Mini Moon at the Ritz Carlton Bacara

Here are highlights from our post wedding mini moon at the Ritz Carlton Bacara resort in Santa Barbara. So happy we chose to stay here because this would be an amazing place to come back and celebrate anniversaries. Always gotta think ahead. 😉 Touches like complimentary champagne at check-in and amazing sauna amenities for all…

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How to Up Your Cheese Vocabulary

Have you guys listened to the latest Splendid Table episode on cheese? It’s delightful 🙂 My favorite segment is when Cheesemonger Greselda Powell gives some tips on how to speak cheese. So the next time you’re eating triple cream brie you can describe its flavors beyond just, “It’s good,” while munching away. The Different Flavor Profiles…

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How to Throw a Solid Baby Shower

Hint: It starts with a fantastic cake. What makes for a good baby shower? Besides the fact that one of your besties or family members is about to have a life changing experience…there’s always the cake. And the awkward, but fun games. But really, the cake and treats need to be on point. Top 3…

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Salmon Two Ways

It’s been a rather unusually cold winter in LA. Until it warms up (fingers crossed that it’s as soon as next month), I’ve been finding myself making comforting holiday-like food even though it’s February. My family likes to have seafood over the holidays, and that includes salmon. Here are my current two go-to ways I…

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Valentine’s Day Lasagna

In our house, we love traditions that we’ve made our own – like going apple picking for our anniversary every year. Or getting a small Ollie-friendly sized Christmas tree during the holidays. Another one we’ve done for 5 years strong now is Valentine’s Day lasagna. We don’t go out to eat for Valentine’s Day (not…

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