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Hosting a Brunch Gathering? Consider this Farro Salad Recipe.

Hosting a brunch for friends and family can be an easy way to start entertaining at home. Expectations are usually not as high when compared to a dinner gathering and the overall feel can be anywhere from casual to formal, it is up to you! Consider serving a variety of hot and cold items that […]

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Need More Paris?: Bistro Chairs

After searching images of Paris markets, gardens and cafes for Mondays Post “Weekend In Paris”, as well as continuing research for a clients French inspired restaurant patio {photos to come soon}, I needed to see more! More gardens, more markets, more chairs… So I have dedicated the next few posts to dreaming of a trip to […]

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Weekend In Paris

This weekend many design enthusiasts and professionals made the pilgrimage to Paris for the Maison + Objet. Although 1000’s of miles away I am dreaming of the day when I can again visit Paris in the spring, attend this amazing event and walk the streets for inspiration. For now images will have to do. The […]

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PRETTY + TABLESCAPE = LOVE!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 06 | 07:00 PM WHERE: DATZ  2616 South Macdill Ave / Tampa, FL 33629 WHAT: PRETTY + TABLESCAPE = LOVE A pretty table can melt hearts, setting the mood for a truly romantic meal. Whether it will just be two love birds or a group dinner for “The Lonely Hearts Club”, join […]

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National Cuddle Up Day: January 6th

National Cuddle Up Day When: January 6th   Cuddle Up Day is an opportunity to snuggle up to someone or something on a cold winters’ day or night. Depending upon where you live chances are pretty good it’s cold outside and even if its not, keep the curtains drawn and pretend its a grey winter […]

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Champagne Selecting Tips

• They say the only legitimate bubbly is the stuff that hails from France’s Champagne region. All others are technically sparkling wine (known as spumante, sekt or vin mousseux in other parts of the world). • Understand what “sweetness” means with regard to champagne. It’s determined by the winemaker during the process of fermentation with […]

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Seasonal Cut Greens Bring Color to Your Entranceway Containers

Winter temperatures and cloudy skies can leave garden containers looking less than attractive. Placing cut greens like such as Pine boughs and Magnolia trimmings along with Red Dogwood branches, and Pinecones will add life and texture until they can be replanted. Most will be available in your yard but if not, head to a farmers […]

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