Party Time All the Time!

Add a little party to your day. Put light-refracting crystals in your East & West-facing windows, and at the two sleepiest times of day (8am and 5pm), HELLO DISCO! It's hard to be in a bad mood when rainbows of light are dancing in your house. Little tear-drop crystals are easily found at thrift stores,…

Three Cheers to the Paloma

Just when you think you've figured out your signature cocktail (gimlets for Stephanie, French 76 for Nicole), along comes a potent kick in the pants in the form of refreshment on a hot summer day...or mild Missouri spring... OF COURSE we're talking about a Paloma! This simple cocktail of blanco tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit…

Indoor Picnic

The weather here in Southwest Missouri has been cold, drizzly, and not very spring-like. So for Easter Sunday this year, we decided to have a French-inspired indoor picnic. French wine, cheeses, a charcuterie board, home-made baguettes...the whole works. Of course, we ate at the dining table, so rather than a picnic, I guess it was…

April Showers…

...bring May Flowers. And we love flowers! Real ones, pictures of ones, books of them...on floral prints, in folk art, embroidered on shoes. We'll take them any way we can. Here are some floral delights to look at until the rain goes away... Watercolor tulip print by Nicole Chilton Art *** Hot Chocolate Mary Jane…

Cheers! The Lychee Martini

What to 'shake' up your cocktail game? Try the Lychee Martini, recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart. Lychees are Asian tree fruits, with red dinosaur-like skin and a subtle grape-like taste and texture. And they make AMAZING cocktail ingredients! We drank these all winter long, despite them being a summer fruit. With access to international markets…