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A Beautiful Moment

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Today’s inspiration – the aptly named Grace.


Vogue Australia Entertaining & Travel – my inspiration!

Now, I am not a hoarder by any stretch, but I was just working on a party for a client and found myself leafing through Vogue Australia (the best!) Entertaining‘s – wait for it – February 1998 issue!  Most large newsstands with international issues in large cities carry this most amazing of the glossies.  The food, the photography, the interiors – gosh, I’ve let my secret out.  And because Oz is the opposite of America in weather – they are now approaching Spring – I get a sneak peek of trending before the seasons!


Anyway, I found the most amazing recipe for end of summer here in the States that I wanted to share with our readers.  It’s a Portuguese dish called acorda – a cold bread and vegetable soup (rather like the Tuscan Panzanella) with lobster.   I am thinking of serving it as the first course at a June wedding I’m doing on a farm!

Here’s a link to a good recipe – you can add all sorts of shellfish, like a cioppino, or stick to just lobster.  And yes, a lovely Vinho Verde is just the ticket!  I would totally be an etiquette “don’t” and take a white linen napkin, tuck it into my shirt and get down!


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Vendor Spotlight – Jen Fariello Photography

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Ah, yes!  So many talented photographers out there when you consider a party.  If you live in Virginia – you MUST MUST check out Jen Fariello.  She’s very much in demand, so book early.  I’ve had the pleasure of being photographed by Jen and her bubbly personality really clinches it for me!

She also travels!  Visit her gorgeous site!  Thanks, Jen!

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