SOS with chive events

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

Boston Food & Lifestyle Photographer

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.

Valentine’s Day with Style Me Pretty

this is one of my favorite shoots thus far with Style Me Pretty, though I think that I feel that way after each and every one. we shot this in my home, which was great to see the their team at work from beginning to end and the ladies of SMP were super patient with my small [but sweet!] space and 3 dogs + 1 husband underfoot. for all of the Valentine’s Day inspiration, hop over to the SMP blog, xo.

a year round favorite – Orange Rosemary Spritz

of course I say that all of the cocktails that I shoot with maggie are on the top of my list, but this Orange Rosemary Spritz is truly a year round favorite. I’ve played around with different variations and this works really well for winter with the addition of the rosemary – looks pretty and adds just the right amount of herbaceous aroma as you sip. maggie tweaked my recipe and you can see it + download the hand-illustrated recipe card on snippet & ink, and also peruse over at the Eat Boutique blog too, cheers!

pear rum blush – another great sip

boston food photographer

boston food photographer

boston food photographer

this great sip is one of my favorites to have shot with maggie…I’m typically not a rum drinker but she married the flavors in this so perfectly, that since our shoot it has been my ‘fall into winter’ go-to cocktail and perfect to whip up for guests all while looking like a master mixologist. with 5 more days to go, you have plenty of time to grab the fixings and make a practice round too, cheers!