Color Studies: No. 2


When designing your event, from a small scale dinner parties to birthday celebrations, holiday gatherings to weddings, it can be a bit overwhelming to settle on any one idea (thank you, pinterest). Do yourself a favor and start small. The most simple way to begin an event plan is to select a few colors to base the look of the event on. You can then build in textures, shades, smells, sounds and tastes, based on that carefully selected base color palette.

Each week, we'll discover a new potential color palette to inspire the start of your next bash.

Poppy Red - 1788C // Orange - 1645C // Purple - 7676C // Deep Royal - 7687C // Sky Blue - 291 C // Light Yellow - 1205 C

Party on.


Menus of Minis - Beets & Brie


In the world of home entertaining, there are a million different options of where to begin planning an event. Between the table decor, floral, who to invite and how on earth you're going to find time in your busy schedule to scrub your floor boards - a creative menu often gets overlooked. Yes, veggie platters, hummus and the always comfortable trio of italian meat slices can be an easy appetizer go to in a pinch. But hey! Live a little! Fight the fear of unknown ingredients and a lack of presentation practice. Take that extra step to impress your guests, and be prepared to revel in the glow of your accomplishment.

This week we're looking at two specialty ingredients, beets & brie. Pardon my love of alliteration, and get ready to spice up your bite sized party food!                                             

Thirsty Thursday: Jalapeño Infused Greyhound Spritzer


Feeling like adding a little kick to your summer cocktail? The Jalapeño infused Greyhound Spritzer is the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy while kicked back in a lounge chair, swinging on a hammock, or enjoying a late Sunday brunch with friends. Ahh summer, you are the greatest.


Jalapeño Simple Syrup

  • equal parts sugar and water (any amount, depending on how much you'd like to make)
  • fresh jalapeño strips, a few seeds added in for kick


  1. Combine the sugar, water and jalapeño strips in a saucepan. Warm over medium-low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves completely. The longer it simmers on low, the more intense the flavor will become.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Pour into a glass jar, and store in the refrigerator.


  • 2 oz. of your favorite vodka
  • 4 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. grapefruit flavored Perrier
  • 1/2 tbl. simple syrup (more or less, to taste)


  1. Add the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to combine. 
  2. Pour in your favorite lowball glassware. Add chilled grapefruit perrier. Top with skinny slice of jalapeño for garnish.
  3. Enjoy!