Lakeside Lobster

Does dinner get more epic than this? Here’s what I love about food: I probably would not have remembered this Friday but now I always will because it’s the day my mom and I had lobster at the lake. What a special evening! My dad saw this fully cooked lobster on sale this summer and…

Getting to Know Kerr Cellars

Happy Wine Wednesday, Rosies! I experienced Kerr Cellars for the first time yesterday and just have to tell you about this incredible wine. Founded by golf superstar Cristie Kerr (“the best putter ever” according to my dad), Kerr Cellars is dedicated to overdelivering in quality with every sip. Cristie was first introduced to winemaking in Napa…

A Great Day for Rosé

Happy National Wine Day! It’s a great day for rosé, don’t you think? Kuhlman Cellars has some of my favorite rosés. Their winemaker Bénédicte Rhyne is from Provence and I feel like you can taste a bit of that French passion for wine in every sip. Today we’re talking about the 2020 Kuhlmanation Estate Rosé…

Charcuterie and Albariño at San Martiño

Oh, what a night! I had the loveliest time at San Martiño Winery & Vineyards with my friend Jessica this evening. This hidden gem is in my darling lakeside town of Rockwall, Texas about thirty minutes east of Dallas. It’s a small, family-owned vineyard with exception wine. The family has been making wine in northern…

Kabobs and Croquet

Don’t you wish every day could be a perfect spring day in the garden? I had my friends Thi and Simon over recently for an easy dinner on the grill and some croquet. If you’re a fairly new reader, I should tell you that croquet is not a new activity for me. In fact croquet…

Winter Wine Warm Up

Ah, winter at the lake house. How I love thee! By some seasonal phenomenon, the lake is unbelievably blue (and still) in the wintertime. My mom and I spent the first week of the new year out at the lake (it’s her tradition but this year I’m joining) and we had the nicest happy hour…

Rodney Strong on the Dock

There’s something about Sunday at the lake that’s just magical. California winemaker Rodney Strong posed the question, What makes us stronger together?, and for me that’s nature and family. Nature has always given me strength, which is probably one of the reasons why I’m passionate about al fresco happy hours. It’s been a stressful few…

Fall Fairytale Picnic

Life is but a dream I had the loveliest evening last weekend with my friend Lucy! We went to Prayer Lavender Garden in Rockwall, TX for a socially distanced picnic in 76 degree weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky! Prayer Lavender Garden is revamping their lavender fields this fall but the property is…

LVE Red Blend 2016

A spontaneous trip to the lake house with my mom turned into a spontaneous happy hour featuring Legend Vineyard Exclusive (LVE)’s Red Blend 2016 ($50). We sat at the bistro table on the porch enjoying the killer view of the lake on this almost-stormy-but-not-quite night, with just a hint of chill in the air. It’s…