Outdoor Summer Entertaining

Individual charcuterie boards are fun for small outdoor parties OUTDOOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING Tips to Host Your Guests 2021 Style The global pandemic brought an entirely new appreciation for the simple things in life. Time spent outdoors. Good food. Friendships. And the ability to host loved…

Beach Weddings on Florida’s Emerald Coast

The most beautiful beach weddings are the simplest ones, let the water, sand and sky be your best backdrop BEACH WEDDINGS ON FLORIDA’S EMERALD COAST Coastal destination weddings Take inspiration from nature for your theme, colors I’ve photographed many beach weddings during six seasons of…

Burns Night Winter Dinner Celebration

Burns Night is a historic Scottish dinner celebration that can be adapted to a cozy, romantic dinner on a dark chilly winter night BURNS NIGHT Romantic Scottish Dinner Celebration I had never heard of Burns Night until reading a chapter in a European book featuring…

Cooking Class: Five Elegant Hors d’oeuvres

Chef Patrick Whetstone expertly demonstrated elegant hors d’ oeuvres for the community cooking class Thick cut candied bbq rubbed bacon topped with garlic sauteed shrimp and fresh minced chives Beautiful bite sized purple potato salad bites stuffed with mustard aioli, hard boiled egg, bacon bits…

Grill Review: Charbroil® Portable Electric TRU-Infrared™

I was a little skeptical about an electric grill until I tried the food cooked on our CharBroil® TRU-infrared™ grill and now I’m an enthusiast. Electric Infrared Grill Review Grilling meat, fish, vegetables and poultry is a favorite activity of many snowbirds, including my husband.…

100+ Easy, Simple Snowbird Menu Ideas

Flatbread pizza with fresh mozzarella, pesto, garlic infused olive oil and roasted chicken 100+ Snowbird Menu Ideas   Snowbird menu ideas for 100+ easy, simple, go-to breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that are designed to be flexible, using hardworking basic ingredients without requiring special gadgets…

Find the Best of the Best with Social Media

Fonville Press and Alys Beach, Florida were a 2019 destination thanks to social media Find the Best of the Best with Social Media Impact of Social Media on Snowbird Communities Social media is defined as the specific ability to share opinions, photos, places, events and…

How to: Ice Bowl Centerpiece

Ice bowls are fun for all ages and abilities, and fleetingly beautiful centerpieces for any social gathering   Snowbird Style Entertaining How to Make an Ice Bowl Centerpiece Pink hyacinths, grape hyacinths and yellow daffodils Ice bowls are a festive way to make a big…

Four Classic Holiday Beverages

The beautiful Champagne Poinsettia is lighter, easy to make and perfect for a festive holiday party or brunch Snowbird Style Four Classic Holiday Beverages Snowbird holidays, whether in your Northern or Southern home, are extra special with the following four classic holiday beverages. Nothing says…

Snowbird Holiday Decor

  Snowbird Holiday Decor High Impact, Space Saving Decorations for Your Snowbird Home Snowbirds are notorious for lacking storage space in their warm climate homes, not only for everyday items, but especially for limited use Christmas and holiday decorations. Savvy snowbirds who are away for…