As someone who loves to bake (and once baked for a living), there always seems to be an enormous amount of bittersweet chocolate and sugar spilling out of my kitchen cupboards. The cold winter months didn’t help things, and I found myself consuming more comfort food than was necessary. There was a long hard talk […]
One of my favorite moments each spring is discovering my rhubarb plants slowly making their way above ground. They are so faithful; no matter what the winter held for them, or how terribly I neglect them, they come back to me each and every spring. To reward them, I find plenty of ways to use […]
It’s hard to find a drink that pairs better with summer than an ice-cold Gin and Tonic. Now that Memorial Day is upon us, we can safely say there are plenty of sunshine-filled days ahead to enjoy such libations. In fact, just last week we hosted our first party at The Collective Minneapolis, which featured […]
Here in Minneapolis we were lucky, wearing t-shirts and sandals well into October. But November has made her entrance, welcoming us with chilly winds and cold, drizzly rain. I’ve finally pulled all my sweaters out, and my hat and mittens, too. Curled up by the fire with a book is my favorite spot on days […]
**This post is sponsored by Soma. We received compensation to share a review of the product. All opinions and thoughts about the brand are our own.** A couple weeks ago my friends at Soma sent me a sample of their newest design, the Soma Pitcher. Their carafe became a staple entertaining piece last year and I’ve used it daily for both meetings and dinner […]
Summer is special. We all know this, or have the memory of it. An intoxicating haze rolls in with the humidity and extended daylight, bringing a slowness that sets in sharp contrast to the way we live the rest of the year. To me, summer is made up of small moments of pause prompted by the little things: […]
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