This past Thursday was my 27th birthday…it’s hard to believe how quickly time flies. After last year’s elaborate Palm Beach mommy/daughter birthday vacation mixed with an extremely busy year thus far, I wanted 27 to be much more low key. It turned out exactly how I envisioned. B and I hit up one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants (No Mas! Cantina) on my actual birthday and rounded off the weekend with an intimate Saturday afternoon grill-out complete with my closest family and friends (and of course, everyone’s fur-babies).
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, along with my best friend Cameron’s fiesta-themed engagement party on Saturday, one of mine and B’s absolute favorite home meals is tacos!
I thought I’d share our ‘how to’ for a fun and festive at-home taco bar. It is super easy and can be entertaining, yet simple. We have come to really enjoy the Old El Paso Taco Dinner Kit that you can pick up at most local grocery stores. It typically comes with 10 shells, taco sauce, and seasoning mix – all you are responsible for is meat and toppings.
I haven’t always been a super fan of champagne or sparkling wine, but I’ve recently adored the presence it creates for a simple toast or an intimate celebration. After several years of “growing up” (post college days), I began to value the presence it created for celebration. B proposed on June 3, 2013 and bubbly began to present itself on a routine basis. I gradually became romantic with the idea of it, and ended up falling in love. Continue reading “Peach Bellini”→