Here is a collection of dinning room pictures. My hope is that these give you new ideas to think about when designing your own spaces! Many of the images were found on Decor Pad’s website!
One of the city’s most charming lunch destination spots is Dublin’s The Morgan House. An 18,000 square foot building, The Morgan House features a gourmet restaurant, home furnishings, jewelry and unique food items. A few brands they carry include: Vera Bradley, Pandora, Brighton, Paula Deen and Barefoot Contessa.
Not only is the shopping fantastic, but the lunch menu is absolutely delicious. My favorite sandwich is the turkey cranberry. The sandwich is served open-faced with a huge pile of thin sliced turkey topped with cranberry chutney. Simply FABULOUS! Check out the menu above.
Another great lunch spot that includes shopping is inside Nordstrom. Cafe Bistro has an awesome selection of fresh salads (I LOVE the Blue Cheese and Pear salad) and wood-fired pizzas. Located on the second floor of Nordstrom at Easton, Cafe Bistro is the perfect place to eat and shop!
Enjoy your lunch trips!
I love interior design and today I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite decorating pictures I have collected over the years. These are all coastal themed rooms that have a relaxed feel. I hope these inspire you when designing your space!
On a cold Ohio day, is there anything more enjoyable than brewing a delicious cup of coffee and snuggling up on the couch to read a fun book on entertaining? In my opinion, no. So, to no surprise, that is exactly what I did this afternoon! I picked up Lisa Vanderpump’s book Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant and Affordable Entertaining, and read it on this snowy Columbus day.
Lisa Vanderpump is a restauranteur, columnist and TV star. Her book is loaded with wonderful and elegant recipes, dinner party advice and a little more insight into the opulent life of “Pinky.” Vanderpump’s book includes tips on table setting, floral arranging, preparing/presenting food and advice on being a gracious host. Simply Divine is filled with glamorous pictures of Lisa, her adorable Pomeranian Giggy, and of course mouthwatering photos of her recipes!
The book’s layout really appealed to me. Simply Divine starts out with some detail of Vanderpump’s world and background, while incorporating elegant entertaining advice she has learned throughout her years in the restaurant business. After the first few opening chapters, Vanderpump shares her delicious recipes, arranging them it in a unique way. Rather than dividing the book by course (such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert), Simply Divine grouped recipes by mood: cozy, sexy, impressive, sunny and lazy. I don’t know about you, but my feelings definitely affect what I feel like eating and cooking! On a snowy day like today, I LOVE how easy it is for me to assess at my mood, LAZY, and flip to chapter eight to find complementary meal ideas.
Simply Divine is simply Vanderfabulous! If you are looking for a book filled with tips on being a gracious hostess, go pick up Simply Divine! You are sure to learn new decorating ideas, dinner party recipes and ways to become a more elegant YOU. I definitely recommend this book to women of all ages and I look forward to sharing it’s advice with friends and family.
Looking to brighten up your family room, den or bedroom in the new year? ElemenOPillows offers modern, bold, decorative slip covers that fit over existing pillows. My boyfriend’s mom, Karen, recently started this e-cottage site where she makes and sells throw pillow covers that come in a large range of fabrics and sizes. These pillows are a perfect (and affordable) way to add color and pattern to your home. They could also make a unique gift for that hard to buy person in your life. Enjoy looking at her site!
Here are some of my favorite pillow covers: