Ice Cream Party on the Dock

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! Nothing says summertime to me quite like ice cream. It’s the quintessential summer dessert. I have so many happy memories of ice cream sundaes after a day in the sun, so I decided to host a…

Picnicking at Shakespeare in the Park

I cannot believe I’ve never been to Shakespeare in the Park before, especially since I love any and every excuse to eat outside on a picnic blanket. Up until my dear friend Matt Holmes was cast as Christopher Marlow in Shakespeare in Love, I had never even heard of Shakespeare Dallas and now I want to…

Visiting Grape Creek Vineyards

A stroll through Tuscany in the Texas hill country Even driving past Grape Creek Vineyards is impressive. The hills have rows and rows of impeccably manicured grapevines and it only gets more stunning from there. I visited Grape Creek last week on a media trip to Fredericksburg and Grape Creek was the first stop on…

Peach Burrata Salad

There are few things as wonderful as fresh peaches in the South. I brought these beauties back from Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, which is known for their incredible peach season, and couldn’t wait to play with them at the lake house this weekend. I made this gorgeous salad for dinner with my mom along with…

Visiting Pedernales Cellars

This week I visited Pedernales Cellars in the Texas wine country on a media trip to Fredericksburg. This was my first time to visit Fredericksburg (despite being passionate about wine and fluent in German) and I absolutely loved the rolling hills, gorgeous scenery, and outstanding wine. Pedernales Cellars is located on the famous Hwy 290…

June Garden Tour

  This post is sponsored by Texas Department of State Health Services It’s another beautiful day in Wonderland! It’s going to be a lovely season in the backyard and I can’t wait to show you around. This is the third season for my roses and I have a feeling this will be the year when…

Strawberry Fool

This is one of those dishes that you take a bite of and wonder why the hell you haven’t been making this all along.     Make this when you have really great, juicy strawberries. Just toss a cup of washed and hulled strawberries in a blender with a tablespoon of sugar and fold that…

The Stoneleigh Rosé Garden Party

I had just about the most fabulous Saturday one can have at The Stoneleigh with my friend Rodney this afternoon! This was my first time at The Stoneleigh Rosé Garden Party, formerly called the Pink Party, and it did not disappoint. For my non-Dallas readers: the historic Stoneleigh hotel is located in the very chic…

Rooted in Goodness: How to Grow Roses

This article is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. Views and opinions are my own. This weekend I had the honor of hosting a Rose Workshop at the Dallas Farmers Market as part of the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day #RootedInGoodness Spring Tour. The wonderful Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day team had the cutest booth set up for me with…

Game of Thrones High Tea

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” Can you believe the finale is finally here? I’m not ready. I did certainly get in the spirit this afternoon though with a Game of Thrones high tea with my friend Sylvia! The London Baker in The Colony is known for its Harry…

Rosemary Focaccia

Is there anything better than warm focaccia straight out of the oven? I think not! I hesitated posting this because there are a million focaccia recipes on the internet and they’re all mostly the same BUT my dad kept raving about how this was the best focaccia he’s ever had and I think that’s largely…

The Dallas Opera One Night Only Spring Gala

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Dallas Opera‘s One Night Only Spring Gala feature three internationally acclaimed tenors: Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel, and Matthew Polenzani. The talented trio sang selections from Turandot, Pagliacci, Werther, L’elisir d’amore, Fedora, Eugene Onegin and La Gioconda accompanied by The Dallas Opera Orchestra, conducted by the adorable Italian…