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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Easter Table Inspiration

IMG_5595Easter is early this year (March 27th), so I’m already thinking about how I’m going to set our table. Just like last year, my pink and white Raynaud in the Transat pattern will be front and center, as will a collection of bunnies. Soft, pastel flowers feel right for this holiday, so the palette will be more like a watercolor than an acrylic painting.IMG_5553 IMG_5597And, chocolate bunnies and candy colored eggs will be plentiful! What more do you need?!

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