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Category: Around the Table

Live Each Day Like It’s Your Birthday

If you go out to dinner with Baker, chances are you will see the staff singing you happy birthday and have a candle in front of you by dessert. Hola! So it probably doesn’t come as a shock to find that I begin celebrating my birthday around a month before the actual date. I treat [...]

MY FIRST LA ANNIVERSARY PARTY

“You never know what life has in store for you.” This expression might seem trite and cliche, but it couldn’t be more true. One year ago, I packed up my NYC apartment, left the city that I called home for five years, the tribe that I called family, and moved to LA, a place where [...]

FIRST ANNUAL BAKER HOLIDAY BRUNCH

With Christmas being right around the corner, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate with friends before heading home than to host my first annual BAKER HOLIDAY BRUNCH! Hola. Mimosas? Check. Bellinis? Check. A breakfast spread galore? Check, check! I could barely wait for all the reindeer to sleigh on in! And with [...]

FIRST ANNUAL LA FRIENDSGIVING

Remember that terrifying feeling when you had to leave your parents for the first time to trot off to a little place called college? I certainly do. I mean, a Southern Belle heading up to the unknown North? Horrified was an understatement. Hey y’all! But nothing {absolutely nothing} could have prepared me for the pain [...]

MY FIRST LA BIRTHDAY

In case you haven’t already heard through the river bend, this Southern Belle has had quite a few changes happen in the past three months. Hola! First things, first? I got a new job…in a new industry…in a new city! Oh yes, you heard correct. I now live in Los Angeles! It was a very [...]

SHARE THE VDAY LOVE

Looking for the perfect way to combine your love of Valentine’s Day and share the love to your closest with the mostest? Why not throw a last-minute VDAY dinner party this weekend? Hola! Actually, I did just that earlier this week at Casa Blanca to get friends excited about the all things red + pink [...]

FOURTH ANNUAL FRIENDSGIVING

Between kicking off the busy holidays and adjusting to the ever-forgettable {absolutely freezing!} weather, there is one event I always look forward to hosting each year. That would be Friendsgiving! Hola. And with this year marking the Fourth Annual Friendsgiving dinner, it’s so much fun to not only remember the fun memories with this blessed [...]

GET CREATIVE WITH TABLE BK

When I first met Simone Nemirovsky way back when during an internship at Harper’s Bazaar magazine, I immediately knew this girl would not only be a lifelong friend, but was someone who would show her talents to the world in more than one way. And I have to admit, even as a freshman in college, [...]

BONJOUR + HOLA’S GUAC-OFF

#GuacSwag via Minted strategically placed? Check! K-J AVANT wine perfectly chilled and ready to be poured? Check, check! Dress zipped up and bouffant teased to the high heavens? Oh yes, hunny! The GUAC-OFF was officially in action and ready to rumba! Hola. And since the guest list doubled for this year’s event, it was a [...]

Preparing For All Things Guac-Off

After hearing “I make the best guac, ever” about three times each day from friends to strangers on the street, I finally put an ole in my two step and declared it was finally a must to host a Guac-Off. Oh, yes! Well, that was a few years ago! And since then, the event has [...]

BEACH BUM BURRATA

I don’t know about you, but on a holiday weekend I am all about keeping my laptop turned off and cell on silent, while flaunting a bikini with my feet in the sand or the pool…at all times. And not only do I love to carry this lazy, not a care in the world holiday [...]

Lavo’s Chopped “Louie” Salad

When you’re the executive chef at one of the most popular restaurants in NYC, it’s a given you’re a top tier chef, but being super quick in the kitchen is the way to satisfy a busy New Yorker’s appetite, and keep them coming back for more. So when I was pondering about perfect summer dishes to [...]