peonies and pinata’s.

My sweetheart had a birthday this month and what better way to celebrate than with a party complete with peonies and pinatas! We had strawberry rhubarb pie, a request of Sir Birthday Boy, instead of the traditional cake. At the flower market I found gorgeous cherry branches and wild strawberries on the stem and decorated the house with them.

What a sweet little arrangement of white peonies, wild strawberries, and beautiful mint. Oh, and yes, that is my favorite Jonathan Adler boob vase.

Pinatas are so fun! I filled this Lion pinata with retro candy that I found at the most wonderful candy shop called, naturally,  The Candy Store.

I believe that every party should have a signature cocktail and even bar-b-que’s call for a martini glass! We served Hemingways, which was the perfect choice for a Spring day.


2 parts gold rum

1 part each luxardo, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice

Shake vigorously, strain in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Sip and repeat.

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