What’s better than giving a gift to someone you care about? Giving them two gifts! Tea towels work perfectly for wrapping small items like baked goods, wine, jams and jellies, or even kitchen utensils.
As the daylight hours begin to wane at this time of year, my preference for comfort foods hardly goes unnoticed. There is a definite correlation between flipping on the light switches earlier in the evening and my penchant for resorting to cooking up a large pot of turkey chili.
Despite stumbling around the final turn of the 2005 Preakness Stakes, a horse named Afleet Alex regained his footing and miraculously went on to win the race. Every year, his race is replayed on national TV before the live race is run, exemplifying the true heart and determination of a champion.
We’ve taken this classic design, updated the color palette, and included our signature pomegranates for a vintage feel. Our first print set precedence for how we do things around here. Since the beginning we have stayed true to the process of ancient hand block printing practiced in India for over 800 years. Our designs are hand sketched in house and then carved into wooden blocks to be stamped repeatedly onto delicate fabric, then washed, and hung to dry in the sun.
Mother’s Day morning used to start with me having to go back to bed and pretend to be still asleep, ignore sounds of crashing and scents of burning toast, and feign surprise when the kids would come in with a tray. Who would have thought that child #5, Lily, would be a chef in the making, capable of pulling together the most delicious breakfasts in bed. This was an all-time favorite, not least because it included a bellini made with fresh peach juice. Little did she know she was setting the bar very high for herself for each subsequent Mother’s Day.
A true classic, Marylou Whitney (or Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney as she was known back then) was the epitome of the Palm Beach hostess: beautiful, elegant, welcoming, a great cook and a gracious entertainer. Her luncheons and dinner parties were legendary, be they in Saratoga, NY, Lexington, KY or Palm Beach.
All eyes are on asparagus right now (just ask The New York Times and check out their latest recipes) but my favorite is as straightforward as it is delicious. Sometimes, on spring nights when I’m on my own for dinner, I’ll wrap asparagus spears in slices of prosciutto, drizzle them with a little olive oil and cracked pepper and throw them in the toaster oven.
With warmer weather comes warm-weather drinks and among them, lemonade surely takes the (lemon drizzle) cake. No matter the time of day or circumstances, truly nothing tastes better on a hot day than a cool glass of lemonade. Our favorite includes pomegranate juice and seeds, which add just the right amount ofje ne sais quoi.
It’s always around this time of year where we run out of dinner ideas, and cooking feels like even more of a chore. Add to that the fact that few of us are traveling for spring break, and we’ve decided to bring spring break to us: set the table with beachy place settings, pour some fun and fruity cocktails and mocktails, and try a new recipe or two. Read on for some dinner ideas (tiny cocktail umbrellas sold separately) and use your best judgement in terms of quantities. Who has time for measuring ingredients these days!
British designer, writer and personality, India Hicks, is so stylish and creative, her name has become synonymous with gorgeous scenes. From designing her own lines of jewelry and accessories and penning lush coffee table books, to raising five children and working tirelessly on behalf of the people of the Bahamas, it seems there’s nothing Indiacan’t do. So we are thrilled to announce this special event… Family Collection: India Hicks Happily for Pomegranate.