Thursday, September 20, 2018

Neptune's Shells - A Wonderful Rich Bedroom Look!

We've been doing lots of planning for fall and the upcoming holiday season - including putting together some great looks for coastal bedrooms.  

For fall and winter, we always are drawn to deep shades of navy and indigo blue - looks especially rich when you add in a pop of white or warm khaki. Check out our latest beach bedroom collection with plenty of mix and match pieces to inspire a new look for your fall style.





The throw in some extra details - like these embroidered coral pillows in Khaki and Navy Blue...




Add Pretty Shell Lighting.. and Blue Art


Don't forget the cozy rug!


Or this new one Windswept Shore Rug from Surya is pretty fab too!








Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer Stone Fruit Sangria - Perfect for Parties at the Beach


There is just nothing quite like real summertime nectarines and plums - especially if you are lucky enough to have your own fruit trees or a local farm stand nearby.  (we are incredibly blessed to have a wonderful family farm between our house and the ocean!)


Here's what you need for your Summer Stone Fruit Sangria:

  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1+ cup sliced Nectarines (we used a combination of white and yellow)
  • 1 cup sliced ripe red/purple plums 
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2  cup Peach Brandy
  • 1 Bottle Sauvignon Blanc (White Wine)
  • Fresh Mint sprigs for garnish

Place the sliced nectarines, plums and strawberries in a large pitcher. Pour the simple syrup over the fruit, then add the peach brandy and give it a quick stir to meld together. Add the Sauvignon Blanc wine to your pitcher and chill until ready to serve. Chill ideally overnight, but at least 4 hours if you can wait.  



Fill your glasses with ice and pour in your sangria, being careful to also spoon in some of the fruit. Garnish with Mint!  

A few tips:
1. Don't peel your fruit - adds so much pretty color and no need to waste time peeling

2. Stir carefully so that your fruit does not get "smashed" but can still marinate in the wine and brandy

3. Can also add sparkling water just before serving to give your Sangria a little extra special pop!




Featuring a few of our favorite coastal cocktail pieces!




Stemless Whale Tumblers $49.90

And a few pretty coral pillows!





Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Tomato and Avocado Salad

Perfect for summer and absolutely delish! I promise.


We live for summer fresh tomatoes and fresh garden produce at my house and absolutely had to try this recipe that Tom discovered in our most recent issue of Sunset Magazine (highly recommend this magazine by the way!)  


Super easy with summer ingredients that are readily available at your local farm stand or at the grocery store. Plus - look how pretty, and elegant this Summer Tomato and Avocado salad is to serve!

Ingredients:

  • 1 sliced large English cucumber or several small Persian cucumbers
  • 2 Medium Heirloom Tomatoes,  cut into small wedges
  • 3/4 - 1 pint of colorful cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 small ripe avocados, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds 
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro; leaves and stems included
  • Kosher Salt
1. Layer larger tomato wedges and cucumber on a serving platter. Then layer on smaller halfed cherry tomatoes, followed by avocado slices
2. Mix together olive oil, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar until well blended and then drizzle over salad
3. Sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro on top to give your pretty salad a gorgeous finishing touch!
4. Add Kosher salt to taste (might not need any)



You will most definitely will impress your beach home guests with your "culinary" skills!


(Adapted from Sunset Magazine July 2018 Issue)

P.S. Just in case you need some cool serving ideas - try out these fun serving utensils - perfect for gift giving too!




For more fun ideas for Serving Platters and Serveware - check out our Extensive Coastal Serveware Collection!






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