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Display Name: abs99
Member Since: 11/19/09

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I LOVE the Farmer's Market in Hollywood. Looking at this makes me realize how spoiled we are....


Kale To Citrus: Eating Seasonally in the East and the West
3/3/11 02:24 PM

I love Emily Henderson... I think she is appropriately cute and her work is excellent. Excited about the premiere!


Sneak Peek: Emily Henderson's Secrets From a Stylist
HGTV

2/25/11 08:08 PM

How I am just learning of this "Hot Rum Cow"? YUM!
On that note: went to John Sedlar's new restaurant Playa last night. AWESOME cocktail list! My 2 favorites are "The Proposition" and "A Oaxacan The Clouds."


Hot Rum Cow & Jalapeño Margarita: 8 Drinks for Winter
2/21/11 06:01 PM

I am an ACC girl (Go Noles!), but growing up in the South, I still have an appreciation for the SEC (plus my father does a lot of work with Auburn... but I digress) and I can honestly say we share a LOT of football traditions.

And I love a good spinach and artichoke dip. But only for special occasions (and the Steelers competing for the 7th Lombardi constitutes as such!)...
I actually also like to mix it up with dips and spreads, since often they are central for munching. Here are a few fun options: Playing The Spread


Recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Dip
1/31/11 02:29 PM

I dream about open shelving... or at least glass enclosed shelving....


Neat & Beautiful Open Kitchen Shelving
Organization Inspiration from The Kitchn

1/11/11 01:59 PM

I know, I know, "honeysuckle" is the color of 2011. However since this year got going I have found myself more and more attracted to olive green. I even bought a shirt and coat in it- something I never would have considered before! it is an interesting neutral and somehow sophisticated, because it is challenging to pull off well. I really like the use of it in the first room!


Olive Green Interiors
1/10/11 06:41 PM

I say YES as well!!!! one of my absolutely favorite tools!!!!!!!!!!!!


Immersion Blenders: Should You Buy One?
1/6/11 05:32 PM

I am all about trying different wines ( I actually have a Wine Of The Week post on my blog)... and I especially want to try wines from unexpected regions. I recently had a bottle for Idaho that was awesome and a friend gave me a bottle from the country Georgia that should be interesting.... we shall see!!!


2011 Wine Resolution: Reach for Less Familiar Wines!
1/6/11 05:29 PM

I love the pig from Juliska... part piggy bank, party gift that gives back, all adorable!!!!


Pigs — No Longer Just for Piggy Banks
12/16/10 06:01 PM

This is the project I've been looking for! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! (although my hubby hates you as our holiday party is Sunday and instead of chipping away from my to do list, I just keep adding to it..... oops)


Winter Sparkle Mirror Garland & White Lights
12/9/10 02:20 PM

I would add: one more coat of scotchguard.... makes messes much less dramatic.


Strip The Bathroom: And Other Last Minute Reminders
11/24/10 05:11 PM

I love his advice! We actually always use are crystal when drinking wine... somehow it just elevates the whole experience!!!

(FYI: I actually have a friend who is a sommelier who helps me with my Wine of The Week each week as well as a wine buying guide for novices on my blog)


Advice on Wines and Stemware
11/24/10 02:30 PM

I am not doing anything remotely Thanksgiving-y over the next few days.... actually have a funn collection of recipes to get me through pre-Turkey day meals: Not Ready For Turkey
YUM!!!!!!


What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of November 20-21, 2010

11/19/10 05:35 PM

Perfect! I have to bring the cocktail (among other things for the holiday!)!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!


Recipe Roundup: 12 Thanksgiving Cocktail Ideas
Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits

11/19/10 04:24 PM

This looks SO yummy... by chance, I made split pea soup last night! Guess I am going to have to make some croutons for the left-overs!!!!


Soup Recipe: Vegetarian Split Pea Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
11/18/10 02:14 PM

I have a great suzani tapestry that I use as a tablecloth sometimes (currently Suzani obsessing, see North On Harper for proof!). I like to use it with even my more conservative china- seems to liven up the whole table!


Bold & Bright Table Settings
11/16/10 05:52 PM

I am in LOVE with wallpapered bathrooms.... It makes a bathroom feel warm....
Check out some photos that I collected on my blog..... they may inspire you!
North On Harper


Is Wallpaper in the Bathroom a Good Idea?
Good Questions

11/11/10 01:58 PM

So important to prepare for a gathering so that guests (and you the host!) can truly relax and enjoy!!! Great tips!!! I made some suggestions on my blog as well (North On Harper)


Party Basics: Things to Remember When Hosting a Holiday Party
11/4/10 04:46 PM

I JUST left this hotel.... check out some great photos from the entrance of the hotel: North On Harper


Kitchen Tour: Six Degrees of Separation at the Setai
11/4/10 12:45 AM

I just left this hotel!!!!! They opened this past Monday, check out my photos and some info on North On Harper


Flan & Oisa Entertain at the Setai
House Tour

11/4/10 12:35 AM