• Weekend Trip Essentials Including Luna Bar’s New Gluten Free Treats!
  • Olive and Red Bell Pepper Tapenade
  • Thanksgiving in Brooklyn
  • #KiplingHolidayTour + Event RSVP!
  • Love List 11/12/14: Chili Recipes

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  • Love List 12/17/14: Holiday Cocktails

    Love List 12/17/14: Holiday Cocktails

    Have you started celebrating the holidays yet?! I have a few holiday parties coming up this week and next and I am super excited! I rounded up a group of some great cocktails for the holiday season. If you haven't finished up your bar menu yet for any gatherings you may be hosting then be sure to check out these recipes below! 1. Spiced Apple Margaritas, Cookie + Kate 2. The Nutcracker Cocktail, Sweet Phi 3. Gingerbread Shooters, Something… Read More »
  • Weekend Trip Essentials Including Luna Bar’s New Gluten Free Treats!

    Weekend Trip Essentials Including Luna Bar’s New Gluten Free Treats!

    This weekend I'm taking a long overdue break from the hustle and bustle of the city to head up to Vermont. I'm not the best skier but it will still be nice to breathe some fresh air and have some SPACE! I tend to overpack for most occasions and even though I will only be gone for a few days, I still managed to fill up an entire rolling suitcase. We are driving up to Killington and… Read More »
  • Love List 12/10/14: Homemade Marshmallows

    Love List 12/10/14: Homemade Marshmallows

    As soon as the weather turns cold, I start drinking at least 6 hot drinks a day. I usually stick to tea but when I want to indulge in something warm and sweet I go with a classic hot cocoa. The best and easiest way to spice up a regular hot chocolate is by adding homemade marshmallows! Making marshmallows from scratch allows endless flavor possibilities. This week's love list is here to introduce you to a world of… Read More »
  • Olive and Red Bell Pepper Tapenade

    Olive and Red Bell Pepper Tapenade

    I think I'm aiming for the title "Crostini Queen" over here. There are a handful of crostini recipes already on the blog such as the peach crostini with roasted blueberries and the beet and goat cheese crostini but I still just can't seem to get enough of these little toasts. This past weekend I did a little experimenting and came up with this tapenade topped crostini! I hope you guys are enjoying all of the variations because I definitely plan on… Read More »
  • Holiday Inspiration

    Holiday Inspiration

    December always means lots of holiday parties! Before I'm planning a party, I always like to develop a direction for the decor/treats/setup. To do this, I like to create a "mood board" by putting together a collection of inspiring images. Developing a mood board helps me decide color scheme and style. This year I've been really into mixing and matching gold, red, and black (as you can see from the mood board above). The colors come… Read More »
  • Love List 12/3/14: Cookies

    Love List 12/3/14: Cookies

    Tomorrow (December 4th) is National Cookie day! With the holidays around the corner, I feel like we're officially entering cookie season. Every year I always make it a tradition to make dozens of different cookies and package them up for friends and family. This week's love list is to help inspire your upcoming cookie baking sessions. 1. Red Velvet Oreos, Peaches & Cream 2. Nutella Therapy Cookies, Cleobuttera 3. Pizzelle, Kitchen Confidante 4. Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti, Thyme & Tamarind… Read More »
  • Trip to Grey Dog Cafe + Fresh Tangerine Jewelry Giveaway!

    Trip to Grey Dog Cafe + Fresh Tangerine Jewelry Giveaway!

    I'm not a huge fan of cold weather and definitely prefer summer to winter. However, the one thing I do like about this season is the food that comes with it. Recently, my friend Brittany from No Fomo and I stopped by The Grey Dog cafe and indulged in some pumpkin pie. This cafe is one of my favorites to visit when I'm looking for a laid back atmosphere that serves both coffee and food.… Read More »
  • Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

    Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

    Over the years, Thanksgiving has really grown to become one of my favorite holidays. This year was even extra special because just a few days prior (November 25th) marked the two year anniversary for Pretty in Pistachio! It was completely coincidental that I decided to start the blog around this time of year. However, I find it very fitting that the anniversary is so near to a holiday that celebrates the joy of getting together… Read More »
  • Love List 11/26/14: Thanksgiving Recipes

    Love List 11/26/14: Thanksgiving Recipes

    If you're looking for some last minute ideas to add to your Thanksgiving Day menu then you've come to the right place :). This week's love list is dedicated to a collection of recipes that are perfect for tomorrow's big celebration! 1. Cinnamon Buttermilk Pie, The Little Epicurean  2. Raspberry Apple Pie, A Spicy Perspective 3. Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions, Foodess 4. Butternut Squash Anna, Apron Strings Blog 5. Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots, Cooking and Beer 6. Parmesan… Read More »
  • Nibblr Treats + a Free Snack Box!

    Nibblr Treats + a Free Snack Box!

