Thursday Obsession: TW Food

TW FOOD is one of the best restaurants in the Boston area, but is often overlooked since it is small and tucked on a side street in Cambridge. I went when it first opened a few years ago and went back earlier this month with a few of my favorite friends. It did not disappoint! 

The service is impeccable - warm, welcoming and professional. The space is funky (with exposed brick and high ceilings) and wonderfully cozy with a total of about fifteen tables. 

The chef and owner, Tim Wiechmann, was raised in Massachusetts, but spent many years in Europe. He then worked at Aujourd'hui at the Four Seasons Boston was Head Chef at the stoves of Ten Tables. More recently, he and his wife Bronwyn moved back to Paris. There he had the good fortune of working under Alain Passard of Arpège and Joël Robuchon at his Atelier - whose cuisine he incorporates into his own style.

Tim and his wife, Bronwyn

I worked with the sommelier, Jillian Marini, to pick some wines in advance to taste with my friends. The restaurant had a great selection of wines to pair with your food.

Whether you are looking for an evening out with friends, or planning a special occasion, I encourage you to make a reservation!


Beachside in Malibu

Janette of JANETTE MALLORY INTERIORS recently sent me images of remodel she did at SUNSET RESTAURANT in Malibu, CA. As I love Janette's style and her blog, I couldn't wait to see the photos.

The Sunset is open for brunch and dinner and has a large number of regular (and often celebrity) clientele. After paying a visit to this divine seaside locale, you’re bound to become a regular, too.

The venue is a great example of Janette's work which results in beautiful, contemporary interiors. 

She also sent me images of the weddings on the beach that the Sunset has planned - now I was swooning!

Thanks Janette! I will be sure to put the Sunset on my "must list" when I am next in CA. 


Stylish New Online Mag

I know what you are thinking...do we really need another online magazine? This magazine will quickly be at the top of your list of e-reads. I clapped with joy when I got an email from Shari of LITTLE BLUE DEER that she joined Janelle of ISABELLE AND MAX to launch HOUSE OF FIFTY.

The premiere issue is filled with lots of stylish ideas, but I read it with an eye for entertaining.

How to arrange spring flowers

Or items for the perfect summer meal

Or cap of a meal with a decadent dessert

They even show you how to have a beautifully stocked pantry

Hop over and check it out...you will love it too!


Derby Day Party

Even if you don't live in the South, you can still gather your friends for a Derby Day Party. Start with one of these invites from PAPERLESS POST

Roses in a vintage trophy for the centerpiece

Mint Juleps are a must - RECIPE

Cocktail Napkins for the event can be found HERE

For cocktail nibbles - Toasted Pecans RECIPE

And Baked Brie RECIPE

Ham and Biscuits RECIPE

And a southern classic - Baby Hot Browns RECIPE

A Bib Green Salad with Avocado RECIPE

For dessert - Chocolate Bourbon Pie RECIPE

And Bourbon Truffles RECIPE

Now off to the races! 

Top Image: Park Avenue Potlock


Happy Easter

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now 
and then doesn't hurt! - Lucy Van Pelt

Wishing you, and yours, a very Happy Easter! 


Under the Tuscan Sun

If I had to pick a favorite spot out of all the places I been around the globe, it would be Italy. And if I had to pick one spot in Italy, it would be Tuscany. If you have never been, you need to go at least once! If you want to experience Tuscany at home, then pick up a copy of a book from Frances Mayes.  

Of course, most people know her famous book, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, but two of my other favorites are IN TUSCANY

Some images of Frances' home - Bramasole

And a few recipes from Frances' blog which you can view HERE



Bottom Image: Cook and Click