Posted by Andrea
The tradition for Diner en Blanc began 20 years ago in Paris by François Pasquier. Thousands of people now attend the event every year in cities throughout the world. Two weeks ago Salt Lake City held their own version called Dinner in White. It was everything we expected it would be and so much more!
This is how it works. You register to attend the event weeks in advance. You start gathering your white outfits, white table, chairs, and table decor. Then you start planning the meal you will bring along with some delicious desserts to share with the group. The day of the event the secret location is finally revealed. Then it really begins, people, dressed all in white, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
Andrea and I got take out from Simply Thai, best thai food ever. We packed up all of our white gear and we were off. The party was held on the small island at Liberty Park. It was the perfect venue for the event. We had such a fun evening meeting new people, enjoying each others company, and participating in the best new tradition in SLC.
Posted by Greg
My sister hosted some family and friends for an Olympic Games Party to get everyone excited for the opening ceremonies tomorrow night. We had a delicious lunch and then started the games.
The competitions included: best tricks off the diving board, smallest splash diving, freestyle, breast stroke and hula-hoop. Then we threw on our running shoes moved out to the street for more races. The kids had a great time and the adults learned what kind of shape they were in.:)
Posted by Andrea
One of my favorite events of the year is a Harvest Dinner that my neighbor Margaret hosts each Autumn. She invites everyone to come and bring a dish that incorporates something from their garden. I love to cook for the season so I start thinking well in advance of what I am going to cook. This year I chose a Spaghetti Squash with Lemon and Capers (by Jimmy Bradley from the Red Cat restaurant in NYC). It is a favorite Fall recipe of mine that I found a couple of years ago. I will post pictures at the end and a tutorial in the following post.
I went to Margaret’s house as she was setting up so I could take some pictures before it got dark. She is one of the most amazingly, artistic people I know. She is very detail oriented and everthing she touches becomes wonderful. She can create the most beautiful designs out of anything, literally anything!
This is the entrance to her backyard.
I love the rusted, iron medallions incorporated between the stones in the path leading to her backyard. Great touch!
She has this great vintage tea kettles and tea cups hanging throughout the yard.
Brightly colored glass bottles line the pathway as well. Brilliant!
This is one of my favorites because Margaret’s scare crow woman is wearing the boots of the season!
On her back porch she has this great nook of vintage treasures…
Gorgeous chandelier and candelabra…
Flower and fruit filled centerpieces…
The party began…
…and this is my dear friend Margaret that I admire so much!
We ate on pie tins…
Everyone brought such wonderful things like chocolate zucchini cake, caprese salad, bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes, butternut squash soup, roasted tomato soup, spaghetti squash with homemade tomato sauce, lemon curd and peach, apple and berry cobblers! It goes without saying but we were well fed.
What ambience! Another wonderful Harvest Dinner!