the weekday happy hour.


just before we jump into the long hectic holiday weekend, we’re partnering with Target to style up my upper backyard bonfire space for an easy weekday happy hour. it’s sometimes challenging to decorate quickly and easily on a week night, but it’s also important when you work really hard all week (and as a blogger often weekends, too!) to decompress and refuel... 
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A Galentine’s Evening with Frangelico.


this week i had the distinct pleasure of returning to san francisco to host a party with the lovely and most delicious frangelico — a classic liqueur, flavored with specialty Tonda Gentile hazelnuts, and whose origins date back more than 300 years to the presence of Christian friars who first created the liqueur while living in the hills of the Piedmont region of northern... 
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let’s holidayy!


’tis the season for celebration and last week i had the most fun hosting a holiday party for the always refreshing SKYY Vodka! we started the party planning off quite right by choosing The Fig House as our event space, and hiring RoomForty to cater some amazing bites — like mini lobster rolls and the most delicious ravioli that ever crossed my lips. everything... 
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heath + schoolhouse + yellow owl = party.


Have you visited the brand new heath ceramics showroom in San Francisco’s mission district yet? if not, this is the perfect opportunity to have a look around! it’s a party and an Artist reception for Yellow Owl Workshop’s Christine Schmidt to celebrate the launch of her Victory Regalia Collection for Schoolhouse Electric in the Heath showroom. come by November... 
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Drinking the Summer Garden. glug. glug.


it’s friday. we should have a cocktail. maybe two. and some nibbles, right? yep. and we’re in luck — garden expert extraordinaire gayla trail and photographer/designer davin risk have self-published the first volume in what they hope will be an ongoing series of homemade living, eating, and gardening pocketbooks called, You Grow Guides — available both... 
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