It started off with a beautiful food photo shoot at work. Photo shoots are serious, tiring business but also so much fun! I love being able to help style the food, choose linens for the backdrop, and give feedback on likes and dislikes of photos. It doesn’t hurt that our culinary team at the Royal Sonesta is simply amazing. I love this basket of little bites of duck!
The rest of the weekend was spent preparing for (and recovering from!) a little housewarming get together we had. Our house is nowhere near finished. There’s a ton of little and big projects, in addition to furniture that needs to be purchased. We hoped our friends and family wouldn’t mind that our house wasn’t perfect, and we ended up having a wonderful time. We received so many wonderful gifts and so much wine, that it seems like we need another party to open it all!
I adore these tulips from my husband’s cousin. They grow in the vase, bulbs and all. I just need to add water.
We also received some homemade Irish cream and a recipe for a coffee drink called an Irish goodbye, which we promptly made Sunday morning.
I was stressed all week about the party because we have been dealing with a wacko plumber who broke a bunch of things in our house and overcharged us and refuses to return our house key, but in the end it looked beautiful. I love this house more and more every day, and I am grateful we get to spend our lives in it.
There was lots and lots of food, of course. I made chili and then laid out a bunch of different snacks. The below was a Pinterest find. I couldn’t tell if it was ridiculous or genius, but the consensus was that sausage wrapped in bacon and baked with brown sugar is a win.
I will definitely be making double next time!
On the healthier side, we had veggies and hummus and homemade white bean dip a simple blend of white beans, garlic, and truffle oil. I think I might try this next with lemon rather than the truffle oil. I bet the citrus would be awesome, alongside a nice glass of white wine!
Our weekend was excellent and tiring. I’m ready for some quiet nights this week and some exercise, before we indulge again at a Coppola wine dinner on Friday!
How was your weekend?