Steaks on the Grill in Winter

In five hours we put together a lovely at home birthday dinner.
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Personal Shopping in London

We were dressed for the day; shopping, lunch, theatre, dinner.
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White Denim in January

A white tee or bodysuit paired with white denim is an easy base layer for January. Add a favorite knit or leather and presto, you are dressed.
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Small Notes

I can always count on Ina for dinner. Her recipe for Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic can come together beautifully in less than an hour.
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Toast

Today, January 8th, I finally took down ALL of the holiday lights, two days after I had promised myself it would be done. I know everything usually takes longer than anticipated, even so, I'm toast, and it's okay.
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Festive Pot Pies

Chicken pot pie with cookie cutter pastry cutouts can be fun and festive.
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Holiday Stewing

Time can stand a bit still when you take a day to prep a slow-braised stew.
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Cocktail Meeting for Twenty

There's nothing like offering to open your home in the first week of December to get the holiday decoration ball rolling. I hung the garland the day before our intimate meeting, but have yet to light the outdoor pots. I try and do a little every day. Slow and steady. And careful on the ladder!
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