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I knew that 27 was a hot age for marriage. But I didn’t expect this many of my friends to take the plunge all at once. I have 10 weddings so far in 2013. And I don’t think the list will end there. My bulletin board looks like a calligrapher vomited all over it.
My wedding season kicked off two weekends ago with a black tie evening at Lincoln Center, continued to gain momentum last weekend as I celebrated my best friend from high school’s bachelorette in Nashville, and moves full speed ahead this weekend with my college friend’s nuptials in Florida.… Continue Reading
In celebration of this week’s big Feed Me Phoebe birthday, I wanted to make sure to give back to all of you readers.
As you know, I rarely do giveaways on this site. But I’m always excited to share my favorites with you. And anyone who’s tuned into them knows that Le Creuset is top of my list.
I’ve done a few breakfast-related favorites lists – this one on getting toasty, and this one on tea time – so I’m thrilled to bring you a fabulous bundle of Soleil items from Le Creuset along with my favorite jams.
Thank you for helping me celebrate!… Continue Reading
Over the last couple years of catering, and styling food for this site and others, I’ve collected quite the random collection of plates and platters. I only have one of everything and nothing matches, which makes stacking and storage in a small New York City studio apartment all the more interesting.
I’m lucky that my apartment has a quirky little ledge that runs above the kitchen. You need a ladder to get up there. But as the ledge has started to overflow with flower pots, punch bowls, cake stands and other things, my ladder has become the second setting of Phoebe’s hoarder’s delight.… Continue Reading
I haven’t put together a favorites list in a while, so I thought given St. Patty’s Day is around the corner, I’d take the opportunity to explore my favorite color. Many of these green items (the trivet, dish towels, and spatula) are currently sitting in my kitchen, and the others are things I wish I came to work to every day. Especially that tea pot. Be still my heart.
If you want to pick up any of these items, you can find links to them, along with other green fun, on my Pinterest board.
1. Le Creuset French Oven | 2.… Continue Reading
I used have a serious fear of cooking in front of other people. But once I moved into my first apartment after college, the open kitchen (plus roommate) made cooking alone virtually impossible. I still try to make most of my dishes ahead of time when I’m entertaining, but there’s always something to do last minute, whether it’s tossing a salad or topping crostini. And no matter what that something is, it always manages to get all over me.
While cooking in my underwear is fine when no one is watching, I’ve had to find strategies for choosing transitional cooking to hosting outfits that look good enough to greet company in, and won’t risk being ruined when I inevitably splatter tomato sauce all over the front of my shirt.… Continue Reading
Every so often I decide it’s time to replace my morning coffee with tea. You know, to keep my addictions in check. After the headaches wear off, and I’ve mentally readjusted into my more zen, less jittery tea-loving self, it becomes a welcome change.
I love the ceremony of tea drinking. My grandmother used to have my cousins and I over for tea in the late afternoon when I was growing up. She also used to speak with a slight British affectation, even when it wasn’t tea time. But that’s another story.
There’s also a lot of “stuff” that makes tea time feel like ceremony – superfluous, pretty stuff that my cabinets don’t currently have room for.… Continue Reading