DIY Wood Burned Platter + 5 Charcuterie Board Styling Tips
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DIY Wood Burned Platter + 5 Charcuterie Board Styling Tips

Over the weekend I tackled one of my September intentions- finding a hobby. Saturday afternoon I tried out wood burning, a craft I’ve never done before… or really even thought of. Last month I connected with Johanna, owner of Graze Gourmet, a Chicago based charcuterie/ platter company. She and I contributed to an event a…

The Secret To Having The Best Wine Night

The Secret To Having The Best Wine Night

Phil and I were at a dinner party a few weeks ago and the host shared how he remembers his first bottle of wine. While it was not expensive or of high caliber, to this day he can recall the moment the wine touched his lips and the aroma from the bottle. The moral of his story was not about the power of the alcohol, but rather who we share a bottle with and the experience. I love hearing his stories about previous dinner parties he has hosted, the places he has traveled to for tastings, and everything in-between. After learning about his latest trip to France, the stories reminded me of a shoot Phil and I coordinated a while back for a magazine where we set out to create a moment that could someday be a dinner party story.