December2015


Black-eyed Peas, Collards & Ham Soup

Growing up in the South, New Year’s always always meant eating a big helping of black-eyed peas and collard greens. The peas are for good luck and the collards are for prosperity. And who doesn’t want good luck and money to follow them around? It was always a fun tradition as a kid as if these beans and greens were so sort of magical omen to...

Sweater & Sequin Pants

This week in Denver it isn’t going to really break freezing, so this is my ultimate cozy New Year’s attire. Ribbed sweater, sequin pants and fancy pumps.  Because when you are wearing your party pants, you can basically get away with a comfy sweater and still be completely festive. Our New Year’s plans are mellow this year. We are staying...

Bacon & Truffle Deviled Eggs

There are few things that sum up my roots in the South more than my love for deviled eggs.  Deviled eggs were such a part of my childhood, and they were always center stage at family holiday gatherings.   These deviled eggs are doctored up with my two favorite things: bacon and truffles. Both bacon and truffles always seem to be a theme during Christmas...

Winter Solstice Playlist

In honor of the Winter Solstice, I have a tradition of making a mixed playlist to share with my friends during the wintery, snowy months. This mix is meant to be listened to by the fireplace with a cocktail or hot tea, or for chilling out in a warm bath full of winter scented salts. It’s full of SOUL, funk and swag… Because how many Christmas...

Gilded Cocktail Dress

Every now and then I love a good cocktail dress.  It’s not often that I buy a cocktail dress that isn’t black, but I couldn’t resist the gorgeous 70’s-inspired tapestry pattern of this Alice & Olivia dress. To dress down this cocktail dress since it feels so fancy with it’s pattern, I paired it with opaque tights,...

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