Memorial Day Feasting…


If there is one thing you need to know about my family and I, it is that we love to eat. Love it. My parents have a restaurant on Cape Cod {shameless plug: check it out!} We’re big foodies and while I was home over the break we at there twice. Such a treat. But on the last night, we decided to stay in and grill, which turned out to be even better. We made a yummy panzanella salad, cooked up some burgers + dogs {complete with my dad’s ridiculous chili sauce} and basically feasted. To complement all of that food, we had a mini tasting of Gia by Gia Coppola’s new wines… frizzante, pinot noir, and pinot grigio. My favorite was the frizzante {I love my bubbles!} but all three were really delicious, light, + refreshing… perfect for summer!



{This panzanella salad is so yummy + easy to make! Take one cucumber, one yellow and one red pepper, and one tomato, and cut them up. Toss in a light champagne vinaigrette. Β Then separately, cut up a baguette into cubes and toast them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper in a big pan. When you are ready to serve, combine both bowls!}





{I definitely have a new favorite wine for summer!}


Thank you to Gia by Gia Coppola for sponsoring this post.

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  1. jillian:

    yummm so much good food! glad you had a great weekend! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  2. Yum! Looks like a lot of fun!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. Who doesn’t love a good cookout!? And I will have to try that wine soon! yum:)

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  4. I never knew that was your family’s place. I’ve been there with my grandmother and we love it!

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  5. fashionsbit:

    amazing photos!
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  6. We are too! I think we bond over food as families!

    I just checked your parent’s resto, it looks so quaint and coming from Montreal, we are big French food lovers obviously! Love their story too!

    We may visit from Canada!



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  7. Yum! Nothing like some BBQing on Memorial Day! I’ll have to try that wine this summer too πŸ™‚ My family took a trip to Florida for the holiday weekend and had some great food and wine too! It’s not family time without tons of food, right?! πŸ™‚


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  8. how fun! that salad looks amazing. must try. I don’t encourage wasting good wine on sangria… but I made a good recipe for a rose one if you’re interested πŸ™‚

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  9. Hannah:

    Maybe I’m just longing for the days when blogging was a hobby rather than an income producer, but I can’t take it seriously when you rave about products, be it Old Navy clothing or this Gia wine, and then at the bottom I see that it is a sponsored post. Seriously irksome and it makes me question the veracity of your blog’s content.

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    • Grace Atwood:

      Hi Hannah,

      Thanks for your feedback – I read every comment and can see how this may be frustrating. Honestly, I don’t really know what to say to this comment other than that I get approached by tons of brands for sponsorship opportunities and I only choose the ones that are an organic fit and that my readers will genuinely like and benefit from. I feel really lucky that I’m able to get paid to write about brands I really do love and wear.

      Blogging can be expensive to maintain — I pay a professional photographer, have spent a huge amount of money on my site design, and spend hundreds of dollars every month on hosting fees to ensure that the site runs smoothly. I still have my day job, which allows me to be super selective about which sponsors I bring on… but there are definitely hefty bills to be paid.

      I completely get how seeing “sponsored” can rub you the wrong way… but I also think its unfair to just assume that because a post is sponsored, you can’t trust me // or my blog. Anyway, a blog is nothing without its readers — so I appreciate that you took the time to say something… but just wanted to give my point of view!


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