Pinata Day & Cinco de Mayo

IMG_8508-768x1024Did you know tomorrow is National Pinata Day? Well, I’m sure you know Cinco de Mayo is in a few weeks, so talking pinatas seems quite timely. I’ve always loved a pinata, but once I discovered Lula Flora, I found myself looking for ways to incorporate them into a party or a simple Tex-Mex dinner.

Lula Flora creates customized pinatas, which are perfect for place settings, party favors or surprise gifts. They’ve gone beyond the expected shapes, so if you can dream it they can make it.il_570xN.951108598_iol9 il_570xN.1081999309_340s il_570xN.1141572220_a0p8il_570xN.980193198_hr13 il_570xN.1161818046_a5fsil_570xN.925694706_pg8j il_570xN.1205767933_mdzp IMG_8529-e1461274864488-768x1024So if your fiesta needs a little kick, order some custom pinatas and they’ll be the figurative and literal “hit” of your party!

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Hares by Caroline Reehl Boykin

blue+hare+36x60+caroline+boykinWith Easter on it’s way, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite bunny artists, Caroline Reehl Boykin. Actually, Caroline says her paintings are hares and I can see the difference. These are less cutesy and more sophisticated and strong. Either way…I love them!

Even better, Caroline and her collection of hares were recently featured in Elle Decor for an Easter “bunny” themed brunch. The combination of art and entertaining is inspiring, as many of us prepare to set tables of our own this week. easter-brunch-1-1490987270 easter-brunch-2-1490987397Stare+Hares+24x36+Caroline+Boykin easter-brunch-3-1490987897Playful+Hares+30x30+Caroline+Boykin-1 easter-brunch-5-1490987366Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+2Caroline+boykin+Easter+Brunch+8Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+9Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+11Caroline+Boykin+Easter+Brunch+17After seeing this beautiful brunch, I think I’d better hop to it for Easter!

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photogrpahy: Anna Routh

Easter Entertaining

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Let me count the ways. Bunnies. Easter eggs. Pastels. Flowers. Peeps. Chocolate bunnies. You get the idea.  I was wowed by this charming Easter Brunch created for Crate & Barrell by Sugar and Charm. The marblized egg cookies will be on my list this year, as will the hibiscus champagne cocktail.

Recipes for all can be found here!Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.52.22 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.52.51 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.53.02 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.53.21 PM b686a2b76414f2db26b964607612f03fI want to make a batch of these ice cubes, so that even plain water looks pretty this Spring! Happy Weekend, all!

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