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Design Inspiration Friday: Elegant Fall Fete

I was really excited to see that Camille Styles had featured my dinner party for Rue Magazine as inspiration for an “Elegant Fall Fete.” I loved the elements they chose to pull and highlight. It was such a fun dinner party with s’mores, salads, antipasto, and more. You can find the menu and recipes here.

Thanks for the fun feature Camille and team!

photos by Our Labor of Love for Rue Magazine

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Julia Turshen’s Cocktail of the Week


photo by Lauren Volo

We’re in a Kentucky bourbon kind of mood around here. It was almost too perfect when my friend, Julia, sent me her recipe. Julia Turshen is a food writer, producer and private chef who was born and bred in Manhattan. I met Julia when I was tricking out Gwyneth Paltrow’s flat in Nashville while she was filming the movie “Country Strong”, Julia and I instantly had a bond, our love of food! Over the last few years we have had the pleasure of sharing several stellar meals and lively conversations. Julia is older and wiser than her years, I am happy to call her a friend. Although she’s young, she’s extremely accomplished and most notably, she co-authored Spain: A Culinary Road Trip with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow, assisted Ms. Paltrow on My Father’s Daughter and co-authored the The Kimchi Chronicles with Marja Vongerichten.  Julia has also written extensively for Food & Wine, epicurious, GOOP, interviewmagazine.com and Rue.

The Louisville

  • Ice
  • A few generous dashes Angostura bitters
  • Juice of half a fresh lemon
  • 1 shot good Kentucky bourbon
  • Seltzer water

Fill a shaker with ice and hand full of ice or an over sized ice cube like shown above.  Add bitters, lemon juice and bourbon and shake vigorously.  Pour the entire contents of the shaker (ice and all) into a highball and top with a splash of seltzer.

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