Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Devil is in the Party Details...

French Beef and Red Wine Stew on Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Recipe Here

My sister just celebrated her 26th birthday and we celebrated with a little dinner party. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate her life and accomplishments than with amazing food and the most lovely of friends. It was a wonderful excuse to pull out my dishes that only the ladies appreciate and indulge on a dish that wouldn't normally be in the week night rotation. I spent an evening digging through old pictures and pulling some shots from Instagram (Savannah and her husband Philip are phenomenal photographers- even their Instagram shots are mind blowing...) to use as decoration. At each place setting, there was a card with a picture of her and an intriguing question to ask her. One of my favorite details was a custom wine label (vintage 1987!!) for our bottles. Here's to a great 26 years with you, Nan, and to many, many more joyous celebrations to come!