    As you may already know, my life is pretty hectic and I'm always on the go. I often find myself running late to shoots and events on an empty stomach. I recently discovered this awesome new snack subscription box called Nibblr where they send you a box full of individually wrapped snack mixes! Each portion is sealed in a small plastic container making it easy to grab on the go. For my first Nibblr box,… Read More »
  • Love List 11/19/14: Thanksgiving Decor

    Love List 11/19/14: Thanksgiving Decor

    This week's love list is filled with the perfect crafts to make your Thanksgiving a little extra special. 1. Geometric Paper Tablecloth, MayDae 2. Fall Thankful Tree, Crafts Unleashed 3. Place Card Holders, All Parenting 4. Mini Pie Place Cards, The Merry Thought 5. Place Card and Treat Bag, Live Craft Love 6. Multifunctional Tree Slice, Nalle's House   Read More »
  • #KiplingHolidayTour + Event RSVP!

    #KiplingHolidayTour + Event RSVP!

    The temperature here in New York has definitely dropped down a bit in recent weeks which means all my light weight clothing is now tucked away in storage. Once the air starts to turn crisp, I'm all about the comfort. I love layering up comfortable sweaters and sweatshirts. I've known Kipling for their bags and accessories but I didn't know they also carried clothing. I only made this awesome discovery when I checked out their new… Read More »
  • Love List 11/12/14: Chili Recipes

    Love List 11/12/14: Chili Recipes

    Warm up your belly with this week's love list of Chili recipes! 1. Spicy Turkey Chili, The Whole Bite 2. Chili Stuffed Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins, Climbing Grier Mountain 3. Momo's Turkey Chili, Life is but a Dish 4. Chili, Veggies by Candlelight 5. Lime Chicken Chili, Delightful Made 6. Crockpot Mexican Beer Chili, The Crumby Cupcake   Read More »
  • Grand Opening of Celsius at Bryant Park

    Grand Opening of Celsius at Bryant Park

    Every year during the winter, Bryant Park fills up with amazing restaurants, shops, and an ice skating rink. One of those restaurants is Celsius. This glass enclosed, two story, winter wonderland overlooks the ice skating rink making it the perfect people watching restaurant. They even have an outdoor space filled with heat lamps and chic white couches to create a casual cocktail setting. Recently, they hosted their annual grand opening party so I grabbed my camera and… Read More »
  • Friendsgiving Guest Post for Tiny Prints

    Friendsgiving Guest Post for Tiny Prints

    I cannot believe it's already November! It feels like just yesterday it was August and I was celebrating my birthday! This is when it starts to become the busiest time of the year for me with all of the holiday planning. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays but it can take a lot of work and a lot of prep! To help you all get organized and plan for the upcoming feasts you'll be… Read More »
  • Love List 10/29/14: Halloween Treats

    Love List 10/29/14: Halloween Treats

    Who is excited for Halloween?! Have you picked out what treats you'll be making yet? Hopefully this week's treat filled love list helps inspire you to get crafty in the kitchen this holiday! 1. Butterfinger Fudge, A baJillian Recipes 2. Homemade Almond Joys, Miss Renaissance 3. Frankenstein Cupcake, Your Cup of Cake 4. Candy Corn Meringue Swirls, The Simple Sweet Life 5. Boozy Oreo Cheesecake Bars,  Buttercream Blondie 6. Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls, The Baker Mama     Read More »
  • Stylight Launches in the US

    Stylight Launches in the US

    Recently, I heard news that the amazing online fashion company, Stylight, was launching in the US! My friend Brittany from No Fear of Missing Out and I were lucky enough to secure two spots to their launch party. The party was absolutely amazing and filled with all types of goodies such as sweet heart shaped lollipops and rum filled cocktails. The event was held at the spacious Roots Studio and they brought in the talented… Read More »
  • DIY Halloween Candy Corn Cake

    DIY Halloween Candy Corn Cake

    What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a cake that resembles candy corn! This simple vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream is made a little festive with some food coloring and topped with candy corn pieces. The flavors aren't too complex making it fairly easy to make. The cake recipe I used is also super fluffy making the cake look sky high (I love when cakes come out tall!). Materials: 1 batch of white cake mix (I… Read More »
  • How to Host a Halloween Candy Bash

    How to Host a Halloween Candy Bash

    I love Halloween because it's the one time of year where it's socially acceptable to eat lots of TREATS! Holidays are fun but they can also become stressful when you're the one hosting. For this candy bash, I kept it simple. Here are 5 simple tips to follow if you plan on hosting your own candy bash: 1. Plan Ahead Pinterest is your friend! Make sure you give yourself enough time to go through all those pinboards… Read More »
  • DIY Halloween Treat Pouch

    DIY Halloween Treat Pouch

    Holidays always put me in a crafting mood. I love Halloween because I have a huge sweet tooth. I absolutely love the products that Tiny Prints has to offer and I was lucky enough to have them send me some of their adorable Halloween stickers customized with my own text! I decided to use the stickers for a DIY treat pouch. These little candy pouches only require a few materials and are pretty easy to make. They're… Read More »