diy

Cocktail: Passion Fruit Margarita.

For me, one of the most wonderful things about food and flavors is how they can evoke such strong memories. Pimento cheese makes me think of Charleston, an amazing cheese plate triggers memories of Paris and Monte Carlo, and a really great cacio e pepe makes me think of sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Rome. Whenever I go to Tulum (I say that as if I’ve been more than twice), an absolute must is the passion fruit margarita at…

Cocktail: Bacon Infused Old Fashioned.

So, if you follow me on Snapchat (I’m grace.atwood) you know I’ve been all about getting a little more domestic. I’m so proud of myself. I’ve gone from being the queen of Seamless to cooking all the time and I love it so much. A few weeks ago, I made bacon jam (recipe here!) and afterward, I had all this bacon grease left over. So I decided to try something I’d heard about… bacon-infused bourbon.

Recipe: Bacon Jam.

Let’s talk about bacon. I love bacon. A LOT. I could eat it with every meal if it were healthy, but alas it is not, so I do not. A few weeks ago I had the yummiest dinner at The Wren (seriously — go — if only for the spiked hot cider!) We saw that bacon jam was on the menu and I was instantly curious about what exactly bacon jam was. And oh my — it was mind blowing.

DIY Jeweled Headband.

My friend Felicia (from This That Beauty) has the most beautiful headband. It looks like jewelry. I think it’s from Jennifer Behr. Seeing her out and about at one of many holiday parties inspired me… and made me think. You can toss your hair in a messy bun and still look amazing with a headband like that. So, I set out to make my own. And as luck would have it, it was rather easy…

DIY: Felt & Gemstone Earrings.

These earrings are a favorite DIY because they are so incredibly easy to make (and so pretty!) I was inspired by Suzanna Dai’s designs when I made them (check out her stuff here) and while my version is certainly not as elaborate, they turned out really sparkly + fun. I …

DIY: Crystal Loafers.

Loafers, loafers, and more loafers. I’m loving the loafer trend for Fall (though I hate calling it a trend because loafers are more of a classic item… they never go out of style.) The best way to spruce up a classic? Just add sparkle! I made mine in (winter?) white, …