Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Is this not the cutest little cake?! It’s so demure and very German with its single layer and whipped cream in lieu of frosting, hence the name Chocolate Strawberry Torte. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: my Best Ever Chocolate Cake freezes really, really well. I baked two layers and used…

Blushing BBQ

Who says a backyard BBQ can’t be pink? I had my friend Thi over for dinner in the garden the other day and ended up setting the cutest pink table and just had to share! For dinner, I grilled clams, sausage, corn, and bread.ย  I literally tossed everything on my charcoal grill while Thi and…

Strawberry Fields Crostini

Toasted baguette topped with creamy mascarpone, fresh strawberries, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction Looking for the perfect garden party appetizer? You’ve found it! This is basically my dream summer snack. It’s a little sweet, a little savory, and packs a whole lot of flavor into an adorable package. It comes together very quickly…

Spa Garden Party

I don’t talk about this often here on The Rose Table, but I am a huge at-home spa person. I do a manicure and facial every week, a pedicure and foot soak/scrub every other week, and I love to have girlfriends over for spa parties. Normally I set everything up inside but the garden is…

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…

Romeo and Juliet

The social distancing dinner date of your dreams Welcome to fair Corona! I mean…Verona. I dreamt about hosting A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a decade before hosting my beloved Midsummer party last year. Never once did it cross my mind to host a Romeo and Juliet themed dinner but last month I was walking my dog…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The ultimate moonlit summer garden party Welcome to my first ever theatre-themed dinner party! As a lifelong lover of the arts, this is an exciting moment for me. I’ve wanted to host A Midsummer Night’s Dream party since I first read the William Shakespeare play in high school. It’s an enchanting theme for a party…

The Stoneleigh Rosรฉ 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 Rosรฉ 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…

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebration in the garden I swore to my friends I wasn’t going to blog about this. “But what do we wear?” they kept asking. “Oh, anything really. It’s super casual,” I said. “But will you blog about this?” they asked. “No, no, this is just for fun! This isn’t going on the…