Hello everyone! Memorial weekend is almost here and I have delicious dessert you an serve at your celebration. I think it’s fair to say everyone loves strawberry shortcake. This recipe takes the classic recipe, pairs it with a yummy light frosting and then garnishes with fresh herbs. The finished dessert is a fresh from the garden sweet treat. The readers of Casa and Company loved this recipe so much that I wanted to share it with all of you too. Ice cream on the side is definitely welcomed!
Hello everyone! We’ve returned from another trip to Los Angeles. I have to admit I was completely exhausted Monday and slow to catch up. As I mentioned last week, one of my biggest projects finally went live! Way back in February I applied to style a party for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Just a handful of bloggers were selected to style and create summer party how-to’s for the magazine’s online site. I chose a garden party theme for my photo-shoot. Everything was styled in English garden outside my studio! The Summer Soiree garden party is officially live on bhg.com, so please bounce over. There’s a free downloadable kit with all the recipes, DIYs and printable to create your own summer party!
Happy Friday everyone! We’re wrapping up our busy week in Los Angeles of Mother’s Day, visiting friends, family and a graduation (go Trojans). Though I may not post here often, I have lots popping up on other sites this month. First of one of the many projects this spring is the Home Depot Patio Challenge of my brother’s yard. I gave his neutral zen patio a bright Caribbean update. All the how to’s and styling can be found on the Home Depot’s Apron blog!
I also wanted to announce the winner of my Better Homes and Gardens products for Walmart giveaway. Congrats to Betsy Rubendall Barnes, you won a $100 gift card to Walmart to help update your summer entertaining space.
I have more to come with Better Homes and Gardens magazine (bhg.com to be exact), in the way of summer entertaining. So stay tuned!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)
It’s taken until my return to Los Angeles to share photos from my trip last month! Yes, for shame, but better late than never. Part one of my Southern California trip was San Diego, where I did absolutely nothing for three days. Wasn’t long enough but still enjoyed. Part two was to Los Angeles to visit family, friends and attend to very special events. Joy Cho and Justina Blakeney’s book signings! I loved meeting/reconnecting with both of these creative/blogger role models. Both released books in April. Justina has wonderful style and her brand is really taking off. Joy continues to be a pioneer in this world and really demonstrates what it takes to “have it all”. I admire them both so much!
Happy Friday everyone! I’m heading south again to Los Angeles for Mother’s Day and a graduation. Frankly I don’t mind traveling again because the weather in the Bay Area has been real crummy. The day I shot the outdoor entertaining post it was so windy, we nearly froze. I can’t wait for sunnier skies and a chance to actually wear what I bought from the Lilly for Target collection! Once I return from the trip south, I’m gearing up for another workshop with my friend Ana again. This time we’re combining our Instagram tips with a flower arranging workshop! We’re hosting the class at Tina Frey Design’s studio in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood on May 30th. You can learn all about the event on our course page! You may be thinking, not another flower workshop in San Francisco. Trust me we’re totally different and our class is a lot more affordable too! We refuse to charge more than we would be willing to pay ourselves.
Ana has a wonderful Instagram account that’s constantly growing. If you’ve ever wanted to experience San Francisco from your phone, follow her. As you may have noticed, I have a strong affinity for flowers. I’m not formally trained, nor claim to be an expert. I create simple arrangements made from affordable flowers that are meant to be completely achievable by the everyday woman. For the workshop we’re going to use flowers you can find at the local market, not buds you have to special order from a flower supplier. We want attendees to be able to recreate their designs from class.