The beauty of this big batch of Whole Grain Pancake Mix is it eliminates a few steps between lazy morning snoozing and syrup pools, the two key parts of a successful weekend morning. This pantry stockpile is also a great head start for brunch entertaining. I even went on “Pittsburgh Today Live” to whip up a stack.
July 2014 I recently prepared the food spreads for a backyard garden party at Roxanne’s Dried Flowers, where I spend many of my daytime hours playing with dried arrangements, my camera and photoshop. The party concept was to inspire attendees to host their own backyard gatherings, with the goal of spending more time enjoying summer and less time stressing over food and decor. As one… Keep Reading
April/May 2013 The greenery had begun to blanket the patio at Il Pizzaiolo just in time for Table Magazine’s gatherings issue. The concept, as I mentioned in Part One, was an Italian style dinner amongst friends. Though the entire meal felt very natural from its pacing to the conversation, there was a little bit of sunshine trickery beyond the frame…… Keep Reading
April/May 2013 Some say print is dying, but there’s nothing like the surprise of a magazine amidst the junkmail, foregoing responsibilities, sitting outside, feet up, an icy cocktail in hand and paging through beautiful spreads of food, interiors, fashion, etc. Some say print is dying, but there is something exciting, maybe even more exciting these days, about tangibility, especially, especially, especially… Keep Reading
September 2012 In a Jeep full (FULL!) of cakes, icing and decor, my styling partner, Nicole and I ventured from Pittsburgh to Virginia wine country. It was time for Renee and Ramsey to join in holy matrimony, but first, it was time for us to decorate! Notaviva Vineyard provided a beautiful backdrop to the wedding, and the threat of rain… Keep Reading