All posts filed under: {travel to table}

{Travel Cape Cod} Weekend at the Beach

Brace yourself, this is going to be a long one! It only took a train, two buses, and eight hours, but I finally made it! Every time I travel up to Cape Cod, I always find myself saying “I could have flown home to California in a shorter amount of time,” but while I love home, nothing compares to a weekend up at the cape. This past weekend I was visiting my friend Liz and her family up in Wellfleet, MA. A small bayside town located between the “tip” and the “elbow” of the cape, it was just want I needed. Liz’s parents got engaged in Wellfleet and have been coming back for vacation ever since. Over the years, they became friends with two other families and a lifelong tradition was born. All three families coordinate their schedules to vacation for the same two weeks every year, it is something truly magical. The “kids” are all but grown and even starting families of their own,  but this tradition is still as strong as ever. Days …

{Travel to Table} California Love

I mentioned that I have been traveling more theses days, and most of it has taken me back to my home state of California. I found myself in Santa Monica a few weeks back and stayed at the Lowes Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend too much time poolside, but I did get to test some of their fabulous cocktails while enjoying the perfect beach view. I always love picking up a cocktail recipe while on the road and plums reminded me of my parents house growing up, so this was the perfect recipe to bring back to NYC.  Say hello to the Pacific Plums on the “Rum”! {Pacific Plums on the “Rum”} Raspberries, plums, Mount Gay Silver Rum, and lemonade. Rich raspberries, fresh rosemary and ripe plums are muddled then combined with Mount Gay Silver Rum and topped with fresh lemonade. {images via: my instagram and Lowes}

{entertaining} day tripping

HELLOOOO! Oh how I have miss you! After a couple crazy weeks of work and having to put the blog on the back burner, I truly missed my little space on the internet and can promise it won’t happen again. With that being said, lets get back to entertaining! I have been fried, both mentally and physically (I mean the weather in NYC has bee crazy HOT) and entertaining in my non-airconditioned apartment is simply not an option. Good thing for friends with weekend homes! My dear friends Doug and Ellen have an adorable place up in Pawling, NY which is about an 1 1/2 train ride outside of the city. It was exactly what I needed, a little pool time, a nap on the porch swing, and a down home dinner in town. Given the heat, I wanted to bring a little something that everyone could enjoy and wouldn’t spoil while on the train ride up like cheeses and desserts. Say hello to my travel safe hostess gift that has a little bit of …