Tuesday, November 22

Amazing weekend!

Two wonderful things happened to me this past weekend....

My hubby and sister surprised me with my

40th Birthday party

at the

Charles Hotel!

It was such a surprise and it all was so beautiful!

Our family and dear friends

were there to celebrate my

40th !

My sweet hubby planned a beautiful gathering!

We love the Charles Hotel


Harvard Square...

It's a fun place to stay.

The Charles Hotel

I was overwhelmed and surprised.

People took their time to fly out and drive from far away

to celebrate with me.

The invitation read "Better Late than Never",


my birthday was in February.

It was a sit down dinner and the flowers were stunning

and the cake was gorgeous.

It all looked so pretty!

We had brunch the next day from Henrietta's table with

family & friends.

It was an amazing weekend!

Then on the same weekend

I won a giveaway


CIAO Newport Beach.

A little black dress.

It's beautiful!

Please check out Claudia's
(love her name)

CIAO Newport Beach blog.

It's fun, fresh, and a beautiful blog.

She was sweet enough to follow mine.

Thank you for this wonderful gift.

Have a magnificent time with family and friends this


Take care,


Saturday, November 12

The Color Red.....


Are you thinking Red yet?

I am having a hard time enjoying November without

thinking about you know what......

I was so excited to decorate the house with Fall/Halloween decor

and now

Thanksgiving is around the corner.

But for some reason, I am thinking you know what already!

Is that insane or what?

We host Thanksgiving and I love this holiday!

It's the time to give Thanks and be with your loved ones.

I cherish each holiday so much with my family to make sweet memories.

I have been bombarded with you know what catalogues


my favorite shops

already decorating for you know what.

I found this yummy recipe that I will be serving for our signature drink

on Thanksgiving Eve.

The night before is always fun.

Cranberry Sangria

via Coastal Living


2 cups of Fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of water

1 bottle of fruity red wine

1/2 cup of brandy

1 cup of orange juice

Garnish with fresh cranberries, orange, lemon, lime, and grapes.


Bring first three ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan
over medium high heat.

Reduce heat to low, and simmer five minutes or until cranberries pop.

Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the
back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids.

Transfer cranberry mixture to a large pitcher.

Stir in wine, brandy, and orange juice.

Chill two hours.

Serve over ice, garnish with cranberries and fruit slices.

I am also enjoying Ryan Adam's

new album

Ashes & Fire.

Perfect for the month of November!

Take care,