September 27, 2017

Chef Luke makes Blueberry Coffee Cake

One night this summer we had dinner at our friend Lucy’s house. When we walked in the house smelled DELIGHTFUL…like a cake was baking. Lucy made Blueberry Coffee Cake and we couldn’t get enough. Luke went right up to her *after licking  his plate* and said, “Lucy, could I please have this recipe? I’d like to make your blueberry coffee cake on my show”. She of course said yes and sent this ever so easy to make recipe that we are now obsessed with.

Chef Luke put on his hat and got baking. Though we went a little overboard with the sugar, the cake was so delicious and such a great use of blueberries.

Watch how Chef Luke made Lucy’s Blueberry Coffee Cake here and further below find the recipe that Lucy shared with us.

Jano’s Blueberry Coffee Cake (Brookesville, Maine)

Enjoy!

xx, Seri
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August 14, 2017

How fun is taco Tuesday?!

I’m sure everyone has a go to meal when you have a crowd to feed. Mine is Tacos. So easy right? And during the summer, the fruits and veggies are so fresh. It’s so colorful and delicious!

Truth me told, I use the store bought box. I pick up a pound or two of fresh ground meat to brown up and set bowls of fresh toppings:

sour cream

cheese

pico de gallo

guacamole

Oh and of course….cocktails.

Abby served Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Palomas and they were out of this world.

We had leftover pineapple juice from Abby’s cocktail so we turned that into a pitcher of fruity mocktails for the boys. It was the juice combined with all the citrus we could find in the fridge. Yum! They loved being part of the action.

I had leftover herbs so I put them into a small jar of water and picked flowers from the garden to add a little fun to the table.

Now load up corn or flour tacos and ENJOY! Taco Tuesday Rules.

xx, Seri
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August 10, 2017

The Home Edit for LMP

Many moons ago, I worked in fashion. Back in my fashion days, I met some really awesome people. One girl, Rachel, ended up being a best friend, fast. As Rachel and I got to know each other, I met her friends. One of her friends was named Clea. She was always a chic, cool girl who I enjoyed getting to know.

The years went on and we all got busy with life, kids, careers, etc. Clea moved to Nashville and I hadn’t seen her in years.  I would always ask Rachel about her until one day, I no longer had to ask how she was doing. I could see for myself….

Clea started a business called The Home Edit. I noticed her new venture on Instagram and was immediately drawn in as I too am totally OCD and obsessed with organizing.

The Home Edit is a service where Clea and her partner Joanna, and now team of amazing organizers come into your home and edit your closets for you. They analyze your junk, work with you to purge, shop for containers to sort is all in to and then leave you with a closet full of organized chaos.

When I found out that Clea + Joanna travel all over the country to organize people’s closets I said….come on over girls!

Their team spent one day in our office and when they were done we were in awe of what they had done. They organized our party supplies by type making it so easy to find inventory when we need it and of course labeled each container with their signature calligraphy.

I’m so in love with our closets I never want to touch them again in fear that I may move something out of place.

Thank you Clea, Joanna, Nick & Sumner for spending the day making the LMP office perfectly organized! You guys are amazing.

xx, Seri
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July 9, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Daytime Events

It feels like every weekend I’m running from event to event. My attire for daytime events is so different from my evening wear and people often ask me how I choose my outfits for all the different occasions.

My outfits for daytime events are always comfortable, chic and seasonally fitting. Here are a few of my faves from the popular spring time events that you will often find yourself attending…

Mod Dress: Anthropologie
Peep-Toe Booties: Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry

Ruffle Top: Wilfred
Wide Leg Pants: Madewell
Sunglasses: Warby Parker
Picnic Blanket: Target

Floral Top: Wilfred
Button Shorts: Wilfred
Lace-up Sandals: Revolve Clothing

Day events are always fun and relaxed so your outfits and shoes should follow suit.

xx, Maggie
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June 12, 2017

Best friends, Handbags and Wine

The incredible girls (Kate!) at MZ Wallace recently asked me to participate in the #MZWoman campaign with my best friend, Ali. They invited us into their lofty, Soho office, gave us wine and cheese, had a team to do our hair and make up and sent us home with bags to wear on the trip we were taking together to attend Coachella. Needless to say, it was a fun day.

They asked us to answer some questions and I’m excited to share those with you today, along with my answers and…tell you what you can typically find in my bag…

MZ Wallace: Why is it important to have girlfriends in your life?
Seri: My girlfriends are so important to me because they are always there to listen to the good + the bad. We laugh together, cry together and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. 

MZ Wallace: What is your favorite thing to do with your girlfriends?
Seri: DRINK WINE and talk.

MZ Wallace: What’s your favorite MZ Wallace bag for the work week? For the weekend
Seri: The Crosby Traveler is the best for the work week.  It can hold all my folders and laptop and my favorite part is the cross body strap so I can keep my hands free for coffee and my cell phone.  For the weekend, I love the Paige. It’s small and lightweight but holds a good amount so I can still carry the necessities while out in the evening.
Since this shoot my bag SOLD OUT!  I picked a good one – obvi. More of these types of bags in other fab shapes/sizes are available!

MZ Wallace: How do you balance making time for your girlfriends with your busy career and/or family schedules?
Seri: Time for my girlfriends is a must. It’s never easy to fit everyone and everything into my schedule but I always carve out the time at least once or twice a month so I can catch up with my best gal pals. This sometimes means I have to work later into the night to get everything in a day done but it’s always worth it. The work/life balance is key and that includes family AND friends!

MZ Wallace: If we open your bag up today, what will we find inside?
Seri: CANDY, Hand & Face wipes, My Wallet, MAC Lipstick, my keys, pack of tissues, a pencil, pack of gum, glasses and a phone charger.

Thank you MZ Wallace for inviting me to be a part of this super fun campaign!

xx, Seri
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