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Garden Party: Menu

With spring in full bloom, it felt like the perfect time for a garden party with some of my favorite ladies, complete with beautiful decor and a menu to match. For the occasion, I was thrilled to partner with an online lifestyle favorite, the amazing Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon. Together, we co-hosted a gorgeous outdoor luncheon, with elements of the decor courtesy of One Kings Lane. Joining us: Jessica de Ruiter, Lawren Howell, Liseanne Frankfurt, Nicole Simone, Kristen Caissie, Barrett Prendergast, and the lovely Shiva Rose, who was kind enough to offer her tranquil backyard as the perfect party setting.


A garden party must-have is a menu as inviting as the surroundings, and for our get-together, one of my favorites made sure that this was the case. Barrett from Valleybrink Road created a delicious seasonal menu perfect for the day, including an amazing Farmers Market Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, savory Avocado Toast with Watermelon Radish and Chive, and for dessert, a scrumptious Nectarine, Peach, and Blueberry Crisp. Needless to say, we enjoyed every bit – I’ve definitely found a few new warm weather favorites. Stay tuned later this week for all of the gorgeous decor details, and be sure to follow Eye Swoon for Athena’s look our event next week! XXJKE