My Favorite Things #8

A Father’s Day Tribute! Could there possibly be a more suitable way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a backyard family barbecue?? Just think about it … mouthwatering filet mignon grilled to medium-rare perfection, wedge salad crowned with bits of crispy bacon and creamy chunks of Point Reyes Blue Cheese, grilled fingerling potatoes tossed in EVOO, thyme and rosemary, and a dish of…

My Favorite Things #7

Pack your bags, peeps — vacation season 2015 has arrived! But living in San Diego, I’ve discovered that it’s ridiculously easy (not to mention FUN) to enjoy STAY-cations virtually every weekend. So I’m leaving my luggage in the closet for now, and dedicating this particular post to vacationing at home, wherever that may be … This Milagro’s Mayan Mule is a delightfully refreshing Mexican version of the…

My Favorite Things #6

Thanks to a tip from my dear friend Patti, I discovered Skimbaco Lifestyle, a wonderful lifestyle website that is chock full of unique ideas, products, tips, and inspirations for just about anything a person who chooses to live their life to the fullest could possibly imagine. Speaking of a life well lived, I love receiving updates about new posts from K at Peeled…

My Favorite Things #4

This past week I discovered Road Less Travelled, a fantastic travel and lifestyle blog by Ben Farrell. One article in particular, Bathing In Your Undies With Cows, swiftly grabbed my attention. Here’s a little clip: “It was a cool, dark, musty bar full of vintage leather couches that seemed to drink your soul.” I want to write like that, damn…

My Favorite Things #3

  I think it’s fairly safe to assume that Spring has finally arrived in most parts parts of our country. WOOT! But can you even believe that Easter is a mere week away? Cris and I are hosting a family brunch for about 20 people and I just now created the menu. No tablescape design. No Easter/Spring…