Spicey Linguini and Shrimp

Ingredients 1 pound uncooked linguine 2 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons white wine 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined Directions Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to

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Honoring the Royal Wedding

In honor of the fast approaching Royal Wedding we wanted to stay with our English Tea theme! The exciting thing about May (other than the Royal Wedding) is longer days, which adds the perfect opportunity to set your tea table outside on a porch or in a garden and enjoy a late-afternoon tea. Be sure

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Happy Mother’s Day

Today has been AMAZING! My children showed me a wonderful video of my Mom & Dad dancing cheek to cheek! In the video my Mom was pregnant with ME!!! They got the video and several others restored to digital for me! Such a beautiful gesture! I also enjoyed our annual tradition of High Tea! A

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Honor Mom by throwing an outdoor Mother’s Day brunch to celebrate her and show her how special she is. Whether you host the meal outside surrounded by nature or inside, create a garden feel by adorning the table with beautiful blooms. Gardenias, lily of the valley, and stock mixed with greenery make a stunning table.

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High Flying Fun!

A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday.  Hot Air Balloon rides are easy to schedule in advance and won’t take up the entire day. Plan on spending 2 1/2 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon ride from start to finish. Your balloon ride begins on the

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Relaxed Weekend Vibes

When the weather is at its perfect temperatures those are the moments to spend as much time as you can outdoors. That of course includes dining outside regularly. Don’t even worry about perfect floral centerpieces. You can choose a potted plant or your favorite green. Add them to a simple neutral pot and you’re ready!

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Tennis and Tea

I have always thought of my summers spent in Martha’s Vineyard as “civilized cultured” fun. The time my family spent in New England throughout my childhood, teen years, and even ultimately on to college in Connecticut there’s always been an element of elegance associated with this area of the U.S. These are the reasons we

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Welcome Spring!

Hey Friends! I hope you’re having a great weekend. We tackled a few big projects around the house on Saturday morning, then I got a chance to hang out with my beautiful teenager today! We took advantage of the mild weather for a fun photo shoot! Enjoy these images of my youngest daughter Kayla wearing

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St. Patrick’s Day Reading

As a parent of scholars and a Mom who believes in being internationally knowledgeable and sensitive to all cultures, I wanted to share a fun idea to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Sure, you may have other plans today, but try adding a piece of Irish literature as one of the many excellent ways to mark

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Chic Equestrian High Tea

An English tea party is always a great idea, and if it’s full of horses and tea cakes and girly touches it couldn’t be better. English riding is kind of the original Rustic Chic–elegant, refined, fun. I have to admit, doing small, intimate parties with just two or three friends kind of rocks.  The logistics

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