Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring will arrive on April 10th at the Aldredge House

Everyone loves to see the creativity when the floral and design community get together to present fabulous floral arrangements. At this luncheon top Dallas floral designers will be represented as they create centerpieces for this event. Pottery Barn Dallas Galleria will be represented by Christopher Potts and myself creating a "Coastal" entry table as well as a floral for a dining table.
For tickets call Ginger at 214-505-6366 by April 5th.
In addition all floral arrangements will be for sale at the end of the luncheon.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Brunch Stable with a Texas Twist!!

Want to do something just a little different for your Easter Brunch? Try this recipe from Chef Ben Ackland which he calls Texas Eggs Benedict.

English muffin
Filet Mignon
poached egg
hollandaise sauce
topped with pico de gallo
Add some hash browns

Yummy! of the most Dramatic and Dynamic Elements in Home Decor!

The color wheel includes high-intensity, pure colors. You will no doubt not use many of the vibrant colors as they appear on the wheel but the principles associated with this wheel can help you create the effect you are looking for.
The twelve colors in a standard color wheel are divided into three categories, primary colors, secondary colors and t tertiary colors.
When we speak of intensity of color we are describing the brightness or dullness of a color, while value refers to a color's lightness or darkness. Add white to a color to create a tint. Add black to create a shade.

Warm colors such as the reds, oranges and yellows make a room feel intimate and cozy. Cool colors such as greens, blues and violets expand a room and make you feel calm and open.

Making your Accessories Personal!

The other day I was going through some old family papers where I came across some old letters. It dawned on me that letter writing is really becoming a thing of the past. When was the last time you sat down to a 4 page letter from someone? Since both my parents have passed on and like everyone they have distinctive cursive I decided to blow up sections of their letters and frame them for my office. Nope didn't stop there did my children as well and in smaller frames plan to do my girlfriends! With e-mails being the main communication tool these days there will be no letters to review and keep. Once I have finished I will post a photo of them all. I can't tell you how delightful it is to look up at my loved ones handwriting and feel the love!!
In the meantime gather some letters and head to Pottery Barn to buy their gallery of frames and do your own meaningful wall. You now have one of a kind art and very personal.

Easter Centerpiece!

I have to say I can't believe anyone loves these marshmallow peeps that are particularly popular at Easter.....I know you are out there as every year they seem to come up with more colors and ideas...for me this is the best use and as in the the segment before as a cocktail decoration!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Brunch/Spring Cocktail!!

How beautiful is this cocktail? Special thanks to Caterina Miltenberger for this fantastic Easter cocktail....don't you just love the peeps? Caterina is the Chief Corporate Mixologist for Glazer Wholesale Distributers and she never fails to come up with wonderful creations for ever special occasion.
This is perfect to serve at a luncheon or Easter Brunch...thanks Cat!!

§1.0 oz Sobieski Orange vodka
§1.0 oz Marie Brizard Parfait Amour liqueur
§1.0 oz white cranberry juice
§1 lime wedge
§Add all ingredients in a mixing glass add ice
§Shake vigorously
§Strain and pour into a well-chilled martini glass
§Garnish: Orange peel
§Optional: (lavender sugar)
§Easter: Garnish with a brightly colored peep