Girls' Night In with Monica Hart at Woodinville Lavender

Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart at Woodinville Lavender

Styled and produced by Monica Hart  ~ La Famiglia Design All Images ~ Stefanie Knowlton Photography      With the luscious scent of lavender perfuming the air… Girls Night In...
Girls' Night In with Monica Hart - 'Simply Citrus' and the BIG Announcement(S)

Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart – ‘Simply Citrus’ and the BIG Announcement(S)

Girls Night In ~ Citrus Style!   All Images – Stefanie Knowlton Photography    So excited  to share this stylish & COLORFUL  Girls Night In with you! The evening wrapped around  ...
Autumn Inspirations ~ The Table

Autumn Inspirations ~ The Table

Fall Gathering ~ My fall  picnic with a twist  continues with…The Table. Images ~ Stan McMeekin The twist  is…we’re staying in, for this  fall picnic! Yep, I’m taking our formal  dining room, down  a few notches...
Come Tour Woodinville Lavender

Come Tour Woodinville Lavender

Lavender Fields  ~ Written, produced and photographed by Monica Hart Images ~ Monica Hart  The fragrant valley of  blue, the quaint,    ocher farm house, this could be a   pastoral scene straight out...
Girls Night In No. 3 Mother's Day ~ Party in Progress

Girls Night In No. 3 Mother’s Day ~ Party in Progress

A Sweet Event ~ Okay, we’re picking up right where we left off with our ‘Girls Night In’  Mother’s Day… ~ Images Stefanie Knowlton ~  inspired soiree… with gorgeous Rendezvous...
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Almond & Blueberry Granola

Almond & Blueberry Granola

  L~o~v~e a GOOD toasty, crunchy granola! On a recent family trip to San Francisco, I had the best yogurt &  granola combo at a fun little breakfast/lunch spot. When we returned home I had to try to recreate it! It’s so simple!     My version calls for oats, almonds, blueberries and quinoa!  YES! Quinoa!...
Easy Entertaining Extras * Under the Stars * Cocktail Course

Easy Entertaining Extras * Under the Stars * Cocktail Course

    It was a fun & b~u~s~y weekend!!  Our weekend wound down with a simple but yummy Sunday evening dinner at home on the patio with great friends. Nothin’ fancy…just easy  entertaining and lovely star watching, all beneath the glow of the Super Moon! We kicked things off with a quick cocktail course. To keep it simple, I...
Flavored Olive Oils ~ Sweet Basil

Flavored Olive Oils ~ Sweet Basil

    Simple Dinner Prep  I’m talking about flavored  olive oils! So yummy, so easy and a little drizzle here and there…can truly elevate a summer meal!     This morning I ventured out in the kitchen garden and snipped some of our gorgeous  fresh basil. Very verdant & fragrant! & SWEET!      To...
Cocktail Corner: Lemon & Mint Cooler

Cocktail Corner: Lemon & Mint Cooler

  Summer Sips! While on vacation in Southern Cal we found ourselves in a swanky  little LA rooftop bar! A cool lemonade & mint  cocktail caught my eye and so when we came home … I naturally  had to try and recreate it!    Here’s my take on the Lemon & Mint Cooler ~  ...
Beet It! Roasted Beet & Radish Salad

Beet It! Roasted Beet & Radish Salad

    I could LIVE on this! My Roasted Beet, Radish and Herb Coated Goat Cheese salad! SO simple, SO earthy, SO DIVINE!     Just LOOK at that luscious color!!! #NoFilter!     Ruby red  and gorgeous golden beets   peeled, drizzled with good olive oil, sprinkled with S & P and     ...
Simple Sunday Bliss & Blues ~ Vanity Tray

Simple Sunday Bliss & Blues ~ Vanity Tray

HERS   It has been a whirlwind  summer so far…feeling a little out of control!! So when I found this little blue tray, I thought  it perfect for  organizing my everyday vanity essentials. The master has touches of blue -        So I pulled together some existing blue pieces to play up the...
Girls Night In with Monica Hart Video Reel

Girls Night In with Monica Hart Video Reel

    So I kind of snuck  this one in – on the La Famiglia Design Blog homepage. It’s   the Girls Night In with Monica Hart VIDEO reel on my You Tube Channel. I just sort of went  for it, you know???…going LIVE on the internet via Livestream with our  last  #MonicasGNI event. So fun! LOVED the energy...
#IHart425 Magazine ~ Announcement!

#IHart425 Magazine ~ Announcement!

  Still on cloud 9  over the 425 Magazine summer issue on newsstands and NOW, I hope you’ll keep an eye out for my lifestyle & entertaining  tips in 425 Magazine 2015!   425 Magazine graciously invited me to contribute to all SIX beautiful  issues in 2015!!!    Image ~ www.StudioBPortraits.com OH, MY!  YES, bigger, better parties...
Wild about Lavender! DIY Floral 'Cake' Centerpiece

Wild about Lavender! DIY Floral ‘Cake’ Centerpiece

Stefanie Knowlton Photography   Lavender is at its peak this time of year and what’s not to LOVE about lavender?    Stefanie Knowlton Photography  Miss Melaine of  My Sweet Savannah  fame  and I are still on a lavender infused high…from our visit to   Stefanie Knowlton Photography      the fragrant fields at Woodinville Lavender!   ...
Small Details, Pretty Impact with Wall Flowers, Grad Party & Fresh Start

Small Details, Pretty Impact with Wall Flowers, Grad Party & Fresh Start

  Sometimes it’s the little things….Do you know what I mean? For example, I’m crushing on this pretty glass wall pocket vase filled with     petite pink roses & chartreuse green Lady’s Mantle. {Vase – Haystack Antiques} I placed  the glass pocket just to the right of our white upper kitchen cabinets. Grandma’s worn...
425 Magazine! A Look Inside my Tropical Themed Girls' Night In Party

425 Magazine! A Look Inside my Tropical Themed Girls’ Night In Party

   via 425 Magazine/Studio B Portraits ECSTATIC!  That pretty much sums up my feelings about this 425 Magazine article in the Great Escapes  Summer issue! 425 Magazine generously features a few of my fave go-to  summer entertaining ideas!   via 425 Magazine SO fun, so excited, so grateful for this uber cool opportunity! Thank you 425 Magazine! Loved...
DIY Garden Salad Bar

DIY Garden Salad Bar

  It doesn’t get any fresher  than this! Let’s dish… on our divine DIY portable salad bar!  This little garden beauty is parked right outside our kitchen door and it’s loaded with several tender varieties of lettuce…ALL at my fingertips!     A portable salad bar like this makes it so  simple to pull together a quick...