Girls Night InCitrus Style!


All Images – Stefanie Knowlton Photography 


So excited  to share this stylish &

COLORFUL  Girls Night In with you! The

evening wrapped around



everything ‘Simply Citrus’…from the menu  to the 

decor!   Feast your eyes on yummy mandarin  oranges and




lovely lemon  yellows, ALL

of these beautiful images taken by the very  talented



Stefanie Knowlton! Thank you!

Once again, the guest list was beautifully organized by Cindy Sullivan of



Haley’s Cottage. Thank you! Cindy,  even pulled together yummy  & pretty  guest

takeaways (check out the tags!) from the gorgeous Bella Cucina line, she



now carries in-store…a must  taste!

Speaking of tasting,

our GNI evening began with savory





home-made crackers & sips 

of Blood Orange  Dry Soda.



Next came, a signature

lemon cocktail…of course!

Meyer Lemon Thyme Drop anyone?



I set out pretty little table

ideas for the gorgeous gals



AND so much more…

You see, this is simply a tease of  ‘Simply Citrus’.

OKAY, ready?  Here’s the BIG announcement(s)!

Girls Night In is…(drum roll, please)

going on location!!  AND in more ways than one!

First, I’ll be taking Girls Night In  to 

Metropolitan Market in Kirkland, Washington, on

June 13th!

Guys are welcome too :)  So excited! Look for the poster soon at 

Haley’s Cottage and the event will be on the Met Market website calendar soon!

On the 13th,  I will be making and finally  sharing

my Crab Bisque  recipe! Metropolitan Market  will have the

recipe  printed up for you and we’ll be

handing out samples.  I’ll pull together some

pretty tablescape ideas at my little KIOSK

 kitchen. Totally decorating it! I hope the little

chandelier doesn’t put them over

the edge!? There will be in-store tasting tours  and

much MORE!  I hope you can join us from 4 to 7 pm.

 We have another  unbelievable GNI location in the

works this summer TOO. Can’t wait to reveal that!

And now for the second BIG announcement…

I am honored and thrilled  to share that I will be a 

contributer for the uber popular LIFESTYLE  guide:

Today’s Nest !

Check it out!

I’m a huge  fan of Sam Henderson & company. He is debuting

a  brand new  website soon! AND one of my first

posts will be…

Girls Night In ~ Citrus Style , where

I’ll share all of the highlights of our gorgeous  GNI evening.

There are SO many beautiful images!

Thank you Sam, truly. What a cool opportunity!

Whew…I don’t know if I can take anymore  excitement!

Thank you so much for visiting my 

little blog!  I am very grateful. And a huge thank you once again  to:

Cindy & Stefanie AND the ladies who joined us for 

Girls Night In with Monica.

Thank you to my sisters, Linda and Carol for all of their help. Thank you to Dana,

Natalie &  Brandee.

Girls Night In!