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Lean into Winter in 425 Magazine

Lean into Winter in 425 Magazine

Image ~ 425 Magazine, Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   We’re brightening up the short winter days and  warming up the cold winter nights in the pages of   Image ~ 425 Magazine, Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   425 Magazine in this FIRST issue of 2017! I’m SO excited to be contributing to each and every  issue as...
It's a HAUTE Holiday Party in 425 Magazine

It’s a HAUTE Holiday Party in 425 Magazine

HAUTE Holiday Wreath Making Party   Image via 425 Magazine Rodrigo Demedeiros  Photo   Bring on the Holiday decorating and Haute Cocoa!!! There is s n o w  in the forecast in my corner of the country and there is nothing like a rich cup of cocoa from scratch to warm you up!   Image via 425...
Earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms with Garden Herbs

Earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms with Garden Herbs

#mhartlifestyle  I call this  Sunday soul food… earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms and fragrant freshly plucked garden parsley and thyme. My garden is packed with parsley right now.  Gotta use it on the daily!     This combo is the perfect Sunday light bite and a page straight out of my childhood.  Back in the day, I...
A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail - Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail – Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

      #mhartlifestyle  Now this is a nightmare of a Halloween CockTALE! Slurp! Oh yes, The Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini drop is SMOKING hot! It’s inspired by the dark  poetry of Edgar Allan himself and it’s a cocktail for ALL the senses. Wisps of chalky white vapors encircle the smoky gray vintage glass. The intoxicating scent...
Summer Sublime in 425 Magazine! Packed with Summer Entertaining Ideas!

Summer Sublime in 425 Magazine! Packed with Summer Entertaining Ideas!

Summer Entertaining – Monica Hart via 425 Magazine – Photos by Rodrigo Demedeiros   It’s summer sublime for sure with this grownup take on a dreamy  sorbet social!  So easy to pull together too! Lots of do-ahead ideas & summer shortcuts!    Summer Entertaining – Monica Hart via 425 Magazine – Photos by Rodrigo Demedeiros...
Rustic Plum & Basil Tart

Rustic Plum & Basil Tart

  Out of the tree of life I just picked me a PLUM! How much do you L O V E  summer stone fruit? I’m talking ripe juicy peaches, nectarines and in this case plums! My mom and dad had a plum tree so this is a slice of nostalgia for me. And really, there’s...
Come Crash my Rhubarb Martini Drop Mini Cocktail Party from the Party Crush Studio!

Come Crash my Rhubarb Martini Drop Mini Cocktail Party from the Party Crush Studio!

  Get a gander at this ruby rhubarb gem of a sip that I’m serving up at my mini cocktail party at the Party Crush Studio!   SLURP :) It’s rhubarb season!  I can remember my mom making yummy strawberry rhubarb crisp! I  just had to come up with a rhubarb recipe…     only I was...
Christmas Cocktail ~ Clemetine & Thyme Margarita

Christmas Cocktail ~ Clemetine & Thyme Margarita

          Oh my darling Clementine is right!  Or should I say   CLEMENTHYME!   Love sweet clementines for the holidays! Especially in a juicy little cocktail!   I don’t often make margaritas for the holidays but this combo spoke to me!               Clementines + Thyme...
Come HOME with me for the Holidays with 425 Magazine!

Come HOME with me for the Holidays with 425 Magazine!

  Brooke Clark Photo   OH Christmas tree! Come HOME  with me for the holidays online with 425 Magazine. From our grand two-story noble fir with more light strings than I can possibly count to my very merry mule   Brooke Clark photo recipe which has  been shared by West Elm {Copper mugs swoon!} and...
Embellished Holiday Champagne

Embellished Holiday Champagne

  HOLIDAY  bubbles  3 ways! ‘Tis the season for toasts and I’m a pushover for bubbles! I mean, the mere pop of the cork makes me g i d d y !  Why not take your bubbles bar  up a notch with three easy & YUMMY Holiday  embellishments!     Yep, we’re gilding the lily...
Persimmon & Spice Moscow Mule Cocktail

Persimmon & Spice Moscow Mule Cocktail

  Mule me! I’m drooling  over this cocktail concoction! It’s SO says FALL to me! It’s my Persimmon & Spice Moscow Mule  served up in gorgeous West Elm copper mugs! Here are the deets:     I’m obsessed  with persimmons right now…the taste, texture and color – Love it ALL and very autumn like! For this little fall cocktail elixir,...
Flavored Ice Cubes ~ Coffee, Cocoa and Star Anise

Flavored Ice Cubes ~ Coffee, Cocoa and Star Anise

    It’s a cool afternoon coffee pick me up! Talking about these delicious Coffee, Cocoa and Star Anise flavored ice cubes. Let’s head over to my coffee station for the easy how-to.     This small corner of our kitchen gets me going each and every day. It holds an eclectic mix of coffee...