Food In A Box

I was perusing Raising Foodies and came across this perfect little snack box. So simple, but still stocked with delicious things and still pleasant to look at.
We have a lot small gatherings amongst my group of girlfriends {many of whom are excellent hostesses!} so it’s always fun to find ways to subtly kick things up a notch.

Speaking of simple, gorgeous food, I came across this modified quiche recipe {milk instead of cream!} and am itching to try it. I’ve been planning a weekend trip to the delta for my boyfriend’s birthday and we have about 14 people coming! I think it’s the perfect setting for a quiche debut, don’t you? Wish me luck!

Kobo Candles

Last night my roommate Lindsey and I were discussing our justification of spending exorbitant amounts of money on random purchases and today I came across these beauties here. Coincidence? I think not!
I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of money on candles over the last few years. Packaging draws me in, but a lofty scent is what keeps me. I’ve found Pacifica and Voluspa are the best in terms of being true to their unlit scent while not making you feel like you’re being bashed over the head with a bouquet. These from Kobo sure are pretty…when is the internet going to come up with a scratch and sniff feature?

Weekend Scenes… on a Friday

I’m not sure if I am even allowed to call these weekend scenes since I am posting them on a FRIDAY! But…here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

I finally got to go to a fair this season last Friday in Marin. So much delicious (if trashy) food, awesome rides, even more awesome people-watching.

{Marin County Fair}


My older sister turned 31 on Monday! We all met in Napa at The Carneros Inn, had some cocktails while lounging in the pavilion at Farm and then had dinner at the Boon Fly Cafe. Yum!

{Happy 31st Birthday to my sister!}

{Farm, the outdoor lounge at The Carneros Inn – seriously like HEAVEN}

This is a few weeks old, but every few months I get to have dinner with some friends that I’ve known since 4th grade. I’ve really come to realize how valuable these relationships are as I’ve gotten older. So lucky!

{BFF’s since 4th grade!}

Happy summer weekend to all!