Archive for July, 2010
Starting a new tradition today, Friday Favorite. Each Friday I will share with you one of my favorite things. No holds barred – from restaurant to well, whatever!
Today’s favorite is summer grilling. Now I love to cook and entertain for my friends and family and I have a few recipes I found over the years that I keep going back to. This is a grilled chicken recipe that I got from Oprah magazine complements of chef – Moira Hodgson. I have included my hints based ob many successful cook-outs. Recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd and makes great leftovers.
Have you noticed how stores are already putting their summer décor on sale? Living in Florida I feel like the summer is 6 months long and it is way too early to be thinking about the cool days of fall! Here are a few of my favorite finds this year. Get them before they sell out!
This amazing pavilion is from Z-gallerie for only $599. It makes me feel like I should be sitting by the pool in South Beach… ah!
Their home was a warren of small rooms and didn’t function well for the clients’ lifestyle. They loved to cook and entertain their grown children and their friends. The kitchen was dated, small and closed off from the rest of the house. It also lacked pantry storage and counter space. They had an awkward sitting area off the kitchen that was never used and a large, narrow former porch that served as the family room. They also wanted an updated master suite for themselves and an updated guest bath for company.
As you can see from the accompany photos we completely changed the layout and feel of the house. The look is modern, yet comfortable and takes advantage of the great pool view from the living/kitchen area and from the master suite. The kitchen features European cabinets, lots of counter space, and is open to the great room for entertaining. The glass bar offers a contrast surface to the rest of the counters and a perfect place to sip a drink while hanging out with the cook.
Great Room opened to the pool – perfect for entertaining!