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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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August 19

Oh So Inspired and a Rustic Chic Wedding in Wine Country

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Photography by Milou + Olin

I’m excited to share that Utterly Engaged we’ll be heading to Wine Country for a 3 day creative retreat called “Oh So Inspired“. If you’re a creative entrepreneur and you’re looking to ignite passion into your creative wedding business this is a retreat to go too! Created by three of our creative friends from Northern California, Nancy, Mary, and Kelly we’re going to be diving deep into a weekend full of creative learning such as floral classes, sketching lessons, calligraphy tutorials, culinary cooking experiences, and a styled photoshoot with the one and only KT Merry. And I’ll be there to speak on a panel and host an intimate dinner too! If you’re curious to learn more about this retreat, head on to their website, reserve your seat and book your flight to Nor Cal. I really can’t wait to meet you!

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Ever since we got the invite to Oh So Inspired, I’ve been obsessed with weddings in Wine Country. Especially with this rustic and chic wedding shared by photographer, Carli Statsky. The The Carneros Inn is absolutely gorgeous, I seriously contemplated the inn when I was planning my wedding, So when I found out Amy & Justin got married there a year ago (Happy Anniversary to them) I knew I had to share with you this hidden gem. Here are few words from the bride herself, The Carneros Inn has the most beautiful backdrop (and even boasts some fire pits and bicycles). Our vision for the aesthetics of the wedding had been simple but elegant, minimal decor, nature-oriented. In our speech at our Welcome Dinner, my brothers joked about how the inn were are so “Amy & Justin,” such as fire pits, bike rides and all things ‘rustic chic.’ This may sound cheesy, but our wedding was so “Amy & Justin”. Our ceremony, surrounded by the rolling hills of Napa, was officiated by a close friend, making it intimate, touching and hysterically funny. We had an outdoor cocktail hour and an indoor reception. The decor was definitely rustic chic. Our floral designer, Julie Stevens, helped create the exact ambiance we wanted. We couldn’t have picked a more perfect spot or a more perfect team of vendors. The band was a blast and at one point my husband (!!) Justin got up and surprise serenaded me with Late in the Evening by Paul Simon. Our priority all along was to have the most fun dance party ever. Our mission was accomplished.”

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CREDITS: Photographer: carlie statsky photography //  Floral Designer: julie stevens design //  Venue: The Carneros Inn //  Invitation Designer: Paper Parfait Atlanta //  Wedding Gown: Vera Wang //  Band: Chuck Wansley After Hours  //  Hair Stylist: Cinta Salon //  Groom: JCrew //  Makeup Artist: Kristin Brock  //  Cake Designer: One Girl Cookies

categories RUSTIC WEDDING, SUMMER WEDDING

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