Happy Hour on the Beach

The time has finally come: my first picnic on our new beach at the lake house. We have dreamed about having a beach out at Blueberry Hill for at least a decade! I’ve been saving my 2017 Ignis from Kuhlman Cellars for a special occasion. It seemed fitting to toast the beach with a really…

Alluvé by the Fire

Happy Wine Wednesday, Rosies! It was freezing cold in Dallas last week. We had several inches of snow on the ground for days and days. I stayed in watching movies with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Henry warming my lap. I made a big pot of gumbo and chocolate banana bread and curled up by…

Lemon Lakeside Picnic

I met some friends at The Harbor Rockwall today for a lemon lakeside picnic. Did you Texas has a major lake scene? In the summertime, The Harbor is bustling with boats and outdoor concerts but in the winter, I still love sitting by the sparkling blue water with a view of the lighthouse. I couldn’t…

The Most Magical Happy Hour on Earth

Every Disney lover knows that everything tastes better shaped like Mickey Mouse, so it’s no wonder I’m obsessed with my new custom-made Mickey Mouse serving bowl. Last summer my friend Irene and I went to a fabulous event at the Dallas Arboretum that featured tons of local artists. It was there we first saw Marbleized…

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…