Kentucky Derby Party

I’ve always had a love for big hats, bourbon, and horses so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love watching the Kentucky Derby. It’s the one day a year when the rest of the nation loves horses as much as I do! It’s a celebration of the south and gentile glamour. Here’s how…

SUCKER Tea Party inspired by the Jonas Brothers

I watched the Jonas Brothers SUCKER video within the hour of it being posted and I could not stop watching it. I was mesmerized by how over-the-top and fun it was, almost a caricature of a garden tea party. I could not stop thinking about it and about how badly I wanted to recreate that…

Disney Dinners: Alice in Wonderland

A Mad Hatter-inspired garden party If you’re looking for Alice on Wonderland party ideas and recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Of all the Disney Dinners, I spent the most time planning Alice in Wonderland. It’s funny that I was so excited about it since I am really not a huge fan of the…

Raise Your Glass Dallas 2018

It’s a rare week that I venture out of the house on Sunday but Raise Your Glass Dallas was so worth it. My friend Jessica invited me to be her date and I loved it before I even walked through the door. It was a glorious spring day in Texas: high 50s, low 60s, light…

The Rose Table en Blanc: Diner en Blanc Recipes

What a magical evening The Rose Table en Blanc was! I bought a six foot table to set up in the middle of my garden and invited five foodie friends over for a Le Diner en Blanc-inspired dinner party. If you haven’t heard of it it before, Le Diner en Blanc began in Paris in…

Summer Garden Party

There are few things I love as much as cooking good food for good people. I recently had friends over for a summer garden party on my flagstone patio. We played croquet, drank wine and champagne, and enjoyed each other’s company. For the table, I chose a simple white tablecloth. Since I had an umbrella in…

A Rose By Any Other Name

With a name like Katie-Rose, I was destined to become a gardener. I have eleven varieties of roses in my yard so far. I’m posting these in order of when they bloomed: Roses that have not yet bloomed: Merlot (red), frontyard Burgundy Iceberg (dark purple/red), side yard Julia Child (yellow), frontyard Dream Come True (orange/pink…