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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Event I photographed for Martha Jefferson a few weeks ago

This event for Martha Jefferson took place at the new Outpatient Center on Pantops.  Dickie Morris did a fabulous job at transforming the reception area into a magnificent reception Hall.  Harvest Moon catering once again provided delectable cuisine and lovely flower arrangements..

dickie morris
dickie morris
havest moon catering
havest moon catering
havest moon catering
havest moon catering
havest moon catering floral design

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Are you looking into having your wedding in Charlottesville?

If you are looking into having your wedding in Charlottesville, check out the Hook this week.  Here is a link to the online magazine in case you cannot find it on the stands. Check out page 28:)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Apple tart, oysters and yogurt..bon appetit!

There are few things I wanted to post.
My new favorite snak: Greek yogurt-honey and crushed walnuts.
 yogurt web

Apple tarts: My boys devoured those, which is why I always make them by 2.
Easy, simple and pure "delice". Puff party sheet (frozen from Pillsbury or Trader joe's), apples mixed with lemon juice and sugar. You can brush the pastry with egg wash to make me pretty and golden. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
 apple tart web
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Do you like oysters? we do. We had an oysters roast the other day and it is so much fun. We used to do it a lot when we lived in Charleston, SC.
oyster raw web
oyster steam web
oster steam2 web

Best 2010 Wedding featured on Charlottesville Wedding blog

I am happy to say that some of my 2010 weddings have been featured on the Charlottesville Wedding BLog part 1 today. Thank you Claire!

newlyweds laughing in the wind
I love those guys!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2010 was fabulous!

 Here are some of my favorite photos from my 2010 weddings.  Thank you to all my wonderful couples who made my job so easy. Because of you, I got the WeddingWire Bride's choice Awards for the 2nd year in a row.

I love what I do, so let's make 2011 even more fabulous!
 couple portraist sepia
bride walking

couple kissing in vines

newly wed exciting UVA Chapel
newly wed dancing
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newlyweds laughing in the wind
newly weds sitting at a cafe table kissing
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I love my French platters

 ... and what was inside was not too bad either.
My mom would call that a "gratin de pates"but I think in the States, it would be called a fancy Mac'n Cheese with mushrooms and spinach.
I am terrible with recipes as I never follow them and rarely (apart from baking) I use measuring instruments.
So here are the ingredients:
Pasta (1/2 lb), bechamel sauce (melt butter, salt+pepper, add flour and thin it with milk to make a creamy sauce), sauteed mushrooms ( 3boxes- I use chanterelles and portobello and whte caps), sauteed baby spinach. Put everything together. Cover with shredded Gruyere and some bread crumbs.
Very satisfying on a cold winter night.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Time to get back to blogging

I think the reason I can give really for this long silence is just pure and simple:needed a break.  I had decided that January will be a month of no obligations. After a super busy past 6 months I thought it was time for relaxation so I took a trip down to Miami to visit with friends. It felt so good to disconnect from the cold winter we've been having here in Virginia ( without snow to top if off). Here
are pics to warm you a little.

 We had a lovely lunch at The Releigh, a hotel in Miami Beach.
 My friends.
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My friend Karine is personal chef in Miami. If you live in the area and need catering for private dinners and small parties, you must contact her here. She offers catering with a French flair, delicacy from Bordeaux, cannelets and many other specialties.