A City Oasis at the Four Seasons Mexico City

A City Oasis at the Four Seasons Mexico City

When planning a July trip to Mexico City (aka CDMX) with some dear friends of ours, we had the usual objectives when searching for a hotel: nice accomodations, good service, great location. But because we were traveling with friends, we also looked for a hotel with common areas where we could hang out. The Four Seasons Mexico City checked all of those boxes, but it was the courtyard that really sold us… and it all totally exceeded our expectations once we arrived.

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#ProjectPantryPurge

I recently admitted to myself that I have a problem… a grain problem.  No, I’m not allergic to grains or cutting them out of my diet. I have a problem hoarding grains, pasta, and dried beans in my pantry!!  After posting about it in my Instagram stories and getting lots of responses, I realized I’m not alone.

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Egg + Asparagus Tea Sandwiches

I recently hosted a tea party baby shower for two pregnant friends, and these egg + asparagus sandwiches were a big hit! Along with scones, tea, petit fours, and mimosas, I made a selection of finger sandwiches. I was planning to make a classic egg salad, but I was running short on time and made a deconstructed version instead.

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My Antique-Filled Contemporary Condo

I’ve been mulling over the idea of blogging about my own space for years, but there was always one more project I wanted to complete or one more piece of furniture I wanted to buy before I felt like I was ready. Well, the time has finally come. And it only took us listing our condo for sale to make it happen, ha! Even though this is only our home for a few more days (eek!), please indulge me while I write a love letter to the first home we ever owned.

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2017 Year in Review

Some highlights of where we traveled, what we ate, what I grew in my garden, what we watched, what we read, and the ways we worked in the last year.

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A Small-Batch Gift Guide for Food Lovers

Food gifts are some of my favorite gifts to give, especially ones that are handcrafted and thoughtfully produced. As a lover of food myself, I decided that the best way to put together a gift guide was to make of list of food-related gifts I’d love to receive!

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My Seasonal Thanksgiving Table

Here’s a selection of seasonal side dishes, drinks, table decoration ideas, and a couple of good-any-season desserts that I like to bring to Friendsgiving and family Thanksgiving.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is one of my go-to dinner party desserts because I almost always have the ingredients on hand: eggs, sugar, chocolate, and butter (plus a shot of flavored liqueur if it suits the mood).

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