This morning, I went shopping in my closet to figure what to wear for tomorrow’s celebrations. Looking for something in patriotic colors but with a stylish edge, I came up with four stylish looks. Now I cant decide which one to go with. Help me pick one.
Which do you like best?
A night with Birch Box, a colorful porch party, boozy popsicle and pea-potato salad recipes, strawberry-shortcake bridal shower, DIY fourth of July picnic and more lovely things that came my way recently.
25 boozy popsicle recipes at snippet+ink
Pretty paper goods by Little Bit Heart for a strawberry shortcake-inspired bridal shower.
Pea-potato salad by Coco+Kelley
Cute DIY fourth of July picnic ideas over at Glitter Guide
I want a bed swing like this for my apartment.
Birch Box held a private dinner at Malmaison in DC last week. Isnt the decor pretty?
It was lovely to meet Brich Box co-founder Katia, editor Meredith, the Skirt PR team and other DC-based lifestyle bloggers.
This salted caramel tart is heavenly and thanks to Malmaison’s owner I got to bring one home as well.
And who doesnt love a Birch Box as party favor? Right? Are you a Birch Box subscriber?
Have a great (short) week. xoxo
Last year I painted one wall in my living room a dark grey. It took a while to find the exact shade I had in mind. I went with Clark and Kensington’s Admiral Blue which was very close to what I was looking for.
The dark wall completely transformed the room. It highlights the tall ceilings, and add that drama factor that this large room with no architectural detail needed. I played it up by adding black and white striped throw pillows and a patchwork cowhide rug to the room.White lamps, doors, and decor pieces against the contrasting dark wall look brighter and reflect light.
Painting walls dark can be tricky and may not be for everyone, especially if the room lacks natural light. Here are 5 ways to for those of you wanting to introduce dark elements to their decor.
3. Throw pillows
4. Window trims and door frames
5. Rugs and lamps
images: Emily Henderson, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Pinterest
A recap of a lovely afternoon at Stoney Lonesome Farm with chef Tom Madrecki (Chez Le Commis) hosting a butcher block dinner for kinfolk magazine.
TRY SOMETHING YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED BEFORE – Gut & fillet fish: check!
Tom showed us how to tell the freshness, how to scale, gut and fillet fish. I thought I was going to be a little squeamish but surprised myself and felt comfortable with it.
While our fishes were cooking, Tom served smoked salmon cured with salt and sugar which we enjoyed with fresh bread and wine.
Fresh flower arrangements in mason jars from the farm.
The entire meal was delish, we even made our own sides but my favorite was the smoked ice cream served with peaches. I might have helped myself to more than two servings, opps! 🙂
There is nothing quite like enjoyed a meal made with the freshest ingredients from local farms, is there? I heart Summer!!
If you are in the DC area, sign up for Tom’s Supper Club at Chez Le Commis.