Infusing grandeur into otherwise drab Monday mornings with five things/ideas/events for the week:

I.  The beautiful weather we’re having this week practically begs for margaritas.  Whip up a batch of my take on the Tacolicious passion fruit habanero margarita.  The fusion of sweet and spice makes this cocktail an instant crowd-pleaser.

II.  After several inquiries about my dining room chandelier, I’ve decided to let you in on a secret. The chandelier is less than $220 dollars from Overstock.  Seriously!  And it’s a vast improvement from the hanging light-bulb that preceded it…

III.  While we’re on the topic of dining room decor, I recently picked up two of these 22" boxwood topiary from Restoration Hardware for the pass-throughs between my kitchen and dining area.  The bright crisp aesthetic balances the otherwise conventional space nicely.  The best part: you never have to water them!

IV.  Mark your calendars for the Exploratorium Opening Gala!!  If you haven’t heard, the science museum is moving to it’s brand new home at Pier 15 next month.  The gala is not to be missed - open bar, delicious bites, Tainted Love, and a performance by a surprise band!  Tickets start at $150, and prices go up TOMORROW - so get on it today. 

V.  Yesterday, I went for a run along my favorite stretch of sun-drenched beach on Crissy Field.  I spotted an adorable couple on a date drinking vino out of paper coffee cups from the Warming Hut, while taking in the sunset.  Next weekend, you can find me doing the same!

Have a wonderful week!!  xx tt