*this* is an amazing concoction. after shooting with maggie, I went home and made this immediately. it was worth the wait, the daily stirring, the little tastings, and when it was done – it was so amazingly delicious. great to sip on its own as an aperitif but we both really loved it with some prosecco too. I found a ratio of 1/2 each a nice balance. read about maggie’s adventures and poignant thoughts along with the recipe over on eat boutique.
I use simple syrups quite a bit and this is a new favorite…and maybe perfect on a nearly-spring day like today in a glass of green iced tea. hop on over to the Style Me Pretty Living blog for my recipe, cheers!
p.s. see the adorable handmade dishes? these petite little gems are coming soon to the shop on eat boutique but in the meantime, hop on over to see some of her stoneware, they’re all on my “want” list
sometimes it’s fun to shoot, just because. I had a free saturday last season and moonlighted as a floral assistant for becca of Petal Floral Design and grabbed my camera “just in case”. I snapped a few of her floral lovelies at Overbrook House in Buzzards Bay…Overbrook is such a unique venue and I’m now counting the days until I shoot erin’s wedding [from the also pretty amazing Forêt!] at OH this upcoming may…which is just a *blink* away.
now that the new Bliss Celebrations Guide issue is on newsstands, I can finally share this Sip ‘n See shoot that I did for them last summer. what a great team to work with and this issue is chockfull of inspiration for all sorts of gatherings. you can browse the guide online, but it’s on newsstands too…and if you’re old school like me, I really enjoy the process of holding a magazine and flipping through it with a cup of something delicious.
andrea + randy – so happy to have been part of all of this…from your e-session to coffee chats to your wedding and now talks over cocktails about your new home. and a huge thank you to the Wedding Chicks for featuring this sweet session too, xo.
…and another *thank you* to Petal Floral Design for the charming floral dog collar + simple styling.
as I sit on this rainy winter’s day, my mind wanders to warmer seasons and I was reminded that I had yet to share this little snippet. you may already know that I have a huge business crush on chive events - I love their business model and whether a wedding or one of their suppers, I truly enjoy working with them. the day was perfection and I had my husband in tow…we juggled cocktails and cameras and enjoyed an amazing view, the late afternoon sun, and a nosh or two all while benefiting charity at Thomas Jefferson’s summer home in Manchester-by-the-Sea. each supper supports a non-profit and on this day, proceeds from the Supper On the Sea were donated to Change Is Simple, Inc., whose approach to educating about our environment is quite inspiring. chive’s “hooked” event was quite amazing too if you missed that post here…along with some “behind the scenes” in their kitchen…and a wedding of one of their own, here.
this was one ooey gooey chocolatey mess. and it was so delicious to just look at and then of course, sip after. a hot chocolate bar is a great idea for grown-ups, spiked with your favorite poison, or without for the kiddos. recipe by maggie over on Snippet & Ink!