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September 8

Late Summer Blooms

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Summer is going to be over in a few weeks, but the florals of the summer season are still abundant and are blooming in full force! Mint Design and Mariel Hannah Photography came together on a lovely Saturday afternoon, for a floral session in California to play, arrange and photograph their favorite flowers for September. And lucky for us, they are sharing with us what they created today. The blooms they used were fuchsia spray roses, bougainvillea, pink snap dragon, cream carnations, peach spray roses, fresh garden roses, violet globe amaranth and orange pin cushions. They snipped the blooms and arranged them in various types of vessels such as vintage brass, colored glass and milk glass. And lastly, they paired it and filled  it with eucalyptus, evergreen foliage, pepper berry, wisteria and hanging green amaranthus. The florals came together so perfectly, creating a romantic and whimsical feel.

TAKE NOTE: Flowers used
Pin Cushion
Seeded Eucalyptus
Green Amaranthus
Pepper Berry
Pink Snap Dragon
Cream Carnations
Fuchsia Spray Rose
Bougainvillea
Wisteria
Peach Spray Rose

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Isn’t it beautiful? We really loved how it turned out! Stay tuned for October, because the ladies are going to be back to share their next floral session. I really can’t wait to see what they’re going to create! Let us know what you think. What are you favorite late summer/early fall flowers?

CREDITS: Photography by Mariel Hannah |   Florals by Mint Design CA

categories COLOR PALETTES, FLOWER GUIDE

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August 21

Simple Snap Peas Endive Salad

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Happy #TastyThursdays! Today, Chef Pace is going to share this cool simple salad that can easily be made any day. Perfect for a busy gal like me!

This salad is basically like spring & summer in your mouth: snap peas, fresh fine herb leaves, creamy feta, fresh squeezed lime juice.  Can you say refreshing?!  Plus I love all of pastel hues that the finished salad creates.  We recently visited Suzie’s farm in San Diego just on the Tijuana border.  You can basically pick the snap peas when they are younger which makes them flatter and sweeter or you can let them grow a bit longer until the peas inside get fatter and starchier and shell them like English peas.  The possibilities are endless! - Chef Pace of Taste of Pace

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Snap Pea Endive Salad
serves 10

What you’re going to need:

Salad:
10 ounces sugar snap peas, stemmed, stringed
8 red Belgian endive or small Treviso radicchio spears, cut at bottom not torn
8 yellow Belgian endive spears, cut at bottom not torn
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chervil leaves
2 tablespoons tarragon leaves

Dressing:
1 oz. Champagne vinegar
1 shallot, finely minced
3 oz. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more for seasoning
salt to taste
garnish: feta cheese
garnish: 1 lime, fresh squeezed

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How to make the dressing:

For the dressing, soak shallots in vinegar for 10 minutes. Then, add mustard and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss salad ingredients with dressing. Squeeze lime juice all over salad and garnish with feta and serve.

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CREDITS { Photography by Joel of Studio EMP //  Recipe & Styling created by Taste of Pace }

categories FOOD & DRINKS

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August 21

Metallics & A Parisian Style

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One place that I would love to travel to is France. Starting with Paris to all the way down to the South of France. Let’s hope it happens in a couple of years. This styled shoot shared to us by Loren is simply beautiful and romantic and has me wanting to go even more. Paris, I’m in love!

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CREDITS: Photography: Loren Routhier //  Gown: Adrianna Pappell // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Earrings: Givenchy // Fur: Adrienne Landau // Groom’s suit: H&M // Hair & Makeup: Ulla Ruostsalainen // Calligrapher: Hope Riley // Invitations: Mac & Murphy of Charleston, SC // Flatware and glassware: Vintage from Paris

categories Modern Wedding, Vintage Wedding, WEDDING STYLE

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