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Instagram 26 Feb 2020

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ve heard my best advice on entertaining: keep it simple! Have good, simple food and lots of it. If it’s a buffet, make sure what you serve can be made in advance, that “holds” well, and that it’s good at room temperature. And please please have a seating plan and avoid the awkward lurching about for chairs and possible hurt feelings. That takes the pressure off you; and when you’re relaxed, everyone else will be, too. Honey nobody cares if you’ve frozen rose petals into the ice cubes. They are just happy to be there.⁠

Photography @carliestatsky via @marthastewart⁠















#recipe #food52 #entertaining #californiacooking #vegetarian #sexysalad #salad #endive #francesschultz #inagartenrecipe #losolivos #california #winterproduce #feedfeed #grazingtable #charcuterie #entertainingathome #partyfood #eattherainbow #cheeseboard #acolorstory #prettysquares #cheese

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Instagram 26 Feb 2020

I recently stumbled upon @annieuechtritz’s feed and never wanted to leave. An interior designer and antiques aficionado, she is currently restoring a 17th century chateau in Normandy. And she is bringing her followers along for the ride. Head to her account and and see if you don’t start looking at chateaus for sale. Bonne chance, cherie!⁠











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Instagram 23 Feb 2020

Calling seekers and artists! In addition to its history as an ancient pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago may be the most beautiful walk in the world. I’ve always wanted to sketch and paint along the way, and this spring, I will!!!! And Im taking a small group with me, along with a professional artist-instructor. If you are interested in joining us, April 29-May 6, DM me with your email for more info.
#caminodesantiago #camino #artistsworkshop #enpleinair #watercolorsketch #theway #paintingpilgrims

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Instagram 22 Feb 2020

The epic #vidaamericana exhibit at the @whitneymuseum is a revelation of revolution and its impact in art and artists in Mexico and the US, and beyond. Do read Holland Carter’s review in the @nytimes @nytimesopinionart The last piece jn this series is by Jackson Pollock, and you see a direct connection between his work and the powerful Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera among them of course. Also included in the exhibit is the (very respectful) letter Nelson Rockefeller wrote to Rivera asking him to remove the surprise portrait of Lenin he’d painted into the mural commissioned for the then new Rockefeller Center. Diego refused, and the mural was destroyed. It was however recreated in Mexico City, where it remains. A shame, but Im with Mr R on this one.

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Instagram 20 Feb 2020

This masterpiece and many more like it was dreamed up by the amazing floral designer @cultivatedbychristin. Her work, like her talent, is original, unfettered, and abundant. My bestie @rosestoryfarm and I took a workshop with Christin in Scotland two years ago (highly recommend, btw) and have been breathless for her book ever since. Appropriately titled “Culivated”, this treasure is a must-have and must-read for any flower-lover. Head to my link in bio for more!⁠

From Christin: “My goal was two-fold: to give floral design the artistic and literary heft it deserves and to help designers, gardeners, and entrepreneurs think differently and more deeply about their work with flowers. “⁠

#poppies #pinfrog

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Instagram 20 Feb 2020

Chilly weather and gray days have me longing for cozy, and nothing is cozier than Old World cozy with layers of texture, color, history, and art. The comfy tartan chair is your clue that this might be the divine San Francisco apartment of Scot Meacham Wood, which I loved writing about a while back for @housebeautiful. A Ralph Lauren protege-turned-interior designer, Wood’s work bespeaks the chic-aristo-style of Ralph but also bears the indelible stamp of a Renaissance man who follows his heart. Might we all be so exuberantly all-over-the-place and so darn good at it. Head to the #linkinbio for a full tour, and be sure to put “Scot Meacham Wood” in the search bar.⁠

Photography by @thayerandco ⁠
Design by @scotmeachamwood⁠













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Instagram 19 Feb 2020

Endive is in, and this gorgeous simple salad with walnuts, parsley, and blue cheese can be as elegant or as rustic as you like. Note that @chefstephanievalentine, who created this recipe, warns against packaged endive, because what are they hiding? Buy the loose, and the paler the better.

#recipe #food52 #entertaining #californiacooking #vegetarian #sexysalad #salad #endive #francesschultz #inagartenrecipe #losolivos #california #winterproduce

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Instagram 18 Feb 2020

I’m asking myself what I would do or say differently if I always kept this in mind. I have a tendency to be rather, ahem, direct at times, and to be flippant at others. Not good. This will be a good practice for the week. I look forward to your comments.

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Instagram 16 Feb 2020

Ih my gracious was literally driving out of our driveway this morning and THIS arose from our neighbor’s pasture across the road. When I got closer I could see they were loaded up and ready to go, so I stopped to see if they might lift off. The burners fired a few times—they’re loud!—but alas, I had to scuttle along. But was very exciting.
#rancholazaca #hotairballoon #santaynezvalley #foxencanyon #zacaranch #sundaymornings #sundayvibes #upupandaway

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Instagram 15 Feb 2020

One of the things that has brought me so much joy about my latest book has been sharing a little piece of the place we call home. From a peek at the day to day around the ranch, to the people who bring it to life, to the gatherings, tables, and meals inspired by it. Head to my link in bio and come on in. You can also follow the hashtag #rancholazaca















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#acolorstory #thehappynow #travelandleisure #clpicks #southernliving #southerncalifornia #californiacookingandsouthernstyle #californiacookingandsouthernhospitality #francesschultz #stephanievalentine

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Instagram 15 Feb 2020

Feminine, fun, and easier than it looks? Hun you’re playin’ my song.⁠

If you have been following me, you know my fondness for simple florals used en masse to create a simple but stunning effect. So simple in fact, you still have time to put something together for Valentine’s. ⁠

My choice? Cherry blossoms (like this stunning bouquet photographed by @vasiaphotography), pink tulips (grocery store flowers are fine!) , and lots of votive candles for good measure. See the result in my stories, and #happyvalentinesday











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