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07.19.17

SUMMER DINNER PARTY

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it has been a minute since we’ve hosted a party and it felt so good to celebrate the start of summer with friends in a beautiful setting with some amazing vendors. one of the best parts about hosting is seeing all of the different aspects come together. i never fully know what it’s going to look like because everything is sourced from different places but the end result was stunning and just how i wanted it to be.

the starting point for building the table design, and the party, was the linens by la tavola (we also used their velvet linens for our friendsgiving last year). i mixed the charles linen with pink check napkins and the combo had a fresh, summer, farmhouse feeling. (i’m obsessed with gingham lately) the plates, glasses and silverware were all by casa de perrin who we use often and totally trust. we hosted it at the light lab which is a great east side space that was totally transformed by three of my friends and has killer style and versatility. just enough color, high ceilings, cement floors, big plush rugs and a gorgeous kitchen!

summer dinner party | designlovefest

joanie and i. pretty much my wife 🙂

summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest
summer dinner party | designlovefest

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07.03.13

SUMMER PASTA RECIPE

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well hello there and welcome to the easiest, most satisfying summer pasta recipe around. watch the video below to see how easy & delciious it is. and hopefully you will find some tabletop inspiration in there as well! we found the gold dipped bowl (only $20!) & adorable mara mi patterned napkins at target here and here.

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now, for the recipe…

what you’ll need:

• 16 oz spaghetti
• 10 to 15 fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
• 1 cup of raw pine nuts
• 2 cups of grape tomatoes
• 5 slices of prosciutto
• 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
• 1/3 to 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
• salt and pepper (as much or as little as you want)
• zest of half a lemon

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let’s do prosciutto:

• place the prosciutto on a foil covered baking sheet into a 450 degree oven. leave them in until crisp.
• this will take about 10 minutes, but keep an eye as ovens and prosciutto may vary.
• once it’s done set out to cool to room temp, than crumble into a bowl.

while the prosciutto is cooking:

• bring a large stockpot of water to a boil, then add spaghetti a tablespoon of olive oil.
• cook about ten minutes, remove when still slightly al dente. rinse with warm water in a colander and toss with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. this will prevent it from getting sticky.

you’re almost to the finish line:

• heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
• toss in tomatoes, moving them around the skillet occasionally (remember you don’t want them to burst, so be gentle)
• after about 8 minutes tomatoes should be done, so transfer them safely to a serving bowl
• while the skillet is still hot, brown up those pine nuts.  this will be quick – maybe 3 minutes. these little guys like to burn, so keep’em moving.

bowl it up:
• now grab a bunch of your favorite bowls in varying sizes and then fill each one with a different ingredient.
• for the record that’s…pasta, pine nuts, tomatoes (which should already be in a bowl), chopped basil, crispy prosciutto (this one is already in a bowl, too) and the parmesan cheese.

encourage your guests to dress their pasta with some olive oil, salt pepper and any and all of the fixings they want and then, cause you’re a real gem, offer to top it off with some fresh lemon zest. let’s summer up, people!

photos & recipe by: jen gotch
video by: modshift
art direction by: bri emery
want more food posts? go here!

(This summer inspiration is brought to you by Target. Find more fun and surprises all season long on Target’s #SummerUp Pinterest board.)


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