Fruit Infused Gin and Tonics

July 28, 2014 | cheers | Comments

When I’m at a dive bar or not feeling a sweet cocktail, I usually go for a classic gin and tonic. They’re pretty plain, but I like the refreshing taste and enjoy sipping on something simple. To give the standard gin and tonic recipe a twist, I added some fresh fruit and herbs to slightly...read more

Charming Friday Links: Dreaming of the Tropics!

July 25, 2014 | Be Inspired | Charming Friday Links | Comments

When I was 16 we visited Tulum and Playa del Carmen and I was convinced I was moving there when I turned 18. You know, to live in a beach cottage and work some type of random day job! I stopped short in LA and decided that staying in California might be a better option...read more

Buttermilk Cake with Whipped Cream and Bourbon Soaked Cherries

July 24, 2014 | Sweet Recipes | Comments

It’s cherry season and I love incorporating them into desserts, cocktails and appetizers. They’re bright, sweet and make a stunning garnish! With the overabundance of cherries in stores, I decided to make a buttermilk cake with whipped cream and bourbon soaked cherries and it’s delicious! The name says it all but it’s basically bourbon soaked...read more

Music Inspiration: Yuna’s Come Back Music Video

July 23, 2014 | Be Inspired | Comments

We’re loving Verve’s breakthrough artist Yuna’s new music video, Come Back, so I thought I’d share it with you all! My husband, Zan Passante, Executive Produced it and his friend Adam Patch directed it. I adore how colorful the video is! It fits the happy and catchy tune perfectly. It always puts me and Romeo...read more

Room Essentials Makeover with Target

July 22, 2014 | Charming Home | Comments

After buying our house last year, I focused more on the renovations than decorations.Now that the major renos are done, Iʼm excited to be pulling the interior together. To keep myself from getting overwhelmed (because decorating an entire house is overwhelming!) Iʼm going to start with one room at a time. Romeo is graduating to...read more

15 Charming Kitchen Nooks

July 21, 2014 | Charming Home | Comments

I’ve always been attracted to the charm a dining nook or small cafe-style table and chairs add to a kitchen. Especially if there is already a formal dining room, a kitchen nook is a great space to gather for breakfast or lunch. The nooks surrounded by large windows and comfortable bench seating are my favorite!...read more
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