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 Find me on INSTAGRAM @MonicaHart1 All Images ~ Stefanie Knowlton Photography      With the luscious scent of lavender perfuming...
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Falling for FALL

Falling for FALL

All photos ~ Rodrigo DeMedeiros Fresh apple cider sips, quench the fall thirst, especially when shaken with a little tequila & lime! It’s my must try, FALL Margarita ~ All you need is a light dusting of cinnamon sugar for the rim and a star anise pod (with that hint of licorice), and you have yourself...
Labor Day Picnic Ideas on KING 5 Seattle

Labor Day Picnic Ideas on KING 5 Seattle

  Say so long, to summer…with an easy, YUMMY, Labor Day picinic! Grab an inflatable buffet bar…and pack it with picnic essentials, like: a cute picnic basket, ice bucket and fresh blooms!      Tuck utentils and salt & pepper packets into fun paper napkins and then  create simple but delicious fresh dishes that will...
Roasted Tomato and Fennel Jam from 425 Magazine

Roasted Tomato and Fennel Jam from 425 Magazine

Roasted, vine-ripened tomato and fennel jam, heaped  on grilled rustic rosemary bread with an undercoating of lemony ricotta…OH, so good! Images Rodrigo DeMedeiros – 425 Magazine Okay, soon, your garden tomatoes will be ripening fast and furious. This crazy good, savory summer jam, will help you make the MOST of that delicious summer crop ....
Barbecue Like a Boss! My Next Level, Summer Grilling Tips in 425 Magazine

Barbecue Like a Boss! My Next Level, Summer Grilling Tips in 425 Magazine

Follow me on Instagram @monicahart1 All images ~ Rodrigo DeMedeiros, 425 Magazine It’s summer barbecue season, people!! Time to gather outdoors and dine alfresco, under the stars. My kickoff to summer feature, in 425 Magazine, is ALL about the thrill of the summer grill. It’s time to take your mad, summer barbecue skills, to the...
Must Try Weekend Cocktail ~ The Hugo in 425 Magazine

Must Try Weekend Cocktail ~ The Hugo in 425 Magazine

All images ~ Rodrigo DeMedeiros – 425 Magazine Hello HUGO! Sipping  into the weekend… with this amazingly refreshing cocktail that seriously satisfies your summertime thirst. It’s said to be, one of  ‘the IT’ drinks in Europe, and purportedly, originated in The Alps. BUT I promise, it plays perfectly, here in the States and beautifully, in...
Memorial Weekend Garden Story

Memorial Weekend Garden Story

    L  o  n  g  Holiday Weekends are made for staycations  and quick but rewarding garden projects! Are you getting your hands dirty in the garden this weekend? Here’s what I’ve been up to.   Project #1 Boxwood Beauties   I added a pair of BIG beautiful round Boxwoods  to our white gravel courtyard. I planted the...
Entertaining at Home Hacienda Style ~ 425 Magazine

Entertaining at Home Hacienda Style ~ 425 Magazine

All images by Rodrigo DeMedeiros via 425 Magazine   Mi casa es su casa!   Soak up this ‘Hacienda’ Style, south of the border Invite, from my May feature in 425 Magazine. Rich texture and tropical flora & flowers create an eye-popping   backdrop, for gorgeous, Spanish style street food – from churros…to chopped salad and...
Dig into my at-Home Power Lunch in 425 Magazine, April!

Dig into my at-Home Power Lunch in 425 Magazine, April!

All images Rodrigo DeMedeiros – 425 Magazine Whether you’re planning a weekend mid-day gathering or workweek, at-home power lunch, this spread is for you. Digging this pinstripes and Panzanella Salad bar.   In the April issue of 425 Magazine, ( < CLICK online! Plus, on newsstands now! ) I set out a beautiful and healthful, ...
Spring Cobbler! Home & Family TV on the Hallmark Channel

Spring Cobbler! Home & Family TV on the Hallmark Channel

It’s Rhubarb Cobbler time! Just returned from Los Angeles, where I had an amazing time on the set of Home & Family TV, baking these yummy individual Rhubarb Cobblers on the Hallmark Channel!   Just look at that magenta color! This dessert, features a flaky biscuit topping and the rhubarb, is sweetened with: brown sugar, orange...
St. Patrick's Day Irish Mule

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Mule

          We’re ALL, a wee  bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.  Loving this f r e s h  spring floral centerpiece for St. Paddy’s,  especially since ALL of these potted plants…can be popped into my garden containers, after the day is done. Ranunculus, Cosmos and geraniums, will brighten up our spring...
CRUSHING Valentine's Day ~ Cover Story 425 Magazine

CRUSHING Valentine’s Day ~ Cover Story 425 Magazine

It’s L O V E at first bite. Talking about the February, Valentine’s cover of 425 Magazine! So honored and hyped to be the “cover girl”  this month with my Valentine’s Day gathering! Thank you 425.   gazine Images: Rodrigo DeMedeiros ~ 425 Magazine   Taking you INSIDE, the cover-story,  where you’ll find everything  you need…for a...
Home Cooking on the Home and Family Show! A behind the scenes look ~

Home Cooking on the Home and Family Show! A behind the scenes look ~

  What a THRILL to be in the kitchen this week, at Home and Family TV  in Los Angeles, cooking with Debbie Matenopoulos, Cameron Mathison and the Home and Family, family! Had a blast  making my quick and delicious, one-skillet Margherita Pizza – your family will love!   Home and Family  films, on the backlot...