', a brilliant curator and platform to create personalized blog feeds with daily content. Each morning, I read up on a dozen of my favorites -- from Camille Styles to The EveryGirl -- with just one scroll.
The holiday of love falls on a Tuesday this year (sigh). Alex and I are amidst the go-go-go mentality of wedding plans -- we're one month away! -- and though we enjoy the cheesy undertones of February 14, it's agreed upon that we need an opportunity to simply breathe.